The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S01E05 (Doink)

There are some Revlon lipsticks (with the ivory and gold case) on Midge’s counter. On a shelf nearby there’s a Guerlain flacon quadrilobe: impossible to say what scent it contains. The other make-up products on the counter are by Revlon but I couldn’t identify any of them. Some are original (see the Paint the Town Pink box) but the others seem generic items with the … Continue reading The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S01E05 (Doink)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S01E08 (Thank You and Good Night)

There are two products on Maxine’s dressing table which have roses on their packaging. First, a Velta rose talc in a tin. Second, a box of Mennen baby oil from 1957: the rose is in the graphics, with a baby head in it. Creepy, I know. Continue reading The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S01E08 (Thank You and Good Night)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S01E06 (Mrs. X at the Gaslight)

One of the most ground-breaking eye shadow colours – the jade green Mermaid Eyes by Max Factor – gets a mention in this scene, set at the make-up counter where Midge works. Too bad this namecheck is historically inaccurate: the story is set in the late 1950s, while the Max Factor product was released in 1962. Continue reading The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S01E06 (Mrs. X at the Gaslight)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S01E05 (Doink)

Even before starting to work at B. Altman as sales assistant, Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) puts herself in the spotlight by recommending a lipstick to a customer. She actually mentions two shades, both by Revlon – Raven Red and Cherries in the Snow. The first, launched in 1945, has been discontinued, while the second, launched in 1953, is still among the most popular colours of the … Continue reading The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S01E05 (Doink)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S01E06 (Mrs. X at the Gaslight)

When Susie Meyerson (Alex Borstein) pays Midge a visit at B. Altman, we are given a perfect product placement moment: a factice bottle of Guerlain Chamade gets its own shot. There’s a problem, though: the beautiful Pochet et du Courval leaf-shaped bottle shouldn’t be sitting at a department store in 1958, because the Paul Guerlain creation was released only in 1969, 11 years later. Continue reading The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S01E06 (Mrs. X at the Gaslight)