Breaking Beauty Podcast

By Dear Media, Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins

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Get ready with us! We’re Jill and Carlene, two longtime beauty editors who have seen it all and swatched it all, and now we’re here to tell you what’s good. Whether you’re searching for the latest insider-fave foundation, building a gimmick-free skincare routine, or interested in exploring culture through a beauty lens, tune in every Wednesday for epic guests like Makeup By Mario, Dr. Pimple Popper and Jonathan Van Ness (say what?!) Plus, don’t miss our monthly #DamnGood reviews of trending drugstore and spendy finds that are worth the $$$ – you’re glowing already!

Episode Date
🎉 200th Episode Special 🎉 Recapping The Juiciest Moments in Breaking Beauty History (What Made Us Laugh, Cry, Cringe & Everything In-Between)
53:03

Pop the bubbly! We’re officially celebrating 200 episodes of Breaking Beauty Podcast.

Joining us for this very special episode is our producer, Michelle Harrison, live from the Dear Media HQ. Tune as we recap and react to some of the most emotional moments in the show’s history - from the interviews that left us teary-eyed to the ones that made us LOL and the one celebrity anecdote that made us go viral. Plus, at long last, we discuss *That* interview (IYKYK). Yep, we’re going there.

 

To our lifelong listeners, we wanna thank you for joining us on this beauty-full ride! You’ve been helping us build Breaking Beauty together. And to celebrate this milestone, we are excited to introduce our new logo and website, dreamed up by the pros at Metier Creative. Would love to hear your feedback  - were there any personal favourite moments for you that you think we might have missed?  Hit us up on Instagram, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

 

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

 

Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 



Fleur and Bee
Check out Fleur & Bee’s 100% vegan and cruelty-free line of natural skincare products at fleurandbee.com and use promo code BREAKING to get 15% off.


Neutrogena Canada

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer lotions and face mist sunscreens provide safe, lightweight, non-greasy sun protection that’s ideal for every day. They absorb quickly, leaving skin feeling soft, clean and fresh with a shine-free finish. Visit www.neutrogena.ca for information on the products and www.melanomanetwork.ca for more on melanoma prevention. 

 

*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


Produced by Dear Media Studio

Nov 24, 2021
RIP Tati Beauty! Blue Light, Schmoo Light! Plus, How-To Build An Everyday Sunscreen Routine With Dermatologist Dr. Katie Beleznay
35:55

In partnership with Neutrogena Canada  – we’re here to remind you that sunscreen szn isn’t over! Consulting dermatologist Dr. Katie Beleznay is here with tips on how-to build your perfect protective skincare routine, answering questions like: Do you really need to wear a separate moisturizer in winter? Can you use sunscreen over face oil? And what’s the best way to reapply over makeup?

But first, Jill and Carlene pop off on the week’s beauty news, starting with their take on Ariana Grande’s new makeup line, r.e.m beauty. And on the cusp of Billie Eilish’s debut scent, find out why celebrity fragrances are back with a vengeance, and why they may smell a whole lot different this time around. Plus, we break down the demise of  Tati Beauty. And finally, have you been duped by blue light marketing claims with skincare? How one content creator got the assignment all wrong.

 

Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

 

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

 

Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast!

This episode is brought to you in partnership with Neutrogena Canada.  Visit www.neutrogena.ca for more information and www.melanomanetwork.ca for information regarding melanoma prevention. 

 

*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


Produced by Dear Media Studio

Nov 17, 2021
Dr. Shereene Idriss, AKA #PillowTalkDerm Serving The Real Tea On Skin Care Scams
41:11

As a leading board-certified dermatologist with a posh new practice overlooking Bryant Park, Dr. Shereene Idriss, AKA #PillowTalkDerm has amassed more than 350K-strong Instagram fans who come for her epic junk science takedowns, and stay for the real talk on routines, ingredient 101 and more. In today’s episode, the Pillow Talk Derm breaks down current trending topics, from skincare “microdosing” to TikTok-famous trends like chlorophyll water and DIY salt water sprays

 

Find out why Dr. Idriss believes hyaluronic acid is way overhyped, and why it could be causing more harm than good, along with the #1 product from The Ordinary that she believes is worth the hashtags. Plus, find out why she does her bedtime routine well before dinner, how-to treat dry lips using her trademark “basting” technique, and hear early clues on her very own skincare line that she’s been busy working on behind the scenes. 

 

Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

 

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

 

Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

 

Ouai

 

Discover a new OUAI of life with cruelty-free, sulfate-free, and paraben-free hair care, body, and fragrance products from OUAI. Go to TheOuai.com and use code BEAUTY to get 15% off your entire purchase. 



*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


Produced by Dear Media Studio

Nov 10, 2021
“The Great Reset” With Dermalogica Founder Jane Wurwand, LIVE from Los Angeles! Extended Cut
56:53

Today we’re welcoming Jane Wurwand, co-founder of Dermalogica, the skincare brand Jill can’t stop raving about! Recording straight from their HQ in Carson, California, we meet the legend who managed to take an indie skincare spa brand and turn it into a multi-million-dollar success story, passing the torch of self-actualization to hundreds of female entrepreneurs with their education-first approach in the process. In this do-not-miss episode, Jane gives us a sneak peek into her newly launched book, Skin In The Game: Everything You Need is Already Inside You

 

For anyone looking for a post-pandemic reset, Jane schools us on how to tap into your own purpose, sharing the lessons she’s learned through intimate, say-what?? stories. Find out how her father’s early passing ignited a fire in Jane as a 5-year-old girl growing up in Scotland, and how a trip to Japan inspired Dermalogica’s iconic Daily Microfoliant exfoliating powder – now celebrating its 20th anniversary. Plus, find out what Jane has to say about “Clean Washing,” the one thing that still needs to change in the industry, and why to her, “Beauty” is a dirty word.

 

*Special thanks to Dermalogica for providing travel and accommodations to Breaking Beauty for this story.

 

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Talkspace

 

Match with a licensed therapist when you go to talkspace.com and get $100 off your first month with the promo code BEAUTY.

 

Nutrafol

 

Grow thicker, healthier hair by going to Nutrafol.com and entering promo code BREAKING to get $15 off your first month’s subscription. Plus, free shipping on every order. Available to US customers for a limited time. 

Cetaphil

 

As part of Cetaphil’s ongoing commitment to science-backed skincare, five of their most beloved products, including the Gentle Skin Cleanser, have been newly formulated to better meet the needs of even the most sensitive skin. Visit www.cetaphil.com for more information, or check them out on Instagram and Facebook.

 

Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

 

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

 

*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


Produced by Dear Media Studio

 

Nov 03, 2021
The #DamnGood Product Reformulations of 2021, So Far
36:58

We’re all on beauty product journeys, and when you find your ride-or-die – you’re set for life. Or so you think. But what happens when the brand comes along and decides to reformulate your forever love?! This week Jill and Carlene investigate the many reasons why we’ve seen so many reformulations of cult-fave products in 2021. Then, stay tuned as they count down their #DamnGood 2.0 faves, including a flex on an iconic antioxidant serum, a highly-anticipated vegan lipstick and a rare anti-drying purple toning shampoo that made the Breaking Beauty cut. Plus, meet the Oribe of sunscreen, a revamped brand so gorgeous, you’ll wanna wear SPF everyday of the year.

 

This episode is brought to you in partnership with Prevage


PREVAGE Anti-Aging Daily Serum 2.0 is Elizabeth Arden’s #1 anti-aging serum, now with 4X the antioxidant power. Supercharged with idebenone, the new-and-improved formula now contains 10 new, powerful ingredients to further protect against environmental damage, clinically proven to improve the appearance of fine lines, dark spots, firmness and elasticity. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart.

 

Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

 

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



*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


Produced by Dear Media Studio

Oct 27, 2021
What People Don’t Tell You About Freezing Your Eggs, HD-Proof Acne Hacks & Auntie Beauty Secrets With Family Karma Bravoleb Anisha Ramakrishna
39:47

Bonafide reality star Anisha Ramakrishna, fashion designer and host of Currently Cringing Podcast is here and she’s bringing the BDE! Anisha left a glamourous career in New York City and a long-term relationship before moving back in with her parents at age 35. Whelp! That’s not all. Anisha froze her eggs, all by herself, and she spills all – along with catchphrases like “Twat Waffle” and “Dollar Store Drake” – on her hit Bravo reality show about the dazzling Indo-American experience, Family Karma. Anisha tells us everything about her connection with Dr. Brandt, and how she successfully controls her cystic acne while keeping skin HDTV-proofed, hunny.  Plus, Auntie beauty secrets galore in today’s giggly episode.

 

Don’t forget to tune into Jill and Carlene’s episode on Currently Cringing, where they’re sharing their favourite beauty products fit for a Bravoleb-on-a-Budget.

 

Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter

Join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

 

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

 

Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

 

Cetaphil

 

As part of their ongoing commitment to science-backed skincare, Cetaphil recently revealed new formulations for five of their most beloved products - including the Gentle Skin Cleanser - to better meet the needs of even the most sensitive skin. Visit www.cetaphil.com for more information, or check out Cetaphil’s Instagram and Facebook @CetaphilUS. 

 

*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


Produced by Dear Media Studio

 

Oct 20, 2021
The Linda Evangelista Bombshell, Next-Gen Brazilian Buttlift & How-To Get Your Safest Procedure With “Tweakments” Journalist Alice Hart-Davis
49:01

Are the kind of non-surgical treatments you get on your lunch break really any safer than they were 20 years ago? In light of Linda Evangelista’s recent Cool Sculpting lawsuit and Lilly Lashes founder Lilly Ghalichi’s under eye filler-gone-frightful, we’re putting some of the most popular treatments of the social media era under a critical lens. Joining us on the mic today is U.K.-based journalist, author and self-described “tweakments” expert Alice Hart-Davis

 

Alice has been reporting on non-invasive cosmetic treatments for over 20 years, while her website, The Tweakments Guide, is the definitive British resource for finding the practitioners Alice trusts with her own face. In today’s episode, find out which procedures are most – and least – likely to leave you with a botch job, along with the 411 on a newer Brazilian Butt Lift coming down the pike, fat transfers and Alice’s best tips for finding a practitioner you can trust in the rare event something does go awry.

 

Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

 

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

 

Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

 

Ouai

When you’re ready to undo some hair damage, hit the reset button with the Ouai Detox Shampoo. Go to Theouai.com and use code BEAUTY to get 15% off your entire purchase.

 

Cove

Cove, the leading online migraine clinic, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of migraines- all from the comfort of your own home.  Go to www.WithCove.com/BEAUTY for 50% off your first month of medication and free two day shipping.


Thursday Plantation

Thursday Plantation is the #1 natural brand for acne-prone skin in Australia who just launched their Tea Tree and Manuka Honey Clay Mask, and Tea Tree Cleansing Bar. Try it yourself with our exclusive 15% off offer. Visit www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca with promo code BEAUTY15



*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


Produced by Dear Media Studio

Oct 13, 2021
#DamnGood Drugstore Finds: TikTok’s Favorite Tinted Serum, A Worth-The-Waitlist “Sunscreen Foundation,” An Under $10 Bottega-Green Nail Polish & More!
44:17

Is that L’Oréal Tinted Serum really as good as TikTok makes it out to be? Is Tower 28’s new “Sunscreen Foundation” really worth the wait list? Which acne spot corrector is making a visible difference on Carlene’s kid’s face? Jill and Carlene are on a roll testing the latest skincare and cosmetics hitting store shelves and get this: everything is under $40! Okay, we lied. There is one hot tool review coming in at $60 but still, come on!! With more honest reviews (#damngood and not-so-good,) you’re not going to want to start the cart before listening to this money-saving, beautifying episode.

 

Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

 

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

 

Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

Talkspace
Talkspace is the #1 online therapy platform and they invite you to start feeling better with a single message. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to Talkspace.com and make sure to use the code BEAUTY to get $100 off of your first month, and show your support for the show. 

Nutrafol
Nutrafol is a 100% drug-free oral supplement that’s clinically shown to improve hair growth and thickness with less shedding. You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND support our show by going to Nutrafol.com and entering the promo code BREAKING to save $15 OFF your first month’s subscription.

 

Cetaphil

Cetaphil has been caring for sensitive skin for nearly 75 years and they recently revealed new formulations for five of their most beloved products - including the Gentle Skin Cleanser - to better meet the needs of even the most sensitive skin. Visit www.cetaphil.com for more information, or check out Cetaphil’s Instagram feed and Facebook page.



*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


Produced by Dear Media Studio

Oct 06, 2021
From A Strap-On Cryo Mask to a Mix-It-Yo' Self Vitamin C Potion, These Are The #DamnGood Fall 2021 Products We Can't Stop Talking About
45:37

Brrr… is it getting fresh in here? That’s not the cool fall air, it’s Charlotte Tilbury’s new “Cryo” face mask that you strap on straight-outta the freezer! In today’s episode, Carlene & Jill test the latest, buzziest fall beauty products, like Drunk Elephant’s overhauled Vitamin C-Firma Fresh Day Serum that you mix yourself for max potency. Jill dabbles in colour-correcting using Chanel’s fancy new Le Teint concealers. And is Selena Gomez’ highly anticipated first mascara (one entire year in the making) living up to her millions of fans’ expectations? Dr. Dennis Gross cracks the freshness code with swipe-on retinol pads that just may rival the OG Alpha Beta peel on Jill’s permanent top shelf. A Van Gogh-inspired fragrance that truly is a “work of art,” and more must-gets in today’s must-listen episode!

 

Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter

Join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

 

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

 

Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

 

Flip Beauty Shopping App

Flip is the new interactive way to shop for beauty products. Download FLIP beauty shopping app in the Apple App Store and Google Play today. Simply search for “FLIP Beauty Shopping App” and USE CODE GLAM30 for 30% OFF towards your first purchase, plus enjoy free shipping and returns.

Thursday Plantation:

Find out why Thursday Plantation is the #1 Natural Brand for Acne-Prone Skin in Australia, helping Canadians find clearer-looking skin since the 90’s. Get 15% off by visiting www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca with promo code BEAUTY15 




*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


Produced by Dear Media Studio

Sep 29, 2021
Fashion Week Is Back, Baby! Beautycon Re-Rises! Plus! A Derm Solves Our Sensitive Skin Woes
43:37

It’s the first day of fall, and a busy AF September. That’s okay because Instagram is on FIRE with beauty lewks that are inspiring us to break out of our bare faced slumps! First up, we recap our top #ICYMI moments from Spring 2022 Fashion Week so far –  including the runway show that inspired Carlene’s new favourite lippie look. Next, we dive into the beauty news of the moment, like what the heck is happening with Beautycon, celebrity plastic surgery doppelgangers and Kylie’s new-new baby-care line (yep!!). 

 

Finally, Carlene reveals her skincare routine fail that led to a fortnight of itching. Stay tuned as Dr. Laurel Geraghty helps solve our sensitive skin woes, in a phone-a-friend segment brought to you by Cetaphil. You’ll find out the difference between sensitive skin vs sensitized skin, the fastest way to fix a flare up, along with the simple routine (and ingredients!) you need to keep sensitive skin calm, cool and collected (like do you really need to avoid exfoliation?) Join us for a definitive round of True or False, sensitive skin edition.

