50 Australian beauty blogs to watch

Posted on June 25, 2012

We know there are some awesome Australian beauty bloggers, so we thought we’d take the time to celebrate 50 we think everyone can learn from. Regardless of their traffic stats, or number of Twitter followers, all of these Aussie beauty bloggers (or bloggers who post about beauty on their lifestyle blog) are inspiring and have some cool ideas worth sharing. From the simple, to the more advanced, we’re confident you’ll pick up a new tip or two from them!

Let us know in the comments which Australian beauty bloggers inspire you and why for when we do 50 Australian Beauty Blogs To Watch Part II!

Beauty Bargain Queen – We love how Joy shows us up close images of beauty samples given out at department store counters, in magazines and through giveaways. Somehow she always manages to stay on top of the latest offerings!

Baubles, Bubbles and Bags – Norlin has grown her initial e-commerce site into a reliable source of beauty and fashion information, as well as a store to buy adorable finds.
Beauty and Lace – A pleasing mix of beauty articles are mixed in with fashion, books, television and family, making it a one-stop-shop for every woman.
Beautyholics Anonymous – Every Wednesday Tine writes a segment designed to help fellow beauty bloggers called Bloggie Wednesday. She’s also written an e-book on creating the all-essential media kit for beauty bloggers looking to work with brands.
Beauty Hunter – Former beauty editor Melinda not only knows every piece of beauty lingo there is, she knows how to make a page look pretty with her stunning art-director skills. Check out her online magazine for inspiration.
Beauty in the Sky – Flight attendant Megan is the best person to go to for advice on travel beauty. Most of her reviews make a notation as to whether they are travel friendly and how they worked during flying conditions.
Beauty Snippits – If you take your own blog photos and you’re concerned with them being used elsewhere, take a note out of this beauty blogger’s book and create pretty watermarks to product your work!
Becoming Beautiful – Celeste mixes beauty topics in with interesting and useful lifestyle posts. She is the founder of the Adelaide BB Meetups helping to create a community in her local city.
BellaMUMMA – It’s easy to get lost looking at Nikki’s beauty blog! Every image is so carefully chosen, making it a visual delight! Take a look and get a lesson in picture editing at the same time.
Bless This Mess! – Using beautiful photography, Lantha shares snippets of her life and product loves. She’s been lucky to experience exclusive insights into the beauty world, travelling to Taiwan with MAC Cosmetics for their Asia Pacific Trend Presentation.
CClareBear – These two sisters (Clare and Catherine) are blogging about beauty from Sydney and London. We love their original beauty product photos, pinnable pictures and cute animated GIFs!
Cosmetic Cupcake – You can’t go past this cute blog for amazing nail swatches and intricate nail art, plus how-tos on creating your own artwork.
Crashing Red – Maria’s blog gets gold stars for being clear and easy to navigate. Social-network links, about, press and contact pages… they’re all there! If you’re not doing this, click on over and see exactly how it’s done.
Eco Beauty Editor – Shannon shares her love of eco beauty and her philosophy that beauty is more than skin deep. As her tagline says, “Beauty from the inside out”.
Emily’s Anthology – Emily’s video beauty tutorials are clear, entertaining and informative! They’re mixed in with a nice balance of reviews and recommendations.
Fables in Fashion – Celina shows off her amazing make-up art skills by sharing her cosplay creations, as well as giving useful application tips.
Fox In Flats – We love a blogger who creates ways for bloggers to connect and have fun. Andrea does just that with her style challenges and dares. Join in!
Front Row Suit – It’s always refreshing to come across a male blogger with an eye for style. We love Liam’s take on grooming for men.
Hair Romance – In less than 18 months, Christina has turned from new blogger to professional blogger, primarily by creating and selling her e-book on hairstyles. Inspiring!
Haute and Stylish – Brisbane-based Annica writes punchy, bite size beauty reviews for an overall product snapshot without any fuss.
Indulgent Beauty Reviews – Nadia’s about page is the perfect example of what every blogger should include: Picture, location, her review policies and… the importance of backing up!
Lipstick & Cake – Steph knows the power of a well-presented blog! Her site is clear and easy to navigate, and provides the perfect mix of pretty things.
Love Luc – Lucy knows what all blogs need to make clearly visible: about, contact and PR pages, as well as links to social media accounts. Gold stars for this Beauty Heaven 2012 Blogger of The Year winner.
