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. I was especially interested in figuring out vintage makeup techniques, not necessarily how to achieve a vintage look using modern makeup.
Gabriela, the owner of Besame, thoroughly covered the topic of 1940s makeup. It was a treat to be able to get all of my questions answered. 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.
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 – 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!