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Damage (1992)

There are several make-up and skincare items on a glass shelf in Anna’s bathroom.

The small bottle with black stopper is Shiseido liquid foundation.

There are two Clinique products, too: the jar with pink lid is a face moisturizing cream, while the tall bottle is a toning lotion.

I’ve tried to identify the products sitting on the left side of the shelf: they look like a cleansing milk (in the bottle with gold stopper) and a face moisturizer (in the tube), but no results. Any help would be much appreciated!

Courtney Love’s Bathroom

The passion of Courtney Love for cosmetics and perfumes has been documented since the beginning of her career [1]. In 1992 Alan Levenson took this picture in the bathroom of a Los Angeles apartment [2] she had rented with Kurt Cobain. Let’s start with the products on the washbasin.

edgeshavinggel_bornunicorn.jpgcliniquesoapanddish_bornunicorn.jpgThe shaving cream is by Edge, while the soap bar with green plastic dish is by Clinique. On the left side of the washbasin there’s a pale green tube (a concealer?) and in the toothbrush holder there’s a cleansing facial brush: if memory serves me right, they are both by Clinique (old packaging).

ravehairspray_bornunicornNow the dresser: the pump bottle is Rave ultra-hold hairspray,

robertpiguet_fracas_bornunicornThe black bottle with gold spray nozzle is Robert Piguet Fracas, her favourite perfume. As she explained in 2017: “My perfume history is checkered, but I found Fracas in 1985 via an agent I shared with Uma [Thurman]. It was so white-floral and heady […] I always come back to Fracas. I love it the most and it’s my go-to. It makes me so happy. My daughter also wears it. No one can ignore you when you’re wearing it, yet it’s not annoying. It smells to me like a baby’s head, a field of dreamy white meadow flowers, and a touch of sex.” Intriguing description, right?

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clarinsserum1987_bornunicornThe jar and glass bottle with white caps are Clarins products. Again, I remember Clarins skincare items had the brand name etched on their caps. I have no idea what these contained, but I guess they were a face cream and serum.

lancomedefinicilsmascara_bornunicornLast, the black tube with gold accents is the Lancôme mascara Définicils.

[1] Her Top Shelf is the best ever published on Into the Gloss.

[2] The flat was in the Spaulding Apartments building.