Monday, July 1, 2013

Besame Makeup Workshop

After receiving an invite from the lovely Susannah over at I headed to a Makeup Workshop with Besame Cosmetics hosted by Liquid Hair in Adelaide City.  There were four of us beauty bloggers in total and it was a fantastic night learning all about the Besame brand and playing with the makeup.

When we arrived we were greeted with champagne and macarons and shortly after we were taken through to be shown a presentation about the brand as well as watch a makeup artist use the products on a model.

Besame Cosmetics are a vintage inspired brand that use natural ingredients to provide high quality makeup.  The first thing that drew me to the products were the packaging.  Each item is so intricate in detail and you can really see the great quality - not a hint of plastic to be found.  The range consists of lipsticks, liners, powder foundation, lipbalm, rouge and a violet powder.  There are also two eyeshadows and a mascara in the range.  It's not a huge range but I can definitely see they've chosen quality over quantity.

I was so impressed by the pigmentation and quality of this brand that I purchased the following three products:

1.  Brightening Violet Powder - Suckered in by the gorgeous gold compact but held there by this fantastic translucent powder which has a hint of violet to brighten your complexion.  Can be worn over the whole face or to brighten dark circles under the eyes.  And when you run out you can just buy a refill - perfect!

2.  Crimson Creme Rouge - This product scared me to begin with but is actually a lovely blush or lip tint.  The best thing is you control how bright, light or dark it is depending on how you apply it.  This little tub is going to last me a life-time.

3.  Classic Colour Lipstick in Debutante Pink - Of course I couldn't go home without a lipstick and these semi-matte highly pigmented lipcolours were fab.  The only trouble was trying to decide which colour to pick but of course it's me we're talking about so I picked up a lovely shade of pink which is the perfect 'my lips but better'. 

Swatched above is the lipstick on the far left and then the rouge applied heavily in the middle and then applied lightly closest on the right.  As you can see it's a lovely colour that I think would suit most complexions.

The night was topped off when I won the above door prize; a Kenley Collins scarf and a Besame Lipstick in Kenley Red.

And here's a lovely photo of us courtesty of Susannah

L:R - Suzannah, Me, Shae, Sarah
From left to right we have Susannah from sparkle2day, Me, Shae from Gidget Cooper and Sarah from A Beautiful Story
Overall it was a fantastic night hosted by Liquid Hair.  Be sure to check out their website if you're in Adelaide because they host workshops quite regularly.  The event cost $30 but this was redeemable on product on the night which in my eyes makes it free :)

Love to know what you think of the products and if you've heard about Besame before?

Kayte x


  1. I love the packaging it's gorgeous!!

    Looks like you had a fun night and it is so cool you get to meet other bloggers.

    Jac x0x

    1. Thanks Jac - I feel so lucky to be able to meet up with other bloggers who share a common interest


  2. What a fun night! ^_^

    I have a besame lip stick, they are so moisturising!

  3. Sounds like a fun night! The products look soooo pigmented.


    1. Thanks Sarah - It really was a fantastic night :)

  4. Great Summary of the night. Have you tried applying the Crimson Rouge with the Beautyblender? I couldn't get the hang of it using my fingers, but then I tried the Beautyblender and it's perfect. You can use it damp after applying your foundation, or dry. Dry gives a subtle effect which is buildable, you kind of need to twist it in the rouge to get it on to blender if it's dry. Maybe give it a go (if you haven't aldready) and see what you think.

    1. Great tip Susannah, I used the beauty blender and it's great - thanks so much I would never have thought of that!

    2. Hadn't thought of that either! Beauty Blenders are so multi purpose. I wish 'd been able to afford the violet powder too :(


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