I’m the first to admit that I have an unhealthy obsession with beauty blogs. You would think as a beauty editor I would have other interests like macrame or hiking, but no — I live, breathe and read beauty all day, everyday. Whether I’m reading the Into the Gloss beauty awards or getting lost in the Makeup Addiction subreddit, I’m surrounded by beauty blogs in one way or another and loving every minute of it. With that said, I’ve read the good, the bad and the truly confusing, and come up with a highly curated list of blogs that are worth the read.
My picks, ahead:
I like my beauty with a side of aesthetics, and The File delivers. Founded by Carlie Fowler (whose Instagram is an aesthetic on its own), The File is a beauty blog for the “style conscious and time poor.” There’s a refreshing honesty to their articles, and they don’t overwhelm you with 150 different mascaras to try for the best lashes of your life. Their “best-of” lists are ultra-curated, and the beauty profiles are varied enough to keep things interesting (like this one). They even have a rundown of the best makeup looks from Sex and The City — and yes, it’s probably the best thing you’ll read all week.