I have been meaning to write down this post ever since I started blogging! Believe me when I say that everytime I took pictures for the blog I always took a few pictures of this beauty to somehow capture the nuances and amazingness of the colors! I guess the best I could do is right here for you to see, as I cannot hold back the raving any longer! This palette is PERFECTION!
I got this last year around july during the Sephora Friends and Family sale. I had been hunting for a good neutral palette with more of brown toned combination of colors in a small size! I have the Urban Decay Naked palette but somehow other than my wedding, have never used it much. I find it bulky and a bit fragile and do not reach for it that often, besides that huge selection of colors just confuses me to no end!
Edward Bess Prismette Eyeshadow Quad in Cosmic Bliss No. 2 $68 is a perfect combination of a matte cream/beige, a complex olive/brown, a complex taupe/brown and a deep bronze. This palette was love at first sight! The colors are extremely wearable and compliment each other perfectly! It does not look very unique in the pan, but once you swatch or apply the complexity comes through. They are not powdery but the best kind of texture I have seen across MAC, Chanel, Urban Decay and MUFE. The shadows do not lean too warm or too cool, and will work well on a lot of skin tones except very deep. The shimmer in the colors #2, #3, and #4 is very fine and translates as a beautiful sheen on the eyes.
I am so glad I got this! It is perfectly sized, has all the colors I’ll need and comes in a beautiful, luxurious packaging. It has a big mirror and that makes it travel friendly too. It has an additional velvet pouch to house it, and has a double ended brush which,like with most palettes, is never used. The palette shuts itself with a click which most of you will agree is very satisfying!
On Edward Bess’s website, it is described as a palette with a rich prism of multi-dimensional color – True!
I have always read descriptions such as “butter”, “extremely pigmented” etc. for describing eye shadows but never experienced it as much as with this palette! These are truly pigmented, buttery, soft and very easy to blend, in fact I feel like the colors almost blend themselves! Just touch the brush on the pan and onto your lid, a few strokes and done! This is by far the easiest way to do my eyes!
At $68 its a very expensive purchase, but never have I been so pleased and satisfied with a product! Usually palettes have a few colors which are disappointing and are not used, but with this each and every color is good enough to be used alone and excellent when paired with the others! If you are not on a budget and a big neutral palette fan then this could be the end of your search.
I usually use the Color #2 on the lid, Color #4 in the crease and #1 on the brow bone and inner corners of the eye. For a one wash thing I usually go for #2.
I tried to compare the colors from the palette with other MAC eye shadows, and as you can see they are all very different. I am not very pleased with the quality of pictures but guys this is the best I could do with my camera!
Now for the interesting part! We have a pretty good drugstore dupe for this in the form of Revlon’s Naturally Glamorous palette! This palette interestingly has all the colors from the EB palette plus an extra black color! The textures and quality is of course very very different but if you are interested in the colors and can manage with a slightly inferior pigmentation then save yourselves some money and get the Revlon one! I have both and I can tell you, they are both lovely!
This was my first purchase from Edward Bess but certainly is not going to be the last! I am extremely intrigued by this brand and would love to try other products from them!
Have you tried any thing from Edward Bess? Let me know if there is anything I can look into! :-)
Thanks so much for reading!
P.S: I have quite a few skin care raves coming up on the blog so make sure you check back! :D