Edward Bess • All Over Seduction • Highlighters
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Super duper expensive for the amount of product you get but ahhhhh, it's GORGEOUS!
I have this in Afterglow and it's a complex mix of gold, beige and bronze that works beautifully on warm skin tones. The shimmer is very subtle and the cream had a beautiful texture, light, with a decent amount of slip (it almost melts at skin tempertature) so it blends but easier to control than a liquid luminizer, especially if you're applying it over foundation. I tend to pat and drag it out slightly to blend, rather than rub and a little goes a long way - you only need the barest amount and it lasts well when applied.
The compact is plain black plastic and comes in a little mock suede pouch to help prevent fingerprints. It's really small, great for traveling, not so great as far as value goes but oh well... it IS very lovely and I plan to use it on my wedding day, though I'm not sure if I'll apply it under powder for a subtler look or not... Either way, this doesn't make you look oily or emphasize pores but simply gives an exquisite glow without being frosty, metallic or too obvious.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Edward Bess' highlighter, called Sunlight, is a light champagne color/hue. It is not a golden glow, nor a bronzey glow. However, this particular hue is better suited to fair or pale types, in the Winter. IMO, the golden glow highlighters look more appropriate on tanned skin, a summer time highlighter.
This product is in a teeny tiny compact that measures the size of an eyeshadow! However, it can be applied with a small skunk brush or fingers on your cheekbones, under eyebrow, cupid's bow, etc.
New to highlighters, I had to experiment on application methods! I felt that it was difficult to lift the products by tapping my skunk brush onto the cream. However, it did get transferred successfully onto my cheekbones! I applied "Sunlight" after foundation and was delighted to see the overall effect after applying blush, then Mercier's translucent powder. No bits of sparkle, or glitter with this highlighter!. It looks soooo lovely as the skin eminates a soft, natural glow on your face. It doesn't streak, or look fake, or over-the-top! Frankly, it looks like you came back from a well-rested vacation, with plenty of sleep, sunshine, and relaxation!
I can't judge if the highlighter produced any acne or millea because I only used it for one day! However, if it continues to give a beautiful glow, without any dire consequences, I will continue to enhance my makeup with this little gem! Why I waited so long for highlighter is beyond me! A +++++++
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I was looking for a long time after a highlighter that will give me a subtle natural glow. I hate highlighters that make you look like a disco ball, or even show too much. After reading amazing reviews, I ordered All Over Seduction from Zuneta.com and it was perfect.
I'm extremely pale, with yellowish tones (MAC NC15). Decided to try Sunlight because of its light champagne color and it's great. Much better than other white or pinkish highlighters that are screaming: "highlighter ahead".
I swipe my fingers on it and put it on my cheekbones - it just melts into the skin, making it glow. No glitters, no vulgar sheen. Very delicate and classy glow, to me it reminds of candle light. It looks great at night on foundation, but it also works during the day with nothing under it.
I also love the tiny package, that allows you to carry it around in your bag. even though sticking your fingers all over it is not ideal, but it's a small price to pay for this incredible texture.
Amazing stuff, will definitely repurchase and so should you.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have this in Afterglow and so am glad to add my two scents on the other shade of this product. It looks somewhat dark and muddy in the pan but goes on the skin in a sophisticated golden shimmer. I also played around with Sunlight - it's cooler and probably the best choice for fair-skinned gals whereas whereas Afterglow is warmer and perfect on my medium-dark skin. I also think Afterglow might be what gives J-Lo her famous glow - I understand she's a big fan and long-time supporter of EB. But honestly, I don't think that skin tone alone precludes a person from wearing either of these shades, they do seem to give an entirely different effect and it just depends on what it is you're going for in a highlighter.
As for quality, all in all I agree with the previous two reviewers: this product is lovely. Yes, it does melt on the skin; yes, it does provide a subtle, healthy glow from within; yes, the scent is divine (provided you like scented cosmetics, haha). But that said, I have a hard time giving this product 5 stars because I don't really find myself motivated to use it all that much. After I first bought it, I used it like crazy on my cheeks, forehead, etc. For a time, I also liked applying it to my brow bones just above my eye shadows - it looked classy and healthy all at once. However, when you only have, say, four minutes to do your makeup and get out the door, it becomes clear which products are absolutely essential and which are just, well, nice. I can totally live without Afterglow, tho it's nice to have around to wear from time to time. Perhaps this means that highlighters just aren't my cup of tea; if they *are* your cup of tea, do try All over Seduction in either shade.
Finally, while I did say that I'd buy this product again, it's really more of a hypothetical answer than a realistic one. Hypothetical as in, "Hmm, if I became a gazillionaire tomorrow, I'd pay off my student loans, buy a mansion, that fab Chloe raincoat and, ah, yes, of course, another pan of Edward Bess Afterglow." Sure, when I run out, I'd add it on my "to buy" list behind, I dunno, ten or twenty other products I want. But since this is pretty dang expensive for a teeny, tiny amount of product, I'd have a hard time shelling out the bucks for a second pan.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have this in Sunlight and I really like it. This is a very, VERY subtle highlighter. If you want to look glittery or have a more obvious contrast with your blush or something, this is not a good product to accomplish that. I would say that it provides a nice glow, like you are just born with good skin. If your aim for your makeup that day is you don't want to look like you are wearing makeup, this would be a good thing to add to a very sheer foundation. As for the color itself, Sunlight is a very interesting color. I've noticed that in general, highlighters fall into two categories, the beige-y based ones and the pink based ones. This falls in between, a rarity. I found a few blogs that swatched this very well, so definitely google it because like most of us, you are probably buying from the web and not testing it prior to buying (Edward Bess is only at 2 counters in US, one in NY and one in LA - you have to buy online from Neiman's).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I swear that there used to be reviews on this product. Oh well...maybe they got lost when EB got added to MUA as a new brand. This product currently comes in two colors: Sunlight and Afterglow. I only have this in Sunlight, so that's what I'll be reviewing.
This is a cream highlighter that comes in a little black compact with a pouch. I almost swapped it away because I didn't think it did anything. That's because I was used to other highlighters that actually look like you are wearing a highlighter. I've tried countless numbers of them, HE and drugstore, ones that were supposed to be so finely milled you couldn't even tell you were wearing a highlighter! But...you could. That's why I was so thrown off when I tried this product. It melts into your skin and the shimmer particles are so non-existent that you really can't even tell where you put it except you know because in those areas, your face glows. I applied it to my cheekbones yesterday and I couldn't stop looking at my face in the mirror I was so in awe of myself ;)
The color of Sunlight is a light champagne. Out of all of my highlighters, the color most resembles Lorac's Perfectly Lit Luminizing Powder in Luminous (which used to be my HG), but Sunlight is not quite as heavy on the glow so it's a less obvious and more natural looking highlighter. The EB website says that you can use this on your lips and eyes as well, but I have only applied it with my fingers on my face with and without foundation so I'm not sure how it does on lips or eyes.
For reference, I have very fair cool skin and usually use one of the lightest shades of foundation from any brand. I have very sensitive skin that breaks out easily. This product has not broken me out at all. Also, I have dry patches in winter sometimes and highlighters have a tendency to "highlight" those. All Over Seduction can still be used when I have dry skin and it does not accentuate the dryness.
It costs $38 which I don't think is too expensive since there are lots of mid to high end brands that sell highlighters for more than that. I love this product--my new HG!