The Besame Cosmetic I Love Lucy Collection is filled with beautiful details, little known history, and reverence for the wonderful woman. Before I Love Lucy, Lucille Ball started her career as a model. Even as she delved further into comedy, she always maintained her glamour. The Lucy Collection brings to light the beauty and ingenuity of Lucille Ball, to prove she was so much more than “that wacky redhead.”
The Club Babalu Palette cover is based on Havana tourism art from the 1950s! Desi himself likely saw similar posters as he was concocting his Club Tropicana. The palette gives a hint of Havana history and a nod to Desi’s importance in Lucille’s life.
Lucille Ball always wore a signature red lipstick. This warm red and exaggerated lip shape read beautifully on television and amplified Lucy’s hilarious expressions. Love That Redhead lipstick is recreated from this signature Lucy shade. Based on color press clippings and interviews with Lucie Arnaz, Gabriela matched the color perfectly.
Though people typically think of Lucy with her red, poodle-like hair and 50s style look, Lucille Ball evolved her glamorous style through the decades. In the 1960s, she took on the cool blue shades of the time and peachy, neutral lips. Our What A Peach lipstick is an exact match from one of Lucy’s most beautiful press photos from the 1960s. The peach shade with a hint of pink looks gorgeous on all skin tones and evokes elegant, 60s glamour.