Avis Amberg (Patti LuPone) is a former silent movie actress who has left her glory days behind but she's still at the centre of the public life in Hollywood: her husband *is* one of the most important movie studios in town, as she explains to young Frank Castello, the aspiring actor she's having a rendez-vous… Continue reading Hollywood E01 (Hooray for Hollywood)
Lumir (Juliette Binoche) and her daughter Charlotte (Clémentine Grenier) are visiting Fabienne on the set of her latest film. While Charlotte is sitting at her grandmother's vanity, we can see a Mason Pearson box by the mirror. Later in the film, Lumir is holding a brush: it's a wooden brush with boar bristle and nylon… Continue reading La vérité (2019)
Just before going to bed, Fabienne (Catherine Deneuve) gets a foot massage from Jacques (Christian Crahay). She's holding a bottle of Eau aromatisée de Fleurs d'Oranger by Christian Lenart.
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… Continue reading Kika (1993)
The nurse (Lupe Barrado) who's taking care of Pablo in the hospital retouches her red manicure with a Christian Dior nail polish.
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… Continue reading Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
Lucía (Julieta Serrano) is a woman with a troubled past: abandoned by her husband Iván with a child (Carlos, now grown-up and interpreted by Antonio Banderas), she's spent a long time in a mental institution. Now she's living with her parents, who try to support her and her extravagant looks. In this scene, she's applying… Continue reading Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)