The 6 Brit Beauty Blogs To Bookmark Now

There is nothing we love more than delving into a good beauty blog during lunch, after work…and even right before heading to bed. Okay, we might be a bit addicted. But only to the great ones.
And what makes a beauty blog worthy, you ask? Sleek images; fresh, witty copy; trustworthy reviews; and loads of personality. A simple equation that's tough to find. Until now. We’ve handpicked the six sites every London girl needs to bookmark. Read on, beautiful!
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Vivianna Does Makeup

Vivianna Gardner (or Anna) is a gorgeous twenty-something fresh from the beauty editorial world, who is now settled into full-time beauty blogging. Her site is filled to the brim with makeup reviews, new product launches, skincare favourites and holy-grail haircare finds. She also has a YouTube channel where she uploads her monthly favourites and her recent hauls. For your safety, we recommend hiding your wallet before watching these. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Photo: Courtesy of Vivianna Does Makeup
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Ruth Crilly of A Model Recommends

For the past 12 years, model and beauty insider Ruth has appeared in big-name ad campaigns and editorials for magazines around the world. Although she’s only been a blogger since 2010, her blog, A Model Recommends, has gained an intensely loyal following. A Model Recommends serves as an online diary chronicling her day-to-day life as a model in the industry as well as beauty reviews, style advice, and makeup tutorials. We appreciate the way Ruth swiftly knocks down a lot of modeling myths and stereotypes, and offers great advice for people looking to get into the industry. Sign up to A Model Recommends Exclusive for her quarterly newsletter with never-before-seen posts.

Photo: Via A Model Reccomends
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A blogger since 2008, Gemma Tomlinson is a seasoned pro when it comes to beauty blogging. Her frank and honest reviews of lipsticks, foundations, and lacquers are what keep us coming back for more. However, the thing we love most about Gemma is her approach to beauty both on the inside and on the surface. Alongside the day-to-day product reviews, Gemsmaquillage encourages clean eating with the healthy recipes she posts on her YouTube channel for her readers.

Photo: Via GemsMaquillage
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Get The Gloss

Get The Gloss is the creation of beauty industry experts, Susannah Taylor and Sarah Vine. Both journalists in the field for years (Susannah was a beauty editor at Vogue and Sarah at the Times) they launched Get The Gloss to serve as an online directory of the best products and top services in the business. This site offers news, features, reviews and our personal favourite: the SOS section, which offers immediate advice for skin issues from rosacea to bunions. GTG also boasts advice and recommendations from industry experts, who at designated times are online to answer questions via text and video consultations. Absolute genius.

Photo: Courtesy of Get The Gloss
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The London Lipgloss

Zoe Hellewell’s incredibly busy lifestyle definitely feeds into her blog. This 20-something Londoner has a full-time job at VICE magazine, writes music for Bring The Noise, and DJs as well as running her beauty site. We’re impressed! What drew us to Zoe’s blog is her love of colour! We are loving her ever-changing hair colour (it’s currently aquamarine) and her fearless take on directional makeup looks. If you’re looking for fun reviews and a glimpse into the real city that never sleeps then The London Lipgloss is the blog for you.

Photo: Via The London Lipgloss
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Beauty Mouth

Caroline Hirons is what we’d call our skin care superhero. Her blog lives and breathes skin care and cosmetics, which is what we adore, but it’s her frankness that keeps us coming back to the site. Her 16 years in the beauty biz are evident in how she tackles complexion conundrums with ease. Just what us beauty nerds are looking for. She is also the founder of Give and Make Up, a non-profit initiative supporting women and children who are victims of domestic violence. They take a number of donations including cosmetics, everyday essentials like toothbrushes and deodorant, and all baby products. Beauty know-how and a charitable heart. We like Caroline a lot.

Photo: Via Beauty Mouth

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