While we’re glad that hot rollers and garter belts are no longer in vogue, we can’t deny the appeal of vintage beauty. We’ve found that the easiest way to channel ’40s glamour is to stock up on these handcrafted lipsticks. Bésame founder and beauty historian Gabriela Hernandez painstakingly recreated the colors worn by Hollywood’s leading ladies of a bygone era—think Jean Harlow, Vivien Leigh, and Marilyn Monroe. Made with extradense pigments, they’re designed to withstand long days and nights, and the gold-plated tubes come in luxe red velvet pouches that beg to be paired with your fanciest clutch.
How it Works
This lipstick may look old school, but the formula is decidedly modern—it’s full of good-for-you ingredients like aloe, green tea, and vitamins A, C, and E. The nontoxic, semi-matte formula exceeds EU safety standards, and the rich pigment glides on smoothly with a feather-proof finish. Choose from a stunning variety of vintage-inspired colors.
How to Use
Swipe onto your lips first thing in the morning or right before a big event. For extra precision, use a lip brush.