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Scarface (1983)

When it comes to identifying beauty products on screen, one of the most challenging scenes ever is from the seminal film by Brian De Palma and features Elvira (Michelle Pfeiffer), the glamourous trophy wife of the protagonist. Over the years I have tried many times to give a name to the products on her vanity, with no real results. The screenshot above is from the famous Jacuzzi scene set in the Montanas’ baroque bathroom [1]: Elvira is doing her manicure while snorting cocaine.

In the set photo above we can see there are two bottles of nail polish in front of her. Both are easy to identify.

The pale pink nail polish is by Lancôme, and dates back to the late 1970s.

The pale champagne bottle is unmistakable: it’s Chanel Le Vernis nail colour, which in the 1980s had the same squared packaging with shiny black stopper it has today.

[1] In 2020 I wrote about the same scene by identifying the perfumes sitting by the Jacuzzi.

I have lost count of the people who have submitted this picture to my attention, so sorry if I can’t credit everybody. Among them there are certainly my friend Rocco and LadiesofthePast.

L’Homme fidèle (2018)

lhommefidele_bornunicorn (3)There are several beauty products in Eve’s bedroom.

acquadiparmairisnobile_bornunicornFirst from the left, a perfume by Acqua di Parma. The front label can’t be seen, so it’s impossible to tell what perfume it is.

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svr_hydralianeessence_bornunicornThe skincare includes Avène thermal spring water spray and SVR Hydraliane Essence priming replumping hydrating concentrate.

chanelchance_bornunicornChanel Chance doesn’t come as a surprise, since Lily Rose Depp is currently one of the most popular testimonials of the French brand. This creation by Jacques Polge was launched in 2003.

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mavalanailpolishdisplay_bornunicornNow let’s talk about make-up. Next to the Acqua di Parma perfume there are two bottles of Mavala nail polish.

chanelrougecocogloss_bornunicornRight in front of them there’s a tube of Chanel Rouge Coco lipgloss.

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Molly’s Game (2017)

molly's game_bornunicorn (3)There are many beauty products and make-up items on Molly Bloom’s bathroom counter. Among them (from left to right):

elizabetharden_refiningtonerlotion_bornunicornElizabeth Arden refining toner lotion (now discontinued)

nuxe_huileprodigieuseseche_bornunicornNuxe Huile Prodigieuse multi-purpose dry oil

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A Mason Pearson hair brush

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chanelbodycream_bornunicornChanel fresh body cream

lancometoniquedouceur_bornunicornLancôme Tonique Douceur hydrating lotion

pecksniffs_almondandsheahandduo_bornunicornThe Almond & Shea hand care duo by Pecksniffs, which includes a moisturising hand & body lotion and a nourishing hand wash in pump bottles.

Kylie Minogue’s Dressing Table

kylieminogue_victoriaandalbertmuseum_bornunicorn (5)One of the most exciting things I’ve ever seen is Kylie Minogue’s dressing room displayed in Room 106 at the Victoria & Albert Museum. A glass room contains the exact replica of the vanity, mirrors, chairs and wardrobe that the Australian singer had for her 2007 Showgirl: The Homecoming tour.

kylieminogue_victoriaandalbertmuseum_bornunicorn (2)Let’s see the products sitting on her table, starting from those in a white plastic container (from left to right).

tigibedhead_masterpiecehairspray_bornunicornjohnsonsbabypowder_bornunicornFantasialiquidmousse_bornunicornl_oreal-elnett-hairspray_bornunicornThere’s a tube of L’Oreal Professionel A-Head glue structurising fibre gel (old packaging), Tigi Bedhead Masterpiece massive shine hairspray, Johson’s baby powder, Fantasia liquid mousse pro-vitamin wrapping lotion and L’Oreal Elnett Satin hairspray.

jomalonecandle_bornunicornThe candle on the metal tray is by Jo Malone.

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chanelrougenoir_bornunicornchanel_rougeallure_bornunicornOn the busy table there are, among the others, a MAC nail polish, a Chanel Le Vernis nail polish and two Rouge Allure lipsticks by the same brand.

cliniquebrushoncreamliner_bornunicorn.pngThere’s also a pot of Clinique Brush-On cream liner.

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macmineralizeskinfinishnatural_bornunicornmaclustreglass_bornunicorn.jpgmacfaceandbodyfoundation_bornunicornLots and lots of MAC products, too: brushes, pigments, Mineralize Skinfinish Natural face powder, Lustreglass lipgloss and Face and Body foundation.

kylieminoguedarlingperfume_bornunicorn.jpgNext to the plastic container there’s a bottle of Kylie Minogue Darling perfume. Last but not least, there’s a Pucci make-up drawstring pouch.

kylieminogue_victoriaandalbertmuseum_bornunicorn (3)I love the thank-you note handwritten by Kylie which introduces the display ♥

New York Stories: Life Without Zoe (1989)

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chanelrougenoir_bornunicornChanel Coco body lotion and a Chanel nail polish on Zoe’s bedside table.

I’m posting a picture of Rouge Noir because it’s the first Chanel dark polish which comes to my mind, but it’s clear it can’t be the shade seen in this film. As a matter of fact, Rouge Noir was released in 19995, six years after New York Stories.

Devious Maids S01E06 (Walking the Dog)

A Mason Pearson handy-size hair brush and Chanel white and pink nail polishes can be seen on Genevieve Delatour’s dressing table.

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There are lots of perfumes on those glass shelves! On the top shelf, Paloma Picasso and Estee Lauder Beyond Paradise perfumes can be seen; on the bottom shelf there are Guerlain Chamade, Yves Saint Laurent Paris and Courreges Amerique.

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