About and Packaging: Initially, I was drawn to the line because their makeup is inspired by vintage designs and formulas. The lipstick tubes, made after a 1940's bullet design, are pretty enough to be an accessory all on their own. They are beautiful to use in photos and really lovely to leave out sitting on my vanity. The packaging is so darling that if you didn't know it, you would guess they really are vintage. The family owned company is based in California and have some of the best customer services Ive ever encountered. Besides lipstick, Besame Cosmetics offers a range of mascara and powders, all natural and all fabulously packaged.
Application and Quality: I was a bit worried before trying them that I wouldnt be able to wear the lipstick all day. Whenever I wear lipsticks, especially the more creamy products, the color bleeds all around my lips. When I used the Besame lipstick, there was no movement of the color at all! Hooray! I was so excited for a natural product with rich color that I could wear in general and for photos. Running around in NYC I really dont have time or the capability to constantly touch up my makeup. These lipsticks allow me to enjoy wearing them instead of worry about taking them off. The color pigmentation is great, vibrant and strong. The biggest surprise for me was how well the unique shape helped when applying the lipstick. For the cupid's bow, the wedge shape made making a round 20s pout or even an 80s edgy point so easy. For the bottom lip, I use the lip brush to finish off the perfect shape. The texture glides on so easy and doesnt get messy.
All of the colors are really wonderful but my favorite is actually the one I thought I would like the least. The Chocolate Kiss is so unique compared to other brands Ive tried. Its a natural feeling deep alternative to red and is much more flattering for my skin tone than the deep mauve shades.
If you have any questions about using the lipsticks please feel free to let me know in the comments! xo
Photography Laura Okita
Header image is Dusty Rose
Above: Chocolate Kiss
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