 

Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

 

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

 

Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

 

Cetaphil
Our conversation with Dr. Geraghty is brought to you in partnership with Cetaphil. Cetaphil’s iconic, best-selling cleansers and moisturizers – Gentle Skin Cleanser, Daily Facial Cleanser, Moisturizing Cream, Moisturizing Lotion and Advanced Relief Lotion – are now reformulated to better meet the needs of even the most sensitive skin. Follow Dr. Geraghty on Instagram and Cetaphil on Instagram, TikTok and Facebook to continue to learn more about the new and improved formulas. 

 

Flip Beauty Shopping App

Flip is the new interactive way to shop for beauty products. Download FLIP beauty shopping app in the Apple App Store and Google Play today. Simply search for “FLIP Beauty Shopping App” and USE CODE GLAM30 for 30% OFF towards your first purchase, plus enjoy free shipping and returns. 

 

*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


Produced by Dear Media Studio

Sep 22, 2021
How-To Build Your Perfect Makeup Bag with Celebrity Makeup Artist Jamie Greenberg aka Jamie Makeup!
40:21

Ready for a makeup bag makeover? LA-based celebrity makeup artist Jamie Makeup aka Jamie Greenberg works with the real ones in Hollywood: Busy Philipps, Mindy Kaling, Kaylee Cuoco and Tracee Ellis Ross. When she’s not serving up red carpet glam on Kristen Stewart for her Spencer premieres, “Everyone’s Personal Makeup Artist” is sharing real-life makeup tricks on her Instagram, testing the latest viral TikTok trends along with her own pro tips on how-to get more – for less.

Today, Jamie jumps on the mic to help decode the best base products for your everyday makeup routine, including her top budget buys, how to manage foundation for oily skin, and the eye primers she relies on for eyeshadow that will.not.smudge. Then, stay tuned for Jamie’s tips on nailing a 1-minute monochromatic makeup look, her holy grail mascaras, lip balms that actually work (!), and the lippies guaranteed to last all damn day.

 Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter

Join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

 

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

 

Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

 

Flip Beauty Shopping App

Flip is the new interactive way to shop for beauty products. Download FLIP beauty shopping app in the Apple App Store and Google Play today. Simply search for “FLIP Beauty Shopping App” and USE CODE GLAM30 for 30% OFF towards your first purchase, plus enjoy free shipping and returns.

Thursday Plantation:

Find out why Thursday Plantation is the #1 Natural Brand for Acne-Prone Skin in Australia, helping Canadians find clearer-looking skin since the 90’s. Get 15% off by visiting www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca with promo code BEAUTY15 

 

PayPal

PayPal QR Code payments are now accepted at CVS® stores nationwide. To get $10 cashback on your first transaction of $20 or more, just head to your local CVS and pay using your PayPal or Venmo app. To see terms and learn more about how to earn $10 cashback, go to paypal.com/beauty

 

*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


Produced by Dear Media Studio

Sep 15, 2021
Summer Fridays Co-Founder Marianna Hewitt on How-To Make It On Social Media, Jet Lag Mask’s 2.0 & Her Holy Grail Hair & Makeup Products
44:25

Beauty entrepreneur, influencer and fellow podcaster Marianna Hewitt is on the mic today! One million Instagram followers have been following her every creamy, dreamy move since she won Allure’s Beauty Blogger Of The Year Award back in 2014. Today, Marianna reveals the killer instincts she put to social media in order to dream up the perfect, vibey skincare brand for the Instagram Age, Summer Fridays, alongside fellow influencer Lauren Ireland.

 

Best known for its iconic sky-blue tube, fans fell hard for the photo-friendly, supes-hydrating Jet Lag Mask. Today, you’ll hear the highs and lows of creating a viral-hit product, including details on what’s behind the latest reformulation. Then, stay tuned to hear Marianna’s ride-or-die drugstore buy, the one nail polish she can’t quit, along with the no-fail beauty hacks she uses to look so glowy and gorge in picture-perfect selfies.

 

PLUS! Tune into the Life With Marianna podcast today to hear Carlene and Jill on “The Top 7 Trends You're Going to See Everywhere in Fall 2021." Disco brows anyone?!

 

Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

 

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

 

PROMO CODES: Support our show partners while saving money and supporting the making of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

 

Cove

Cove is the leading online migraine clinic, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of migraines. Get the relief you need right now by going to cove.com/BEAUTY for 50% off  your first month of medication and free two day shipping in the US.

 

Fleur and Bee
Check out Fleur & Bee’s 100% vegan and cruelty-free line of natural skincare products at fleurandbee.com and use promo code BREAKING to get 15% off.

 

Nutrafol
Nutrafol is a 100% drug-free oral supplement that’s clinically shown to improve hairgrowth and thickness with less shedding. You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND support our show by going to Nutrafol.com and entering the promo code BREAKING to save $15 OFF your first month’s subscription.

 

*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


Produced by Dear Media Studio

 

Sep 08, 2021
Facelift Realness, Celebrity Bathing Smackdown, and Everything To Know About The New Dyson Hair Dryer Flyaway Attachment!
40:24

The sun may be setting on summer, but is there a more exciting month in beauty than September?!! Carlene and Jill catch up on the latest beauty news, including the upcoming MET Gala seating chart everyone is meming about, along with Rihanna’s new, billion-dollar crown, Marc Jacobs’ facelift, which celebrities are dropping new beauty lines this week and their own thoughts on the A-List bathing habits smackdown happening on Twitter right now.

 

Plus, Jill fills us in on the 5 W’s of Sephoria’s virtual event happening this month, before your hosts reveal which fall beauty launch they’re most looking forward to trying. Jill blesses us with a mini #damngoods review of Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer’s new, flyaway-obliterating attachment that sold out in the U.K. in two days. And finally, get the full-court scoop on Jill and Carlene’s Fall 2021 Beauty Trend Report on the Life With Marianna Podcast with host Marianna Hewitt, airing on Tuesday, September 7th.

 

Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

 

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

 

Promo Codes: Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

Conair

Get faster, longer lasting waves with the Conair Double Ceramic Triple Barrel Waver available here at Conair.com

Talkspace

Start feeling better with a single message. Match with a licensed therapist when you go to talkspace.com and get $100 off your first month with the promo code BEAUTY.

Fleur and Bee

Check out Fleur & Bee’s 100% vegan and cruelty-free line of natural skincare products at fleurandbee.com and use promo code BREAKING to get 15% off.

 

*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


Produced by Dear Media Studio

Sep 01, 2021
Teen Skin 101: Pro Tips for Building Your Very First Skincare Routine, Featuring Celeb Esthetician (and Mom!) Shani Darden
26:40

Just in time for back-to-school SZN, we’re welcoming back LA-based celebrity facialist and skincare founder Shani Darden, whose clients include fellow mamas Jessica Alba, Shay Mitchell and Molly Sims. Some of you might remember Shani from episode 90 when she talked to us about the “Three Facial Treatments Guaranteed to Transform Your Skin.” Today, we’re chatting skincare commandments for the PG 13 human in your life, inspired by Shani’s Instagram series “Skincare Habits to Teach Your Kids,” where she features her own tween daughters, Lennon and Phoenix.  

 

You’ll find out how many steps works best for an effective AM and PM skincare routine - whether it’s all about healthy hygiene habits or minimizing blackheads and fine bumps in the T-zone. We find out which ingredients are safe for children's skin, as we discover the specific cleansers, moisturizers, sunscreens and masks that Shani personally has lining her daughters’ top shelves. Plus, how young is too young to dabble in professional facial treatments? When is it time to make a dermatologist appointment for your tween or teen? Skin School is officially in session!

 

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Fleur and Bee

Fleur & Bee is a skincare line that’s 100% vegan and cruelty-free. To check out their line of natural skincare products just head to fleurandbee.com and you can use code BREAKING and get 15% off

 

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Aug 25, 2021
Tower 28 Beauty Founder Amy Liu on How She Built The Hottest Makeup Brand of The Year (& What She’s Launching Next!)
48:28

Amy Liu is the founder of Tower 28 Beauty - named after the Tower 28 lifeguard tower at the crossroads of the Santa Monica pier and Venice Beach. Based on its rad aesthetic – sunset-esque cream blushes, bronzers and lip glosses tucked into clear acrylic packaging – you’d never guess that it’s the only make-up brand to follow the U.S National Eczema Association’s guidelines, which means their makeup contains zero potentially irritating ingredients for sensitive skin. What’s more, none of Tower 28’s vegan and cruelty-free products cost a penny over $28. 

 

Tune in to find out why Tower 28 has risen to mass fandom in just two years since its launch, earning celebrity fans like Olivia Munn, Mandy Moore and Kate Bosworth. Amy explains the magic behind the surprising #1 best-seller, the SOS Daily Rescue Facial Spray, which people have been using to treat maskne, soothe skin post lasers – anywhere there’s fire. Plus, we chat with the Asian-American entrepreneur about how she’s turning the “California Girl” cliché on its head, and even more inspiring ways she’s mentoring the next gen of BIPOC founders. Then, listen to the end for major hints on what Tower 28 will be planning to drop next! 

 

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Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

 

Ethique

Ethique is a New Zealand based Zero-Waste Beauty Brand that focuses on conscious beauty with concentrated formulas. To check out their full-range, visit Ethique.com.  Join the revolution and give up the bottle!



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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


Produced by Dear Media Studio

Aug 18, 2021
How To Create A Brand That People Love With Coveteur Alum, Métier CEO & Sidia Founder Erin Kleinberg
41:19

Erin Kleinberg knows what’s up when it comes to killing the branding game. She’s the CEO and co-founder of Métier Creative, an award-winning advertising and branding agency with clients like Live Tinted, La Mer, The Ouai, Saie beauty – they even built Megababe’s visual I.D. from the ground-up. She was also one of the original co-founders of The Coveteur, not to mention her own fashion label, SIDIA, which has earned accolades from the likes of Vogue and Women’s Wear Daily.

 

If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to create a brand that people clamour for, tune in to find out what’s in the secret sauce behind the world’s most beloved beauty brands. Whether you’re an entrepreneur yourself or a content creator, you’ll learn the insider tips for building engagement, loyalty, conversion and what makes a launch instantly pop instead of instantly flop. Plus, you’ll hear the behind-the-scenes on what your hosts are up to this summer, with all the glow up details that are in the works for Breaking Beauty Podcast right now... (P.S. Have you picked up your super-soft Breaking Beauty Scrunch yet?)

 

 

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Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

 

NUTRAFOL

 

You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND support our show by going to Nutrafol.com and entering the promo code BREAKING to save $15 off your first month’s subscription. This is their best offer anywhere and it’s only available to US customers for a limited time. Plus free shipping on every order. 

 

CONAIR

 

Get faster, longer lasting waves with the Conair Double Ceramic Triple Barrel Waver available here at Conair.com

 

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


Produced by Dear Media Studio

 

Aug 11, 2021
#DamnGoods Summer Speed Round Edition! The Top 20+ Products We’re Using Right Now
45:55

Today we’re shaking up our monthly #DamnGoods episode… with our first ever speed-round edition!! That means more product reviews than ever before. 20 products x 2 minutes each - can your long-winded hosts Jill and Carlene really do it!!? The stage is set to discuss: a redness corrector that doubles as an SPF, a multi-tasking, age-defying eye cream, a rare, glow-getting serum for oily-skinned folks, a skin-saving must-have for the beach (it’s not what you think!) plus, Anastasia’s new cream blush Carlene is toting everywhere and the filter-like loose powder she’s been scoring compliments on of late.  

And ICYMI - we launched our first-ever merch!! Meet the limited edition Breaking Beauty Terry Scrunchies. They’re made from sustainable bamboo terry in the perfect summer pink 🎀- they’re SOOOO soft, hella absorbent for days at the pool or beach 💦and the best part is that there are three sizes:⁣ The Baby Terry (amazing for topknots or fine or short hair)⁣ The Just-Right (if you have medium hair this is for you) ⁣ and The Super Terry (this over-sized version is amazing if you have long or thick hair). ⁣Buy them individually or save on the trio.  Can't wait to see how you wear it - tag us on Instagram.

 

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Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

 

Talkspace:
Talkspace is the #1 online therapy platform. Start feeling better with a single message. 

To match with a licensed therapist today, go to Talkspace.com and make sure to use the code BEAUTY to get $100 off of your first month.


Ana Luisa:
We absolutely recommend checking out Ana Luisa. We love them, their pieces start at $39, and you can get 20% off with their summer sale! Using our link  https://shop.analuisa.com/breakingsun #analuisany.

Ethique:
Ethique is a New Zealand based Zero-Waste Beauty Brand that focuses on conscious beauty with concentrated formulas To check out their full-range, visit Ethique.com. They’ve even got these cute little mini bars so you can try different products to find what works best for you. Join the revolution and give up the bottle!



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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


Produced by Dear Media Studio

Aug 04, 2021
Hot Takes on Hot Summer Beauty Headlines! With Nick Axelrod-Welk and Annie Kreighbaum of Eyewitness Beauty Podcast
50:56

In today’s episode we are taking a minute to go behind some of the biggest summer beauty headlines - something we don’t often have the opportunity to do here on Breaking Beauty!  

 

Our guests today are Nick Axelrod-Welk and Annie Kreighbaum, the hosts of Eyewitness Beauty podcast - a weekly show where they talk about the biggest stories in the beauty biz each week, with a healthy dose of pop culture in the mix.

 

Aside from co-hosting their weekly show, Nick and Annie are also brand founders. Nick co-founded luxe body and personal care line Necessaire, after he worked as an editor at legacy media brands like WWD, ELLE before he co-founded Into The Gloss alongside Emily Weiss. 

 

And Annie is a newly-minted brand founder of her body care line called Soft Services - She’s also worked at Into the Gloss and Glossier - first as their Editorial Director and then she served as VP of product development.

 

Tune in as we chat about: Which celeb line is about to pop off? Will the skincare bubble burst? And what’s the next frontier in beauty marketing?

 

And stay tuned to the end for a round of rapid fire round where we get the deets on their best budget beauty SPF, which designer deodorant is actually worth the splurge, which brand is the cheugiest right now in their opinion -- plus the best tip they ever took away from all of the top shelves they profiled during their Into the Gloss days. 

 

And this is a podswap so be sure to catch us over on the Eyewitness Beauty feed this week where we discuss even more product news and play a game called “Paula’s Choice”! 

 

And #ICYMI - mic drop - we now have merch!! Check out our #damngood limited edition extremely soft scrunchies in the perfect cotton candy pink. They’re made from supremely soft sustainable bamboo terry, they never slip or pull hair, and they come in three sizes: Baby, Just Right and Jumbo (the size of a personal pizza!). Shop now in the Dear Media store. 

