There are podcasts for just about every topic imaginable. Do you love true crime? There’s a podcast for that. Budding photographer? There’s one for that, too. What about knitting, the Babysitter’s Club, cult classic movies, or the latest books? Check, check, check, and check.
And of course, there are beauty podcasts. We’ve scouted the best for you so you can make your stuck-at-home days just a tad bit brighter. Pop on your headphones and get ready to learn all about beauty from some of the best podcasts out now!
Jessica Matlin, current beauty director at Harper’s Bazaar, and Jennifer Goldstein, the beauty director and features editor at Marie Claire, are the hosts of Fat Mascara, an award-winning weekly podcast about all things beauty. As editors in the women’s magazine industry, they bring you the latest in technology and products, as well as advice from their favorite people in the beauty world. Recent episodes include a chat with Caroline Hirons about clean beauty and cookbook author and New York Times cooking columnist Alison Roman about her relationship with food and beauty.
Have you ever wondered how a brand or a person got their big beauty break? Well, Breaking Beauty Podcast will have your answer! Hosted by longtime beauty editors, Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn tell the stories (and interview the people) behind some of the biggest brands out there. Want to know how Glossier got its big break? Check out the episode with founder Emily Weiss. Are you obsessed with Bite Beauty? Their episode with founder Susanne Langmuir is another excellent choice.
Naked Beauty is hosted by Brooke DeVard Ozaydinli, home to all things natural beauty, beauty inspiration, and unfiltered talks with some of the biggest influencers and names in the beauty business. Have you heard of the popular skincare Google Doc from the skincareaddiction subreddit? Well, she has a chat with none other than Rio Viera-Newton, the owner and creator of the doc that’s probably saved the skin of hundreds of people. Her episode with dermatologist Dr. Elena Jones highlights how to find a good dermatologist, cosmetic surgery, and how to simplify your skincare routine so it’s both effective and efficient.
Want to know if a certain skincare ingredient is safe during pregnancy? Or are you confused about exactly what peptides do? Thankfully, the duo behind The Beauty Brains Podcast, Perry Romanowski and Valerie George, are two cosmetic chemists who have been working on product formulations and in the beauty industry for nearly 40 years combined. Together, they answer all of the questions you’ve always wanted to know about skincare and beauty formulations, all in an easy-to-understand way. So, instead of running away from an ingredient list, you can make informed choices about what will work for your skin. Listening to this podcast is like having a dermatologist in your back pocket!
Listening to Gloss Angeles is like listening to two of your best friends (in this case, West Coast reporter Kirbie Johnson and editor Sara Tan) talk about their favorite beauty products, with an added dose of hilarious pop culture humor. Check out the episode with Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness to get incredible hair tips or their incredibly informative episode on Korean beauty and the world of “white labeling” products.
Forever 35 is a podcast about the things we do to take care of ourselves. Hosted by L.A.-based writers and friends Doree Shafrir and Kate Spencer, Forever 35 explores all of the self-care rituals and beauty products that we rave about to our friends in the group chat—you know, that new candle you used during your bath, or maybe that new dry shampoo that doesn’t leave your hair a white, patchy mess. The best part? They release two episodes a week, so you’re never too far away from your beauty fix.