Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Edward Bess Sheer Satin Cream Compact Foundation (03 Nude)

I have several Edward Bess goodies to talk about- new shades of lip colors and his gorgeous blushes. But before we go there I must talk about this little wonder- the Edward Bess Sheer Satin Cream Compact Foundation. I've been using it just about every other day for the last couple of months, especially when I need to get ready quickly. The advantage of this compact foundation is that it already contains a silicone base, which means two things: 1) no need to use a silicone primer underneath, and, 2) application is the easiest thing in the universe.

I admit that when I'm not in a hurry  I like to apply a brightening non-silicone primer (like the ones from Cle de Peau or Shiseido) underneath the Edward Bess foundation, but it's not really necessary. Thanks to the formula my makeup holds for at least 8 hours even without one. I'm just a primer fiend.

I apply the foundation with a sponge- usually slightly damp (the one in the compact is quite decent, by the way). The Sheer Satin foundation gives medium coverage and looks beautifully natural on skin- the finish is flawless, smooth and soft, and since Node #3 is perhaps the most perfect match for my skin I've seen in a while, it looks like I'm just having a good skin day.

Bottom Line: Perfection. As always.

Edward Bess Sheer Satin Cream Compact Foundation ($60) is available from Bergdorf Goodman and select Neiman Marcus locations as well as online.

All photos are mine. Model: Sophie.


  1. Lovely. I've seen these in action and for a compact foundation I was amazed at how easy to apply and non-cakey it was. I'm looking forward to hearing more EB news!
    Jane x

  2. EB has done a wonderful job with this compact foundation that creates the quintessential glowing-with-good-health look. I wear the very lightest shade, "Light", and love it for the perfect neutral shade that it is. So many brands make their very light shades either too yellow or too pink in a misguided attempt to bring color and life to the complexions of us uber light skinned gals. In other words, they treat pale skin as if it were a flaw that needs correcting. Not so Edward. He knows that pale, luminous skin with it's delicate nuances can be as alluring and seductive as the finest pearls. I've been wearing this foundation since it's release this past summer and am still in love with it. Will I buy it again? Definitely!


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