 

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

 

Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

 

The Inkey List:

If you’re confused about skincare or have a question about your skin, or the products you should use, check out #ASKinkey on social, follow @theinkeylist on social media or visit theinkeylist.com to discover the right ingredients for you.

 

Ana Luisa:

We absolutely recommend checking out Ana Luisa at: https://shop.analuisa.com/breakingsun. We love them, their pieces start at $39, and you can get 20% off with their summer sale! #analuisany



*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


Produced by Dear Media Studio

Jul 28, 2021
The Grown-Up’s Guide to Treating Adult Acne (Cystic Breakouts + Fine Lines + Scarring, Ugh!) With Celebrity Esthetician Renée Rouleau
45:01

Celebrity facialist to famous faces like Demi Lovato, Lili Reinhart and Lisa Rinna, Renée Rouleau is dialing in with expert tips on one of the most frustrating of skincare conundrums, adult acne! In today’s episode, the seasoned skincare educator explains the root causes of adult acne, why chin and jawline breakouts are so common and the real talk on what you can expect from your skincare, your facialist – and when it’s time to go see a derm. Plus, we get the #glowdown on what an ideal adult acne skincare routine looks like (depending on which type of acne you have!) from the best types of cleansers, exfoliators and treatment ingredients to tackle spots, without sacrificing wrinkle prevention and glowy hydration.

 

PLUS: Happy 25th Anniversary to Renée Rouleau Skincare! Visit and follow our Instagram @breakingbeautypodcast for details on how-to win an exclusive $500 Renée Rouleau Skincare giveaway!!

 

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Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 


Ana Luisa
Ana Luisa is a jewellery brand that aims to make simple yet stunning pieces you'll reach for every day. We absolutely recommend checking out Ana Luisa at: https://shop.analuisa.com/breakingsun. We love them, their pieces start at $39, and you can get 20% off with their summer sale! #analuisany



The Inkey List
The Inkey List is a skincare brand that exists to simplify our skincare routines and provide answers to all your skincare questions to enable you to make better decisions for your skin. If you are confused about skincare or have a question about your skin, or the products you should use, then you can check out #ASKinkey on social media, or follow @theinkeylist and/or visit www.theinkeylist.com to discover the right ingredients for you.




*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


Produced by Dear Media Studio

Jul 21, 2021
The #DamnGood Skincare Tools That are Actually Worth The Cheddar with Lauryn Bosstick aka The Skinny Confidential
54:43

Joining us in this special edition of The Top #DamnGood Skin Gadgets Evah, we’ve enlisted the help of beauty guinea pig extraordinaire, Lauryn Evarts Bosstick of The Skinny Confidential! Lauryn is a mega-influencer, fellow podcaster and Mom to the most adorable baby girl, Zaza. Plus, she’s just launched her very own ice roller and face oil! All of that, and Lauryn recently published her second book, Get the F*ck Out of the Sun, a practical, fun guide that’s chock-full of skincare tips from influencers like Marianna Hewitt, estheticians like Sonya Dakar, dermatologists like Dr. Dennis Gross and we’re featured in the book too!

 

Tune in as we review a boatload of beauty gadgets, from big-spender devices to Amazon steals. Red light gizmos, the microcurrent GOAT, facial cupping, facial reflexology, we review it all! Finally, PODSWAP Alert! Catch us over on The Skinny Confidential’s podcast feed this week, where we’re sharing our best summer beauty tips - like how to reapply sunscreen - and we go so deep on our holy grail beauty products, we even reveal which toothbrush we’re using right now.  


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

 

Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

 

The Inkey List
The Inkey List is a skincare brand that exists to simplify our skincare routines and provide answers to all your skincare questions to enable you to make better decisions for your skin. If you are confused about skincare or have a question about your skin, or the products you should use, then you can check out #ASKinkey on social media, or follow @theinkeylist and/or visit www.theinkeylist.com to discover the right ingredients for you.

 

Sakara:
Sakara delivers organic, plant-rich meals and functional products to doorsteps in the US. And right now, Sakara is offering our listeners 20% off their first order when they go to Sakara.com/BEAUTY or enter code BEAUTY at checkout.


Nutrafol:

Nutrafol is a 100% drug-free oral supplement that’s clinically shown to improve hairgrowth and thickness with less shedding, through all stages of life. You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND support our show by going to Nutrafol.com and entering the promo code BREAKING to save $15 OFF your first month’s subscription 

 

*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


Produced by Dear Media Studio

Jul 14, 2021
How-To Slay The Summer With Molly Sims & Emese Gormley of Lipstick on the Rim Podcast
43:23

You may know her from her viral TikTok vids or perhaps you’ll recognize her from years of vogueing for CoverGirl -- it’s model and mom super-influencer Molly Sims! Also joining us on the mic, we’re welcoming her co-host on Lipstick on the Rim podcast, Emese Gormley, fashion PR maven, baby food titan and total beauty aficionado! These two besties are like the fun, friendly and totally hawt Mom group you really wanna hang with, and when you look over, they pour you a tequila-spiked Paloma and start casually spilling their secrets to looking buff, glowy and beautiful (with zero judgments.)

No topic is off limits! Listen in as we reminisce about the first time we met many years ago at a charity gala (oh, the memories!) Then, we’re talking Mommy Makeovers, why liposuction might actually suck, body confidence boosters, what’s in their summer makeup bags and finally, the one skincare item that legit changed their skin. Cheers to that!

Wait, we’re not done the gab-sesh just yet! Catch your Breaking Beauty hosts on a rousing rapid fire round of current beauty faves over on Lipstick on the Rim podcast this week. We’re talking fast and furious about our new warm weather essentials – eye palettes, cheek tints and redness-obliterating magic creams, right this way!



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Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 


Talkspace:
Talkspace is the #1 online therapy platform. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to Talkspace.com and make sure to use the code BEAUTY to get $100 off of your first month, and show your support for the show. 


Ana Luisa:
We absolutely recommend checking out Ana Luisa ❤️ 

We LOVE them, their pieces start at $39, and you can get 20% off with their summer sale! Using my link ☀️☀️☀️  https://shop.analuisa.com/breakingsun- 

#analuisany

Ethique:
Ethique is a New Zealand-based zero waste beauty brand -- all about handcrafted solid shampoos, conditioners, face & body, beauty bars that are cruelty-free & vegan. Visit www.Ethique.com to check out all of their zero-waste beauty products -- and their newly launched Lip Balm available in 5 different flavors that you can actually plant. 

 



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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


Produced by Dear Media Studio

Jul 07, 2021
A Lip Balm You Can Plant (Whoa!!) & More Zero Waste Beauty Updates With Ethique Founder Brianne West
40:55

Today we’re partnering with our friends at Ethique - the beauty brand that completely popped off after Ashton Kutcher and Britney Spears shared on social media - to find out how we can reduce alllll of the waste that comes out of our beauty routines. New Zealand-based brand founder and biochemist Brianne West is here to school us on the single tweak that you can make to your getting ready routine that will have the biggest impact on the planet, the dirty cosmetic ingredient guilty of messing up our waterways and the worst culprits when it comes to unethical ingredient sourcing.

Plus, did you know that Ethique’s concentrated beauty bars have saved 11 million plastic containers from reaching landfills since its launch in 2012? Find out what you can expect when you’re trying one of these innovative beauty bars for the first time, whether it’s a skincare serum, face cream or shampoo and conditioner. And stay tuned to hear all about Ethique’s brand new lip balm that you can actually plant — packaging and all — in your home garden (mind blown!)



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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


Produced by Dear Media Studio

Jun 30, 2021
Meet the TikTok Stars Setting Their Own Beauty Standards featuring Shina Novalinga & Michelle Chubb
27:44

Indigenous content creators Shina Novalinga and Michelle Chubb have amassed nearly 3 million followers on TikTok in just over one year, earning headlines on Vogue.com and Teen Vogue, collabs with big beauty brands like L’Oréal Paris, Clarins and Redken and now, they’re being featured together in a major beauty campaign with Sephora. But their transformative glow-ups are a little different. Today we’re learning about Inuit face tattoos, jingle dresses and how reclaiming your true identity is the only path to success.

 

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Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

 

The Nue Co:
The Nue Co creates clean and sustainable supplements with proven results. They take a holistic approach to skincare, with a focus on the connection between inner and outer beauty to deliver ingestible and topical supplements that improve the long-term health of your skin. Try their hero skin supplements including PREBIOTIC+PROBIOTIC, SKIN FILTER, SKIN HYDRATOR and THE PILL. You can try all the products available from The Nue Co. including their products for gut health, stress and sleep with 20% off using our promo code BEAUTY

 

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


Produced by Dear Media Studio

Jun 23, 2021
Replay! Meet The Mysterious Makers Behind Viral Hit Brands like ColourPop, KKW & Tati Beauty: Laura Nelson and John Nelson, the co-founding siblings of Seed Beauty
45:18

Meet power siblings, John Nelson and Laura Nelson, the mysterious makers behind Seed Beauty, a beauty incubator that’s launched mad successes like ColourPop, Kylie Cosmetics, KKW Beauty, and most recently, Tati Beauty by mega influencer Tati Westbrook.

In today’s episode, we visit Seed Beauty’s HQ in Oxnard, California, to peep the direct-to-consumer brands capable of taking a single customer request from concept to creation in just five days!!! John and Laura reveal the answers to the question on everybody’s mind: how is it possible to deliver high quality products at such a low price, so fast? Case in point: Jill and Carlene’s fave Super Shock Shadows from ColourPop – gorgeous cream-to-powder pigments that sell for just $6 bucks.

In their first podcast ever, John and Laura trace the story behind how Seed Beauty came to be – pivoting the family business from one of the largest outside suppliers for global beauty brands to a vertically integrated platform launching its own brands. We get the juice on how a certain Kardashian family spun their warehouse into overdrive, and you’ll hear some hints on what this industry power player has cooking up next.

As always, drop us a line in our private Facebook chatroom or shoot us a DM on Instagram – we love hearing from you! Or call us and leave us a voicemail: 1-844-227-0303

 

Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

 

The Nue Co:
You can try all the products available from The Nue Co. including their products for gut health, stress and sleep with 20% off using code BEAUTY

 

Nutrafol:

Nutrafol is a 100% drug-free oral supplement that’s clinically shown to improve hairgrowth and thickness with less shedding, through all stages of life. You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND support our show by going to Nutrafol.com and entering the promo code BREAKING to save $15 OFF your first month’s subscription 

 

Skillshare:
Skillshare an online learning community that offers membership with meaning. Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/BEAUTY and get a free trial of Premium Membership. 

 

Barefoot Scientist:
Barefoot Scientist products are specifically formulated for the unique needs of your feet. Our listeners get an exclusive 20% off their first order at barefootscientist.com using code: BEAUTY



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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Jun 16, 2021
The #DamnGood “Summer Dresses” of Makeup We’ll Be Wearing All Season Long
42:24

We’ve officially made the makeup-bag switchover! Today, we’re telling you all about our latest cosmetic discoveries that we’ll be reaching for all summer long. Tune in to hear about the natural-finish compact powder said to transform into a liquid foundation upon hitting your skin. Plus, we reveal our favourite skin-enhancing luminizers that put their shimmery predecessors to shame, along with the blushes and “blonzers” (that’s right, a blush + bronzer hybrid) that are perfect for getting that #PeachesChallenge glow. We also discover a fluffy-effect, stay-put mascara we’re counting on to get us through the sweatiest of days, and we reveal the tinted matte lip balm so smooth, and so diffuse-y, you’ll want to scoop up every single shade. 

 

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Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

 

Sakara:

 

Sakara is a nutrition company that focuses on overall wellness, starting with what you eat. And right now, Sakara is offering our listeners based in the US 20% off their first order when they go to www.sakara.com/BEAUTY  or enter code BEAUTY at checkout. 

 

The Nue Co.:

Try all of the products available from The Nue Co. including their products for gut health, stress and sleep and  visit www.TheNueCo.com  for 20% off using our code BEAUTY at checkout.

 

*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


Produced by Dear Media Studio

Jun 09, 2021
WTF is The Beauty Sandwich? (And Do We Need One??)
40:48

Today we’re chatting with Iván Pol - AKA The Beauty Sandwich - to find out why A-Listers like like Lizzo, Salma Hayek and Miranda Kerr are lining up for the signature facial treatment said to sharpen cheekbones, lift jowls and carve out contours – with zero needles or downtime. We find out the secrets behind all the fire, including his proprietary skincare innovation, a sold-out “Sau7e” that’s creating so much buzz, a popular HBO show is using it across its entire cast in place of makeup. Plus, we get the goods on his 4-day, “Wedding Cake Facial,” along with the next big development he has baking in the oven, and his top products, gizmos and tricks to snatch your own face to the gods.

 

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Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

 

Storyworth:
Give your dad the most meaningful gift this Father’s Day with StoryWorth. Get started right away with no shipping required by going to StoryWorth.com/beauty.  You’ll get $10 off your first purchase. 

 

Talkspace:
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Jun 02, 2021
Meet the Glossier Alum bringing skin-first-cosmetics to melanin-rich complexions, Ami Colé Founder Diarrha N’Diaye
48:53

Today we’re welcoming Diarrha N’Diaye, founder of the hotly anticipated Ami Colé, a new, eco-friendly beauty range born in Harlem, inspired by Senegal. Hailed as “No Makeup Makeup for Melanin-Rich Skin” by Women’s Wear Daily, Ami Colé is about celebrating – rather than covering up – dark skin tones. Launched just last week, the indie start-up has attracted investors like Hannah Bronfman and Versed Skincare’s Katherine Power, while Katie Jane Hughes and Emily Weiss are already singing its praises on Instagram.

 

Tune in as Diarrha N’Diaye recalls rising through the ranks at L’Oréal Paris and Glossier before cultivating her own beauty line, crowd-sourced from a BIPOC community of 400 over three years. Plus, we chat about self-acceptance, representation in the beauty industry, the challenges of launching during a global pandemic and the gap that still exists to get brands like Ami Colé to market. Finally, find out how Diarrha plans to take Ami Colé beyond beauty, creating a community where women of colour are free to exhale.

 

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Hi-Smile

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May 26, 2021
“Take It To The Tits!” & More “Anti-Aging” Skin Commandments With Caroline Hirons
45:01

Hands up if you want youthful skin for as long as you can?! (Everybody, we know.) Notorious for her No-B.S. skincare advice, Caroline Hirons is here to spill the tea. The long-time YouTuber and blogger has trained in more than 100 beauty brands, creating bespoke facials and educating teams internationally for top-tier beauty companies around the world. Caroline has also written a best-selling book, simply titled “Skincare,” and most recently, Caroline founded “Beauty Backed",” a U.K.-based organization helping salons and spas get back on their feet after the pandemic.