Madame B Fatale – The queen of alter-egos is Madame B, who hides her identity well but reveals a lot about herself at the same time. She has perfected the balance between a personal life and an online one.
Makeup and Macaroons – If you want a review on a particular blush, you will more than likely find it on Lilit’s blog. This blush addict has fabulous cheeks for swatching!
Makeup Mole – Christabel admits she’s pretty tough on her product reviews, but as a make-up artist who’s worked with some big-name brands across the globe, it’s great to know what she likes and thinks is worth using.
Makeup Utopia – Sara-May and her contributors not only strive to bring you a “Perfect world for make-up”, but they’re working on creating the first Beauty Bloggers Utopia event for late 2012.
Miss Chew – Jaime has a wonderful blog design that utilizes big, high-quality images to entice readers to click through to her posts.
Molly’s Maquillage – The clear category headings of Molly’s blog makes it easy for readers to find topics of interest to them, without having to sift through all blog posts.
My Funny Valentine – Jen is an essential resource for DIY skin care, sharing her recipes, tutorials and reviews.
Ms Critique – If you’re looking for a beauty blog with a sharp layout and seriously strong attention to detail, you can’t go past Cheri’s Ms Critique blog.
Ms Sparkle Arkle – Karyn’s no stranger to vlogging with over 50 video reviews, including best-buys, hauls and expo coverage.
Paperdolls Style International – Combining four of the world’s most popular cities into one blog, these bloggers report on the must-sees from New York, Los Angeles, London and Sydney. Go teamwork!
Ponikuta – A regular on the Australian beauty blogging scene – she also blogs at Primped – Valerie’s blog started as a diary to record her journey of moving to Australia, and has morphed into a pretty site of all things beauty with reviews, swatches and shopping recommendations.
RESCU – There’s no denying Rescu lives up to its tagline (“Expert advice for a fabulous life”). With its mix of high-profile contributors, you’re in expert beauty hands!
SassiSam – Sam knows her audience inside out and always keeps her readers in mind when creating content. Her use of SEO in post titles is something bloggers should take note of if they’re wishing to get traffic from search engines.
SassyBella – Helen certainly knows her way around a blog, with her site about to clock up 10 years online! She also founded iBlogBeauty&Fashion.
Spoilt – Make-up artist Tammerly puts her beauty knowledge to good use, proudly sharing a massive database of product reviews and salon treatments – it’s huge!
Stuff That I Bought – Elise’s beauty blog is bright and airy, and her posts are humorous and entertaining. She loves polish so much she owns sister site The Nail File Shop.
Styling You – Nikki won the Sydney Writer’s Centre’s Blogger Of The Year Award in 2011. She’s also incredibly generous in sharing her blogging tips and speaking at blogging events.
The Aphrodite Chase – Sarah’s blog is sweet and pretty, with a delicious mix of beauty, fashion, travel and more. Also, she’s a professional writer, and will be adding all of her writing tips to make it one very informative – and sparkly! – site.
The Makeup Case – Bec and Amy share the blogging spotlight and they each bring a different voice to the blog, talking about everything from professional makeup cases to reviewing teenage skincare.
The Modern Woman – Gaynor’s blog knows how to keep a reader interested! With a nice mix of all things girlie and thought-provoking posts, it is women’s lifestyle balance at its finest.
The Plastic Diaries – Kimmi is a true leader on the Australian beauty blogging scene, having created the very first Australian Beauty Bloggers’ Weekend, and founding the Australian Beauty Bloggers Facebook group. (She’s also an iFabbo executive member! We love her!)
The Science Of Beauty – Sarah is half beauty-obsessed, half scientist. With this in mind, she aims to discuss beauty products that are backed up with scientific research. She’s like a beauty myth-buster!
The Wellness Warrior – Jess shares her wealth of healing knowledge and provides healthy beauty options and alternatives that every organic consumer and wellness warrior will love. She’s also a multi-e-book publisher.
Two Six and Brush – Taking a simple colour scheme of black, white and grey, this blog layout is clean and inviting with easy navigation.
Wellness WA – If you’re looking for a wellness site devoted to our West-coast Australian beauty friends, this is it. Annette not only looks at beauty, but health living and wellbeing. Love!

Which Australian beauty blogs inspire you and why? Let us know!

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