Edward Bess – Makeup That Wakes Up

Beautiful natural colors that suit every women, makes up that wakes up, that provides you with that certain glow we all wish for. Recently, I got a request from a dear reader about the products I use for my nude lip colors, here you go: meet EDWARD BESS – of course not without serious hair envy. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Edward Bess would discover his muse early on. With an innate sense of style and attention to detail, Edward has dissected beauty around him for as early as he can remember.

Even as a young boy my mother and three sisters looked to me for beauty advice – a glimpse into my future guiding women to look their best.


At age 15 on a trip to New York City, Edward auditioned for the Professional Performing Arts School to study theater. Edward’s acceptance into the famed Manhattan theater school exposed him to cultural inspirations at every turn. As Edward continued his theater studies, he was approached to consider modeling. At age 18, fully immersed in modeling, Edward moved to work in London. His days were filled with castings and photo shoots as he soaked up the adventure of living abroad. These experiences would further influence and define Edward’s style as he set out to share his vision for women.

The face of beauty would be revolutionized by Edward’s next endeavor. “I decided to create a collection of lip colors that flattered all women – and would never go out of style,” he says. Assembling ten lipsticks and five glosses together in a sleek lacquer box, Edward named his first foray Lip Wardrobe. He debuted his lip colors in 2006 at Bergdorf Goodman, meeting with customers excited for his hand-picked shades. Edward’s talent and passion for beauty was clear – Lip Wardrobe sold out on its debut.


Ultra Slick Lipstick – Tender Love

As word spread, women flocked to meet the 20 year old behind the buzz and have Edward personally select their lip colors. Edward expanded his range and introduced wearable shades for the eyes and face, also unveiling his Black Sea skincare range.

edward_bess1Black Sea Precious Pearl Perfector, 47ml

In 2010 Edward Bess launched at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills, establishing the brand’s pared-down philosophy across the country. The long list of celebrity followers continued to grow. Edward Bess made his international debut in Paris with the launch of his coveted collection at Colette in 2012, satisfying the demand abroad for the brand’s signature edited look.


Defining Lip Liner – Natural

 Today, Edward’s collection has conquered the world of beauty all over the world and I have become a very big fan. His passion for making the world a more beautiful place, one woman at a time, lies at the heart of his “less is more” approach to beauty.

Also available at Osswald Zurich.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Edward Bess

Dior’s Blue Tie F/W 2011 Makeup Collection


„Navy blue is the only color which can ever compete with black” – Christian Dior

Dior is celebrating shades of blue with its F/W 2011 makeup collection „Blue Tie“. The look works so well with the ongoing fashion trend of blue and black colours. The products are available now and definitely among my favourites.


Smoky eyes and nude lips can be achieved with the season’s star product: The palette which contains 4 shimmering and matte colours (to reflect the fabrics used for tuxedos), in shades of grey (Smoking White) or shades of blue (Smoking blue). Each contains a nude gloss, the best finishing touch for smoky eyes, CHF 110.

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Dior also introduces a new range of eyeshadow trios for the perfect smoky eyes look. Each palette contains a base plus  a toning matte and iridescent shade.
The rich colour pigments stay on very well. 
Smoky Black, Smoky Blue, Smoky Nude, Smoky Pink, Smoky Brown, each CHF 68.


Dior Lacke

For all nail polish aficionados, Dior  has two limited edition shades in a deep blue (908 Tuxedo) and a more vibrant cobalt blue (607 Blue Denim), each CHF 37.


Left: 607 Blue Denim – Right: 908 Tuxedo

Dior has launched their new website. To have a look, please click here.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Christian Dior