The new season opens with new adventures and new career goals for Midge (Rachel Brosnahan): she's performing at a military gig to entertain the troops. Before the performance, we see her backstage with Susie (Alex Borstein), adding the final touches to her red, white and blue outfit. On her dressing table there's a can of… Continue reading The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S03E01 (Strike Up the Band)
When Susie (Alex Borstein) goes to B. Altman to fetch Midge and take her to an evening gig, we can see a big factice bottle on a counter. Despite the hot pink liquid in it, the bottle is clearly recognizable: it's Hermès Calèche sans the ribbon around the neck. Picture source.
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… Continue reading The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S01E05 (Doink)
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.
While Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) is walking through the beauty department at B. Altman, we get a glimpse of two factice bottles. The tallest one is Rochas Madame Rochas; the one with the squared black stopper is an eau by Lanvin (it could be either Arpege or My Sin).
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… Continue reading The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S01E06 (Mrs. X at the Gaslight)
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… Continue reading The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S01E05 (Doink)