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FaceON Magazine

I often find myself zooming straight to the beauty pages of Grazia and Stylist – pouring over the contents and then wishing that that section was longer. Finally, I have found a magazine which fills that gap in that make up magazine shaped hole in my life – FaceON.

Since I got into make up as a job, I have been on the lookout for a magazine for make up artists, but the one I keep buying seems to be sponsored by a particular make up shop, which doesn’t help me when I’m interested in hearing about new products from a variety of brands.

FaceON is like any other women’s magazine, but in reverse – mostly make up, with a tiny bit of the ‘other’ – fashion, lifestyle etc, and I like it. It comes out quarterly and is priced at £4.95 which I think is very reasonable considering there are 115 pages to it.

Whether you are into make up, fashion or photography – this would be a fab magazine to add to your reading list – I’ve taken some photos to give you an idea of the kind of feel of the magazine…

This is the front cover, complete with a free set of Eldora false lashes.

There are examples of editorial pieces, with credits given to the relevant people which means you can go and Google them to find more of their work if you like their style. There are interviews with the make up artists and sometimes with others that worked on the job such as the photographer and stylist. The make up artist then tells us how they created that look and the products they used. 

There are so many inspirational images within the magazine – in many cases I’ve wanted to rip out and stick in a book for reference later, getting my mind whirring on how I could adapt it to create a whole new look of my own.

For non-make up artists there are also some more wearable looks included, with step by step guides.


 And then, there’s the little bit of ‘other’…

FaceON reminds me of a make up book that I’d pay more than £4.95 for. I love that there is such a variety of work inside, coming from a variety of artists, using a variety of products. It’s made of good durable paper too – mine’s going to slot into my bookshelf and will be used for reference. Definitely the best make up magazine I’ve picked up to date!

I’ve decided to subscribe – if you want to too, check out their website: http://www.faceonmagazine.co.uk/subscribe/

Have you seen FaceON before? What did you think of it? Are there any other make up mags you read?


  1. May 3, 2012 / 12:19 pm

    I have received a copy of it at an event, it's a nice magazine if you are a makeup artist! I generally like it, but never came across it in a newsstand… I might check to subscribe when I'm back in the UK.

  2. May 3, 2012 / 3:43 pm

    ohhh nice! i do like a good beauty mag! another good one is allure magazine, but is annoyingly hard to track down!

  3. May 7, 2012 / 8:33 am

    FaceON is a great magazine. Victoria – I'm a UK resident but I subscribe to Allure Magazine and it gets delivered every month, you just go onto their website x

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