Sunday, October 30, 2011

Revlon Fire and Ice Lipstick: Swatches & Review!

If you haven't noticed by now, I am a really big fan of Revlon lipsticks. Today's featured color is Fire and Ice, one of Revlon's most classic shades. This has been around for decades, and was originally advertised in the 1950s with one of the taglines being, “Would you streak your hair with platinum without consulting your husband?” Oh, how times have changed... but the color is the same!

I love this shade. To me, it screams, "I'm young, fierce, and on the cover of Vogue." It's THAT kind of a shade. I love that the color seems a little vintage too, which comes as no surprise considering it actually is.

This has a creme finish, so it goes on my lips super easily and makes them look moist.

Overall, if you are looking for a bold, sexy red to "wow" at your next event, or even just spice up an everyday look, I recommend this. The fact that it is such a classic Revlon shade also makes me feel like every Revlon lipstick fan should have this in their collection.

Here is the original Fire and Ice ad from the 50s. When this shade was released, it was a very bold, edgy color for women to be wearing. The ad included a questionnaire/quiz to determine "Are YOU made for Fire and Ice?"

The questions (some of these are hilarious) were supposed to determine if a woman was daring and vivacious enough to wear Fire and Ice:
  • Have you ever danced with your shoes off?
  • Did you ever wish on a new moon?
  • Do you blush when you find yourself flirting?
  • When a recipe calls for one dash of bitters, do you think it's better with two?
  • Do you secretly hope the next man you meet will be a psychiatrist?
  • Do you sometimes feel that other women resent you?
  • Have you ever wanted to wear an ankle bracelet?
  • Do sables excite you, even on other women?
  • Do you face crowded parties with panic -- then wind up having a wonderful time?
  • Does gypsy music make you sad?
  • Do you think any man really understands you?
  • Would you streak your hair with platinum without consulting your husband?
  • If tourist flights were running, would you take a trip to Mars?
  • Do you close your eyes when you're kissed?
  • Do you love to look up at a man?

Are YOU made for Fire and Ice? I'm not, I'm still working up the courage to dance with my shoes off! ;)
xx, Allison


  1. UnderthefluorescentsOctober 30, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    that is the most perfect old hollywood red lip! i love it, and it looks so great on your skin tone

  2. 'Do you secretly hope the next man you meet will be a psychiatrist?'
    Hmm...haven't really given that much thought! :P Lipstick looks great by the way :)

    xx Veronica

  3. That quiz is hilarious! Thank you for all of the background info, Allison! I didn't know all of that!

  4. So pretty! And I'm loving the ad!!

  5. Oh those questions are amazing! That lipstick looks great but I'm too scared to wear red outside of dance comps and recitals!

  6. OMG! These questions made me LOL!! Allison, you have totally turned me on to Revlon lippies! Thanks to you, I am now the proud owner of the Color Burst Soft Nude and the matte Smoked Peach and Really Red. Gypsy music DOES make me sad so maybe I should get some Fire and Ice...

  7. Wow, those questions make me giggle. Teeheee. LOL.
    That is a beautiful shade though.

  8. Do sables excite you?... even on another woman? LOL

  9. Jennifer FitzgeraldOctober 30, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    wow this is super pretty! Very elegant. I love it


  10. That's a gorgeous color! So fierce and glamorous. I love it on you, but I don't know if I'd be bold enough to wear it. :)

    And those questions are LOL.

  11. wow that's very red LOL but i like it :)

  12. Ow those questions are hilarious, how times have changed....

  13. gosh! nice questions there, time has changed so muchhh. made me LOL really! :D
    anyway, love revlon lip products, they're my favorite!!

  14. HAHA "Does gypsy music make you sad".. what?? xD This is awesome, thanks so much for sharing.. I want this lipcolor! I just found your blog through one of your youtube videos, glad I stumbled upon you! :)

  15. Haha! I love these questions! Too funny. I love seeing how companies evolve through the decades!

  16. My friend really loves this and she can really pull it off, while I could never do it. But it is a great color indeed!