Gabriela, the owner of Besame, thoroughly covered the topic of 1940s makeup. Everything from establishing your base, to places for emphasis, as well as palette. It was an authentic look, not pinup. Pinup has its merits and place, but for people who like to reenact, a more subtle, period-appropriate look is preferred. I learned everything I need to know. Gabriela was so helpful and answered all of my questions. I look forward to chatting with her more when I visit her store.
After the workshop, we got to engage in some retail therapy. 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.
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. 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.