Edward Bess South of France Quad Royale 01 – Swatches, Pics, Review

I think I had seen some reviews of the Edward Quad Royale in South of France but it wasn’t until I read Cafe Makeup’s post on her Edward Bess experience at Bergdorf Goodman that I really paid attention. I think because the majority of reviews I had seen for the Quad Royale palettes were for the darker, warmer variations Monte Carlo and Summer in Capri I was under the misguided perception they were too dark for me.

I am so glad I decided to order South of France from Zuneta. It is so unbelievable gorgeous and chic!

The top left shade is a pretty, softly shimmering peach beige. Top right is a gorgeous soft pink sharing the same soft shimmer. The bottom right shade a more nude beige with the same subtle glow. Bottom left a mauve pink with a slightly iridescent golden glow. Both bottom shades are richly pigmented while the top are more on the sheer side. I didn’t really care for the brush as it felt a bit rough on my skin and caused quite the flyaway mess with the powder but I don’t tend to use brushes that come with compacts so that doesn’t really bother me. Actually I wish brands would just stop putting brushes in compacts all together. I would much prefer sleeker, more compact packaging.
Above pics taken in natural light. Below pics in warm direct sunlight.

I have swatched the shades clockwise starting at the top left with all shades used together first on the far left.

I think Visionary Beauty is right about this functioning more as a blush on fair skin. I like that I can stick to just the top two shades to highlight and either the whole palette or just the bottom two shades for a subtle blush. I haven’t tried it out on my eyes yet but I’ll keep you posted on my thoughts if I do.
Available online at Zuneta, Sephora, Neiman Marcus, and Bergdorf Goodman.

Face of the Day with Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Hummingbird and Bejewelled Skylark

I watched a video on YouTube yesterday from Makeup Never Sleeps that mentioned she wanted to see what happened when combining Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Hummingbird, that she’d just received, with Bejewelled Skylark. Well of course I had to try it for myself! Not too shabby.

Face:
Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge in Shade 1
Rouge Bunny Rouge Fine-Spun Light Luminous Skin Wand in Orionis (review to come)
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
Pur 4 in 1 Pressed Mineral Makeup in Light
Soho de Chanel Face Powder as blush
LORAC Perfectly Lit Luminizing Poweder in Luminous

Eyes:
NARS Smudgeproof Eye Primer
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Hummingbird all over lid and crease. Bejewelled Skylark outer v into crease. Combined on lower lashline.
MAC Shroom eye shadow on browbone & inner corner
Rouge Bunny Rouge Feline Gaze Eye Kohl Lola
Annabelle Le Big Show mascara. HOLY CRAP I’m freaking out about this. Review to come!

Lips:
Edward Bess Forever Yours

Don’t forget that Zuneta has a 20% off promo code right now. You can find Rouge Bunny Rouge, Edward Bess and many other fine brands there! 

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Edward Bess All Over Seduction in Sunlight – Swatches and Review

I have had my eye on this product for a very long time. I’m always nervous buying highlighters sight unseen as I’m a bit of a glitterphobe and like my highlighters to be very subtle and not glittery. I’m so happy I finally decided to make the splurge! All Over Seduction in Sunlight ($38 US) is the perfect, natural glow I’ve been dreaming of. There is no sparkle or glitter just a beautiful, luminous sheen. The colour is very neutral and works wonderfully with my pale complexion.  

Create naturally luminous skin for ultimate seduction. 
Exclusive cream finish incredibly smooth to the touch highlights eyes, cheeks and lips. Illuminates the complexion with sheer, natural color.

The love how thin and no fuss the compact is. No extra applicator or anything else to bulk it up.

In a word: perfection.

I purchased this from Zuneta who ships internationally. Edward Bess is also available on Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman online in the US.