My first day in the city began with Julie meeting me at Penn Station and then heading over to Henri Bendel’s to seek out Besame Cosmetics. I was greeted by Milka and Lainsley who would be doing my makeover.
I had never heard of Besame Cosmetics until recently and I fell instantly in love with their vintage packaging, which is a 1940′s look. Milka used Besame’s Light Compact for concealer, powder and liner and also individual colors in Pistachio, Plum and Shimmer Beige. I remember looking at the compact of Plum and Pistachio and feeling a little nervous. I have never used green eye shadow before, let alone green and purple together. However, I put my face into the hands of the experts and let them work their magic.
As Milka applied the concealer and loose powder, I was so surprised at how silky soft it felt on my skin. She had me run my fingers over it in the compact to really feel how light and soft they were. She lined my eyes with the Black Pearl eye shadow and even demonstrated on her hand how this black pearl color would look great to create that smokey eye look. Next was the Pistachio, Plum and Shimmer Beige shadows.
She used their Grey + Taupe eyebrow pencil to shade in my brows. I’ve never personally used an eyebrow pencil before, but I must say that my eyebrows looked very good using the Taupe side of the pencil. Milka even took the time (on her hand again) to show me how she used the pencil to shade in my brow and then used a masacara wand (void of any mascara) to do a brushing motion to blend it in.
She also used their black mascara to create a look that made my eyelashes stand out, yet not look caked on or clumpy.
Sun Kissed Rouge was used on my cheeks and my lips were lined with Natural and then Merlot lipstick was applied. Milka told me that if I didn’t like Merlot, that Chocolate Kiss was the next best color for me. She then applied their Lip Glaze in Chocolate for that extra POW.
Rave: I am completely in love with their Chocolate Lip Glaze. It smells just like chocolate and the shine and color are incredible. Quite honestly, it is now a closet addiction. I am constantly applying this lip glaze to satisfy my need for chocolate while looking good with beautifully shiney lips.
When Lainsley gave me the mirror to see how I looked, I was so pleasantly surprised to see how wonderful the Pistachio color looked on me in combination with the Plum. Who knew that green and purple would look so good? My eyes are Hazel and they just became a new stand out feature with this eye color. While the Merlot lip color was a little too dark for a daytime color, it would definitely be fine to use when going out at night with my husband. I joked to Milka and Lainsley that going to Toys R’ Us in this Merlot would have many people talking. I’m thinking of trying the Chocolate Kiss lip color, which just sounds like a heavenly addition to my Chocolate Lip Glaze.
I couldn’t get over how this makeup felt. I honestly felt like I was only wearing gloss on my lips and nothing else; it was that light feeling. So one would think that when Julie and I got caught in a terrential rainstorm that we had to walk through for 5 blocks, that my makeover would’ve been ruined. So wrong. I asked Julie if my mascara was running down my face and when she looked at me, she herself, could not believe that my eye shadow, lip color and mascara were all completely entact without a smudge or smear. I am completely impressed.
Many thanks to Milka and Lainsley for making me look beautiful with Besame Cosmetics while in Manhattan.
I’m off to go apply some more Chocolate Lip Glaze…