Some makeup lines deliver great color choices, others high performance, but one line that is known for modern products, nice color choices and lovely packaging, is Besame. Back in 2006 I literally gushed about the feel of Besame’s 40’s-inspired products, packaged in shiny, golden compacts with delicate, red floral designs.
Some time has gone by, and I have just discovered Besame’s Sweetheart Balm ($18.00). These are not in the “Old Hollywood” style compacts I loved, but instead, in clear glass pots with modern plastic lids featuring the delicate Besame flower logo.
Translated, “Besame” means: “kiss me.” Fittingly, kiss-worthy lips need protection as well as tint. The Sweetheart Balm gives you a bit of both: moisturizing balm and a hint of color. Nurture kiss-worthy lips with antioxidant vitamins C and E, aloe leaf extract and emollient, moisturizing shea butter and jojoba. Rosa canina extract, a fragrant extract also offers antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The two original colors are “Sweet Pink,” (soft shimmery pink shade with a uniquely sweet flavor that features a delicate rose scent and has a cool pearlescence that resembles mother-of-pearl) and “Cherry” (deep cherry hue with a berry pop of color and natural cherry flavor). But now there is also Peach and Tangerine. ‘Peach” is sheer, slightly pearly, and slightly fruity. It’s looks like you’re wearing a natural peach, but it also is good over something brighter in the coral/peach category to add shimmer and shine. “Tangerine” looks red in the jar, but is actually an orange-red sheer gloss on your lips. If you want to wear the orange trend, this is the easiest, sexiest way to get the color without the “weird” factor. It also features a bright, tangerine flavor. ‘
All the Besame Sweetheart balms are made without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrance, artificial sweeteners or phthlates. Visit http://www.besamecosmetics.com and select retailers nationwide and internationally, to see all the products and colors. Go for the balm and get your favorite. And, while on on the site, Linger and oogle the gorgeous lip and face compacts. But be forewarned: it will be difficult to leave the site without ordering those golden compacts, too!