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Ingredients RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL, ISOPROPYL PALMITATE, POLYETHYLENE, KAOLIN, CERA ALBA, HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, PEG-12 CARNAUBA, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, BIS-PEG-12 DIMETHICONE CANDELILLATE, ISOSTEARYL BEHENATE, TRIOCTYLDODECYL CITRATE, OZOKERITE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, RETINYL PALMITATE, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, CAMELLIA OLEIFERA LEAF EXTRACT, LINUM USITATISSIMUM SEED EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS OIL, OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS SEED OIL, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL, GLYCINE SOJA OIL, STEAROXY DIMETHICONE, SQUALANE, ETHYL VANILLIN, BHT, PHENOXYETHANOL, LAUROYL LYSINE, CASTOR ISOSTEARATE SUCCINATE. MAY CONTAIN [+/-]: RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850) IRON OXIDES (CI 77489, 77491, 77492, 77499) RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850) TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140),YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985)
The most delectable vintage lipstick with a semi-matte finish and one coat full coverage. The highest natural pigment content for a smooth, indelible, feather-proof finish. Reminiscent of the decorative cases used in the 1940s each lipstick is set in a reproduction vintage gold plated bullet shaped case, with a protective velvet pouch for storage. Enriched with vitamins A, E and C, aloe and green tea. Our vintage reproduction colors are the exact shades used by your favorite Hollywood starlets.
Bésame Red - True Red, cool base, not warm. Like a navy red, bright and vibrant.
Carmine Bésame Lipstick - Orange red color, changes depending on skintone. Semi-matte, vibrant, more neutral orange, not too yellow. A red-orange that is very becoming on warm and olive skin-tones.
Cherry Red Bésame Lipstick - Deep rich dark cherry shade. Can be worn as a stain, gives a nice rose color. Cool deep ripe cherry color very flattering to medium and olive skin tones.
Merlot Bésame Lipstick - Brown red color, semi-matte. Great neutral red for daily wear. Subdued brick red.
Champagne Bésame Lipstick - Beige with very slight shimmer, warm tone, neutral.
Coral Bésame Lipstick - Peach shade with gold shimmer. Semi-matte and long lasting. A warm flattering shade for most skin tones.
Chocolate Kiss Bésame Lipstick - Milk chocolate brown. Great neutral, good on light skin, redheads and medium skin. Semi-matte finish.
Portrait Pink Bésame Lipstick - Light baby pink. Very pale pink, good on light skin tones. No shimmer, opaque, soft pastel shade.
Dusty Rose Bésame Lipstick - A natural rose shade, neutral, great for everyday use. Best on lighter to medium skin tones.
Red Hot Red Bésame Lipstick - Bright and bold, a bit warmer than Besame red, and inspired by Marilyn Monroe's favorite lipstick colour.
Red Velvet Bésame Lipstick - Deep, rich red flattering on most skin tones. Great for office wear or everyday red, neutral and not too bright.
I ADORE Besame products but my favourite is definitely the lipstick. I have 'red hot red' and want to add 'besame red' and 'carmine' to my collection. The packaging is stunning and the lipstick itself is faultless. Smooth, strong in colour, long lasting and it smells nice too!
MissBVintage, 23 May 2013
The Cherry Red is perfect for a glam evening out, even on my paler skin tone it has enough warmth to not make me look washed out. I have just ordered some pinks to expand the collection!
porcelinaprecious, 01 May 2013
I adore the Dusty Rose, beautiful vintage colour and it's lovely and moisturising too
Chlo_Chlo, 30 Apr 2013
I love the chocolate kiss! Im a red head and it looks great with my skin tone! I would love to try cherry red and red velvet when my checkbook allows me to haha :-) So hopefully I can win a goodie bag!!! <3 winkwink*
tatianag95, 25 Mar 2013
I bought the Besame Coral lipstick to see what it was like - conclusion: it is fabulous! Longlasting, lovely finish and matte enough for my taste. Will definitely be ordering different colours very soon!
