Review: Besame Cosmetics Classic Color Lipstick

While browsing around Sephora the other day, I noticed a new brand I have never seen before.  The packaging was gorgeous and instantly caught my eye!  As you all probably know, I have very little self control while in Sephora.  It’s like my conscious is left out the door and I become super impulsive!  So…..I bought something!



Available in 6 different shades at  All 6 shades are variations of red.

There are more shades including pink tones on their website at

They also sell other products.

I purchased mine in American Beauty 1945 (cool berry red).


What it is:
A lipstick with a satin, matte finish that delivers full coverage in one coat.

What it does:
Bésame Cosmetics’ Classic Color Lipsticks feature retro-inspired, smooth lip colors that provide a budge-proof finish that stays put, while the angled design offers precise application. Each lasting color is inspired by the shades worn by coveted Hollywood starlets of the ‘20s, ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s, imparting an iconic, satin meets matte lip look. The formula is packed with macadamia oil, vitamin C, chamomile, and aloe to leave lips feeling soft and hydrated.

What else you need to know:
The years listed on the lipstick names indicate the year that color was initially produced. Each color is an exact duplicate of shades made from Bésame Cosmetics’ vast collection of original tubes from each year.


This has a satin matte finish.


The first thing I noticed was the unusual shape of this lipstick.  I’m so used to a rounded lipstick with a little point.  This has two flat sides so it took me a while to adjust.

This lipstick is seriously opaque!  I didn’t need to build up the color at all.  One swipe gave me full coverage color.  I love that the formula is creamy and that the lipstick applies very smoothly and evenly.

I used the edge of the lipstick to line my lips first and then filled them in with the flat side.  Again, it took some adjusting but it works really well.

Wear Time:

I wore this lipstick all day (around 10-14 hours) and only found myself re-applying/touching up once!  It wore extremely well even through eating and drinking (and I wasn’t using caution either).


This has a subtle hint of sweet vanilla, but it is not overpowering at all.

Overall Thoughts:

This lipstick really surprised me.  I was expecting the product to be sub-par and the packaging to be the star.  I was COMPLETELY wrong!

The formula is absolutely wonderful!  It is creamy and opaque and goes on like a dream.  I also love that it’s lightweight considering how opaque it is.  It was very comfortable to wear.

It is a matte finish that holds up extremely well throughout the day without leaving my lips dry.

I wouldn’t say it’s hydrating, but it’s not drying either.

I love the history behind the colors as well!

I will definitely be purchasing more colors and will be purchasing some products off their site as well!

Have a beautiful and wonderful day!

xoxo Lizzie♥


10 Comments Add yours

  1. plus+beauty27 says:

    This sounds like such a neat brand! That lipstick definitely looks a bit different but I’m intrigued. 🙂 xo

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    1. Isn’t it different? The packaging is so beautiful! I couldn’t help myself!!

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      1. plus+beauty27 says:

        I don’t blame you! Beautiful packaging!! 🙂 xo

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  2. lovely packaging and a great lipstick colour – love it!

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    1. The packaging is definitely adorable!! I’ve been obsessed with red lipsticks lately and love that this color is a little different. It’s a nice berry red. Thanks for your sweet comment 🙂

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      1. you’re welcome! x

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  3. I have been really wanting to try this in Dusty Rose. So glad you reviewed it & said it is good. I was so curious about the formula.

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    1. That’s the other shade I’ve been looking at! I was looking at their site the other day and want just about everything on there!!

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      1. Wish Sephora would carry that shade!!!

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      2. I completely agree!!! I would love that but my wallet would hate it! Ha ha

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