Bésame Red 1920 true red with a cooler, blue-toned base

Besame Cosmetics Classic Color Lipsticks Besame Red 1920 0.12 oz

American Beauty 1945 cool berry red

Cherry Red 1935 deep, rich ripe cherry

Besame Cosmetics Classic Color Lipsticks Cherry Red 1935 0.12 oz

Noir Red 1930 deep plum red

Besame Cosmetics Classic Color Lipsticks Noir Red 1930 0.12 oz

Red Velvet 1946 deeper red

Besame Cosmetics Classic Color Lipsticks Red Velvet 1946 0.12 oz

Red Hot Red 1959 a bold, brazen warm red

Besame Cosmetics Classic Color Lipsticks Red Hot Red 1959 0.12 oz

[quote]The vision of designer and cosmetic historian Gabriela Hernandez, Bésame recreates modern versions of classic luxury makeup. From color to formulation to packaging, each detail is painstakingly crafted and manufactured in the USA.[/quote]

What it is:
A lipstick with a satin, matte finish that delivers full coverage in one coat.

What it does:
Bésame Cosmetics’ Classic Color Lipsticks feature retro-inspired, smooth lip colors that provide a budge-proof finish that stays put, while the angled design offers precise application. Each lasting color is inspired by the shades worn by coveted Hollywood starlets of the ‘20s, ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s, imparting an iconic, satin meets matte lip look. The formula is packed with macadamia oil, vitamin C, chamomile, and aloe to leave lips feeling soft and hydrated.

What else you need to know:
The years listed on the lipstick names indicate the year that color was initially produced. Each color is an exact duplicate of shades made from Bésame Cosmetics’ vast collection of original tubes from each year.


I discovered this line a few years ago and simply fell in love with the brand. The packing reminds me of the old Max Factor Lipsticks from the past. I own the shade Carmine which is a red-orange. This shade along with some pinks shades can be found at Birchbox.  I will go into more depth about the rest of their line in a future post.  I can say the formula is not drying like some matte shades can be. It goes on smooth and the staying power is pretty good.

Will you be trying out this brand? What shades appeal to you?

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