Above is a list of vintage Revlon lipsticks that are still sold today. Me and my friend Katie (who is a Marilyn Monroe expert) were just at the MAC release party for the New Marilyn Collection they have launched. She told me about the list and that Marilyn Monroe was noted for wearing Certainly Red and Blase Apricot which she wore in her final and unfinished film Somethings Gotta Give. Upon looking up these timeless shades I found a pretty recent ad that was a great nod to the 1952 release of their Fire and Icecollection! The left photo is Dorian Leigh photographed by Richard Avedon and the right is Jessica Biel shot by Mario Testino. I'm getting my hands on more of the Monroe Collection Thursday so stay tuned!
Here is Katies Video discussing the vintage shades of red!
(Note: the Revlon Chart was made by http://www.youtube.com/user/CaptainSpaceburger and the video was made by Katie Mitchell)