FAQ


HOW IS BESAME MAKEUP FORMULATED?

We use only the highest quality ingredients in Bésame Cosmetics formulations, including natural waxes, oils and extracts. Our products work wonderfully with sensitive skin.

 
DOES BESAME COSMETICS TEST ON ANIMALS?

Absolutely not! Bésame Cosmetics does NOT test on animals at ANY level of production and uses only natural and responsible ingredients in all our products. We are proud to be cruelty free! 

 
ARE THE MAKEUP SHADES REALLY VINTAGE REPRODUCTIONS?

Yes! We gather vintage makeup from estate sales, auctions and antique stores and recreate the colors and textures to exactly match the originals, including our classic reds. We use modern ingredients for safe and long wearing cosmetics.

 
IF I LIKE THE MATTE LOOK, ARE THE LIPSTICKS RIGHT FOR ME?

We didn’t make the lipstick matte for two reasons. First, and contrary to popular belief, vintage lipsticks from the early 20th century were not matte. They were made with petroleum products or castor oils, and were pastier than lipstick formulations today. Second, we didn’t opt for a matte formula because of texture; it’s terribly drying on the lips and would flake after a full day’s wear. Our satin finish won’t chap your lips and wears wonderfully well. Back then, women would blot the color to achieve a lasting finish, and you can do the same! Apply a layer of lipstick, blot with a tissue, reapply another layer, then blot again. Or, dust a layer of translucent powder on top of your lip color to seal and mattify.

 
ARE ANY OF YOUR PRODUCTS CONSIDERED VEGAN?

Yes! All our powders, both loose and pressed, as well as our Cream Rouges, are Vegan. Our lipsticks and our mascaras contain beeswax for texture but the wax is properly sourced from very happy bees! 

 
IS THIS WEBSITE SECURE?

Yes! We understand how important security is to you online, this is why we have partnered with Shopify, the industry leader, so you can rest assured your order will be placed safely and securely.

 WHERE ELSE CAN I FIND BESAME?

We have one boutique in Burbank, California. We can also be found in some Sephora stores in the USA. On Sephora.com, ModCloth.com (ships internationally), CultBeauty.Co.Uk (ships internationally) and VermontCountryStore.com. We also have wholesalers throughout the USA. You can e-mail us any time to find a wholesaler near you! Please be aware that we do NOT sell to Amazon.com or Ebay.com. We ask that you please be wary when purchasing from unauthorized Bésame Cosmetics retailers.