Violet Grey

A look inside Violet Grey on Melrose Place.

I recently had the good fortune to stumble upon the very charming Violet Grey boutique on Melrose Place. Have you been yet?? This impeccably designed little shop houses The Shelves, a beautifully curated selection of top beauty products hand-picked by some of the best makeup artists in the business. This particular day, I was there on business myself.  Eyebrow business. My eyebrow maven Kristie Streicher has set up temporary shop here until she finds a permanent home and I secretly hope she never leaves! Kristie has mastered what she calls the “Feathered Brow,” that more natural, longer brow that is so popular right now. She splits her time between New York and LA, so I highly recommend a visit on either coast!

The decor here is so enchanting, it’s hard for me to take my eyes of the details and focus on the beautiful makeup palettes that have never seen such a glamorous display.

A look inside Violet Grey on Melrose Place



VG makeup
I was happy to see some of my own personal favorites like the Hourglass foundation, Nars eyeshadows (Makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan turned me on to the Alhambra duo and I haven’t looked back) and of course Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat highlighter.

In polite society
Violet Grey mixes the right amount of fancy with a big dose of whimsy, offering her “rules” for Polite Society as a window display. I think this will become my mantra!

A look inside Violet Grey on Melrose Place

Of course I couldn’t leave without a little treat for myself…the Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation and I am now obsessed. Melrose Place just keeps upping their game of most charming shopping street in LA. If you’re in the area, grab a little lunch at Fig & Olive or a coffee at  Alfred and then head on over for a little make-up fun. If you can’t get to the boutique, you can still visit The Violet Files and Shop the Shelves online.  And never forget…

 “In Polite Society, it shouldn’t be the dress you are wearing that they remember.” -Violet Grey

Violet Grey. 8452 Melrose Place. Los Angeles, CA 90069. 323-782-9700





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