Besame • Vintage Alluring Eye Shadow • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||93%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I have this shadow in Pistachio and Black Pearl. The small, elegant compacts hold a good amount of product, and the formulas are smooth and easy to blend. Though Black Pearl is a bit bland and boring (shimmery sheer black), I absolutely adore Pistachio and have never come across a shade like it--shimmery, golden green khaki. Highly recommended.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I am disappointed with all the complaints on Besame Cosmetics, espcially the classic line. Yes, the compacts, lipsticks are small. But THEY ARE HISTORICALLY ACCURATE packages. It kills me that many of you reviewers didn't do your homework. The makeup has a high pigment and you don't need much to wear. Even though you cannot find the full Classic Line anymore, if you do, I would say rethink your thoughts on this gem. The lipsticks are the original bullet casings from WWII. As it the rest of the line with the packaging as I mentioned. Shame some of you cannot understand this. If you are not into vintage, don't buy it. It works for me and I haven't found another to replace it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Shimmer Beige RIS today. Packaging is TDF! The color is like NARS Bombshell but with better color pay off & smoother texture.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I just received this eyeshadow in plum dandy and pistachio. It has a very elegant texture. Very smooth and blendable. It has I would say a medium level of pigment, just right for my pale skin. The pistachio is not green green, but a khaki green with slight shimmer. The plum dandy is not very purple, more of a neutral rosy purple with a slight shimmer. I wish these were in Sephora so everyone could see the product before buying. The quality is very good.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I have a few of these, the three that come with the vanity case, and plum dandy. I love the shimmer beige. It's the perfect color to use under the brow, and in the inner corner of your eye. I use socialite brown a lot, as it's a great neutral brown, but looks very rich not too much sparkle, just enough to make your eyes pop. I use the black as a liner and the three together make a very gorgeous look. It's the perfect 3. Plum dandy is nice, also rich, but not as plum as I would have thought it would be, More neutral, But super wearable. The texture is amazing, and they are very pigmented, so they will last. I have so much from this line now, it's practically all I wear these days... And yes I do love the packaging, but the products quality shines just as bright! Don't hesitate to try the line, and read about the companys vision... I think it's great to bring things back to the days when women took time with themselves to look lovely and didn't just throw their makeup on and go.... k I'll stop now. : )
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have fair skin with a ruddy tone and use Mat Velvet in 20 or a neutral Ivory.
This review is for Shimmer Beige and Socialite Brown.
*Besame Shimmer Beige* is a very light cream ivory with a translucent shimmer picking up the yellow tones of the beige with a slight silver irridescence . It is very pigmented upon application with a domed e/s brush, and the slightly *golden* cream base is prominent. Can be blended to a sheer finish with ivory tones and shimmer with a whitish sheen. Almost neutral, works well in the inner corner of eye., highlighter on browbone and best, as a sheer wash with a black/graphite lined eye. Must be blended carefully where eye skin is not smooth. Perfect for neutral to warmer tones.
Mac Shroom-much more sheer application initially than Besame and so needs less attention to imperfect eye skin. Upon close inspection has a noticable cool base of a very light pink/rose irridescence to the ivory base. The shimmer is less because it is less silvery and more colorless so that it picks up the rose and beige tones. For the corner of the eye, highlighter, or a wash, Shroom is the best bet for cool tones. Also wears well leaving a very luminous finish.
Besame Socialite Brown is totally warm/bronze for me. It is beautiful but just doesn't work for the cool toned unless you can pull off the golden bronze.
Time to depot my Shimmer Beige and Socialite Brown from my Besame Vanity Case and add Shroom and Satin Taupe (also a more appropriate cooler neutral brown).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Beautiful packaging as always with Besame. The company makes you grateful you are a woman. The eye shadows are highly pigmented, never crease, wonderful staying power, pistachio is my favorite, makes my hazel eyes pop.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
More fun with Besame! I have been enthusiastically exploring this line lately, and I adore the 1930s-40s aesthetic and colors. Next up the docket: The eyeshadows! I currently have Socialite Brown, a very warm-toned brown that matches my hazel eyes perfectly. It's a wonderful neutral shade for daytime. The owner of the boutique in which I tried everything flat-out refused to let me try on Peacock Blue, the navy shade which intrigued me the most. She said I couldn't wear it because it would look "like a little girl trying on her mother's makeup" on a brunette like me. (In the immortal words of Margaret Cho: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! I'm so sick and tired of being told that I can't wear this color/that perfume/that lipstick because I have dark hair. If it happens one more time I'm going to throw myself on the floor and have a good old-fashioned temper tantrum. Seriously.) Anyway, I sneakily tried on Peacock Blue when the owner went downstairs to get something, and I adored it. It looks very bright in the pan but when applied lightly to the eyelid it becomes a beautiful blue-gray. All of these shadows need to be applied sparingly, as they are highly pigmented. My only complaint is that the compact is a little hard to open, but I can live with that. I'll close with a few more color reviews: Shimmer Beige is a very pretty light neutral, and Plum Dandy (the color that was supposedly perfect for me, according to the above-mentioned person) was so red-toned that I looked like I had been punched in the eye. Oh, and I have since ordered Peacock Blue from Zappos and it should be arriving shortly. :-D
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have 3 of these eysahdows in Beige, Peacock Blue and Plum Dandy. I love the vintage looking gold cases that the eyeshadows come in, though they can be a bit difficult to open at first. All of the shadows are highly pigmented and go on sheer and naturally when applied dry, or bold and dramatic when wet. Peacock Blue makes a wonderful liner for my deep brown eyes and Shimmer Beige is a great highlighter. Plum Dandy is a bit more subdued than I was expecting, but it complements my eyes very nicely. The colors stay put all day, and look just as polished after 8 hours as they do when I first apply. The prices are more than I normally spend, but the quality is excellent, and well worth the price.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I got the Vanity case today and the Colors are awsome. Plus I got a free peacock blue to boot due to a promotion going on at the time of ordering.
