With the launch of the fabulous drama, Pan Am, a series about the pilots and flight attendants who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly and starring Christina Ricci, it looks like Air Hostess chic is the next big thing. I don’t know about you, but when I think of air hostesses, I think of a very particular look: groomed, glossy and tanned. Three things I rarely, if ever, am - but with a bit of help from Revlon, I can get a bit closer!
Fascinatingly, Revlon is the brand behind the original Pan Am beauty look. Back in the Sixties, matching lips with perfectly manicured fingers were the order of the day. The founder of Revlon, Charles Revson, sat on the Pan Am Board making sure that beauty standards were kept high. And so it is that you can get the polished, retro makeup style today with five Revlon products:
1. Revlon PhotoReady Makeup (£12.99)
2. Revlon PhotoReady Concealer (£6.49)
3. Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner (£6.99)
4. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink in the Afternoon (£7.49)
5. Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Guava (£6.49)
I’ve got the PhotoReady Makeup and Concealer, which together work well together to create a flawless complexion. The concealer is creamy, easy to blend, but long wearing and very impressive. I’ve also got the Top Speed Nail Enamel in Guava and it’s exactly the colour that comes to mind when I think of air hostesses (and, actually, beauty counter staff!). It's a warm, but bright, orangey-coral [above]. I must say as well that the polish wears extremely well, and does indeed dry very fast. It’s a great formula. The Pink in the Afternoon lipstick is an easy to wear coraley-pink, that's not quite as bright as the polish, but still very nice.
I tried putting a little look together using the base, my own liquid liner and the lippie and polish, then rocked the Pan Am look at the weekend for a dinner. I felt very glamorous. It's definitely a look to check out, especially if corals are your thing!