The reason I was at the Edward Bess counter in Bergdorf Goodman was to try the cream blush, Compact Rouge, but it was the last week of January and the little pink wonder was sold out (it's back in stock now and I must do something about it). The SA took a look at my pale wintery face and brought out the Ultra Luminous Bronzer in the lighter shade, Daydream, and expertly retouched my makeup with it- first as an almost blush that looked subtle yet fresh, and then added a little more to all the spots that would get sunkissed if I'd have allowed it.
Edward Bess' bronzer is surprisingly free of any traces of orange. It's not pink, either, so I was surprised to see it also work as a light blush. It's the color of a slightly tan skin and looks very natural- there are no visible shimmer particles, but there is a slight golden glow effect. The SA was wearing quite a bit of it- the color intensity is buildable- so her peachy complexion looked fresh and healthy. I tend to use less, especially in the winter or right now when having a cold has drained every bit of color from my face, but even so, the warm touch of Daydream is perfect.
The texture of the Ultra Luminous Bronzer, just like every Edward Bess product, is the silkiest and finest you can find. I usually use it with Edward's excellent Face Brush (in the first photo, sold separately), but I've tried it with various bronzer and blush brushes from other brands and it works very well.
Bottom line: Another example of Edward Bess' aesthetics and commitment to quality.
Edward Bess Ultra Luminous Bronzer ($48) is available exclusively from Bergdorf Goodman, where I bought it (in-store only), and edwardbess.com.
All photos are mine. Let's keep it that way.