Venturing into Edward Bess with Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad!

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss smokey eye EOTD

Oh Edward Bess, we meet at last! The relatively new brand has achieved a cult status and quite a legendary reputation. After reading so many positive reviews (especially on The Beauty Look Book and Café Makeup), I picked up Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad (68 USD/56 euros) on Zuneta.

Edward Bess quad packaging

Edward Bess Prismette Eyeshadow Quad comes in sleek black packaging with a velvet pouch. The compact isn’t too hefty, but nor does it feel like cheap plastic. The quad contains 7 grams (0.25 oz) of product, which is rather generous.

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss

All three Edward Bess Primsette Eyeshadow Quads (the other two are called Sun and Stars and Over the Moon) contain the same base shade, so actually they are more like trios than quads. The enclosed applicator has a brush end and a sponge end.

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss closeup

Cosmic Bliss contains a matte off-white/light beige base shade, a light fawn/taupe with satin finish, a mid-tone neutral brown with a pinch of gray mixed in, and a mid-to-dark rich brown with a copper sheen. All four shades are smooth, pigmented, and extremely blendable. I actually like to use the base shade all over my lids. It disappears into my skin, creates an even canvas for the eyeshadows, and makes blending even easier. It also makes the eyeshadows a bit more subdued. If you want all the shimmer and sheen to stand out, you might not want to use the base all over.

Here is the swatch:

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss swatch

I’m holding the compact in my hand so you can see roughly how big it is:

Edward Bess quad hand scale

I did two looks with Cosmic Bliss. The first one is what I wear with the new Dior Addict Glosses. I used the base shade all over my lids, the lightest taupe to my socket line, the mid-tone brown on my main lid, and the darkest shade in my outer v:

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss smokey eye FOTD


Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss smokey eye

For the second look, I used the lightest taupe on the inner half, mid-tone brown on the outer half, and the darkest shade in my outer v:

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss FOTD


Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss EOTD

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss review

You can definitely make it more dramatic by skipping the base shade and using the darkest shade all over the lid. It’s a quad that’s hard to use wrong!

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss label

The only slight complaint I have about Cosmic Bliss is that the powder is so fine that brushes seem to kick more loose than necessary. The shades don’t produce any fallout or look powdery on, but your regular MAC brushes might disturb more powder. When I tried it with my Le Métier de Beauté Eye Shadow Brush however, it was just fine. Just remember the softer your brushes are, the less powder excess there will be!

Bottom line: Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad packs four wearable neutral shades that might not be as dupable as you might think. The quality is magnificent, and virtually no color placement could go wrong with it. I personally appreciate it a lot because it doesn’t lean too warm or cool, and for me this is a modern take on neutrals!

Have you heard of Edward Bess or tried anything from the brand? I might try a lipstick next, since this is what made their name!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

PS: Outside of North America, Edward Bess can be found on Zuneta. Until midnight of March 11th, you can get 15 pounds off on orders above 50 with code SPRING (which means this quad will cost around 40 euros instead)!

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  • L

    isn’t the quality just amazing?! :) and the packaging is perfect simple yet still luxurious. you should try out their blusher when you get the chance i prefer the cream over the powder because its gives a pretty dewy natural glow but both are winners in my book^^

    • Sunny

      OOO thanks so much girly! I’ll definitely look into those!

  • beauties

    those colours are perfect for everyone I think :)

    • Sunny

      Yup! Definitely very universally-flattering!

  • Teri

    Looking absolutely amazing Sunny! I might want to try this soon, I love the colours already!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Teri! I bet it’ll look great on you!

  • Marla

    The Edward Bess line is fabulous. I absolutely love their bronzer.

    • Sunny

      Thanks for the recommendation, Marla! I’ll definitely look into the bronzers!

  • Meryl @ Memoiselle

    Oh my Edward Bess! I always heard good things about this line. Many ladies recommend me to try the quad royale too. I need to get something from this line soon :)

    • Sunny

      Haha someone is excited! I’m glad this is my first piece because my experience is quite positive!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Looking fresh and fabulous again, Sunny. Neutrals and basics usually don’t get me all excited, but I have to admit that this palette looks very good.

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks so much, girl! I like how it’s not obviously warm-toned. It just feels much more modern that way (for some strange reason)!

  • Taylor

    Ooh Edward Bess. I love this quad. I’m not sure I like that the same base shade is in each quad. I’ve have Been wanting to try EB for a long time! The shadows looks gorgeous on you Sunny :-)

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much, Taylor! I think the fact that every quad contains the same base shade will probably put me off collecting all of them. I can see the logic behind it, but I would ideally prefer a lighter color that I can highlight my inner corners with.

  • Chris

    Sunny this everyday quad looks gorgeous on you! :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much, Chris! I think the shades are universally-flattering because they don’t seem too cool/warm!

  • Larie

    I tried some Edward Bess products a while ago (highlighter, bronzer) but wasn’t impressed, so I returned it all. Haven’t looked back, though I know a lot of people rave about it.

