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TOP FLIGHT:

artists’
 fall essentials

Members of VIOLET GREY’s artist community curate their top fall beauty picks.

Written ByJAYME CYK

PHOTOGRAPHED IN THE STUDIO WITH VIOLET GREY

Everything that graces the curated shelves at VIOLET GREY must be approved by the Violet Code, which means each product is tested by top makeup artists, hairstylists, dermatologists, and estheticians who help us identify the best-in-class beauty essentials worthy of our kit—and yours. 

And with the changing of the seasons (“in with the new” isn’t just for January), we asked six members of our artist community to reveal their favorite autumn beauty necessities. From hair guru Mara Roszak’s preferred hair mask to green beauty expert Katey Denno’s favorite scented facial oil, see their picks below, and stroll over to our Melrose Place flagship, where more of their must-haves are on display (and for sale). 

kate
lee

chanel CELEBRITY Makeup artist

My aesthetic for fall is all about luminous, touchable skin with dusty, smoky eyes. Pair this with either a deep matte or a hydrating neutral lip.

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This is the quintessential easy-to-wear, no-mirror-necessary nude lip. It has the feel of a balm, but its color rich formula behaves like a lipstick. Use it alone or over another color for a 3-D effect. 

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I love these new matte Illusion D’Ombre Shadows. They are simply the fastest and most graceful way to apply a soft smoky line, as the shadow stays in place and doesn’t fall. Layer over a kohl pencil to create a deep and intense smoke.

katey 
denno

Makeup artist

For fall, I’m embracing a mix of warm nudes and rich color in sheer textures with a backdrop of healthy, hydrated skin.

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Because a girl can never have too many deliciously scented face oils that double as perfume when necessary.

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For fall I want sheer-yet-deep washes of creamy color on lips and cheeks. Apply lightly by day, and add additional layers for a bit of nighttime drama.

Mara 
Roszak

Hair Stylist

Beautiful products add a sense of aspiration and excitement to a daily routine. There are endless possibilities, and they help us tell our personal beauty stories.

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This is extremely moisturizing for dry hair. I’ve been using it all summer on my blonde locks, and it’s immediately gratifying.

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I love how weightless this dry shampoo is. It adds great volume and absorbs oils.

Ashley
streicher

Hair Stylist

My fall aesthetic is all about texture and movement. Wear your natural wave formation, brush it out, and wear it big.

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Look chic while keeping your blowout intact!

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This is the perfect comb to keep your hair in perfect formation; use it on wet or dry tresses.

Kristie
streicher

Brow Artist

Rich plum lips and tips with a strong feathered brow is my go-to look for fall.

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This highly pigmented lipstick is not only long-wearing, it’s also ultra-moisturizing with soothing peppermint oil. 

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This color is very flattering on all skin tones. It’s a fall classic!

Jenn
Streicher

laura mercier Makeup artist

I always look forward to fall for bold lips, full, dark brows, and chunky sweaters!

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This is the best nano-current device out there. Who wouldn’t want to help prevent and reverse the signs of aging? It’s also so easy to use, plus it’s wireless so you can do it anywhere.

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Everyone’s skin gets a little dehydrated in the winter and this lightweight formula protects and moisturizes for a flawless foundation application. Also, I love it because you can use it alone and it increases the brightness and texture of your complexion.

switch up
your skincare

With fall in full swing, dermatologist
Dr. Karyn Grossman reveals her tips for adjusting your daily beauty regimen.