Today, Caroline is sharing her top age-well skin tips, including the advice she wishes she told her younger self. Plus, the skin guru debunks some of the biggest myths going in the beauty industry when it comes to blue light and your skin, neck creams, whether luxury skincare is actually worth the big bucks, and egads! She even shares why she is not necessarily a fan of the 60-second cleansing rule. Plus, stay tuned to find out why Caroline Hirons is leaving the YouTube game and - plot twist!- could she be starting her own podcast??? Well, if it’s good enough for the Royal Couple…

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May 19, 2021
It's The "I Can't Believe It's Not Luxury!" Episode (Epic Budget Beauty Finds That Go Wayyyy Beyond The Drugstore
49:35

This week, we’re shining a light on the latest under $25 beauty finds that are so #DamnGood, you’d swear they cost a small fortune. Get ready to hear our honest reviews on Glossier’s new Cleanser Concentrate, a gender-inclusive skincare line that pretty much is The Gucci, a dupe for M.A.C’s Powder Kiss Liquid Lip Colour, the nail collab you never saw coming and a new home fragrance that you’d swear was designer. (Okay, we may have snuck in a hair tool that’s under $40, but still you guys!!!)

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May 12, 2021
Victoria Beckham on Building Her Beauty Empire, Dealing with Haters & Miami-Style Bronzing Hacks With Victoria Beckham Beauty Co-Founder Sarah Creal!
51:52

In her very first beauty podcast, Victoria Beckham is here alongside Sarah Creal, co-founder of Victoria Beckham Beauty. In today’s episode, Victoria recalls how the “Girl Power” of the Spice Girls helped fuel her sustainable-luxury beauty range, reportedly raking in nearly £2 Million within 3 months of its launch in 2019. 

 

Sarah reveals how much research Victoria *really* put into the creation of the hit celebrity line, and we get the goods on the all-time best seller – an eye makeup must for Mom’s on the go – plus, their top tips for applying the upcoming new Victoria Beckham Beauty Matte Bronzing Brick, inspired by Posh’s life in Miami.

 

But first, we go deep on the topic of self-image, as Victoria recalls being bullied both as a child, and in the noughties when the harrowing paparazzi showed young Hollywood zero mercy. Then, we get seriously UPLIFTED with insider tales involving a run-in with Beyonce, developing makeup shades with Harper, how the duo have been coping during quarantine – and we find out what else is on the ladies’ top shelf (including a surprising drugstore fave!) 

 

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Hi-Smile

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May 05, 2021
How-To Find a Sunscreen You Can Really Trust With Dr. Michelle Wong, AKA Lab Muffin Beauty Science
48:06

Today we’re chatting with Dr. Michelle Wong, known for her easy-to-understand explainers on her Lab Muffin Beauty Science blog and YouTube channel, to break down recent headlines around sunscreens not living up to their SPF rating on the label. (Hello, Purito-gate and Krave-gate!) But that doesn’t mean you should give up on sunscreen – quite the contrary. Tune in for Michelle’s expert advice on finding not only a lovely textured sunscreen that isn’t greasy, chalky and doesn’t mess with your makeup, but one that you can trust to perform as it claims. That’s right, she’s naming names! 

Plus, Michelle reveals how we might be sabotaging the strength of our SPF ourselves – Gwyneth, we’re looking at you – with some helpful tips on how to actually boost sunscreen efficacy, along with the best way to reapply it throughout the day. And if you love today’s episode, be sure to check out Michelle’s awesome new 12-part podcast series called Skincare School, co-hosted by Adore Beauty’s Senior Editor Amy Clark. Happy Sun Days!

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FUNCTION OF BEAUTY
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MODERN FERTILITY
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STORYWORTH
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Apr 28, 2021
Is This $265 “Self-Healing” Face Cream Really The GOAT? An Augustinus Bader Explainer
43:30

Augustinus Bader’s pricey “The Cream” is only three years old, so why is it already outpacing industry legends like La Mer and Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair? Earlier this year, WWD’s Beauty Inc. voted the iconic blue bottle in the #1 spot on its list of the 100 Greatest Skincare Products Of All Time,” as voted by 300 industry insiders. Celebrities are hooked, and sales of the $265 anti-aging moisturizer jumped from $20 million to $70 million in 2020 – pandemic be damned! 

 

Today, co-founders Augustinus Bader and biotech investor Charles Rosier explain the science behind the “self-healing” cream, inspired by the German stem cell scientist’s miraculous wound-healing hydrogel he developed that when applied topically to severe burn victims, eliminated the need for invasive skin grafts and surgeries – with astonishingly superior results. We’ll find out how this stem cell cream is radically different than any of the other “stem cell” creams lining store shelves; why they recently upgraded the hero formula, and (scoop alert!) what high-tech products you can expect next.

 

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Hi-Smile
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Skillshare
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She’s Birdie
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Jenni Kayne
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Apr 21, 2021
What Does Cruelty-Free Beauty Really Mean? Your Complete 101 Guide
45:32

Welcome to Earth Month! Today we’re finding out why “Cruelty-Free” cosmetics is the topic on everyone’s lips – and what it means, really. Helping us navigate, Carlene and Jill are joined by expert blogger Suzana Rose – aka Cruelty-Free Kitty – whose watchdog blog has earned upwards of 600K page views per month, and has been featured in Byrdie, Refinery29, and BBC. Plus, Dr. Carol Treasure hits us with some scientific realness. She’s the founder and CEO of the UK-based XCellR8, an ethical testing lab devoted to 100% animal-free testing for leading cosmetic companies and ingredient suppliers. 

Listen in as we cover the fundamentals of what constitutes cruelty-free beauty, and the big head-scratcher: why some beauty companies might still be animal-testing today. Plus, we unpack the latest headlines you may have seen around China's Animal Testing Laws coming into effect May 1st, 2021. Stay tuned until the end to find out which logos you can really trust when you’re shopping (like, does a Bunny on a label suffice?) along with a few of our guests’ personal cruelty-free faves.

 

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Modern Fertility
Whether you’re years away from kids or thinking of trying soon, Modern Fertility guides you through your fertility hormones now so you have options later. Modern Fertility is offering our listeners based in USA $20 off the test when you go to www.ModernFertility.com/breakingbeauty

 

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Apr 14, 2021
The #DamnGood Body-Ody-Ody Sauces + Straight Up Solutions We Recommend Right Now
49:55

Is body care the new skin care? If the throngs of body sauces, XL exfoliating sheets and pedi-in-a-sock launches are any indication, you can bet your butt it is. But are they all worth the cheddar? In today’s #DamnGoods edition, we tell you everything there is to know about Dr Dennis Gross’ Body Exfoliating Pads, inspired by the iconic 2-step Alpha Beta pads that acne sufferers adore for the face. We’ll fill you in on Fenty’s new Body Sauce Luminizing Tint and how it compares to last summer’s Fenty hit, Body Lava. Plus, we tested a slew of body lotions to let you know which one ticked all the boxes  – along with the cutsie body lotion that didn’t quite measure up to its cult face care successes. Finally, stay tuned ‘til the end to hear about some solid — and not so solid — solutions for how to get your smoothest bikini line shave evah. Short shorties be ready!

 

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Talkspace
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Coola

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

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Apr 07, 2021
What’s The Real Tea on Celebrity Beauty Brands? We’re Spilling All With The Double Cleanse Podcast twin Co-Hosts James Welsh and Robert Welsh
55:51

Why does every celebrity suddenly have their own beauty line? Today, we spill the tea with the twin brothers behind The Double Cleanse Podcast, skinthusiast James Welsh and makeup pro Robert Welsh, here to help separate the #DamnGood vanity brands from the #DamnSheBetterDon’t! Stay tuned to hear our hot takes on JLo Beauty, Lauren Conrad Skin, Keys Soulcare, Humanrace Skincare x Pharrell, Lisa Rinna Beauty and Halsey’s line, About Face. Plus, we give you a sneak peek at Dolly Parton’s debut fragrance dropping this summer, “Scent From Above,” along with our predictions on the celeb lines we think should be popping off next.

 

Podswap Alert!  Love this episode? The crackups keep rolling on The Double Cleanse podcast this week, where Carlene and Jill join James and Robert on their show to recap the most iconic beauty moments in history - and why they are still so impactful today. Be sure to listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts Spotify or wherever you like to listen.

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Mar 31, 2021
Your Head-to-Toe, Do's and Don'ts Skincare Guide with LA Beautyologist
48:33

We’re getting a head-start on Hot Girl summer prep with Nayamka Roberts-Smith, aka LA Beautyologist and the “Internet’s Esthetician,” – who Cardi B also counts on for her facials! Nai’s 500K YouTube fans come for the no B.S. advice, like the simple #60SecondRule she coined that’s changing people’s cleansing routines – and their skin– for the better. 

 

In today’s show, we ask Nai about some of the biggest Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to all of the DIY grooming we’ve been attempting while we can’t get to our beloved estheticians. Nai gives us the head-toe treatment on everything from peel-off masks, pore vacuums, dermaplaning and solutions for keratosis pilaris (that chicken skin on the back of the arms, ahem.) Stay tuned to the end as Nai reveals which at-home skincare devices she thinks are really worth the money.

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Clarins 

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Mar 24, 2021
Bonus! How To Give Yourself a Spa-Worthy Facial At Home
39:39

In partnership with our friends at Clarins, this is your step-by-step guide to giving yourself a spa-worthy facial at home. In today's episode, we speak to Clarins Vice President of Education, Christy Cella, who schools us on how to get pro results at home, whether you have sensitive, oily or dry skin. We find out:  Do you really need to steam? Can you safely do extractions yourself? What’s the right way to apply eye cream? Plus, we learn the spa-proof lymphatic drainage method to soothe puffy eyes – and fill you in on Clarins’ latest release, an eye cream that lifts, soothes and tightens in 60 seconds flat. Hold onto your lemon water and get your fluffy slippers ready, self-care is here!

 

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

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Mar 22, 2021
Soko Glam Co-Founder Charlotte Cho on Her New Book, "Triple-Cleansing" & Why K-Beauty’s “Golden Age” is Far From Over
47:31

Nearly a decade ago, Charlotte Cho introduced North America to the concept of the “10-Step Korean Skincare Routine” via her e-commerce destination, Soko Glam, along with its genius sister blog on all things K-Beauty, The Klog. Since then, Charlotte has become a bonafide esthetician, a best-selling author and co-founder of her own skincare lines, Then I Met You and Good (Skin) Days. In the meantime, K-beauty is thriving –  it’s now a $13.1 billion phenomenon, all thanks to the Korean “skin-first” philosophy, renowned for coaxing a radiant, makeup-free glow.

Today, Charlotte tells us why one of the very first products that she developed, Then I Met You Living Cleansing Balm, has now won 15 awards and why the holy grail product was recently named Product of the Year by British skin expert Caroline Hirons. Then, stay tuned as Charlotte schools us on the next skincare secrets in K-Beauty: hydrating acid toners, “triple cleansing,” “cushion” sunscreens and more. And finally, listen in as Charlotte gives us a sneak peek at her second book, The Little Book of Jeong, set for release this summer – along with the steps she’s taking beyond beauty to #stopasianhate.

Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter,  Join our private Facebook group

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Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

 

Sakara
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Clarins

Get 10% off your purchase of Clarins Total Eye Lift by using code BREAKINGBEAUTY10 at Clarinsusa.com


Nutrafol
You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND support our show by going to Nutrafol.com and entering the promo code BREAKING to save 20% off your first month’s subscription. 

 

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Mar 17, 2021
The Best of Spring 2021 Part Deux! The Viral Hits (and Misses!) in Makeup, Hair & Fragrance
48:33

Last week in Part 1 of our Best of Spring #DamnGoods Special, we revealed the latest skincare buys that are highly recommended by Jill and Carlene. Today, they review the viral hits (and misses!) that you’re probably seeing all over your feed. From the sold-out Anastasia “Brow Freeze” that’s earned 3 million views on TikTok to the “Sky High” Maybelline mascara that even drugstores can’t keep in stock – listen in to hear what’s worth the chase. But that’s not all, Carlene gets all swoon-y about some new fragrances she thinks would befit all of those smokeshow scenes in Bridgerton. And, stay tuned as your humble hosts peel back the curtain on the marketing hype machine to expose the beauty products that are really not worth the cheddar. 

 

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Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

 

Clarins
Clarins Total Eye Lift is a complete anti-aging eye cream that targets wrinkles, crow’s feet, dark circles and puffiness. Discover more at clarinsusa.com and Get 10% off with code ​BREAKINGBEAUTY10.

 

She’s Birdie
She’s Birdie is an easy-to-carry personal safety alarm that’s simple to use. ShesBirdie.com is offering Breaking Beauty listeners 15% off your first purchase!  Go to www.ShesBirdie.com/BREAKING.

 

Coola 

Check out the new COOLA Organic Skincare on COOLA.com. Coola is giving Breaking Beauty listeners 10% off your first order with code BEAUTY

 

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


Produced by Dear Media Studio

Mar 10, 2021
Meet The #DamnGood Spring 2021 Skincare Buys That Are Actually Worth The Hype
43:41

What’s up, Spring? This week, listen in as we share the latest #DamnGood skincare buys we solemnly swear are worth the hype– along with the sleeper hits that nobody needs to be sleeping on. You’ll hear about a brand-new French skincare brand –  it’s The Ordinary-meets-Tata Harper – that we predict will be the next beauty editor darling. Plus, we talk about the Korean “Eye Cream For Face” (?!) trend that’s touching down in North America even as we record, with a drugstore buy that’s selling every 10 seconds in the U.K. right now. A new Skinceuticals antioxidant serum for oily skin that might just take the place of Jill’s precious CE Ferulic?! You’ll have to hear it to believe it. And in a stunning Part Deux, we’re back next week with our #DamnGood Spring 2021 picks in makeup, haircare and more – including a test-drive of a viral sensation taking over TikTok

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

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Mar 03, 2021
How to Fix Your Quarantine Nails With Celebrity Manicurist Marian Newman
44:11

Meet Marian Newman aka THE Queen of Nails. No, literally, the nail expert was recently awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the beauty industry during Covid-19, and she knows so much about nails, she even launched an online diploma program last month! Marian’s nail artistry has graced the tips of everyone from Kate Moss to Lady Gaga – she’s even written tomes showcasing her backstage-worthy, eye-popping manicures, along with technical textbooks on nail anatomy and salon safety.

Today, Marian joins us on the pod to chat about the budget hand cream that really works, along with the nail polishes that wear the longest without chipping. Then, find out why she believes that at-home UV gel manicures and those viral “burst” gel-polish removers are a massive “Don’t”. Plus, Marian breaks down the *brand new*, crack-filling innovation from CND called Plexigel that's legit the biggest thing to hit the nails category since Shellac.

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Feb 24, 2021
The #DamnGood BIPOC-Owned Beauty Brands to Buy this Month (& Every Month!) With Guest Host Nyakio Grieco of Thirteen Lune
34:05

Today we’re welcoming our second-ever #DamnGoods Guest Host, Nyakio Grieco! Founder of Nyakio Beauty and a brand new, completely inclusive shopping site called Thirteen Lune, Nyakio is here to tell us which Black and Brown-owned beauty brands are topping her top shelf this minute. You’ll find out why the barrier-breaking e-commerce platform has caught the attention of celeb investors like Gwyneth Paltrow, Sean Combs and Naomi Watts. Then, discover “the best leave-in conditioner Nyakio has ever used,”  the multi-purpose dream oil she can’t keep in stock, and our biggest discovery — a face-buffing tool that looks like a portobello mushroom wearing a chunky knit sweater, lolz.

