Gabriela Hernandez, founder of Bésame Cosmetics Inc., has brought artistry and romance back to the cosmetics industry. She has created a line infused with a romantic sensibility that is rich in historical details. Her inspiration for it all was sparked by a combination of her background in art and design, a love for feminine detail, and fond memories of her glamorous grandmother.
Immigrating to the United States from Buenos Aires, Argentina at the age of 12, she taught herself English and attended school in New York. After finishing high school in Los Angeles, she realized her true passion for art, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art from the prestigious Art Center in Pasadena, California.
Gabriela's professional career includes photography, art direction, fine art painting and design commissions. Also an accomplished make-up artist and cosmetic historian, Gabriela's perspective is truly unique.
Launched in September 2004, Bésame Cosmetics was a culmination of Gabriela's passion for design and her desire to create an original cosmetic with details and formulas that make women feel glamorous and unique. Gabriela created Bésame to become a company that reaches beyond the product, one with solid morals, which acts as a strong role model for young women.
"I want to make a mark of what I am and who I was in the world" Hernandez explains, "I want to contribute something worthwhile through this line and inspire young women to follow their dreams."
Gabriela currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, son age 16 and daughter age 7.