Besame Cosmetics Review
I'm a sucker for vintage makeup. Bonus points for cute packaging!
As someone who loves history and makeup, Besame Cosmetics pulled off an ingenious idea to recreate makeup products of the past and present it to the modern day. I learned about the company via Instagram when another beauty influencer posted their picture of the iconic Besame red lipstick and the cake mascara.
What appealed to me about Besame Cosmetics is the fact that their cosmetics are not tested on animals (a huge win for me as I'm a pet lover). I did a makeup haul and bought the following:
Shipping was fairly quick since the company is located in California. After receiving the products, my first impressions of the items were that it was tiny. Not super microscopic tiny, but leaning towards the dainty feel. I was excited to try out the foundation stick as I rarely wear foundation on my skin. I was concerned that the color wouldn't match my temperamental skin. To my surprise, the foundation glided over my skin and was easily blendable. The fact that it wasn't crumbly or made my skin dry was a huge plus for me.
The cake mascara took some time to get used to as I had to find the right ratio between water and ink. The product touts its ability to provide a one size fit all option for eyeliner, mascara, and eyebrow. I didn't use regular water. Instead, I sprayed the tin can with a bit of rose water. In terms of eyeliner usage, it was forgiving when using the eyeliner brush. I find that it’s easier to create a thicker cat eye rather than a thin one (to avoid having the ink spill inside my eyeball). I did like how my eyelashes feel after a few coats of mascara. The trick is to make sure you let the mascara dry in between sessions before adding another layer. I wasn’t too fond of it’s usage for eyebrows as it was difficult in getting the right consistency while avoiding my eyebrows looking too “drawn in” (unless of course, you’re a fan of the thin eyebrows back in the 1920s).
The rouge and powder had a lovely scent and enjoyed the wearability without feeling like it was caked on. I was extremely impressed with the Besame red lipstick! I didn’t mind the slanted tip. I felt that it was helpful in drawing out the outlines before filling the colour.
If you’re looking for dainty makeup that delivers opaque colour, I encourage you to check out their website. Have you tried out their makeup? Let me know in the comments below!