What's Your Beauty Beat?


Whether you’re prepping for the day or getting ready for an evening out, music plays an integral, ambiance-setting role in your beauty routine. In the fascinating forum thread, “Music and Makeup,” we were excited to discover the tunes that ruled your makeup world, and the genre list couldn’t be any more diverse! Just like a painting or film, a new melody may inspire your next masterpiece.

THE LOOK: Natural & Daytime
THE MUSIC: Indie/Classical

Keep things simple and pretty for a sunrise session at the vanity. For a natural or neutral look, turn to the symphonic notes of classical music or indie favorites Andrew Bird, Beirut, or Foster the People.

THE LOOK: Bright & Colorful
THE MUSIC: Techno/Dance

Green cheeks and blue lips? Yes, please! Complement the color and energy of vibrant makeup with mainstream techno-pop artists including Daft Punk, Rye Rye, Robyn, or DeadMau5.

THE LOOK: Experimental & Avant-Garde
THE MUSIC: Lounge/Chill

Ever lock yourself in your room with a brush and a palette in hand? Take advantage of a rainy Sunday in front of the mirror and zone out to lounge-y or experimental artists such as Thievery Corporation, Zero 7, and Björk.

THE LOOK: Vintage

Ah, beauty from the past. Whether you’re recreating a classic retro cat eye, channeling Chicago’s jailhouse vixen, or going ‘70s disco/grunge, hit play on period pieces that transport you to another time. Our seminal favorites? Louis Armstrong, The Beatles, Queen, and pretty much any Broadway musical you can think of.

THE LOOK: Dramatic & Club-Worthy
THE MUSIC: Pop/Hip Hop

Get your group amped up for a night out with an electrifying party mix! Stay true to current powerhouse pop favorites: Lady Gaga, Drake, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, and Madonna.

THE LOOK: Bronze & Beachy

Days of sun, sand, and sea are fast-approaching, and nothing gets you more in the mood for bronzed skin and salty beach waves than surf music! Embrace “California Dreamin” with the help of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Best Coast, or No Doubt.

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  1. Andrew Bird - Heretics
  2. Foster the People - Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls)
  3. Daft Punk - Technologic
  4. Rye Rye - Boom Boom
  5. Robyn - Crash And Burn Girl
  6. Thievery Corporation - Lebanese Blonde
  7. Zero 7 - Destiny
  8. The Beatles - Hello Goodbye
  9. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
  10. Chicago - Cell Block Tango
  11. Drake - Take Care
  12. Britney Spears - I Wanna Go
  13. Lady Gaga - Alejandro
  14. No Doubt - Spiderwebs
  15. Best Coast - Crazy For You