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Behind every best-selling beauty product, there's a damn good story. Two longtime magazine beauty editors, Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins, chat about the breakthrough beauty products lining store shelves, and how they came to be. In this bi-weekly segment, we talk to the industry’s most genius founders, and find out how they broke into the biz, with a little beauty idea that blew up into a million-dollar success story. Find out which products beauty editors and insiders really hoard, while hearing the struggles and successes behind the world's buzziest beauty brands. Plus, every other week, we deliver the #TheGlowDown on the best new products worth the spend, and chat with industry insiders on the latest hot topics in hair, makeup and all things skin. Co-Creators: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, ACast, PocketCasts and more Join the Breaking Beauty Podcast conversation: Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod www.facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast Theme Music used with permission, courtesy of Saya.

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Ep. 66 Luxury Organic Makeup Founder Kirsten Kjaer Weis
37:56

Who doesn’t love a sleeper hit? Among the cacophony of beauty launches, meet the indie brand that’s managed to quietly cut through the clutter to amass a niche group of devoted beauty fans. We sit down with makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis, who tells us all about the vision for her eponymous cosmetics range that’s both ultra-luxury and certified organic—not to mention entirely re-fillable.

 

Seven years in the making, Kjaer Weiss launched in 2010 to heaps of magazine write-ups, thanks in part to its beyond-beautiful packaging (designed by the mastermind behind Comme des Garcons’ chic AF fragrances, Marc Atlan.) It quickly became a cult favourite amongst the models who were often in Kirsten’s makeup chair, celebrities like Emma Watson and makeup artists like Katey Denno. The reason? High performance makeup that could compete with conventional makeup brands—without any irritating toxins.

 

Kjaer Weis has been often called upon by the likes of Marie Claire  and Self  magazines, for her ability to make skin look flawless and utterly natural all at once. In this episode, you’ll get an earful on the best-selling mascara and foundation, plus, Kirsten’s pro tips for nailing that woke-up-like-this-but-better base. Stay tuned until the very end and you’ll also get the scoop on Kirsten’s growing foray into the world of skincare, with two top shelf-worthy products in stores this month.

 

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*Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

 

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


For any products mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog

 

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May 22, 2019
Ep. 65 #TheGlowDown J-Beauty Shopping Special!
38:30

First up, some housekeeping notes! Don’t forget to weigh in for our listener survey. By completing the survey, you'll automatically be entered to win a huge skincare prize from our friends @theinkeylist, valued at more than $200 - one lucky person will win 19 products! We’re accepting entries until May 22.

 

To kick off the episode, we share some recent conversations we’ve had with some amazing women. We appeared on Clean Beauty Insiders podcast, based in the UK where we chat about entrepreneurship and our favourite behind-the-scenes moments with founders. Plus, we got local love from fellow Torontonian podcaster Siffat Haider on the Dream Bigger Podcast - where we dish *tons* of product faves.


Speaking of shopping, Carlene couldn’t leave Japan without a beauty haul so in today’s episode, we have your ultimate guide to J-Beauty shopping, aka Japanese Beauty!! What is J-Beauty, you ask? While K-Beauty trends may get all of the sexy headlines, the truth is that beauty insiders have long known that the most high-quality, smartly designed and effective products are born and bred in Japan (think backstage at fashion week with artists putting Shu Uemura lash curlers on the map).  So what really sets J-Beauty products apart? Carlene links up with her new beauty pal and Tokyo native Shiho Kobayashi to find out just that, and Shiho takes her on a field trip to Don Quijote where Carlene fills her cart with weird and wonderful essentials.


Check out our our Amazon Storefront to snag them for yourself (and please note those are affiliate links). Stay tuned to the very end of the episode to hear Jill and Carlene reviews - is it a J-Beauty must or J-Beauty bust?

 

*Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

 

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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May 15, 2019
Ep. 64 #TheGlowDown Exclusive! Actress Felicity Jones reveals what’s on her #TopShelf and big news from Carlene’s fave Japanese beauty brand Clé de Peau
34:03

First up, beauty podfam! We’re conducting a short listener survey and we’d love to hear from you (Click here to answer our survey). It will only take a couple of minutes (promise!) plus there's a giveaway. By completing the survey, you'll automatically be entered to win a huge skincare prize from our friends @theinkeylist, valued at more than $200 - one lucky person will win 19 products! We’re accepting entries until May 22.

 

To kick off the episode, we chat about a podcast that we were featured on called Under the Influence with Whitney Eckis. Check out our feature here.

 

Plus, we discuss the new Gucci Beauty launch and the campaign that has everyone talking, before we get to even more exciting news for luxury beauty lovers - Carlene heads allll the way to Tokyo to learn about what’s new from her fave Japanese brand, Clé de Peau. She had an opportunity to learn firsthand about an inspiring initiative they’re spearheading to highlight powerful women leading the charge to improve women’s education around the world. You’ll hear about Muzoon Almellehan, a former refugee and activist who’s using her role as UNICEF GoodWill Ambassador to champion girls’ education around the globe.

 

And while in Tokyo, Carlene spoke to Felicity Jones, best known for her role as Jyn Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Felicity is the  latest face of Clé de Peau Beauté and we even find out what’s on Jyn’s top shelf (dat smudgy eye!) Then, Carlene and Felicity bond over Clé de Peau’s cultishly adored, $95 concealer, and yes, your humble host isn’t too proud to request an autograph.

 

PS - For the first time ever we’ve added some behind-the-scenes video content to our YouTube channel. See the full, raw interview with Felicity Jones here.



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*Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

 

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


For any products mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog

 

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May 08, 2019
Ep. 63 Meet Nancy Twine, The Founder of Briogeo, The Fastest-Growing Haircare Brand at Sephora
38:08

Meet the fastest growing hair care brand at Sephora: Briogeo. Today we’re chatting with its brilliant founder, Nancy Twine, a University of Virginia graduate and Goldman Sachs alum. As a woman of colour, she couldn't understand why there wasn’t any natural, non-toxic haircare on the market for all ethnicities and hair textures under one brand. Having whipped up DIY beauty products using avocado oils and butters with her mother and grandmother as a child, clean beauty was also top of mind. She blended the two ideas, and in 2013, Briogeo was born.

 

But why leave that high paying Wall Street job to begin with? In this episode, Nancy reveals the heart-breaking moment that caused her to re-evaluate everything in her life. She also shares a funny story about a surprising connection she has to Kelly Clarkson. And in the spirit of true #girltalk, we get her personal tips on blow-drying her hair in under 12 minutes, and the story behind that comb that broke the internet.

 

Jill and Carlene weigh in on why Briogeo’s best-selling Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask is truly a dream for dry, damaged hair. (Super influencers Hannah Bronfman and Ingrid Neilsen are fans of the brand.) Finally, Nancy explains which 6 ingredients you’ll never find in any of her formulations. And we don’t let her go without getting all the deets on why hair supplements are what she’s conquering next – coming this fall.

 

Special thank you to Amazon for providing Breaking Beauty Podcast with new Bose headphones so we and our guests can now hear ourselves while we record. Game changer!

Psst!! We now have an Amazon Store!

 

These are affiliate links, so Breaking Beauty Podcast will get a small portion of sales that will help with all of our production costs. [Adds to cart…] Thank you for shopping!

 

*Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

 

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


For any products mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog

 

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May 01, 2019
Ep. 62 #TheGlowDown: Do You Need CBD in Your Beauty Routine?
34:17

Is it just us or is CBD Beauty EVERYWHERE right now? There’s so much to learn, which is why we partnered with Miss Grass on a special episode all about the benefits of cannabis beauty. On the mic we welcome Anna Duckworth and Kate Miller, founders of the leading women’s cannabis website that’s been dubbed “The Goop of Cannabis” by W Magazine.

 

Aside from offering up pink porcelain “Le Pipes”, cannabis-spiked lubes, celebrity-loved gummies and beauty products like CBD-infused face serums, Miss Grass is out to educate with an online magazine. And since they cover topics like: “How I faced my dispensary fear and found serenity,” (#relatable!) we knew we needed to get Anna and Kate’s tips on how they’ve been using cannabis beauty in their own lives to treat symptoms of celiac disease and psoriasis.

 

If you’re wondering why cannabis beauty might be beneficial in skincare, it’s because cannabidiol and other parts of the plant are known, powerful anti-inflammatories. But let’s be honest, since cannabis has been outlawed for so long, clinical data is only now starting to get underway. In the meantime, it’s the wild west out there – and how’s a girl to shop? Do we really need CBD in our mascaras? All this and more, in today’s episode.

 

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For US-based listeners, head to www.missgrass.com and enter code: breakingbeauty at checkout for 15% off your order.

 

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


For any products mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog

 

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Apr 24, 2019
Ep. 61 The Inkey List Skincare Co-Founders Mark Curry and Colette Newberry
29:53

How many of you are fans of premium, budget-friendly skincare? Well, you might be interested to know about an up-and-coming skincare brand called The Inkey List that will debut at Sephora this month. We sit down with founders Colette Newberry and former microbiologist-slash-virologist Mark Curry to get to the bottom of the fast-growing phenom – one product sells every 30 seconds in the UK, where it first launched just one short year ago!

 

We know, we know… it’s just like The Ordinary, you say. Yes, The Inkey List also zeroes in on one hero ingredient, like vitamin C, AHA, retinol, squalane… It’s also a minimally packaged, buildable system you can customize – with all products costing under $15. We find out what led Mark and Colette to launch The Inkey List to begin with, and we don’t pull any punches in asking about allll  those similarities.

 

To be fair, you’ll also learn about a few key points that set The Inkey List apart. Tune in as we review the top-selling sku, the Hyaluronic Acid Serum, as well as Jill’s personal fave, the Vitamin C Serum. Plus, we fill you in on the fast-coming innovations whooshing down the pike in the months to come – all of which focus on buzzy new ingredients, destined for beauty headlines. Have you tried The Inkey List yet? Head on over to our Facebook group



and tell us what you think!

 

*Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

 

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


For any products mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog

 

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Apr 17, 2019
Ep. 60 #TheGlowDown- The Ultimate Guide to Zero Waste Beauty
44:15

With all the news about climate change, what woman doesn’t want to reduce her eco footprint? The most logical place to start might just be in the bathroom, given that 120 billion units of packaging are produced in the global cosmetics industry annually. We’re chatting it all out in this episode, alongside Julianne Robicheau, co-owner of Eco + Amour, a sustainable living boutique specializing in self-care and beauty products. We’ve also got Jill’s good friend Stephanie Hicks in the house, who’s sharing tips based on her year of living zero waste (even her upcoming wedding will be completely up-cycled!).

