VIOLET GREY editors restock Kristen’s VIOLET CODE APPROVED skin care routine and add the latest hero products to hit OUR SHELVES.
Photography ByNAJ JAMAÏ
MAKEUP & SKIN CARE BY KATE LEE
HAIR BY Gregory Russell
LIVE from the VIOLET AT YOUR SERVICE dept., we are shopping for KRISTEN NOEL CRAWLEY, our long time brand partner (she’s the founder of cult brand KNC Beauty) and a contributing editor to THE VIOLET FILES (we just screen tested her for full pro-glam 90’s supermodel vibes) and most importantly she’s a loyal customer with one of the most coveted cosmetic wardrobes on the ‘gram.
Our team of editors make it a point to keep all her skin care staples well stocked, beautifully labeled, and VIOLET CODE APPROVED, plus we always send her the products we’ve recently discovered, tested, and have deemed worthy of her consideration.
If you’re thinking, I’ll have what she’s having, we’ve documented the contents of her editor-curated bag for your shopping pleasure.
Require more info? Choosing between two products? Don’t hesitate to text our VIOLET AT YOUR SERVICE hotline. Our editors can provide more supportive information, data, and anecdotes to help you feel more confident in your purchase decisions. It’s important to us that you know that every.single.product. on OUR SHELVES has been vetted by a committee of trusted editors and deemed best-in-class. We’ve tried absolutely everything so you don’t have to.
Kristen loves this clay mask to soothe stressed skin. Apply mask and meditate for twenty minutes and go at that pesky pandemic-induced stress from multiple angles. Jam-packed with Dr. Sturm’s signature purslane, an anti-aging powerhouse that helps calm the skin and reduces visible signs of irritation.
Formulated by sought-after oculofacial plastic surgeon, Dr. Chaneve Jeanniton, and newly-minted with our VIOLET CODE seal of approval, we are recommending Kristen upgrade her routine with this science-backed serum. It delivers a blend of over 300 human stem cell-derived epidermal growth factors and active proteins. In Layman’s terms — it will make her skin younger.
Kristen first turned us on to this product when we were editing best-in-scalp care. When used daily, this serum is proven to reduce itch in 15 minutes and create a healthier scalp in just 28 days. Don’t neglect your scalp, remember it’s the other part of your face!
Dark circles be gone. A cosmetic staple for Kristen (and all our Miracle Broth™-devotees at VIOLET GREY), La Mer’s legendary nutrient-rich Miracle Broth™ is a fermented blend of pacific sea kelp, plant extract, vitamins, and minerals that support cell renewal, reduces inflammation, adds moisture, and minimizes redness.
Created by a mother of four to combat stretch marks, she spared no expense and spent years (a few of which, pregnant) testing and formulating this product. While proven to prevent stretch marks, it also combats dry skin by delivering an unparalleled, non-greasy dose of hydration to your dermis, no pregnancy required.
Found in every celebrity makeup artist’ kit and purchased in bulk by Kristen, this is a don’t-leave-or-stay-home-without-it product designed to be easily applied to six areas to highlight like a pro: the top of the forehead, below the brow bone, the center of the eyelid, the bridge of the nose, on the cupid’s bow (for fuller-looking lips), and of course, the cheekbones.
This featherweight face oil from one of our favorite clean beauty brands has our whole team rethinking foundation in general. The super-absorbent formula goes on silky-smoothe, provides medium coverage (how does an oil do that?!), and gives your skin a dose of radiance-boosting botanicals that works while you’re wearing it.
A world-class skin care routine like Kristen’s always includes hyaluronic acid, and Dr. Sturm’s serums are the best (in our expert opinion). Expensive, yes, but you really get what you pay for. Pure hyaluronic acid and antioxidant-rich purslane combine to promote an incomparably smooth and firm complexion that helps with hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. #expensivebutworthit
Kristen’s coveted world-class skin care routine deserves a home as beautiful as the bottles, and our signature white Makeup Bag is just the encasement her products need. Whether placed on her vanity, or packed in a suitcase, it serves as a gentle reminder for her to stick to her VIOLET CODE APPROVED routine.
KRISTEN NOEL CRAWLEY
VIOLET GREY editors transform KNC Beauty founder from born-this-way cool girl to full pro-glam 90’s supermodel vibes.
VIOLET CODE APPROVED
This Insta-famous trio of bio-cellulose-infused masks hydrate, brighten, and smooth.