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VIOLET CODE APPROVED:

LA BOUCHE ROUGE’S
LIP BALM REFILL
AND REFILLABLE
FINE LEATHER CASE

What is perhaps the world’s most luxurious lip treatment is also good for the planet.


Written By PATTY TORTOLANI

DISCOVERED

Sustainability is a status symbol, as it should be. Our wheels are hybrid, and our diet is Mediterranean. Even the meticulously selected products we pull out of our makeup bag are a nod to conscious consumption, which is how we became fascinated with the La Bouche Rouge Lip Balm and Refillable Fine Leather Lipstick Case. How luxe, you may wonder, can an eco-friendly lip balm be? Very. 

La Bouche Rouge translates, literally, to “The Red Mouth,” and while there is a perfect crimson in the collection, this Parisienne cosmetics brand is much more than a sultry lip. The La Bouche Rouge vision rests on making life more beautiful for future generations without sacrificing the standards or aesthetics of luxury. Their clean formulas are free from silicones, plastics, petrochemicals, beeswax, and preservatives and are composed of 60-91% active ingredients. Even the brand’s refillable leather cases are handcrafted in France at the renowned Tanneries Du Puy from upcycled luxury leather.


TESTED

There are so many amazing lip-nourishing ingredients in La Rouge Bouche’s Lip Balm—vitamin E, squalene, shea butter, and hyaluronic acid—that we’d probably love it even if it weren’t so damn pretty. It’s the kind of replenishment that leads to lips looking noticeably plumper with consistent use. The sheer tints (peach and red) quickly became a VIOLET LAB staple, and the white balm (which goes on clear) will be in the holiday stocking of everyone we love most. With a pillowy pout—and V.G. flawlessly monogrammed on a camel leather case of our own—we sent La Bouche Rouge’s Lip Balm to The Committee for approval.

“Sustainability is definitely chic with the refillable bullet and beautiful formula. Especially love its intentions to save our planet.”

—DANIEL MARTIN, Makeup Artist

“So pretty! I love the sheer, tinted balm when I want a little pop of color during the day.”

—LORI YOUNG, Makeup Artist

“A gorgeous sheer wash of tint that enhances your natural lip color giving you that fresh just-ate-a-popsicle look, while keeping lips hydrated and feeling super light.”

—CASSANDRA CADWELL, VIOLET LAB


APPROVED

With every Committee Member enamored with the clean formula, the juicy tints, and the chic leather wrapping, La Bouche Rouge’s Lip Balm Refill and Refillable Fine Leather Lipstick Case are unanimously VIOLET CODE APPROVED and have earned a place on THE SHELVES.


VIOLET CODE
approved

The VIOLET CODE is a process and set of standards by which VIOLET GREY’s Committee of Industry Experts separate hero products from the tens of thousands of options available to you on the market. The result is a curation that is truly the best in beauty from those who know best.