MAKE BEAUTY $26
A super-hydrating, never-sticky, perfectly-tinted lip balm that acts more like skin care than makeup.
Written ByLENA RAFF
Carrie Barber, the Creative Director and Owner of MAKE Beauty, calls VIOLET GREY her “Alma Mater”. A beloved former VIOLET STAFFER (she was our Senior Art Director!), Barber has the highest of high standards when it comes to all things beauty. If she chooses to use a product on her flawless face (we can hear her debating the flawless claim in our heads), you know it’s a winner. So, when she told us she had created the perfect lip treatment/oil/serum/gloss/balm fusion, we perked right up.
VIOLET STAFFERS fell hard for the impossibly smooth and hydrating (and also, not sticky) formula that imparted a subtle wash of a color. Plus, the chunky applicator wand was just plain satisfying to use. Knowing we couldn’t keep this affordable product all to ourselves, we quickly sent it to our Committee of Industry Experts.
“Obsessed with this formula. It’s the only thing I’m using on my lips these days. It makes your lips feel like pillows and the shades are perfectly translucent, as if you just had a berry popsicle.”
– NIKKI DEROEST, Makeup Artist
“These are my new favorites. I love how the formula feels on and how they lightly tint the lips. Perfect to wear alone or over lipstick.”
– NINA PARK, Makeup Artist
“I will be gifting these to everyone I know this holiday season. They really lock in moisture while giving my lips the perfect hint of color.”
– GINA MARI, Esthetician
With VIOLET STAFFERS and testers now religiously using MAKE Beauty’s Serum Balm (and gifting it to all of their friends), we are thrilled to call it VIOLET CODE APPROVED, and give it a well-earned a place on THE SHELVES.
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.