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Ratched S01 Promo

In a promotional video for the tv show, Mildred Ratched (Sarah Paulson) puts on her make-up.

The lipstick she wears is Debutante sheer lip colour by Bèsame Cosmetics.

Her blush is one of the most famous products by the American brand – the cream rouge in a beautiful red tin decorated with golden chrysanthemums.

Ratched S01E03 (Angel of Mercy)

Mildred (Sarah Paulson) is about to meet the private detective Charles Wainwright in her room again. On her dressing table we see an old acquaintance and a new bottle.

The tall ribbed bottle – previously seen in the pilot – is Moment Suprême eau de cologne by Jean Patou.

The other bottle is the Lanvin boule, a special one: it’s made of colourless glass (and not of the more ordinary black glass) and its gold stopper has got a raspberry shape (and not the more ordinary ribbed ball shape) [1]. This bottle was used to house Mon péché (My Sin), originally launched in 1924, and Arpège, launched in 1927. I like to think My Sin is sitting on Mildred’s vanity: she’s a character full of contrasts, who is definitely hiding many secrets and sins.

[1] Later, the ribbed stoppers would replace the raspberry ones. The change didn’t happen before the 1960s, as shown by this 1964 advert for My Sin

Thanks to lepetitcivet for the Lanvin id.

American Horror Story S07E11 (Great Again)

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besamerougebrush_bornunicornAlly Mayfair-Richards (Sarah Paulson) has gone through hell to save herself and her son from the white suprematist craze gripping U.S.A. Now she’s a senator, but her project to assert women’s power is not over. In the very last scene of the episode she’s getting ready to go out: the gold brush she uses to retouch her make-up is the rouge brush by Bésame Cosmetics.

Thanks to my friend Jennifer for the id.

American Horror Story S07E05 (Holes)

americanhorrorstorycult_e05_bornunicorn (2)Ally’s horrific “scratch and pierce” dream is set in her bathroom, so we get to see some of the products she uses.

victoriassecretjeweledcitrusbodymist_bornunicornThe pink bottle contains Victoria’s Secret Jeweled Citrus body mist (now discontinued).

cliniqueblackhoney_bornunicornmacsilverbullet_bornunicornIn the clear make-up tray I can see Clinique Almost lipstick in Black Honey and another discontinued item: a MAC lipstick in a silver bullet. The Canadian brand used this packaging (and not the classic black one) just during the late 1990s.

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coty_airspunpowder_bornunicornThere’s a box of Coty Airspun face powder on the wooden shelf.

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epicuren_gelplus_bornunicornThere are two Epicuren skincare products on the glass shelf by the washbasin – the Enzyme Concentrate vitamin protein complex and the Gel Plus enzyme protein gel in the pump bottle.

Thanks to my friend Jennifer for the body mist id.