Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick
Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick

Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “soft coral.” It’s medium-dark coral-orange with a soft, satiny finish and warm undertones. NARS Lodhi is a shade or so lighter. MAC Style Surge is pinker. Chanel La Ravissante is darker and redder. Dolce & Gabbana Cosmopolitan is darker, redder. MAC Vegas Volt is a smidgen pinker.

The Ultra Slick formula is supposed to be creamy, hydrating, long-wearing, and “[deliver] rich pigment with a satin finish.” Island Blossom is very pigmented–it’s pretty much one-stroke color–that glides on evenly, smoothly, and without tugging on the lips. The consistency is lightly creamy, so it applies easily but doesn’t slide around once applied. It feels lightweight and comfortable to wear, and this particular shade wore for five hours, which is good but a little short of long-wear (based on my averages, which would be closer to six). My lips felt nicely hydrated during and for a couple hours after wear.

Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

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Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick
Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick

Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick
Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick

Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick
Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick

Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick
Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick

Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick
Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick

Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick
Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick

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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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There are a lot of colors like this out that don’t cost $30! I couldn’t hand over that much money for lipstick that isn’t that unique.

Great colour on you Christine, I was waiting for this. So glad you like the formula, now I feel a bit more confident to get it, lol!.I’m seriously loving Edward Bess atm, going on a craze here. Did you tried the new blushes as well? It’s gorgeous! ^^

I have one of Bess’ lipstick–Sundown, which happens to be spot on Asian nude. And the formulation is really good, and to date the only hydrating lipstick I have tried. Too bad I prefer matte finishes, if not I’d definitely buy more in his range.

This colour seems like the coral I hope most would be (more orange instead of pink). I might try it soon.

Christine this is so your shade (and mine too)! I’m getting so excited about it! Can’t wait for it to show up in the mail 🙂 I have Lodhi too and this does remind me of it, but I can’t have too many corals (or can I… haha)!

Wow.. ZERO lip freckle here! lol I like full coverage.. I love this color and always pick it up but somehow I can’t really pull it off. Just don’t like it on me.

Does this formula have the same scent/taste of other EB lipsticks? I have a few, and the scent is listed as “fig”–and I HATE it. I’d try this formula if I knew it didn’t literally stink like the others.

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