79% would repurchase
on 8/20/2018 2:53:00 PM
More reviews by BeckyR
After purchasing the sampler set from Sephora, I was convinced to buy several full size lipsticks. I have shades 1935 Cherry Red, 1945 American Beauty, 1946 Red Velvet, and 1969 Dusty Rose. The pigmentation on these lipsticks is outstanding. The formula for Cherry Red and American Beauty is a bit drier than the others, though not crumbly or hard to work with. These are more of a matte than a cream or satin finish, and they wear comfortably all day. I find applying in the manner suggested by Besame helps with staying power: apply, blot, apply again, blot again. Pros:highly pigmentedgreat staying powerrich, comfortable formulabeautiful packagingCons:some shades drier than otherspricey
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 8/20/2018 2:42:00 PM
I initially picked up the mini-size sampler set from Sephora after hearing some pretty good things about the brand, and was convinced to purchase several full size lipsticks. The formula is rich, creamy, and pigmented for the most part, though some shades are dryer than others. Dusty Rose is a beautiful mauvey color on my skintone (NC25 for reference) that makes for a wonderful daytime look. It applies well without much fading even after eating. I find it helps to apply it in the manner suggested by Besame: apply, blot, apply again, blot again. I can go a full day without needing to touch up if I apply it like this. Pros:creamy formula that dries comfortably mattegorgeous packaginghighly pigmentedserious staying powerCons:pricey
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 8/5/2018 6:33:00 PM
More reviews by lanih2003
I too love Besame lipsticks, and am a sucker for pinks and lighter formulas. I had to get Mint Rose and I’m glad I did. I feel that they are moisturizing while wearing, and do leave a stain after it wears off, which I don’t mind. Next I need the berry shade. Also, FYI, try Portrait Peach and Portrait Pink lipsticks if you haven’t, perfect for summer.
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 8/5/2018 6:00:00 PM
More reviews by ccjcjl
Edit: I still love love love the color, but I got tired of the transfer and with it disappearing when I eat, since it's not a MLBB color. Dropped one lippie and will not repurchase. --- Amazing product in beautiful packaging. This is flattering and fuss-free enough for me to wear it out on a daily basis!I was very red-shy but I was determined to find one that worked. Reds always looked very off on my fair-medium skin, because I have an olive skintone with a lot of yellow.I actually had buyer's regret immediately after ordering this online because I realized it look a bit... pink? magenta? on my screen. But when I finally received it and swiped it on, I was in love.This is a neutral red that doesn't come off as Crayola red. (I'm looking at you, Revlon Really Red!) It does not make me look sickly and sallow, or very pink. It looks like it belongs on my face. My teeth aren't the whitest but this doesn't make them seem more yellow than they are.This is not a moisturizing lipstick but the satin-matte finish makes this longer-lasting than a regular lipstick.I would absolutely repurchase this. I wish Besame made a medium warm pink because I'd love a lipstick that color in this formula.
8 of 8 people found this helpful.
on 7/31/2018 8:58:00 PM
More reviews by grayeyedkat
Pros: because it is a cake it dries out preventing bacterial growth so it can last up to 2 years, unique, long lasting, doesn’t smear unless wet (I was impressed by that), amazing eyeliner, doesn’t irritate sensitive skin and eyes, good for natural looks
Cons: awkward packaging requires a bent spoolie, rattles around tin and requires care, can cause black specks in work area/face, takes a little skill/practice, not waterproof, not good for dramatic lashes
Overall: I was extremely impressed by the product. It went on way easier than I expected and really didn’t require much water. I had to bend my spoolie to get it into the tin, which I’m glad it was a disposable one otherwise you’re tough outta luck. It took 2 coats for my eyelashes letting it dry between. But it didn’t really take that long to dry. Between coats I did my eyeliner with an angled eyeliner brush. Cat eye has never been easier. It went on waaaay more smoothly than any gel I’ve used but was a similar thick consistency. I didn’t need to put on multiple coats. Best part is that it was thin enough to easily get down to the lashes so no gaps. Especially good for lower lashes. Did not bulk or volumize lashes but brought out natural qualities. (Being blonde mine are invisible but naturally very long. So I enjoyed having something of a thinner consistency because they’re also so soft regular mascara is too thick to get all the way to the tips.)
Of course it’s thinner so while applying to lashes it tends to flick and cause black flecks if you’re not careful. But since it’s water soluble it’s easy enough to remove with a damp q-tip. I used it without a primer or setting powder/spray. Didn’t even wash my face first. So skin oils and all it lasted straight 6 hours without a single smudge. That includes during sex, cooking, and in the damp hell that is summer in South Carolina. I even ran out into torrential rain to my apartment complex’s front office for a package and it didn’t budge.
It smudged when my allergies flared up at the end of the day and it was an easy touch up with a damp q-tip to remove smudge then touch up application. Because of this it’s a fantastic buy if you’re usually without heavy makeup eyeshadow and concealer and foundation but still want a cat eye liner and natural mascara.
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