 

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Feb 17, 2021
Patrick Starrr Answers Your Most Googled Makeup Questions!
41:02

Patrick Starrr is the beauty YouTube guru whose massively successful channel has featured celebs like Katy Perry and Naomi Campbell — earning him millions of adoring fans. Patrick is also a budding beauty entrepreneur with his new line, One/Size, and he’s the dazzling host of Say Yas to the Guest podcast. Today, Patrick is here to answer the most Googled beauty questions, like: “How to prevent makeup from getting on your mask,” “How to reapply sunscreen over makeup,” and “How to cover up a hickey with makeup.” WHELP! Don’t miss the beauty pro’s 2021 list of holy grail skincare products and finally, find out why Patrick Starrr says we should all be following YouTube’s The Makeover Guy, stat.

 

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Feb 10, 2021
Paula's Choice Founder Paula Begoun aka "The Cosmetics Cop"
42:25

Paula Begoun is the 67-year-old founder of Paula’s Choice skincare and the author of over 20 books, including Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me. Today, the industry veteran is here to retrace the origin story behind the iconic range, dubbed as “The Original Internet Beauty Brand” and one of the first to go “fragrance-free” long before “free from” lists were even a thing. Today, the 26-year-old company is gaining more popularity than ever before, ranking as one of the Top 5 most-talked about beauty brands on Reddit.

Find out why Gen-Z influencer Skincare By Hyram has touted the best-selling Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant as “Sorcery in a Bottle.” Then, stay tuned as Paula goes off on the biggest cosmetics myths she’s busting these days, as she sets the record straight on the number one threat your skin: ”Inflammaging.” Plus, find out why she thinks antioxidants are the unsung heroes of skincare, along with her predictions on which ingredients are going to peak next (Hint: turns out CBD may have actual scientific legs, guys.) And oh, yes we definitely ask her thoughts on cosmetic surgery.

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Feb 03, 2021
The #DamnGood Beauty Products You're Going To See Everywhere in 2021
51:40

We’ve swept all of the Pinterest and Google trend searches along with the latest cosmetics industry sales data to bring you today’s epic episode: “The #DamnGood Beauty Products You’re Going To See Everywhere in 2021.” Tune in as we discuss why the year’s biggest buzzword, “Skinimalism,” makes so much sense right now, along with our favourite brands leading the charge in the quest to pare down our routines.

Then, we chat about the latest in “low waste” innovations to help reduce your beauty footprint; what’s new in the world of personalized, DIY beauty while we’re missing our professional hair and nail services; and finally, Carlene updates you on the award-winning K18 hair treatment that silkens even the bleachiest of strands.

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Jan 27, 2021
How to Repair Your Skin Barrier With Celebrity Facialist Joanna Vargas
42:21

We’re chatting with facialist-to-the-stars, Joanna Vargas! Joanna counts famous faces like Mindy Kaling and Rachel Brosnahan among her elite clientele. On top of heading up her branded spas in both Manhattan and L.A. and running her eponymous skincare business, Joanna is author of the essential skincare guide, “Glow From Within.” In today’s episode, we’re learning about skin barrier health 101, untangling the biggest culprits that lead to a damaged skin barrier (like, are exfoliating toners as villainous as they’re made out to be?) and how to know when yours has been compromised.

Stay tuned as Joanna shares her top tips for maintaining and repairing a damaged skin barrier, as we discuss everything from skincare “slugging,” to whether humidifiers can actually help to the holy grail products she swears by. But first, we’re kicking it off with a mini “damn goods” review in partnership with one of todays’ show partners, Strivectin. Find out why the brand’s timely new Wrinkle Recode Moisture Rich Barrier Cream had us feeling moist and cocooned all holiday long.

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Jan 20, 2021
Bonus: The Best Drugstore Skincare Products to Buy This Month – Canadian Special!
25:34

We know our #podfam loves a good drugstore find, so we’ve partnered with Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada to get the 411 on the skincare musts that are sure to pop off in January. Maybe you’re looking to add a new step to your skincare routine this year, or maybe you’d like to try out a buzzy ingredient you keep hearing about. Well, we went on a virtual, VIP shopping trip with Shoppers Beauty Pro Chanel Cruz, who fills us on everything from a new, 20% vitamin C capsule that’s the perfect dupe for a pricier, prestige version, to a brand new retinol treatment that cocoons as it refines. Plus, you’ll find out which affordable under-eye patches the retailer can’t keep in stock, and your new BFF for double-cleansing the lazy-slash-busy way.

 

The drugstore insider has all the intel on what’s been selling out since the start of the pandemic – and how consumer skincare habits and attitudes have been changing at home, too. And finally, how on earth do you find the perfect, personalized skincare products when you’re shopping online during a lockdown? Big news! We’ve got the scoop on the retailer’s new, Virtual Skin Analysis Tool that gives you a real-time skin diagnosis, with customized product recommendations -- AND earn those Optimum points -- all without leaving the comfort of your couch. 

 

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Jan 18, 2021
Clarisonic Co-Founder Dr. Robb On The Death Of The Cleansing Brush & His New, $500 “Skincare Appliance,” Opulus
39:23

In today’s founder episode, we’re chatting with Clarisonic co-founder, Dr. Robb Akridge – aka Dr. Robb. The Seattle-based scientist has done everything from studying marine biology to researching AIDS vaccines before pivoting to the world of beauty with his breakthrough invention, the Clarisonic cleansing device. Fans were stunned when L’Oréal discontinued the device last year, and now, Dr. Robb speaks out about how he felt when he learned of the gadget’s demise. 

We trace the Clarisonic’s rise, and ultimate fall. Then, stay tuned to hear about his latest high-tech skincare invention, The Opulus Treatment System, beauty’s first-ever “skincare appliance.” Like your own personal beauty lab, this futuristic innovation whips up potent formulas in seconds, so fresh it’s as if it just rolled off the assembly line. We know, we know: do you really need a $500 skincare appliance? Find out why his second first-to-market invention might have you whipping out your credit card once again.

 

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Jan 13, 2021
Building Confidence with Jonathan Van Ness
42:50

We’re starting off 2021 with a big dose of positivity! And who better to inspire and entertain than the one and only Jonathan Van Ness! You may already know and love Jonathan as the resident grooming expert on Queer Eye. The Emmy-nominated host is also a best-selling author, host of the wildly popular podcast, Getting Curious with JVN and let us not forget his tireless advocacy work for the LGBTQ community. 

As the newly announced Self-Care Ambassador for Biossance, Jonathan loads us up with self-care tips and tricks for cultivating joy and mining the kind of self-confidence that says ‘what’s in her cereal, henny?’ Find out how he mustered the courage to break down so.many.barriers in his own life. Plus, we chat all about his inner-glow skincare routine, writing your own mission statement and how to deal with imposter syndrome. 2021, let’s do this!

 

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Jan 06, 2021
Replay! Huda Beauty Founder Huda Kattan
49:44

Happy New Year everyone! In today’s replay episode, find out why Huda Kattan, Dubai-based founder of Huda Beauty, has been named one of the “Richest  Self-Made Women” in the world. The Iraqi-American makeup artist was an O.G. in the YouTuber space, and she’s still one of the most followed personalities on Instagram, with a whopping 47 million fans following her every move. 

 

Huda shares the origin story behind the brand, starting with the Kardashian-adored false eyelashes that were an instant hit at Sephora, along with emotional insights on the sacrifices made along the way. You’ll also discover Huda’s #1 drugstore foundation, the $$$ skincare item that she claims is completely worth the $500 price tag, along with the self-care practice she’s adapted during quarantine that involves “future energy...”

 

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Dec 30, 2020
Replay! How To Build Your Best Skincare Routine with Celeb Facialist Renée Rouleau
45:18

Happy holidays everyone! Today’s replay episode features aesthetician-to-the-stars, Renée Rouleau. Renée’s career has spanned more than three decades, and she counts famous faces like Demi Lovato, Lili Reinhart and Lisa Renna as clients. Lucky for us, Renée is also super passionate about skin education. Her self-titled website boasts more than 1,000 articles on everything from how to know if your moisture barrier is damaged to the best way to prevent wrinkles starting in your 20s.

In this noteworthy episode, Renée walks us through the exact steps to building a rock-solid skin routine for your skin type, plus she gets down to some skincare 101 like: Does serum go on before or after moisturizer? What the heck is an essence? And how often should you use retinol

Plus, find out why this skin expert thinks our favourite face cleansing balms really have to go (say whaaat?!) Learn anything new? Drop us a line in our private Facebook chatroom or shoot us a DM – we love hearing from you! Or call us and leave us a voicemail: 1-844-227-0303

 

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Dec 23, 2020
Celebs! TikTok! 2021 Forecasts! The Year in Beauty With Allure’s Michelle Lee, Beauty Journalist Dr. Ateh Jewel & Us!
58:37

Phew! It’s been a YEAR - and the beauty industry had a front row seat. Since 2020 was such a rollercoaster ride, we had to recap all of the highs, lows and everything in between. Today we’re hosting a virtual roundtable with very special guests, esteemed British beauty journalist Dr. Ateh Jewel and Michelle Lee, Allure editor-in-chief and co-host of the new, Allure Science of Beauty podcast.

 

Stay tuned to hear our takes on the impact that Covid and Black Lives Matter has had both on the beauty industry and within ourselves. We also recall the viral social media moment that left us shooketh, the important piece of beauty reporting you may have missed this year, our favourite product launches and finally, our crystal ball predictions for 2021. 

 

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Dec 16, 2020
The #DamnGood Skin, Makeup & Hair Products We'll Be Taking Into 2021… and Beyond!
46:33

Le tears! In our last #DamnGoods segment of 2020, we’re bringing you the products so good, we just couldn’t leave them behind. We’ll reveal our pick for the best product among Makeup By Mario’s self-titled range, along with a full review of our most requested brand of the moment: Bobbi Brown’s new makeup line, Jones Road. Plus, how about that high-tech OPTE skincare device to instantly erase hyperpigmentation? Jill tested a half-half face at home, and she lets you know if it’s worth all the Hollywood hype. Finally, Carlene gives you a sneak peek of the secret revolutionary hair product she predicts will gain big buzz in the year ahead…

 

Did you know that Breaking Beauty’s #DamnGoods segments are now our most listened to episodes? Get social with us and let us know what topics, personalities and products you’d like to hear more about as we plan our hot 2021 lineup! Find us on Instagram, Twitter, our private Facebook group

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Dec 09, 2020
Katherine Power, Founder of Versed Skincare & (new!) Merit Beauty
42:03

For our very last founder episode of the year, we’ve brought in the big guns! It’s serial entrepreneur Katherine Power, co-founder of Who What Wear, its spin-off line of street style-inspired fashion, a multitude of media brands and most topping our beauty minds, Versed Skincare. Total estimated value? $100 million dollars. (It’s safe to say we’re taking notes on how to kill it in business, folks.) EXCLUSIVE SCOOP ALERT: Katherine tells us about her newly announced next enterprise, an exciting line of colour cosmetics, called Merit Beauty!!

First, find out why TikTok beauty influencer of the year, Skincare By Hyram, is calling Versed the next CeraVe when it comes to drugstore skincare. We’ll share our personal favourites that we stock up on at Target, while Katherine fills us in on the SEO secret that drove some of the brand’s top-selling SKUs. Plus, how can they possibly make this “clean” skincare line so affordable? We get the answers to that question, too. Finally, stay tuned until the end to hear the official reveal on Merit makeup, including the celebrity who’s already had it in her hot little hands.

Psst! Follow our Instagram to see video footage from our chat, along with details on an exclusive contest we’ll be offering with both Versed and Merit. And don’t forget to drop us a comment to let us know what you think of the episode!

 

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Dec 02, 2020
How To Treat Dark Circles, Undereye Bags & Wrinkles With Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Lara Devgan
47:24

Last week in episode 144 we asked dermatologist Dr. Mamina Turegano to weigh in on all the non-invasive ways to treat dark circles, puffiness, under-eye bags and more. BUT we all know that there’s only so much an eye cream can do, and that’s why we invited Manhattan-based cosmetic surgeon Dr. Lara Devgan on the mic today to continue the conversation. She fills us in on everything there is to know about treating hooded eyelids, dark circles, puffiness, under-eye bags and more, including the #glowdown on costs/downtimes/potential risks when you go the surgical route. We learned so much (fox eye trend! fat transfers! plasma pens!), and know you will too. 

 

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Get your first visit with a board-certified dermatologist on Apostrophe.com for FREE with the code: BEAUTY. This code is only available to Breaking Beauty listeners and you won’t find it anywhere else.  Use code: BEAUTY at sign up and get the visit for free! To get started go to Apostrophe.com and click “begin visit.”

SAKARA
Sakara is a nutrition company that focuses on overall wellness, starting with what you eat. For a limited time, get 25% off your entire order when you go to Sakara.com and enter code BEAUTYEARLYACCESS at checkout.

BOLL AND BRANCH
Boll and Branch make the softest, most comfortable bedding made from certified organic cotton. Get $50 off any sheet set at bollandbranch.com with promo code BEAUTY. Restrictions may apply.  See BollandBranch.com for details.

 

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Nov 25, 2020
Derm-Approved Ways to Treat Dark Circles, Undereye Bags & More with #TikTokDoc Dr. Mamina Turegano
34:24

Do we really need an eye cream? In today’s episode, we set out to answer that very question, with triple-board certified dermatologist Dr. Mamina Turegano, who’s earned nearly half a million TikTok followers with her viral, edu-tainment skincare videos. Dr. Mamina walks us through the causes and treatments for dark circles, undereye puffiness and crow’s feet, including the eye creams that actually wield results, the single at-home gadget that’s worked on her, and the very latest in-office treatments. 

 

Be sure to tune in next week, when we continue our all about eyes exploration with Manhattan-based plastic surgeon Dr. Lara Devgan, with the 101 on solutions that pick up where derm-treatments and eye creams simply can’t. Fox eyes, blepharoplasty and its alternatives, fat transfers – you’ll learn the costs, benefits, downtime and more in the second installment of this two-part special all about your most important, above-the-mask feature.

 

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

 

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Nov 18, 2020
It's Our #DamnGood Holiday Gift Guide!
48:37

Attention Holiday Shoppers! Because the art of gift giving is far from cancelled, Jill and Carlene round up their favourite beauty bundles, baubles and stocking stuffers bound to bring joy to somebody’s face. Carlene crunches the numbers for Sephora’s deluxe skincare kits to find out, which one exactly is the best bang for your buck (aka you’re going to save more than you spend, for reals!) 

Then, your charming hosts propose the best pampering gifts to make friends and family feel like 2020 didn’t happen — for a moment, anyway — along with their pick for the perfect host gift for the most intimate of holiday quarantine gatherings. Covering the bestest in skincare, haircare, grooming, makeup, fragrance and more, stay tuned until the end to find which game-changing gift is such a #damngood dupe, you’ll be crying “Start the Car!”

