5 Beauty Blogs We Love

Beauty blogs are rapidly becoming as popular and notable as their sister fashion blogs, and we’ve rounded up our top five favorites for you to peruse. Never wonder how to apply foundation or try out a risky nail color again!
 
1. Into the Gloss
Into the Gloss is your go-to for quick and easy beauty tips. The site is organized into seven categories: Face, Makeup, Professional, Reviews, Extras, Backstage and Top Shelf.
 
“The tone is both intelligent and cheeky, and I appreciate the author's sensibilities,” says Alana Peden, beauty blog editor for Her Campus.

The power behind Into the Gloss is none other than Emily Weiss, who was known as the super intern on “The Hills.” This high-powered blog has been featured in countless magazines, from Vogue Paris to Allure to Harper’s Bazaar, and it shows no signs of slowing down.
 
One of the most interesting sections for up-and-coming collegiettes is the Top Shelf tab, which features successful women who have interviewed with Into the Gloss and talk about their beauty tips and tricks, with photos of their favorite beauty supplies in their own homes. Check out the Top Shelf feature with Charlotte Ronson a young British fashion designer who has made her name known and is now one of the most sought after womenswear designers.
 
2. Refinery 29


Refinery 29 is more than a beauty blog, but its beauty section is above the rest. It is divided into five organized sections, so you can narrow your search quickly to nails, hair, skincare or new products, but it might be more fun to have a look around. Refinery 29 has everything you need from your basic tutorials to breaking beauty-related news stories, like this one about the disturbing source of a major perfume component.
 
It also features expert advice on beauty trends and tips, so you no longer need to consult low-quality YouTube videos in your rush to get ready for date night. Ever wondered how to have the perfect brow? Look no further than R29.

3. The Beauty Department
Run by Lauren Conrad of “The Hills” fame, The Beauty Department  is “your daily dose of pretty.” It has everything the busy, beauty-conscious collegiette needs to try out the ever-elusive hair bow or funky nail stickers, and it goes further than skin deep.

The “Inspirations” section offers ways to become more beautiful from the inside out, from eating skin-friendly foods to healthy reminders, like to clean your cell phone screen regularly to keep bacteria at bay. Click on “This or That” to find interactive beauty polls and trend comparisons, such as subtle vs. serious eyeshadow styles.
 
Not only does The Beauty Department help you look and feel more beautiful, it encourages you to beautify your life in simple ways, like offering a step-by-step guide for chicly organizing your hair supplies.
 
4. Divalicious by Lauren Cosenza

If you’ve found yourself admiring the makeup display each time you visit Victoria’s Secret and ravaging its shelves during every single semi-annual sale, consult Divalicious by Lauren Cosenza first. She’s a Victoria’s Secret professional makeup artist, a MAC pro member and writes beauty tips for Cosmopolitan magazine. If that isn’t reason enough to follow her blog, we don’t know what will convince you.
 
Head over to Divalicious to find beauty product discounts available only to the blog’s readers, fun and frank product reviews and videos fresh from the runway, where you can pick up tips from the best in the business.
 
5. Beauty Blogging Junkie

Amber Katz is the brains behind Beauty Blogging Junkie, a site that she started because she believes “beauty blogs should be just as entertaining as they are informative.” You can tell that this mantra has fueled BBJ, as you read tongue-in-cheek beauty product reviews and Amber’s voice leaps off the screen.

Along with product reviews and trend updates, Amber snags photos from runways and award shows and tells you just how to get the look for yourself. If you want to emulate Scarlett Johansson’s Old Hollywood look, for example, BBJ is the place to be.
 
Beauty Blogging Junkie has been praised by Harper’s Bazaar and the New York Times, among others.
 
What are your favorite beauty blogs? Do you follow a few of these already? Let us know below!