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BÉSAME Cosmetics Crimson Cream Rouge and Classic Color Lipstick Swatches, Review

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Besame Cosmetics Swatches and Review Vintage Makeup

Besame Cosmetics Profile

Besame is a cosmetic company with an authentic vintage feel founded by Gabriela Hernandez. Gabriela has a strong background in a number of art mediums and her attention to detail in her products and packaging is phenomenal. Given that the 40s have heavily influenced this line, I've been a long-time fan as this is one of the periods in time that has always inspired me most from a makeup perspective. 

Where to Buy

Besame Cosmetics can be purchased directly through their site HERE


Besame Cosmetics Crimson Cream Rouge Swatches and Review


Besame Cosmetics Crimson Cream Rouge Swatches

Product Type

This is a cream formula meant to provide cheek and/or lips with a naturally hued flush.

Shade

Besame Cosmetics Crimson Cream Rouge Swatch
This is a lovely, bright pinky-red. No blending here.

Besame Cosmetics Crimson Cream Rouge Review
Crimson Cream Rouge blended out.

Packaging

The packaging on this product is gorgeous! The lid has a fairly close fit so it suctions down onto the base firmly. You may have seen this in the Academy-Award winning film--The Artist! Have you seen it? I saw it earlier this year and loved it.


Price

Besame Cosmetics Crimson Cream Rouge retails for $22 (.26 oz/ 7.5 grams)

Where to Buy

This can be purchased through Besame's site HERE


Besame Cosmetics Classic Color Lipstick in Besame Red Swatches and Review


Besame Cosmetics Classic Color Lipstick in Besame Red Review

Product Type

These are light-weight formulas meant to have a semi-matte finish and skin beneficial ingredients. Colors are reproductions of actual lipstick shades warn during the Golden Age of Hollywood--my biggest makeup inspiration ever!

Shade

Besame Cosmetics Besame Red Lipstick Swatch
Besame Red - a vibrant, blue-based red. It is actually slightly cooler than I was able to capture (less warm)

On the Lip

This is an incredibly creamy formula that is very light-weight and not at all drying. It has a semi-matte finish--which I love. I found the pigmentation in this lipstick to be fabulous and easily achieved opacity with 1 layer. Besame Cosmetics lipsticks have squared edges similar to other brands I regularly use. While I apply my lipstick with a brush 99% of the time, I do find the squared-off style of these lipsticks to be easy to use right out of the tube if that's your preference. 

Price

Besame Cosmetics Classic Color Lipstick retails for $22 (.12 oz/ 3.5 grams)

Where to Buy

This shade along with all the others can be purchased directly through Besame's site HERE


Besame Cosmetics Lipstick Sampler Review


Besame Cosmetics Lipstick Sampler Review
L to R: Merlot & Cherry Red, Dusty Rose & Exotic Pink

Product Type

These are adorable little matchbook style lipstick samples Besame Cosmetics offers so that you can sample their lipsticks prior to purchasing full tubes.

Use

The little lipstick "matches" have a bit of product on the end (if using a brush you could probably get at least 2 applications out of each "match") and the little booklet flap can be folded back in to reseal it. While I'm not sure how these would hold up during extreme heat in your purse, these are a great way to try out Besame shades for a reasonable price!

Price

Each Besame Lipstick Sampler retails for $5.

Where to Buy

These can be purchased directly through Besame's site HERE


Final Re-Cap


Where to Buy

Besame Cosmetics can be purchased directly through their site HERE

My Thoughts

I'm in love with the vintage feel and look of these products--let's be honest, they had me at the Golden Age of Hollywood! Their performance is fabulous to boot. The details on each product (packaging and actual product) I reviewed were fabulous! These are the kinds of products I love to look at almost as much as I love to wear them--the type you want to set up on your makeup table or vanity rather than tuck into a drawer. I strongly recommend checking out Besame Cosmetics and the gorgeous products they have to offer!

I have to get my hands on their lipsticks in Exotic Pink and Bold Pink to add to my collection--Christmas list!

What do you think? Will you be exploring the glamorous retro products of Besame Cosmetics?

Note: Products in this post were provided by PR/the brand. All opinions stated above are my own based on my personal experience and have not been influenced by PR/the brand. 

20 comments :

  1. Wow, these products are so HOLLYWOOD! Love it!

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    1. The Golden Age of Hollywood is the best!

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  2. WOW! I love this packaging!

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  3. I LOVEDDDDDD my Besame products! I reviewed their Red Velvet red lipstick and brightening violet powder. So happy with the results. I may have to get that rouge now too!

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    1. That Crimson Cream Rouge is fab! I highly recommend it ;)

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  4. These products look absolutely stunning, beautifully craft and really Old Hollywood. Love them!

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    1. Yes! Now excuse me while I retire to my boudoir to look at my pretties in dim, perfect lighting ;)

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  5. These are perfection!! Stunning swatches!

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  6. Great review. I love the samplers. What a wonderful idea!!

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  7. packaging to the way it shines on your lips. i love!!

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  8. I'm going to say it one more time. You are killing my wallet! Lovely post from a lovely lady!

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  9. Can you swatch the sample lipstick colors your got?
    Brandi
    http://injohndeeregreen.wordpress.com

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    1. I'm not sure I'll have a chance in the next few weeks given all the other stuff I'm working on reviewing, but if I get a minute I'll try!

      Also, links in comments are not permitted on this blog unfortunately. I'm sure this wasn't an attempt to self-promote as your comment seems legitimate, but just for future reference :) Normally they're automatically deleted and will have to be in the future.

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