 

Jill and Carlene share their favourite skincare and makeup brands leading the charge in recycling, re-filling and zero waste packaging. They also hat-tip the big beauty brands committing to zero waste manufacturing and next level recycling programs in the year to come, like TerraCycle and its new re-fill delivery pilot project, Loop. It’s all part of winning over a growing generation who bases their beauty buying on their values as much as product performance.

 

Find out our top zero waste beauty tips for substituting out all-too convenient face wipes from your routine, what to do with all of your old nail polish, how to dispose of hair, what to do with mascara wands… and we review Aether Beauty’s new zero waste eyeshadow palettes, developed by a former exec in Sephora’s sustainability program. All this, and you don’t even have to worry about any brow-beating. We believe baby steps are all steps in the right direction!

 

*Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

 

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Apr 10, 2019
Ep. 59 Atelier Cologne Co-Founder Sylvie Ganter
37:54

Sylvie Ganter worked for brands like Hermes and Fresh before co-creating her boutique fragrance line, Atelier Cologne with her former boss turned husband, Christophe Cervasel. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the brand boasts over twenty stand-alone stores around the world. It’s just one example of how indie fragrance brands are pretty much killing it right now, as the thirst for unique signature scents continues.

 

Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Atelier Cologne boasts over twenty stand-alone stores around the world— most recently with an outpost at Hudson Yards. The brand is so hot, L’Oréal Luxe scooped it up back in 2016. It’s just one example of how indie fragrance brands are pretty much killing it right now, as the thirst for unique signature scents continues. Come on— who doesn’t love those candy-coloured leather cases that can be monogrammed with custom-engraving?

 

In this episode, we’ll chat about the best-seller, Orange Sanguine, which has won a FIFI Award (that’s basically the Oscars of the fragrance world!) Sylvie also schools us on the difference between an eau de toilette, eau de parfum, and cologne. You’re also going to hear her tips for finding your own signature scent, how to tell someone you care about that their perfume is killing you and she shares her tips on making fragrance last (or in Carlene’s case, how to apply it so it doesn’t make her delicate nose all stuffy #TRUTH.)

 

*Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

 

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Apr 03, 2019
Ep. 58 #TheGlowDown SXSW Beauty, Glossier Play + Insta Star Donte Colley
37:40

We have some catching up to do on the SXSW front! In today’s episode we take you through the ins and outs of the House of Modern Beauty hosted by RealSelf, including the #glowdown on which cosmetic treatments were offered absolutely free (you’ll want a ticket next year, trust.) You’ll also find out which beauty activation had us jotting down a shopping list to try to re-create the Victoria’s Secret-inspired look ourselves. And, Jill let’s you know everything about Miraval’s newest luxury outpost in Austin, where she recuperated from a late-night out with a celebrity facialist befriended at SXSW (what??!!)

 

Up next, we’re talking Glossier Play— just in time for the news that the “unicorn” brand now has a $1.2 billion dollar valuation with new funding led by Sequoia Capital. (Wanna re-acquaint yourself with how Emily Weiss started it all? Have a listen to the founder herself in Episode 11.)  But is the new foray into hardcore cosmetics all it’s cracked up to be? We talk controversy and how to fix a PR problem fast.

 

Finally, if you’re a fan of Instagram star Donté Colley, you’re not going to want to miss his drop-in to the studio at around 22 minutes, when he reveals how he shot from 10K to 650K followers virtually overnight with his life-giving dance moves, coupled with motivational words bouncing from his every twerk. The Toronto-based influencer also shares which skincare line is topping his #topshelf, what it was like to star in the Glossier Play campaign– and naturally, some words of encouragement for his growing tribe. Surprise! Mama Leeanne Colley is also in the house – meet the new Kris Jenner who happens to be Toronto’s Nail Queen!

 

*Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

 

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Mar 27, 2019
Ep. 57 Self Tan Guru and Founder of Isle of Paradise Jules Von Hep
37:21

Today we’re chatting with our first ever tanning founder!! It’s Jules Von Hep, a celebrity spray tanner who has glow’d up everyone from Kate Moss to Sienna Miller to Poppy Delevingne. Jules started Isle of Paradise just last year, bottling up his decade bronzing bodies of all sizes, shades and shapes with his super-smart colour-correcting formula that promises to bring the bronze without any dullness or orange-effect.

 

Isle of Paradise is a tanning brand for the millennial era with its vegan, cruelty-free and organic formulations, offered up in fun new textures (hello, tanning waters!) The Medium Self-Tanning Drops have already sold out at Sephora, and good news for Canadian listeners, the brand landed in Sephora stores this month—just in time for those last vacays down south.

 

But perhaps the biggest part of Isle Of Paradise’s fast success is the ethos behind the brand. Stemming from Jules himself, it’s all about body positivity and self-love, topics he explores as co-host of Wobble podcast, featuring guests like Bryony Gordon and Emma Guns. We also get to the heart of the body image matter in this episode, along with Jules’ no-fail tanning tips and a story of a celebrity tanning session gone so so wrong.

 

*Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

 

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


For any products mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog

 

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Mar 20, 2019
Ep. 56 #TheGlowDown - Makeup Artist and “Brutally Honest” Beauty Influencer Samantha Ravndahl on YouTube drama, why she’s over PhotoShop and what’s on her top shelf
43:23

Alright, you can stop DM’ing us because the Samantha Ravndahl episode is finally here! “Meet the beauty blogger who’s made a career out of brutal honesty,” said Vanity Fair, in an article profiling the 26-year-old professional makeup artist last year. Samantha began creating content in 2013 with just 2,000 followers, which grew into 10,000 fans in one month— and ballooned into an audience of one million in just one year. One Lil’ Kim lawsuit behind her, and the super influencer has earned 2.2M Instagram followers tune in to the Vancouverite’s feed for her boundary-pushing beauty lewks that have been known to skew into special FX.

 

But it’s Samantha’s badass, no-holding-back attitude that keep them coming back. Case in point: in December, she released a “No More PR” video announcing that she would no longer be accepting thousands of dollars worth of publicity products from brands anymore — a waste-reductive move that drew headlines in WWD Magazine. We asked Samantha about why she made that decision (who doesn’t like freebies?!), and how her tutorials and her relationships with brands has changed since then.

 

Six years in, Samantha— and her content— are continually evolving.  We get the scoop on her decision to stop retouching face and body “blemishes” on any of her photos moving forward. She also spills the tea on the products she’s truly passionate about (top shelf elite edition!), answers burning listener questions, and tells us about the career goal Future Samantha currently has on the dream board…



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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Mar 13, 2019
Ep. 55 Romain Gaillard, founder of green beauty mecca The Detox Market
30:42

It’s no secret that green beauty is everything these days (natural personal care and beauty products earned over $1.5 billion in U.S. sales in 2017.) But long before Sephora came up with the “Clean at Sephora” seal, Romain Gaillard pioneered the modern concept of green beauty retail with The Detox Market. That was back in 2010. It was a pop-up situation on Abbott Kinney in Venice Beach. And it was the first time you could walk into a shoppe and find that every beauty product lining store shelves was not only chic but free of parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals and over 600 other questionable ingredients it’s banned from a highly curated assortment. Now The Detox Market boasts seven locations including three in Los Angeles, three in Toronto (including a swank new shoppe on Spadina Ave.), and a 2,000 square foot flagship in New York City.

 

Parisian by birth, Romain went to school for finance before landing in tech - so how did he wind up an early leader in green beauty? In today’s episode, we find out the pivotal moment that would change his life course forever. Boasting luxe, organic brands from RMS Beauty to Kjaer Weis to May Lindstrom, we also find out which products are the top three best-sellers in stores right now (shopping carts at the ready!)



*Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

 

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Mar 06, 2019
Ep. 54 #TheGlowDown British Beauty YouTube Star Anna Newton
41:49

So many of you are already fans of British blogger and YouTuber Anna Newton of The Anna Edit, and now that we’ve met her, we totally know why. Anna is like your best friend who gives you great style advice and adulting tips –  but isn’t at all intimidating. She also hosts a podcast called At Home With, along with co-host Lily Pebbles. Anna has got her shit so together, she’s just released a freakin’ book on the matter!

 

An Edited Life is all about “simple steps to streamlining your life, work and home”, so naturally we chatted about how to minimize a cluttered top shelf. We also found out which beauty products Anna will never ever edit out of her own routine, and got her to spill her Loewe handbag to see what’s inside! Anna also recalls how she made it, mastering the art of being a low key content creator in a sea of thirsties.

 

We’ve also got breaking beauty buzz! Jill and Carlene are headed to SXSW! Hosted by Real Self, your humble co-hosts will be at the House of Modern Beauty on Saturday, March 9th to discuss the rise of beauty podcasts, along with Fat Mascara and The Glossy Beauty Podcast, hosted by inimitable beauty columnist Jane Larkworthy. See y’all there!


*Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

 

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


For any products mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog

 

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Feb 27, 2019
Ep. 53 Makeup For Melanin Girls Founder Tomi Gbeleyi
47:29

Meet Tomi Gbeleyi, the 27-year-old founder of Makeup For Melanin Girls. Winning headlines in Glamour Magazine, and Buzzfeed, MFMG Cosmetics was born out of a beauty blog that blossomed into a 170,000-strong online community, filling a void for women of colour. Just a year and a half in, the direct-to-consumer makeup line recently earned investment capital from the New Voices Fund – a Unilever-backed initiative designed to support Women of Color entrepreneurs.


Tomi was driven to develop her line of beauty products at the behest of her loyal following. The best-selling liquid lipsticks boast “nudes” and “flesh” tones for every skin hue – and they haven’t gone unnoticed in Hollywood either. This fall, MFMG will enter the foundation category, with shades currently in development using never-before-used technology - which shouldn’t come as a surprise given her first life working as a woman in tech.


*Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

 

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


For any products mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog

 

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Feb 20, 2019
Ep. 52 #TheGlowDown: Celebrity Hairstylist Adir Abergel Dishes Red Carpet-to-Real-Life Secrets
44:48

It’s red carpet season, woot woot! So what better time to welcome celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel. You’ve seen his masterful skills on Saoirse Ronan’s bedroom hair for the February Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair.  He also fashioned one of his signature un-average updos for Charlize Theron at the Critics Choice Awards. The LA-based hair pro is also creative director and partner in a line of repairing, pure keratin-based hair products, called Virtue Labs.

 

Listen in as Carlene fawns all over Adir’s hair accessories collab with Lelet New York, which filled a void for clients like Kristen Stewart and Rooney Mara who wouldn’t be caught dead in the cute-sy aesthetic of typical baubles and bows. With architectural, edgy designs that include antique gold chains cascading from a hair comb worthy of a GOT character, it’s no surprise that the luxe collection was written up in Vogue and subsequently sold out in a snap.

 

And while Adir may sound completely high-glam, he’s really a bohemian spirit at heart, with a dramatic coming up story that probably warrants a big screen of its own. A hair prodigy if ever there was one, Adir began daydreaming about hair at the age of 5, he began doing hair at age 10, and he started apprenticing at just 15 years old. Spoiler alert: he was living on his own at the time, a ballet student who once was also a back up vocalist for Michael Jackson.

 

Listen in as Adir shares his red carpet tips and tricks you can really use IRL, including a DIY hack for what to do if your hair products gets lost in a long-haul. Plus, the haircuts that age us; why woke-up-like-this waves are a bit over; and career advice from a legit Hollywood hair guru.

 

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Feb 13, 2019
Ep. 51 Hair Colour Legend Christophe Robin, founder of Christophe Robin Hair Care
39:42

Today we’re talking hair colour with a French master. The colourist behind Tilda Swinton, Vanessa Paradis and Catherine Deneuve’s perfect colour and healthy shine— it’s Christophe Robin! Christophe was the long-time magic man behind all the big L’Oréal Paris hair colour ad campaigns, plus the hands responsible for 90’s supermodels’ sparkling manes. They all went to Christophe to get this signature look: natural radiance without compromising the health of hair. (Except for that one angry model who did something completely outré when Christophe committed a hair colour faux pas once… and he’s spilling the tea!)

 

Find out how he started working in hair at the tender age of 14 and then at just 24, debuted his own salon, dedicated solely to hair colour. It was the first of its kind in Paris. Shortly after, he launched his eponymous line with the aim of solving the issues he observed from behind the chair. Mixing up salt-water solutions to help sensitized scalps post-dyeing, or vinegar to balance the pH alkalinity, these are the hand-spun fixes he would build on to create his luxury formulations for women to use at home. Today, his Cleansing Purifying Scrub With Sea Salt is a best-seller and, as we can attest, the colour-safe detoxifying scrub keeps roots feeling clean for 3-5 days.

 

Having introduced the rest of the world to the concept of scalp exfoliation, Christophe makes customer education top priority in his salon, now located on rue Bachaumont in Paris. Don’t miss the guru’s no-filter take on vegetable hair colour; dry shampoo ‘don’ts’; how to tweak your hair colour to make dark under eye circles less obvious; and a hack for taking your hair colour down a notch if you return from the salon a tad too dark.

 

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Feb 11, 2019
Ep. 50 #TheGlowDown: Our New Fave Drugstore Buys. Plus, Beauty Supplement #RealTalk with Holistic Nutritionist Joy McCarthy
48:10

Just how do you get beautiful from the inside out? We sit down with best-selling author and certified holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy, the founder of Joyous Health to find how to do just that. In partnership with our friends at Genuine Health, we are chatting about everything beauty-from-within, from beauty foods to beauty supplements and every cucumber juice in between. Joy schools Carlene and Jill on realistic, everyday tips on how to improve our immunity, flush out toxins and treat our bodies with essential and often missed nutrients that have the happy side effect of making us glow naturally, too.

 

But before we get to that, we have a special Damn Goods segment dedicated to our favourite drugstore buys of the month! Don’t miss the details on Carlene’s bright new lippie-du-jour, as well as her reco for an easy-wearing palette that feels as soft on eyelids as a kitten’s paw. Plus, Jill tests three mascaras - which wand won out??

 

Some of you may know Genuine Health from their famous Greens + Nourishing Superfood powder, which has been around for 25 years! (Sidebar: Jill has been known to crush a glass containing this stuff in her Monday morning water to wash away the sins of the weekend, ahem.) Big news! Genuine Health recently launched a line of Clean Collagen supplements-- very buzzy right now- they’re powders you can add to smoothies and protein balls, starting at $25 US, $30 Canadian. Well, we’ve got promo codes: visit www.genuinehealth.com and enter the code BREAKINGBEAUTY for 15% off any Clean Collagen product. Valid January 30 - March 31 2019.

 

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Jan 30, 2019
Ep. 49 Remembering Brandon Truaxe, Founder of Deciem and The Ordinary
50:55

We are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Brandon Truaxe, founder of Deciem and The Ordinary. We sat down with Brandon in January of 2018 - when he was at the top of his game, making headlines and mystifying the competition- and we are re-releasing this episode as a tribute to his creative genius within the beauty industry and beyond. As evidenced in this episode, Brandon was funny, brilliant and sensitive, and he will be missed. We thank you for listening. Brandon’s genius was that he was radically transparent and it earned him a lot of respect and trust with beauty consumers. When The Ordinary launched in 2016, never before had such incredible formulations, centred around hero ingredients like vitamin C and retinol, been delivered in chic, no-frills packaging at rock-bottom prices. When we asked him about this blockbuster, budget-friendly creation de-throning prestige skincare 10 times its price, he said: “There’s nothing luxurious about being taken for an idiot.” The products clearly resonated - some launches had 25,000 + people on the waitlist

In a word, Brandon was an innovator. He had a passion for the beauty industry that was truly one of a kind. I mean, even the tagline for Deciem is “The Abnormal Beauty Company” - evidence that he never took himself too seriously. This mix of innovation and cheeky sense of humour that informed everything he did endeared him to legions of beauty fans. Rest in Peace, Brandon.

 

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Jan 24, 2019
Ep. 48 Tata Harper Skincare Founder Tata Harper
51:48

She’s the fresh-faced entrepreneur who’s been bottling her eponymous, all-natural skincare since 2010. Today we’re chatting with eco beauty pioneer Tata Harper! With her unmistakable green glass packaging and sophisticated, earth-friendly formulas, the Columbian skincare founder succeeded in elevating the whole green beauty game at a time when organic formulas couldn’t shake their crunchy granola rep.

 

Marrying all-natural and luxury for the very first time in beauty history, Tata Harper is still sourcing sustainably grown ingredients from all over the world, producing award-winning formulas in small batches at her Vermont farm. In today’s episode, you’ll find out exactly why the best-selling Resurfacing Mask—rich in pink clay, willow bark and beet extract— is worthy of its luxury price tag. (And why industry insiders like makeup artist Gucci Westman are forever fans.)

Carlene reveals her personal fave, along with Jill’s impression of her glamourous Tata Harper facial courtesy of Tata’s personal aesthetician, based at Le Bristol Hotel in Paris. You won’t want to miss Tata’s incredible origin story, having graduated from industrial engineering before one fateful event would change her life forever. Tune in to hear glimpses into Tata’s fashion-filled childhood, the mother-of-three’s thoughts on what she’s calling a “Clean-washing” sham happening in the beauty industry right now, and not to be missed, Tata reveals for the first time a top-secret new range she’s been working on, set to thrill long-time Tata Harper fans.

 

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Jan 23, 2019
Ep. 47 #TheGlowDown How to Make it Big in Beauty with Ukonwa Ojo and Why Are Celebrities Obsessed With This $23 Cream?
41:40

There’s lots to catch up on during this first #GlowDown of 2019! Find out why @donte.colley is our fave person on instagram right now, Carlene shares a cautionary tale from her New Year’s Eve while Jill’s mission is to get hella organized this year. Plus we have two incredible guests - one who shook up an iconic makeup brand and another who’s giving us the inside scoop on the reinvention of a nearly 100-year old cult favourite skincare product that celebrities hoard.

 

And we have some really special guests. Ever wondered who’s behind alllll the CoverGirl changes you’ve been hearing about over the past year? In today’s episode, we get up close and personal with Coty’s  former Chief Marketing Officer, Ukonwa Ojo, the mastermind behind CoverGirl’s woke-generation re-brand - Hot news- watch this space for news on her next career move. We had the privilege of sitting down with her to learn some of her seriously mentoring ways, plus learn what’s on her personal #topshelf.

 

But first, we have our #DamnGoods segment, in partnership with Weleda, where we go deep on a serious cult favourite: Weleda Skin Food. Carlene visits Weleda’s HQ to find out why this iconic skin balm, invented in 1926, is still hoarded by Rihanna, Victoria Beckham, Julia Roberts, Pat McGrath—and us. And we get scoop about the brand’s first major innovation in nearly a century: three new Skin Food line extensions launching this month, quite possibly as bomb as the O.G.

 

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Jan 16, 2019
Ep. 46 Anastasia Beverly Hills founder Anastasia Soare
49:34

We’re kicking off 2019 with a huge guest of honour and that is the one and only Anastasia Soare, founder of Anastasia Beverly Hills.  It’s her first podcast interview ever and we couldn’t be more excited to share with you her incredible story.

 

Romanian-born beauty entrepreneur Anastasia Soare fled communism in the late 1980s and moved to Los Angeles—not knowing a word of English—where she launched a beauty empire. She was the first aesthetician to patent the Golden Ratio Eyebrow Shaping Method, which quickly caught the attention of Hollywood elite (Cindy Crawford was her first client ever.) Anastasia was propelled into the spotlight on The Oprah Winfrey Show and later launched her namesake brand with a Beverly Hills flagship salon in 1997, going on to to create the company’s first product line in 2000. Her cult classics never fail to cause a complete frenzy: Brow Wiz, Contour Kit, Liquid Lipstick, and Eye Shadow Palettes. Don’t miss Carlene’s review of the latest eyeshadow palette, Sultry, while Jill takes the O.G. DipBrow Pomade for a spin.  

 

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Jan 09, 2019
Ep. 45 Bonus! We Recap All of the Top Beauty Moments in 2018 (the highs, the lows and everything in between)
45:27

In today’s show, we are looking back at the Year in Beauty because what a year it’s been! We spill alll the tea on the highs, the lows and everything in between.


