Edward Bess • Jet Set Collection • Palettes
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have been using Edwards products for a very long time and I love them all. The Island Escape colors are my favorites and they stay on very well, and my days are very long!
The lip stick and glosses are quite beautiful, and they all work together very well. They have staying power as well and are very moisturizing and pretty for all skin tones. My favorite is Buff with one of the glosses with some pop.
I really love this line and its about all I wear. You can keep things neutral or really go all out with Soft Smoke and a dramatic eye Nude is the best base color I have ever found, and blends beautifully with any of the other colors.
Any way you go with this line, you will look good! Bring it on Edward! Ohlala
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Edward, it breaks my heart to write this review...
I am a big Edward Bess fan, love his lippies, glosses, highlighters, bronzer and single eyeshadows. But Jet Set is nothing short of a hot mess. Let me start at the bottom: The eyeshadow trio. This would disappoint even as a freebie GWP. The textures are chalky, flat, unoriginal. The lightest shade is terribly frosty and not at all flattering. This is shocking to me, I own all of EB's other eyeshadows and they are fantastic. It's like they are from two different brands... so are they? EB's Jet Set items are the only of his products that say they are made in Taiwan. All the others I own (eight lipsticks, five glosses, bronzer, two highlighters and five eyeshadows) are all made in the US. Hmmm...
The lipliner is fine. Sleek packaging and a decent neutral color, but I prefer my MUFE lipliners for their creaminess and durability. The creme blush is the best of the three. It's on par with Becca and Julie Hewett in it's blendability and texture. Never dry or tacky, smells great and not so pigmented that you look like a clown after a small dot of it. Unfortunately, the shade (Island Rose) is too cool for my warm NC 20 coloring. It's pretty for a just-in-from-the-cold flush in winter. And it's moist enough to feel comfortable on the lips. I would definitely buy a more suitable shade if he comes out with additional colors.
Overall, I really do adore Edward Bess products. Even his two brushes (bronzer and eyeshadow) are top of the line. I can only think that changing manufacturers has cost him the quality he is known for. I hope this was a one time only thing, just for producing Jet Set. Even the packaging is a bit less luxe -- the trio is awkward to open and the little suede-like pouches are flimsier than the originals.
Like I said, it breaks my heart to write a poor review, but I have to be honest with my MUA sisters.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I purchased this set at BG during the $25 off sale in December. Overall, I am pleased with this purchase. The eye shadow palette has nice wearable colors (nothing exciting but good neutrals), I LOVE the cream blush (the best part of the set) and the lip liner is decent. The eye shadow palette looks nice with daydream bronzer and any one of EBess's pink lip glosses can be worn over the cream blush which also doubles as a lip color. A nice set for travelling.
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I am a huge Edward Bess fan and own several of his other items, all of which are of the highest quality. This set, however, was an enormous disappointment. The colors are nice, but the packaging caught my attention. My blush pan wasn't glued down properly and when I opened the compact, it flew up in the air at me. I thought it was a fluke until I read the fine print - made in TAIWAN. The lipliner, shadow trio, and blusher are made in Taiwan. And the nylon bag they come in is made in China. I looked at his other lippies, shadows, glosses, they are all made in the USA or Italy. Maybe it's just me, but for $125, I don't expect my makeup to be made in Taiwan. Edward Bess really needs to go back to his original manufacturers. In a nutshell, pass on this set. If you want to try something from his line, I recommend his regular shadows, glosses, mascara, and lipsticks. They are all divine! And I hope he doesn't start to manufacture them in Taiwan as well.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Straight Eyes: Hazel
Although this isn't really a "palette" it was the closest category I could find in order to share my review of this gorgeous new EB collection just released for holiday 2009. The collection comes in a chic, perfectly sized for your purse (flat and small) fine quality black leather trimmed makeup bag. Inside the bag is a beautiful eye shadow trio, Island Escape, with 3 versatile colors that literally go with everything: pale nude shimmer, medium taupey brown and intense deep, matte brown. Also included is a petite, (but actually functional) dual ended shadow brush (not the usual sponge) in a lovely compact with EB's initials on the slim, shiny black case. The compact is as beautiful as the colors! The collection also includes a retractable, self sharpening nude lip pencil that glides on easily, along with a gorgeous deep pink/rose sheer cream lip and cheek color, Island Rose. Jet Set describes this collection perfectly. It's small, elegant, and perfectly designed with everything you need "on the go" but there's just enough room in the great bag to add another product or two if you want (I am adding EB concealer, mascara and one of his lipsticks). This is another Edward Bess 'MUST HAVE' release that's well worth the $125 price tag.
UPDATE: After reading the subsequent less than stellar reviews on this release, I want to add that I am ONLY using this as a travel bag, so I haven't used the prods extensively, just for touch ups. All the same, I haven't had any problems with my particular kit (the colors or the packaging). But, if the quality of the overall line deteriorates (due to using cheaper materials and/or low cost "overseas" labor) that would not bode well for this beloved niche brand's upscale image or its future.