Mickey Mouse Red Lipstick
Brown Cake Mascara

Meet the Brand

Longing to bring back the simple glamour of her Grandmother's beauty routine, designer and cosmetics historian Gabriela Hernandez started Bésame Cosmetics. Founded in 2004, Bésame Cosmetics has gained a cult following with our meticulously designed, historically inspired, and highly pigmented cosmetics.

Our luxurious formulations are 100% cruelty-free and created for sensitive skin. They do not contain gluten, parabens, or mineral oils. Woman-owned and family operated, every product is made locally in California. All Bésame products are long-wearing, minimal waste, and packaged to be displayed proudly. 

Meet the Founder

Bésame Cosmetics was created by artist, cosmetic historian, and designer Gabriela Hernandez after a life-long love affair with vintage beauty. At 12, Gabriela immigrated to the U.S. from Buenos Aires, always fascinated by her grandmother’s sophisticated beauty routine. She fully realized her passion for the creative arts with a fine art degree from Art Center in Pasadena, California, and became a photographer, art director, and published author (Classic Beauty: The History of Makeup, Schiffer).

With her creative background, historical know-how, and cherished memories of her grandmother’s makeup, Gabriela finally developed the beauty brand of her dreams, filled with rich, historical details in wearable long-lasting formulas. She wanted Bésame to bring romance back into the makeup industry, allowing women to feel excited and passionate about their own beauty rituals again.

How Our Products Are Made

Our Store

Enjoy a unique shopping experience! I created an environment where you can explore at your leisure, whether you are searching for a new lipstick, picking up an old favorite or traveling back in time with our cosmetic museum. You will always feel at home and cared for at Bésame Cosmetics.

Come to our Cosmetics Studio Boutique in Burbank, California to see our cosmetic museum as you journey through the history of makeup. Discover colors dating back to the 1900’s that are just as beautiful and relevant today. Explore the glamorous, glitzy, makeup styles of decades past without the pressure of the modern world.

- Gabriela Hernandez -