Joining us are two very special guests: Grace Lee, Lead Makeup Artist for Maybelline New York who is the key makeup artist for their shows at New York Fashion Week and works with celebs like Adriana Lima and Gigi Hadid. We also have Kathleen Newman-Bremang, Kathleen is the former TV producer at The Social on CTV, contributor at www.LaineyGossip.com and the newly-minted staff writer at Refinery29 Canada.



Tune in to see what made the cut: we go deep on the meaning behind Meghan Markle’s wedding day makeup plus we shine a light on September issues finally representing in this record-breaking year (Rihanna on British Vogue, Beyonce on Vogue, Tracee Ellis Ross on ELLE Canada, Lupita N’yongo on Porter Magazine). Plus, of course we cover the Deciem drama, the hidden gems on our top shelf from this year (including a liquid lipstick that literally will stay on for days if you want it to) and wtf is a lash lift anyway (and why is everyone googling it?).
We also explore the latest social beauty movements like how South Korean women are binning their beauty products to give the middle finger to the patriarchy, rallying around the #escapethecorset hashtag.


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Dec 19, 2018
Ep. 44 #TheGlowDown: Find Out Why JB Skin Guru is *the* go-to facialist for Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey
45:48

Is the facialist to Michelle Obama quite possibly the most influential skin expert in the world? Heads are nodding in Breaking Beauty’s sound studio where yes, we sat down with Montreal-based Jennifer Brodeur — dubbed JB Skin Guru by the mighty Oprah Winfrey, another star client. You’re definitely not going to want to miss Jennifer’s stories about tending to the skin of the entire Obama family in the private quarters of the White House!

Jill is obsessed with Michelle Obama’s new book, Becoming. Plus, find out which product from Jennifer’s all-natural skincare line for sensitive skin, Peoni, the former First Lady called out on People.com’s holiday gift guide this year. (We’ve also got the scoop on a brand new line coming in hot off of the production line from JB Skin Guru called Lumi, designed to brighten dullness with all the luminance of freshly fallen snow.)

The facialist’s newest editions to her all-natural product line, Lumi, designed to brighten dull skin

You’ll hear some of Jennifer’s somewhat rebellious opinions, like why she never recommends exfoliating (say what?!). We also get some choice tips on how to get your skin red carpet ready for your own holiday events this season. And finally, the skin pro divulges the secrets to detoxing your complexion from the inside out post-holiday.

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Dec 12, 2018
Ep. 43 GlamGlow Skincare Co-Founder Shannon Dellimore
38:37

Pinch us! In this Hollywood edition of Breaking Beauty, we sat down with Shannon Dellimore, co-founder of the one and only GlamGlow. One of the fastest growing indie beauty brands around, GlamGlow launched in 2011 with just one product: a mysterious mud that had been passed around from celebrity to celebrity in unmarked jars to clear up imperfections and create a spa-style glow in 15 minutes flat. 

But this isn’t just a studio recording y’all. We were lucky enough to be invited into Glam Land—the posh HQ housed in a 1920s mansion in the Hollywood Hills. Find out the hidden secrets behind the Tudor walls, as Shannon reveals the star-studded story behind how the original YouthMud came to be. Then we go deep on the beloved follow up—SuperMud Clearing Treatment Mask—that earned a spot as Sephora’s top selling mask for three-years straight, not to mention being awarded Allure’s Best in Beauty three years in a row thanks to its activated charcoal formula blended with six (!) acne-obliterating acids.

GlamGlow broke onto the scene with its laser focus on instant, transformative results—a ‘masking’ brand before K-Beauty sheet masks were even a glint in any self-care enthusiast’s eye. It broke the internet, too, with a mind-blowing Sonic the Hedgehog collaboration that would lead to many more glittery… greats or gimmicks? Shannon answers that precise question, and lets us in on GlamGlow’s next move, including a hint that a certain cult-product may soon have some little sisters in store.

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Nov 28, 2018
Ep. 42 #The Glow Down: Beauty Real Talk with Influencer Lauryn Evarts Bosstick from The Skinny Confidential
36:12

Today we’re chatting with mega influencer Lauryn Evarts Bosstick, the creator of beauty, wellness, and lifestyle blog The Skinny Confidential and co-host of TSC Him & Her Podcast. What you're going to love about Lauryn is her no-filter real talk about everything from boob jobs to face shaving and even her must have product for between the sheets (plus the jaw surgery completely changed her life). She's a skincare junkie too and we go deeeeeep on her top shelf. Want to know more about the products Lauryn mentions? We rounded them all up here.

But first, we breakdown some news of the week with details on Glossier’s multi-level New York City store. We send kudos to Drybar founder Alli Webb, who announced her next venture: massage bars called Squeeze. Finally, get all the scoop on Cover Girl’s alliance with Leaping Bunny via Cruelty Free International, and hear our take on why the news is a HUGE deal to the beauty industry at large. 

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Nov 14, 2018
Ep. 41 Cheekbone Beauty Founder Jennifer Harper
41:40

Cheekbone Beauty, founded by Ojibwe entrepreneur Jennifer Harper in 2016, is bringing indigenous women across North America together through lipstick. The Canadian-made cosmetics brand supports First Nations education through the sale of every lipstick, and in its Instagram feed you’ll see hundreds of indigenous and non-indigenous women alike wearing knock-out shades that can rival Nars, M.A.C and Kat Von D. (Just ask Carlene, who kept getting asked what hot pink and coral lipsticks she was wearing the whole time she was in L.A.!)

Find out the inspiring stories behind the shade names, each named after a strong, indigenous woman. Then, hear all about Jenn’s incredible journey in overcoming alcoholism, surviving her brother’s suicide, reconciling her identity and eventually, how she would come to start a socially conscious beauty business as rich in heart as its fashion-forward pigments.

We’ve got the foils (like being rejected during a Dragon’s Den audition) and the fist pump moments (like being invited to a round table on female entrepreneurship by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau), including a new ambassador program (learn more here) set to give dozens of women new skills and financial rewards as they help Cheekbone Beauty rise to the top.

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Oct 31, 2018
Ep. 40 Celebrity Hairstylist Jen Atkin Tells us Everything About the New Dyson AirWrap Innovation
19:32

Coming in hot, we have celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin on the mic! It's part 2 of our Bonus #Sephoria episodes (Jen held her very own masterclass on the glitter stage). She’s the founder of Ouai haircare, she created the hugely popular educational website, Mane Addicts, by and for hair professionals, she’s a Dyson ambassador and she works with Hollywood’s elite, from the Kardashians to the Jenners to Chrissy Teigen and Bella Hadid. And while we may have missed out on Jen Atkin’s sold-out Sephoria session where she demonstrated how-to-use Dyson’s new multi-purpose hair tool, the AirWrap, we got a one-on-one preview just days before the event!

After that, listen in for the scoop on Jen’s favourite hair look right now, what else she will be launching in the next several weeks (and a contraband bath & body scrub that’s for friends only, shhh). We discussed what Halloween costume she’ll be wearing this year (guesses, anyone??)


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Oct 25, 2018
Ep. 39 Major! We take you behind-the-scenes at the first ever #Sephoria House of Beauty (Part One)
43:38

In this late breaking bonus episode, we’re bringing you all the highlights from #Sephoria - Sephora's first ever House of Beauty event in Los Angeles. In Part 1, we’re bringing you behind-the-scenes from the front row of makeup masterclasses with Makeup By Mario and Daniel Martin, plus we detail who we saw, what exclusive product debuts we experienced (Hello Fenty Fairy Bomb!), and which products are worth the spend. Look for Part 2 in your feed tomorrow where we get up-close-and-personal with one of the event’s top speakers, celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin who gives us the scoop on Dyson's new hair tool, the AirWrap.

*Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are media samples submitted for editorial consideration. Sephoria press passes were provided gratis by Sephora.*


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Oct 25, 2018
Ep. 38 #TheGlowDown Featuring The Best Fall 2018 Beauty Launches and Decoding Color Correction with a Makeup Pro
43:29

It is a Damn Goods best in beauty product bonanza episode! We tested all of the buzziest fall launches from that Dyson AirWrap that’s hitting your feed right about now to Chanel's 3-D mascara? We took it for a spin, with a live demo from Chanel’s national makeup artist Julie Cusson. And Shiseido's re-vamp of their cosmetics line? We hand-picked the standouts, while makeup artist to the stars Patrick Ta gives us his top tip for finding your best nude lip shade (because Carlene so often gets it wrong, boo….)
AND THEN: in partnership with Indeed Labs we decode the colour correcting trend? We invited our makeup artist friend Simone Otis (who’s recently worked with Agyness Deyn and Amandla Stenberg) on the mic to explain the do’s and don’ts of playing with green, yellow and purple colour correctors.
And lastly, breaking news! We’re going to Sephoria. Will we ever meet Chrissy Teigen? Will Charlotte Tilbury tink our glasses at the cocktail? Keep one eye to our Instagram stories while we podcast our way through the House of Beauty in L.A., and stay tuned for all the highlights in a future episode.
*Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

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Oct 12, 2018
Ep. 37 Beauty Mogul Bobbi Brown: Founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and Evolution 18
37:27

Legendary makeup artist, New York Times best-selling author, wellness guru, hotelier and more - is there anything that Bobbi Brown can't do?

Hear all about her humble beginnings: from the 80s working with everyone from Whitney Houston to Jerry Hall before she went on to create the OG no makeup-makeup line at a time when every other cosmetic brand was still about selling sex in a lipstick. Just try to figure out Bobbi Brown Cosmetics’ best-seller—is it the foundation stick, the gel eyeliner, the shimmer brick, the Beach fragrance, or the nude eye palettes so many of us had on regular rotation? (The debate is on!) Find out the real reason why Brown chose to leave her namesake company, and she pulls no punches explaining what it felt like to walk away.


Plus, listen in as Brown explains her second act, developing a new range of beauty supplements, Evolution 18, not to mention her chic as hell hotel, The George. We also get real about Brown’s approach to interviewing some really big players for her lifestyle site justbobbi.com —with breaking news that Bobbi Brown is launching her own podcast! It's called Long Story Short Podcast and it's dropping this fall. And finally, you do not want to her answer to the question we are all dying to know: will she ever start a makeup line again?

