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Featured as one of the Top 10 podcasts by Harpers Bazaar and a must listen by Stylist, Glamour, Good Housekeeping and Vogue Italy, Outspoken Beauty is the UK's most honest, straight talking beauty and wellbeing podcast that uses beauty as a way to start powerful conversations. It's hosted by beauty columnist and broadcaster Nicola Bonn.

As well as great product recommendations and tips expect conversations with an array of experts, specialists and inspiring humans that cover everything from the joy of lipstick, skincare and supplements to debates around ageism, diversity, self pleasure and challenging the status quo.

This is a podcast for anyone who finds joy in beauty, who wants to feel great about themselves in a way that is so much more than just skin deep and who wants the confidence to find beauty in who they are rather than what society expects of them. Prepare to be challenged, informed and inspired!

Outspoken Beauty Global Media & Entertainment

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    • 4.7 • 378 Ratings

Featured as one of the Top 10 podcasts by Harpers Bazaar and a must listen by Stylist, Glamour, Good Housekeeping and Vogue Italy, Outspoken Beauty is the UK's most honest, straight talking beauty and wellbeing podcast that uses beauty as a way to start powerful conversations. It's hosted by beauty columnist and broadcaster Nicola Bonn.

As well as great product recommendations and tips expect conversations with an array of experts, specialists and inspiring humans that cover everything from the joy of lipstick, skincare and supplements to debates around ageism, diversity, self pleasure and challenging the status quo.

This is a podcast for anyone who finds joy in beauty, who wants to feel great about themselves in a way that is so much more than just skin deep and who wants the confidence to find beauty in who they are rather than what society expects of them. Prepare to be challenged, informed and inspired!

    Minipod - Brilliant Beauty Buys For No More Than £11 and Spending Your Money On What Counts

    Minipod - Brilliant Beauty Buys For No More Than £11 and Spending Your Money On What Counts

    In this week's minipod I'm getting outspoken about luxury brands and why I think they've gone too far with their current pricing, making things that were once wonderful treats, unobtainable and quite frankly off putting.
    I'm also listing a few of my top high street makeup buys of the moment. They all cost £11 or under and I rate them just as highly as their designer counterparts.
    Finally, I talk the steps I'm currently take to prevent as much illness as possible rather than wait for it to strike. 

    • 10 min
    Donna May - The Red Lip Loving Celebrity Makeup Artist Who Created Her Dream Brand and Wants To Help Us Edit Our Makeup Collections

    Donna May - The Red Lip Loving Celebrity Makeup Artist Who Created Her Dream Brand and Wants To Help Us Edit Our Makeup Collections

    This episode is such a good one.
    I'm speaking to the awesome makeup artist Donna May. Donna, who was head of makeup at ITV1 for over 20 years had always told herself that she'd one day have her own business and two years ago she walked away from her job to focus in on her own sensational brand.
    During the episode we talk about her experience of life as a TV makeup artist, starting her brand with £5000 and turning it into something incredible, how hormonal changes are affecting her right now and we also delve into the makeup products that Donna believes we need and those that we most definitely do not. (Donna is a true Outspoken Beauty and only wants us to use what is really necessary). She has some amazing product recommendations to share!
    Donna's energy, experience and straight talking are so refreshing and I know that you're going to really enjoy this episode.
    Check out her beautiful products here

    • 53 min
    Listen To This If You Want Comfy, Gorgeous Heels and An Affordable Suit All Coral Lipstick - Mini Mini Pod

    Listen To This If You Want Comfy, Gorgeous Heels and An Affordable Suit All Coral Lipstick - Mini Mini Pod

    In this week's mini mini pod I'm so excited to tell you about the brand that has finally allowed me to wear lovely heels without being in pain all day. I also have the perfect suit all coral liptstick that costs the same as a couple of coffees. 
    Let me know about the products you're loving at the moment and about any beauty bargains that we all need to hear about.
    If you want to join our private Facebook Community here's the link.

    • 5 min
    Leading Beauty Expert and Author: Why We All Need To Be Aware of Toxic Beauty Culture - Ellen Atlanta

    Leading Beauty Expert and Author: Why We All Need To Be Aware of Toxic Beauty Culture - Ellen Atlanta

    In this episode my guest is a woman who has a deep understanding of how the beauty industry works and feeds into modern culture. Ellen Atlanta is a writer and brand consultant specialising in Gen-Z and Millennial culture and  has worked with beauty giants including Estee Lauder, Boots, FeelUnique, Milk Makeup, Flannels Beauty and The Unseen Beauty.

    Her latest project has seen her become the author of one of the most important books that I've read in a long time. Pixel Flesh is an honest, scary and at times shocking observation of the toxic side of beauty and the online world:

    "We are living in a new age of beauty. With advancements in cosmetic surgery, augmented reality face filters, photo editing apps, and exposure to more images than ever, we have the ability to craft a version of ourselves that we want everyone to see. We pinch, pull, squeeze, tweeze, smooth and slice ourselves beyond recognition. But is our beauty culture truly empowering? Are we really in control?

    In Pixel Flesh, Ellen Atlanta holds a mirror up to our modern beauty ideal and the harm it is doing to women all around the world. Weaving in her own personal story with those of other women, she reconfigures our obsession with the cult of beauty and explores the realities of living in a digitally obsessed world where the pressure to present yourself both virtually and in person is all-consuming."

    During the episode we explore many of the themes in Ellen's book and have a really honest chat about the challenges that so many of us face when it comes to how we perceive and present ourselves to the world. We also look at the empowering and positive side of beauty and how when used in the right way it can build communities and make us feel increible.

    I hope you enjoy this thought provoking episode and that it sparks a debate about the highs and lows of being a woman in 2024.

    • 47 min
    Minipod - Embarrassing Moments and Some Truly Excellent Products

    Minipod - Embarrassing Moments and Some Truly Excellent Products

    In this week's minipod I'm chatting about two clumsy moments this week that left me very red faced.
    I also have some truly excellent products to tell you about including an incredibly gentle hair brush if hair loss is an issue, an affordable but boujie fragrance and a really great brow product that I NEED to buy.
    Enjoy!

    • 10 min
    Bryony and Nicola - Bryony Does Bridgerton, Dangerous Ducks and Marvellous Makeup Tips

    Bryony and Nicola - Bryony Does Bridgerton, Dangerous Ducks and Marvellous Makeup Tips

    Bryony is back and this week we're catching up about:
    Bryony's Bridgerton experience and why it was very nearly ruined by a duckHilarious smear testsWhy Bryony can never look her chemist in the eye againAI and deep fakesAnd we also have some excellent makeup products to share with you with lots of great advice from Bryony thrown in for good measure xx

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
378 Ratings

378 Ratings

Constant Candle ,

Brilliant podcast

I LOVE Nicola’s podcasts. So much fantastic information and great recommendations. I never come away without a brilliant new product to try or brand to follow.

Rosa 💋 ,

💋

I absolutely love everything about outspoken beauty. The way Nicola boldly challenges modern beauty standards has completely changed how I see myself, and has improved my self esteem ten fold. She is teaching everyone to be themselves, and is also giving good, honest recommendations of products, which is so useful. I love how real she is, and that she is paving the way to make the beauty industry more tangible to us all. Thankyou Nicola ❤️

Brizzle_wack ,

Fun fun fun!

Love Nicola’s honesty and approach to beauty, brightens up my day!

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