Pointlessly scrolling or listening to Camila Cabello’s Havana for on repeat has become the norm during the morning commute. Excessively consuming media filled with way too many commercials, mindless conversation and photoshopped content – is boring and to be honest we’re over it. Thank pod, for the rise of the podcast revolution.

To ease the pain of the back to back traffic in the afternoon, a packed bus, or a long walk home, we have accumulated a list of our favourite beauty podcasts. Consuming media in a way that is positive, interesting and that can enrich your career is what we’re all about – and it can make all of your lives a lot better – yes, a lot. We’re just a little podcast obsessed.

The beauty industry is constantly being reinvented – beauty, in general, is constantly being reinvented, and that’s part of the reason why we love it so much! Staying up-to-date in an industry that is evolving, and highly subjected to trends is crucial for a beauty therapists career longevity. Podcasts are just one of the many ways you can stay industry relevant – where you can find out the who’s who and the what’s what of the beauty world.
So without further ado, let us be yourself appointed audio advocate and let your beauty postcast obsession flourish.
1. Fat Mascara

There’s a good reason why Fat Mascara is consistently ranked as the #1 beauty and fashion podcast on iTunes. Hosted by @jessicamatlin and @jenn_edit, beauty directors at Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire, these ladies are industry leaders and just all round girl boss inspirations.

With their candid stories of their beauty adventures and mishaps, to Instagram fads, crazy new facials and miracle products, these ladies are definitely worth a weekly hour of your time. They get advice from industry professionals including dermatologists, colourists and manicurists and even interview beauty royalty! You’ll hear from the likes off makeup artists Bobbie Brown and Sir John; influencers, Miranda Kerr, Patrick Starrr, Kate Von D and MannyMUA; and hair stylists, Jen Atkin, Ursula Stephen and Orlando Pita just to name a few of our favourites.
2. The Beauty Brains

Calling all the hardcore beauty nerds to the yard! This podcast is dedicated to making you a lot smarter about beauty products you use and which ones to recommend to your clients. Helping you understand what’s in the product, how they are created and how they interact with the skin. Hosted by two cosmetic scientists Perry Romanowski and Randy Schueller who have 50 years of experience in formulating and testing beauty products. They talk about and explain cosmetic science in a way that’s entertaining and easily comprehensible.

This monthly scoop of wisdom also covers marketing myths and viral questions, like “is bee venom a good anti-ageing ingredient?” and “How can I tell if a product will cause acne?’ with the reliable scientific knowledge that is just as funny as is captivating.
3. The Emma Guns Show

Giving you the behind the scenes insight into the beauty industry is @emmaguns, a journalist and former Beauty editor for OK! Magazine. With her humorous, warm and real personality Emma talks about all things from skincare to nutrition and touches on more serious topics such as mental health and career pathways – without any BS advertisements or condescension.

Start with our favourite episode: “Paula Begoun: Choice, Truth and Hormones,” where Paula’s Choice founder talks through her fears about misinformation in the beauty sphere. Make this podcast part of your Saturday morning ritual.
4. Full Coverage

If you never go a day without a winged eye, filled brow, and always live highlighter life, this podcast is made for you. Discussing the latest launches, cult favourites and interviewing the beauty industry’s top contenders all the way from UK is makeup Artists @harrymakesitup and @lindseykelk. In a previous life, Harriet worked all over the globe, backstage at Fashion Week created editorial looks for Vogue, Marie Claire and NYLON and painted many famous faces. Lindsey is a best selling author and author of a beauty blog BeautyMecca.com. It is celebration of all things beauty, where the ladies talk about their favourite things and debate important issues in the beauty sphere.We hope these podcasts makes your way too and from The French Beauty Academy a lot sweeter with all the things we love the most – the beauty industry and all things caffeinated of course. But don’t just limit yourself to the beauty industry – for every interest there a flock of podcasts vying for attention.

Working in the Beauty Industry has shed some light on how many beautiful souls see themselves in a negative way and quite frankly, we won’t tolerate it anymore! Society has been misguiding the way people see themselves for too long and we are here to set the record straight!

