10 Fantastic Facts About The Signature Refillable Compact

After years of development, Gabriela is thrilled to release her new Signature Compact! Beautifully designed, made to be treasured for years, and refillable! 

Your favorite powders are now in refillable pans, to reduce waste and create a compact you’ll cherish. This golden beauty is made to last and refills are super easy to replace. 

But this gorgeous compact is more than pretty. Here are 10 Fantastic Facts about our latest keepsake. 

Truly Golden

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Each compact is made with sturdy metal to hold up to years of use. Then, it’s plated in gold and given our custom enamel chrysanthemum to adorn the top. So, it’s not gold colored, or gold plastic, but truly coated in gold to give you the most luxurious compact.

Tarnish Proof

Besame signature compact in red velvet besame bag

The gold isn’t just there for decoration. This compact is plated to be completely tarnish proof. To keep your compact in extra tip top shape, each comes with an embroidered velvet satchel. This will keep it free from scratches, so you can carry the compact in your bag without worry.

Low Waste

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The compact was specifically designed to hold Bésame refill pans. When you run out of your powder, just recycle the tin pan, and pop in a new refill! Or, if you want to use Violet Powder in the morning and take Snow 1937 Powder to go, you can easily switch pans to keep your favorite powder on hand at all times.

When you’d like a new powder, the refill will be shipped in a recyclable paper bag. Super low waste, super high glamour!

Five Powder Refills

open besame signature compact with 5 powder refills

To launch our Signature Compact, we’re releasing 5 fan favorite powders. 

Aurora 1959 Translucent Powder

Enjoy this delicate face powder based on the translucent powder from the Sleeping Beauty Collection. The hint of pink blends to become completely colorless, giving you a princess-perfect glow. 

Snow 1937 Translucent Powder

Based on the popular translucent powder from our Snow White Collection. Finely-milled and incredibly light, it has the sheerest coverage to create a matte, flawless finish. 

Peggy 1946 Translucent Powder (coming soon)

Back by popular demand! Based on the dusting powder from the Agent Carter Collection. Finely-milled and practically weightless, it blends in beautifully and feels like wearing nothing at all. 

Violet Translucent Powder (coming soon)

Glow and a matte finish? Why not both! Vitamin C and plant-based squalene soothe and hydrate skin, while the finely-milled formula sets makeup and leaves a beautiful finish. The unique violet hue counteracts under-eye circles and leaves skin with a gorgeous glow (no shimmer required!). Based on our popular Loose Violet Brightening Powder, this is now fragrance and talc free!

Soft Focus 1952 Powder (coming soon)

Our newest powder that gives your skin an old Hollywood, soft focus finish. Finely-milled, it blends into any skin tone to reduce the looks of fine lines, pores, and wrinkles.  You’ll be camera-ready in no time!

Though each powder has a different focus, all of our powders are:

  • Cruelty-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Mineral Oil Free
  • Meticulously formulated for sensitive skin
  • Sustainably made in California

The First Powder’s Free

open besame signature compact on gold textured background

With every Signature Compact, you get to choose a powder refill - free! Just select the compact, then choose your powder of choice. If you’d like more than one powder (or all five!), go to the Powder refills page and add as many to your cart as you like!

The Pan Stays In Place

Refills are so easy. Since this is a custom design, Gabriela made sure every detail made switching out pans as simple as possible. Small cut outs near the center allow you to reach the pan easily, while the center magnet firmly holds the pan in place. 

The magnet is the magic behind this compact. It’s placed right in the center, so the pan won’t wiggle around as you use a brush or puff. Then, if you’re traveling with your makeup, the pan won’t fall out and break all over your bag. The magnet and ingenious design keep all the powder right where it needs to be.

Three Years in the Making

closed besame compact on red floral background

Gabriela did not take this compact lightly. She went through a number of designs, production facilities, and three different manufacturers before she found the combination that gave her the compact she envisioned. The entire process took 3 years! But it was well worth the work for a compact that’s truly one-of-a-kind.

Inspired by Vintage Craft

red satin lined box with besame signature compact

In the 1920s, compacts were treated with nearly as much care as jewelry. Women were proud to touch up their lipstick so they could show off their gorgeous compacts! 

Gabriela wanted to return to the idea of a compact you’d be proud to own. One that looks gorgeous in your purse, vanity, or in a selfie!

Even the Box Is Beautiful

closed burgundy box with gold designs

Just like a luxe piece of jewelry, this compact comes in a beautiful satin-lined box. The burgundy box features a golden chrysanthemum design. Even the packaging is a work of art!

Based on a 1928 Design

back of Besame refillable compact

This art deco piece was inspired by a compact from 1928. The octagonal design is incredibly rare nowadays, but was a popular shape in the 1920s. Architecturally inspired, the compact features carved steps and intricate lines at the base. With the enamel Bésame chrysanthemum on top, it captures classic design with modern performance.


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1 comment

Omg I love the compacts and your whole company products. You are amazing. Keep up the great work Besame team 🥰

Marisela November 19, 2020

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