1) All the colors are buildable, so you can go light or dramatic
2) Peacock blue is awesome. Dont let the name scare you. It is very subtle yet dramatic at the same time. Will be posting pictures this weekend. but I love it!
3)Shimmer beige is awesome, stays true to color isnt an over powering highlighting color. It's just right it highlights with out appearing like you've got powdered doughnut on your eyes. beautiful color
4)Sociallite brown: Rich brown color without being too dark or too pale. Good Neutral everyday brown. Will add pics this weekend
5)Black... Beautiful, can be applied lightly for a charcoal color or heavier for deeper truer black for the "smokey eye"
I would defintly suggesting trying these. As you probably know by now the packaging is just devine. I love however the amount of space the packaging takes up isnt much more than the product it's self. So it can fit into a small purse. I defintly suggest checking the line out. it's worth every penny
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I balked at paying international shipping for these, but Besame have a brilliant free shipping offer if you just order samples (which come in the ctuest pastel-coloured pots). The eyeshadows I tried were Socialite Brown, which is a VERY warm brown I couldn't pull off, and Shimmer Beige, a gorgeous pale neutral. I normally have trouble with shades like this as they don't show up unless I cake them on, which makes my eyelids dry and wrinkly-looking, but this just glided on and stayed put all day. Gorgeous, like a better, more pigmented version of Nars AAE. If the shipping costs weren't so crazy I'd be buying everything. Except the lipglaze, but that another (coconut-flavoured) story.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
If you have never tried besame's eyeshadow, check out their website. They have a great sample program and sometimes they have free shipping. Samples come in really cute pastel colored screw top containers and they label everything. The eye shadow is pretty pricey but it's worth it for the amazing compact, also the shadow itself is very pigmented so a little goes a long way. I've tried the pistachio which is a beautiful, muted gold green, think of a green dragonfly.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I tried one of these in Black Pearl and it is a beautiful black shade with fine silver shimmer. It was a little hard to blend so that is why I took off one lippie, but this is a very good eyeshadow.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I bought two of the Besame Eyeshadows in Shimmer Beige and Socialite Brown. These are, by far, the best shadows I have used. They stay on so well throughout the day it is unbelieveable. That statement is coming from someone who always has problems with shadows creasing by mid-day! You only have to use a tiny bit & take care not to "over apply" if you have fair-medium skintone. I will be trying more of these in the near future. Highly recommended!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
These are excellent shadows that come in lovely vintage colors, making them perfect for modern day pinup and glamour girls. I have found each shade to be highly pigmented and very rich in texture.
Black pearl makes a nice eye liner, and Shimmer Beige and Socialite Brown make for a lovely neutral eye (Socialite Brown can also be used to fill in brows.) I have also tried Pistachio, which is a pretty, muted green that works well alone or in combination with the above shades. It works very well with my green eyes and fair skin and is one of my favorite shadows.
I would purchase these shadows again (and am currently waiting for Plum Dandy to arrive in the mail), although they must be applied with a very light hand (due to the intensity of the pigments) and so should last a very, very long time!
Update #2: I just bought Peacock Blue on a whim, after reading a 1939 magazine which stated that blue-grey was the perfect color for spring (I just had to try Besame's take on the shade!) I wasn't sure that I would like this color, but it is absolutely lovely and works wonderfully on my NW10 skin. I would describe this color as an almost-periwinkle, grayed-blue with a soft shimmer. Looks great worn over the Shimmer Beige; the gray tones make for a subtle blue shade that can be layered for more intensity or for more standout on darker skin tones. Another hit from Besame!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I have two of these shadows--Socialite Brown and Shimmer Beige. The Socialite Brown is a very pretty medium brown while Shimmer Beige is exactly that--a shimmery beige. These are some of the best eyeshadows I have ever used. I wore them for 12 hours straight and they didn't ever crease! Kind of expensive; they are $20 apiece. Well worth it. They come in retro containers, like other Besame products-- their gimmick is the retro 1940's look. I would buy these again.