    • Sunny

      Aww too bad they didn’t work for you! I haven’t tried any face products from the brand yet. I think I’ll observe a little more before I take the plunge!

  • Tiffany

    Gorgeous, Sunny! This looks like such a versatile palette. As far as the kicking up excess loose powder with your brush, I have the same problem with my LORAC Pro Palette shadows :-/ Luckily, no fallout though like these ones! I really want to try out more from Edward Bess. All I have from the brand is a lipstick. You should definitely give them a try sometime!

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much, Tiffany! I’ll definitely check those out next!

  • Rainy Days & Lattes

    EB sounds like a very high end cult brand :p I was debating to get the lip gloss palette they had during the holidays but it was a $75.00 investment which I was really hesitant about :p
    This palette looks versatile and def something I would love to own as many of your products make me feel! :p

    • Sunny

      Haha yeah, EB is right there with LMdB, Hourglass, and the like! You can definitely go pretty crazy with this one too. Hurrah for versatility!

  • Tina @ My Highest Self

    Pretty shades! I tend to just use my finger to press on the color with super soft shadows. Then I can use my brush to blend it out. That way I don’t lose all the shadow everywhere!

    • Sunny

      Oh that’s smart! I should try that next time!

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Oooooh you got it!! I’ve been wanting this palette since reading about it on Best Thing in Beauty!! Glad to hear it’s every bit as amazing as I had hoped/heard it was! This will definitely be mine sometime in the near future! 😀

    • Sunny

      Yess I got it! I think it’s right up your alley too!

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    Oh, Sunny WHY you tempt me haha? :) This looks like the PERFECT neutral palette! I only have Edward Bess cheek products-a bronzer and one of those face sculpting powders. These shadows look really awesome! Sigh…. :)

    • Sunny

      LOL sorry Tracy! I guess I picked a good first piece to play with 😉

  • Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    I’ve been reading about the EB palette and here you are, writing about it! Looks great, the neutrals… my first loves :-) It’s a good thing I banned myself, Sunny. It’s very tempting. Haha!

    • Sunny

      Haha you can still grab it once your no-buy is over!

  • JoanneP

    YAY!! I ADORE Edward Bess. I haven’t tried his new eyeshadow palettes mostly because I have all of his single eyeshadows. While the palettes aren’t exactly dupable, I feel overwhelmed with more neutrals in my stash hehehe. I would also highly recommend his eyeshadow trios, compact rouge in Love Affair, both all over seductions (I swear by both), his soft orchid blush, and his lipsticks. Those are things that I have. And I also heard his concealers and lip liner are superb but haven’t tried.

    • Sunny

      Oh wow you have ALL of them? Amazing! Thanks for all the recommendations, Joanne! Now I have to look into all of them!

  • Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

    I haven’t tried this brand. That’s interesting that the same base color is included in all the quads, I’m not sure how I feel about that. It makes sense if you have light-medium skintone and will be using it as a base shadow, as I can see that you may go through it quicker than the other shades, but for darker skintones… I mean, how many light matte highlight shades do you need? Anyway I LOVE neutrals and I really get what you mean about these shades being not as dupable as they first appear.. I don’t have anything quite like any of them, except the first shade.

    • Sunny

      Yeah I know what you mean. I really do enjoy the base shade, but it does make me think twice about getting their other quads. I like the modern vibe of this one. I used to reach for VERY warm neutrals but nowadays I prefer to stay neutral or even a bit cooler-toned!

  • Dovey

    Hi Sunny,

    Cosmic Bliss looks like a beautiful natural quad— I like how the warmth of the colors wear on you :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks Dovey, it really is! You should check these quads out!

  • Beauty Box

    The design and the quality of these Edward Bess shadows remind me of the old Esprique Precious eyeshadow quads which had a similar quilt-print and they had the same shimmery quality. :) These look very lovely. Appeals to my neutral heart 😉

    • Sunny

      Haha yeah I have a soft spot for neutrals as well!

  • Danielle

    Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous on you! I have tried quite a few things from the Edward Bess line and haven’t been disappointed yet!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Danielle! I’ll have to check out your collection and see what to put on my wish list!

  • Strawberry Blonde

    Oh I’ve been wanting to try E Bess forever, esp the bronzer & powder! These colours are just beautiful on you & complement your skintone perfectly. Love!

    Nic x

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much, Nic! From what I heard most of the products are worth a try, so my wish list is just getting longer and longer now!

  • MarciaF (beauty info zone)

    While this looks great on you, I’m sorry I bought it. It looked so gorgeous before I started using it and now it just feels dull on me. I wish it had the vibrancy that it had before the sheen wore away. I bought another one of the quads but returned it unused after my experience with Cosmic Bliss.

    • Sunny

      Aww I’m so sorry to hear that, Marcia! Cosmic Bliss has a satin finish, but I haven’t noticed the sheen fading on me. I don’t think I’ll purchase another quad soon, but I do use this one very often!