It’s hard to believe there was ever a time when we, as a society, didn’t have the luxury of putting on the headphones or earbuds of our choice and having access to a seemingly endless podcast library of people talking about literally anything. The history of gnomes? Available. People pretending to be cats discussing their pampered lives? Yours for the listening. Murder? Abundant.
Beauty — and its many spinoff subcategories — may not seem like an obvious topic for podcasts because it’s inherently visual, but the enormous influx of podcasts about makeup, hair, fragrance, skin care, and more have proven that there’s plenty to talk about without the need for visual aids. In fact, in the last few years, some of the most fascinating podcasts have come from the brains of beauty experts and everyday enthusiasts alike.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite beauty podcasts. Some take familiar faces (i.e. Allure editors past and present) and turn them into familiar voices; one takes you through the gripping history of a late, beloved beauty-industry icon; others are folks who simply love skin care and just want to talk about it with you. Pull up your favorite podcast streaming service on your smartphone, shout at your friendly interactive home speaker, or unmute your laptop — it’s time to listen, learn, and love beauty even more than before.