Welcome to the alluring world of Besame Cosmetics. A vintage makeup brand which honours the style, spirit, and sensibility of female beauty.
The Decades of Fragrance Collection is the fruit of 6 years of research and exploration to bring you the essence of each decade featured in the collection. We wanted to give you an olfactory picture of a decade of time, using familiar ingredients from each period to create an impression in your mind of a time gone by. Each perfume extract is meticulously crafted from precious essential oils and natural alcohol. Be transported to your favorite era with each of our intoxicating scents.
Dabble in time with our Decades Collection.
Marlene Dietrich, cigarette and seduction, 1930s Oriental
Top notes: mandarin, cinnamon, clarysage
Heart notes: tobacco, heliotrope, lavender
Base notes: vanilla, cedar wood, musks
15 ml glass bottle.NZ$59.95
If you'd like glamorous lashes just like Marilyn, it may be time to try cake mascara. Besame Cake mascara beautifies lashes and brows by making them appear longer, darker, more luxuriant. Can be used as eyeliner for cat eye effect. We've all experienced the dreaded clumps and smudges while painting our lashes with wand mascara. Unlike ordinary wand mascara, cake mascara can be reapplied and layered upon without clumping; this means controlled depth and definition. Cake mascaras lasts until consumed and offer increased sanitary protection. The mascara brushes are rinsed with water after use; leaving no bacteria behind. Cake mascaras were the first type of mascara available for women to beautify the lashes; and they are still a must have staple for your beauty bag!
Now in reusable tin.
Please note this product does include brush applicators, inside the tin.
Our Cake Mascara is meant to be used with many applicators for different effects, for use as mascara, eye liner and eye browNZ$65.00
Now available in beautiful Brown, perfect for lighter eyebrows or a softer more natural look for lashes and liner.
For glamorous lashes just like Marilyn, it may be time to try cake mascara. Besame Cake Mascara beautifies lashes and brows by making them appear longer, darker, and more luxuriant. It also works wonders as eyeliner.
We've all experienced the dreaded clumps and smudges while painting our lashes with wand mascara. Unlike ordinary wand mascara, cake mascara can be reapplied and layered upon without clumping; this means controlled depth and definition. Cake mascaras lasts until consumed and offer increased sanitary protection. The mascara brushes are rinsed with water after use; leaving no bacteria behind. Cake mascaras were the first type of mascara available for women to beautify the lashes; and they are still a must have staple for your beauty bag!
Now in reusable tin!
Please note this product DOES include one brush applicator, inside the tin.
Our Cake MaNZ$65.00
Our 1940s tube packaging, the squeeze tube design is truly versatile and uniquely hygienic. For the individual or the professional working on multiple actors, one tube prevents waste and contamination, as the applicator never enters the container. You control how much product is on the applicator by squeezing the desired amount onto the brush. Use the included applicator brush or any you have on hand for different effects. Whether used for a natural look or a more glamorous makeup style, this mascara will leave lashes with a beautiful glossy finish. Use a small amount for subtle definition or use more to build up lashes for a deeper effect. The prolonged drying time allows ample time to work with the formula and build volume without clumping. And since every Bésame product is tested with our founders sensitivity in mind, this mascara delivers great performance and washes off with mild soap and water. Bésame products are always Paraben-free, cruelty-free, gluten-free andNZ$60.00
There's nothing more timeless than Crimson Rouge. Packaged in a stunning vintage reproduction tin, this concentrated cream give lips and cheeks a natural, weightless flush and blends beautifully into any skintone. Apply the formula straight from the tin with your ring finger using light patting motions. New smaller and easy to open size.
Formulated without Parabens
and made in the USANZ$60.00
Delicate soft peach color and cousin of our Portrait Pink. A semi-matte finish with one coat full coverage. The highest natural pigment content for a smooth, indelible, feather-proof finish. Enriched with squalene, vitamin C and aloe.
This shade is a true replica of a color from 1965. During the 1960s paler lip shades were all the rage so that the bold eye makeup looks of the time could take center stage. Gabriela found this perfect peach color from 1965 and knew it had to be a part of our line up. A soft and flattering color on all skin tones, this makes it the perfect every day shade or companion to a smokey eye look. We think of Twiggy and 60s Audrey Hepburn when we swipe on this gorgeous color!NZ$55.00
Our 1941 - Victory Red comes in our beloved semi-matte finish with one coat full coverage. The highest natural pigment content for a smooth, indelible, feather-proof finish. Enriched with squalene, vitamin C and aloe.This color has strong staying power for a no-fuss perfect lip. Strong, clear, cool, vibrant red. More pigmented and a touch darker than Besame Red.
During the war, the American military forces commissioned the first Victory Red lipstick to women in uniform. The clear, strong tone looked vibrant when worn with the standard-issue, olive-drab jacket and skirt. The caps worn by women in the armed forces often featured a brilliant red braid trim detail, and Victory Red also accentuated this band.
The name references the Allied Victory in World War II. We painstakingly researched our red, based upon our collection of historical samples and lots of study. Our Victory Red is an absolutely faithful color-match to the original from 1941.NZ$55.00
A translucent violet powder that brightens any skintone. The finely milled formula sets makeup beautifully, leaving a soft, matte finish and a subtle violet fragrance. Wear it alone, over foundation, or around eyes to instantly lighten dark circles.
