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Bésame Cosmetics Classic Color Lipstick

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.

Bésame Cosmetics Classic Color Lipstick
3.7 out of 5 stars, based on 283 Reviews 283 Reviews
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Besame is timeless!

I have been using Besame lipstick for 5 years now. Their colors are beautiful and they last all day! I have a couple of colors that are not available on here, but I can say that Besame Red and Debutante Pink work great on so many skin tones. I constantly receive compliments when I wear them. You will not be disappointed! ;)

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Love

I absolutely adore Besame Cosmetics. Their lipstick is the best: long lasting and the colors are stunning.

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Adorable
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I bought the dusty rose color. It suits well, and lasts a good long time. I love the old school matte texture. The vanilla scent, also a big plus. As for presentation, it's in a glassy gold tube, and comes with a little red velvet pouch for travel. So much fun.

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Wonderful reds!

This has become my favorite lipstick! I have it in Besame Red and in Red Velvet and both are gorgeous! It stays where I put it and has stayed vibrant through meals and drinks without needing reapplication. It is not too creamy or too drying and has a beautiful vanilla smell.

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Love everything about it
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I love love the packaging on this product. Merry fancy with case and the little bag. I love the color that I received and the smoothness Nd softness of the texture. I will be repurchasing this.

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I love it

I've bought this lipstick before. And I love it. Like. I really don't care much for lipstick because it just rubs off, etc. But this lipstick is awesome. The colors are amazing. Very vibrant. They smell great. And luckily there isn't a taste if you get it on your teeth. The colors compliment varying skin tones nicely. This is probably my most favorite lipstick.

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Smoking Hot
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I ordered this color on a wing and a prayer. The color (carmine) is gorgeous but I had no idea what it would look like on my skin. When I opened it - I was so pleased with the beautiful packaging and the dainty little retro tube of lipstick. I immediately applied and I'm in love! I have very green undertones and it is a perfect shade for me. It makes my lips pop. If you were in doubt - go for it!

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Beautiful, but a bit too pink
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Bésame lipstick is lovely. It's creamy and doesn't dry out my lips, but the Debutante Pink is a little too bright for me. I bought it over the Portrait Pink because reviews said Debutante Pink was better for everyday wear, but I think for my faily pale skin the Portrait Pink would have been a better bet.

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The best of the best and a shade for everyone!

I am an avid, longtime fan of Besame cosmetics and their lipsticks in particular. These lipsticks are absolutely beautiful to wear and to look at. They are wonderfully pigmented, a great semi-matte finish in a comfortable consistency which stays put quite well. Besame offers a wide variety of colors - especially REDS - to the extent that just about everyone can find a signature color. Mine is Besame Red. If all that were not enough, their vintage style packaging is second to none. In short, they are THE BEST lipsticks I have ever worn.

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So pretty, I feel so glamorous
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OK so if I don't blot bright or bold lipstick I do look like the Joker BUT this was great. Even after I blotted it a little the color stayed on, even through dinner and dessert. None got on my teeth or bled into my surrounding skin. I love the color choices and the packaging.

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