I often feel like I am from a different era, a time where looking like a pin-up girl was I all the rage. I totally would have fit in during this bygone era and perhaps that explains why am drawn to all things vintage, especially make-up. Imagine my delight when I learned about Besame Cosmetics, a beautiful line of vintage inspired make-up products dedicated to bringing the glamour and romance back to cosmetics.
Gabriela Hernandez is the creator of this beautiful cosmetic line that was inspired by a combination of her background in art and design, a love for feminine detail, and fond memories of her glamorous grandmother. Gabriela used inspirational drawings, advertisements and her grandmother’s original 1940’s lipstick tubes as the foundation of designing a modern classic lipstick with a distinctly vintage feel. This is precisely why I was drawn to Besame’s Voluptuous Lip Colour Set.
I love this lipstick setÂ for two reasons: the beautiful vintage packaging and the high quality lipstick product. It is evident that Gabriela has an amazing eye for artistic detail because this adorable set looks exactly like a lipstick you would expect to find a woman pulling out of her purse in the forties or fifties. The sleek black lipstick tube with the art deco design clearly reflects the design tastes of these eras of the past as does the the bullet shaped lipstick. The lipstick comes in a black velvet pouch along with a matching lip liner and an adorable hand crafted lipstick brush that is ergonomically designed for easy application. All of these well thought out design details make this a packaging ‘wow’ IMO.
Not only is the packaging divine, but the lipstick is really wonderful too. It is made out of a proprietary blend of ingredients like rose waxes, flower essences, aloe, green tea and botanical oils that aids in cell renewal, promotes natural fullness, provides rich pigment, has a feather proof formula and is paraben and petrolatum free. My lips feel full, moist and supple when I use this lipstick, I love the wonderful opaque coverage and perfectly matched liner, and it has good staying power too. I really like both the warm neutral Champagne color as well as the perfect vintage Red Velvet color.
If you want to get in touch with your inner vintage glamour girl, you can buy your Voluptuous Lip Colour Set Here ($35).