A moment in the second episode of season three of Succession went viral recently. Tom Wambsgans calls out Cousin Greg for making a faux pas by bringing a date with a “ludicrously capacious bag.” By now, we’ve all read the think pieces on this monologue from Wambsgans and how the oversized Burberry bag was the perfect choice for the scene as it stands in direct opposition to the Roy family’s “quiet luxury.” While the trend extends beyond them, they’re a perfect example.
Kendall Roy is often seen in a plain baseball cap that shows no indication that it’s worth thousands of dollars, while the Burberry bag’s size and iconic print scream, “I spent a lot of money on this, and I want you to know.” When we were considering what quiet luxury might look like in the sense of beauty, we knew exactly where to look: Shiv Roy’s shelves.
In this week’s episode of Succession, we noticed the cult classic Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream ($91) on Shiv’s dresser, and it totally makes sense. The prop department placed the chic purple tub of expensive moisturizer perfectly—to reflect the quiet luxury Shiv lives in. This cream has long been a favorite of ours, as well as celebrities like Selena Gomez.
Anyone who knows skin care knows that Tatcha is a luxurious brand, and this is one of their most popular products. It plumps, hydrates, protects against pollution and leaves a dewy glow. The formula features a blend of Japanese purple rice, hyaluronic acid, Okinawa alga and botanical extracts. Shiv’s skin is always looking hydrated and healthy, so there’s no surprise this is the product she turns to. If you want to try it, now is the time. It’s on sale at Sephora through April 24.
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