The Politician S01E08 (Vienna)

Hadassah Gold (Bette Midler) is the chief of staff and assistant of Dede Standish (Judith Light), the New York State senate majority leader. They are about to meet the junior senator-elect from Texas but there’s a problem: Dede has just put on a lipstick which is not her favourite. As Hadassah confirms by reading the shade sticker at the bottom of the tube, Dede puts … Continue reading The Politician S01E08 (Vienna)

Big Little Lies S02E06 (The Bad Mother)

Celeste (Nicole Kidman) is getting ready to go to court to fight her custody battle. She’s the only character in the show who’s consistently shown while putting make-up on. I think this is not coincidental: since S01 she’s shown as a trophy wife, a beautiful woman whose only task – according to her abusive husband – is staying beautiful and decorative. By showing her often … Continue reading Big Little Lies S02E06 (The Bad Mother)

Easy S03E04 (Yes)

Annie (Kate Micucci) is keeping her dating project (saying yes to everyone who asks her out for 30 days) going but getting to know her colleague Lucas better has changed things. She knows he’s the one, but she decides to go on one last date with someone else. While she’s getting ready in her bathroom, among the toiletries, we can see Batiste dry shampoo Mrs. … Continue reading Easy S03E04 (Yes)

Stranger Things S03E01 (Suzie, Do You Copy?)

Karen Wheeler (Cara Buono) is a conflicted woman: she cares a lot about her family, even if her marriage is unhappy, but she can barely resist the bad boy charm of Billy Hargrove. He’s invited her at a motel, so in this scene she’s getting ready to join him there. The red lipstick she’s applying is Elizabeth Arden Lip Spa. The hairspray reflected on the … Continue reading Stranger Things S03E01 (Suzie, Do You Copy?)