Violette FR’s Bisou Balm Delivers a French Magnificence Traditional: "Bitten Lips"


I do not learn about you, however I’ve a go-to lipstick for each event. Pared down nudes and pinks for work conferences and Zoom calls, vibrant reds for particular events and date nights, and when the scenario requires it, sheer glosses and lipsticks for that no-makeup look. And, the most recent launch from Violette_FR matches proper into that assortment.

For a “simply bitten” lip, look no additional than the model’s newest drop. Bisou Balm ($25) leaves you with a sheer wash of coloration you possibly can construct on. Coming in with three candy-inspired shades, the clear matte lipstick is a flexible, easy method to on a regular basis lipwear. The sheer shades are excellent for swiping on for any event. The model’s velvety pink Petal Bouche Matte Lipstick ($25) is for extra particular moments (a lipstick they’ve dubbed the pink panties of your magnificence wardrobe). “Petal Bouche is completely opaque with a really vibrant coloration. It’s THE daring lipstick. Bisou Balm is the other. It’s sheer with only a veil of pigment,” explains the model founder and wonder influencer Violette.

For extra on the brand new Bisou Balm, we reached out to Violette herself. Learn on for her inspiration, how she wears it, and the easiest way to use it.

The Inspiration

Naturally, the inspiration behind the Bisou Balm was a Parisian magnificence staple. “Behind a daring pink lipstick, in Paris, we love a ‘Bouche Mordue’ look, which interprets in English to ‘bitten lips,'” she explains. “The thought is to have a touch of coloration—such as you’ve been kissing all night time. It is meant to seem like your individual lip coloration, not like lipstick. That is why I created Bisou Balm.” In brief, regardless of its gentle and refined look, the sheer-matte product is extra of a lipstick than a balm.


The Model

Violette FR launched simply this March, making Violette’s signature “French Woman Magnificence” aesthetic to the plenty, a transfer that was years within the making. The Bisou Balm, actually, was in improvement nearly so long as the model itself. “It’s very laborious to create a matte lipstick that glides nicely and is snug,” she says. “Shine is what makes it good to put on and really easy to use. It’s a lot work to attain this consolation stage, however maintain the matte impact intact.”

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The Product

The sheer matte shades provide pillowy, comfortable put on… and luxury. Bêtise is a sheer berry, Calisson is a young beige, and lastly, Guimauve is a comfortable coral shade. “Every pigment has a special interplay with the method, due to this fact, it adjustments its end,” Violette explains. “For instance, Bêtise is a bit shinier. I needed to choose my battle on this one. If it was much less shiny it might have been much less snug.”

The toughest a part of the formulation course of was creating “the right quantity of sheer pigment, however buildable with out including a powdery texture on the lips.” The founder explains that “there are 2 merchandise I attempted to launch this yr, however chemists can’t work out how you can make my dream product so we needed to push the launch for one more two years.” Regardless of the hurdles, Violette and her group ultimately discovered an answer, launching the product to rave opinions (Guimauve bought out rapidly).

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Bisou Balm

How To Put on It

One of the best ways to use it is determined by your temper and the way a lot coloration you wish to construct up. “For a refined tint, swipe throughout your lips as soon as, twice for a satisfying pure lip coloration, 3 times to attain that ‘Bouche Mordue’ look, and 4 occasions if you would like that lipstick really feel.” The matte method is supposed to seem like your lip texture for a pure, “your lips however higher” impact. You need to use it earlier than or after making use of a lip balm or with lipgloss if you would like your lips to seem like sweet Violette says.


In case you’re not sure which coloration to decide on, the founder has just a few strategies, “Bêtise is supposed to ignite your sensuality with out effort. Pair it with a summer time gown or hoodie and dab slightly shimmer of Yeux Paint eyeshadow onto your eyelids.” Callison, however “is right to pair with robust eye make-up,” she says of the comfortable beige shade. “It’s additionally very good whenever you desire a extra monochromatic look. A contact of Yeux Paint in Tout Doux on the eyes and Calisson on the lips is a complete coloration temper.”

Lastly, the comfortable coral tone Guimauve is “nice for a daring or playful journey you could have deliberate for the summer time, or it may be worn throughout an al fresco dinner that’s paired with gold hoops.”

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Bisou Balm is not only for pure magnificence appears, you too can put on it with a really robust eye. “For instance, one of many iconic French appears is the smokey eye that’s a bit messy with no false eyelashes. Á la Brigitte Bardot for instance,” she explains. Use Calisson for this sort of look, as “it’s going to add a impartial contact to your lips with out making you look washed out.”

In brief, “Bisou Balm, to me, are the colours of summer time.” Violette describes her excellent seasonal appears as “a contact of pigment on the lips such as you simply ate some berries earlier than working to the seaside…” We’re already dreaming of our summer time magnificence appears.

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