To achieve your perfect vintage look, you not only need a great hairstyle and a lovely outfit – the makeup plays a huge role as well. So when I became interested into the Vintage Fashion and Style and started to look for some vintage companies, I also found out about Besame Cosmetics.
For those who don’t know, Besame is a luxury vintage makeup brand based in Southern California and was founded by the lovely Grabriela Hernandez, who always had a deep love for Vintage Beauty. All of their products are modern reproductions of makeup from the 1920’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s and their range goes from lipsticks to blush, from powder to foundation, as well as the famous cake mascara and brushes, to apply your makeup perfectly. They have everything a vintage heart desires and their products are not only beautiful as hell but also cruelty-free, which is a big plus point.
When I got the opportunity to try some of their products, I honestly freaked out. Since the day I found out about Besame I wanted to have at least one of their lipsticks but I could never afford it. Now I have 5 of them, thanks to the lovely Kristen who made all of this possible. I also got a few of their other products but in todays post I want to take a closer look on their amazing lipsticks.
I’m going to start with 3 lipsticks from their Main Collection. All of these shades are true replicas and bring back the glamour of the certain eras.
1933 – Merlot Lipstick
This lipstick is a dark brown brick-red shade and gives me such an Old Hollywood feeling. I usually wear lighter lipsticks, like the ones that are following, but I stepped out of my comfort zone and I’m in love with it. I’m sure I’m going to wear this one very often in the upcoming autumn.
1941 – Victory Red Lipstick
The Victory Red lipstick is a highly pigmented and saturated red. This replica was worn by woman of the military back in WWII and it really makes me feel strong and beautiful. Also this lipstick smells like vanilla and is enriched with Vitamin C and aloe.
1959 – Red Hot Red
On the first sight, this lipstick looks a lot like Victory Red but it’s a bold and warm red with more yellow tones. The Red Hot Red shade happens to be one of Marilyn Monroe’ favorites and gives everyone the perfect 50’s look.
The last two lipsticks are from their new House of Besame collection, which is all about the natural elegance.
Chocolate Kiss Sheer Lipstick
This 1900’s inspired shade is a luscious peach with warm undertones. It not only looks utterly beautiful, but also helps your lips to stay moisturized over the day and contains Vitamin E, shea butter and jojoba.
Mint Rose Sheer Lipstick
Last but not least, this rosy pink lipstick with cool understones was also inspired by the simple beauty of the 1900’s and is the perfect shade for a natural look. Just like the Chocolate Kiss Sheer lipstick, it moisturizes your lips. One special thing about it, is the food-grade peppermint oil, which soothes the lips and gives it a nice smell.
I can’t really tell you which of these 5 is my favorite. I think all of these shades are beautiful in their own way and they’re perfect for everyday but also special occasions. If you would like to buy your own lipstick or want to see some other Besame products click here.
I hope you liked this kind of post and if you want me to try a few more of their products, f.e. their cake mascara, feel free to contact me or just comment below!
See you soon,
Your Shirinatra xx