Christine Whitney/Violet Grey

Violet Grey is known for its impeccable selection of beauty products, insider access to Hollywood’s most celebrated starlets, and some of the most lauded beauty editorial in the business. Christine Whitney, the Editorial Director behind the site’s infamous ‘Violet Files,’ is instrumental in creating said stories, shedding light on Emilia Clarke’s favorite beauty arsenal and chatting with makeup artist Dick Page about his best-kept secrets. Here, the California-based beauty editor shares six of her favorite new beauty products, and why you should love them too.





Serge Lutens Water Lip Color

We have trouble keeping this in stock at VIOLET GREY because it’s just so good. I hate the feeling of lipstick so a water-based stain is much more my speed—and this color looks great on everyone.




ZIIP Beauty

Everyone at the office is obsessed with this handheld nano current device which makes your skin feel amazing and look fresh and luminous, whether your goal is to take down fine lines or clear up a breakout. My goal for the New Year is to use mine three times a week, which is recommended for best results.






Pai Bioregenerate Rosehip Oil

 Our beauty editor Jayme Cyk turned me on to this amazing all-natural, super concentrated rosehip oil. It works wonders—think antiaging, moisturizing, soothing—and leaves my sensitive skin glowing.





 Yves Durif Brush

This resin, Italian-made brush is just very attractive and feels great on the scalp. You can use it on wet or dry hair and display it proudly on your vanity. I would have put it on my wedding registry if it were socially acceptable.






Byredo Loose Lips Candle

VIOLET GREY’s founder Cassandra likes to say that “There are candles, and there are candles.” This one is clearly one of the candles. It’s extremely chic and smells faintly (and seductively) of lipstick. I even put it on my wedding registry!







Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara

This mascara glides on smoothly and has the extra benefit of actually making your lashes grow—no extensions required.