 

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

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Apostrophe
Apostrophe is a prescription skincare company that connects you with a dermatologist online to help meet your skincare goals. Get your first visit on Apostrophe.com for FREE with the code: BEAUTY.

Hum Nutrition
HUM creates vitamins for skin, body and mood, and they have a special offer just for our listeners. Go to HUMNutrition.com and use code ​BEAUTY​ for 15% off your first order of $29 or more.

Sakara
Sakara is a nutrition company that delivers plant-based, chef-crafted meals anywhere in the U.S. For a limited time, take advantage of their only sale of the year with 25% off your entire order when you go to Sakara.com and enter code BEAUTYEARLYACCESS at checkout.

 

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Nov 11, 2020
Sharon Chuter, Founder of Uoma Beauty
48:04

Today, we welcome Uoma Beauty founder Sharon Chuter, whose Pull Up For Change initiative made headlines when it launched in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests earlier this year. The Nigerian-born activist fills us in on how the powerful social media movement that challenges companies to reveal their diversity reports or stop with the performative posts, is still making major headway today. (Plus, you’ll find out which beauty brand surprised Sharon by continuing to pull up.)

But first, you’ll hear the burning backstory behind Uoma Beauty, including the moments in Sharon’s career working at illustrious beauty conglomerates that compelled her to develop the first “Afropolitan” beauty brand in the biz. Find out why Uoma’s 51 shades of the award-winning foundation go beyond a dazzling array of hues, offering up not one but six formulas that cater to every type on the Fitzpatrick scale, from very pale to deepest dark. Finally, we’ll catch you up on the important cause, #EndSARS, that Sharon is advocating for today, along with her sage advice for tapping into what we’re calling “Big Sharon Energy.”

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Nov 04, 2020
15+ Ways to Make Your Vanity Instagram-Worthy With Curation Queens Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo of A Thing or Two
38:23

Who’s up for a little re-decorating while we’re spending so much time at home? The perfect duo to help us out are Brooklyn-based curation queens Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo of A Thing or Two. You may remember them from the wildly popular (and sadly shuttered) e-commerce platform “Of a Kind,” where their knack for identifying the next big things in shopping and design landed them a spot on Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list, while Fashionista dubbed them the “Most Influential People in New York Fashion Right Now.” 

 

In today’s episode, Claire and Erica dish on every single thing you could want to create your dream beauty space, from the perfect double-duty vanity desk, to the best makeup organizers, to the ‘it’ wall colours, dry flower advice, shower curtains and more! (Guys, we even got excited about trash cans?! ) If you haven’t already, sign up for Claire and Erica’s “10 Things” newsletter, where they expand their enthusiasm for new discoveries across even more lifestyle topics. You won’t wanna shop for your home without their two cents!

 

Btw - podswap alert! We will be featured on Erica and Claire’s show, A Thing or Two, this week, where we’re discussing the biggest beauty industry trends in 2020.

 

For any products mentioned in this episode, check out our blog, where we’ve linked them all for you! www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog

 

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Hum Nutrition

HUM creates vitamins for skin, body and mood, and they have a special offer just for our listeners: go to HUMNutrition.com and use code ​BEAUTY​ for 15% off your first order of $29 or more.

Got Milk

Learn more about milk’s nutrients at whatcantmilkdo.ca, because really, What can’t milk do?

 

Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter and ioin our private Facebook group

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Oct 28, 2020
You Won't Believe These #DamnGood Under $15 Beauty Finds!
52:48

Does our Breaking Beauty #Fam love a deal or what? We’ve gone deep in the drugstore aisles this season to round up the latest cheap thrills and get this: every #damngood product we recommend is under $15!! Starting with two contenders to treat maskne and irritation, you’ll hear about a new K-Beauty pimple patch that can be worn beneath your makeup, along with a hydrogel face mask that’s designed to be worn under PPE. Is it a gimmick or a great? Jill asks her friend Betthany – who’s an actual ER nurse – to put it to the test! 

 

Plus, has Carlene found dupes for Sol De Janeiro’s Fragrance-Free Body Cream and Rare Beauty’s Soft Pinch Liquid Blush? You betcha. She also discovers an undereye concealer that you might decide to trade in your eye cream for. Another great tubing mascara that costs less than your Starbucks order, Glossier’s new enviro-friendly soap bar (with a campaign that’s giving us all the feels) and the one Instagram-worthy hand sanitizer – you’re not going to want to miss this money-saving, skin-craving, dope ass episode!

 

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

 

Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter

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Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

 

Hum Nutrition

Help bring skin, body, hormones and mood into balance by taking the quiz at HUMNutrition.com to get individualized product recommendations from their team of registered dieticians. Use code BEAUTY to get 15% off your first order of $29+.

 

Purple

Experience “The Purple Grid” and you’ll sleep like never before! Go to Purple.com/beauty10, and use promo code beauty10 for a limited time offer of 10% off any order of $200 or more.

Got Milk
Learn more about milk’s nutrients at www.whatcantmilkdo.ca, because really, what can’t milk do? 



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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Oct 21, 2020
Founder of Dr. Sturm Skincare, Dr. Barbara Sturm
32:32

German skincare founder Dr. Barbara Sturm has earned a cult celebrity following that includes Kim Kardashian, Hailey Bieber and Bella Hadid.  On the cusp of her newest outpost touching down in West Hollywood very soon –  you’re about to find out why the brand’s spa facials and Molecular Cosmetics line have become coveted around the world for delivering the famous #sturmglow.

Turns out, this doctor-backed line of luxury skincare isn’t your typical dermatological range. Dr. Sturm is rather a medical aesthetics doctor by trade, a trained orthopedist who once worked on the team who treated Kobe Bryant using PRP (plasma-rich platelet) therapy – the very injectable that inspired her to pioneer the “Vampire Facial”.

We ask Dr. Sturm about the bespoke, $1,400 MC1 “Blood” Cream she invented for her elite clientele that uses proteins from your own blood to promote your skin’s ability to heal itself. Then, stay tuned as she explains the ethos behind her eponymous retail range – premium formulas that shun chemical exfoliation. And just why is the Hyaluronic Serum $300 when The Ordinary’s HA costs only $6? Breaking Beauty fans wanna know!

 

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

 

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Oct 14, 2020
Shaughnessy Otsuji is the Restorative Tattoo Artist Changing People’s Lives
43:58

In today’s episode, Jill sits down – pre-Covid times – with the restorative tattoo artist who’s about to become Los Angeles’ next big brow guru. It’s Shaughnessy Otsuji, co-founder of Studio Sashiko in Vancouver, who’s bringing her coveted “fluffy brows” to a new location in La-La Land next. Shaughnessy’s hyper-realistic approach to natural, microbladed brows has earned a celebrity clientele that includes Bachelorette stars Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jillian Harris – the pro even has her own Instagram filter! 

 

But what really sets Shaughnessy’s work apart is her 3-D, fine art tattoo renderings that far surpass the mighty microblade. Camouflaging scars, disguising stretch marks, even restoring nipples for breast cancer survivors – Shaughnessy and her team’s skills are seriously changing people’s lives. If you’ve ever dreamed of getting back to the brows you once had when you were twelve, tune in as she fills us in on the difference between microblading, brow lacquer, brow lamination and who is the best candidate for each. And, you won’t wanna miss where this trailblazer is taking restorative tattooing next – it’s truly, where no microblader has gone before.

 

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

 

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Learn more about milk’s 15 essential nutrients at whatcantmilkdo.ca because really, what can’t milk do? 



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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Oct 07, 2020
Rare Beauty! Byredo Makeup! The Perf Transitional Cleanser! Our #DamnGood Fall 2020 Beauty Haul Has Arrived
56:39

We’re back with a fresh AF #damngoods episode! First up, there’s so.much.makeup news this season… We review the hotly-anticipated Rare Beauty collection by Selena Gomez, answering the question on everyone’s minds: does the foundation boasting 48 shades hold its own, or is it merely a Fenty-wannabe? Next, we weigh in on highlights from the brand new Byredo Makeup collection, a fire collab between the design-y fragrance house and badass makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench.

We also introduce you to a hurricane-proof tubing mascara, a consciously-crafted tinted moisturizer ideal for last minute Zoom meetings, and a deeply pigmented tinted balm designed to give you that coveted, Snow White-meets-the-witch lip and cheek stain vibe. A Black-owned lipstick brand that’s partnered with Michelle Obama to get you to vote, the perf transitional cleanser that promises not to dry you out, and first impressions of the latest skincare gadget to get on your Black Friday wish list early – consider this your ultimate Quart-What? fall beauty haul.

Want even more of our spot-on product recommendations? Be sure to check out our chat with fellow #podfam, Everything is Fine podcast, hosted by Tally Abecassis and Kim France, where we’re serving some of our fave new cheapie but goodie beauty finds

As always, we’ll list any products mentioned in this episode on our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog

 

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Sep 30, 2020
Huda Beauty Founder Huda Kattan
48:39

Huda Kattan, Dubai-based founder and CEO of Huda Beauty, has been named one of the “Richest  Self-Made Women” in the world. The Iraqi-American makeup artist was an O.G. in the YouTuber space, and she’s still one of the most followed personalities on Instagram, with a whopping 47 million fans following her every move. Today, Huda shares the origin story behind the brand, starting with the Kardashian-adored false eyelashes that were an instant hit at Sephora, along with emotional insights on the sacrifices made along the way.

 

We find out why Huda is calling Wishful Skincare’s latest launch, the Get Even Rose Oil, her “Magic Oil.”  You’ll also discover her #1 drugstore foundation, the $$$ skincare item that she claims is completely worth the $500 price tag, along with the self-care practice she’s adapted during quarantine that involves “future energy...”

 

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

 

Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

 

*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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Sep 23, 2020
Your Biggest Hair Dilemmas, Solved! With Celebrity Hairstylist and Herbal Essences Spokesperson Bridget Brager
36:28

Frizz, dryness, flatness –  here to help with  solutions, we’re sitting down with Herbal Essences Celebrity Hairstylist Bridget Brager. Bridget is a Los Angeles-based hairstylist who works with the glistening manes belonging to stars like Priyanka Chopra, Constance Wu and Millie Bobbie Brown.  We get all the tips on how to avoid breakage, a hack for making hair look thicker, driving moisture into your strands and whether or not those silk pillow cases are greats or gimmicks!

Bridget opens up her virtual, on-set hair kit, sharing her favourite drugstore products to beat frizz, her volumizing splurge that’s *actually* worth the spend, along with her hot tool must-haves you too can use at home to get that fresh-from-your-hairstylist swag. And, stay tuned until the end to find out the haircutting tricks to boost limp hair once salon doors are ready to swing open in your area again [insert prayer hands emoji here.]

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Sep 16, 2020
Breakout TikTok Star “Skincare by Hyram” On Making Products Go Viral, Dealing With Haters and His Personal Skincare Routine (Including His Acne Holy Grail!)
41:19

Meet Skincare By Hyram – aka Hyram Yarbro – the 24-year-old “Skincare Specialist” whose viral videos are making ordinary brands like CeraVe sell out among his six million TikTok Stans. Starting with his popular skincare routine reaction videos launched earlier this year, his #skincarebyhyram hashtag has racked up 1.4 billion views on the platform in just six months. In today’s episode, Hyram discusses his lightning-fast rise to fame, including how he’s dealing with the success – and the mistakes he’s made along the way. 

 

We ask Hyram about that licensing deal we’ve been hearing about (Could “Hyram-Approved” Skincare be hitting store shelves soon?) And, we got you with his product recommendations, too. Find out which budget skincare brand he says is poised to be the next big thing. You’ll also hear about his complete, 4-step skincare routine, including the serum for oily skin he’s calling “sorcery in a bottle.” Finally, we find out which skincare tool is totally not worth the spend, and the skincare trend he’s predicting will be big for 2020 and beyond.

*Trigger warning*
Please note that eating disorders are discussed in this episode

 

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

 

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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


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Sep 09, 2020
A #DamnGood DIY Beauty Special (Recipes for Skincare, Haircare and More!) Featuring Naked Beauty Podcast Host Brooke DeVard.
36:02

Meet Brooke DeVard, host of Naked Beauty Podcast and total DIY skincare guru. Not only is her voice one of the calmest in all of podcasting, Brooke’s show was one of the first to hit the beauty space in 2016. Featuring casual-yet-candid chats on self-care routines along with deeper conversations in how we see the beauty in ourselves, Naked Beauty was nominated for an iHeartRadio Podcast Award earlier this year. Today, the mama-to-be is flinging open her kitchen cupboards to share her #damngood homemade recipes for luscious face oils, bountiful body scrubs, luxurious hair masks and more.

We’re not talking about resting cucumber slices on your eyes here, people! Brooke is delivering all the deets on where to source the best quality essential oils, which types of oils won’t cause breakouts, which dollar-saving skincare must you really should be making at home, and how to avoid an avocado hair mask emergency. (P.S. You’ll find all of Brooke’s recipes on our blog at breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog.)

Plus, in true #podswap spirit, catch us over on Brooke’s show,  Naked Beauty, this week! Your Breaking Beauty hosts Carlene & Jill are sharing their favourite clean beauty swaps, rounding up the best skincare and makeup dupes in the green beauty aisle that rival some of their conventional faves (look out, Glossier Future Dew!)

Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter

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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


Produced by Dear Media Studio

Sep 02, 2020
ColorWow Hair Founder Gail Federici
44:35

Hands up if you’ve had to get creative to cover up your roots this year?! Without question, most of us have had to stretch between colorist visits. Today, we get the backstory behind the genius hair color-in-a-makeup-pan, earner of seven Allure Best in Beauty Awards and the impetus for about a bazillion knock-offs. 

 

Founder Gail Federici goes way back to share her roots in inventing strand-saving products, including the deets on her original brainchild, John Frieda Frizz Ease Serum. She’s also going to take us through the wild ride of selling that company (that may have involved a coin flip!) And finally, Gail tells us what it’s like working with Kim Kardashian’s mane man, Chris Appleton – he of the “glass hair trend” and arguably the secret weapon behind ColorWow’s trajectory from cult status to mass fandom.

 

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

 

Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

 

RORY
Rory connects you with a healthcare professional online to see if prescription skincare is right for you. It’s free to chat with the doctor, and your first order is just $5! Go to hellorory.com/BEAUTY to try out Nightly Defense for just $5. *Eligibility requirements and additional terms apply.

 

*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


Produced by Dear Media Studio

Aug 26, 2020
Camila Coelho On Living With Epilepsy, Her New Beauty Brand, Elaluz & Her Exact Nighttime Skincare Routine
41:03

Today we are chatting with YouTube sensation Camila Coelho! With nearly 9 million Instagram fans, Camila is a bright star and a hugely influential voice in beauty and style today. But is everything as perfect as it seems? Camila opens up about her revelation that she’s been living with epilepsy since age nine, and why she decided to go public with her diagnosis in recent months. 

