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Our 1920s Decade Class Recap

1920s Decade Specific Class Recap We recently held our first decade class at our Burbank California boutique and it was a smashing success! The first in our series of decade focused classes was all about the 1920s. We focused on history, products and how to get a 1920s look that translates well to modern times. Take a peek at the pictures below and if you are interested in attending our next class on the 1930s, make sure to give us a call at  (818) 558-1558 to reserve your spot! Spaces fill up quickly!  Getting prepped! We used Gabriela's book: Classic Beauty: The History Of Makeup to teach this class!  Gabriela begins the class, teaching the history of makeup in the 1920s and...

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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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