If you have watched “Project Runway,” you might remember Kenley Collins from Season 5. She was the saucy, 1940s-inspired designer with the nasally voice, who was labelled the show’s “problem child” by fashion mentor Tim Gunn. Kenley Collins also returned to the show a second time for “Project Runway All Stars.”
I really loved the clothing designs she came up with for the individual competitions, and was also a fan of her collection as a finalist on Season 5. I’ll admit that I was also a fan of the bitchy, stuck-up attitude that seemed to put her out of the favor of most other people, both on the show and in the audience. I just liked that she was different, and a badass, and that she didn’t give a hoot. And I liked her even more when she exhibited a new level of maturity upon her return to the show, for “All Stars.” She had “grown up” a good deal, and proved she could actually be pleasant to be around, while still somehow retaining her badass-edness.
Well naturally, when I saw that she and Besame were collaborating on a scarf and lipstick set, I knew had to have it. I first learned about the set from the YouTube promotions that Kenley did with Besame’s founder, Gabriela Hernandez:
I am glad I got the set, despite my realization that the scarf really does not go with any of my outfits, or even any of the decor in my house. While I appreciate the design as a stand-alone piece, it really doesn’t fit my personal style, and I doubt I will ever wear it. However, I like having it. The chiffon feels wonderful to touch, and I just keep it in an area of my house with all my lingerie and hosiery and gloves, just enjoying it being there.
I do love the color of the limited edition lipstick, which is called “Kenley Red.” And I have already been wearing that.
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In my first Besame lipstick review I noted the similarity between the colors Besame Red and Red Hot Red. Well, I found that Besame Red is even more similar to Kenley Red than it is to Red Hot Red. The photo below actually shows the differences between swatches quite well, considering that, in certain lighting, a difference can hardly be detected at all.
It seems that Kenley Red has maybe a pinch more warmth, like a bit more of a raspberry hue than Besame Red. And because I do love raspberry hues, Kenley Red might just be my favorite of the three. Still, the colors are so very close to one another. The Besame lipstick colors I have so far are either bright red or dark red, and I have six tubes. I am excited to have more on the way, which will fall more into the pinkish category. It will be nice to try a color from them that’s really different.
Overall, I like the Kenley Collins Scarf and Lipstick Set by Besame, and look forward to more limited edition and special collections from them in the future.
Thanks for stopping by, and happy mouth-painting!
The Lipstick Lady