I’m starting a new feature, oh-so-cleverly titled “Vintage Ad of the Week”, where I will highlight a vintage advertisement that I either love, hate…or am just flat-out confused by. For this week’s pick, I am highlighting a Revlon Cosmetics ad. I love the classic shades of vintage makeup, and this ad caught my eye.
I like the simplicity of the ad, with the open-space being a soft shade of pink, and the placement of the man and the woman drawing your eyes directly to the brand. And the tagline? “Not a prissy pink…not a sissy pink…” along with the pink goblet, nail polish, lipstick, jewelry, and gown. Normally I would find such usage of color to be overkill, but I thought this was a lovely ad.
I also am adding a special treat for you: Ashleeta at PinUpGirlStyle posted this handy little chart of classic Revlon shades that are still made today.
I think my favorite is “Cherries in the Snow” – I remember that my mommy used to wear that when I was little, and yes, there were several times that I got into her purse and tried to apply it, unsuccessfully. One of those times was right before a dentist appointment. No one was amused, nor impressed, haha! I also am a fan of “Certainly Red”. The “Blase Apricot” is also nice, but I don’t think that it would compliment my complexion well.
What do you think about these classic shades? Would you wear any of them? Do you own any of them!
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