The Best Beauty Podcasts To Subscribe To Now

From Ted Talks and My Dad Wrote A Porno, to Desert Island Discs and S-Town, podcasts have completely changed the way we tell and listen to stories. While true crime, comedy, candid real-life stories and even fashion have dozens of shows, beauty is a far less saturated space.

But if you're looking to take your beauty obsession to the next level, we've found five podcasts that deliver insider knowledge, cult brands, industry trends, and myth-debunking to your headphones. Featuring interviews with some of the biggest names – from dermatologists to brand founders – these are the weekly drops of beauty content to familiarise yourself with.

Click through to plug in to our favourite beauty podcasts.

breaking beauty

Longtime beauty editors Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn have interviewed and written about some of the biggest names in beauty, from Pat McGrath to Kat Von D, so it makes sense that they'd want to share their expertise via podcast sound waves.

Discussing how industry giants forged their careers, they look at the not-so-conventional paths followed by some of beauty's most successful women. A recent episode featured Drunk Elephant Skincare founder Tiffany Masterson on how her brand became the fastest-growing line at Sephora.

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fat mascara

Jessica Matlin, beauty and health director at Teen Vogue, and Jennifer Goldstein, Marie Claire's executive beauty and health editor, present award-winning podcast Fat Mascara. Featuring interviews with renowned makeup artists like Charlotte Tilbury and Bobbi Brown, dermatologists, manicurists and more.

Fat Mascara is your weekly listening party for the industry's latest hyped product, the trends sweeping beauty, and Matlin and Goldstein's cult products.

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the emma guns show

Having written for Red, Stylist, Sunday Times Style and The Telegraph, to name a few, Emma Guns is an experienced beauty journalist. Launched in April of 2016, her podcast's already hit iTunes' Top 10 charts, as well as garnered fandom from The Coveteur and Get The Gloss.

From Chico Shigeta talking about cleansing and facial massages to Dr. Murad bestowing wisdom on skincare, there are some real nuggets of gold in this podcast.

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at home with...

Having only delivered 10 episodes so far, it's pretty impressive that Lily Pebbles and Anna Newton have garnered interviews with the founder of Cult Beauty, Alexia Inge; Liz Earle; and Oskia founder Georgie Cleeve.

Convincing big names to open the doors to their homes, Lily and Anna quiz their interviewees on their lives, careers and the products filling their cupboards.

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the beauty brains

Perry Romanowski and Randy Schueller are The Beauty Brains, two cosmetic chemists answering all the questions and busting all the myths behind high-tech, scientific, and often confusing beauty.

Is bee venom a valuable anti-ageing ingredient? What are the benefits of exfoliating with AHAs? How can we tell if a product will cause acne? The duo answer all these queries and more across over 163 episodes. Tune in if you want to swot up.

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