Kaizhen (Tang Wei) wears a MAC red lipstick, possibly Ruby Woo.
While at the supermarket with Djigui, Dounia (Oulaya Amamra) takes a lipstick out of a blister pack and puts it on. It’s not a product usually available at supermarkets, though: the red metallic case and the pink dots on it tell us it’s a BeneFit lip balm.
It’s the hydrating tinted lip balm BeneBalm.
While at the supermarket with Djigui, Dounia (Oulaya Amamra) checks her image on a mirror.
Some L’Oreal make-up products are on display; among them, Mega Volume Miss Manga mascara.
Misty (Meredith Hagner) is getting ready for Abe and Tala’s wedding. She’s applying Make Up For Ever Ultra HD pressed powder.
The lipstick that Rachel (Emily Blunt) uses is L’Oreal Color Riche in #752 Classic Wine. The name of this colour is tragically ironic, because this character is an alcoholic.
There’s a Christian Dior houndstooth splash bottle on Helen’s vanity, but unfortunately the front label is never clearly visible. It looks white with a touch of pink, but it could be just a lighting trick. In any case, this bottle was used to contain eaux de toilette and eaux de cologne, so many possibilities open up. I think we should follow one lead, though: what vintage Dior perfume could appeal to an elegant working girl like Helen? We don’t know a lot about her background, so this bottle could be something she received from her mother or grandmother, or she could have bought it for herself. I personally think she would wear a classic, so either Diorissimo or Miss Dior.
There’s another classic product on the vanity – a Chanel lipstick.
And what about the blue glass bottles (four of them!)? They remind me of Neal Yard’s products (the film is set in London, so it would be a logical choice), but I found no evidence the brand used these bottles in the 1990s.
Soon after Iris (Kara Hayward) meets the newcomer Maggie (Liana Liberato), they become friends. Maggie decides to give Iris a makeover, so they go shopping for cosmetics. The beauty counter at the department store they go to displays make-up and skincare products.
On the far left in the screencap above there’s a cardboard table display containing several tin boxes of Palmolive Cashmere Bouquet face powder.
More products can be seen thanks to a close-up.
The two jars with pink lids contain Woodbury skin cream.
There are three boxes of Coty Airspun loose face powder: the classic version has the yellow box, while the peach box contains a perfumed version (the scent in this case is L’Aimant).
The white compacts with pink lid contain Beauté-Salon face powder.
On the right side of the counter there’s also a table display of Pond’s lipsticks.
Another shot shows us the far left side of the counter, where there’s another table display. This time the product is Woodbury lanolin-rich hand cream.
Juana (Rossy de Palma) is Kika’s maid: she doesn’t really take care of her look, so Kika (who’s a make-up artist) decides to give her a makeover.
The compact face powder she uses is by Cacharel.
The scarlet red lipstick she puts on Juana is another product by Cacharel. The lipsticks of this short-lived line were contained in beautiful matte metal cases, the tops of which were lip-shaped.
The retro-style opening credits of the film (designed by Juan Gatti) contain, quite surprisingly, a real advert of a real make-up item.
It’s the marbled lipstick Glissando, launched in 1964 by the American brand Du Barry.
Available in six shades (“from light-struck pinks to muted ambers to rich reds”), it was housed in an elegant silver and gold metal case.
It’s true the brand started its decline in the 1970s and eventually died , but I still wonder what happened here. Did the title designer get away with reproducing an advert of a defunct brand? Or did they just paid what was due to whatever multinational company owned the Du Barry name in the 1980s?
 This is not entirely accurate: the brand was relaunched in 2002. But I guess that was the end of it.
When María Cardenal (Assumpta Serna) re-applies her lipstick, we can see it falling on her lap.
It’s Stylo à Levres by Lancôme, a product launched in the late 1970s but still on the market in the following decade.