What Katie Did

What Katie Did 1940s Style French Knickers featured in Knickers and Thongs at Joannas Wardrobe
  • 56 months ago Whatkatiedid »

    If you, like most of us vintage girls, favour the porcelain-skinned look, you'll know what a lifesaver blusher can be. Literally, as it happens, since judicious application of blush on the apples of one's alabaster cheeks can turn a ghostly pallor into a glowing complexion. Besame's Boudoir Rouge comes in three subtle shades, to add a touch of natural radiance to your face. It's presented in the most beautiful little embossed metal cases, each with a satin puff and a tiny mirror in the lid so you can apply on the go. Like all Besame products, Boudoir Rouge is made with natural ingredients, but has unbeatable staying power. And the little case is perfect to reuse for mints or sweets!

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  • 56 months ago Whatkatiedid »

    With their classic shades and retro-perfect packaging, Besame's eyeshadows are a vintage-lover's dream. The finely milled pigment has a very subtle shimmer, and the shadows will blend perfectly without settling into eyelid creases – we promise! Wear them alone, or layer with other shades... as light or as heavy as you like. The pretty little mirrored case is perfect for carrying around in your bag, so just one shade could see you straight through from morning till night.

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  • 56 months ago Whatkatiedid »

    These elegant, gold-plated duo pencils come in different shades for the eyes, lips and brows. Perfectly formulated for smooth and easy application, they each have two sides with either contrasting, or complimentary colours for shading. The retractable tips make precision lining as easy as pie and the vitamin-E enriched formula is incredibly long lasting. The lip colours are rich, with a choice of reds, pinks or browns; the eye pencils in vibrant shades which will emphasise baby blues, green and brown peepers alike. The eyebrow pencil is beautifully subtle and suitable for the whole spectrum of hair-colours, whether you're a Dita or a Marilyn.

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  • 56 months ago Whatkatiedid »

    Could there be anything more glamorous to whip out of your handbag and powder a shiny nose into oblivion? We don't think so, which is why the Cashmere Powder Compact is among our very favourite Besame products. The silky smooth powder foundation guarantees you flawless coverage and a beautifully matte complexion, with three shades to match a range of skintones. The formula contains fine mica for instant radiance (without any shimmer), and the zinc and titanium dioxide act as a natural SPF. Add in some vitamin C, and the result is an extremely luxurious powder that actually protects and refines your skin, leaving it velvety smooth, and well-covered without caking. Speaking of which, it even comes in its own velvet pouch. While the compact itself is something of an investment, it features an interchangeable magnetic base so you can pop in a refill when the powder runs out. Perfect!

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  • 56 months ago Whatkatiedid »

    Being enthusiasts for the eras before super-shiny lips were in vogue, there aren't many types of lipgloss that we would wear, but Besame's is one of them! Their Enriched Lip Glaze is beautifully creamy and thick, and is packed with anti-oxidants and anti-ageing ingredients. Vitamins A, C and E, green tea extract, marine collagen and peptides all work to keep your lips feeling full and healthy. The wonderfully moisturising formula will keep your pout perfectly shiny for hours and has a delicious, subtle vanilla scent. We love to layer them over lipsticks, but with 5 lightly shimmering shades and a versatile clear gloss, they're fabulous for wearing alone when you feel a bright lip is too much. Not that such a time exists, in our book!

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  • 56 months ago Whatkatiedid »

    This nifty little set contains all you need for period-perfect 1940s lips. There's an automatic lip pencil for drawing in that classic curved cupid's bow that Joan Crawford made so famous, a cleverly designed, ergonomic lip brush that, when gripped firmly between thumb and forefinger makes application a breeze, and that all-important, final ingredient, a full-sized lipstick. Each set comes with a velvety travel sleeve for the lipstick and a detailed application guide, showing how the liner and lipstick can each be worn separately or together, for a variety of different looks. Choose from Red Velvet, Rapture Rose and Champagne shades... or just give in and get all three! Choose from 3 colour: Red Velvet (WKD favourite!): A sophisticated deep red with a satin finish. Rapture Rose: A soft with a gloss finish. Champagne: A classic neutral with a slight shimmer and gloss finish.

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  • 56 months ago Whatkatiedid »

    Besame is a vintage-inspired makeup collection with a conscience. The products combine luxury ingredients and high-pigment colours with non-toxic, natural ingredients like jojoba, rose waxes, lavender flower extracts and green tea. They are NOT tested on animals. The glamorous finished products are packaged in vintage-style metal and enamel containers, many of which can be reused or refilled, making them as collectable as they are stylish. Besame cosmetics are now online at www.whatkatiedid.com. We are the only online company in the UK who carry the entire range, and the only place in the UK where you can actually come in and try everything in Our London Portobello Boutique.

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  • 61 months ago Whatkatiedid »

    Classic overbust corset with busk front and laced back. Designed to fit up to a D cup. Details * Heavyweight satin * Modesty Panel * Stainless steel busk front opening * Back laced * Steel spiral boning * Suspenders for corsets can be found on the Accessories Page.

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