Like fashion, beauty is an industry that is quickly moving, and trends change at lightning speed. You don't have to be in the industry to want to know what going on, get the latest beauty tips, learn about new products, and discuss the latest trends. Thankfully, industry insiders around the world have taken to the internet to share tips, information, news, and reviews on makeup and beauty blogs.
Whether you're looking for another beauty blog to follow or just to see what these blogs have to offer, here are 8 of the most popular beauty blogs.
With video tutorials and product reviews of a range of brands, Temptalia has something for everyone. The "Dupe List" contains a database of nearly identical colors, so readers can search for a look-alike of a discontinued product or a budget-friendly alternative of a higher-end product. Honest reviews focus on the product, pigmentation, texture, appearance, longevity and application. Blogger Christine Mielke has a knack for color, and it shows.
A focus on fashion, beauty, home, and life makes Outblush more than just a makeup and beauty blog, but the beauty section pulls together reviews of makeup, cleansers, lotions, and other face and body products. The reviews are short, but new products are highlighted everyday and the site is clear about pricepoints and value.
Spearheaded by two beauty junkies, one on the West Coast and one on the East Coast, ProductGirl highlights industry news as well as the expected product reviews. Makeup sales, beauty charity events, and interviews are intermingled with the site's reviews, making this a robust and diverse site. The site has been noticed by the likes of the New York Times and Womens Wear Daily.
The simply named Makeup and Beauty Blog is written by blogger and MAC-fanatic Karen. There's definitely a MAC-focus to the blog, but plenty of other brands, such as Chanel, Lancome, NARS, Clinique, and Bobbi Brown, have product reviews and highlighted articles.
Beauty Snob, as well as related sites Couture Snob and Bag Snob, tackles the realm of primarily high-end fashion and beauty. Recent blog topics have included beauty looks from Milan Fashion Week, D&B nail lacquer, and new site BeautyMint.com.
Bellasugar focuses more on beauty articles and tips than product reviews. Previews of new seasonal looks, warnings about scary plastic surgeries, advice on covering grays, and how to achieve the latest nail look are just some of the blog's topics. Celebrities are frequently the topic of conversation as the bloggers comment on new looks and offer tips for replicating red carpet styles.
Beauty 411 offers a little bit of everything for the beauty fanatic: celebrities, reviews, new products, and runway news. A new blog post every day provides quick beauty information to readers on the go. The tagline, "Get savvy. Get gorgeous. Get on with your life." says it all.
The most down-to-earth of the makeup and beauty blogs featured here, Beauty in Real Life aims to connect with women who understand that, as the tagline says, "beauty doesn't have to cost a fortune." While celebrity photos occasionally make an appearance, much of the blog focuses on drugstore beauty finds and beauty tips for everyone.
For the latest tips, news, reviews, and deals, subscribe to a couple of the RSS feeds for a couple of the beauty blogs reviewed above.