Ever since Captain America, I’ve been the biggest fan of agent Peggy Carter who is so beautifully portrayed by Hayley Atwell. A few years down the line, this awesome female character got her own TV show which finished it’s second season a few weeks ago – if you don’t know it, watch it!
Peggy is everything I want to be – driven, smart, and always kicking ass while looking flawless. Vintage waves and the perfect lipstick is key to her look, so when I finally stumbled upon the name of the lipstick the makeup artists use on Hayley Atwell for the movies and the TV show, I knew I had to get my hands on this baby. One Sephora order later, the Bésame 1946 Red Velvet Lipstick was mine!
It comes in the cutest golden retro packaging – yes, it’s tiny, but that makes it even more appealing in my opinion. It’s shaped like a bullet, similar to the MAC lipsticks, but smaller. The colour is gorgeous – it very much reminds me of MAC Russian Red because it’s a similar neutral to cool-toned red. The texture is beautiful – matte, but not drying and lasts fairly long on the lips, especially paired with a red liner.
Application is a bit tricky: The nib isn’t shaped like many other lipsticks but comes with a pretty sharp edge. It took me a while to figure out that you were actually meant to line your lips with the sharp edge and then colour in your lips with the flat edge – it’s actually pretty smart, but it takes some getting used to!
All things considered, I’m definitely happy I have this one in my collection now – you can never go wrong with a classic red after all! And if it makes me even 1/10 as cool as Peggy Carter, well … I’m good!