Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick Is Creamy Goodness!

Edward Bess Lipstick packaging

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!

Edward Bess Ultra Slick Lipstick packaging

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!

Edward Bess Island Blossom

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

Edward Bess Island Blossom swatch

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:

Edward Bess Secret Affair FOTD

Here I layered some Chanel Envolée Lèvres Scintillantes over a blended-out layer of Island Blossom:

Chanel Blue Bay Stylo Eyeshadow FOTD

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


  • http://www.unprofessionalbeautyblog.com/ The Unprofessional Beauty Blog

    Wow this is gorgeous. I love coral shades, especially this time of the year. I do wish it has a little less orange, then It’ll be perfect for me.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Angela! I know what you mean, but swatch it when you have the chance! I think it’s something that will look different on everyone!

  • http://aucupariabrumalis.wordpress.com/ Claire

    I am eyeing this brand for so long now, the lipsticks got me in first place but I heard so-so and rather negative things about EB so I skipped. But I am still tempted to try a lipstick, they seem to have some nice peachy shades. This one looks right up my alley <3

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Claire, wow that’s heart-breaking! I guess a lot about it is personal preferences though. I hope you’ll give the line a chance and like it!

  • http://twitter.com/Icarias1 Icaria

    You make the texture sound so yummy! I would love to see these in a brick & mortar store to play with them a little. :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Helene, I know! It’d be so nice to get to swatch the whole line-up. I picked Island Blossom because it’s a no-brainer for my skin tone, but if I get to swatch them I might find something else that’s nice. Oh well, maybe one day!

  • Alex_Kay

    Looks lovely and I LOVEEEEE the little prince <3

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Oh yaaaay good to know!!! Same here. I have the book in all three languages that I speak, it’s just that the English version is the prettier one haha

  • http://twitter.com/sara_beauTime Sara

    This color is actually on my wish list for a month, looks very natural on you, almost like your lips but better kind of. Honestly I was expecting something more showing… More orange…

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Sara, I think it’s a skin tone thing to be honest! It looks much brighter and coral on Temptalia. I think something about my skin tone makes it more muted on me!

      • http://twitter.com/sara_beauTime Sara

        Then I should consider once more since every lipstick looks extra bright on me, I think it might be the natural pigmentation of the lips, mine are not that pigmented.

        • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

          Yes, do reconsider! I think that and skin tone play a big role!

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.wordpress.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Yeeehaw, mah first Disqus post at Sunny’s, oh yeah! :-) What a lovely lipstick. The color is subtle, but boy does it look pretty! And your nail polish looks sick, the effect almost looks photoshopped 😀

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha you cracked me up, Melissa! I’m so happy I switched to Disqus! No more nonsense spam comments and you can get an email (depending on your setting) when I reply!

      Bel-Argus and Azure do look super interesting in the distance as well. I swear I didn’t Photoshop the photos LOL

  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com/ Redhotjillypeppers

    That’s a very pretty shade ! I’m not familiar with the brand, though.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jill, I understand. Too bad there’s no counter here! Would be so great to play with everything :)

  • http://procrastinatingpretty.blogspot.com/ TheProcrastinator

    This sort of dusty peach is so nice on you! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a nicer MLBB colour on you!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Oh wow, thanks girly!

  • http://www.pinklavenders.com/ Rainy Days & Lattes

    Beautiful! I know EB has a large following of their lipsticks. I did see at Sephora one of those lip palettes but the reviews were less than stellar. I wonder if the lipsticks just are differently made than on a palette?

    Anyway, you look great!!!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jen, that’s a little surprising! I just checked and read some of the comments. Most of them are about shade selection rather than the formula though. The Ultra Slick Lipstick line does have pretty positive feedback, so maybe start from there?

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    Hahahahaha Sunny. Okay. Count your coral lipsticks for me! 😉

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Oh Larie, I don’t really have the heart to do that LOL

  • Diana

    That is a gorgeous color, looks very natural on you!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks Diana! I thought it’d be more vibrant, but on me it’s rather muted!

  • Sofia Papayapieces

    This is another one of those brands I’ve never seen around here… :(

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww yeah same here. It’s kinda easy to get it online though!

  • http://twitter.com/KrystleKouture Krystle Kouture

    It looks so beautiful with the gloss over it!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Krystle, I don’t normally layer but glosses do add something to lipsticks in many cases!

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    Oh, what a great shade! I’m not particularly drawn to Edward Bess but they seem to have some lovely things in their lineup. :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Liz! From what I’ve picked up it’s a good brand, but I can see how not everyone has the same preferences :)

  • http://twitter.com/BeautyReflectTS BeautyReflections

    OH this sounds REALLY NICE! And HOLY COW does it look AMAZING on you paired with all that blue! YOU ARE SO PRETTY!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks so much, Tracy <3

  • http://twitter.com/TheHappySloths TheHappySloths

    Wow how pretty is that! So understated at the same time too!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, girly! I think it might look more vibrant on a different skin tone, but on me it is rather muted!

  • http://miaka-mylife.blogspot.com/ Ruby Chua

    It almost look like a nude shade on you but doesn’t look wash out.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Ruby, this is definitely more than a nude on me! I think it’ll look more vibrant on a different skin tone, too!

  • VickyM

    This lipsticks looks lovely on you, very natural. I haven´t tried anything since we don´t have the brand here, however if I do happen to see Edward Bess anywhere I would be tempted to at least swatch. :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Vicky, I only find the brand online. I’d go nuts if I get to swatch the line!

  • http://twitter.com/jennlovesbeauty Lifeandlensofbeauty

    i have a fixation for EB lipsticks – their texture and formula is unbeatable!! (at least among my stash)

    • http://twitter.com/jennlovesbeauty Lifeandlensofbeauty

      my fave shades r blush allure and rose demure, secret desire :)

      • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

        Thanks for the recommendations, Jenni! From what I can see the line-up has many very wearable shades!

  • Lily

    This is a great shade for every day wear! Sunny, you look gorgeous in this and even more beautiful in brighter corals, I reckon. They make your face POP!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks so much, Lily! Island Blossom is definitely muted enough for every day!

  • ValleyDoll

    This one looks like the perfect all-year-round shade !

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Eva, I agree! I still associate corals with spring/summer more, but since it’s rather muted on me, I don’t think it’ll look too out of place in winter, either.

  • http://www.nailsandcupcakes.com/ Isabelle

    It looks very pretty on you – very subtle and not at all orangey!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Isabelle! It’s indeed very muted on me!

  • http://twitter.com/lifesentropy Jane Candor

    This looks great on you! Peachy coral but not too over the top. I just purchased this exact lipstick and can’t wait to get it :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Jane! This is actually rather muted on me, but I think it’ll look more vibrant on a different skin tone! Can’t wait to read about what you think!

  • Jacqueline Ma

    My kind of colour Sunny, it looks fab on you.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Jacqueline! I hope you’ll lay your hands on this one at some point!