Our philosophy is that true beauty lies within the soul. It’s about knowing who you really are: accepting your imperfections and learning to listen to your inner wisdom. It’s about honouring your spirit, nurturing your mind, and nourishing your body. It’s a journey of discovery to that place where you love being ‘you’ – etre bien dans sa peau.

With that being said, we have put together some of our  favourite reasons why we LOVE the skin you’re in!  From today we challenge you , not to compare your beauty to others, to respect your body, to love all of you and to encourage others to see themselves in a positive light.

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Stretch Marks: aka Tiger stripes, & angel scratches. These beautiful marks tell a story about the journey of coming into your own. They represent how you have grown into the strong person you are today. The best thing about them is that almost EVERYONE has them ! Whether you earned your tiger stripes from carrying your precious child, developing into an adult, or embracing your curves, we respect and love them !

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Pearly Whites: We believe the best medicine is laughter and along with laughter comes smiling. It’s time to flaunt those beautiful teeth and share your happiness with the world. And if that’s not a strong enough point to embrace your natural smile, the French often say that gap teeth are lucky teeth!

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Curves: They aren’t called LOVE handles for no reason.  Curves are so feminine! Curves come in all shapes as sizes, make sure you aren’t getting caught up on the shape and size of yours. We came across a quote recently that we had to share – “ You aren’t fat !  You have fat. You also have fingernails. But you’re not fingernails!”  We challenge you to embrace your curves and show them off.  

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Freckles: They are a sign of unique beauty. A common trend is drawing freckles on with makeup and this is because those who don’t have them, want them. We think they are ADORABLE! Ditch your full coverage foundation and let the world see how beautiful your skin naturally is !

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We LOVE the skin you’re in and it’s time to start feeling more confident with your natural beauty. Girl, you should go and love yourself !

The 2015 Victoria Secret Fashion Show won’t air until early December but lucky for us, social media has given us a sneak peek behind the scenes of the most anticipated runway show of the year. Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid have made their catwalk debuts for the brand while Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding and The Weekend will feature as musical guests.

The Victoria Secret Fashion Show never fails to disappoint. Each year, we can’t to see the Angels take to the runway in bedazzled underwear and head-turning beauty looks. Read on for our 5 favorite beauty looks we have glimpsed so far behind the scenes.

1. Natural glowing skin

Natural Eyemake

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There is this perception that the Angels wear a lot of makeup for the show but that is in fact false. While bronzer was a staple at all the previous shows, this years looks behind the curtains revealed a much more natural and fresh look. Makeup artist Dick Page revealed, “You won’t find concealer or bronzer on the girls, just a bit of darker foundation along their hairlines for definition and touches of gold highlighter”

2.Minimal Eye makeup

Sunkissed skin Gigi Hadid

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This year was all about back to basics and the minimal eye makeup reaffirmed that. Dick Page says – “To replicate this look use a bit of black cream shadow to create definition in the lash lines. Use a beautiful  golden taupe-brown over the lid, through the crease and lower lashes.”

3. Big Lashes

Big Eyelashes

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When it comes to eyelashes it’s all about definition not length.  Page used Ardell individual eyelash clusters that adds visible volume to the lash line that pops in front of lights and cameras, but not length “You shouldn’t be able to see them from space,” he says.

4. Nude Glossy Lips

Nude Glossy Lips

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Nude glossy lips make a bold statement in a subtle way while remaining classy and sexy. The Angles where spotted wearing shades of colour that matched their skin tones perfectly. When replicating this look keep your skin tone in mind. For fair skin, use peachy, pink, or even a totally nude shade. For medium or dark skin consider a peachy beige or a lipstick warmer in color. Top off with a clear or slightly tinted gloss.

5. Natural Hair

Maria Borges Natural Hair

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When it comes to hair, Victoria Secret is know for bombshell, bouncy and super long look but this year it was all about celebrating individuality.  Maria Borges made history by wearing her short, natural hair down the runway making it the first time any black model has done so. There was no extensions added to girls with shorter hair, while the girls still rocked their signature VS bombshell locks.

What we loved most about the backstage photos is the celebration of individuality and natural, fresh makeup that enhances your features without drastically changing your appearance. Being unique is what makes us beautiful so remember that being yourself is always best.

We look forward to watching the Victoria Secret Fashion Show on the 8th of December, so stayed tuned for our runway beauty breakdown.

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