Saturday, 24 December 2011

A little bit of winter sweetness: Bésame Cream Rouge

 I've been feeling distinctly Rydell High recently, all blushed, flushed and bright, a 50's school girl who wears her boyfriend's pin and just had her first kiss.  It's this Bésame Cream Rouge in Crimson*, which looks like one of the most terrifying colours I've ever seen, but applies like I'm a teenager staring dreamily at her boyfriend during a night at the drive-in movies.

It's one of those multi-use types I love so much, where I can wear matching hers and hers cheeks and lips and feel ridiculously pretty and flushed - the type of flush which is sweet and youthful rather than floozy or pantomime.  It blends to this transparent, gel kind of blush, and sits lightly on the skin without feeling heavy and has been perfect succour for the cold winter nights drawing in, and frosty mornings miserably attacking the car with a scraper and some de-icer.

Sometimes you feel like a beauty product was just made for you and you alone, and this is one of those: a cherry red flush makes me feel like the pony-tailed ingénue straight out of the 50's, twirling her hair and making eyes at a boy over some ice cream sundaes.

Even though it's kind of not the time to say it, HAPPY CHRISTMAS! I hope you all have a lovely time and enjoy it, whatever you're doing. I just ate a rather large cheese fondue, had some wine and curled up with the cat and her pink nose and paws.  Perfect :)

* Item provided for review, and all my opinions are my own. Because I simply don't talk about things which aren't beautiful. This may or may not have been written with the aid of a few glasses of wine.  Author apologises.


  1. Happy Christmas Cami! Cherry red looks so pretty on you!And the packaging og the cream rouge looks vintage and cool, which is always good!
    Cheers! ;)

  2. It looks beautiful! Love the packaging too xx

  3. You look absolutely beautiful. Merry Christmas. x

  4. I'm convinced that I absolutely need this product. When you mentioned it in your video I looked at it online and thought about it, but your swatches have completely confirmed that it must be mine :)

    It looks lovely on you!
    ♥ Jessica

  5. I really like the look of this, but I just received the Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain for Christmas so I am going to see how I get on with that first.

  6. I love your blog!
    I've just done my first blog haul, check it out&let me know what you think? much love, <3

  7. @Ria Thanks lovely! I have to say it's one of my favourite products, I feel so lucky to own it :)

    @Paperbacks and Postcards It truly is such a cute product, and normally I'm a bit wary of cutesy products as they tend to be all packaging and nothing good inside - but this is different and truly such a beautiful product :)

    @Charlie Thanks so much lovely x

    @Jessica OH it must be yours! I was so surprised that the packaging matched the product inside - both very cute and high-quality. And it looks so damn cute on the lips :)

    @Peacock's Hat I haven't tried the Body Shop stains, I've always meant to! I hope yours is lovely :)

  8. I love your hair colour? May i ask what shade it is?

    1. Hello Marine! I don't exactly know what colour it is right now - I guess if my hair were a breed of dog, you'd call it a 'mutt' - a mixture of many different things! I usually dye it a warm, dark brown so my complexion doesn't look so pale though :)

  9. Oops i meant exclamation point first time, forgive me i just woke up.

  10. The make-up looks great!

  11. oooh that blush is amazing. i want to get myself one of those :) x

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