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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.

 

Scream Queens S01E07 (Beware of Young Girls)

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mac_lipliner_bornunicornFeather McCarthy (Tavi Gevinson) uses a MAC lip liner in an antique pink shade.

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When she opens the bathroom cabinet, some NARS Soft Touch shadow pencils can be seen. I do believe the exact shades are Iraklion, Queen, Silver Factory and Goddess. The last one on the right could be Hollywoodland, though.

How to Get Away with Murder S01E10 (Hello Raskolnikov)

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Annalise Keating’s dressing table is always worth a careful look because there’s often something interesting on it. In the opening scene of this episode she puts some NARS blush on and picks a Tom Ford black-case lipstick, even if she ends up wearing a different lipstick.

The title of this episode refers to Rodion Romanovič Raskol’nikov, the protagonist of Fëdor Dostoevskij’s Crime and Punishment (1866): he kills a pawnbroker and her sister; he gets away with the double murder until he decides to admit the crime. Could it be a hint to what will happen next in the tv show?

Elizabeth Taylor’s Dressing Table

item13.rendition.slideshowHorizontal.elizabeth-taylor-bel-air-home-14A reader of this blog has recently asked me to write something about Elizabeth Taylor’s dressing table, as shown in a gorgeous photospread which appeared in the July 2011 issue of Architectural Digest. The American actress opened the doors of her Bel Air estate – a four-bedroom house on a wooded property – which she bought in the 1980s. The all-white room pictured above has a mirrored wall, a chest of drawers and a big desk.

Taylor was not only an incredibly famous actress and a humanitarian, but a businesswoman, too: she launched 13 perfumes – from Passion in 1988 to White Diamonds Lustre in 2014 – and most of them can be seen on her dressing table.

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Gardenia, a polished white floral scent, was released in 2003.

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Forever Elizabeth, a fruity/woody fragrance, was launched in 2002.

elizabethtaylor_blackpearls_bornunicornBlack Pearls, a warm woody scent, was released in 1996.

elizabeth-taylor-white-diamonds_bornunicornWhite Diamonds, one of the most popular perfumes by Taylor, was launched in 1991: its bottle had a beautiful egg shape topped by a crystal-studded bow.

elizabethtaylor_diamondandrubies_bornunicornI’m not sure about this id: the tall bottle in front of the mirror could refer to White Diamonds again (the most recent bottle) or to three fragrances launched in 1993 – Diamonds and Rubies, Diamonds and Emeralds, Diamonds and Sapphiresa homage to Taylor’s passion for fine jewellery. It’s interesting to see red, green and blue crystals in the bows topping the original bottles of these three scents.

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Violet Eyes was launched in 2010. Its name is a reference to the peculiar colour of the actress’s eyes.

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narscompact_bornunicornOn the table you can also see several mirrors, make-up brushes and products, among which Yves Saint Laurent glosses, NARS lipsticks and a couple of compacts.

liztaylor_boudoir_bornunicornThis close-up on the dressing table shows some of the most famous pieces of her massive jewellery collection: the Bulgari diamond and emerald necklace, bracelet and matching earrings (presents from Richard Burton), Cartier diamond and ruby earrings, bracelet and matching necklace (presents from Mike Todd), the Granny necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels (a gift from Burton in 1971), the diamond tiara Todd gave her in 1957, a Bulgari sapphire and diamond necklace (a present from Burton in 1969), the famous Serpenti watch by Bulgari.

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laprairieskincare_bornunicornThere are some more make-up products: a set of Estee Lauder Pure Color eyeshadows (in the quirky cubes), four Tom Ford and four Dior lipsticks, plus some jars from La Prairie skincare line.

Sorry but all those diamonds have made me dizzy 😉 I’m in love with her dressing table: she wore her own perfumes until the end, which means she really felt them as part of her life, unlike most contemporary celebrities who launch perfumes but probably have never worn them once.

Friends S07E24 (The One With Chandler and Monica’s Wedding)

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narspalette_bornunicornMonica Geller (Courtney Cox) is ready to put her make-up on using a NARS palette.

The episode aired in May 2001, so I wonder what was Monica’s palette. Probably the now-iconic American Beauty, which I think was the first palette of the brand, combining four neutral powder eyeshadows, two Multiples and four neutral lipsticks.

 

Jada Pinkett Smith’s Dressing Table

IMG_5612Jada Pinkett Smith has just posted this picture on her Facebook account. She’s started her day at 5.30 am, lots of press events for Gotham ahead.

mac_lipliner_bornunicorn bobbibrown_foundationstick_bornunicorn iman_stickfoundation_bornunicorn nars_compact_bornunicornI’ve spotted a MAC lip liner, foundation sticks and lots of NARS compacts (plus a paper bag) on her dressing table. The foundation sticks are black and gold, so I’m not sure if they’re by Iman or Bobbi Brown, since the two packagings are practically the same.

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dermalogica_agesmarthydramist_bornunicornThere are also a couple of Becca compacts and Dermalogica antioxidant face mist.

Thanks to my reader Jessica for the Becca and Dermalogica ids.

The Princess Diaries (2001)

NARS lipstick, nail polish, eyeshadow, blush, foundation and palette; Paula Dorf blush, face powder, foundation and brushes; Michael John styling spray and Taut Aqua Essence conditioning spray; Beautique hair brushes; Aveda Firmata hair spray (old packaging); Clinique products in tube containers.

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