November 6, 2011

I was especially interested in figuring out vintage makeup techniques, not necessarily how to achieve a vintage look using modern makeup.

After the workshop, we got to engage in some retail therapy and received a lovely little gift in the shape of Besame Sweetheart Balm and little pots of all of Gabriela’s lipstick shades to find just that perfect red.

I was, of course, inspired, so I purchased her new book, Classic Beauty: The History of Makeup, which is a really interesting read, as it talks about the origins of makeup in antiquity all the way through the modern era.  She kindly signed it for me.  She has a couple of book signings coming up in the Los Angeles area in the next few months, so like Besame on Facebook for the details.

As extra little goodie goodies, I purchased…

Besame 1930s mascara by Lady by Choice
 Besame 1930s mascara – it is scrumptious, beautiful  and smells like gingerbread.

Besame cherry lipstick by Lady by Choice
And another lipstick, this shade in Cherry, which I plan to use for more 1920s looks.

Lots of fun experimenting in the coming weeks for me!

'Bye for Now,

Miss Matilda said...

oooh smashing post! thanks :-)

Andrea said...

Oh, I'm so jealous! I would love to meet Gabriela and not have to wait for the mailman to bring my Besame fix. I hope you like the cherry red, it's my daily lip.

Isis said...

Found you through The Fedora Lounge. :)

I ordered those samples recently, and thought they were great value for money. Lot of lipstick in those samples! And though I knowthat everyone raves over the quality, it was quite anotehr thing to find that it was true. best lipstick I have ever found.

I'm eagerly waiting for my copy of that book!

Patricia Lynn said...

Isis, thanks for finding me! Can't wait to try all of those samples out.

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