 

Plus, Camila reveals all the details on her newly launched, vegan beauty brand, Elaluz, a love letter to her native Brazil. (Psst! She drops a few sneak peeks of what else is coming soon in skincare, bodycare, haircare and more!) And, we get DETAILS on the skincare hacks she inherited from her Mom, her full, nighttime skincare routine and her thoughts on cosmetics surgery. 

 

Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter

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

 

Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

 

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

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Aug 19, 2020
Mega Beauty Influencer Jackie Aina on Diversity in Beauty, Her New Brand, Forvr Mood & Her Best Foundation Hack Ever
46:40

Meet the Super Influencer with her own jingle: Jackie, Jackie, Jackie, Jackie, Jackie, Jackie!  So how did YouTube veteran Jackie Aina go from serving in the military to serving lewks as one of the top makeup influencers in the game? For over a decade, Jackie’s legions of YouTube fans – 3.5 million subscribers and counting – have tuned in for the dope tutorials, legit LOLs (those memes!), and her hot takes on the beauty industry. 

 

Today, we’re marinating on the mad success of the OG content Queen, on the heels of her first ever brand launch, Forvr Mood. Jackie fills us in with all the deets on her new line of candles, pillowcases and more – soon to expand into skincare and fine fragrance! You’ll also hear about how she is personally affecting change when it comes to diversity in the beauty industry, and how she sees the world of YouTube now. She also reveals her topshelf faves, along with her best makeup tips for shade-matching foundation and helping your makeup last all damn day

 

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Aug 12, 2020
Sol de Janeiro Co-Founder Camila Pierotti
30:10

Happy summer friends! Today, we’re diving into the cult-fave Brazilian body care line that celebrates your every curve with its beach-vibe packaging and ridiculously addicting scent. Launched back in 2015, Sol de Janeiro’s body butters, washes and scrubs are inspired by the beaches of Rio, all designed to help you flaunt the body you’ve got. We get the backstory on the brand’s cheekily named Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, as Camila reveals how the founders broke all kinds of classic business rules on the path to the brand’s massive success. 

Plus, Camila harkens back to her roots to share Brazilian beauty secrets (like why they’re so obsessed with their toes!) and the traditional recipe she still makes today. Stay tuned until the end for Carlene and Jill’s personal reviews on what makes Sol de Janeiro’s best-selling Brazilian BUM BUM cream so.damn.good. And ANNOUNCEMENT EMOJI! Follow our Instagram where we’ll be hosting a very special giveaway valued at $500 for one of our lucky listeners. 

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Aug 05, 2020
“Clean Beauty” in the Era of Misinformation With Cosmetic Chemist Jen Novakovich of The Eco Well
40:23

Is “Clean Beauty” a myth? According to a growing social media movement led by the scientific community, a lot of the ingredients on all of those “free-from” lists may not be so dangerous after all. Today we’re chatting with Jen Novakovich, the cosmetic chemist and formulator behind The Eco Well. Jen started her platform to bring more science into the conversation around sustainability in personal care, with a mission to help correct some of the misinformation making headlines today.

Are parabens as awful as we’re made to believe? How much of a topical ingredient is actually absorbed into the bloodstream? What does “medical-grade” skincare really mean? And is anything “chemical-free”? Listen in as Jen answers these questions and more, offering some helpful tools to critically evaluate what you’re hearing – and buying. But first, Carlene and Jill weigh in with their thoughts on why they’re not quite done with the world of Clean Beauty yet!

And, be sure to check out Jen’s podcast The Eco Well - where Jill and Carlene will be featured guests in September, talking about beauty journalism, podcasting and more. 

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Jul 29, 2020
The #DamnGood Indie Brands That You Need to Know About Right Now
48:13

As two longtime beauty editors, we’ve always made it a point to highlight the *breakthrough* people, products and moments snatching our attention. Today, we’re shining a light on the latest indie brands breaking through a whole lotta clutter. From the next K-Beauty Vitamin C serum bound to make its way onto your top shelf with its purse-friendly price tag, to the colourful Gen-Z toner already fire with TikTok fans, here are our picks of what’s sure to be the next big things.

Discover the under-the-radar Canadian haircare brand for curly girls that’s just been scooped up by Target, along with a haute hair jewelry line designing functional art for afros, locs and braids. Nude lipsticks for all skin tones (for real), and a first-to-market powder shampoo for zero-waste fans – these are the #DamnGood indie brands to get on your radar, right now.

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Jul 22, 2020
Miranda Kerr, Founder of Kora Organics
42:07

Supermodel, beauty mogul and philanthropist at heart, Miranda Kerr unravels the glowing backstory behind Kora Organics, founded in 2009. Listen in as Miranda recalls her days growing up around her Grandmother’s farm in her native Australia, where she discovered the skin-soothing magic of Noni fruit, the hero ingredient in the range. An early adopter in the clean beauty movement, Kora Organics is now sold in over 2,500 stores in 25 countries around the world, and you’ll find out how the brand is pulling up for change today. 

With a personal empire now estimated at $80 million, Miranda reflects on her early days as a supermodel, gracing the pages of high fashion magazine covers and the Victoria’s Secret runway before becoming a bonafide #beautypreneur. Plus, the busy mum-of-three reveals all the deets on her getting ready routine, from how-to use a Gua Sha stone to game-changing celery juice to the “clean” and conventional beauty products she can’t live without.

Stay tuned until the end, as Carlene and Jill weigh in on Kora Organics’ best-selling Noni Glow Face Oil, with a hot scoop on what’s coming next from the brand!

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Jul 15, 2020
How to Treat Hyperpigmentation (Everything from Post-Acne Derm Procedures like Microneedling to Drugstore Skincare Finds That Work) with Dermatologist Dr. Alexis Stephens
34:01

Dark spots beware! Today we’re chatting about all things hyperpigmentation with Dr. Alexis Stephens, a Florida-based dermatologist and Skin of Color expert who’s leading the charge when it comes to cultural competency in the field of skin science. (Check out her life-changing before-and-afters on patients here.) We’re getting to the bottom of why hyperpigmentation happens and what you can do about it, whether you’ve been dealt melasma, erythema or post-inflammatory pigmentation due to genetics, hormones or sun damage.

Dr. Stephens is also a trained beauty chemist, so stay tuned as she gets into the specific ingredients to treat hyperpigmentation, from the best prescription options to her top budget finds you can find at major beauty retailers. Then, listen to the end as she addresses our top listener questions: how to get rid of acne scars, hyperpigmentation treatments for body, the merits of micro-needling, and the real talk on hydroquinone. The number one thing we learned? While there isn’t a single “magic cream,” there’s help for hyperpigmentation yet.

 

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Jul 08, 2020
#DamnGood Summer Beauty Products Bonanza! The Self-Tanners, Bronzers, Lippies, Masks & Dry Shampoo Helping us Glow Up Right Now (Plus, a Brand New Game-Changing Makeup Tool)
50:35

Wanna know what’s really* worth the spend this summer? Just in time for quarantine-release mini gatherings everywhere, Carlene discovers a brand new self-tanning-meets-serum hybrid, while Jill gives Wishful Skincare’s new radiance-inducing face mask a go. (She tests the neck-snatching mask, too! Gimmick or great? Inquiring minds want to know!) On the makeup front, stay tuned as Carlene discovers a multi-purpose cream tint – designed especially for sensitive skin – that’s already selling out at Sephora. 

 

Then, you won’t want to miss our take on Charlotte Tilbury’s new Airbrush Bronzers. Magnetic lashes that will make you question whether you ever need to spend on pro lash extensions again, a dry shampoo that lets you skip out on fine fragrance and Makeup Eraser’s BRAND NEW makeup sponge designed to go in the washing machine – if these products weren’t so #DamnGood, you’d swear they were too good to be true!  

 

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Jul 01, 2020
Miss Jessie's Haircare Co-Founder Miko Branch
48:33

Today we’re sitting down virtually with Miko Branch, co-founder of Miss Jessie’s Haircare. Hairstylist by trade, Miko launched the line in 2004 with her late sister, Titi Branch, sharing the Curly Pudding recipe they mixed up for their devoted clientele.Without any help from investors, the siblings bootstrapped the entire business, taking the homemade hair concoctions they learned to make in their grandmother’s kitchen to front and centre at major retail stores. Today, Miss Jessie’s is adored by celebrities like Alicia Keys, Lupita Nyong'o and Zendaya, along with curly, kinky, coily and wavy-hair women everywhere.

In this episode, Miko takes us through the fascinating backstory behind the brand, from their earliest days in the bustling Bedford–Stuyvesant salon to the secret to their best-selling Pillow Soft Curls — a wonder product that harnesses fabric softener technology for your hair to keeping Titi’s legacy alive through the company. Plus, catch Miko’s best tips for embracing your curls and transitioning from relaxed to natural hair. 

Revealing the toughest and most rewarding moments in her storied journey to entrepreneurial success, Miko leaves us with advice on the best ways to support female Black business owners right now. Plus, stay tuned until the end for a special phone-a-friend! Fellow beauty journo Ingrie Williams of The T-Zone is back on the mic with her review of the iconic, Pillow Soft Curls.

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Jun 24, 2020
Brooke Lynn Hytes on Pride, Makeup Tricks and Her New Role as a Judge on Canada's Drag Race!
44:10

Happy Pride everyone! In today’s episode, we’re celebrating Pride Month with Canadian drag artist Brooke Lynn Hytes! The Queen of the North, who was first runner up in the 11th season of RuPaul's Drag Race, is here to spill the tea on her royal beauty routine, allying through advocacy and her new role as an official judge on Canada’s Drag Race Season 1 - premiering on Crave Canada and Wow Presents Plus in the U.S., BBC3 in the UK and Stan Australia on July 2nd.

Ever wondered about the transformational tricks behind Drag makeup? Brooke Lynn reveals her secret hacks to make eyes look totally snatched as we uncover her #1 drugstore fave, the ride-or-die skincare keeping her complexion so damn smooth and finally, the craziest place she’s ever done makeup! Plus, stay tuned until the end when Ines (Carlene’s daughter and fellow Super Fan) makes her podcasting debut to find out: how can we celebrate Pride Month when we’re under quarantine?

* Shout out to the Unique Women's Coalition in support of #BlackTransLivesMatter mentioned in today's episode. To learn more and donate, click here.

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Jun 17, 2020
The Best Mineral Sunscreens Right Now, Tested
40:09

In today’s episode, we’ll review the latest FDA findings around sun safety, along with our roundup of the best mineral sunscreen innovations shaking their “chalky” reputation of the past. Also known as physical sunscreens, SPFs that use mineral filters like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to filter out the sun’s UV rays used to resemble thick white paint when you put them on. Good news though: the 2.0 versions now come in silky textures, matte finishes and glowy serums (seriously, there’s something for everyone!)

 

From a formula for dry complexions you’d swear is a skincare lotion to a winner for oily skin that’s already selling out at Sephora to a groundbreaking luminous serum for all skin tones, get ready to get your summer on with this epic mineral sunscreen roundup. Plus, don’t miss our favourite formula for clean beauty lovers, and stay tuned until the end to find out which drugstore SPF was good enough to make the final cut (it’s not the brand you think!). 

 

As we mentioned off the top of the show, we want to support any Black Creators interested in starting your own podcast. We can share the skills that we’ve learned over the past 3.5 years of creating Breaking Beauty:  everything from best practices on technical set up to remote recordings, scripts, production process, how to monetize and more. So if you’ve been thinking about starting a podcast, or have an existing show, just drop a note on email at: BreakingBeautyPodcast@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you. 



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Jun 10, 2020
A Message From Jill and Carlene
07:48

Today we are pausing our regularly scheduled show to make space for Black voices. Below is a list of articles and podcasts referenced in today’s episode to read and listen to instead:

 

Articles/Social media:

 

Danielle Prescod - her IGTV post is absolutely must-watch. 


Kathleen Newman-Bremang’s story from Refinery29: The Pandemic Of Black Trauma Will Never End.

Ateh Jewell’s piece that she co-wrote called: “Three Black women tell us how to support the #BlackLivesMatter movement that goes beyond posting an Instagram image.” 

 

Donte Colley’s Instagram: For a curated list of resources on how to protest, donate and educate yourself https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/

 

Podcasts:

Kultur’d - Toronto-based podcast co-hosted by Meera Estrada Bee Quammie that uses pop culture as a gateway to larger themes, with an emphasis on diversity. They just published their 100th episode covering anti-Black racism, Amy Cooper, George Floyd, and being better allies.  


2 Queens in a Pod - UK-based fashion & beauty podcast hosted by Leah Mai and Iman Leila. Their latest episode, “Black Lives Matter Everyday,” discusses exactly what’s going on right now and what needs to change.

 

Ice Cream Social- A brand new podcast by Beauty Bakerie founder Cashmere Nicole. Her most recent episode is called “That’s Just Wrong, Beauty and Racism.”

 

Naked Beauty - New York-based host Brooke Devard delivers DIY beauty tips, with practical and deeper thoughts on much to say on natural hair, skin, body image and self-image. 



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Jun 03, 2020
How To Get On a Retinol Routine You Won't Want To Quit
37:18

In partnership with our friends at Olay, today we’re sitting down *virtually* with Dr. Frauke Neuser, P&G’s principal scientist and ingredient wizard, to answer some important questions about the almighty retinol. Backed by decades of clinical research, this non-prescription form of vitamin A has been proven to kickstart cell turnover and collagen production to reverse signs of wrinkles, age spots and texture. So why does the latest data show that the majority of women who start a retinol routine quit before they start seeing any results

Dr. Neuser explains the real reason so many women aren’t seeing any results in their retinol routines, or worse, are forced to stop due to irritation. What type of retinol penetrates best? What percentage should we look for on the label? How important is product packaging and how can you tell when retinol has “gone off”? These questions and more, on how to build retinol into your existing skincare routine, without sacrificing any of your tried-and-true favourites (acids, anyone?) Get ready to re-start your retinol regimen, for good. For more information about Olay’s new Retinol24 line, visit olay.ca/retinol.

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Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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May 27, 2020
Lifestyle Influencer Arielle Lorre Gets Unfiltered On Her Marriage, Addiction & Which Cosmetic Surgeries Are Actually Worth The Hype
42:09

In today’s episode, Arielle Lorre – also known as The Blonde Files – gets real on starting over at age 28, after hitting rock bottom with an addiction that nearly took her life. Today, the 32-year-old lifestyle and wellness influencer shares nutritional recipes and workout lewks with over 200,000 followers, some of whom have strong opinions about her May/December marriage to Hollywood mogul Chuck Lorre. Listen in as Arielle speaks out about how she’s dealing with judgments in the age of Instagram, as she candidly recounts her first-hand experience with cosmetic surgery. 

From rhinoplasty to thread lifts, Arielle reveals what’s actually worth the money and what’s way overhyped, along with her opinion on why treatments like Botox and filler are the biggest scam going among L.A.’s young and famous. And, we won’t leave you hanging without getting the scoop on Arielle’s ultimate beauty product Holy Grails –  including the under-the-radar cleanser that changed her skin forever.

