Desert Blossom was the second Edward Bess Blush Imperiale I picked. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw the tester, weeks before the blush was out for sale (it was released after Moroccan Rose), and couldn't wait to have it in my hands. While Edward's Moroccan Rose is the perfect"pop of color" blush that wakes up my face, Desert Blossom is the easy go-to shade for a healthy natural glow. It's a light rose that's easy to wear, a breeze to put on (blush brush, face brush, Edward Bess Luxury Brush- anything goes unless you're very fair and need a more careful application) and can be built for a more intense look or kept to a minimum. My swatch was done with just a single swipe of the mini brush from the compact, so you can see it has enough pigment. I've also played with mixing Desert Blossom with a little Moroccan Rose- it worked beautifully.
As always, Edward Bess blushes soft and smooth. The silky texture melts into skin and any base products you have under it. The quality is top notch from the easy application and blending to the staying power- it's there the entire day and doesn't lose its finish or changes the shade. Blush Imperiale isn't shimmery and there are no shiny particles, yet it seems to have an inner radiance. I adore it.
Bottom Line: If you're only going to get one blush this year...
Edward Bess Blush Imperiale ($48) is available from Bergdorf Goodman, select Neiman Marcus locations (also online) and edwardbess.com. In the UK the brand is sold by Zuneta.
All photos are mine.