I am fortunate that I live in a town with wonderful vintage-inspired retail options. When two came together – What Katie Did and Besame – for a vintage 1940s makeup workshop, I couldn’t resist. Vintage makeup techniques intrigue me. There are many tutorials on how to achieve a vintage look using modern makeup. I came for the knowledge on application and approach to makeup as it would have been done.
Gabriela, the owner of Besame, thoroughly covered the topic of 1940s makeup. Gabriela answered all of my questions.
After the workshop, we got to engage in some retail therapy. We also 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.
Inspired, I purchased her new book, Classic Beauty: The History of Makeup. The book fascinates with 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 – it is scrumptious, beautiful and smells like gingerbread.
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!