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Besame Agent Carter – Teaser Email

It’s time for Beauty Avengers to Assemble!

I was perusing my emails today and, low and behold, I find a little nugget about Besame’s upcoming Marvel Agent Carter line. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to decipher the clue they sent, so I am calling on all my Agent Carter fans for help.

What do you think? Is there a clue here on when the line is going to drop?

I know that Red Velvet must be part of the line as there is clearly a reference to it below and Besame also happened to feature it today in Instagram and Twitter. Not to mention that the color formulation is from 1946, which would place us right around the same time Agent Carter joined Shield, but what else am I missing?

Anyone else able to pick up on any other tidbits? If so, drop them in the comments below. We can super sleuth together.

Beauty Avenger Out!

Maritza

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Besame Cosmetics – It’s Vintage, Not Old. Just Like Me.

I am officially 40 years old today! Not sure why I added an exclamation point there, to be honest, but positivity, my friends. Positivity.

In honor of me entering the 4th decade of my life, I’d thought it would only be appropriate to talk about vintage makeup. Ok. Not the kind you buy in eBay or find in grandma’s closet, but the new kind sold by Besame Cosmetics, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite brands.

A little back story on how I came across this brand…

A while back I was reading, Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella. It’s a quirky, but extremely charming novel about a modern girl, Lara, who finds herself haunted by the spirit of her deceased aunt, Sadie. Back in the 1920’s, Sadie epitomized the modern woman. She dressed in short dresses, wore makeup, smoked, drank and dated men her parents did not approve. However, she died all alone in a nursing home with no family or friends around, and decided that her niece, who is in her 20’s, was going to help her with some unfinished business solving the mystery of a cherished piece of jewelry and artwork. Of course, along the way, Sadie ends up helping Lara, a practical person by nature, to let loose a bit and enjoy life. It’s a fabulous story.

Anyways, there is a part of the book where Sadie convinces Lara to dress up in typical flapper girl garb for a date with a hunky American businessman. They end up in a second hand store, where Sadie, invisible to everyone except Lara, begins pointing out all the items she would have worn back in the 1920’s, including makeup. Sophie Kinsella went into such great detail describing how the lipsticks, powder and mascara not only looked, but how it was used and applied, that it stuck with me. So when actually doing some research on vintage makeup,  I came across Besame Cosmetics.

I was immediately hooked on the brand. Not only did it look like something out of Twenties Girl, the whole website had this vintage, old Hollywood vibe that I dig. Their lipsticks are all replicas of shades used from 1910 -1960’s and their cake mascara is also supposed to mimic the type used by women of that time. Just check out some of the Instagram pictures posted by their fans and you will get an idea of how totally cool these vintage looks are.

Besame 1941

I swear, they could be selling puppy poop in a tube and I would have bought it simply for the presentation.

That’s kind of gross, actually, but you get my drift.

I have a long list of items that I want to buy from Besame, including everything from the upcoming Marvel Agent Carter line — sight unseen — but I decided, shortly before the eve of my 40th birthday, that the most appropriate item would be a lipstick, aptly named 1941 Victory Red.

I know that something named 1940 You’re Old would be better, but Besame skipped that year, so when deciding between 1939 Tango Red or 1941 Victory Red, I went with the second one. Which works for me because 1941 is a gorgeous, vibrant, highly pigmented, true red. It’s not stiff, which allows for the color to glide on easily on to your lips. I wish I could do a live demo to show you how much color goes on with one swipe. I am in love!

Besame 1941 swatch

Also, I need to take a moment to discuss how gorgeous the tube is. I would totally take it out in the middle of a dinner date with the hubs or right before a big meeting and reapply my lipstick just to show it off. Now, I know that this may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I am totally swooning right now.

Typically, I don’t wear colors this vibrant on a day to day and reserve them for special occasions like my birthday, but, like Lara, I’ve decided that life’s too short to sit around and wait for the right moment to wear a cute dress, take a day off to go to the beach, or in this case, put on red lipstick. So, I decided, just before the BIG 40 on a random Thursday, to get all glammed up and wear Victory Red. I didn’t do much. I worked from home, packed up some old (vintage?) kitchen stuff in boxes to take to the Goodwill and attempted to build a Minecraft Lego set with Logan. It was, for all intents and purpose, a totally boring day. But every time I looked in the mirror, I was like…Damn Girl! You look FABULOUS!

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Maybe 40 won’t be so bad, after all.

Till next time, my friends!

Maritza

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Besame Cosmetics – Agent Carter

Last Saturday night I was surfing the web and doing some window shopping. I stopped by Besame Cosmetics to check out their latest endeavor, the Snow White Collection, and also research some of their lipsticks. They have a range of lipsticks that are inspired by the colors used in that particular decade. As an avid watcher of the History Channel, I thought that was totally cool and was deciding which one to throw to the cart, when something caught my eye.

I see the name Agent Carter in the drop down menu. Like the imaginary spy I envision myself to be, I covertly click on the link and immediately begin to nerd out to much of the confusion of my husband and children. Besame is coming out with a line of Marvel Agent Carter inspired make up!!!

Besame Agent Carter Promo

For those of you who do not know who Agent Peggy Carter is, she is seriously one of the coolest ladies of Marvel. In the comics and movie, she is Captain America’s first love interest during WWII who fought along with him throughout the course of the war against Hydra. After the war, she joined Shield as one of the first female agents. There was a TV show, also called Agent Carter, which chronicled her adventures and challenges being female spy in the predominantly male oriented profession. Unfortunately, it got cancelled, but if you have a chance to catch it online, please do so. It was BAD ASS!

The line looks like it will be launching this fall and when it does, you better believe I will buying it.

Any other Marvel Agent Carter fans out there? If so, let me know in the comments below.

Till next time, Avengers….I mean Friends!

Maritza