For the longest time I had two thoughts about Beseme Cosmetics. One involved their lipstick. I adore the various eras of red from the Marilyn Monroe red to the Evil Queen, Snow white and even the princess pinks. It is a good formula and that gold tube was just so stylish. There were other products that I looked at but generally I went to Beseme Cosmetics for their lipsticks.
Then I found their collections. My Aunt loves Sleeping Beauty and my godmother goes crazy for anything I love Lucy related so when those sets came out I had ready made gifts that were utterly delightful. The problem was that by the time I circles back to look at picking up items from their collections they were often already gone.
Beseme Cosmetics makes excellent collections but they simply don’t last long. I don’t know if they are a smaller company and just create smaller curations or because they prefer limited time collections. While I have been personally disappointed when i haven’t been quick enough out of the gat, i have to say i can see the point.
I end up lurking on the makeup website more often than any cosmetic company just because I don’t want to miss out on their collections. in fact it is pretty much the only cosmetics brand website I pay that much attention to. Others I visit when i am running low on something and am then surprised by whatever nw has been released, wirh Beseme Cosmetics, I lurk.
So well played Beseme Cosmetics marketing team, well played.
This time however I found myself not in the lipsticks after finding out a collection is eminent but not yet released. I found myself looking at compacts and cream blush. I’ve been trying out a lot of cream blushes recently and the metal red and gold tin really appealed to me. Today is my first chance to use it so I will reserve comments until later.
However I also found myself looking at the compacts. The one I picked up is refillable and it is refillable with all of the different types of powder so I can get the compact and use the pink powder I picked up now, or when I feel i don’t need the pink powder, I can get a translucent. All of their pans will fit.
The compact itself reminds me of something my grandmother kept in her purse. It was bakelite I believe and by the time I came around the white had a bit of a yellow cast to it an it wasn’t nearly this slim. However it has a very vintage/nostalgic feel to it that I absolutely loved. And it is compact enough that it can fit into any purse I own easy peasy. So I thought, cool, even if it is just a purse compact then I’m good. So into the shopping cart it went. Then I went looking for powders to fill it. And saw the Aurora 1959 Pink Powder pan.
I knew I had to give it a go.
I used to use the Becca Pink Haze setting powder all of the time and when Becca cosmetics was no more I began the search for a replacement. I tend to look a little sallow in the winter time as i spend long days at the computer and not enough time outside. Having a pink setting powder really helps me on days like this. I know for a while it was a big thing and easy to get, but then it fell off in popularity and I have had a hard time finding one that works.
This is a pressed powder rather than a loose one and I will still look for a loose one to have around, but as for pink powder this is an amazing product. It gives me the pink tint I want, it sets my makeup well and doesn’t look powdery or heavy.
It is also a lesson to me. I lurk on the Beseme Cosmetics site looking for the new releases and special collections but maybe I should still remember to look at the every day standards just a little bit more. This powder is something I will repurchase for as long as they make it. I love the slim line compact and the product within is just as good if not better. This was a clear win.