The Bésame Cosmetics Series: A 1950s Makeover

Welcome to the next installment in my Bésame Cosmetics series!

Having recently gained access to a higher quality camera, I knew I wanted to film my next video in my series focusing on my favorite vintage-inspired makeup brand as soon as possible. For this video, I made over my little sister by tossing her hair up in its first poodle hairdo, throwing her in a close-fitting wiggle, and making her face over exclusively with Bésame Cosmetics products. With the authentic product range that Bésame offers, its easy to create looks from any era, but I wanted to start with the routine that most closely resembles my daily routine.

List of products used:

Cashmere Foundation Stick in Bisque

1920 Black Cake Mascara

Mascara Brush Set

1915 Rose Delicate Rouge

1930 Raspberry Delicate Rouge

Violet Brightening Powder

Rose Brightening Powder

Vanilla Brightening Powder

Short Hair Contour Brush

1946 Red Velvet Lipstick

Travel Lip Brush

With the new camera at my disposal, I can finally really work on videos, so expect many more installments in this series as well as new hair tutorials! And I’m always open to suggestions.


Miss Lark Bahar

Tuesday Tutorials: How I Brush Out My Wet Set

Hello everyone!

Last week’s tutorial was all about how I set my hair, so today’s is all about how I brush it out – both equally important steps. (Take a peak at yesterday’s post if you need a refresher.) Although the process changes a bit every week as my hair behaves differently depending on products used to set, how wet the hair was when I set it, etc., the overall concepts remain steady. Most importantly, just keep brushing! Don’t give up, and you’ll get there. I didn’t speed much up in this video since I felt watching the process in real time would be most beneficial, so this is about how long it takes to brush out and manipulate my hair the first day I take it out of its set each week, but the more time you spend perfecting your hair the first day, the less work you’ll need to do every other day of the week if your hair’s like mine and can go unwashed so long! Definitely worth it in my book – especially considering how scratchy and uncomfortable my natural curls always became after two days going unwashed.

I actually love brushing my set out as it’s something I never got to do with my natural hair. Brushing this heap of curls always resulted in a giant puff ball!


Here’s a list of the types of products I personally use when brushing my hair out:

1) Some sort of paddle-esque brush – preferably with cushioning
2) Teasing brush
3) Rat-tail comb (or any comb with thin, tight teeth)
4) Hair spray
5) Moroccan Argan Oil (not necessary)
6) Pomade (not necessary)
7) Duck bill clips

Below are a few photos I (tried) to take of my hair after filming the tutorial so you can see the brushed out set a bit more clearly than in the video itself.


Hope this is helpful in figuring out how to brush out your own wet set!


Miss Lark Bahar