 

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Sep 26, 2018
Ep. 36 Bonus TIFF Episode: Amber Heard talks red carpet beauty musts, pageant life and women in film
19:30

It’s TIFF time again! And that means Carlene and Jill have breaking beauty news on all the top red carpet looks at the Toronto International Film Festival, and they sit down with newest L’Oréal ambassador Amber Heard. She’s made crew with Justice League in the upcoming blockbuster, Aquaman, as the flame-haired Mera; she’s a real-life activist; and she’s a former pageant girl. Listen in as the Texan actress dishes on her latest film, Her Smell, starring Elizabeth Moss as part of a kick-ass, all-female ensemble. We find out what secret mascara she’s wearing that boasts a clever innovation we are *dying* to try before its North American release later this year. And finally, hear what Amber has to say about the kind of scripts that make her cringe these days, and what it’s like to be inside the Women in Film movement.

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Sep 19, 2018
Ep. 35 #TheGlowDown Featuring Girlboss Founder Sophia Amoruso Plus The Top 5 Retinol Questions, Answered
30:58

In episode 35, we have a very special headliner guest: Sophia Amoruso. From Nasty Gal to Queen of Girlbosses, we catch up with her in Toronto at the Shoppers Drug Mart #BeBold beauty event.  We get the scoop on what she has planned for the Girlboss Gang next, to the makeup currently on the fashion influencer’s #topshelf, why she ditched her hair extensions and what his-and-her tattoos Sophia had inked with her boyfriend. Plus, we get the backstory on which of her famously fearless Instagram posts (The Shiggy Challenge, that Ivanka Trump manifesto…) are currently going viral.

But before allll of that, Jill and Carlene get the Damn Goods on the topic of retinol, revealing answers to your top 5 most pressing questions about the gold standard skincare ingredient. In partnership with our friends at Elizabeth Arden, we chat with Manhattan-based consulting dermatologist Dr. Dendy Engelman, to find out who’s best suited to retinol; how to work it into your routine; and what not to do if you want to avoid any dreaded peeling effect. In this breaking episode of The Damn Goods, we review Elizabeth Arden’s new Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum, a single-dose innovation that locks retinol’s potency inside a precious little pink pod.

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Sep 13, 2018
Ep. 34 CND Shellac Nails Co-Founder Jan Arnold
43:30

It's not often that a true beauty invention comes along, setting a new standard and spawning legions of knock-offs. But that's exactly what happened when Jan Arnold co-founder of CND, shook the beauty industry with the first-ever hybrid gel polish, Shellac, back in 2010. Suddenly, women could walk out of nail salons in seconds, grabbing their keys without a worry in the world about damaging their perfect, gel-look manicure—that could last up to an astonishing four weeks.

Fast-forward to summer 2018 and CND—short for Creative Nail Design—has introduced Shellac Luxe, a new alternative promising faster removal (the O.G. takes ten minutes of in-salon acetone removal). Stay tuned until the end of the episode to hear Jill and Carlene's candid review on how this edition does—or straight doesn't—measure up... Plus, get an earful about the Insta-bait outfit, designed by The Blonds, that Jan Arnold wore to introduce Luxe to nail pros

But the mind-blowing doesn't stop there. Find out how innovation has been baked into CND's DNA from its very first invention, born out of her father's dentist's office forty years ago. More beauty trivia: CND pretty much invented the concept of nail trends backstage at Fashion Week. Don't miss the ballsy moment responsible for changing the way designers like Oscar de la Renta, Alexander Wang—and let's face it, the world—would come to embrace high-fashion nails, ultimately leading to what we now know as nail art today.

 

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Aug 29, 2018
Ep. 33 #TheGlowDown Summer Hot Topics Edition: Inclusivity, Body Positivity and Representation
45:26

Pull up a chair and sit in on our lively beauty round table chat where we dissect all of beauty's hottest and most important topics like inclusivity (who's getting it right), representation (sniffing out tokenism), and body positivity (why can't we accept ourselves like we do others?).

Joining Carlene and Jill today are some very special guests. Welcome to YouTube beauty creator Aysha Harun (a.k.a Aysha Abdul) the gorgeous Bree Ahmed, who self-identifies as a plus-sized model and recently starred in an Every Woman campaign in support of CAMH (The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) aaand the hilarious and talented podcast host of Nobody Cares (Except for Me), Anne T. Donahue, who's written for Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, The Guardian and more (you won't believe who just retweeted her tweet)! We dig in to all of the hot topics of the moment and get the scoop on their top shelf musts. 

Exclusively for our U.S. listeners, Keeva Organics is offering Breaking Beauty listeners a coupon code: use BREAKINGBEAUTY20 to get 20% off at keevaorganics.com. 

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Aug 15, 2018
Ep. 32 BeautyBlender Founder Rea Ann Silva
43:54

In 2002, celebrity makeup artist Rea Ann Silva completely shook the makeup world with her ingenious invention - an egg-shaped, reusable makeup sponge that you used wet - the Beauty Blender!

Now 17 (!!) of the iconic pink sponges sells every minute around the world. It's beloved by makeup artists like @MakeupByMario and @LotStar and celebs like Kylie Jenner as well as makeup novices -  who all embrace the way it makes your foundation go on quickly and seamlessly. 

Now, the makeup artist has launched her very first foray into makeup with 32 shades of Beauty Blender Bounce Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation. We were one of the first Canadian media to learn alll about the shade selection and the innovative packaging.  

Stay tuned to the very end to hear our rapid fire round with this self-made beauty founder! 

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Jul 27, 2018
Ep. 31 Why Does This Face Oil (That You’ve Probably Never Heard of) Keep Selling out at Sephora?
24:34

This episode is in partnership with Biossance skincare.


There are a lot of squalane-based products out there, but very few are making headlines for *constantly* selling out at Sephora. If you’ve been listening to Breaking Beauty for awhile, you know we love a best-seller, so we needed to know why everyone loves this sleeper hit of a brand, including Queer Eye's Johnathan Van Ness who has been spotted with it in his bag of grooming tricks.

Squalane is skincare's buzziest ingredient right now thanks to its weightless moisturizing benefits. Not unlike hyaluronic acid, we're actually born with a version of it. When applied topically, skin looks plump, dewy and more youthful.   

We've even polled our listeners in the Breaking Beauty Podcast Chat Room  who sent us some voice memos with squalane q's of their own so tune in! 

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Jul 18, 2018
Ep. 30 Part Two: MAC Cosmetics Co-Founder Frank Toskan
28:49

It's here - just in time for Canada Day! Welcome to Part 2 of our conversation with M.A.C. Cosmetics Co-Founder Frank Toskan. It's his first interview in four years so we made sure that we got alllll the juicy celebrity moments that helped catapult M.A.C to household name status (a young Lady Gaga, Madonna and Linda Evangelista were all involved). Don't miss the rebellious acts that had department stores up in arms, like hiring crossdressing makeup artists, and giving out condoms at beauty counters (mon dieu!) We also go deep on VIVA Glam, the unparalleled giving-back program that's earned a whopping $480M for M.A.C's AIDS Fund, including a sneak peek on an academic book on the topic (launching just in time for VIVA Glam's 25th anniversary next year). So, what's Frank Toskan up to now? We've got the scoop on his next indie startup, called Impact Kitchen, that tastes as good as it is for you. 

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Jun 29, 2018
Ep. 30 Part One: MAC Cosmetics Co-Founder Frank Toskan
30:22

In honour of Canada Day, we went straight to the icon of all beauty brands, M.A.C Cosmetics! We sat down with legendary co-founder Frank Toskan, to hear every detail about how the mother of all beauty companies came to be.  It was his first interview in four years and in fact, we chatted for so long, we couldn't squeeze it into one episode!

In Part 1, hear all the deets dedicated to the trailblazing brand that paved the way to so many modern, inclusive beauty lines today. With its unforgettable, original tagline: "All Ages, All Races, All Sexes," M.A.C was waaay ahead of its time, tapping into a culture completely foreign to the stalwart beauty brands lining store shelves when it launched in 1984. 

In Part 1 of this two-part special, Jill and Carlene recall the M.A.C beauty products that helped form their youths (hands up if you wore Twig Lipstick!). Plus, we remind you of the brand's ultimate best-sellers like Ruby Woo Lipstick (2,900 of their made-in-Canada lipsticks are sold everyday around the world) and their epic Studio Fix Foundations (still #1 in prestige in Canada), which offered nearly 40 shades decades before Fenty Beauty came along. Then, Frank takes us way back, on coming to North America as a young immigrant, with little more than a children's suitcase and a few small trinkets inside. Beauty history buffs will want to hear the story of "Frank & Frank" as the two founders would become known, partners in life and business until Frank Angelo's passing in the 1990's. And finally, the origin story on how Frank Toskan came to compose early M.A.C prototypes using nothing more than craft store supplies in his Toronto kitchen.

Watch for Part 2 dropping in your feeds tomorrow!

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Jun 28, 2018
Ep. 29 Bonus Episode! Glass Skin Masks, Whitehead-Dissolving Patches and the Bidet Attachment You Didn't Know You Needed, It's Allll the Highlights from FounderMade's Consumer Discovery Show
48:18

Field trip!! In this Bonus Episode, Breaking Beauty Podcast packed up our mics, put on our logo tees and flew to the Big Apple for FounderMade's Consumer Discovery Show, the event that connects rising star beauty, food and wellness brands with retailers, investors, influencers and consumers in one room. Tune in as Carlene chats with brand founders and brings you our favourite bits from the show's live panelists like Huda KattanLeandra Cohen and Jay Manuel, as they discuss the challenges and responsibilities of being a mega-influencer today.

Oh, and look out for a very special episode in the coming months as we sat down FounderMade's Keynote speaker - the BOBBI BROWN—formerly of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and now head of wellness indie start-up Evolution 18 - for a full-length interview all about her own evolution from cosmetics to beauty supplements to her boutique hotel, and her entire story will roll out with us very soon. 

Products mentioned in this episode:

Snow Fox Skincare Japanese Cherry Blossom & White Tea Smoothing Mask; Snow Fox Cucumber Recovery Range (coming soon!)

