• lipstick,  nostalgia

    1930 Noir Red

    This is the latest Bésame lipstick I’ve purchased. (I want to reiterate that all the Besame products I’m posting about have been purchased with my own money and not received as promotional items.) I’ve always had an affinity for the 1920s, flappers, and Art Deco style. Since this color (and Blood Red) are replicas of 1920s colors (and Noir Red was part of the Gatsby collection several years ago.) I was very interested in them. Noir red is a dark, blackberry color. It looks very dramatic against pale skin like mine. Some fair skinned people might not like that. (Depends on the looks you go for. As someone into goth…

  • 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…