• lipstick,  reviews

    Let’s hear it for Red Hot Red

    This is the third Besame lipstick I bought. I originally wasn’t planning on getting another one right now but when I saw this was based on Marilyn Monroe’s favorite color I couldn’t resist. (I’ve been a big Marilyn fan for years.) The packaging is pretty as all Bésame lipsticks are. The color is a bright, warm toned red. After reading reviews and looking at swatches I was a little concerned it would look too orange on me. After trying it I saw happily that It didn’t. It feels light on the lips and wears well without feathering. The texture seems a bit creamier than some of the other Bésame colors…

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    Red Velvet 1946

    This is one of the colors that introduced me to the Bésame Cosmetics brand. (It didn’t hurt that it was the color worn by Hayley Atwell on the Agent Carter TV show.) It is a beautiful dark red and I have been loving it ever since I got it earlier this month. The packaging is beautiful too. It applies smoothly, like the other Bésame lipsticks I’ve tried and feels light on the lips. I was concerned at first that I wouldn’t like the shade or it would be too dark but both concerns turned out to be unfounded. The color looks great on me and works with a variety of…

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    V for Victory (Red)

     As I mentioned in the previous post, I’ve been a red lipstick lover for years. Last week I was doing a Google search for something 40s makeup related and a few of the links I went to mentioned Bésame Cosmetics. I had never heard of the brand before. Seeing as that I am a fan of all things vintage beauty I was immediately interested.   I checked out their website and was taken by the beautiful packaging and the variety of red lipsticks available. I was also interested to learn about the Agent Carter 1946 collection. Unfortunately, as commonly happens with me I was finding out about it a few…

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    I’ve never met a red lipstick I didn’t like

    Welcome to the chaos! Since it’s Valentines month I thought I would focus on red lipstick and other makeup. I’ve had a love affair with red lipstick for as long as I can remember. There’s just something about the color that makes me feel powerful whenever I wear it. There is also the aspect of history and old Hollywood glamour that appeals to a vintage fan like me. Here is just a part of my red lipstick collection. I just love trying different shades and variations on the color and different textures like matte and glossy. You can’t go wrong with a classic red lip. It goes with almost everything…