For the boldest red lips you’ll ever see, you must seek out and obtain Besame Cosmetics 1941 Victory Red Lipstick.
When I say bold, I mean bold, in your face, last all day, hard to fade, call to attention amazing red! Now THIS, this is a red lipstick to write home about. Offered with a special edition V for Victory pin that was worn in the 1940’s, $5 of the proceeds from every sale of Besame Cosmetics 1941 Victory Red Lipstick goes towards the Hope For Warriors organization to helps military veterans.
At $28 the price may seem a bit steep, but it’s worth every penny and then some.
Besame Cosmetics is a boutique beauty brand that brings the best of vintage cosmetics to modern times. 1941 Victory Red Lipstick is a replica of the original “Victory Red” lipstick that was actually created for women serving in the American military during World War II. This is a bold, yellow-based red that has a semi-matte finish and offers one coat coverage.
Wearing Besame Cosmetics 1941 Victory Red makes me want to throw my hair in some victory rolls and put on a fancy frock, but it’s perfectly wearable in our current day and age. The formula is so smooth and all around fantastic, and is enriched with squalene, Vitamin C, and Aloe. You’ll wonder why the beauty industry eschewed old school makeup production and start collecting all of the Besame lipsticks you can possibly get your hands on.
Since it’s such a rich, vivid lip color, applying Besame 1941 Victory Red is a bit different than you’d think. Start off by applying a layer of lip balm and a touch of foundation to the corners of your lips to help keep the lipstick in place.
Line your lips with the beveled edges of the lipstick.
Use a lip brush to add a primary layer of lip color to your lips.
Go in with the lip brush again to add a full layer of color, and for bold lips dab a bit directly from the tube.
Blot with a tissue, clean up where needed with a q-tip.
And there you have it – gorgeous red lips that will look good for a long time! Seriously, these are the original long wearing lip colors. My Besame lipstick lasts for hours and feels comfortable throughout it’s wear time.
My Final Thoughts: Get great looking red lips for a good cause! Besame Cosmetics 1941 Victory Red is a keeper!