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Beauty Flashback: Trippy Revlon Lipstick Ad

Wanna know the difference between looking good and looking great? Glad you asked. It's Revlon lipstick — or at least that's what this 1986 commercial would like you to believe. I'd say that it's tapping into that year's cultural zeitgeist, except, well, there wasn't a census in 1986. That's mildly odd, but what's truly strange are the arrogant, mildly crazed looks of all of the models. Not sure I'd rush out to buy these lipsticks due to this ad; would you?

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bunnyOhare bunnyOhare 7 years
Haha, I had that exact pair of gold doorknocker earrings in college! I remember wearing them to an REM concert and my earlobes were so sore afterward! And yes, I'm probably older than most of the other posters :)
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 7 years
Man, I'm glad I cannot remember much of the 80's... I was a kid of the 90's. The models look crazy, but it's funny. Door knocker earrings and all..
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 7 years
I don't know about arrogant, but they definitely looked mildly crazed, especially the first one.
eatingcookies eatingcookies 7 years
They do look like they've had their Quaalude's, don't they?
kastarte2 kastarte2 7 years
Oh my goodness. That was just not a good commercial.
juliarose23 juliarose23 7 years
haha they don't make advertisements like that any more...
puddlesworth puddlesworth 7 years
I like their neon blush. hehe
puddlesworth puddlesworth 7 years
I like their neon blush. hehe
brittanyk brittanyk 7 years
Man, I couldn't focus on the lipstick. That one lady's earrings were just so obnoxious!
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 7 years
i need a cup of coffee after watching that one.
soapbox soapbox 7 years
I love how they apply the lipstick on already perfectly-made up lips.
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