The Beauty Lover’s Guide to Streaming


After what feels like Day 200 of self-isolation, it’s fair to say that we’re all running a little low on things to do. Of course, we know that boredom should be the least of our worries during these scary times. But with everything going on the world, occasionally distracting yourself is a totally valid way to cope. Before you resort to panic cleaning or mindlessly scrolling through Instagram, check out our list of Beautylish-approved movies and TV shows you can stream from home. Our picks are goldmines of makeup, hair, and beauty inspo curated with the quarantined beauty enthusiast in mind.

Marie Antoinette

Available on: Crackle, Vudu, Amazon Prime Sofia Coppola’s pop-punk take on the life of the iconic queen of France is a visual feast of pastels, rosy cheeks, powdered skin, and opulent hairdos.

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C. J. Walker

Available on: Netflix Self Made loosely follows the true story of entrepreneur Madam C. J. Walker, who built a haircare empire and went from laundress to America’s first female self-made millionaire, starring the magnetic Octavia Spencer.


Available on: HBO HBO’s Euphoria is the show that launched a thousand makeup tutorials, and for good reason. Head makeup artist Doniella Davy creates looks that reflect the character’s emotional journeys, from glitter tears to gem-studded brows.

Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story

Available on: Hulu, Vudu, Amazon Prime This touching documentary paints a portrait of makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin, who changed the beauty industry as we know it. Some of his long list of celeb clients (like Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Cher) appear in the film.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Available on: Vudu, Amazon Prime Read even a brief synopsis of this cult classic, and you’ll know it’s full of amazing looks: three drag performers traverse the Australian outback in a tour bus named Priscilla. Enough said.


Available on: Netflix When it comes to beauty, this Netflix original is anything but subtle. Expect major ‘80s beauty moments, like metallic lipstick, tons of glitter and hair teased to the heavens.

Twin Peaks

Available on: Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime Cult-favorite TV show Twin Peaks may be heavy on the surrealism, but the makeup is classic, from Josie Packard’s gorgeous red lip to Audrey Horne’s femme-fatale brows.


Available on: Netflix Transport yourself to the underground ballroom scene of 1980s New York City, where glamorous costumes, outrageous makeup and epic voguing abound.

Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

Available on: Amazon Prime, Vudu If you’re in the mood for some ‘90s nostalgia, look no further than Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. The movie captures some of the best makeup trends of the time period, like frosted lipstick, piecey bangs, and heavily contoured cheeks.