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Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)

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Lucía (Julieta Serrano) is a woman with a troubled past: abandoned by her husband Iván with a child (Carlos, now grown-up and interpreted by Antonio Banderas), she’s spent a long time in a mental institution. Now she’s living with her parents, who try to support her and her extravagant looks.

In this scene, she’s applying her eyeliner. On her dresser there are many beauty products, among which the unmistakable golden spray can of L’Oreal Elnett Satin hairspray.

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But there’s also another interesting product – a white jar with pink lid, which screams “Christian Dior skincare”.

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It’s impossible to say exactly what product this was, but was for sure part of the Hydra-Dior collection.

womenonthevergeofanervousbreakdown_bornunicorn (1)It’s not a coincidence that later in the film we see several products from the same line on Pepa’s vanity. Pepa (Carmen Maura) is the former mistress of Iván. She’s another woman “on the verge of a nervous breakdown”, just like Lucía: they’re in love with the same man (who has dumped both of them for another lover) and happen to use the same skincare.