Eurokiwi, 24 Mar 2013
Always annoyed when I find the perfect shade for it to disappear within hours leaving nothing but an unattractive ring around my lips. I was wearing those paint on colour stays which did last but left my lips feeling like I'd spent a week in the Sahara. Then I found Besame .... fabulous colour, great texture, lasts for hours except of course you love showing them off even if you don't need a touch up. The colours are also just wow - every vintage vixen knows the importance of the right lippy - Besame puts the cherry on top.
SpinKitty, 24 Mar 2013
Always searching for the perfect red, to no avail. Tried my luck with Merlot and Red Velvet and WOW! PERFECT reds!!!! Thank you!
Beth, London 23 March 2013
BethArzy , 23 Mar 2013
I have bought, last year, the colour champagne, I love it. The lipstick is sooooo tiny, but it is perfect for my beauty bag that I keep with me everyday. I love It. In my next order I want to try dusty rose.
From Katie: Kimi is talking about Besame's old lipsticks which were 'vintage sized', their current lipsticks are in vintage style casing but are full size like the lipsticks of today.
kimidoggy, 21 Mar 2013
I love my red hot red - its now my default shade. Its a gorgeous colour and it stays put without feeling dry :) I also love Carmine - its a lot more orange, but is perfect with a coral coloured 40's dress that I have. I'm going to have to save up and try the others...next on my list is Cherry Red
Lillian Love, 20 Mar 2013
I was initially drawn to the vintage packaging..but my, these are more than just a pretty gold tube! I'm a broke student and hate forking out money, but these are so worth it! I bought Red Velvet, and it's the PERFECT everyday shade of red. It's not too bright, but it's still impossibly glamorous and looks good with everything, including my cherry red hair (can't have lipsticks clash with the hair, right?) The formula is perfect: it's not drying like a matte lipstick, but it doesn't slide everywhere either. It's creamy, but very pigmented and it STAYS! Want proof? Yesterday, my boyfriend asked, "How is your lipstick still perfect? It's been almost all day!" Yep, you can say I'm sold!
Alaura, 20 Mar 2013
I love 'Red Velvet'. 'Besame Red' is beautiful, but I prefer a more subtle red for day-to-day wear.
smaawnydeir, 20 Mar 2013
I use Red Velvet as my default red lipstick now, whether it be day or night, and I find it to be beautifully versatile. I also dabble with some Cherry Red if I want a vampy look. Both have a wonderful creamy texture and are highly pigmented. I apply them with a lip brush, and the texture lends itself well to this, and I can build up layers of colour to get coverage as light or as heavy as I wish.
Fleur du Mal, 20 Mar 2013
Ordered my first Besame lipstick after reading a review by Retro Chick - have to say very impressed with Dusty Rose. Packaging gorgeous, lipstick has staying power, colour is great for someone like me that has quite a rosy complexion and who doesn't suit a bright red lipstick. Will be reordering, and trying other colours. Thanks for stocking this/making it so easy to get hold of.
Andypandy, 20 Mar 2013
The 'Red Hot Red' and 'Besame Red' are the best red lipsticks out there! When ever I'm wearing it I get complimented and everyone always comments on the packaging when you get the lipstick out of your handbag!
It also smells amazing, has a creamy texture and when I pair it with lipcote it last all day (even when eating!). Amazing stuff!
maisie, 20 Mar 2013
I have ummed and ahhed over buying one of these for far too long - i was dubious about picking a colour over the internet - but thank god i took the plunge! It's fabulous! I already have some bold reds, and wanted more of a daytime colour, so went for Carmine and its absolutely perfect! Beautiful matt finish and extremely flattering colour, very impressed.
JojoGabor, 05 Jan 2013
My one & only lipstick brand now! It has a lovely finish & so long as it is teamed with a good lipliner it shouldnt budge all day. It smells delicious too!
Lulu W, 12 Dec 2012
The lipstick tube itself is beautiful and the lipstick is smooth and smells lovely! It's great to have cosmetics which look as pretty and vintage in the packaging as they do when worn. Particularly when they work this well and last this long.
PussyBoots, 06 Aug 2012
Besame Red is just THE classic red lipstick. I know it's weird to be called a blue red but it totally is! It's a cool red which isn't at all orangey which suits a lot of skin tones.
PussyBoots, 06 Aug 2012
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