Marilyn Monroe in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”.
If you want to pull off a perfect, vintage lipstick shade, why not wear a lipstick that was actually created in that era? In your local chemist or department store is a secret treasure trove of lipsticks that have stood the test of time and are still making pouts pretty today.
Here’s a glimpse of my favourite vintage lipstick shades. (Post continues after video.)
I first became fascinated with the idea of vintage lipstick shades when I read that Sylvia Plath, who wrote one of my favourite books, The Bell Jar, wore the Cherries in the Snow shade of Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick ($21.95). So, I went ahead and bought this classic shade, which had made its debut in 1953.
Then, in the throes of my Orange is the New Black addiction, I wanted to mimic Morello's retro red pout.
This meant that I also handed over my bucks for another Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in the Certainly Red shade, which perfectly resembles Morello's love-hungry pout. This lipstick has been on sale since 1951.