Monday, January 21, 2013

Back to Basics

Edward Bess is a brand I have only heard of in the past few months, and after being lucky enough to win one of their compact rouges, I was blown away by the quality and very interested in trying more. I decided to pick up his Back to Basic's Palette, and I completely in love with this amazing product.





In this palette there are one cheek and lip colour, one cream highlighter, four eye shadows and two lip glosses. Having both cream and powder products in the same palette has not been a problem so far. The colours included in the palette feel like they were curated specifically to create looks that enhance natural beauty and meld with the natural tones associated with shadows, highlights, blushing cheeks and lips. I love the formula of all of these shades, and the cream products smell like figs, which I adore.



Cheek and Lip Colour swatched heavily and blended, Cream Highlighter swatched heavily and blended

The Cheek and Lip colour formula is so smooth and blend-able, it's one of the best cream blush formulas I have ever tried, and very similar to that of the individual compact rouge. I thought initially that the colour would not suit me but when you sheer it out is a very natural plum/brown colour that is so flattering on my skintone. I will be wearing this one a lot in the winter time!

The Cream Highlighter is the only item in this palette that I dislike. It is much drier in formula, however it still blends out very easily. The only reason I dislike it is because it has quite a glittery finish, and you can see the glitter particles on the skin. As someone who prefers a highlighter with more of a glow or sheen this just isn't my cup of tea.


You can see much see what I am talking about here :)
(Please excuse the foundation on my nose, it looks jacked up here but fine irl haha)


The eye shadows, left to right top to bottom

The eye shadows in this palette are a gorgeous formula. They are such soft shadows yet they do not have a lot of fall out and the colours do not blend away into nothing! What is this magic? They are really great basic shades that can be used to create a basic day look or add more brown to make a smokey eye for the evening.


A basic eye look ;)


The lip glosses top to bottom

These lip glosses give only a hint of colour payoff, however they are smooth and have quite a balmy, moisturizing feeling on the lips. They have a thicker consistency than tubed lip gloss, and they give off a lovely shine. These lip glosses also smell like figs, as with the other cream products in this palette.


The completed look

This palette really does stand up to it's Back to Basics name. Edward Bess's makeup line has really impressed me, these are such fine quality products. It is an outstanding palette in terms of both composition of the shades, however, do you need it? I feel like you would probably already have a lot of similar items to this in your collection, individuality. But it is a great palette to travel with or to even keep in your handbag for touch ups.

Mishelle

32 comments:

  1. Wow, this palette is so pretty! I love the natural look going on there!

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  2. This palette looks awesome! I really like the look you created with it. Where did you find it?

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    1. Sorry lovely, it's from Zuneta http://www.zuneta.com/
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  3. The palette looks beautiful and such a great size for carrying around or traveling with. The only problem I see is that there are creams in with powders, that always ends up a mess for me!

    Bridget
    bridgerydoo.blogspot.com

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    1. I thought that too but it hasn't been a problem for me at all!
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  4. All the shades in this palette appear to be perfectly selected - all lovely and neutral, very flattering! It looks lovely.
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  5. This Edward Bess palette looks lovely - I quite like that there is both powder and cream products available. Unfortunately I haven't tried any EB products before, but I think I have to after reading this lovely post! x

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  6. What a great review! So detailed! Love the eye look you created x

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  7. I have never tried any Edward Bess products but this palette looks lovely!

    Laura
    www.whitewintersblog.com

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  8. SO pretty! Love the look of this palette. Congrats on the win

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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  9. I think I've really only ever seen Edward Bess on your blog and someone else's. It's definitely not a brand that's been on my radar but I've only heard good things about it from you so.. hmm.. what do you recommend from them?

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    1. I have only tried this palette and a cream blush but I love them both, I want to try his lipsticks next!
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  10. Yay! I'm so glad you love it, and the look you did with it is beautiful :)

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  11. oh man...I am itching to try that blush! Does it dry to a powder finish? Or is it still dewy? Is it relatively long lasting?

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    1. It is definitely a more dewy finish. It lasts very well on me, just as long as my powder blushes!
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  12. I've heard so much about Edward Bess but never got around to trying anything! That palette looks amazing though, despite the highlighter. I'm not a fan of glittery highlighters either.

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  13. I think this is perfect for when travelling. xx :) Has a big selection of shades.

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  14. That palette looks really pretty and practical. On another note...isn't it annoying how cream blushes sweat in the Australian heat?

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  15. I haven't heard of this brand before but this palette looks quite practical, having many different products in it! The eyeshadows look pretty, I love their neutral shades :)

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  16. I very much like the idea of the palette but personally I need more kick in the colors! Even with browns I like more dimension so my small lids have more shape! Thanks for reviewing dear!

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  17. Great colors for a neutral contoured look xx

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  18. Looks gorgeous! I've always wanted a palette that can create an entire face look... I only have one palette at the moment, which is the NAKED one!

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  19. Pretty palette! You look radiant and so cute!

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  20. Definitely a great all-in-one basics palette! Very practical. :)

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  21. Wow what a fantastic palette! The lip/cheek color is my favorite! Lovely look xx

    beautybyren.blogspot.com

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  22. The Cheek and Lip colour looks super pretty - I imagine it would get quite a bit of use in autumn/winter :) Love the eye look that you did with the shadows too!

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  23. I love the look! And I agree, I don't like glitter highlighters too :(

    www.chochalistas.blogspot.com

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  24. Hey! I like your sweet blog and your beautiful pictures and gorgeous tips! maybe we can follow each other?
    Kiss Kyra

    www.kyras.de

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  25. these colors look very nice and natural on skin! i love your blog heading :)

    http://ahemitsemme.blogspot.com/

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