The daughter of a famous French hairstylist and hair and makeup agent, Violette spent her formative years on set with photographers like Paolo Roversi and Mario Testino, observing the creative alchemy that transpires on a fashion shoot. After high school, she set out to be a painter, enrolling in the prestigious École de Louvre in Paris. However, she quickly realized that not only was her glamorous early education in the fashion world hard to top, but she also preferred her canvas to have a pulse. It was then that Violette decided to make a name (albeit, a single name only) for herself in the makeup world instead.
Today, Violette’s work can be found on the red carpet around the globe and in the pages of such prestigious fashion publications as French Vogue and CR Fashion Book (editor Carine Roitfeld is a mentor). Dior recruited her as an international makeup artist, and she has a Valentino ad campaign to her credit. When not jetting around the globe for work, she can be found at home in New York with her photographer partner Steven Pan and arsenal of red lipstick.
VIOLET GREY has a file on everything from
the genius of Pat McGrath to
the best eyelash curler in the world.