ENAMOURED: 80 Years of Revlon

Makeup mavens of London listen up for I have a date for your diary. If you find yourself perusing Covent Garden either today or over the weekend, then you must pop your head into the ‘ENAMOURED: 80 Years of Revlon’ exhibition. A mix of a mini-history lesson in fashion and beauty, some amazing artsy pieces created with Revlon products and a rather fabulous collection of vintage Revlon. I certainly found myself doing a few ‘ooohs’ and ‘ahhhs’ as I wandered around last night…

Without giving too much away, highlights of the experiences curated by Ryan Lanji include vintage ‘drip dresses’ created by Revlon Nail Ambassador Jenny Longworth enamelled with some of Revlon’s best-selling shades, a rather creepy ‘Lips & Tips’ installation (see picture above of rotating mannequin heads and hands) which had us all a little transfixed and ‘Cherry’, an acrylic nail decorated bust again, from Jenny Longworth. And of course  I spent rather a long while admiring the collection of vintage makeup, which included a dinky bottle of nail polish all the way back from 1942 – something far different to what we see stacked high on the shelves now lacquer-wise.

Now I can’t promise the dishy waiters loaded with champagne flutes will be there, but there’s plenty of hardcore makeup history for you to dig your well manicured hands into instead (oh, er!). ‘ENAMOURED: 80 Years of Revlon’ is running from 30th November (today!) to 2nd December at The London Film Museum, Covent Garden, 45 Wellington Street, London, WC2F 7BN, and opens 10am to 7pm today and 10am to 6pm over the weekend and best of all admission is free! Let the beauty stampede commence…


  • Heather Morton

    this looks so interesting! wish i lived in london so much

  • Verena Hallam

    That looks so cool! Shame I don’t live in London, but at least I get to live through others!

  • summer

    If only I lived in Londeon, I’d be there like swim wear. 😉

  • Jessica

    I want to see it so bad! Shame I am not in London 🙁

  • Andreanne X

    It’s so interesting that all these old make up products have been preserved! The budding archivist inside of me is completely fascinated by how and where they store this! Wonderful post xx

  • AngelDust

    I live in London but I won’t be attending this, ha.