I think I have been waiting for this launch FOREVER! Ok, a little less than a year, but DAMN! In this day and age when life is all about instant gratification, waiting this long had me flashing back to dial up internet and waiting for about 2 hours to download some music.
But don’t fret my friends, the wait was worth it!
The Field Agent Lip Kit was shrouded in secrecy and Besame dropped little nuggets for months, wetting our appetites for this collections:
- A letter from Howard Stark
- Speeding Ticket
- Newspaper Clippings
- Origami Note
I mean they took the theme seriously and, in retrospect, it was neat. Spying is not easy stuff and I think that the build up and clues sort of led us through all the twists and turns that this profession may take you. Nothing is literally handed to you. You have to work for your lipsticks (err…I mean target). Also, I think they held off with the launch to time it with the upcoming Avengers Infinity War Movie, which is also cool.
The whole concept of the lip kit was crafted down to the last detail. It was like one of those gifts you receive, where you open one box and find another wrapped box and open that one and find another and so on and so on.
When you opened the actual delivery box, you are met with another box that looks like an old fashioned parcel, with postage stamps hailing from all over the world. It’s addressed to Margaret P. Carter and the return address is from Besame Cosmetics. I mean what an introduction!
The second box, which I will be buried with, was a jewelry box. It has the intials PC (Peggy Carter) on the front and when you open this box, you have a note and picture of Howard Stark, looking very Old Hollywood Handsome (I don’t think we would expect anything less from Howard). On the inside lid is the SSR or Shield Logo.
Seriously I’m dying right about now! But this is not even the best part!!!
There is a secret compartment that houses your “newest pieces of tech” or your three lipsticks. The tubes are in your classic Besame gold, but instead of the usual flower design, it’s a sleek ribbed design with the name of the lipstick written in Typewriter font running down the side. When you open the cap, MARVEL is embossed on the inside tube.
Ok! Now I am dead!
You get three lipstick shades:
- 102 Sweet Dreams – a deep red shade
- 103 Forget Me Not – a deep mauve
- 104 Always Be True – a bright classic red
I like Besame lipsticks, but I have always found them a little dry and if your lips were not properly moisturized, you will find that you have to go over with the color a second time to cover any patchiness. However, I feel like the formula was tweaked a little with this collection, as they are definitely creamier when you swatch and apply.
I do think they benefit from a lip liner and you will have to reapply as I found the colors to fade throughout the day, but I won’t fault it too much as I think that is typical with cream lipsticks.
Besame is scheduled to drop 102 Sweet Dreams as as single, along with a powder compact and an eye palette, which you all know I am going to get and once again make sure that I am buried not only wearing the entire collection, but also with the actual items themselves.
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Did any of you pick up the collections or will you be picking something up? If so, let me know in the comments below.
Till next time, my friends!