Formulated without Parabens
Made in the USANZ$60.00Out Of Stock
A beautiful deep fuchsia-red with slight shimmer. A semi-matte finish with one coat full coverage. Containing the highest natural pigment content for a smooth, indelible, feather-proof finish. Enriched with squalene, vitamin C and aloe.NZ$55.00
If you're looking for elegant hair styles (and more importantly, how you can create these looks on your own!) for weddings, proms, and any other formal event, this book by author Lauren Rennells is the book for you. Offering 29 different vintage-inspired hairstyles from the turn of the 20th century to the 1960s with meticulously worded and photographed steps, this 220 page guides makes achieving your dream 'do at home a possibility!NZ$70.00
Use these Lady Eliza Pin Curl Clips with adorable packaging to hold your pin curls in place. The wide shape holds dry or wet curls in place or holds your rollers too! Also makes a great gift for the lover of vintage beauty products! 16 clips per card.NZ$18.00
This tutorial DVD teaches you how to create vintage pinup looks from the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. The retro inspired makeup and hairstyle of each look were created by pinup model, makeup artist and hairstylist Micheline Pitt. Learn her personal secrets on application and execution not only on the lovely models, but also on herself. This 3-disc DVD has over 10 hours of footage and goes into detail on how to reproduce the vintage looks using modern tools and techniques. It comes with an insert for a link to all the products and brushes used for each look. The techniques taught in this DVD include: Finger Waves, Cascading Vintage Waves, Beehive, Vintage Curls as well as Makeup techniques such as contour and the perfect pinup eyebrow. Featuring rockabilly music from Wild Records bands, The Rhythm Shakers and the Delta Bombers. Enjoy this creative DIY DVD that will help you create that perfect period look!
*MULTI REGION Discs, will play in any DVD player*NZ$49.99
Retro Makeup: Techniques for Applying the Vintage Look is a bestselling history and application tutorial book on recreating vintage makeup!
See the evolution of makeup fashions from the 1920s jazz age flapper, through the 1930s art deco era, the 1940s WW2 era, the atomic and prosperous 1950s and the mod 1960s. Included are start-to-finish instructions on applying makeup to emulate the trends through the mid-twentieth century decades.
Learn how to do retro makeup styles like the cat eye wing makeup for different eye shapes for the perfect pinup makeup.
See the differences in the popular eyebrow and lip shapes of different decades.
Choose the right red lipstick shade for different skin tones.
Also see a breakdown of tools and products you can use.
The book explains the basics of what vintage cosmetics women had available to them at the time to make themselves up. Each decade describes historical events and innovations in products that affected makeup trends.NZ$60.00
Vintage hairstyles are easy with Rockin' Rollers. They have two great uses. They are pillow soft and comfortable to sleep in while setting. They can also be used as a filler for the retro hairstyles detailed in the instructional booklet. Their unique design provides many styling options. With these rollers, long lasting vintage waves are easely achieved, making them ideal for medium to long hair vintage hairstyles. They can also be used to create gibson rolls, bumper bangs and many other pin up and rockabilly looks as well as 1940s and 1950s inspired hairdos.
The Rockin' Rollers Set Includes:
-12 Soft leopard print hair rollers
-40 page instructional booklet detailing wrap patterns for vintage curls and fabulous options for using the roller as a hair filler.NZ$45.00
Perfect your vintage look with the Roll & Go Hair tool.
The Roll & Go Hair Tool ® is a double-sided round comb and can be used to create a number of hairstyles!
The teeth of the comb measure 7 centimeters long. The diameter across of the larger end of the tool is 3 centimeters for larger rolls. The diameter across of the smaller end of the tool is 2 centimeters for smaller rolls.
The Roll & Go Hair Tool ® makes wrapping hair into uniform, round shapes like Victory rolls a snap! You can also use it to make large pin curls, cool round shapes for contemporary styles, and much more!
32 page instruction booklet included.NZ$49.00
Pin curls were the building block of hairstyles popular during the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and into the 1960s. The Sculpture Pin Curl Tool is a reproduction of an actual styling tool used in the mid-20th century to aid women in creating fast, uniform curls. The 50-page instruction booklet written by Lauren Rennells, author of Vintage Hairstyling, provides detailed directions on pin curls, its many forms and uses, and styling vintage curls and waves. The poster, which can be easily framed in an 11x14 frame to add beauty to the boudoir, has over 80 vintage pencil sketches of hairstyle ideas. Packaged in plastic bag.
Sculpture Pin Curl Tool Set Includes:
- 1 Sculpture Pin Curl Tool
- 50 page instructional booklet detailing pin curls and how to style them
- Frameable poster with 80 inspirational vintage hairstyle ideas
This Sculpture Pin Curl Tool Set gets you over all of your pin curling hurdles. Pin curls are an important key to creating an authentic vintage style and thNZ$45.00
Use these Stay Rite Duckbill Clipettes with adorable packaging to help form your vintage waves. Also makes a great gift for the lover of vintage beauty products! 12 clipettes per card.NZ$18.00
Nylon mixed multi level bristles allows for various degrees of volume and style. The teasing and smoothing brush has been specifically designed for up-do styling and increased volume. The brush is resistant to heat and chemicals and has an ergonomic handle that provides maximum comfort during the styling process. The sectioning tip allows easy separation and texture variation.
You will receive either pink or red.NZ$15.00
Bobby Pins in every colour for your hair colour.NZ$25.00
Vintage Hairstyling: Retro Styles with Step-by-Step Techniques is the #1 bestselling tutorial book on recreating vintage hair from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s!
Learn how to do 33 different retro hairstyles in this 200-page full-color book. It uses over 700 photographs for directions and explains each step in detail. It also provides information on vintage makeup, nails, and accessories for a finished look.
Vintage Hairstyling: Retro Styles with Step-by-step Techniques includes the basics of styling, a breakdown of the techniques used in the past and modern equivalent options to achieve the same look. And there are plenty of ideas on combining elements to suit your hair and skill level.
Learn how to do retro techniques like: