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Golden Globes 2019’s Dressing Table Round-Up

I’ve had a passion for people’s make-up cases and bathroom cabinets since I was a child, so you can imagine my enthusiasm when it comes to celebrities’ dressing tables. I am not really interested in knowing the products they use because I want to replicate their looks, but because what they use tells a lot about beauty habits and trends.

Today, the day after the 76th Golden Globes,  I’ve selected some make-up kits that artists have posted on their Instagram accounts: seeing all these beautiful items displayed on tables, bamboo mats or towels is such a feast for the eyes!

goldenglobes2019_camillabelle_bornunicornThe first kit has been used by Hung Vanngo to achieve the beautiful tropical look seen on Camilla Belle. It only includes Chanel products.

goldenglobes2019_thandienewton_bornunicorn (1)This kit was used by Georgie Eisdell for the soft smokey eye look on Thandie Newton. It includes Chantecaille cosmetics and skincare, like the Rose de Mai face oil and the gold energizing eye recovery mask.

goldenglobes2019_lupitanyongo_bornunicornThis picture, posted by make-up artist Nick Barose, includes the source of inspiration (Yves Klein’s blue) for the look seen on Lupita Nyong’o, which included eyes lined in bright blue and matching Lashify eyelashes.

goldenglobes2019_elisabethmoss_bornunicornDaniel Martin did a “sparkly bruised eye” look on Elisabeth Moss, using Dior, Honest Beauty, Clé de Peau and Charlotte Tilbury products.

goldenglobes2019_rachelbrosnahan_bornunicorn (2)I love the old Hollywood glamour of the Charlotte Tilbury kit used by Lisa Aharon for the neutral look seen on Rachel Brosnahan.

goldenglobes2019_rosamundpike_bornunicornMélanie Inglessis snapped a picture of her Chantecaille kit after using it on Rosamund Pike. I really like the lip colour she used on the actress – Lip Chic lipstick in Amour.

goldenglobes2019_amyadams_bornunicornThis is the Pat McGrath kit that Stephen Sollitto used on Amy Adams. Neutral tones and glossy pink lips to match her Calvin Klein dress.

goldenglobes2019_gemmachan_bornunicornMonika Blunder used Clé de Peau products on Gemma Chan, including the Lipstick Cashmere in Legend. On the table there’s also a Boy Smells candle in Cedar Stack.

goldenglobes2019_penelopecruz_bornunicornI am in awe of the massive kit Charlotte Tilbury displayed for Penelope Cruz. I guess it includes basically her whole make-up line.

goldenglobes2019_lilireinhart_bornunicornLast but not least, Lili Reinhart and the intense look created by Adam Breuchaud using Pat McGrath Mothership V: Bronze Seduction eye palette.

I can’t wait for the upcoming award ceremonies to see more dressing tables!

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017)

filmstarsdontdieinliverpool_bornunicorn (1)The opening scene of the film sees the actress Gloria Grahame is in her dressing room at the Dukes Theatre in Lancaster, UK, unpacking her toiletries and getting ready to perform in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams [1].

filmstarsdontdieinliverpool_bornunicorn (2)elnetthairspray_vintage_bornunicornShe takes out a can of L’Oreal Elnett hairspray.

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chanelno5_dabberbottle_bornunicorn-e1478764778808.jpgThe perfume sitting on the dressing table is Chanel No. 5.

[1] The film is based on the last years of the American actress’ life. It’s true she performed at the Dukes in 1980, but she had the leading role in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee, not in the Williams play as seen in the film.

Stardust Memories (1980)

stardustmemories_bornunicorn (1)stardustmemories_bornunicorn (2)stardustmemories_bornunicorn (3)stardustmemories_bornunicorn (4)Dorrie (Charlotte Rampling) appreciates Sandy’s aftershave. Like a madeleine, that scent brings back memories from her childhood. Sandy (Woody Allen) gets the reference to À la recherche du temps perdu by Marcel Proust and jokingly comments he’s wearing Proustian Rush by Chanel. The reason why the French maison has never produced a perfume with such an evocative name is beyond me.

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b661fcaed644e3ad4bf1c96667b7c068A real Chanel perfume appears later in the film, when Sandy visits his sister (Anne De Salvo). Chanel no. 5 refillable atomisers (one small, one big) can be seen on a plastic tray on her dresser.

Behind the Scenes of the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party: Reese Witherspoon 

Reese Witherspoon didn’t walk the Oscars red carpet this year, but was among the guests of the Vanity Fair Oscar party, which took place at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. The actress, who wore a lovely Michael Kors Collection dress, posted a picture of her dressing table on her Instagram stories. Let’s see what was on it.

charlottetilbury_wonderglow_bornunicornOn the back of the table there’s Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow face primer.

naturabisse_bornunicornevianwaterspray_bornunicornRight in front of it there are two Natura Bissé products from the C+C Vitamin line – the serum and the cream – and a can of Evian water spray.

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The silver eyeshadow in the black compact is Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch in #97 Infini.nars_bellissima_sycorax_bornunicornnarsissistpalette_bornunicornIn front and next to it there are two NARS eyeshadow. The duo is probably Bellissima, while the single is the Dual Intensity in Sycorax. There’s a NARSissist eyeshadow palette, too.

chantecaille-future-skin_bornunicornThere’s a jar of Chantecaille Future Skin foundation next to the NARS palette.

dior-5couleurs_parisiansky_bornunicornThe last eyeshadow palette is 5 Couleurs by Christian Dior in #506 Parisian Sky.

makeupforever_metalpalette_bornunicornNext to the Chanel eyeshadow, on the left, there’s a Make Up For Ever metal palette.

glossier_cloudpaint_bornunicornThe colourful tubes are a brand-new cheek colour by Glossier, which debuted yesterday on some celebrities. Molly R. Stern, Reese’s make-up artist, used the shade Dusk.

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Last but not least, two NARS blushes in neutral colours.

 

Amy Winehouse’s Make-Up Case

tumblr_lstmeyhyu61r2wir2o1_r1_500rimmelExaggerateLiquidEyeLiner_bornunicornThick eyeliner flicks were among her most notable trademarks. She probably experimented with several products, but in the picture above she was using Rimmel Exaggerate liquid eyeliner.

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mavalanailpolishdisplay_bornunicornI love this picture, where Amy was shopping for nail polishes at a drugstore. She selected a couple of red shades from the Mavala display. The tiny bottles and the wide colour selection make the Swiss brand one of my favourites.

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chanelhotpinklipstick_bornunicorn.jpgThe connection between Amy and Chanel became clear when Karl Lagerfeld sent his models sporting thick eyeliner and beehives on the runway of the Métiers d’Art pre-fall 2008 collection. Amy had her own unique style but she liked Chanel bags and make-up. In the picture above, she was putting on some Chanel lipstick in a bright pink shade.

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chanelcompactfoundation_bornunicornchanellippencil_bornunicornIn a photoshoot she did with Elina Kechicheva for Jalouse on January 25th, 2008, she was holding a Chanel black compact containing Double Perfection Lumière foundation and a Chanel Le Crayon Lèvres lip pencil in a pink nude shade.

My Mad Fat Diary S01E06 (It’s a Wonderful Rae Part 2)

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chanelcocomademoiselle_bornunicornThere’s a bottle of Chanel Coco Mademoiselle on Rae’s mom’s dressing table. This is historically inaccurate: the tv show is set in the 1990s, while the Chanel perfume was launched in 2001/2002. Unfortunately, this is not the only mistake done by the show’s prop master: you may remember Britney Spears Fantasy and Tom Ford For Men perfumes appeared on Chloe’s desk in an episode of the second season.

yvesrocherpivoine_bornunicornA reader of this blog (Cpt. Librarian: thanks!) spotted another perfume for me, the one with the white bottle and the pink flower-shaped stopper. It’s Pivoine by Yves Rocher, a scent which was launched in the 1990s. This is historically accurate, after all.