Bésame Cosmetics, a retro makeup brand that honors the style, spirit, and sensitivity of female beauty, was created in 2004 out of a fascination with art, culture, and beauty.
We recreate modern reproductions of classic luxury makeup from the 1920s,’ 30s,’ 40s, and ’50s, designed to make women feel elegant, inspired, and motivated by their appearance through a keen eye for color and historical expertise. Our colors and formulations are painstakingly hand-crafted to a minute of detail, from our custom-designed gold compacts to our signature chrysanthemum motifs, merging creative, cutting edge technology with a historical setting. Bésame, who lives in Southern California, knows Hollywood’s Continuous obsession with the retro aesthetic and also allows production designers to recreate precise makeup displays for period film and television (take a look at our Crimson Rouge tin in “The Artist”, the 2012 Academy Award-winning film).).