IVitamin Hydration Therapy

Knours. Double Duty MistKnours. Know Your Skin Period. pH 5.6 Body + V Zone Soap

Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil

Cannuka CBD Healing Skin Balm

Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch

Cle Cosmetics Melting Lip Powder in Hot Choco; Cle Cosmetics Oxygen Foam Cleanser

Muskaan Makeup

 Quick Cryo Cryo Facial

Hello Tushy Tushy Classic

Thinx Period Proof Underwear

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Jun 21, 2018
Ep. 28 #TheGlowDown ft. beauty editor Jane Larkworthy (on the cult of skincare, B.S. beauty trends and intermittent fasting)
46:19

As beauty editor of W Magazine for over a decade, Jane Larkworthy's column, Jane's Addiction, was the stuff of beauty journo legends. Her smart and stylish, yet slightly self-deprecating voice made us hoard with abandon, while her hilarious beauty parody videos had us spitting up our morning coffee. Now, Ms. Larkworthy is back with her own beauty column on The Cut, a new title as beauty-editor-at-large at L'Officiel U.S., and a potential audible enterprise (which may or may not put her improv skills to good use!)

But before we find out which beauty products are on Ms. Larkworthy's #topshelf (including scoop on the brand new Drunk Elephant bronzer), and glean all the life lessons of a New York super-doer, Jill and Carlene swap stories about the summer spa services they're obsessed with this minute (hands up if you've ever had a body scrub that didn't involve a mid-treatment shower). And, your humble hosts break on down what's #DamnGood this week, including two drug-store foundations worth adding to your IRL shopping cart.

And finally, in this month's installment of The Glow Down, find out the late breaking news that *might* change the life of your mani forever...

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Jun 13, 2018
Ep. 27 RMS Beauty Founder Rose-Marie Swift
45:54

Rose-Marie Swift took the beauty world by the balls, screamed in its face, and caused a frenzy with one of the first "green" makeup lines back in 2009. Her website, beautytruth.com, set out to educate the masses about toxic ingredients in makeup and skincare, putting her career as a celebrity makeup artist on the line. Is it any wonder given the Vancouver-born celebrity makeup artist started out as a punk singer?? 

Her iconic best-seller, Living Luminzer, was born out of her experience giving the original Victoria's Secret angels — Miranda Kerr and Gisele Bundchen — their heavenly glow. Standing the test of time among the gazillions of highlighting products that have launched since, Living Luminizer is what Meghan Markle chose to get her radiance on for her royal wedding! We walk you through the best-seller's first two shade extensions.

Listen in as Rose-Marie recalls her raucous roots (and we're not just talking about the roster of rockstars she's slept with, though you'll find that in this episode too.) The makeup artist reveals why her brand of coconut oil-based makeup products manage to perform when so many other organic cosmetics falter. Plus, find out which dream product she's determined to create next, her personal skincare-free nighttime routine and the genetic talent you need to hear about to believe.

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May 31, 2018
Ep. 26 #TheGlowDown Featuring Skincare Expert Caroline Hirons
28:12
Without a doubt one of our most requested guests is *the* skincare guru, Caroline Hirons. The trained aesthetician and YouTuber is as famous for her no-bullshit attitude as she is her incredible skincare knowledge. Lucky for us, we were able to catch The Hirons in town for the launch of Indeed Labs' new Hydraluron Intense Moisture Lotion, to quiz her on which drugstore products she's loving now, which acids are okay to mix before bedtime—and details on one of her latest, very worthy, Instagram takedowns.
 
But first, we are freaking out over our very exclusive beauty podcast partnership with FounderMade, the creators of the very cool Consumer Discovery Show taking place in New York June 11th! Carlene will be on the scene (and wearing a Breaking Beauty t-shirt!), spying all the damn goods from over 100 makers in beauty, wellness and food. Plus, we'll be collecting all the highlights on the MIND-BLOWING panel of keynote speakers from Huda Kattan of Huda Beauty to makeup legend Bobbi Brown to Mrs. Rodial a.k.a Maria Hatzistefanis. We also want to invite you to be there and hello, we've got a 25% off discount code: CDSMDPT18. You can buy tickets here
 
And finally, don't miss our latest Damn Goods segment where we single out what's damn good! First we discuss the Erdem x Nars collection that made its debut at the MET gala on the foxy Kristin Scott Thomas last week. And then we get into a lash-off between Smashbox's Super Fan Mascara and Glossier's new Lash Slick Mascara (and we want to know who you think should win, btw, so chat at us on Instagram or in our Chatroom, k?!) And finally, Jill gets her jade roller on and shares a not-too-kooky hack you're all welcome to borrow. For more info on any of the products we discuss, check our blog for this episode here:
 

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May 17, 2018
Ep. 25 Botox Cosmetic Pioneer Dr. Jean Carruthers
37:56

Is there a breakthrough beauty product any bigger than Botox? Ok, ok, maybe hair colour, but certainly in skincare, this is one of the most game-changing beauty inventions ever. Whether it's for you, or not (no pressure!), there's no question that it's an innovation that will go down in beauty history books. 

We go straight to the source, detailing just how Vancouver-based physician Dr. Jean Carruthers came to the eureka moment that Botox, originally used to treat eye spasms, migraines and cerebral palsy, could revolutionize the way we smooth wrinkles. Stay tuned as she recalls the LOL faces in the medical community when she stood up to suggest that the world’s deadliest toxin be injected into people’s faces, and the moment those naysayers started coming to her for their personal Bo-Bo fix.

We get to the bottom of the most Googled questions about Botox like: When should I start using Botox? (If you choose, nobody needs Botox, especially if you haven't cracked a wrinkle yet!!) How much does it cost? Is it safe? 

And, Carlene and Jill share their personal experiences under the needle. Video evidence in our private Facebook group! Anyone want to guess how many cc’s Carlene’s had? Or Jill? Anyone??

Dr. Carruthers spills the secrets on where Botox is going next, with some #realtalk on topical Botox creams—poised to launch in just two years—including the hidden dangers and jaw-dropping future opportunities in the medical field (our minds were legit blown!) Plus, a sneaky longer-lasting injectable that’s sophisticated users are going to be real happy about real soon…

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May 02, 2018
Ep. 24 #TheGlowDown Hits The Road: Debunking Myths and Serving Truths About Daily Sun Damage
29:47

In partnership with Olay. We are so excited for our second sponsored episode!! Because the more partnerships we do, the more damn good stories we can bring you about the best-selling beauty products lining store aisles.

Buckle up! Welcome to Beauty Editors in Cars Getting Coffee - just kidding!  It’s just your friendly Breaking Beauty Podcast hosts, Jill and Carlene in our first ever ride along episode. We tour the streets in Carlene’s SUV with Olay scientist Dr. Frauke Neuser to chat about the myths and truths behind daily sun damage—for reals. We get to the bottom of your q's as you hunt for your Holy Grail SPF like: What does SPF in my makeup really do anyway? And, how are you supposed to reapply daily moisturizer with SPF on top of makeup? (we FEEL you!!)

Carlene reveals the number one reason she thinks her face is practically wrinkle-free post-40, while Jill shares the reason her Mom would get pulled over by law enforcement - all in the name of sun protection. Plus, Dr. Neuser—who we caught up with while en route to her stint on The Dr. Oz Show (NBD)—explains why over half of women (especially millennials!) in North America don’t wear SPF on a regular basis, and how far daily moisturizers have come in delivering a lotion you’ll actually want to wear under makeup.

Finally, we drill the good scientist about how much skincare espionage is really going down in the industry and is AI the future of skincare? AND, we find out what the lady at the drive-through thinks about all of this.

Products mentioned in this episode: Olay Regenerist Whip Face Moisturizer SPF 25Olay Total Effects Whip Face Moisturizer SPF 25Olay Luminous Whip Face Moisturizer SPF 25

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Apr 19, 2018
Ep. 23 Saje Wellness Co-Founder Kate Ross Leblanc
38:53
In honour of Earth Month, we are practically giddy to present Saje, a Canadian wellness brand that's grown to over 70 stores across North America. Given that the "wellness" category is poised to be the next trillion dollar industry, you'll hear why this little shop of essential oil-based remedies keeps growing even in the midst of a notoriously difficult retail landscape. With over 500 products already, the brand's loyal clientele demanded a non-toxic home cleaning line, and this week, they delivered. And you’ll learn why celebs like Hailey Baldwin have been seen toting Saje's Pocket Pharmacy. (They’re so cool, they even have their own podcast called Well Now).

In this episode, Co-Founder Kate Ross LeBlanc takes us way back to Saje's roots, with a jokes story about how she first met her husband and fellow Co-Founder Jean Pierre LeBlanc during a little game of road racing (vroom, vroom). Listen in as LeBlanc shares the backstory on how Saje's very first product—still the best-seller today—Peppermint Halo, came to be. Plus, Carlene divulges her favourite self-care product from the range that beat out so many other all-natural competitors she's tried to date!

Finally, find out Kate's thoughts on the "Skincare's Backlash Against Essential Oils" debate of late, including, how Saje manages to live up to its tagline "Nothing to Hide."

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Apr 04, 2018
Ep. 22 #TheGlowDown ft. YouTube makeup artist Krystal Clear Makeup
38:24

It’s officially spring and that means… we’re celebrating our very 1st birthday!! Hooray!! In this episode, we test-drive some new makeup - with a surprise drugstore mascara hit - and talk about their night at the Arcade. The Chanel Arcade, that is. 

Then we introduce the woman of the hour, Krystal Sutherland—from Krystal Clear Makeup. Known by her 2 Million+ followers on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for her next-level makeup artistry, the Vancouver-based mom of two boys reveals how she rose to the top in only TWO YEARS since she first started posting videos; how she navigates the tricky world of competition and the beauty business; and finally, how she claps back at all the haters.

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Mar 21, 2018
Ep. 21 Biologique Recherche's Dr Philippe Allouche
41:17

In partnership with Biologique Recherche.

AHA’s, BHA’s, glycolic, salicylic—acids are back, baby! Just when it feels like everyone is talking about peels these days, we chat with the O.G. of the at-home acid peel, Dr. Philippe Allouche, whose family invented the iconic—nay, MYTHICAL—Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 back in the 1970’s. Even with the scores upon scores of peels promising to obliterate acne, wrinkles and visible pores today, this breakthrough beauty product still ranks number one by the likes of YouTube skin expert Caroline Hirons and among glowing model faces like Paloma Elsesser today. In this episode, you’ll find out exactly why it's deserving of its cult status.

