Hollywood and the beauty industry have been closely tied together ever since its beginning. But the craze for Cleo in the early 1960s is something very special indeed and one of the companies who took advantage of this tie in was Revlon.
Advertising Sphinx Pink as “the look that shook the pyramids now shakes today’s fashion world” Revlon introduced their lipstick and nail enamel in 1962 just ahead of the release of Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor.
Described as “vividly light, bright-at-night power mad pink” it certainly looks suitably vibrant and was part of a range that included ‘sphinx eye makeup’.
It also came in a sphinx doll case
And if you like this case then it is currently on sale on eBay for an eyewatering $399