I was beyond pleased when I was gifted Bésame Cosmetics’ Classic Color Lipstick in Victory Red, their super cute lip brush, and their Brightening Violet Powder as not only have I been wanting to try their products forever, but they are so alluring! Their products are cruelty free and are exceptionally high quality.
They’re sold at Sephora and also at smaller individual boutiques.
The classic red lip is perfect in every way, in my opinion. The packaging is beyond gorgeous and so feminine and luxe. It makes me feel a Marlene Dietrich-type elegant Hollywood starlet when I pop it on.
According to the Bésame Cosmetics website, “Bésame Cosmetics was founded in 2004 out of a fascination with art, history, and beauty; a vintage makeup brand which honors the style, spirit, and sensibility of female beauty.”
I love that.
The formula is super creamy, which I love, but definitely not transfer proof, which I totally don’t mind. I know some people do, so if you’re one of them, this may not be for you. The color payoff is rich and pigmented.
The scent has a slight vanilla edge to it and both the scent and formula reminds me of Milani’s lipsticks, which I love. I felt like I wanted to let the red lip shine so I did a simple peachy neutral eye, mostly with e.l.f’s Mad for Mattes palette in Summer Breeze. I haven’t been able to put this down since I got it.
I worked the lighter peachy shade into the crease and placed the darker peachy rosy shade in the outer corner to deepen it up. I then placed a gold shimmer shade on the inner half of the lid from RK by Kiss’ Dear Diary palette in Sunset Kiss.
To finish off my face I used the Violet Brightening Powder and I was surprisingly happy with the results. I was a bit worried the powder would give off a purple hue but it simply brightened my skin and smoothed out my pores.
It didn’t provide any coverage as it’s supposed to be a translucent powder, and beware of putting it on over oily patches like your nose as it may appear more purple on these zones once you’re greasy. It’s perfect as a setting powder though.
I also love that it cancels out red tones, which I have a lot of.
The travel lip brush is ideal for outlining lips and getting precise areas perfect, like the cupid’s bow and inner edges of lips. I love that you can just slip it in your purse too.
Overall, I loved these products and I can’t wait to try more Bésame Cosmetics!