Cult Beauty & Old Hollywood Vibes at LA’s Violet Grey

Tucked away on Los Angeles’ oh-so-chic Melrose Place, next to neighbors Chloé and The Row, sits an absolute jewel box of a cosmetics shop. Called Violet Grey (after the color of Elizabeth Taylor’s eyes), the store occupies a unique space in a market suffused with Sephoras—an airy, calm, and elegant space for women to buy their Chanel lip pencils, Charlotte Tilbury moisturizer, and Oribe hair products.

The idea behind Violet Grey is simple. Each item on the (Hollywood Regency-style) shelves has been approved by The Violet Code—a stamp of approval from a panel of Hollywood’s beauty experts, from hair stylists to makeup artists to brow gurus. The result is a highly curated collection of products guaranteed to bring you one step closer to looking like the silver screen star of your choice, be it Taylor or one of her contemporaries. Cult favorites abound, from Hourglass to Serge Leutens to Sachajuan.

Elizabeth Nicholas

Journalist focusing on architecture, art, fashion, food, literature, and travel. Lives in Paris, but will travel almost anywhere at the drop of a hat. ...(Read More)

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