Karen Wheeler (Cara Buono) is a conflicted woman: she cares a lot about her family, even if her marriage is unhappy, but she can barely resist the bad boy charm of Billy Hargrove. He’s invited her at a motel, so in this scene she’s getting ready to join him there.
The red lipstick she’s applying is Elizabeth Arden Lip Spa.
The hairspray reflected on the mirror is Rayette Aquanet.
When she removes her wedding rings, we can see a Christian Dior compact, probably containing eyeshadows.
When agents M. J. Monahan and Reuben Goetz pay a visit to doctor Helen Hudson, the woman they’re protecting, we can get a look at her busy dressing table.
The first thing that has caught my attention is the perfume on the left – the 1980s classic Valentino. Created by Pierre Dinand and first launched in 1979, is a floral powerhouse. I still remember when my mother wore it: I was in heaven because it smelled amazing on her.
On the bottom left there’s Elizabeth Arden Lip Spa lipstick.
When the camera pans to M. J. (Holly Hunter), we can also see an Annick Goutal perfume (behind the blue box with red tassel) and a factice of Guerlain Shalimar in the background.