Sunday, February 6, 2011

Review of Besame Cosmetics' Classic Color Lipstick in Red Velvet

Last week, I received my order from Besame Cosmetics which included a Cashmere Powder Compact and a new Classic Color Lipstick in Red Velvet ($22.00 USD)

I already own a Classic Color Lipstick in Besame Red (a bright neutral that leans slightly warm). I have several bright-toned reds from various brands and lately I realized I wanted a more deep red. After viewing several swatches of  Besame shades online, I narrowed my choice down to Red Velvet.

Red Velvet is a darker red that reminds me of MAC Russian Red combined with MAC's Viva Glam I. The color is not cool or warm and it seems to have a touch of garnet in it. When I compare Red Velvet to Besame Red, Red Velvet is more subdued yet still dramatic. Basically Besame Red = bright fire engine, candy apple red and Red Velvet = the darker red tone of red velvet cake. Thus, the name "Red Velvet" is fitting.

Here is a swatch of Red Velvet on my hand:

This is me wearing Red Velvet today (I was still in my robe earlier! Lazy Sunday for sure!)
I really like this lipstick because it is different from all the other lipsticks I wear and I adore the garnet hue. I paired MAC lip pencil in Brick with this and it matches perfectly.

So, if you are looking for a darker red that is a neutral with tones of garnet and pomegranate, then give Besame's Red Velvet a try!


  1. You look good with the darker shade of red too. I am so tempted to order the compact and one of their lipsticks (not sure which one yet). Enabler! =p Btw, I love the way you styled your hair. It looks so pretty!

  2. Thanks, Crafty Doll! The lipsticks are amazing! The compact is lovely but if I had to choose, I'd say the lipstick wins out! The hair was an experiment. Ginger from Sailing Over a Cardboard Sea did an amazing Lucille Ball hair tutorial and I decided to give it a try!

  3. Thanks again for that I haven't got my competition prize yet but I was wrong it's Besame Red but if I like it I might get this colour too as I like to have a darker red to wear sometimes!

  4. Fiona,

    You will adorer Besame Red! The color is vibrant! I like Red Velvet because I have no other color like it in my collection. The darker red is very flattering on redheads too!

  5. This is my very favorite red lipstick. I keep going on the site to buy it but the $9 shipping cost keeps stopping me. I should just go ahead it's such a flattering color

  6. Trixie,

    Yeah, I agree that the shipping is high but the lipstick is so worth it! I have two shades so far and I can see myself buying more. The quality, color, and texture are bar none! I really want to get my hands on Cherry Red and Red Hot Red. As soon as my Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense lipsticks (#45 and #42) are used up, I am going to buy those two Besame colors.

  7. I love Besame Red..last a long time too..I love how you apply your blush make up .your dressing gown is so pretty.

  8. Hola, La Dama! Espero que todo esta bien contigo!

    As for my blush, I first contour my cheek bones with MAC's shadow in Kid and then I apply MAC Mineralize blush in Dainty on the apples of my cheeks. I also use MAC highlight powder in Emphasize on the tops of my cheeks to finish.

    I bought that dressing gown off etsy for only 30 bucks! It is deadstock too!