Besame Cosmetics French Vanilla Brightening Powder is so pretty and so utterly glam I can hardly get over it all. So much glam! My vintage loving heart is so pleased with the aesthetics of the packaging and product, plus it actually works!
In my teenage years I was totally obsessed with that Old Hollywood glam. On frequent trips to the library, I’d pore over books that featured movie stars from the 1930’s and on and dream of somehow attaining that creamy skin on whatever makeup products I could sneak past my mom’s discerning eye on trips to Walmart. Back then my makeup buying activities were a major stealth operation! It’s definitely a thrill that more updated, modernized versions of that makeup is available. Besame makes lovely, vintage inspired products that I’ve enjoyed exploring through the years. Their lipstick? A must try!
Like the Kristofer Buckle Loose Translucent Powder I reviewed a short time ago, Besame Cosmetics French Vanilla Brightening Powder comes with a hinged plastic separator at the top that is oh so handy and useful for keeping your loose powder situation on point and not a mess. A victim of many mostly unintentional loose powder messes, I truly appreciate this feature that’s new to me.
Besame Cosmetics has five brightening loose powders to choose from (Violet, Vanilla, Vanilla Rose, French Vanilla and Vanilla Chai) and French Vanilla Brightening Powder is designed for those of us with medium to dark skin. You can wear this powder alone, over foundation or even just around your eyes to brighten up dark areas. If you’re sensitive to dimethicone, be advised that it is in this powder.
The power itself is finely milled and definitely a good match for my medium, normal-to-oily skin tone.
So, how does it work? It definitely does help keep my makeup in place for hours. I tested it around my eyes to see if it’s something I could use in place of concealer. Here is my under eye area before applying Besame Cosmetics French Vanilla Brightening Powder.
And here is the after, no concealer added.
My Final Thoughts: Besame Cosmetics French Vanilla Brightening Powder is a really nice overall powder that works well to keep my normal-to-oily skin in check and has brightening properties, as well. If you have issues with dimethicone, beware!
The Besame Cosmetics French Vanilla Brightening Powder featured in this post was purchased by me. All opinions are 100% my own.