February 07, 2019

Bésame Lipstick Review

I'm so happy to finally share my review for these lipsticks ! I've actually been wanting to try Bésame cosmetics for a really long time, not only for their vintage inspiration and accuracy but also because every review I've seen has been incredible! And.. I'm going to be honest.... these lipsticks exceeded my expectations! The colours are lovely (I'll go into detail for each colour later in this post) and they don't dry out your lips. I've noticed lately that a lot of lipsticks are very drying, maybe its due to the current popularity of matte lipsticks. If they are not matte then they are super glossy and disappear after a short amount of time. I had been on the hunt for some new classic to add to add to my collection and I think I found a winner. But before we get more into each individual lipsticks I wanted to talk about Bésame as a company first. It is a company based out of southern California and specializes in reproducing classic luxury makeup from the 1920's, 30's, 40's and 50's. As you guys know I am very inspired by vintage fashion and films so naturally I was very drawn to their products. Another thing I wanted to mention is that Bésame is completely cruelty free and does not test on animals! A lot of their products are also vegan, with the exception of classic lipsticks and mascara which use beeswax for texture. If you are interested or you would like more information here is the link to there FAQ. 

C215 Red Velvet 
I'm starting with my favourite out of the three lipsticks I tried out, Red velvet is a reproduction from 1946, and as the website states its an every day red! it captures the decade perfectly and I can totally picture a woman with curly pinned hair and this exact shade of lipstick.  It's an incredible shade of red with neutral undertones so it will be flattering on most skin types! I also found it to be really moisturizing on the lips, as well as the formula felt slightly "heavy" (In a god way) I'm not sure how else to describe it, but you knew that lipstick wasn't disappearing any time soon. Of course as most cream lipsticks there is some colour transfer and fading while eating, which I expected, but there was a beautiful tint that remained. If you are looking to try out their lipsticks this is the one I would recommend [link] 

C225 Blood Red
This shade was a bit of a risk for me... I don't normally wear dark lipsticks mainly because I'm so pale so I end up looking slightly like Wednesday Addams. But I figured I would give it a shot and try out this Vampy shade. This Lipstick is a replica from the 1922, I can totally imagine a flapper wearing this at a Speakeasy or even a fabulous lounge. During the 1920's women began exploring a bit more with their hair (Cutting it short) and that translated to makeup as well. Thin brows and dark lips, this lipstick captures that perfectly. I will note that this lipstick has warm undertones (a bit pink) but would still look beautiful on a huge range of skin tones. Similar to red velvet^ it had that same "heavy" feeling I mentioned when you wearing it as a full coverage lipstick. Which if I'm going to be honest I'm not sure how often I would wear it like that seeing as its so dark. The good thing is that you can also wear it as a stain if you simply dab it on your lips, making it more wearable for every day. [Link]

C202 Wild Orchid
last but not least is Wild Orchid, this is a replica from 1952! These plum-y/magenta tones were used a lot in advertising and fashion magazines in the early 1950's, it was a bit more unique than a classic red which caught peoples attention. I would say it has a slight iridescent look to it and I will admit if you like classic and "neutral"  lipsticks this might not be the colour for you. But if you like colours that are a bit more unique and different than I definitely recommend this shade to you ! It's very high coverage and moisturizing on the lips so you can wear it every day knowing your lips will look beautiful while being moisturized. I personally find this to be more of a summer shade so I'm excited for the warmer weather so that I can rock this colour! I might take a page out of the early 1950's and match my nail colour to my lipstick ! [Link]

Something I wanted to quickly touch on is application. I've almost kept thing simple and simply applied lipstick directly from the tube, no lipliner, just lipstick. While I'm still not at the point where I outline my lips with prior to every lipstick application I had started to apply my lipstick with a lipbrush. But I always had the problem of applying with lipstick nicely with a brush at home and then having to do quick touch ups while I'm out for the day. I found the perfect solution.... Bésame has a travel lip brush ! and look at the stunning packaging ! The bristles are of course made from Faux Fur and can be cleaned with water and soap! [Link]

I hope you guys liked this review, have you tried Bésame lipsticks before or any their other products? I'm really curious about the cake mascara!  I this its so interesting and would love the experience of being able to apply my mascara like they did in the 1920's!  Definitely added to my wishlist ! If you want to see one of these lipsticks in action I actually used in my Last minute valentines day makeup look which you can watch below. Let me know your thoughts in the comments ! 

7 comments on "Bésame Lipstick Review "
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