Sunday, December 13, 2015

Beauty Sightings: The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada is probably best known for the fabulous outfits ("Are those the Chanel boots?") and Meryl Streep's epic bitch face. And that bitch face is, indeed, epic and worthy of praise:

But that's not all this movie has! Since most of the film takes place at the offices of a (fake) major fashion magazine, "Runway" (clearly styled after Vogue), there's tons of great beauty products to be seen. Most of these products appear in the opening montage, but there are a few scattered throughout the rest of the movie

This fabulous beauty drawer gets pulled out at the start! We can clearly see a ton of NARS products, including lipsticks and powders. The tubes with the small "knob" on the end are most likely Dior Lip Addict products, and the double-ended lipglosses at the bottom appear to be from Tarte. Benefit's Dandelion blush and a Dior palette can be seen towards the back. (EDIT: The perfume on the desk is by Prada--thanks, Sassa!)

The infamous Shu Uemura lash curler! Model Gisele Bundchen makes a cameo appearance as a Runway employee, and she actually mentions the lash curler in-film:

Oscar Blandi haircare, Miss Dior Cherie perfume, and some Dior skincare.

No idea what these two lipsticks are, but they are gorgeous! (ETA: This is apparently a Shu Uemura lipstick. Thanks, Allena!)

The film tries to show that our heroine, Andy, is down-to-earth and "not in to beauty" by contrasting the above two lipstick images to her grabbing a tube of Chapstick. But we can definitely see a vanity mirror and a few products on a tray in front of it. Unfortunately, it's too blurry and far away for us to figure out the individual items on the tray.

Andy hands her friends some free swag from the magazine, including Aquolina Pink Sugar perfume...

...some Clinique products, and Mason Pearson hair brushes.

Sephora makes a cameo appearance!

This scene looks like a little blooper. Initially, Andy is holding a Kevyn Aucoin mascara: thin red tube, gold band around the mouth. But in the close-up, she's holding a wand with a thicker silver lid. I wonder what they switched to? (EDIT: Jennifer is pretty sure this is the Diorshow mascara. Thanks, Jennifer!)

And that's it for The Devil Wears Prada! Let me know if you recognize any of the products.

In other news, I'll be away for the next few weeks--I'll see you in January!


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this show! Especially Emily Blunt. I just had to rewatch it after I got into beauty; I would never have known what Shu Uemura lash curler or its significance was ;)

    Have a great trip!

    1. It's been a while since I've used a Shu curler. ;)

  2. I see a Prada perfume sitting on the desk in the makeup drawer shot.

  3. This post makes me so nostalgic! I use to love watching this movie... now the dvd is buried somewhere in the garage. Might be interesting to rewatch and see all these brands they're using. Lovely post!

    1. I actually just remembered to do it because of the Shu Uemura eyelash curler scene! Let me know if you spot anything.

  4. I think the mascara with the silver lid is Diorshow. The bristle size and thickness seems to match.

  5. I think the mascara with the silver lid is Diorshow. The bristle size and thickness seems to match.

  6. My comment is probably a year and a half late, but the beautiful lipstick in a transparent case was shu uemura's old packaging design. :)