Marked by their enviable brows, masterpiece nails, and perfectly executed top-knots, beauty bloggers have infiltrated our news feeds and bookmarks tabs. From off-duty models to fashion editors gone rogue, these buzzed about bloggers are claiming It-status in the cyber word. Today we’re counting down our favourite beauty blogs of the moment. Let their expert advice take the guessing out of the product hunt; leaving you to get your nails done, hair done, everything did.
Source: The Formula
This beautifully designed product haven is like The Coveteur of beauty blogs. The site offers up a privileged peek into the make-up bags of industry pros like Taylor Barringer, Beauty Editor of Elle.com. Contributors are stationed across Europe and New York, providing readers with an insiders view on both side of the Atlantic.
Trademark: ‘Love Affairs’, one of the site’s most frequented clicks, is loaded with product reviews and stunning photographs. Everything featured on the blog is previously test-driven by the site’s cosmetics connoisseurs to ensure it’s up to your beauty standards.
Spotlight Beauty Moment: This past October, the site’s very own Aimee Blaut was highlighted in ASOS Magazine as the month’s feature Beauty Junkie.
Must-Have Beauty Buy ATM: NARS ‘Train Blue’ Lip Colour
Source: Boom Nails
As you can tell from our British-heavy track record, we here at MTV FORA are very pro-Brit. We’ve been digging Emma Zentner’s nail creations for a while now, but we want you to check out her blog.
Trademark: If there were an award for the best holiday themed nail art, Emma would take the gold (and probably silver and bronze, ’cause shes just that good!) The Michelangelo of nail art, Zentner recently set up shop at Urban Outfitters in London with her very own pop-up nail hunt. Throughout the holiday season the polish pro decked the hands of UO shoppers with bells of holly.
Spotlight Beauty Moment: In 2012, Zentner was invited to Radio 1 to paint the faces of 1 Direction on Gemma Cairney nails.
Must-Have Beauty Buy ATM: O.P.I. polish in Salmon Sand. Zentner used this hue on a model in i-D Online’s hair tutorial video.
A Model Recommends
Ex-law student turned international supermodel, Ruth Crilly is sharing her all her off-duty model tips and tricks on her buzz-worthy blog A Model Recommends. Since it’s launch in 2010 the site had been on our radar for its Pinterest-y feel and product reviews.
Trademark: Crilly’s blog offers readers insider’s look into the life and times of an international supermodel (and more importantly, her makeup bag). Second runner up to her cosmetics content are her drool-worthy recipes.
Suggested Reading: ‘Recipes: Easy Japanese Bento Box’
Must-have Beauty Buy ATM: Clarins ‘jolie Rouge Brilliant Lipstick’
Into The Gloss
Source: Into The Gloss
ATTN: Make-up fanatics, if you haven’t already heard of the mega-popular site Into The Gloss, let me introduce you to the best beauty site. EVER. a.k.a. procrastination with a capital P, at its shiniest and glossiest The mother of all beauty blogs, Into The Gloss is top-notch content with beauty themed interviews from your favourite stars and socialites.
Trademark: Be sure to check out the site’s ‘Postcards’ section which features mobile snaps taken by Into the Gloss contributors on exciting excursions around town and on vacation.
Suggested Reading: ‘Hair Ideas: Françoise Hardy Bangs’
Must-Have Beauty Buy ATM: Diptyque ‘Rose Duet Candle’