The following is a Guest Post by my dear friend, Linda Thurman. Thank you Linda for joining our circle!
Years ago I had the privilege or working with Lancome’s leading make-up artist & creative director, Ross Burton.
One season he did a red line which included red blush in both powder & cream formulas. By this time I’d worked in the industry long enough to know that while the colors were startling, they would probably look great on the face.
It wasn’t long before the cream formula became my personal favorite because it lasts and it doesn’t have the drying appearance of powders. The red looked great on most complexions, giving them the subtle rosy glow that children have & we long for.
A bit over a year ago I ran out of my stockpile and vainly tried to find a cream blush in that shade. Finally I resorted to using a lipstick.
Fast forward to an article about Gabriela Hernandez in the London Daily Mail. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5372637/Besame-Cosmetics-creates-historically-inspired-make-up.html)
Ms. Hernandez has developed this elegant line of colors based upon the timeless colors of the 20th century from the 1910 – the early 1960s and combined with the technology of today.
Who doesn’t remember the simple elegance and beauty of our stars like Claudette Colbert, Lucille Ball, Kathryn Hepburn, Dorothy Lamour, Rita Hayworth, and Loretta Young to name a few? While beautiful, these women were no fragile, fainting flowers.
After reading the article, I had to look up Besame, which means “kiss me” in Spanish. I’d say “big mistake”, but I loved what I saw. And, glory be, Besame offers a red cream blush, or as our mothers & grandmothers would have said, rouge.
I was also intrigued by the scents she offers, each based on the popularity of the scents of a particular decade.
In short, I ordered the blush, Vanilla (translucent) Brightening Powder (which doesn’t doesn’t look cake-y on the skin), and a sample of the scents.
I couldn’t be more pleased with the products and will be ordering more. The price point is great, they have great pigment, wonderful quality, and if they are scented, the scent is natural, not chemical, and so light that I don’t notice it (a must for me).
All of the products are designed & made in the US.
To read about Besame and see their line, here is the link: https://besamecosmetics.com/
“I feel pretty, oh so pretty…”