Besame Cosmetics Red Velvet 1946 Lipstick Review!

Besame Cosmetics

Happy Tuesday readers! How was your Valentine’s Day weekend?  I didn’t have anything planned really but at the last minute I went out with my family/friends to a lake where we celebrated an Un-Valentine’s day, haha.

Late last year, I picked up this cute set while I was waiting in line to purchase some items at Sephora.  I had heard about Besame Cosmetics and instantly fell in love with this unique vintage packaging. Later, I read that this lipstick, Red Velevet 1946, is the lipstick that Hayley Atwell wears on the show Marvel’s Agent Carter so of course I had to try it.

Let’s take a look!

Besame Cosmetic Matchbook and Lipstick

The matchbook has this quote written on the inside:

“Life without lipstick is like cake without frosting.” 

I couldn’t agree more. 🙂

Besame Cosmetics Lipstick and Matchbook Set 

Described as, “a set of five rich, highly pigment lipsticks housed in a portable matchbook, plus a full-size lipstick with a satin, matte finish that delivers full coverage in one coat.”


Highly pigmented

Good value ($23 for the lipstick and matchbook-lipstick alone is $22 and the matchbook alone is $6)


Leaves behind a stain


Difficult to apply

Doesn’t glide on as smoothly as I would like


Can accentuate fine lines/imperfections

Overall:  I really like this lipstick as the shade is gorgeous and it’s what I used in my Valentine’s Day look (check it out here).  If you’re looking for lipstick shades that are true an era (i.e. 1940s, etc) then Besame Cosmetics is your brand.  I did have trouble applying this straight out from the tube so a lip brush comes a bit handy.  The formula is a satin matte, which kind of tugged on my lips a bit when I was applying; however, prepping your lips beforehand-exfoliating and a little bit of lip balm-helps the appearance and and application process.  The lasting-power is great, however with eating and drinking, this will come off although it leaves behind a stain.

The lipstick matches are a cute addition and you’ll get about 1 use out of them.  Word of caution: make sure you close the matchbook well if you’re going to be carrying this in your purse.

Red Velvet 1946 Swatch

Here’s a swatch of Red Velvet 1946.

Have you tried Besame Cosmetics? 


Valentine’s Day Beauty Collaboration 2016!

Valentines Makeup

Happy Tuesday readers!  Valentine’s Day is this weekend so I am collaborating with my friend Cos from The World of Cos to bring you makeup and nail inspiration for this Sunday! I decided to stick with pink/bronze tones for the eyes and red lips for makeup.  Keep reading if you want to know how to get this look and I’ll also be posting the nail inspiration from nail guru Cos. 🙂


Get the Look

Foundation: Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick in Natural Tan (4.25) 

Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla

Eyeshadow: MAC Eyeshadows 

   Highlight: Shroom  

   Lid: Pink Venus 


   Mid/Outer LidBronze



Directions: Apply Pink Venus on the lid and Bronze on the mid and outer lids.  Use Texture on the crease and to blend out Bronze on the mid and outer V.  Use Shroom as the highlight shade beneath the brows and just above the crease color.

Pink Bronze Forward

Eyeliner: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Steel Ink on the top lashline and Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil in Bourbon on the waterline.

Mascara: Benefit Roller Lash Mascara 

Contour: Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour 

BlushBobbi Brown Blush in Pretty Coral 

Lips: Besame Cosmetics Classic Color Lipstick in Red Velvet 1946 


Here’s a little nail inspiration from Cos and don’t forget to check out and follow her Instagram for more nail and beauty inspiration!

Valentine's Day Nails

I hope you enjoyed this collaboration and a special thanks to Cos for asking me to collaborate with her once again. 🙂

What are your Valentine’s Day picks?