Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Edward Bess Blush Impériale in Desert Blossom - Review, Pictures, Swatches

Edward Bess Blush Impériale in Desert Blossom

I have had this blush for a long while. I think I purchased it well over a year and a half ago.  But for some reason I have not had a chance to write about it.  Perhaps it is because I'm conflicted.  You see. I ADORE Chanel Joues Contraste blushes.  Their domed circles of pure pigment perfection send me into alliterative waves of orgasmic delight. But when I had the opportunity to purchase this Blush Imperiale from Edward Bess, well I was taken aback by how similar it is to my beloved Chanel.
sleek black plastic case with the appropriate heft expected of a high end cosmetic

The blush I purchased is Desert Blossom is a dusty rose, neutral toned matte blush.  The powder is perfectly pleasant and is markedly magnificently milled.  The sheer shade it supplies is stunning. While this Blush Imperiale in Desert Blossom is translucent upon first application, it can be built up for a deeper deposit on your delicate cheek bones.

Edward Bess Blush Impériale in Desert Blossom

See? I'm using too much alliteration!  How can this be?  Alliteration is reserved for Chanel, or so I thought!

So I went to have a brain scan done.  And as the doctors looked over the results with hushed voices and stern looks,  I realized this was more serious than I thought.

You see, in the brain there are several parts. There is the frontal lobe, the parietal lobe, the temporal lobe, the alliteration lobe, the occipital lobe, the limbic system, The song lyrics and movie dialogue lobe, the hypothalamus, the aversion to clowns lobe (sometimes deformed or underdeveloped in people that are clowns or like clowns), the cerebellum, etc.
you MUST click to enlarge to see entire scan

In the Alliteration lobe,  there is a Chanel Joues Contraste Lobe that is only developed in those with a makeup lobe that is more than 0.003% of the frontal lobe.  Some how, the Doctors can't quite explain it, the Chanel JC Lobe has now evolved into an Edward Bess Blush Imperiale/Chanel JC Lobe.  While not damaging to one's mind, it does explain why I'm positively peppy about this blush!  The Doctors say that since my brain has now accepted an Edward Bess blush to my Chanel JC lobe, I might experience alliterative joy toward other blush brands in the future.  They advised that I keep to a strict diet of Chanel and Edward Bess blushes and not to stray from that or else I run the risk of enlarging that lobe and adding multiple brands. The result may be fatal...for my bank account.
Edward Bess Blush Impériale in Desert Blossom Swatch

So as I am now "infected" or "evolved" to admire more than JUST Chanel blush I must warn you that you may also suffer this same "affliction" if you too pick up this Edward Bess Blush Imperiale.  Thankfully the Blush Imperiale is only available in three colors. The Blush Imperiale is available for purchase on Sephora.com, and it retails for $42. Which I'm sure, to many (including me) is a little bit of stickler shock. But this blush is equal to the Chanel Joues Contraste blush in quality and pigmentation. I find it difficult to argue NOT getting one....but my makeup lobe is extremely over sized, so I have a hard time finding a reason not to buy ANY makeup.  You understand, right?

Edward Bess Blush Impériale in Desert Blossom

If they were to run a brain scan on you, what (imaginary) lobe in your brain would be overdeveloped?


  1. This is definitely the kind of shade I wouldn't pick for myself, but maybe that is exactly why I should give it a try...

  2. I LOVE Edward Bess products! And this blush is perfect for your porcelain complexion!

  3. LMAO You need to frame that brain scan. LOVE YOU!

  4. I would never have picked that but it looks so nice on you I'll have to reconsider and try it out. My ultimate red lipstick lobe is overdeveloped. most definitely. lol

  5. I got Desert Blossom and Moroccan Rose through StrawberryNet and I have to say they are one of my most favorite blushes, ranking up there alongside my precious Rock & Republic blushes. It lasts so long on my oily skin, it looks very natural, and it's even still there after karate! If I ever run out, I will definitely buy again, full priced. Made me very interested in Edward Bess' other products, because the quality of the blushes is worth the money.

  6. What a gorgeous blush! I love the subdued rose and no shimmer.
    You're right, us makeup addicts have certain brain anomalies that science cannot explain. I have a neural cluster that literally takes over when I see beautiful makeup, shoes, or bags. In particular --blush, nail polish and lipstick are my weaknesses right now.


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