Today I am going to review the lipstick “1935 Cherry Red” from the classic vintage based makeup brand “Besame Cosmetics”. Read on to find out whether this is a hit or miss.
$22 AUD for 3.5g
A lipstick with a satin, matte finish that delivers full coverage in one coat. 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
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic Capric Tryglyceride, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Octyldodecanol, Ozokerite Wax, Kaolin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate – 1, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate – 2, Cetyl Palmitate, Myristyl Lactate, Beeswax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Microcrystalline Wax, Thihydroxystearin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Carpylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Vanillin. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI77492), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850:I), Red 6 Barium Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Aluminum Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 Aluminum Lake (CI 45410), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090:2).
My Experience with Besame Cosmetics 1935 Cherry Red Lipstick:
Packaging: This lipstick comes packaged in a red and gold cardboard box with all the product and shade details. The lipstick itself comes housed in a gorgeous golden bullet with the brand’s signature chrysanthemum flowers design in red and the shade name is also present at the bottom of the bullet. Since I got the mini lipstick, I didn’t get the outer box and also the lipstick came with a push up button to push the lipstick forward. The gold-plated casing gives a sophisticated and luxurious feel when you hold it. Besame lipstick bullets are inspired by the 1940’s lipstick bullet, and that’s why it is smaller in size than the usual lipstick bullets. And, it perfectly fits in your purse. Each of these lipsticks is inspired from a particular decade of the Hollywood world and this shade is associated with the year 1935. Usually, lipsticks have a single flat end, but this one is chiseled with 2 flat ends which make it easy to line and fill your lips. There is also a beautiful vanilla fragrance just like MAC lipsticks.
Shade: Each of their shades is based on actual vintage lipsticks and is named by the year that inspired it. Unsurprisingly, given their vintage aesthetic, there are plenty of red shades in the line. The shade “Cherry Red” is a gorgeous blue toned cherry red shade. This is a beautiful red that is worn by all famous Hollywood heroines in the decade 1930, which is described as the “Golden Age of Hollywood”. All the lipstick shades in this line are universally flattering and I think that this shade is perfect for Indian skin tones. This makes it more special.
Formula: The formula of these lipsticks are divine. These lipsticks are highly pigmented and are very opaque. It gives off a very rich color with just one swipe. This lipstick has a satin, semi matte finish that delivers full coverage in one coat. The formula is packed with macadamia oil, vitamin C, chamomile and aloe to leave the lips soft and hydrated. It applies smoothly on the lips and provides a full pigment with a single stroke. There is no major feathering, flaking, drying or smearing; this felt light and easy on the lips. I love this formula. It is one of the comfortable matte formulas that I have used in a long time.
Longevity: This product also had impressive wear time; it lasted for almost 6 hours, just like most of the traditional lipsticks. The lipstick faded evenly, instead of from the middle. It is easy to reapply and also leaves a beautiful stain behind at the end of the day.
Packaging, formula, shades, retro style and all the minute details about this lipstick are a big hit for me. What should I say more? I love this lipstick and this brand especially. The hard work and dedication they put into creating each and every product wows me. I think that every makeup lover should try at least one product from this line, and you won’t be disappointed.
Pros of Besame Cosmetics 1935 Cherry Red Lipstick:
- Beautiful cherry red shade.
- Based on the Hollywood cinema in 1935.
- Luxurious packaging.
- Adorable vanilla scent.
- Creamy consistency.
- Satin finish.
- Good pigmentation.
- No flaking or smudging.
Cons of Besame Cosmetics 1935 Cherry Red Lipstick:
- Transfers a bit.
IMBB Rating: 4/5
Would I Repurchase/ Recommend Besame Cosmetics 1935 Cherry Red Lipstick?
Yes to both.