Friday, June 22, 2012

10 Beauty Blog Post Layout Ideas to Inspire You

Are you a beauty guru with tons of beauty secrets to share and lots of great products to review? Maybe you're wondering how to create an eye-catching graphic that makes your audience come back for more. The Polyvore community is full of ideas for inspiring, creative beauty blog posts. Check out these 10 fresh, easy ideas. They’re versatile enough to work for any beauty blogger, but simple to customize, too. Just click through the slideshow to find out how you can DIY gorgeous blog images now!

1. Must Have Madness. Your go-to products and daily beauty routine might seem simple to you, but your readers will love your pro tips and tricks for an effortless look. Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules created this great guide with captions and product swatches, as well as a photo of her everyday look.

2. Get Editorial. Blogger Amanda of Amanda’s Photo Garden used a photo from a fashion magazine as the central inspiration for this seasonal beauty guide, covering everything from polish to hair products.

3. Create a Color Theme. One bold color from the runway can inspire a whole look. Find a lip shade or eye shadow color and design your own killer, monochromatic graphic to show it off.

4. Fun With Face Charts. Want to give your readers a sense of exactly how a look comes together? You can find lots of face chart graphics in this Face Chart collection. Bonus: the looks come right off the runway, so they’re always haute.

5. The Quickie Makeover. Your readers will love tips on how to create a look in just five to ten minutes, like this “5 Minute Makeover” post by celebrity makeup artist Beau Nelson. He used his client Nicole Richie as the inspiration and showed off key products for this look, numbered in the order they were used.

6. Poll It. How do you feel about the latest trend? Gather a few photos of an of-the-moment hair or beauty trend and ask your readers: would you wear it? Lush to Blush found photos of hair chains on the runway and polled her readers about the look. She used the transparent color block tool (you can adjust the transparency of the color block) to bring it all together.

7. Hot Hair Tutorial. Instead of just showing the finished look, take some step-by-step photos and arrange them like this adorable “Style It Spring” post to show your readers how you created your look.

8. One Amazing Find. Visual repetition is powerful! Amarie Beauty loves using bobby pins to rescue bad hair styles, so she arranged them artfully in a fun graphic accompanying this hair emergency story.

9. An Exceptional Gift Guide. Lara Ramos of The Glossarie has created a ton of great gift guides on her blog. What makes a gift guide stand out? Find a specific theme that your readers will find useful. For example, Lara’s gift guide was published during the holidays, but it focused on pretty beauty tools that were perfect for her readers.

10. Tease It Up. Sometimes it just takes a few key elements to get your readers excited about reading more. See an interesting runway hair style? Highlight just a few tools and entice your readers to read the rest in your blog post

Got more blog post ideas? Let us know in the comments section or email us at!

Cross-posted from iFabbo (International Organization for Fashion, Beauty, and Style Bloggers and Brands).


Nikell (Modesty Fashions on Polyvore) said...

Very helpful tips!! Thanks for sharing (^_^)

DivaDebbi said...

These are terrific! I will have to learn how to use the texts in my sets. I was inspired to do a set around Salma Hayak's Savages premiere. I teamed it with a "how to get the look" step by step. The PR team at Kaplow for Nuance Salma Hayak loved it!


Sheila said...

thank you for sharing :D

Mira Edorra said...

Thanks for informative artice, 😍😍 Yea visual repetition is powerful! Amarie Beauty loves using bobby pins to rescue bad hair styles, so she arranged them artfully in a fun graphic accompanying this hair emergency story.