Edward Bess

Curriculum Vitae Q&A with makeup guru Edward Bess. Edward masters the essence of enhancing exactly who you are.

Astrological sign?

Lucky number?
I admire 13 for never giving up.

Favorite color?
A desert at dusk.

Morning, Noon, or Night?
Night time is the right time.

Uptown, Midtown, or Downtown?
They’ve all got their ups and downs.

Met, MOMA, or Movies?
All good things in moderation.

Football, Baseball, or Basketball?
What’s that?

Green Tea, Black Tea, or Herbal Tea?
Black tea merely for aesthetics.

Sugar, Splenda, or Stevia?
Sweet offer but I’ll pass.

Red, White, or Rosé?

Spicy, Salty, or Sweet?
Yes too

Sandwich, Soup, or Salad?

Black, white or color?
Something old, something new, something black, something dusty hued too.

Is your closet messy or neat?
Things can change in an instant.

What’s your favorite room in your home?
The sum of all parts.

What do you collect?
Oldies but goodies.

Dream dinner guest?
Someone who doesn’t show up early.

Sunday ritual?
Tell myself I’ll develop a routine.

Favorite flower?
Can’t make up my mind.

Favorite scent?
I’m biased.

Cheat meal?
Cheap meal.

Favorite place to escape to when you need a moment of respite?
Any desert will do.

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Talent you’d like to have?
Hats off to early birds.

Quality you want to be remembered by?
Good lipstick.

Best thing about New York?
It’s New York.

It’s hard not to be reminiscent of the past, and distracted by the future. How do you strive to live in the moment?
I like presents.

What does Considered Luxury mean to you?
Thoughtfulness is pricelessness.

What was the inspiration behind starting your brand?
Beauty’s a thrill to chase.

Give three words that describe your brand.
Just be you.

Who is a woman in your life you are inspired by and why.
My mother because she takes the cake.

Favorite female singer to listen to when you need some motivation?
Barbara, can you hear me?

What are three words to describe your most fabulous female friend?
Sure, why not?

Name three things all women need in their life.
Three tubes of favorite lipstick.

What does giving back mean to you and your brand?
Thinking outside yourself makes your beauty shine.

What’s one thing you’ve learned in the last year?
Cherish the day.