'Marilyn', similar to Revlon's 'Love That Red'
'Elizabeth', a bright carmine magenta. Reminds me of Revlon's 'Cherries in the Snow'.
I'm browsing through some 1950s makeup advertisements for inspiration. This is how I come up with a lot of my colors. One of my most popular lipsticks, 'Paulette', was inspired by a 1940s advertisement for Chen Yu lipstick. The mission of my company is to create cosmetics that are influenced by elegance of the past, so I always turn to classic films and old Revlon and Max Factor ads when I need some encouragement.
Probably one of the most iconic advertisements for 1950s makeup; Revlon's 'Fire and Ice'. The model is Dorian Leigh. This color was revived a couple years ago, and I'm thinking about using it as a guide. From searching swatch photos on Google, it seems to be a bright red, mostly magenta, with some orange tones.
'Cherries in the Snow'. A favorite of Marilyn Monroe!
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this is the model Dovima.
Here is an orange-red, sort of a coral or "China Red".
Suzy Parker with red lips, red gown, red wrap. Redheads CAN wear red!
BRIGHT red lips. I don't know what makeup manufacturer this is.