Podcast Binge for Ultimate Beauty Knowledge
If you have been meaning to take your beauty knowledge to the next level, podcasts are a great way to go. You may not have time to read that book you’ve had your eye on packed full of insider tips from industry experts, and maybe even carving out time to watch a detailed YouTube tutorial is a scheduling nightmare. With our increasingly busy lives, it’s no surprise that podcasts have become so popular over the last few years.
Because podcasts are only audio, they allow you to multitask. You can listen to them while you do chores at home, meal prep or on your daily commute. Not only are they super convenient, but they’re also free, so they are suitable for all budgets. Grab your earphones and turn up the volume, because here are some beauty podcasts to start streaming right now to update your beauty knowledge.
This podcast is hosted by Harriet Hadfield, a professional makeup artist based in LA, and Lindsey Kelk, a bestselling writer and self-proclaimed beauty junkie. They discuss beauty product launches, cult favourites and topics like plastic surgery, contouring, beauty on the go, or how to stay flawless in the heat. They also interview guests like beauty columnist Sali Hughes, skincare expert Caroline Hirons and WWE wrestler Alexa Bliss. Funny and provocative, this podcast is sure to pull you in.
The Beauty Brains
Cosmetic chemists Perry Romanowski and Randy Schueller team up to offer a scientific approach to beauty. Their episodes are dedicated to busting beauty myths and answering questions like: should you use a skin cream made with your own blood? Can you use a diaper rash cream as sunscreen? How does color changing makeup work? How can I tell if a product will cause acne? They’re the chemistry classes you wish you’d had in high school.
Hosted by actress, comedian, writer and producer Esther Povitsky and performer writer and designer Caroline Goldfarb, this podcast is all about all things girly and giggly. Povitsky and Goldfarb are on a mission to find their inner glowy goddess and along the way they talk about topics as diverse as kimchi and pubic hair. Guests include Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star writer and director Rachel Bloom and comedian Naomi Ekperigin.
The #1 Fashion & Beauty podcast on iTunes, it was created by beauty editors and real-life friends Jessica Matlin and Jennifer Goldstein to discuss the latest news in the world of beauty and the juiciest insider tips. They interview celebrities and business experts and discuss everything from miracle products to epic fails. Guests have included Kat Von D, Christian Louboutin and Jen Atkin. It’s gained a lot of momentum since the launch in 2016, and you really don’t want to miss out on all the hype.
If you have struggled finding the right sources of information to take care of your curls before, Victoria Davies’s show is exactly what you need. Aimed at inspiring women of color to embrace themselves as well as their curls, here you’ll find discussions about natural hair and how to help it grow and stay healthy, which products to use and which ones to stay away from, seasonal haircare guides, skincare tips and conversations about confidence and self-love.
Hosted by Jackie Johnson, comedian and self-proclaimed “beauty passionista,” Natch Beaut (short for natural beauty) is a vegan and cruelty-free podcast in which Johnson chats with fellow artists about what beauty and self-care means to them. Laid back, honest and funny, this is also the perfect show to stay up to date on the best natural products out thereyou’re your clean and green beauty routine. Guests include stand up comedian Iliza Schlesinger and youtuber Allison Raskin.
Have you ever wondered what it takes for beauty products to actually become successful? Former beauty editor Carlene Higgins and beauty expert Jill Dunn bring you the incredible stories behind best-selling beauty products in their podcast. They regularly interview the inspiring bosses behind iconic products, like Rea Ann Silva, founder of BeautyBlender, or Frank Toskan, MAC Cosmetics co-founder, bringing you behind the curtains of big brands in the beauty industry and their success stories.
The Emma Guns Show
Experienced beauty journalist Emma Gunavardhana launched her podcast in April of 2016. Since then, it has delivered deep and meaningful content, discussing not just beauty products and trends, but also depression and anxiety and the ups and downs on the path to success. In her show, she addresses topics like decluttering, the mental health benefits of journaling, and meal planning as a way to overcome emotional eating. Because, you know, beauty shines from the inside out.