Ok, so truth be told I'm a dedicated MAC girl. I always try other brands, and always come back to MAC. Plus they have a recycling program, which I'm all for. My one problem is, as helpful as the makeup girls are at the counter, they always seem to want to "warm up" my complexion. I get caught up in the new makeup experience (there isn't much better than breaking the seal on a new batch of foundation and powder), and I buy them, and they're great, but after a while I get a little tired of my paleness being just a little off.
A few weeks ago Besame Cosmetics asked if I would like to review a product of theirs, my pick. I was so excited! Besame is one of those vintage girl staples, everyone seems to have some favorite from them they just can't seem to live without. I was close to choosing a lipstick, as lipsticks are actually the one thing I don't care for with MAC, and Chanel discontinued my perfect red. But while browsing I came across the Violet Powder.
It sounded so...well, so elegantly old fashioned, and unique to the brand, I thought you might like a review of that more.
At first I used the violet powder over my foundation and regular powder. Other than the scent, I didn't really experience much of a difference. About a week into using the previously mentioned combination, I tried subtracting my normal powder and replacing it with the violet powder. I tapped some into the lid, dipped my brush into it, and dusted it from my brows to my neck.
And that's what I've done ever since.
My complexion was cooled, soft, and slightly brighter, and it may be a subtle effect, but if you told me you were going to take away my violet powder tomorrow, I might throw you in a pit of angry wasps.
(Insect or people? Whichever you find most terrifying.)
I don't think I would have tried such a frivolous sounding product on my own dime, as $22 for 0.21 ounces of powder sounded like more of a treat than a makeup staple. But now that I have, I can equalize the price tag to what I'd normally spend on powder. And next time I order this, I'll add a lipstick to the mix and let you know how that pans out!
They do have a store locator on their site for a list of shops worldwide in your area that carry Besame products.