To me, Cherries in the snow always has been the legendary retro red color from Revlon. :)
They look so good!
I am going to try this for myself before spring comes. :)
Revlon Cherries in the snow was introduced in 1953 featuring Dorian Leigh (she was one of the first super models in the world!) and it was a cult favorite during the 50's.
Revlon Cherries in the Snow campaign
I think I have read it somewhere that this color was actually changed over the time and I suspect that might be true.
The color I see from this vintage poster is much redder and warmer toned than the ones I have. (but then, her face looks very red in the pic, so maybe not. -_-a)
Cherries in the Snow is a pink red with lots of white thrown in. (I don't know how else I could describe this color.)
It is a true retro color that is incredibly opaque and saturated, and that is probably why both lipstick and nail polish are quite staining. ;-/
The nail polish is so pigmented, I usually just apply one coat never feeling I need to add another one!
Application is a breeze, too.
Revlon Cherries In the Snow nail enamel
This is just one coat!
The lipstick is as intense as the nail polish.
It is so creamy and moisturizing, you wouldn't believe it!
Revlon Cherries in the Snow is actually known as a good alternative for Tom Ford lipstick in Cherry Lush.
Tom Ford Cherry Lush vs Revlon Cherries in the Snow
lipstick swatch on arm
My only gripe is that there is no way for me to pull this color off in real life!
I mean I can wear this as tint (it actually makes a great tint since it is so staining!) or wear it in full strength and play alone at home, but that is not the way to show respect to this amazing color, right?
(so... no overall looks today. didn't wanna scare ya. ;p)
Some say this and Revlon's another retro red Fire & Ice are all you ever gonna need for red lipsticks.
What do you think? ;p
Have you tried Cherries in the Snow lipstick or nail polish?
Please share with me if you know good tricks to work with retro colors like this. :)