Edward Bess Ultra-Luminous Eye Shadow in Dusk – Swatches and Review

This is the third and final installment in my reviews of the Edward Bess Ultra-Luminous eye shadows in my collection. I have reviewed Escape and Intimate already. As with the other shades in this line, Dusk is a staple colour offering beautiful pigment, blendability and a sophisticated shimmer that is never too much. Dusk is a dark greyed brown with a hint of khaki. It looks fabulous paired with Intimate for a simple eye when in a hurry. Another happy Edward Bess addition to my collection!
From the Edward Bess website:
Dress the eyes in luminous color incredibly smooth to the touch. Ultra rich texture adds depth and dimension. Sleek designer compact complete with mirror for touch ups on the go.

Unfortunately the packaging on these eye shadows leaves much to be desired. While I love the classy, slim black compact the quality seems to be lacking. I know I’m not alone in experiencing issues with it. The plastic around the hinges on my Dusk compact crumbled in my hand one day after barely any use and the lid is now completely separated from the base. A shame, but not enough to keep me from enjoying it. Hopefully this will be resolved soon. I’m not sure if the new round pan eye shadows have a better quality packaging but personally I find the square compact more aesthetically pleasing.

Edward Bess can be found at Zuneta who ships internationally.


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  • Hopelessly Devoted To Makeup
    June 27, 2011 at 2:41 AM

    I want this! It’s such a shame about the packaging. I would be so irritated if it crumbled in my hand like that! I hope he does resolve this quality issue soon, his products deserve better I think!

  • Veuve
    June 27, 2011 at 4:43 AM

    The same crumbling happened to me with my EB Nude eyeshadow. But I agree, Dusk and Intimate are beautiful, subtle colors.

  • Zuzu's Petals
    June 27, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    I am really surprised about the original packaging falling apart! PP, I’d send it back and request a replacement. It’s clearly defective, and they should stand by their products. If you get no satisfaction from the store you bought it from (BG? NM?) contact Edward Bess customer service directly, but I think you’ll fare better with the stores. I have contacted EB customer service twice and no one ever bothered to respond.

    You bought this recently, yes? Does the bottom say made in US and/or Italy or Made in Taiwan? I was one of the few complaining about the new Taiwanese packaging, but I’ve had my three US-made EB eyeshadows for almost 2 years, and I’ve experienced no issues with the square compacts disintegrating. If and when I do, Mr. Bess and I will be getting a divorce.

    I do love Intimate and Dusk, but I am rapidly falling out of love with this brand. First the new, flimsier packaging, and then they did something to the lip gloss that makes it nigh intolerable to wear. It’s really a shame, but I refuse to spend luxury prices on substandard packaging. It doesn’t matter how nice the stuff is inside if the container falls apart.

    You must be disappointed. 🙁

  • PerilouslyPale
    June 27, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Jenn his products absolutely deserve better packaging. It’s sad to say but I won’t buy something just for the packaging but packaging I don’t like or poor quality will KEEP me from buying something again.

    Veuve that’s too bad. Do you have the option of exchanging it?

    Zuzu I swapped for this eyeshadow in almost new condition so I’m unable to return/exchange it. It is a made in US compact. I may be starting to share your sentimate. I was really disappointed in the lip gloss I bought and the new square packaging on the lipsticks drives me crazy. It is so large and bulky. I much preferred the original lipstick casing.
    It is disappointing but the lid stays on if it’s not moved around so as long as I don’t travel with it (and I never go anywhere lol)it should be OK 😉


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