There's a new addition to the Edward Bess Deep Shine Lip Gloss ($30) collection. Endless Love!
I first saw a swatch on a card sent to me by the fabulous Edward Bess representatives at Bergdorf Goodman, Jennifer Schwartz and Susan Babakhanova. When I wrote last week's installment of the divine experience of receiving the card, calling to chat with Jennifer, and quickly receiving my beautiful new Edward Bess treats, I mentioned that I planned to space out the pleasure of my new makeup by saving a few things for a later day. I saved Endless Love for Labor Day weekend. Some people celebrated the weekend with parties; I celebrated with Endless Love. Sounds racy, doesn't it?
Endless Love is shown in its tube above and swatched directly from its doe-foot applicator at right - pretty in pink. It's a very light, sheer gloss shade, one that will brighten your lip shade if you are wearing lipstick underneath, or will give you a hint of color and lots of moisture if you choose to wear it alone. I call this color baby pink. It's light enough that your own lip color (or lipstick) will determine how it looks on your lips. If I wear it alone, it enhances my lips with a moist pink shine. Despite its very light color on my arm, it has a very pretty pink presence on my lips. I'm reminded of the warm pink glow of early morning light in Charleston.
Deep Shine Lip Gloss has a fruity scent, which surprised me. I would prefer that it didn't. Fortunately, the scent doesn't stick around for long. The gloss texture is heavy, so it clings to my lips and retains its luminous finish for hours. That's a definite plus!
I adore the Edward Bess color collection, and I'm insanely jealous that Los Angeles gals can now see his line in person at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills. The rest of us who don't live close to New York City (or visit often) can rely on Jennifer and Susan to help us select colors. You can reach these fabulous professionals at Bergdorf Goodman at (212) 872-8826. Or you can "fly blind" and order from Edward's Web site. I would take advantage of Susan's and Jennifer's help. They are so sweet!
It's a great time to invest in Edward Bess. Beauty Week is coming up. From September 19-26, Bergdorf Goodman will have an Edward Bess special. If you spend at least $100, you will receive a $25 discount and a free Ultra Slick Lipstick in Eternal Passion, a red shade that's right in style.
Photos by BTiB