Poppy Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) is one of the protagonists of this episode, inspired to The Hours (2002) by Stephen Daldry, based on the novel with the same title by Michael Cunningham. Her storyline is set in the 1950s: she’s an independent woman who practices the arts of magic, through which she tries to help the women of Rivervale trapped in unhappy or boring lives.
She holds beauty lessons in her own mansion, so it’s interesting to see what’s included in her kit.
In the round train case there’s a box of Coty Airspun loose face powder.
The lipstick she puts on a red lacquered tray is Color Riche by L’Oreal.
The red nail polish bottles she puts on gold standing mirrors are from the Color Riche line by L’Oreal.
Betty, who’s using her sister Polly’s lipstick, tries to explain why she’s wearing it: it makes her feel powerful, but she can’t convince her mother. Alice takes the lip colour away with a tissue and offers another option.
The rigged gold tube she reaches for is definitely a vintage lipstick, possibly by Avon, which still has a Pink Perfection shade in its collection.
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