Edward Bess Secret Desire LipstickEdward Bess Secret Desire Lipstick ($32) is a beautiful, creamy natural peachy-pink. Although it looks rather peach in the tube (almost like Nars Belle De Jour) it's most certainly pink. It's soft, neutral and perfect for every day. Many like describing it as a "my lips but better shade, and for light skin tones it is! For medium -dark skin tones it'd work great as a nude.
I've never tried any other Edward Bess Lipsticks, so I'm not sure if the overall performance of the line can be determined by only one shade, but Secret Desire is very creamy, yet a bit slippery - kind of like a YSL Rouge Volupte, but not as drying and longer-lasting. Secret Desire has medium to opaque coverage and a lustrous finish. Even after several layers, the lipstick still manages to feel thin and so lightweight on my lips. It's an overall fantastic formula.
It has a light, sweet fruity smell which I can smell each time I apply it, which I've read is the scent of wild figs. I absolutely love the smell.
Edward Bess Secret Desire on my lips.
A close-up of my lips (on MAC NC30 skin tone)
To see swatches of the full line-up of the Edward Bess Slick Lipsticks, check out Karlasugar.
The price point is right up there with other luxury brands, but I noticed that several shades are available on eBay and Strawberrynet for a lower price.
- Very silky and creamy
- Applies evenly
- Good pigmentation - medium to full coverage
- Feels smooth on the lips
- Feels featherweight on the lips even after several layers
- Longer lasting than other glossy lipsticks
- Nice packaging - sleek, weighty metal tube
- Although it's a moisturizing formula, for those with frequent dry lips, this might not provide enough moisture for you. Applying a lip balm prior is always a must for me.
- Edward Bess products have to be purchased online (unless you live near the couple of locations in NY and CA) and there aren't many reviews/swatches out there for those who rely on beauty blogs for photos.