Recently I lost my favorite red lipstick. Girls, we all know the the effort it takes to find that perfect shade. The endless hours of shopping and testing, having to stop for lunch along the way, getting sidetracked by those tempting buy something and get a free gift sales, then the trauma of having it go missing or be discontinued.
Of course, it’s my own fault for not buying multiples at the time. It was by Loreal, but unfortunately, I don’t remember the name of the color and have not been able to find anything that looks close in their current line. It was a nice deep retro looking red that looked great with my vintage outfits. If you wear a lot of vintage clothing, you know how important it can be to have period correct lipcolor.
Anyway, thanks to a helpful thread on recommendations for vintage inspired cosmetics I found at the Fedora Lounge , I was able to come up with my new favorite lipstick. The website has forums dedicated to lovers of classic style. And if you’re into vintage related girl talk, you have to check out the Powder Room , where you’ll find a very friendly, knowledgeable group of ladies.
So now I have the pleasure of owning a lucious new lipstick called "Red Velvet" from Besame , a luxury line of cosmetics inspired by the colors and designs of the 30’s and 40’s. The packaging is absolutely stunning and you can send away for samples that come in the cutest miniature jars. Their creamy, matte lipsticks are highly pigmented and long lasting. They’ve got a lovely gift set that would make a perfect holiday present for any retro loving gal and shipping is free until the end of the year.
A few other recommendations from the posters at the Powder Room were these original 50’s shades still being produced by Revlon "Love that Red", "Cherries in the Snow", and "Fire and Ice" and MAC Cosmetics "Ruby Woo", "Russian Red", and "Mac Red".