Monday, December 19, 2011

Edward Bess Rose Demure Ultra Slick Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

So now that I've made it clear how much I love Edward Bess lip products, here's another review! Here we have his newly packaged lipstick in Rose Demure. My first impression was that it looked too dark in the tube but it's actually much lighter when on my lips, just as with my Forbidden Flower! The formula is still as creamy, moisturizing and pigmented as before. Every time I smell the EB signature fig scent, I fall more in love with it. How that's possible, I can't even begin to explain. I wore this in one of my recent videos, which you can view here, paired with his French Lace Deep Shine Gloss if you'd like to see it in action. It's my favorite way to wear Rose Demure!

Rose Demure is indeed a 'demure' shade. Looking for a lady-like lipstick that doesn't age your face? This is it. Rose Demure adds a bit of color to my face but it's rather neutral, making it an easy color for me to reach for. It coordinates with all blush shades with the exception of oranges/peaches. Generally, I am not a fan of lipsticks that bring out the mauve in my natural lip color but this is just pink enough that it doesn't scare me off. In that respect, it reminds me of NARS Catfight, though the two colors aren't similar - just the vibe is.

Initially, I wasn't a fan of the revamped packaging. The plastic feels excessively lightweight but it's held up well over my travels and at least there isn't any rubbing against the side of the bullet! I'm very gentle with my lipsticks and have only ever broken one but the former packing of the Ultra Slick lipsticks, in regards to rubbing at least, is probably the worst I've ever encountered. I loved the sleek, round metal tube but the rubbing, wow. The lipstick below is EB's Forbidden Flower, used less than a dozen times. I still love the color but the packaging issue makes me hesitant to use it often. 

As you can see, my Rose Demure is in mint condition. I've used it just as much as I have used Forbidden Flower, so I now prefer the revamped packaging! And unfortunately, I haven't had the time to snap a lip swatch but this is the color swiped once across the back of my hand.

Bottom Line: Rose Demure is an unexpected love. It's is a universally flattering color so give it a try!
Edward Bess Ultra Slick lipsticks can be purchased for $32 through his website, Neiman Marcus, and Bergdorf Goodman.

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