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The best beauty blogs that the internet has to offer

Here they are, all in one place – introducing the best beauty bloggers EVER

Words by Sarina Munro and Suzanne Scott

You’d be forgiven for thinking that nowadays there are millions of bloggers out there and, more often than not, they’re all saying conflicting things. So it can seem a nightmare finding the best beauty blogs, ones who really know their stuff when it comes to make-up, skincare and the like (we know and we’ve logged the hours on Google to prove it).

But amongst the chaff, there are some seriously brilliant beauty bloggers who know everything from the best foundation for oily skin to the best moisturiser for dry skin. From local grown beauty gurus to international skincare juggernauts, we’ve unearthed the very best of what the beauty blogosphere has to offer.

A Model Recommends


Who

Fashion-model-turned-blogger Ruth Crilly.

Why

As a jobbing-model for over a decade, Crilly really knows what works – particularly what’s going to look great on camera. She launched A Model Recommends in 2010 to share an insight into the life of a model and give everyone access to the same tips and pro techniques that she enjoys on set. You’ll particularly love her video tutorials and, if you’re very lucky, you might catch a glimpse of her dog Dexter being naughty in the background.

Caroline Hirons


Who

Caroline Hirons, aka the skincare oracle.

Why

Seriously, what this woman doesn’t know about skin probably isn’t worth knowing. Hirons is a qualified facialist and brand consultant. Even as beauty editors, we find ourselves rushing out to buy Hirons’ recommendations (she has inspired somewhat of a Tata Harper addiction – but our skin thanks her for it). She began uploading regularly to YouTube a year ago and has already amassed over 82,000 subscribers. Expect brutally, and refreshingly, honest opinions.

Pixiwoo

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Who

Make-up artist sisters and beauty pros, Nic Haste and Sam Chapman, aka Pixiwoo.

Why

With their YouTube channel nearing its 10-year anniversary, the Pixiwoo sisters are currently some of the biggest names in the beauty industry. Their brainchild, RealTechniques, brought some of the best make-up brushes to the high street’s price point, and their video tutorials have racked up millions and millions of views on YouTube (no surprise considering how knowledgeable and fun they are to watch).

Rebecca Fearn

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Who

Beauty journalist, Rebecca Fearn.

Why

A beauty writer, make-up addict and fragrance enthusiast by trade, London-based Becky has a few years’ experience as a beauty insider under her belt. On #BDoesBeauty, she shares her industry knowledge, tips and reviews, as well as the can’t-live-without products that you’ll love too. As well as all things make-up, hair and skincare, she also writes about social issues and current affairs from time to time. A great read.

BeautyAndStyleEdit.com (AKA BASE)


Who:

Fashion stylist Abisoye Odugbesan.

Why:

Maybe you wouldn’t ordinarily think of turning to a fashion stylist for beauty advice but BASE proves exactly why you should. Having worked in the fashion industry for nearly a decade, Abi felt frustrated at the lack of inclusive beauty content addressing all skin tones and hair types. So she developed BASE, to do just that. In just under a year, BASE has already become a go-to destination for women who want a good dose of beauty with a helping of style. There’s plenty of product reviews, interviews and, of course, drool-worthy shoots, to get your hands on.

Madeleine Loves


Who

Beauty editor and product addict Madeleine Spencer.

Why

Beauty obsessive Madeleine has created a one-stop-shop with her newly redesigned Madeleine Loves. From product reviews, book recommendations, fashion titbits, travel suggestions and video tutorials, she’s got you covered. We particularly love ‘The Panic Station’ which addresses mental health and is where Madeleine shares her experience of anxiety. There’s something for everyone.

Sali Hughes Beauty


Who

Make-up artist and Guardian Weekend columnist Sali Hughes.

Why

Sali’s no-nonsense approach to beauty talk makes her someone worth listening to. Author of two beauty bibles, Pretty Honest and Pretty Iconic, she’s much-loved by her readers thanks to her honest opinions and practical advice. And her ‘In The Bathroom With…’ video series is genius. Watch them.

Lisa Eldridge

Who

World-renowned make-up artist Lisa Eldridge.

Why

It’s not just the A-List clientele that has us logging-in repeatedly to Lisa Eldridge’s website – her videos are something that are quite simply not to be missed. Expect a good mix of celebrity ‘Get The Look Features’ like Kendall Jenner’s smoky eyes, to a series of tutorials that cater to the basics from ‘Make-up for Glasses’, to how to get ‘Natural, Flawless Skin’ and – our favourite – ‘Meeting Up With The Ex’ where Lisa demonstrates how to minimise the appearance of puffy ‘cried through the night’ eyes. There’s even the odd cameo by Alexa Chung. You can’t help but learn a thing or two with Lisa and her new book Face Paint: The Story Of Make-Up is a must-have too.

Into The Gloss

Who

Blogger turned business mogul Emily Weiss.

Why

If you do just one thing today make sure it’s logging on to Into The Gloss and checking out The Top Shelf. It will quickly become your lunchtime ritual. ITG began as the brainchild of Emily Weiss (the ‘Super Intern’ from reality TV programme ‘The Hills’). Originally a simple beauty blog, ITG has gone on to become an international business but, despite its crazy success, the site is as much of a joy to read now as it was when it was first launched. The Top Shelf is our favourite feature that takes a nosy into the bathroom cabinets and beauty hoards of some of our favourite well known women. And did we mention she’s the founder of that cult beauty brand, Glossier…?

Huda Beauty

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Who

American-born, award-winning beauty blogger and Hollywood-trained make-up artist Huda Kattan, now based in Dubai, UAE. She is the face of HudaBeauty and has since launched her eponymous make-up line of the same name (think the fullest coverage foundation, eye palettes to die for and one of the world’s best lipstick kits, ever).

Why

She’s the queen of YouTube and Instagram beauty-blogging, plus she’s a global beauty mega star and incredibly astute business woman, who has more than 1.5M YouTube subscribers and an impressive 15.9M Instagram followers and 72.6K Twitter followers.

Farah Dhukai

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Who

This 28 year-old beauty blogger is from Toronto, Canada and studied cosmetology science at Aveda, before starting her YouTube channel six years ago.

Why

She has 1.3M YouTube subscribers, 4.1M Instagram followers and 33.5K Twitter followers. She also has beauty range, Farsali, with her husband. Consider her the big sister every girl needs advising on DIY beauty, hair and make-up.

Nikkie Tutorials

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Who

Nikkie de Jager is fun, zany and an incredibly skilled make-up artist, hailing from the Netherlands.

Why

She creates a base that makes your skin look like it has a photoshop finish. Her collaboration with Too Faced cosmetics saw the release of cult favourite product, The Power of Make-up Palette by NikkieTutorials.

Jaclyn Hill

Jaclyn Hill
Who

She’s the 26 year-old make-up artist and beauty blogger from America who started her YouTube channel in 2011 and collaborated with Becca cosmetics to produced the hugely popular Champagne Pop highlighter.

Why

Jaclyn has 3.7m YouTube subscribers, 3.4m Instagram followers and 697.5K Twitter followers.

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