When I got the Edward Bess Secret Affair Blush Extraordinaire a while ago, I couldn’t resist trying an Ultra Slick Lipstick (it goes for 32 USD) as well. For those of you who might not have heard the story, it all started out when Edward launched his lip colors. For a brand that has achieved a cult status, I say these lipsticks sound promising! Count me in with Island Blossom, a muted peachy coral!
While I am not entirely satisfied with the packaging of Blush Extraordinaire, the Ultra Slick Lipstick has the classic heft and click of a luxury lipstick. Now that’s what I’m talking about!
Island Blossom is a muted peachy coral on me. It has a fair amount of orange in it, but definitely not as much as for example NARS Lodhi. It has the same candy smell with Blush Extraordinaire. It is not what I would categorize as subtle, but it’s not overwhelming, either.
Left: one pass. Right: built up
If you are looking for a very pigmented cream lipstick formula, Edward Bess Ultra Slick Lipstick might be it. As you can see, Island Blossom is opaque with one pass. The creamy texture glides on easily. It is lightweight but not the type of lipsticks that feels “slippery” on. It lasts for 5 hours on me through drinks and food, and it leaves behind a light stain. I would say it is somehow hydrating too!
You have seen Island Blossom on me here:
Here I layered some Chanel Envolée Lèvres Scintillantes over a blended-out layer of Island Blossom:
Bottom line: Now I know why Edward Bess was capable of starting a following with his lipsticks! Most shades in the Ultra Slick Lipstick range seems easy to wear yet infinitely flattering. Island Blossom will work particularly well for those who have a warmer undertone. It would make a great everyday color for spring/summer, but I don’t think it will be too bright for autumn, either!
Have you tried any of the Edward Bess Ultra Slick Lipsticks? If this is a brand that has been on your radar, what do you think your first purchase will be?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx