Listen Now To This Week’s Grazia’s Beauty Life Lessons With Ellis Atlantis

From savvy make-up tricks to smart skincare finds and relatable wellness advice, our expert guests share their best beauty life lessons

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Welcome to Grazia Beauty Life Lessons - our beauty podcast offering foolproof tips, smart product recommendations and relatable advice from some of our favourite experts, influencers and celebrities.

Our series sees Grazia's Beauty Director Joely Walker chatting with some of Grazia’s favourite voices, including podcaster and comedian Deborah Frances-White (@dfdubz), make-up artist and founder of Vieve Jamie Genevieve (@jamiegenevieve), best-selling author and TV presenter Candice Brathwaite (@candicebrathwaite), style influencer and founder of RadSwan Freddie Harrel (@freddieharrel) and model, writer and founder of Squish Beauty Charli Howard (@charlihoward).

Join us as we chat through the five best pieces of beauty advice these guests have ever been given – from skincare to make-up, self-care to fragrance – and they reveal their biggest beauty blunder they'd rather forget. (And yes, there's a waxing horror story in the mix that will have you crying tears of laughter...)

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Episode Twenty Eight: Ellis Atlantis

Drag queen and BBC’s Glow Up Season 1 winner Ellis joins Joely to talk about the experiences who made them who they are, the importance of self-care and their ultimate make-up tips.

Episode Twenty Seven: Alice Liveing

Personal trainer and best-selling author Alice joins Joely to talk about the best skincare advice that she’s ever been given, and how her relationship with exercise has changed over the last few years for the better.

Episode Twenty Six: Alesha Dixon

American drag queen, make up artist and reality television personality Raven joins Joely to talk about making over the top stars in the industry, playing in your Mom’s make up drawer and their ethos on fragrances.

Episode Twenty Five: Raven

American drag queen, make up artist and reality television personality Raven joins Joely to talk about making over the top stars in the industry, playing in your Mom’s make up drawer and their ethos on fragrances.

Episode Twenty Four: Georgia Toffolo

Beauty geek, author and tv personality Georgia Toffolo (aka Toff!) reveals her take on haircare, tells us all about her new book 'Meet Me In Tahiti' and gives us her top beauty tips.

Episode Twenty Three: Emma Hoareau

Self confessed skincare geek Emma Hoareau gives us her top beauty tips from her years of blogging at and tells us about her creative mentorship and collective ‘How To By Emma’.

Episode Twenty Two: Caroline Hirons

Straight talking skin-fluencer Caroline Hirons first starting blogging over a decade ago - and has come to be known globally as a source of brilliant and down-to-earth beauty advice. Her book Skincare: The Ultimate No-Nonsense Guide launched last year and fast became the best-selling beauty title of all time.

Episode Twenty One: Christine Quinn

Selling Sunset reality TV star Christine Quinn describes herself as an 'entrepreneur, and a beauty and fashion icon'. She joins Joely from LA to discuss beauty, haircare, nail care, and particularly fragrance.

Episode Twenty Two: CC Clarke

Fashion and beauty influencer CC Clarke is also an up-and-coming music artist, ranked in the top ten of a recent Sunday Times influencer list. She has over 2 million followers on Instagram, and her debut single, A Little More went straight into the iTunes top 40.

Episode Twenty One: Zara Martin

Zara Martin is a model, DJ, actress, TV presenter, and ambassador for Women for Women International. She’s also dipped into fashion design, with her sustainability-focused jewellery collection for ASOS. She’s known for her laid-back, “cool-girl” aesthetic, and is a go-to style inspiration.

Episode Twenty: Sinead Crowe

Since starting out as a freelance stylist, Sinead Crowe is now a full-time fashion, lifestyle and beauty content creator, with her blog Love Style Mindfulness. Her signature wedding style is all about a natural glowing skin base, a slick of mascara and rosy lips.

Episode Nineteen: Sophie Beresiner

After years of award-winning beauty journalism, Sophie Beresiner is global head of content at Liberty London. She is a columnist, and author of The Mother Project, and has documented her journey to motherhood via surrogacy to thousands of followers around the world.

Episode Eighteen: Portia Freeman

Model, cocktail-maker, and mum Portia Freeman has worked with the likes of photographer Steven Meisel and designer Charlotte Olympia. Her wedding at hotspot hotel The Pig on the Beach in Dorset was picture-perfect, from the flowers and food to her dress and beauty look.

Episode Seventeen: Lisa Potter Dixon

From persuading Craig David to do a set at her evening do, to individually placing 800 Swarovski crystal on her finger and toe nails, Lisa Potter Dixon knows a thing or two about making a wedding a special event. She is an editorial and celebrity make-up artist with over 15 years’ experience, and author of 3 best-selling books on make-up advice.

Episode Sixteen: Monikh Dale

Stylist and writer Monikh Dale is the first of our Grazia wedding beauty specials. She is a London-based fashion expert with a passion for high tech results-driven skincare. Her lockdown wedding was more intimate than she had originally planned, with 30 guests and a bespoke Bon Bride slip dress to accommodate her baby bump. She says it was an amazing day.

Episode Fifteen: Fleur East

Singer-songwriter and former X-Factor finalist, Fleur gets up early for her breakfast show on Hits Radio. She reveals what wakes her up in the morning, the secret to tangle-free hair and explains why her sister Keisha is her go-to makeup guru.

Episode Fourteen: Jules Von Hep

After shooting campaigns with Kate Moss and working with Little Mix at The X-Factor, Jules launched his own self-tanning range, Isle of Paradise. An advocate of body inclusivity, he shares advice on feeling good, smelling great and how to perfect a streak-free self-tan.

Episode Thirteen: Diane Kendal

One of the world's most celebrated make-up artists, Diane Kendal has created some of the most iconic editorial, campaign and backstage looks – from Marc Jacobs to Max Mara. Most recently, she is creative lead on Zara’s recently released first full make-up range.

Episode Twelve: Laura Jackson

A broadcaster, entrepreneur, and self-confessed “beauty fanatic and interior obsessive”, you’ll know Laura Jackson from T4’s Freshly Squeezed or Take Me Out: The Gossip. She’s also an Instagram favourite and a mum of two. She shares fond memories of teenage beauty mishaps, and counts a big night in on the sofa her ultimate form of self-care.

Episode Eleven: Katie Jane Hughes

She counts Anna Kendrick, Rosie Huntington Whitely, Kerry Washington and many others among her clients, and over 623 thousand people follow her Instagram for fun practical beauty and skincare tutorials. Katie Jane Hughes tells Joely about a VERY exciting new launch that she’s working on...

Episode Ten: Emma Dabiri

Her book Don't Touch My Hair brought Emma Dabiri worldwide acclaim in 2019 - and her latest work What White People Can Do Next is out now. Emma is also a broadcaster and social history academic with both SOAS and Goldsmiths University. She is campaigning to make hair discrimination illegal under the UK Equalities Act.

Episode Nine: Trinny Woodall

TV personality, entrepreneur, and founder of the Trinny London cosmetics range, Trinny Woodall tells Joely why she decided to dedicate her working life to creating innovative beauty products. Her advice also includes going easy on the fake tan.

Episode Eight: Lorna Luxe

Lorna Luxe - AKA Lorna Andrews - started her career as an air hostess before launching her blog and Instagram account, which now has 1.3 million Instagram followers and counting. Loved for her style, travel and beauty content, Lorna’s regular outfit posts keep her audience hooked – and she’s now added entrepreneur and clothing designer to her CV. Her advice draws on her own experience with hair-thinning through androgenic alopecia. 'If you're someone listening to this and thinking, my hair is thin and there's nothing I can do about it - there's so much you can do!'

Episode Seven: Val Garland

Val Garland is L'Oreal Paris’ Global Make-up Director, and a judge on BBC Three's make-up artist talent show Glow Up. She started her career in Australia, working with Kylie, Cate Blanchett, and a 15-year-old Nicole Kidman. In the 90s, she moved to London, and has worked with everyone from John Galliano to Erdem, Vivienne Westwood and the late Alexander McQueen.

Episode Six: Tina Craig

A pioneering fashion blogger who launched her Bag Snob brand as long ago as 2005, Tina Craig is transforming the skincare market with her tech-driven, high performance brand UBeauty. She joins Joely from her home in Texas, and her tips include not plucking your eyebrows, and never washing your face with hot water.

Episode Five: Charli Howard

Alongside modelling for huge brands like Agent Provocateur and Pat McGrath, Charli Howard is an activist, author, podcast host, and brand founder. She tells Joely about launching and growing her own beauty brand Squish, and how she handled problem acne when she was younger.

Episode Four: Freddie Harrel

After switching from life as a Paris banker, Freddie Harrel became a fashion blogger and started her 'SHE Unleashed' online workshop series, to help women gain confidence and feel better. She's also launched her own afro hair-extension brand RadSwan.

Episode Three: Jamie Genevieve

Professional make-up artist and YouTube star Jamie Genevieve is famous for her signature look; a smoky eye and a perfectly applied lip. She says the best thing about make-up is that it washes off, so experiment and have fun! She is beyond excited about her new beauty brand Vieve, and she tells Joely what went into her own wedding day beauty planning.

Episode Two: Deborah Frances-White

Guilty Feminist podcast host, screenwriter and comedian Deborah Frances-White tells Joely how online dancing has saved her lockdown, and how a bikini wax proved once and for all that she is more British than Australian.

Episode One: Candice Brathwaite

Blogger Candice Brathwaite hosts the fashion segment on ITV's 'Lorraine', and is the Sunday Times bestselling author of parenting book 'I Am Not Your Baby Mother'. With 70 lipsticks in her make up drawer, she describes her approach to beauty as 'extra-extra'. She's a fabulous first guest for our brand new series of Grazia Beauty Life Lessons, with Joely Walker.

Grazia Beauty Life Lessons is available every Wednesday from Apple podcasts, Spotify and all mainstream podcast providers.

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