I spent this past weekend in Brooklyn celebrating my mom's birthday with my beautiful sisters. We had a great time cooking an Italian dinner, watching old home videos and catching up. I was even able to squeeze in some time to put together this vintage-inspired outfit to showcase this bold purple lipstick by Bésame Cosmetics. This particular color which is called, "Tahitian Pearl" was developed exclusively for the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC small premium utility. The Lincoln color and materials design team researched several years ahead to identify possible color choices for the brand's first entry in the small premium utility segment. In my opinion, they nailed it! The deep plum color which has an iridescent finish is right on trend with the younger and savvy customers because it's dare I say, ADVENTUROUS!
Gabriela Hernandez, founder of Los Angeles-based Bésame Cosmetics, a Latina-owned boutique has been making vintage inspired cosmetics since 2004. From the detailed packaging to the luxury quality, Bésame Cosmetics is unlike any other makeup brand I've ever seen. Just by looking at the details of the products you immediately think of classic Hollywood starlets and their effortless glamour. As most of you know, Pantone named Radiant Orchid Color of the Year for 2014 ahead of fashion trends embracing purple. Gabriela took note of the increased popularity of purple lipstick this year and emulated the Tahitian Pearl color into her semi-matte lipstick. She said, "It has the power to really make the look, so you can keep the rest of the face simple and flawless." To bring Gabriela's vision to life, I decided to create a vintage-inspired look based on the Tahitian Pearl lipstick.
These days, women seldom have time to re-apply lipstick throughout the day, so long-wear is a priority for Besame lipstick. Denser colors provide longer wear, so they created a weightless, high-pigment formula that stays put with a semi-matte satin finish. The lipsticks are enriched with vitamins A, E and C, aloe and green tea. Read more about these vintage lipsticks here.
My entire outfit is from my favorite store…FOREVER 21!!!!!
Special thanks to my mom for lending me her brooch which I pinned to my hat for a little extra vintage touch. Also, thanks Vero for snapping these great pics in the freezing cold! XOXO