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Mar 08, 2018
Ep. 20 #TheGlowDown Featuring Nora McInerny
34:41

Are you one of the gazillions of podcast listeners already tuning into Terrible, Thanks For Asking? No, it’s not a beauty podcast, it’s a sad/funny/touching show hosted by Nora McInerny, an author and widow who tackles the human predicament about our struggles to grapple with, and talk to others about, loss and pain—awkwardness be damned. She’s a contributing life & love writer to Elle.com and she's even done a TedxMinneapolis talk, but what you may not know is that Nora McInerny is also a skincare-savvy former beauty publicist who we befriended on a press trip like, ten years ago.

And we were due for a good catch up, you know? Listen in to our somewhat gap-y Skype call (sorry, kids! #wifiproblems) and find out how TTFA was born out of McInerny’s first-husband’s death. Plus, we find out why the term self-care makes her cringe; get the scoop on her upcoming second book and all the Costco beauty buys worth driving out to the 'burbs for. 

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Feb 23, 2018
Ep. 19 Invisibobble Co-Founder Sophie Trelles-Tvede
34:59

Meet today’s version of the scrunchie, the Invisibobble! But you probably don’t need an introduction, you probably have one in your hair right now. Or maybe your daughter is wearing one of the telephone cord-looking hair holders, or your spin instructor, or that cute girl with the loose bun across the subway aisle. Last year, four million units of Invisibobble were sold worldwide, that’s eight spiral slinkies per minute. Now meet the inventor of The Invisibobble, Sophie Trelles-Tvede, who was an 18-year-old university student when she dreamed up the idea, fresh from a dorm party (been there!). The co-founder approached her friend, Felix Haffa, and with their combined savings of $4,000, launched a massive beauty brand. But just how did their ages work to their advantage? You may be surprised to hear that social media had zero to do with it. You might also enjoy hearing about the time that their ages definitely did not work in their favour during one of their early business deals (don't worry, they got theirs). Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Audio production: Olivia Nashmi Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1401081996684767/ Subscribe to us here: iTunes: goo.gl/oKyjFx Soundcloud: goo.gl/xUXC3v Stitcher: goo.gl/5d8oFX Google Play: goo.gl/cDpMwT Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! www.Breakingbeauty.ca - Check our blog for all products mentioned. www.Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast www.Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod www.Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast

Feb 07, 2018
Ep. 18 #TheGlowDown Ft. Jean Godfrey June, Beauty Director Of Goop
31:56

Excuse us while we Fan Girl for a moment. When it comes to beauty editors, there's almost no one we hold in higher regard than Jean Godfrey June, the au naturel Beauty Director of Goop.com and former beauty director at Lucky Magazine. Her column at the latter outlet, called "The Beauty Closet" (who can forget those era-defining illas?), earned maximum respect for its just-between-us-BFFs writing style at a time when meaningless magazine-speak was very much the norm.  She earned a devoted following long before influencers were even a thing and we were so excited to get her into the studio to chat about which all-natural products she herself uses everyday, plus, tips on how to detox your beauty routine. (P.S. Goop by Juice Beauty is now available at Detox Market!) And we couldn't let her go without finding out what it's like to work with the Gwyneth Paltrow on a daily basis, including what the actress-cum-beautypreneur wore for their beach-side job interview! Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Audio production: Olivia Nashmi Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya Subscribe to us here: iTunes: goo.gl/oKyjFx Soundcloud: goo.gl/xUXC3v Stitcher: goo.gl/5d8oFX Google Play: goo.gl/cDpMwT Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! www.Breakingbeauty.ca - Check our blog for all products mentioned. www.Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast www.Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod www.Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast

Jan 24, 2018
Ep. 17 Deciem and The Ordinary Founder Brandon Truaxe
48:42

In our latest, by-popular-demand episode, we bring you #Deciem mastermind Brandon Truaxe, who has shaken up the beauty world with his ‘Abnormal Beauty Company." In this episode, we unravel the origin story behind Deciem and The Ordinary. Brandon walks us through his zig-zag trajectory to bad boy fame, starting with his dramatic exit from a high school job, his first career path, and what led him to switch gears entirely before launching Deciem, the parent company of nine spin-off brands (and counting!) that include The Ordinary, NIOD, Hylamide, Fountain and more. Unplugged and completely unfiltered, Brandon reveals the real deal struggles behind beauty start ups, coming clean on the past companies he walked away from and who his friends and enemies are in business. And finally, learn which products have been “life-changing” to The Ordinary’s legions of fans, and what they can look forward to in helping to de-code which skincare regimen is right for them. We also got the scoop on two majorrr innovations that we can all look forward to next. Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Audio production: Olivia Nashmi Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya Subscribe to us here: iTunes: goo.gl/oKyjFx Soundcloud: goo.gl/xUXC3v Stitcher: goo.gl/5d8oFX Google Play: goo.gl/cDpMwT Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! www.Breakingbeauty.ca - Check our blog for all products mentioned. www.Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast www.Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod www.Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast

Jan 10, 2018
Ep. 16 #TheGlowDown Ft Fashion Magazine's Lesa Hannah & Suzie Michael; Cosmetic Chemist Stephen Ko
32:24

In this episode, we welcome Fashion Magazine’s awesome beauty team, Beauty Director Lesa Hannah and Beauty Editor Souzan Michael, to recap the biggest beauty moments in 2017! Which feel-good moment made a lasting impression? Which WTF beauty trend should definitely stay in 2017? We’ve got the hot takes. Plus, we interview cosmetic chemist Stephen Ko to find out what innovations you can expect for your makeup bag in 2018. Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Audio production: Olivia Nashmi Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya Subscribe to us here: iTunes: goo.gl/oKyjFx Soundcloud: goo.gl/xUXC3v Stitcher: goo.gl/5d8oFX Google Play: goo.gl/cDpMwT Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca - Check our blog for all products mentioned. Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast

Dec 19, 2017
Ep. 15 Smashbox Cosmetics Co-Founder Davis Factor
41:36

When your great grandfather invented the term “makeup” as an Oscar-winning makeup artist during Hollywood's golden age, you start a makeup line. That’s exactly what Davis and Dean Factor did when they started Smashbox Cosmetics in Los Angeles in 1996, having grown up around the legendary cosmetics empire, Max Factor. But it wasn’t a clear path for the Hollywood playboys (heli-skiing, anyone?). Davis took to photography and Dean studied business before they formed Smashbox studios in L.A., where everyone from Angelina Jolie to Jack Nicholson have struck poses. Just how did a happening photo studio lead to a makeup line though, best known for its famous Photo Finish Primer sold every 1.8 seconds around the world? (Hint: Madonna's makeup artist, the late Paul Starr, may have something to do with it.) Plus, listen in to hear who’s surprisingly the best in the business to work with, and who Davis had the unfortunate luck of plowing down head-on in the studio hallway. And, we get the low down on what Davis has up his sleeve next—a business venture that strays from the world of cosmetics... Over 20 years old, Smashbox is still a top seller in stores even as the Colour Pops, Anastasias and Urban Decays keep growing. (Fun fact! Max Factor was the first brand to sell makeup in drugstores, did ya know??) How do they keep the momentum going? We’ve got the insider insights, all on today’s Breaking Beauty. Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Audio production: Olivia Nashmi Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya Subscribe to us here: iTunes: goo.gl/oKyjFx Soundcloud: goo.gl/xUXC3v Stitcher: goo.gl/5d8oFX Google Play: goo.gl/cDpMwT Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca - Check our blog for all products mentioned. Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast #FoundersRule

Dec 06, 2017
Ep. 14 #TheGlowDown Featuring Emma Guns, Van Der Pop And Lancome Le Teint Particulier
39:27

Welcome to our latest episode of The Glow Down! We are so excited to chat with fellow beauty podcaster Emma Gunavardhana of The Emma Guns Show. This U.K. based former print editor started out at O.K. Magazine before venturing into the world of audio storytelling. She's a host with heart, covering topics from red lipstick (empowering or beauty myth?) to coping with panic attacks. We love how she brings us all the feels no matter what she's talking about! Find out what her most memorable celeb encounter was back when she was a baby beauty editor, and which red lippie won her #RedDread project. #oneredforall? We also give you the complete #GlowDown on the latest (and greatest?) custom foundation that's just landed in Canada: Lancôme Le Teint Particulier. How's it living up to the hype? And finally, what's the buzz on cannabis beauty? Carlene first wrote about this trend in The Coveteur a few months ago and this week we chatted with Odessa Paloma Parker, a Head of Content at Tokyo Smoke,  a lifestyle brand with high end coffee, an elevated retail experience and its signature collection of smoking accessories and founder and CCO of Van der Pop, April Pride. Her hemp self-care line is just the tip of the next big beauty wave coming to a state or province near you? Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Audio production: Olivia Nashmi Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya Subscribe to us here: iTunes: goo.gl/oKyjFx Soundcloud: goo.gl/xUXC3v Stitcher: goo.gl/5d8oFX Google Play: goo.gl/cDpMwT Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca - Check our blog for all products mentioned. Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast #FoundersRule

Nov 15, 2017
Ep. 13 Drunk Elephant Skincare Founder Tiffany Masterson
36:51

In this episode, we chat with the founder of Drunk Elephant Skincare, Tiffany Masterson. Drunk Elephant is the fastest-growing skincare line in Sephora's history. This Texan mother of four pioneered what she calls "clean-clinical" - -marrying the best all-natural ingredients with the best man-made, safe synthetic ones. Find out which products are worth the spend, what it's like to be a self-taught formulator, who her famous childhood best friend (it's got a celeb twist!) and what this super buzzy brand is working on next. Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Audio production: Olivia Nashmi Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya Subscribe to us here: iTunes: goo.gl/oKyjFx Soundcloud: goo.gl/xUXC3v Stitcher: goo.gl/5d8oFX Google Play: goo.gl/cDpMwT Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca - Check our blog for all products mentioned. Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast #FoundersRule

Nov 02, 2017
Ep. 12 #TheGlowDown Featuring Full Coverage Podcast Co-Hosts Lindsey Kelk and Harriet Hadfield
31:01

In this episode of #TheGlowDown, hear all about Carlene testing out a Valmont facial that's a $plurge; Jill gets baby skin thanks to Dermalogica and we ring up the hosts of a super fun beauty podcast - Full Coverage. Listen in as author and beauty lover Lindsey Kelk and makeup artist Harriet Hadfield (who paints the faces of Rita Ora and Charli XCX) dish on what their most embarrassing beauty moments are and if they had a beauty magic wand - what gone but not forgotten beauty faves would they bring back?? Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Audio Production: Olivia Nashmi Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast

