Thursday, January 26, 2012

Besame Red Hot Red Lipstick & Powder Compact

Because I was quite taken with my Cream Rouge from Besame, I decided to try a couple more with a Unique Vintage order when they had 20% off.

It is quite small in size, measuring 45mm in diameter.  This is perfect for me as I intend on using this as my handbag compact.  Refills can also be purchased seperately.

The included velvet pouch means it won't be rattling around inside my precious vintage lucite purses. Ingenious.

The lipstick I agonisingly settled on after much online swatching comparison was Red Hot Red. Gabrielle from Besame says this is the color Marilyn Monroe wore. As with the compact, it comes packaged in a gorgeous gold metal tube with velvet pouch. Again, perfect for transporting in purses!

The sharp flattened sides on this lipstick was a little tricky for me to use at first, as I am used to the typical one flat side only. The sharp sides does mean that you can swipe right up to the corners of your mouth, if you are so inclined. Myself, I use a lipliner only in the corners of my mouth to avoid smears.

It's a bright, creamy Red. See my previous Red Lipstick Comparison post for swatch photos.

Here I am with my 'Light' powder on and my 'Red Hot Red' lips!

And this one is here because the husband is insisting on it. He said if he is going to take 15 minutes taking 100 photos, then his favourite has to be included.  

Eyes: Amuse liquid eyeliner
Cheeks: Illamasqua cream blush in Brazen
Eyeshadow: Inglot
Face: Besame Light powder
Lips: Besame Red Hot Red
Nails: Essence Time For Romance

Anybody else tried any Besame lines?


  1. Olá :)
    Tudo bem?
    Adorei mesmo o teu blog *.*
    Se quiseres segue-me também :)

    Beijinhos Beatriz *

  2. I like the one that husband picked...Great post

  3. I've never actually seen lipstick with the two sharp angles like that. Very interesting! I'm a Revlon girl, myself, but I might splurge on one of these lipsticks. :)
    Is it more matte or creamy?

    1. Its a little of both. Not as matte as somethung like Ruby Woo, but not as creamy as a MAC pro longwear......if that helps!

  4. Love that red! I would find that shaped lipstick a bit hard. With red lipstick I have to use a lip liner. Love the packaging. It does look very retro. I've never used this line.

  5. I have a few Besame samples and they are gorgeous! I might have to place an order for a few full size lippies! You look lovely dear!

  6. You look so pretty this colour match your skin
    Love this shade of red , but i never heard about this brand before , its look interesting

  7. Gorgeous packaging, glamorous supermodel and lovely pics! Sarah xxx

  8. I love red lipstick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. I like red lipstick but it doesn't suit on me.

    1. There's a red for everyone, you have to find your shade. ;)


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