At Besame Cosmetics, we create enduring beauty products that would have been coveted by glamorous women of generations past, and today set the standard for generations to come.
In a disposable culture that focuses only on the next shiny new thing, we are instead inspired by traditions of glamour. Our Founder, Gabriela Hernandez, set out on this path—part mystery, history, part artistic discovery—as a young girl who admired the classic cosmetics used by her grandmother and her mother as the treasured essentials of their daily beauty ritual. The cosmetics themselves were timeless: loose and pressed face powders, rouge, black mascara, red lipsticks, and lovely, feminine fragrances. Even the empty containers and packaging, incorporating iconic graphic design elements, were cherished.
Today, Besame Cosmetics is proud to be the authority on cosmetics that find their identity in traditions of glamour reaching back decades—even centuries. We collect and study original vintage cosmetics for their product formulation and for the elegance of their packaging, and adapt these classic pieces for modern wear. Our thanks to you for discovering Bésame. While the tradition of glamour is truly timeless, we hope that you discover it every time you apply your Bésame.