The internet is where beauty fans go to tap into their best selves. It’s where news of the latest hair trends live, the home to product launches galore, and the source of inspiration for some of your best, most inventive looks. It’s a safe space for people to stan over the color payoff of eyeshadow swatches or the expertly applied flick of someone’s cat eye. It’s an arena that’s evolved, shape-shifted, and grown more than we ever imagined possible.
While, sure, you could default to the usual suspects: Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, or Vogue (no shade) for your cosmetic content, but there is a world beyond. For those looking to add some new, niche bookmarks to have on standby, click on through. The world could always use a little bit more beauty.
It’s a pretty hidden corner of the internet—Reddit isn’t the easiest website to navigate, after all—but amongst the many AMA threads and posts on their way to becoming viral, there’s a very devoted beauty community. A couple of subreddits are dedicated to topics like makeup, skin care, and curly hair, but the one we keep bookmarked is /r/AsianBeauty. The forum is a consistent open dialogue about products users love or just picked up (you’ve never seen hauls like these before), new brands they’ve discovered, or the problems with sheet mask sanitation. For Asian beauty beginners, they even provide you with a very in-depth breakdown of what you should know, but it’s also a place seasoned beauty lovers should keep on the back burner.