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I’m so excited to share with you some gorgeous lipsticks and amazing smelling perfumes from Besame Cosmetics.
If you’re not familiar with Besame Cosmetics, it is a makeup line that was created by Gabriela Hernandez due to her overwhelming love with vintage beauty – (www.besamecosmetics.com) Just taking a look at the site and the packaging of the makeup, it literally screams vintage. I don’t know about some of you but I love all things vintage. It’s so classic, elegant, sophisticated, timeless and oh so feminine!
Let’s take a look at their Decades of Fragrance collection! Each perfume is dedicated and reminiscent to a specific decade.
1910 – Art Nouveau, Belle Epoque, Klimt, 1910s Floriental
Top notes: lemon, orange-flower, ylang-ylang
Heart notes: tuberose, saffron, jasmine, peony
Base notes: nubuck, vanilla, civet, sandalwood
1920 – Hollywood, rumours and scandals, 1920s Floral, Ambery, Musky
Top notes: mandarin, juniper berry, galbanum
Heart notes: jasmine, violet, muguet, suede
Base notes: cocoa, myrrh, amber, musks
1930 – Marlene Dietrich, cigarette and seduction, 1930s Oriental
Top notes: mandarin, cinnamon, clarysage
Heart notes: tobacco, heliotrope, lavender
Base notes: vanilla, cedar wood, musks
1940 – After prohibition, NYC jazz club, 1940s Aromatic, Floral Ambery
Top notes: bergamot, cognac, davana
Heart notes: rose, clove, labdanum
Base notes: sandal wood, amber, benzoin
1950 – Billie Holiday, intoxicating gardenia, 1950s White, Floral, Powdery
Top notes: mandarin, mango, freesia
Heart notes: gardenia, frangipani, tuberose
Base notes: vanilla, cashmere wood, musks
1960 – Classic vs modern, the Graduate, 1960s Chypre Floral
Top notes: grapefruit, armoise, coriander
Heart notes: rose, reseda, jasmine
Base notes: patchouli, oud, oakmoss
Out of the above fragrances I found 1910, 1930, and 1960 to be my favorites. I have a very sensitive nose and found the scent to be on the softer side. Plus not only did they smell good in the bottles, they smelled good on me too.
You can tell a lot about a company that puts a lot of thought not only into their main packaging but their sample packaging as well. Oh Besame! Not only have you won me over with the luxurious formula of these lipsticks but the sample packaging is to die for! Makes me sad to use them LOL.
Each sample packet comes with two different shades and you get 3 “match sticks” of each color. Also, you with each stick you will get about 3 applications from it, which is a total of 18 applications! Great idea because it allows you time to see if the shade is something you really want to purchase.
Take a look at these gorgeous shades!
Merlot (1933) – Semi-matte brick-red
Cherry Red (1935) – Deep, rich cherry
Red Velvet (1946) – A deeper red suitable for everyday wear with a semi-matte finish.
Red Hot Red (1959) – Marilyn Monroe’s favorite. A bold and brazen warm red with a semi-matte finish.
As I briefly stated above, the formula of these lipsticks are amazing! Since each lipstick is infused with Vitamin C and aloe they are very rich so they have a very smooth application and leave your lips moisturized including the semi-matte finishes. The wear is incredible, I found that it lasted me the majority of the day with eating and drinking.
Besame offers a variety of unique reds, so I’m almost positive you will find the perfect shade for your skin tone. Some of you may know by now, that I normally tend to steer away from reds, but now I’m thinking it’s because I never found that perfect shade to compliment my skin tone. I can now happily say that thanks to Red Velvet and Cherry Red, I’m going to be rockin’ red like my life depended on it! Yeah, it’s that serious!
The only thing I didn’t like about the “match sticks” samples is that it was a bit difficult to apply since the stick would start to bend. I wish that it was made of a sturdier cardboard, or perhaps a plastic stick.
Other than that these lipsticks are a must have. If you don’t want to shell out the money for a full priced one just yet, definitely grab up some samples to see which Besame shade will be your new-found favorite.
By the way, are any of you Agent Carter fans? If so, then one of these lipsticks might look very familiar to you! Yup! Red Velvet is the infamous shade worn by Peggy Carter. I’m a HUGE Agent Carter fan so I was really happy to see that the shade that works on the fierce Peggy looked great on my as well!
Have you tried any products from Besame Cosmetics? If so, what’s your favorite item?
If not, which of the above shades would you want to try?
Belleza Kisses : 4/5