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1920: The Glamour of Jazz

1920: The Glamour of Jazz   It’s a balmy summer night in 1925 and Clara is at her vanity preparing for a night out at her favorite speakeasy. She brushes her hair, which is cropped short in a bob that is very different from the prim Gibson Girl up-do that her mother sported in her youth. The start of Jazz Age heralded an obsession with Hollywood and a pursuit of the youthful appearance of its stars. Women like Clara now purchase wrinkle reducers, restorers, and youth creams that are made widely available by department stores and brands like Elizabeth Arden.  As her favorite tune plays on the phonograph, Clara finishes spreading on a layer of her favorite moisturizing cream. Next...

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Kodak 1922 Kodachrome Film Test

 Kodak 1922 Kodachrome Film Test At Besame we just loved this footage from Kodak from 1922 of one of the first Kodachrome film tests. We have been mesmerized by the beauty of these lovely ladies and how similar they are to us today. We decided to have some fun and recreate it with our own Besame Girls (wearing all Besame Cosmetics of course!). Take a peek at the original below and our recreation!   Original  Our Version

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How To Apply Besame Lipstick!

How To      Have you ever wondered how to get that perfect bowed lip of some of the most beautiful silver screen beauties of the 1940's? Well, we have a step-by-step guide to get a perfectly applied glamorous pout. Step 1. Choose a daring red shade from the Bésame collection such as Carmine, Bésame Red or, Cherry Red. Our unique hand-made lipsticks are formed into the perfect shape to apply your lipstick straight from the tube. Our reds are reproductions of the most sought after shades from the past. Step 2. Shaping the lips can be a challenge but once you know this simple trick, you will get the perfect symmetrical shape every time. Using the corner edge of...

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Cashmere Foundation Stick Spotlight On: Cocoa

Cocoa Let's get to know each of our brand new Stick Foundation shades! Seventh to be featured is our shade: Cocoa!  Cocoa is deep shade with a very slight warm undertone. An excellent shade for darker skin tones. Our Foundations are inspired by the original "Pan-Stik" Foundations from the 1930s. Perfect for all skin types and useful for concealing, highlighter and contouring too!  -Matte Finish -Full Coverage -Feather Light -Fragrance Free -Vegan -Non-Comedogenic -Cruelty Free -Paraben Free -Made in the USA     @miss_tammisavoy     From top to bottom: Bisque, Natural Beige, Honey, True Beige, Medium Beige, Warm Tan, Cocoa, Deep Bronze.     @the.pinup.doll

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1945 American Beauty

Spotlight On: 1945 American Beauty American Beauty is a true replica of a color from 1945. At the end of WWII, women were looking for brighter more optimistic shades of red. Women were experimenting with touches of pink and berry undertones in their lipsticks. In the mid forties, full luscious red lips, nicely groomed brows and long curls were the look of the time and this beautiful berry colored red would have complimented that look perfectly. American Beauty will leave you feeling bright, hopeful and optimistic. The slight berry undertone of this shade makes it especially flattering for brunettes or salt and pepper hair. But it does look wonderful on all skin tones. And have green eyes? They will pop with this fabulous...

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