The Best Beauty Podcasts To Download Now

Your beauty obsession needn’t be confined to YouTube tutorials and endless blogs – there’s an easier and altogether more digestible way to get your fix. Dedicated to all thinks skincare, makeup and hair, beauty podcasts are fast becoming our go-to for expert advice, insider info and product reviews. Here’s a round-up of our favourites...

At Home With...

Having only delivered ten episodes so far, it’s pretty impressive Lily Pebbles and Anna Newton have garnered interviews from some of the industry’s hottest names – think Alexia Inge, Founder of Cult Beauty; Liz Earle; and Oskia Founder Georgie Cleeve. Convincing big names to open the doors to their homes, the blogger duo quiz their interviewees on their lives, careers and beauty must-haves. Unlike other studio-set podcasts, you’ll love the ‘through the keyhole’ element of this offering.

Best for: Those fascinated by the story of some of the world’s biggest beauty brands.

Best episode: At Home With Lisa Eldridge is up there on our list – discover some of the best-loved beauty products used by millions around the world as well as an insight into her extraordinary career.

Breaking Beauty

Two long-time magazine beauty editors, Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins, chat about the breakthrough beauty products lining store shelves, and how they came to be. Find out the products beauty editors and insiders really hoard, while hearing the struggles and successes behind the world’s buzziest beauty brands – from Caudalie to Omorovicza.

Best for: Beauty enthusiasts interested in the business side of the industry.

Best episode: The episode with Glossier’s Emily Weiss had us hooked although also keep an eye out for Breaking Beauty’s mid-month episodes dedicated to new launches and product reviews.

Emma Guns Show

Having written for Stylist, Red and The Telegraph to name but a few, Emma Guns is an experienced beauty journalist and her podcast is no exception. Launched in April 2016, The Emma Guns Show has already hit iTunes’ Top 10 and garnered fandom from The Coveteur and Get The Gloss. Every week she quizzes an industry expert on topics that matter – think gut health, hormones, meditation and facial massage – and there’s a hefty dose of beauty journalism and blogging chat included too.

Best For: Anyone looking to pursue a career in the beauty industry.

Best Episode: Skincare junkies will love the recent instalment with industry veterans Caroline Hirons and Nadine Baggott while the episode with Brandon Truaxe is a must-listen for any Deciem fans.

Fat Mascara

The brainchild of Jennifer Goldstein, Marie Claire’s US Executive Health & Beauty Editor and Jessica Matlin, Cosmopolitan US’ Deputy Beauty Editor, Fat Mascara gets our vote. Whether they’re dishing out trusted advice, discussing their latest celebrity encounters or interviewing expert contacts (their most recent guest was Olay’s Principal Scientist Dr Frauke Neuser) you’re guaranteed to get your beauty fix.

Best For: A feel-good girly chat with a hefty dose of industry news.

Best Episode: Listen to episode 93, Luxury Of Time, to hear Jo Malone London’s Executive Director of Product Development, Céline Roux, explain the magic that goes into making some of our best-loved scents.

Full Coverage

Hosted by make-up artist Harriet Hadfield and author Lindsey Kelk, this podcast is like listening to a conversation with your most beauty obsessed friends – whether you’re intrigued by Botox and fillers or are on the hunt for the ultimate mascara, this beauty-backed duo will be your new go-to. Debating industry topics, interviewing skincare, hair and make-up pros as well as reviewing some of the industry’s most-hyped products, the only problem you’ll have is knowing where to start.

Best For: Those looking to overhaul their make-up bag.

Best Episode: Skincare fans will love Dr Murad’s Life Lessons while The Power of Packaging is a fascinating insight for any make-up maven.

The Beauty Brains

Know your retinol from your retinoid? Two cosmetic chemists, Randy Schueller and Perry Romanowski, are behind The Beauty Brains, which includes a blog, books, a forum and a popular podcast, which is currently at 127 episodes. It’s a must for anyone who’s ever wondered why some hair products are so expensive or how cosmetics are regulated by the government.   

Best For: Those who spend their spare time Googling skincare labels.

Best Episode: You’ll be hard pushed to find an episode you don’t enjoy but Is Fabric Softener a Good Hair Conditioner and Is Collagen a Good Anti-Ageing Ingredient are a couple of our favourites.  

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