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From Fat Mascara to The Emma Guns Show these are our fave beauty podcasts


TextAlex Peters

Beauty podcasts are a great way to keep up to speed on the latest products and trends, learn hot tips and tricks. Here are some of the best

Podcasts. Providing the soundtracks to our daily commutes, gym sessions and long drives. Making us laugh, keeping us up-to-date on politics, and teaching us about everything from Watergate to Elizabeth Holmes. In the last few years, the podcast market has absolutely boomed, with 6.5 million adults in the UK alone (12% of the population) now listening to podcasts weekly. From comedy to crime, Serial to S-Town, there is something out there for everyone, including all you beauty lovers. Beauty podcasts are a great way to keep up to speed on the latest products and trends, learn hot tips and tricks, and find out from experts, first-hand, what they do and how they do it. If you’re looking to get your beauty fix, we’ve done the hard work and found the best podcasts so you don’t have to. Listen and enjoy.

Beauty from the Heart

A new podcast from Rose Gallagher of the beauty blog, Mixed Gems, Beauty from the Heart sees Gallagher interview beauty industry favourites with the first series dedicated to those inspiring positive change, in particular brands and people contributing to charitable causes. In the first episode which airs this Sunday, Gallagher speaks to journalist Sali Hughes about founding The Beauty Banks, a charity providing basic hygiene supplies to people in need in the UK. Stay tuned for upcoming episodes with the likes of Dominic Skinner, Senior Pro Artist at MAC, and David Petrusich of Herbivore Botanicals. 

Fat Mascara

You are in good hands with Fat Mascara hosts Jessica Matlin and Jennifer Goldstein, who between them have years of experience working across the beauty desks of Harper’s Bazaar, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Allure, and Marie Claire. Every week on their award-winning podcast, Matlin and Goldstein take us through the latest and craziest beauty trends, answer questions from their viewers and give us in-depth interviews with the biggest names in the industry. Think Charlotte Tilbury, Emily Weiss and Bobbi Brown. Don’t miss it.

The Emma Guns Show

Beauty Editor Emma Gunavardhana heads up this podcast which hears guests from around the health, beauty and wellness industries talk openly and honestly about all things beauty and otherwise. From dermatologist and skincare brand founder Dr Dennis Gross to Elizabeth Hurley, every guest has a story to tell and valuable lessons advice to impart from their journeys to success.

Glowing up with Esther and Caroline

The funniest people in beauty, comedian Esther Povitsky and writer Caroline Goldfarb are on a mission to find their inner glowy goddess and share their journey with us along the way. With these hosts at the helm, you know the conversation is going to be honest and funny, with no topic off-limits, as they chat about all things related to beauty and health. 

House of Glamdolls Chatterbox

David Horne is the stuff of make-up industry folklore legends. A working MUA of many years, he also helped to create the cult beauty brand Illamasqua, designing all of their products, and is now the director at the Illamasqua School of Makeup art. Author of “The Art of Male Make-up,” it’s Horne’s unique outlook and different approach to beauty which listeners will enjoy.

Bonus Episode: Pat McGrath on Desert Island Disks

Joining longtime, beloved host Kirsty Young, Pat McGrath’s episode of Radio 4's Desert Island Discs takes us through the icon’s formative years and career path as she reveals tales about her past set to the soundtrack of her favourite songs.

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