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YOUR DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO BETTER BROWS

Few things have the ability to frame your face, define your features, and add an instant lift. Here’s how to make the most of your set.

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CANDLES, TAKE ME AWAY

How to transport yourself with fragrance

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ARE YOU TRYING TO SEDUCE ME?

With the introduction of a luminous new fragrance, Rose & Cuir, Frederic Malle reveals the secret to smelling irresistible.

THE FRAGRANCE THAT PROVIDES INSTANT CALM

Los Angeles makeup artist Jo Strettell relies on this oil to soothe her senses and give her peace of mind.

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EXPERT TIPS FOR FOUNDATION-FREE SKIN

Dermatologist Dr. Timm Golueke demonstrates the power of a pore-minimizing essence and a little face yoga.

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ARE SWISS STEM CELLS THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH?

If VIOLET GREY Beauty Director’s newfangled glowy plumpness is any indication, then yes.

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THE PRO'S GUIDE TO TREATING SUN DAMAGE

All the tips, treatments, and topicals for regaining lit-from-within luminosity.

THE MICROCURRENT MACHINE THAT FIRMS SAGGING SKIN

Vanessa Hernandez, facialist to Hollywood’s A-list, is all about giving her body care routine a high-tech boost.

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THE ACUPUNCTURE FACIAL

VIOLET GREY senior art director discovers how 90 tiny needles can help with wrinkles, skin texture, increased glow, and, in some cases, even acne.

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YOUR GUIDE TO A HEALTHY VAGINA

Everything you should (and shouldn’t) be doing for your sexual wellness routine.

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RED CARPET MAKEUP TRICKS TO TRY RIGHT NOW

Celebrity and editorial makeup artist Pati Dubroff serves up some life-changing advice.

THE VIOLET WELLNESS BOX 2.0

Beauty Director Maureen Choi wants you to feel as good as you look.

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THE LASER THAT ERASES SUMMERTIME SINS

CoolPeel is everything our writer hoped for in a post-sun skin refresh.

THIS COLLAGEN POWDER IS MY SECRET TO BETTER SKIN

L.A.-based relationship expert and sex therapist Dr. Emily Morse can’t get enough of this internal miracle worker.

THE FACE WASH THAT MAKES SKIN GLOW

Bicoastal esthetician Joanna Vargas counts on this gentle exfoliating cleanser to keep herself—and her A-list clients—radiant.

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IT'S ESSENTIAL, MY DEAR

The essence: a feat of skin care marketing or a critical missing piece of your regimen?

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GIVING LIP

How to make Hollywood’s most iconic beauty look—the red lip—confidently and effortlessly yours? Naturally, we have some suggestions.

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TATA HARPER CONCENTRATED BRIGHTENING DUO

The natural beauty brand flips the switch on a next-level glow with the Concentrated Brightening Essence and Concentrated Brightening Serum.

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THE FALL FACE

How to transition your complexion makeup when the seasons shift? Makeup artists let us in on their best techniques for glowy-yet-polished perfection.

THE LIQUID LID PAINT THAT LASTS

Makeup artist and photographer Robin Black fell hard for these cleanly formulated, simple-to-use eyeshadows.

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HAIR HEROES

Seven Hollywood hair experts share intel on their styling tools of choice.

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COCO BAUDELLE

The model, actress, and filmmaker recreates her beauty icon signature makeup look. VIOLET GREY was there to lend a hand—and capture all the action.

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THERE'S A DEVICE FOR THAT

Seven worthwhile gadgets for your seven most frequently lamented face and body issues.

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RMS BEAUTY SENSUAL SKIN TRIO

The clean bronzer, highlighter, and blush trio that single-handedly brings skin to life.

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1 PALETTE, 4 WAYS

Create endless possibilities with one lip compact.

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YOUR GUIDE TO GLASS SKIN

It’s the K-beauty term for a seemingly poreless, brilliantly radiant, so-clear-it-looks translucent complexion. Celebrity makeup artist Nam Vo shares her ultimate how-to on getting the glow at home.

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR FACE WITH BOTOX

In a quest to ease TMJ tension and sculpt her features, VIOLET GREY’s senior art director gives functional Botox a shot.

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5 SECRETS FOR BOOSTING COLLAGEN

Pillowy, plush, baby-like plumpness? Sign us up. Australian facialist to the stars Melanie Grant reveals her no-fail tricks for getting skin to bounce back.

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OLIVIA PEREZ

The entrepreneur, podcast host, and self-proclaimed “nomad” shares her in-flight beauty secrets and favorite escapes with fellow globetrotter Bianca Valle.

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EXACTLY WHEN AND HOW TO USE A SKIN BOOSTER

It’s like a double shot of wheatgrass for your face.

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CATCH THE WAVE

Lustrous, bouncy, low-effort waves in the height of summer can now be yours thanks to supermodel hairstylist David von Cannon.

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YOUR HEALTHY HAIR PLAYBOOK

Achieving and sustaining healthy hair can be a, well, layered process. But there are a few nearly-universal truths to help set you on the right path. Here, a checklist of best practices to consider in the spirit of reaching hair nirvana.

