Category Archives: skincare in movies

Night Bloom (2020)

Night Bloom [1] is the latest creature of the talented filmmaker and actress Coco Baudelle, a short film that has been selected by several festivals around the world, including the 2020 Venice Shorts. In a bit more than 5 minutes, we are taken into a dreamy world of white roses drenched in rain, echoes from Jennifer’s Body by Karyn Kusama, satin ribbons and a seemingly endless sleep, all accented by wonderful piano scores. Lucky for us, some scenes feature beauty products, which I’ve listed as follows.

The tall bottle with black cap on the right side of the shot is Chanel Hydra Beauty essence mist.

The plastic bottle with pink cap in the beauty case is Glossier Milky Oil make-up remover.

From the left to the right: the jar contains Aquaphor healing ointment

The Chanel white tube is Hydra Beauty mask

The tall pink bottle is Glossier exfoliating solution

The white brush with nylon tufts is by Mason Pearson

The lipstick in the floral case behind the nail polish bottle is by Gucci

Last, there’s Chanel Joues Contraste blush.

The nail polish seen in the previous shot is Chanel Le Vernis velvet nail colour in Ultime.

[1] You can watch Night Bloom on Instagram.

La voz humana (2020)

The Woman (Tilda Swinton) is applying mascara in front of a round mirror. The bathroom she’s in is tiled in different colours and is full of beauty products and toiletries.

Starting from the left red-tiled niche, I’ve identified:

Rochas Eau de Rochas bath and shower gel

Chanel La Crème Main hand cream

Perlier Honey Miel bath and shower cream and Thai Coco body lotion

Chanel Paris-Biarritz shower gel

Moving right, there’s the blue-tiled niche, where there are two hair products:

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Touchably Full conditioner

L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil oil-in-milk leave-in hair cream

Now there’s the washbasin counter, packed with bottles of medicines.

The first perfume bottle I’ve spotted is Hermès Eau de Citron Noir cologne.

Then there’s obviously the Chanel No. 5 factice.

Next, three products by Natura Bissé from the C+C Vitamin line – face cream on the far left, sun protection at the top left corner of the washbasin and micellar cleansing water next to the tap.

There’s also a bottle of Chanel Les Beiges foundation among the medicine bottles.

All the right part of the counter is for Chanel make-up items. So we can see

Joues Contraste powder blush

Rouge Allure red lipstick

A cream blush

Poudre Universelle Libre loose powder

Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow palette in Tissé Camélia

Palette Essentiel in Beige Clair

Les Beiges compact powder

Le Lift Lèvres et Contours firming cream.

Last, two toothpastes in a silver glass

One is Marvis Classic Strong Mint toothpaste.

The other is Verkos Kemphor toothpaste.

The Boys in the Band (2020)

Lots of things happen at the birthday party that Michael organises for Harold: for example, the fight between Emory (Robin de Jesús) and Alan ends up with a split lip. Bernard (Michael Benjamin Washington) takes his friend to the toilet, where they check the wound.

On a shelf in Michael’s bathroom there are four products.

The glass bottle on the left is Listerine mouthwash.

The cardboard shaker contains Spicy perfumed talc by Avon.

Next there’s Lucky Tiger hair tonic with oil.

On the far right side of the shelf there’s a glass jar of Vaseline petroleum jelly.

This Boy’s Life (1993)

clubmanpinaudvintagetin_bornunicorn“Kill or cure” is the brutal parenting technique used by Dwight Hansen (Robert De Niro) with his stepson Toby (Leonardo Di Caprio). The first thing he forces the boy to do is getting a military flat-top haircut, much to the boy’s dismay. At the barber’s shop a tin can of Clubman Pinaud talc can be seen.

Los abrazos rotos (2009)

Lena (Penélope Cruz) has several beauty products on her vanity.

There’s a can of L’Oreal Elnett Satin extra strong-hold hairspray.

There’s also a Helena Rubinstein skincare product. The bottle pictured above is just for reference, because the one seen in the film is not All Mascaras! make-up remover. If I remember correctly, this was a cleansing milk.

Next to the Helena Rubinstein bottle there’s Lancôme Trésor body lotion.

Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado (2020)

This documentary presents the aenigmatic and fascinating life of the astrologer Walter Mercado, who was interviewed in his home in Puerto Rico. There’s a domestic shot that piqued my interest, because many beauty products can be seen.

The black and white box is Frulatte Hyalunol anti-aging cream.

There’s also a No.7 box from the Restore and Renew line (old packaging).

The tall plastic bottle is Shea Moisture coconut and hibiscus brightening body lotion.

The polka dot box with gold details contains Carolina Herrera perfume, a white floral creation by Carlos Benaim, Clement Gavarry and Rosendo Mateu, launched in 1988.

The white and grey box is SkinSolve Tighter Clearer Younger anti-aging charcoal overnight cream.

And then there’s a box of Calvin Klein Obsession, the warm spicy fragrance created by Jean Guichard and launched in 1985. I personally thought Walter would have worn something more classic (Shalimar, maybe?), but Obsession is mysterious yet comforting, a description that could well be applied to Walter himself.

Thanks to Scentimentalist for the body lotion and Carolina Herrera ids.

Tacones lejanos (1991)

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There are a cream jar and a box from Christian Dior Hydra-Dior skincare line in Becky’s dressing room.

The squared bottle in the background is Tiffany by Tiffany, housed in a beautiful Tiffany blue display box. This perfume, launched in 1987, was created by Francois Demachy.

Thanks to lepetitcivet for the Tiffany id.

To the Stars (2019)

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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.

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On the far left in the screencap above there’s a cardboard table display containing several tin boxes of Palmolive Cashmere Bouquet face powder.

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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).

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The lipsticks with the striped cases are Yardley Slicker.

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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.

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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.