Edward Bess • Ultra Slick Lipstick in Rose Demure • Lipstick
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Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Blue
Like Demi Buff, Rose Demure didn't work on me. Not because it's too warm, but because although it looks glorious in the tube, it looks chalky on my lips--very light and lacking depth. This is a big disappointment, because Tender Love is one of my favorite lipsticks--the color, texture, scent, and even the packaging. I find the fig scent of Rose Demure strong and cloying, and the new square packaging is bulky and doesn't close as securely as the old, round tube. Sorry, Edward, but this is a loser for me. I will not repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really love two other EB lipsticks (Night Romance and Tender Love). I really am not liking Rose Demure on my lips. It is a lighter mid-toned cool rose. I can carry slightly cool toned colors, but this just makes me look dead. The formula seems to be a bit different with this new release of colors than the older set: less slip and a tiny bit drier. Pretty long lasting on the lips, but does not feel as light and moisturizing as the older colors.
Color choice is personal, so you may love this color on your lips, but I downgrading the packaging really bugs me. The older round tubes (which I think are all being discontinued - not sure though) are much more elegant and in line with the minimal chic esthetics of the range. The package is bulky, big and square, and not in the gleamy elegant Tom Ford way.
Same strong fig scent that is quite strong upon application and lingers... if you are particularly sensitive to perfumed products.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I heard good things about EB lipsticks so I ordered my first lipstick from Zuneta and chose this shade since it looked like a safe color...
It feels moisturizing on the lips and the lasting power is medium, if I want to wear a lipstick that will last I will not chose this one, if I want to wear like the most neutral wearable shade (job interview, etc) this is a good natural shade to wear.
I am extremely disappointed by the packaging which looks like a cheap lego toy... (the square lipsticks) also, I don't understand the price of this particular lipstick, you can get a gorgeous Burberry lipstick for cheaper and you understand the high end price better. When you try to open it, you need two hands and you may kick your neighbour in the process...
The color and texture are ok but I don't think these justify the price tag. For color info, the closest to this lipstick that I can find in my collection is Make Up for Ever Rouge artist in 30 (the Mufe is a tiiiny bit lighter).
I heard Edward Bess telling in his youtube interview that he loves to see a woman open her purse and see his lipstick come out... well... Edward, your lipstick packaging is not very impressive... try again...
I have ordered a few other items and I am trying them at the moment, the good thing is that at my age, it is great to switch to brands like EB because the shades are very soft, easy to wear and natural, but same as for this lipstick, the packaging is cheap, difficult to open (blush, cream blush and highlight to give some examples). I would prefer that the quality of packaging reflects more the actual price tag. Today I think this is not the case.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Rose Demure is a medium, cool-neutral pink lip color. It is less beige than Laura Mercier Pink Champagne, cooler than NARS Dolce Vita, and one full shade lighter than the Fall '09 Forever Yours by Edward Bess. I am overjoyed that Edward Bess finally introduced some lighter colors that are neither overtly warm/nude nor peach, but I am heartbroken that I do not love this color on me. I was hoping for a bit more oomph, but it does not provide enough contrast.
[Note: If you read my review about Blush Allure and Demi Buff, you can skip the rest of this review.] Three new Edward Bess lipsticks were introduced this season, all in the same color family (pink). Continuing from last year's trend of neutral-to-cool colors (Tender Love, Forever Yours, and Night Romance) the new Ultra Slick Lipstick trio--Blush Allure, Demi Buff, and Rose Demure--are also cool/neutral but lighter in intensity than the Fall '09 colors. The lipsticks are still demi-matte with the same wild fig fragrance, but I have not found them to be as slick or moisturizing. Another difference is the packaging. Instead of the sleek, round, metal tube with EDWARD BESS printed up the side, the packaging is now rectangular plastic, nearly twice as thick, and has EB stamped on top. Much bulkier but lighter, the lipstick won't roll off a table top onto the floor, but I prefer the slim heft of the old packaging. In fact, I sincerely hope the round metal tubes are not being phased out because I do not care for this new packaging at all. I would not buy this lipstick again, partly for color, but mostly because of packaging. Thus, I have deducted one lippie for both the cumbersome packaging and the slightly drier, stiffer formulation. I wonder if the new packaging is contributing to the lipstick being less moist than its older sisters. The casing does not snap shut with a reassuring click like the older lipsticks do.
I hate to deduct a single lip or write a less than glowing review because Edward Bess continues to impress me with his well-edited collections. Each color is appropriate for any social situation, his makeup colors are sophisticated and elegant, and the (older) packaging is minimalist in appearance. As someone who prefers a more neutral/natural look, I adore this line and hope the quality does not suffer as his brand becomes more popular.