THE NOURISHING LEAVE-IN THAT ELIMINATES FRIZZ

Cervando Maldonado, the hairstylist Hollywood relies on, shares his strand-smoothing secret.

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HOT TOPIC

Eight summer essentials to stock your bathroom with as the heat index rises.

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WHY YOU NEED A SCALP DETOX

Because to achieve great hair you have to go to the root.

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SUMMER DAWN MILLER

The ultimate summer escape? Your bathtub. VIOLET GREY shows the model, actor, and stylist how to make a splash without leaving home.

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PHILIP KINGSLEY DAILY DAMAGE DEFENCE CONDITIONING SPRAY

The multitasking detangler that adds a veil of protection and glamorous shine.

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THE BEST MICROCURRENT FACIAL IN TOWN

After struggling with cystic acne, VIOLET GREY’s senior art director discovers a supercharged facial to keep her complexion in check.

BUTTS

Your guide to all things butt procedures from Dr. Simon Ourian, Hollywood’s favorite cosmetic doctor.

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BEAUTYSTAT UNIVERSAL SKIN REFINER

This potent vitamin C-infused serum yields brighter, smoother, more reliable results—and never quits.

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AUGUSTINUS BADER THE BODY CREAM

We teamed up with the German scientist for an exclusive gravity-defying treatment.

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CAROLE RADZIWILL

The RHONY alum talks to VIOLET GREY’s very own Cassandra Grey about why she’s just getting started at age 55.

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YOUR PEAK SUMMER WELLNESS GUIDE

How this thing called wellness can keep help you feeling good 24/7, according to The Nue Co. medical advisor Dr. Tiffany Lester.

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THE LED MASK THAT TURNS BACK TIME

Superstar facialist Vanessa Hernandez swears by this futuristic gadget to unlock radiant, wrinkle-free skin.

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ELAINE WELTEROTH

Journalist, Project Runway judge, and New York Times best-selling author Elaine Welteroth is forever chasing the glow. VIOLET GREY helps her get it.

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FACE TUNES

Like real life Snapchat filters, the new customizable, non-invasive “tweakments”—and their at-home boosters—make you look amazing but never overdone.

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FEEL FIT, EVEN HOT, BY THE POOL

Cassandra Grey’s guide to poolside envy in a matter of days.

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SUMMER BODY GOALS

Yours for the taking with these doctor-endorsed body “tweakments” and home improvement tools.

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NOOR TAGOURI

Get to know activist and journalist Noor Tagouri and watch as fashion designer Prabal Gurung asks her about beauty, breaking barriers—and Bollywood karaoke.

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HOW TO USE RETINOL

Your what, when, where, how and why guide to the iconic skin-boosting ingredient.

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AN UNLIKELY FLORAL

How this clean, subtle lavender scent captured the nose of a non-floral enthusiast.

LIP SERVICE

Your guide to all things lip procedures from Dr. Simon Ourian, Hollywood’s favorite cosmetic doctor.

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HOW TO SCENT YOUR LIFE

The way you scent your environment says as much about you as the perfume you spritz on your wrists. Here, the chicest new interior fragrance solutions.

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JULIA RESTOIN ROITFELD

Jewelry designer Pamela Love talks to this multifaceted maman about glowy skin, social media, and the best thing she’s ever scored from Carine Roitfeld’s closet.

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VIOLETTE

How the celebrated French makeup artist went from mixing pigments for her personal kit to crafting color collections for Estée Lauder.

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THE BOND BUILDER FOR BETTER HAIR

How celebrity colorist Tracey Cunningham discovered the treatment that repairs, restores, and transforms her client's hair.

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FIRST TIME LIP FILLERS

I had a million questions before getting fillers. Plastic surgeon Dr. Lara Devgan answered them all.

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CASSANDRA GREY'S GUIDE TO WELLNESS

Is the wellness category a bunch of BS? Founder Cassandra Grey shares her guide to feeling good inside, outside, and everywhere.

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CASSANDRA GREY'S GUIDE TO GORGEOUS

The road to gorgeous is paved with a VIOLET-CODE-approved cosmetic wardrobe. Founder Cassandra Grey recommends starting with these 10 staples.

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THE STEALTH DESK MANICURE

For every chipped nail and dry cuticle at VIOLET GREY HQ, there’s a solution at the office’s designated nail station. The woman behind the well-appointed nail arsenal—our Head of Merchandising—shares how to pull off a discreet, flawless manicure at your desk.

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AN EDUCATION ON MELROSE PLACE

What started as a legendary Hollywood architect’s office space is now our flagship boutique. Presenting the history of VIOLET GREY on Melrose Place.

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LESSONS IN LASH HEALTH

Just like your skin, your lashes need love too. We turned to four experts who appreciate a long lush lash to educate us on how to keep your fringe in top shape.

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23 THINGS YOU NEED WHEN TRAVELING IN POLITE SOCIETY

Have vibrator, will travel: VIOLET GREY founder Cassandra Grey shares her list of indispensable travel essentials.