Bèsame Classic Color Lipstick in 1963 Portrait Pink & 1970 Chocolate Kiss

Here’s another set of lipstick shades from Bèsame Cosmetics and this time, it’s not red!

Besame Portrait Pink and Chocolate Kiss - review and swatches

It’s been 6 months since my last review for this brand and as you know, it’s one of my favourite lipsticks in the market. Now this time, I tried their subtle and neutral shades and they’re called Portrait Pink & Chocolate Kiss.

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SWATCHES

*please note that due to the difference in undertones, the shades may look brighter or darker to different people.

For reference here is the list of my foundation shades:
NC25 (MAC Pro Longwear Foundation) / 1.5 (MAC Matchmaster) Y225 (MUFE Ultra HD) / Light 4 Deauville (NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation)

1963 PORTRAIT PINK

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Described as a pastel baby pink without shimmer with a semi-matte finish. According to Bèsame, this is ideal for paler skin tones and I agree. It’s a pretty, innocent and delicate shade but I prefer to layer it with other lip products. I used this in one of my makeup tutorials and you can see the details of this look here.

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1970 CHOCOLATE KISS

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This neutral milk chocolate brown with a semi-matte finish is a good choice if you want that Au Naturel vibe. Just dab a little using your finger tip and off you go! It’s nothing too much and but not dull at the same time.

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This has similarities with Jeffree Star’s liquid lipstick in Gemini, so if you can’t handle liquid matte lipsticks but you want this shade, then this is a great option. 🙂

PRICE:

  • Bésame lipsticks are priced at 22 USD each.
  • In Singapore, the price varies as it depends on the current foreign exchange, but in average it is being sold between 40 – 44 SGD.

OVERALL

I’ve been saying these in all of my Bèsame reviews but I’ll say it again. For me, they have the BEST lipstick formula that I have tried to date. Each lipstick gives off a very rich colour with just one application. I like the square end of their lipsticks simply because it makes the application easier. You can achieve the perfect shape with no mistakes even without the help of a lip liner.

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They are comfortable, light and stayed for more than 7 hours on my lips. You can wear this on dinner dates because you don’t have to worry if your lipstick has faded. It may fade a little BUT all you have to do is press your lips together (once or twice is enough). I did not experience any bleeding/feathering and my lips did not flake out. I feel that my lips were moisturised while wearing them.

Their lipstick has a vanilla scent same with MAC lipsticks and Colourpop Lippie Stix but wears off after a while. Lastly, their products are made in the USA and cruelty-free (but not all products, I think..) Personally, I recommend this if you want a number of options for red lipsticks, especially if you have a bit of a dry/mature lip texture. Their formula is so forgiving on the lips and you will not suffer any dryness or blotchiness. So if you are looking for a lipstick to try, you can give this brand a chance and I promise that it is worth your time and money.

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AVAILABLITY

  • Bésame Cosmetics is not sold in Singapore. I got my lipsticks from my reliable source of imported beauty products here. (PingBong).

If you do not want to buy from a local seller here (Carousell), you have 2 other options:

  • order directly from their website and pay for the (not-so-inexpensive) international shipping fee (average rate of 44 USD for Singapore) OR
  • order thru Sephora.com. Though this option only works if you have friends/relatives in the US who can help you with your orders. See the complete details of Sephora’s International Shipments here.

UPDATE:

***There are now 11 shades available in Sephora website.***

Makeup of the day:

  • Foundation: Guerlain Lingerie De Peau 
  • Concealer:  It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye
  • Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz & Benefit Cosmetics Precisely, My Brow
  • Eyeshadow – Natasha Denona Star Palette
  • Eyeliner –Stila Stay-All-Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner 
  • Blush – Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection + Hourglass Luminous Flush
  • Bronzer – Benefit Cosmetics Hoola 
  • Contour and Highlight  – Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze

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