Stocked with ultra-luxe essentials, consider this sleek-and-chic kit the ultimate care package.
Written By AMBER KALLOR
Many of us tossed around the word “essentials” with wild abandon pre-pandemic, deeming nearly everything in our makeup bags and medicine cabinets necessary for survival. For better or for worse, COVID-19 has provided us with a new perspective on both our lives and our beauty routines — forcing us to identify the difference between want and need.
While we believe everything on our shelves is worthy of a place on your vanity, there are a handful of staple items that are seemingly more crucial than others during these strange times — and our editors squeezed them all into this handy little set. This exclusive kit comes equipped with everything you need to sanitize, hydrate, and protect while the world heals.
Tucked inside a sleek VIOLET GREY makeup bag made of chic patent leather (which can be easily wiped down with disinfectant), you’ll find Byredo’s Rinse-Free Hand Wash in Suede that’s tough on germs, easy on skin, and beautifully fragranced thanks to soft musk, crisp pear, and fresh bergamot notes. To counteract the drying effects of moisture-stripping soaps, we’ve included Nécessaire’s The Hand Cream — a fragrance-free formula that functions like an invisible glove for dry, chapped skin. A silky Slip Face Covering in classic black, which features a breathable cotton lining and adjustable earloops for extra comfort, rounds out this collection of elegant (and indispensable) supplies.
“Complete with a luxe hand cream, a sanitizing gel that’s actually good for skin, and the chicest face mask imaginable, this collection — all housed in an exclusive VIOLET GREY makeup bag — is the total package. It’s also known as the best gift ever.” —Maureen Choi, VIOLET GREY Executive Director of Content & Curation
“Stash this set in your glove compartment so you’re always prepared to brave the outside world — and look chic doing it.” —Lori Young, Makeup Artist
“Not only does this kit include the best-smelling sanitizer I’ve ever used and a fast-absorbing hand cream, but the face mask features an adjustable nose wire for a snug and slip-proof fit.” —Ashley Cornett, Makeup Artist
As with every product on VIOLET GREY, all the items in The Stay-Well Set reached our shelves once a minimum of 70 percent of testers deemed it a winner. At that time, we added it to our Exclusives Edit with the Violet Code’s official stamp of approval.