Oct 20, 2017
Ep. 11 GLOSSIER FOUNDER EMILY WEISS
45:44

She's the Founder and CEO to watch, and she started a revolution with Glossier, a millennial beauty brand that's commanded line-ups around the block with its era-defining pink-and-white packaging and its inclusive, raw beauty campaigns. She's Emily Weiss, and she's the 32-year-old  New Yorker fronting Entrepreneur Magazine and Forbes' lists alike.  Find out why the other leading beauty brands are chasing Glossier's "v-commerce" business model (we didn't know what it was either!); learn the secrets behind Emily's editorial roots - including whose bathroom was the most epic for Into The Gloss #TopShelf, her art for crowd-sourcing the brand's next innovations; and what she really remembers about those days interning at Vogue and making her debut on The Hills. But most importantly, why is Glossier's Boy Brow the number one best-seller, exactly? We weigh in with our review of the most iconic product. Plus, don't miss Emily's personal beauty hacks—and what she wore to our interview. Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Audio production: Olivia Nashmi Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya Subscribe to us here: Subscribe to us: iTunes: goo.gl/oKyjFx Soundcloud: https://goo.gl/xUXC3v Stitcher: https://goo.gl/5d8oFX Google Play: https://goo.gl/cDpMwT Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast #FoundersRule

Oct 05, 2017
Ep. 10 #TheGlowDown Ft. Patrick Ta, Petra Collins, Fenty Beauty & ELLE Canada's Victoria DiPlacido
26:45

In this episode - we get the scoop on Toronto Fashion Week (including insider secrets from photographer and Gucci muse Petra Collins), Review a hot new fragrance and detail our TIFF celeb sightings. Plus we phone-a-friend, Victoria DiPlacido from ELLE Canada to go behind the scenes at the Fenty Beauty Launch Party in New York. And the King of Highlighter (and Kiss New York Pro spokesperson), Patrick Ta, tells us the craziest place he's ever done Chrissy Teigen's makeup! Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast

Sep 19, 2017
Ep. 09 Nudestix Founders Taylor and Ally Frankel
36:07

They’re beauty moguls, and they’ve just barely graduated high school. Meet Taylor and Ally Frankel, co-founders of Nudestix, the Canadian beauty brand with a teenage global following. With their mother Jenny Frankel—a chemical engineer who once developed blockbusters for M.A.C. and started up Cover FX—the Nudestix sisters have created a name for themselves with their brand of vegan, no-makeup makeup that rendered ladylike compacts “old-fashioned” the second their line of Crayola-like sticks hit Space NK in 2012. Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast #FoundersRule

Sep 07, 2017
Ep. 08 #TheGlowDown Featuring Tracey Cunningham and Joyce Bonelli
22:22

In our second mid-month episode of The Glow Down by Breaking Beauty, we catch up with celebrity hair colourist extraordinaire Tracey Cunningham (who tends the manes of everyone from Khloe Kardashian to Emma Stone to Jennifer Lopez) about her secret weapons for her signature, super natural hair colour that always manages to look healthy no matter how much bleach is in the cup. We also get the scoop on the very famous helping hand who got Cunningham started in the beauty biz in the first place (guesses... guesses... anyone?) Intern Emily chats with Joyce Bonelli who was in town to kick-off the Shoppers Drug Mart My Bold makeup event. Bonelli's artistry may or may not have inspired the colour range for Kylie Lip Kits (her most famous client. Finally we report from behind the scenes at the Miss World Canada Pageant -- talking with backstage makeup artist Jennifer Turner on how to get pageant-ready (including what NOT to do). And, she chats with Miss Manitoba Courtney Mandock to find out what it's like to compete in a beauty pageant in 2017. Because we know what you're thinking, whyyyyyyyy? Well, have a listen to what one contestant has to say, maybe she'll surprise you.  Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast

Aug 18, 2017
Ep. 07 Rodial and Nip + Fab Founder Maria Hatzistefanis
34:36

Maria Hatzistefanis is such a beauty boss that she's created not one, but two, blockbuster beauty brands in less than 20 years. Also known as the street style-leaning Instagrammer @MrsRodial, her luxury line, Rodial, is known for its headline-grabbing ingredients like "snake serum." A unit of the brand's Dragon's Blood Sculpting Gel sells every minute around the globe; even Kate Moss is a super fan of the skincare and Kim Kardashian's makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, @MakeupByMario is a fan of their makeup. Meanwhile,  Nip + Fab is like Rodial's kid sister brand—POW ingredients at drugstore prices (pssst... Kylie Jenner can't get enough). And in this episode, you'll hear the bombshell that's coming from Nip + Fab next. Plus, listen in on Maria's highs (landing said Jenner as the first face of Nip + Fab, a mentor spot on the Project Runway spinoff Fashion Startup) and lows (getting fired sucks, just ask Carlene, who overshares again in this episode) and how it takes both ups-and-downs to make for the damn good stories she's written about in her new book, How to Become an Overnight Success, available now on Kindle and Kobo. Ready to hear the Coles notes? Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast #FoundersRule This episode brought to you by Clearly.ca

Aug 03, 2017
Ep. 06 #TheGlowDown Episode featuring Hung Vanngo
21:54

Introducing The Glow Down by Breaking Beauty!! By popular demand, join us for our mid-month mini episodes where we dish about breaking beauty news, product reviews, celeb hair and makeup artist chats, give you our hot takes on trends, answer your burning beauty q's and more. For our launch ep, we give you all the scoop on #Glossier coming to starting NOW, chat with Selena Gomez makeup artist Hung Vanngo, reveal the summer beauty woe Carlene Higgins and Busy Philips have in common (shout out to Tips Nail Bar) and what it's like to take a selfie with Gigi Gorgeous Let us know what you think of our pilot episode, what you want to hear more of, what to axe... we want to hear from you! Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast

Jul 18, 2017
Ep. 05 Fresh Beauty Co-Founder Lev Glazman
38:48

In episode 5, we chat with Lev Glazman, co-founder of Fresh Beauty. Dreams do come true, people. We are beyond excited to launch episode 5, featuring one of the original inspirations for the Breaking Beauty Podcast!! Grab a glass of rose (or, vodka?!), because Lev Glazman, co-founder of Fresh, is a master storyteller of the highest beauty order. Growing up behind the Iron Curtain, Glazman knew the power of beauty products better than anyone. Find out how his childhood, marked by moments sneaking through the black market for contraband perfume, foraging for berries by dawn to make his OG face masques and even a stint cleaning houses, would lead to a global empire. Why is the brand’s iconic Crème Ancienne, a cold cream based on a 2,000-year-old recipe, made by monks, worth-the-spend? What was Glazman’s single scariest moment when he thought they may go bankrupt? Why does Jill still keep her tattered and torn Fresh Oval Soaps on display in her bathroom? And finally, what does the co-founder have brewing next? (We’ll give you a hint, it’s NOT a beauty product and fellow industry mega Bobbi Brown is headed in the same direction.) Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast #FoundersRule This episode brought to you by Clearly.ca

Jul 06, 2017
Ep. 04 Caudalie Skincare Founder Mathilde Thomas
28:05

In this episode, we chat with Mathilde Thomas, co-founder of all-natural French skincare brand, Caudalie. Their Beauty Elixir sells once every 30 seconds around the globe, and it's loved by celebs like Madonna and Rosie Huntington Whitely. She details the secrets of French Girl beauty and how 60 Minutes helped put her on the map. Plus get the scoop on how she's reinventing the spa experience with her new Parisian-inspired concept that's rolling out across the globe. Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast #FoundersRule This episode brought to you by Clearly.ca

Jun 08, 2017
Ep. 03 The 7 Virtues Founder Barb Stegemann
32:49

In this episode, we chat with Barb Stegemann, social entrepreneur and Founder of The 7 Virtues fragrances. Barb recounts how a chance event in Afghanistan led to her becoming one of the most inspiring girl bosses in the beauty business today with her line of all-natural, ethically-sourced perfumes. Sephora recently hand-picked to be part of their Accelerate program in 2017 so the future is bright.

May 10, 2017
Ep. 02 Nannette de Gaspe Dry Masks Founder Nannette De Gaspe Beaubien
28:16

Welcome to Breaking Beauty! Behind every beauty bestseller, there's a damn good story. Hosts and beauty editors Jill Dunn & Carlene Higgins chat with founders of the buzziest beauty brands. In our second episode, we speak to Canadian banker-turned-beautypreneur Nannette de Gaspé Beaubien, founder of Nannette de Gaspé dry masks. Find out why her breakthrough, Youth Revealed dry masks for face and body took home the Best Indie Beauty Brand Award at the 2017 Beauty Industry Awards; whether the new Uplift Revealed plumping dry masks for boobs and butt really work; and discover why Charlotte Tilbury's Instant Magic Dry Sheet Mask, made by the very same Quebec-based biotech company, is just the start of an industry-wide trend. Jill and Carlene share their thoughts on trying the dry masks themselves as they chat with Nannette de Gaspé on everything from her most embarrassing beauty moment of all time to getting the exclusive scoop on what the founder has up her sleeve next (you're not going to want to miss this!) Plus, could this patented, biomimetic vector technology, be the answer to needle-free Botox, for real? The answer, in this episode. Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast #FoundersRule

Apr 11, 2017
Bonus episode! Get to Know Your Breaking Beauty Hosts Jill and Carlene
18:14

In this bonus episode, we take a minute to chat about our inspiration and go deep on some of our fave beauty editor moments and personal fave products.

Mar 23, 2017
Ep. 01 Omorovicza Skincare Founder, Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza
26:22

Welcome to our premiere podcast! In our first episode, we speak to Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza, founder of Omorovicza, about how she went from 'naive' southern belle to diplomat to Hungarian nobility. You'll hear all about her first job at the mall (who hasn't been there!?), the stumbling blocks along the path to success(9/11), her internship traumas at Vogue, her fairy tale romance with husband and co-founder of the line, Stephen, and the biggest thing she learned after 10 plus years of dazzling elite spa goers around the world with her luxe, all-natural range.

Mar 20, 2017
Breaking Beauty Podcast Trailer
01:10

A sneak peek of our new beauty podcast!

Mar 18, 2017