"We've designed this makeup collection to feature Marilyn's favorite colors and historically accurate products," says Gabriela Hernandez, founder of Bésame Cosmetics. Hernandez is a makeup historian and sits on the board of the Makeup Museum in NYC. She went on to say, "These colors are authentic, and we are incredibly proud to be releasing them as they are a reflection of Marilyn and her personal style. Wearing her makeup is a way to celebrate who she was, and her influence over the world of personal beauty."
About the Collection:
The Bésame Cosmetics Marilyn Monroe Collection is now sold individually. All makeup items in the collection are cruelty-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, mineral-oil free and sustainably made in California:
MISTY CORAL LIPSTICK IN MARILYN MONROE DESIGN $26: This light coral lipstick is based on a shade Marilyn wore throughout the early 1960s. It has a creamy texture and long-lasting satin finish.
MARILYN GLOSS DUO $26: A beautiful shine with a hint of red, this non-sticky gloss works wonderfully with any red lipstick, sparkling beige gloss with a high shine finish. Pairs beautifully with pink, coral, and nude lips.
MARILYN LASHES $24: These lashes are based on the size and shape of lashes that Marilyn Monroe used on screen. One set is tapered to create a cat-eye look, while the other lashes are long, full, and glamorous.
CARNATION RED LIPSTICK IN MARILYN MONROE DESIGN $26: This pink/red ultra-pigmented lipstick is based on a favorite shade of Marilyn Monroes’
RED HOT RED LIPSTICK IN MARILYN MONROE DESIGN $26: Red Hot Red is a true fire engine red hue, a deep, brilliant color with a warm, yellow-toned base. Enriched with plant based squalane and vitamin E, Red Hot Red is based on Marilyn’s lipstick in Some Like It Hot.
WHITE CREAM HIGHLIGHTER $14: This cream highlight in pure white can be used on lips, cheeks, or eyes.
GIRL'S BEST FRIEND MASCARA $25: This black mascara is made with natural ingredients to give you dark, glamorous lashes and is safe for sensitive eyes. The mascara is encased in a golden tube and adorned with Marilyn Monroe’s signature.
BOMBSHELL SHADOW QUAD $38
Based on colors found in her makeup case, these pigmented matte shades are perfect for Marilyn’s 1950’s and 1960’s eye looks. Colors include:
RED HOT RED LIPSTICK - 1959 $24
LIP LINER, EYE LINER PENCILS, SHARPENER $38: Made to pair with Misty Coral and Carnation Red, these wooden lip pencils make it easy to get Marilyn’s signature lips. The rich berry color deepens a red lip, while the Melon tone adds a touch of pink. The sharpener is black and gold and adorned with Marilyn’s signature.
If you would like samples of the collection please let me know, the collection is available at www.besamecosmetics.com and at Besame Cosmetics flagship store Bésame flagship boutique
About Bésame Cosmetics
Bésame Cosmetics is the timelessly elegant makeup brand created in 2004 by Gabriela Hernandez. As a designer and makeup historian, Gabriela creates meticulously designed, historically inspired, and highly pigmented cosmetics that surpass expectations. Our simple yet luxurious formulations are made with pride and a labor of love for Gabriela, each one being 100% cruelty-free and created for sensitive skin. They do not contain gluten, parabens, or mineral oils. Owned and operated by Gabriela and her family, all products are produced locally in California with Gabriela overseeing every batch. All Bésame products are long-wearing, minimal waste, and packaged to be displayed proudly.
As a favorite of Hollywood professional makeup artists, Bésame Cosmetics has appeared in Mad Men, American Horror Story, Feud, Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, and many more.
The previous Disney collaborations for Snow White, Mickey Mouse, and Sleeping Beauty saw huge success, while the Marvel Agent Carter collection still has fans begging for its return two years later. The beautiful Mary Poppins Collection is already becoming a favorite.
Bésame Cosmetics are available online (link www.besamecosmetics.com), and at the Bésame flagship boutique located at 3505 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA, 91505. (818) 558-1558
About Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe is one of the most influential pop culture icons of all time. A true trailblazer, Monroe forged her own path, embracing her individuality and pursuing her passions in an era when paths for women were few. Her pioneering spirit, independence and confidence, along with her incomparable star power, continue to inspire modern generations and transcend cultures and backgrounds. Partnerships with both luxury and mass-consumer brands, in addition to an extensive merchandising program, reinforce her status as a global icon.
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