I am in love with Besame Brightening Vanilla Face Powder and Besame French Vanilla Face Powder ($22) today! Recently, I was at Sephora at the check out going through the mile long area of bins that they put by the registers as you wait in line. You know, the makeup incentive bins that make you buy stuff you don’t need. To my surprise, inside one of the bins, was Besame Brightening Vanilla Face Powder.
Now I had tried Besame in the past, it’s kinda an old Hollywood indie brand that not a ton of people know about (they have great products by the very way) But I had never tried their powders so imagine my delight upon trying out the sample and realizing what a great dupe it would make for my beloved and much gone Skin Food Salmon Dark Circle Powder.
Take a look!
Besame Brightening Face Powder comes in two permanent shade selections of Violet and Vanilla as well as a limited edition French Vanilla shade. Vanilla is a good pick for fair skin with French Vanilla being best for medium and tanned complexions. Vanilla is a lighter yellow and French Vanilla is a buttery yellow (you can’t tell the difference in my swatches BUT you can see the difference on your face in my opinion).
I think the thing I like about this powder is the fact it feels like a powder. It does contain silica but it has a more traditional finely milled powder feel which is why it reminds me a little bit of Skin Food Salmon Dark Circle Powder. I would say it’s a bit thicker than the NYX Color Correcting Powders and Ben Nye Banana Powder both of which are thinner and have that sort of slippery silica texture.
This work great on your face. They have a smooth, silky texture that sets makeup to a matte finish which absorbs shine and brightens up your entire complexion. They do not adhere to drier areas, do not look powdery, and have a natural, soft, smooth finish. Love, love, love the consistency and texture!
But the real joy is how they play so well with concealer. French Vanilla is my favorite as this is a perfect shade for setting my concealer (Vanilla is just as good but I like French Vanilla a little more as it’s more yellow and better at diffusing dark circles)! It not only sets my concealer but brightens up my entire eye area without looking unnatural. So if you’re using flash photograph, there’s no flash back that’s glaring obvious! It just looks natural.
Besame Brightening Vanilla Face Powder
Besame Brightening French Vanilla Face Powder
Besame Brightening Vanilla Face Powder Swatches (Vanilla and French Vanilla)
Did I mention the cute packaging? This is a plastic compact with a dual lid. Unscrew the top and you’ll find a puff located on top, there’s a flip top secondary lid that opens to reveal the sifter for the powder under this. It’s fab that the puff is separate from the powder, the double lid really helps keeps things from getting messy! Did I also mention this has a lovely light vanilla fragrance?
Nothing bad here to say! Besame Brightening Powder is a must have especially for setting concealer! I really like the consistency of this powder! It’s not your typical silica powder and has a thicker more luxurious texture that really brightens up a look yet remains very natural on skin!
A must have!
Get it now at Sephora and Sephora.com.