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. As word spread, women flocked to meet the 20 year old behind the buzz and have Edward himself select their lip colors. Edward expanded his range and introduced wearable shades for the eyes and face. In 2010 Edward Bess launched at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills, establishing the brand’s philosophy across the country. The long list of celebrity followers continued to grow. Two years after he debuted his revolutionary lip colors, Time Magazine honored Edward as one of the Top 100 People And Ideas Behind Today’s Most Influential Design (2008). Edward Bess was further recognized when chosen for Oprah’s Favorite Things (2011) accelerating the brand’s universal appeal to new heights. Edward’s 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.
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