Inside Marilyn’s ‘Bésame’ Beauty Box

Following their collaborations with household names like Max Factor and Hard Candy, ABG – the licensing company and owner of Marilyn’s estate – is launching another make-up range with Bésame Cosmetics. For more details, including a full product list, visit the Beauty Packaging website.

“Bésame Cosmetics, an LA-based brand known for glamorous and vintage-inspired makeup products, is launching another collection celebrating Iconic Women. The brand has unveiled a 15-piece collection, which includes recreations of Marilyn Monroe’s own makeup, based on items from her personal effects, which will be available on April 23.

‘We’ve designed this makeup collection to feature Marilyn’s favorite colors and historically accurate products,’ said Gabriela Hernandez, founder of Bésame Cosmetics. Hernandez is a makeup historian and sits on the board of the Makeup Museum in NYC.

The Bésame Cosmetics 15-piece Marilyn Monroe Collection is sold in three special sets: ‘Marilyn’s Cosmetic Valet Case,’ ‘The Essential Marilyn Collection’ and the ‘Red Carpet Compact and Lipstick Set.’ All makeup items in the collection are cruelty-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, mineral-oil free and sustainably made in California.

This complete set comes in a limited-edition box made of Sapele mahogany and includes a golden metal signature embedded on top of high gloss varnish, velvet interior and gold-plated clasps. Only 200 Marilyn’s Cosmetic Valet Cases will be available.”