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April 27, 2017 7:24 PM   Subscribe

Interested in recommendations for beauty blogs - share your favorites? I like Into The Gloss and the beauty section of XOJane - I liked the short-lived beauty spinoff on Jezebel. I also follow Temptalia and Musings of a Muse. I like to read reviews and tips about cosmetics, fragrance, skincare, and hair care. What else might I like? Thanks!
posted by ersatzkat to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (10 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
r/MakeupAddiction is actually pretty good - very busy and you can tune out the kind of posts you don't like, or the repetitive ones. Lots of the posters there also have their own blogs as well.
posted by hepta at 8:08 PM on April 27, 2017 [2 favorites]

The Formula is pretty great.
posted by fshgrl at 9:19 PM on April 27, 2017

I used to be really obsessed with perfume; nowadays not so much (or rather I'm in an extremely long no-buy) but I still read Bois de Jasmin because it's so charming and thoughtfully written. I also like the Non-Blonde for her perfume opinions mostly, but also skincare and makeup. Oh and Perfume Shrine is so smart. The Cut always has something interesting, and I actually like Buzzfeed Style because it exposes me to a lot of new and interesting stuff even though it's not necessarily my taste. The Dry Down is a very delightful tinyletter about perfume, and My Second or Third Skin is a skincare enthusiast tinyletter. I also recommend Of A Kind's 10 Things newsletter and ESPECIALLY the associated podcast, A Few Things with Claire and Erica. It covers a range of topics (all good) but every so often they do a deep dive into their skincare, haircare and makeup routines and it's so great. Lastly I sometimes like the podcast Fat Mascara depending on the guest/topic.
posted by acidic at 11:37 PM on April 27, 2017 [4 favorites]

I wouldn't recommend r/makeupaddiction but rather the newer sub r/muacjdiscussion, which is more discussion based (unlike mua, which is 90% selfies and product hype) and has had some really interesting threads. does a weekly link roundup of beauty news--it's a massive list so I just click on the handful that are interesting to me. I also like, which focuses more on mid- to big-end product reviews and swatches.

On youtube, Stephanie Nicole's product reviews (with cost breakdown spreadsheets) are fantastic.
posted by Swiss Meringue Buttercream at 5:44 AM on April 28, 2017 [2 favorites]

Very British answers (these are my panacea to all of the American beauty YouTubers I follow!):

- Fleur de Force (YouTube)
- Nia Patten

And I follow Sali Hugues around the internet:
- Website
- Column for the Guardian
- Columns at the Pool
- YouTube
posted by ellieBOA at 6:26 AM on April 28, 2017 has good reviews and very active boards as well.
posted by RichardHenryYarbo at 10:07 AM on April 28, 2017

Luca Turin came back to doing perfume reviews for about six months last year, here. Scents of Self has good reviews too.
posted by clavicle at 10:15 AM on April 28, 2017

Lab Muffin
Brutally Honest Beauty
Spill the Beauty
The Beauty Brains

Also MakeupAlley and Reddit.
posted by SassHat at 7:20 PM on May 1, 2017

Oh and Lisa Eldridge is the queen
posted by SassHat at 7:21 PM on May 1, 2017

you might really like the drydown. it's beautiful, literary writing about specific fragrances and the even more specific feelings they evoke.

here's their latest round of fragrance recommendations.
posted by iahtl at 7:30 PM on May 2, 2017 [1 favorite]

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