American Horror Story S04E06 (Bullseye)

When Elsa Mars (Jessica Lange) announces she will move to Hollywood for a fresh start, her “freaks” give her a precious gift: a set of Westmores of Hollywood beauty products. The set is made of three golden bottles and a round box. The gold bottle on the left surely contains body powder, while the box contains face powder. The three bottles look like factices, while … Continue reading American Horror Story S04E06 (Bullseye)

American Horror Story S04E13 (Curtain Call)

In the season finale Elsa Mars (Jessica Lange) has finally become a Hollywood household name, but her make-up habits haven’t changed: she keeps on using the same products she used back in Jupiter, Florida. In this scene she’s filming a commercial for Campfire Gold instant coffee, but she doesn’t like her script. On her dressing table we can see some items spotted in other episodes. … Continue reading American Horror Story S04E13 (Curtain Call)

American Horror Story S04E13 (Curtain Call)

Dandy Mott (Finn Wittrock) is now the owner of Elsa Mars’ freak show and, as such, gets ready for his “performing” debut… The spoiled boy definitely has a talent but it will turn against him. This scene is very interesting because it echoes a similar scene from the 5th episode (Pink Cupcakes). In both scenes, the owners of the freak show are putting their make-up on: they … Continue reading American Horror Story S04E13 (Curtain Call)

American Horror Story S04E06 (Bullseye)

Venetian Romance is a fictional perfume which has an important role in this episode. It’s Penny’s signature scent, the one she wears when she meets her lover Paul (Mat Fraser). Paul goes to a drugstore to buy it for Penny. Thanks to the screencap above we can see its bottle is actually the one of a historical and extremely popular perfume, Evening in Paris by Bourjois. … Continue reading American Horror Story S04E06 (Bullseye)

American Horror Story S04E11 (Magical Thinking)

A gold bullet-shaped lipstick on Elsa Mars’s dressing table means one thing only: Bésame Cosmetics! Several products from the American brand have been featured in Freakshow so far: a lipstick and a cream rouge pot on the Tattler twins’ dressing table; a mascara, a powder compact and a lipstick on Elsa’s dressing table; mascara and lipstick again at a drugstore. The lip colours have been extensively … Continue reading American Horror Story S04E11 (Magical Thinking)