I like makeup. I like gettig “dolled up”. I usually go for a more natural look (it’s just what looks best on me and is just the most “me”), but I was given the opportunity to try out Besame Cosmetics by Gabriela Hernadez, and this is fun makeup! Everything from the detailed lipstick case, beautifully wrapped in a red velvet pouch, to the smooth and intensly vivid color payoff, there’s really nothing not to love about Besame.
I wasn’t sure which color to choose…not being much of a red lipstic wearer. I decided to review their Classic Color Lipstick: “The most delectable lipstick with a semi-matte finish and one coat full
coverage. The highest natural pigment content for a smooth, indelible,
feather-proof finish. Reminiscent of the decorative cases used in the 1940s each
lipstick is set in a gold plated bullet shaped case, with a protective velvet
pouch for storage. Enriched with vitamins A, E and C, aloe and green tea. Our
vintage reproduction colors are the exact shades used by your favorite Hollywood
starlets.” I chose the color Merlot.
It is described as a brown red color, semi-matte. Great neutral red for daily wear. Subdued
I found out something really quickly – this stuff has got oopmh! lol…what I mean is a little does a lot! I don’t know that this particular shade is the most flattering to me(I feel a little bit like I’m playing dress up), but I think it would work REALLY well if I were to be dressed up in vintage attire with my hair done and all that. I think it also would look better with a bit of gloss over it. It screams “vintage Hollywood” – and this is even a shade that used the word “subdued” in its description – just imagine how amazing the Red Velvet, Besame Red, or the other more standout shades would be! (those were the other two I was debating between getting)
And then because I liked the formula and the packaging so much and wanted to try a different color, I bought the color “Dusty Rose”, which is described as: A natural rose shade, neutral, great for everyday use. Best on lighter to medium skin tones.
I still think this isn’t a natural/neutral shade on me (in real life, I feel it’s brighter than the picture below), but I do like it, dabbed ever so lightly and then with a bit of a nude gloss over top:
I gave my mom the Merlot, and I think it’s a great “dressed up” color on her, and I do like the brand and the products, and wouldn’t hesistate to recommend them, especially if you like vintage and old Hollywood glamour, and just the attention to detail that Besame seeks to create. If you go to their website, you can check out the products, watch some video clips and be inspired. Also be sure to like them on Facebook and Twitter.
Do you wear red lipstick? Are you a vintage lover?
*I was sent 1 besame lipsick for review purposes. All opinions are my own.