I bought these paint cans from E-bay a few months ago and realized I still hadn't posted about them, as they're still sitting out instead of in museum storage. In looking at the red, white and blue I thought they seemed pretty patriotic and very fitting for the celebration of our country's independence.
These are from 1999 or so, when Stila's "revolutionary" new Lip Polish was introduced. Magazine junkie that I am, I could have sworn the images on the cans also appeared in print, but I couldn't find any ads in my paper files or online. However, this Adweek article proved that I was correct - the ads did indeed run in Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire and InStyle.