Podswap alert! Catch us over on Arielle’s new podcast this week - “The Blonde Files” - where we’re chatting about how beauty culture is changing during quarantine and beyond. 

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

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May 20, 2020
Katie Sturino, MegaBabe Founder & Body Positivity Advocate
40:51

Recorded live from her New York City apartment *pre-pandemic* Katie Sturino reveals just how she kickstarted a new kind of beauty empire with Megababe. The clean beauty brand for women of all shapes and sizes quickly skyrocketed to waitlist status with solution-oriented products that tackled beauty taboo – while being cute enough for the topshelf, too. From the iconic Megababe Thigh Rescue Anti-Chafing Stick to the Bust Dust for boob sweat, we find out exactly how these “niche” products broke through, even as retailers kept saying ‘no’. (Stay tuned to the end of the episode for our personal reviews of the products!)

 

You may recognize Katie from her #MakeMySize Instagram posts – unfiltered, dressing room selfies revealing the frustration in trying on limited sizes for the vast majority of women. Or, perhaps you’ve seen her #SuperSizeTheLook posts on how to emulate the style of the world’s most boldfaced names – when you’re not a size zero. As a powerful voice in the online body inclusivity community, Katie gets candid about the reactions she’s gotten, both from industry insiders and from her 500K+ followers too often left out of the fashion conversation.

 

But first, Katie traces the origin story behind her own epic career path, rising through the ranks of fashion PR at Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana before tossing it all in to start her own business at a young age. A fateful firing, a dog named Toast, and a humble style blog – you’ll hear all the twists and turns leading up to the Megababe movement.

P.S. You can hear more from Katie on her podcast, Boob Sweat where she dives deep on topics like body image, anxiety, divorce and fertility. 

 

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May 13, 2020
Ultimate Drugstore Dupes Guide #DamnGoods Special!
48:53

In today’s episode, we’re chatting drugstore dupes. From skincare dead-ringers to our all-time fave mascara and foundation clones – we swatched our hearts out to find your perfect, money-saving match. Listen in as we deliver our top skincare dupes for a vitamin C serum to rival Skinceuticals CE Ferulic, along with the frugal hyaluronic acid that stands up to the cultishly adored Drunk Elephant B-Hydra

 

Plus, we’ve got the carbon copy of Charlotte Tilbury’s perfect-nudes Pillow Talk collection, and the M.A.C DazzleShadow Extreme single eyeshadows replicas currently setting our eyelids on fire with molten metallic payoff. Affordable sunscreen with a silky, swag texture, a lip moisturizing treatment at half the cost of an O.G., a hair scrub guaranteed to give you a total refresh – get your shopping carts ready, and get ready to save some cheddar!

 

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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May 06, 2020
Pia Baroncini on Acne, Boob Jobs and Living La Dolce Freakin' Vita
47:37

She’s sultry, she’s badass, she runs her own fashion label and her Instagram is a soft-filtered dream. It’s Pia Baroncini. Pia Baroncini is the L.A.-based Creative Director of the Italian-meets-90’s fashion label LPA, whose In the Kitchen With the Baroncinis viral videos are making the internet swoon. Dubbed “Fashion's Most Relatable Oversharer” by Elle Magazine, Pia is spilling the tea about her struggles with acne, what it’s really like to get a boob job, and how she came to embrace her body after years of being judged by others – and herself.

We also get the goods on how Pia met her Italian husband, Davide Baroncini (they’re legit relationship #goals, yo) and get the goods on what it was like to star naked in that Glossier body campaign. Plus, you’ll hear the behind-the-scenes details on attending Gwyneth Paltrow’s makeup-free Goop dinner – and we wouldn’t leave you hanging without finding out what’s on Pia’s top shelf now.

Finally, Pia’s got a new podcast! Tune in to Everything is The Best, her show all about going after your dreams and never looking back. Your humble hosts, Carlene and Jill, will be on her show on May 6th, talking about how we came to make this podcast, along with more of our favourite beauty products right now. Ciao!

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Apr 29, 2020
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Apr 24, 2020
Meet the Original Influencer, Bareminerals Creator Leslie Blodgett
46:28

Who needs some motivation mojo right now?! Today, we’re serving the JUICE, with the “Queen of Beauty” Leslie Blodgett, creator of Bare Minerals makeup — celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. With just five ingredients on the label, BareMinerals Original Loose Powder Foundation was a panacea for skin so sensitive, makeup wasn’t even an option. But it should have been a flop. Listen in to find out how Leslie would turn the famous “tap-swirl-buff” method into a global phenomenon. (Stay tuned until the end for our honest review!) 

 

Named the most influential woman to impact the beauty industry since Estée Lauder by the New York Times, Leslie is the person responsible for changing the way millions of women apply makeup. She’s also been known to do the splits on boardroom tables! Now an educator, philanthropist and angel investor, Leslie gives us a sneak preview of her debut book, Pretty Good Advice: For People Who Dream Big and Work Harder. Plus, find out what Leslie is calling the next big thing in beauty, and the sound advice that any entrepreneur can take all the way to the bank.

 

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


 

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Apr 22, 2020
#DamnGoods Special! Gothamista’s Renée Chow Spills the Secrets of Her At-Home Skincare Routine
46:26

When Renée Chow – a.k.a Gothamista” – recommends a skincare product, watch it fly off store shelves. In today’s special edition of the #DamnGoods, the New York-based blogger and YouTuber plays guest co-host, in her first podcast ever! With a tagline like: “I Try Stuff So You Don’t Have To,” Renée boasts a hyper-curated #topshelf that helps inform the purchases of her “Skin Squad” community of over 500,000 fans. Today, you’ll hear her complete at-home facial routine – so if you want to achieve her enviable glow, get those shopping carts ready!! Plus, Renée fills us in on the best complexion advice she’s ever received – and the skincare trend she thinks will pop off next.

 

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

 

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Apr 15, 2020
How-to Color Your Hair At-Home The Right Way with Celebrity Hairstylist Ryan Trygstad
40:25

With all the Zoom meetings out there, we all need good hair days. Today, you’ll hear the 411 on the question that’s been on everyone’s minds – how to touch up your roots and how to dye your own hair at home. We’ve got Ryan Trygstad on the line, the New York-based celebrity hair pro whose clients include Julianne Moore, Emma Roberts, and Kelly Ripa. (Look out for his new salon, Mark Ryan, opening in New York’s Chelsea neighbourhood when the Covid-19 crisis is all over!)

Find out which no-commitment root touch up products Ryan is recommending to his A-List clientele – that won’t run in the rain or give you a dreaded helmet-head effect. Plus, the hair pro shares a hack for what you can use from home in case all those handy root touch up powders and sprays are sold out in your shade online. Let’s be honest though, by Root Watch Week 4, those cosmetic saviours probably won’t cut it. Ryan helps us decode what those wash-in glosses we’re seeing all over Instagram are all about.

No colourist on speed dial? No problem! Ryan goes deep on at-home tips for touching up your roots using drugstore kits, from choosing your shade, to the best application techniques – and what to do in case of a hair colour disaster.  Stay home and be safe everyone!

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


 

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Apr 08, 2020
Meet the Pioneers of the At-Home Acid Peel, Dr. Dennis Gross & Carrie Gross
50:03

Meet pioneer of the at-home micro peel, Dr. Dennis Gross, along with his wife Carrie Gross, co-founder and CEO of the best-selling acids brand at Sephora. They flew us to their Manhattan HQ in New York City, to discover the origin story behind Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, one of the first dermatologist brands to launch twenty years ago. Find out how the iconic Alpha Beta Universal Peel came to be, and why the DIY, daily acid peel system was a shocking idea – at a time when Sex And The City’s Samantha Jones was the poster child for aggressive pro treatments. 

 

Stay tuned as Dr. Dennis Gross answers your most common acid peel questions, including tips on how to build this essential resurfacing step into your current skincare routine. Then, Dr. Dennis Gross – an expert in the field of melanoma – serves the real talk on the latest FDA findings, explaining why he’s advocating against chemical sunscreen filters. Plus, find out what he thinks is the biggest gimmick going in the beauty business today, along with the real deal skincare treatments that will define the next decade to come.

 

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


 

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Apr 01, 2020
All The Things Sparking Joy Right Now
46:04

We’ve dedicated today’s episode to what’s sparking joy for your humble hosts! First, we highlight our favourite good news headlines, like the social media star who’s fundraised 4 million euro to help build ICU units in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis. Not to mention the French beauty brand who quickly stepped up to meet the hand-sanitizer demands of health care workers. 

 

Plus, we trade notes on the celebrities and influencers slaying us with their IG videos and TikToks (we’re looking at you, Lizzo, JLo and Rickey Thompson.) Finally, we hit you with some of our top self-isolation beauty tips. From removing Shellac to the lipsticks putting a smile on our faces, you’ll find out just how we’re coping as we record in our PJs.

 

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

 

Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


 

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Mar 25, 2020
The #DamnGood Hot Hair Tools For A Salon Look At Home
51:56

It’s pretty much scientifically proven by now: good hair days really do make us feel better. With that in mind, we’re dedicating this entire episode to the hair tools that truly deliver post-salon happiness (in the comfort and safety of your own home, tbh.) First off, we put the new Dyson Corrale Straightener to the test, and reveal whether this highly anticipated innovation is really worth the hefty price tag (!!). 

 

Plus, meet the under-the-radar Canadian brand of hair tools said to be the first to offer the high heat and performance of a plug-in, with zero cords. Then, we test out the Drybar Double Shot Blow-Dryer Brush, to see if it can measure up against the OG (and far more affordable) Revlon Salon One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer – already a viral sensation. Auto curling irons that bake your curls like an oven, multi-pronged stylers that promise mermaid waves – we’ve got your every hot tool desire in this all-about-hair episode!


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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Mar 18, 2020
Milk Makeup Co-Founder Zanna Roberts Rassi
38:54

Jill and Carlene take New York City! In today’s episode, we sit down with Zanna Roberts Rassi, Milk Makeup co-founder and fashion-editor-at-large for Marie Claire.  You may recognize Zanna in her role as E! News fashion correspondent, where she reports straight from the red carpet — or perhaps you’ve tuned into one of her viral videos with the hashtag #CommuterBeautyWithZanna.

We’re tracing the origin story behind Milk Makeup, the cool, vegan beauty brand built for Generation Z. Find out how a high fashion photo studio in NYC’s Meatpacking District served as the ultimate inspiration behind all of the products, from the best-selling Milk Makeup KUSH Mascara – the first to tout cannabis sativa seed oil in makeup – to the Insta-worthy lucite packaging, to the Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer that finally converted Carlene to using a primer!

Tune in as Zanna spills the details on Milk Makeup’s latest venture into the world of skincare, with its first ever moisturizer and cleanser. Then, we discover the greatest red carpet beauty tip she’s ever received (including the celebrity who whispered the secret!), the most treasured fashion item in her glitzy closet, and finally, after having appeared as a guest judge on Glam Masters and Project Runway All-Stars, anyone got any guesses on which t.v. show Zanna will appear on next?

 

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


 

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Mar 11, 2020
The #DamnGood Spring 2020 Beauty Buys That You Need on Your Radar, Stat
41:28

We put more than 50+ new products to the test to bring you our edited list of investment buys you’ll definitely want to add to your topshelf this spring. We spill the tea on the season’s biggest newsmakers, from Armani’s Luminous Silk Concealer, 20 years in the making (!) to Tatcha’s new Silk Canvas primer-in-a-bottle to Drunk Elephant’s upcoming haircare range, created with Jennifer Aniston’s longtime hairstylist, Chris McMillan.

That’s not all! Carlene and Jill reveal the overnight serum that’s been causing them to wake up hella glowy lately. Plus, we’ve got the answer to finding the exact makeup sure to get you that 90s monochromatic look as seen on Patrick Ta’s celeb-packed Insta feed. Finally, we phone-a-friend! Ingrie Williams of T-Zone Beauty is here to tell us what she thought after trying out Taraji P. Henson’s new, affordable haircare line for women of colour, TPH Hair. 

There’s something for everyone in this ultimate beauty lover’s episode.

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Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


 

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Mar 04, 2020
Schitt's Creek Beauty Secrets From Catherine O'Hara's Makeup Artist, Lucky Bromhead!
46:02

Meet the personal makeup artist to Catherine O’Hara – the talent personally responsible for Moira Rose’s obsidian eyes and rouge bouche on the hit show Schitt’s Creek – it’s Lucky Bromhead! (Fun fact: Lucky is also the key makeup artist for the upcoming series Canada’s Drag Race, debuting in 2020.) Schitt’s Creek has officially reached cult-classic status, and now counts everyone from Michelle Obama and Mariah Carey as fans. You’ll get all the behind-the-scenes feels in this fun and touching episode, including the makeup artist’s uncanny Moira impressions (bebe!) and a little known secret behind the matriarch’s enviable vocabulary.

As we approach the hotly anticipated grande finale, we get the goods on how Lucky collaborated with the seasoned Canadian actress to bring Moira’s character to life through cosmetics. Get ready to hear the exact products in her Schitt’s Creek makeup kit, from soap star-worthy mascara to avant garde complexion musts to every.single.shade in the matriarch’s lipstick wardrobe. Plus, don’t miss Lucky’s full breakdown of how to get that coveted “Crow” look, why “age appropriate” doesn’t matter, and the LOLz and tears on that last day of shooting with Dan Levy and the entire, loveable cast.

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Feb 26, 2020
O.G. Beauty YouTuber Kandee Johnson Is Ready For Her Comeback Now
32:01

It’s a #GlowDown throw down with OG beauty YouTuber Kandee Johnson! After a decade of teaching makeup how-to’s as “the happiest channel on YouTube,” Kandee is now a mom of four whose viral transformation tutorials – like the one where she morphs herself into Barbie or Kim Kardashian into Princess Jasmine – have earned nearly 4M subscribers. In today’s episode, the natural ray of sunshine explains the real reason she took a one year hiatus from YouTube last year, and the motivation behind her official comeback video, “Mama’s Back,” posted in recent weeks.

 

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Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

 

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Biossance
Chock-full of hydrating squalane, the new Biossance Squalane + 10% Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum is quickly selling out thanks to its gentle yet fast resurfacing for more radiant, even skin in 7 days. Head to www.biossance.com to shop and use discount code BREAKINGBEAUTY20 at checkout for 20% off today.



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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Feb 19, 2020
Vagina Care Do’s & Don’ts with Dr. Jen Gunter, Twitter’s Resident Gyno and Anti-GOOP Advocate
39:42

You may know Dr. Jen Gunter from her no-B.S. New York Times columns, like My Vagina Is Terrific. Your Opinion About It Is Not”. Or, perhaps you follow her on social media, where her epic junk science take downs have earned her a reputation as Twitter’s Resident Gynecologist and GOOP’s #1 enemy. Dr. Gunter’s recently republished book, The Vagina Bible, answers common questions about tricky vagina symptoms and conditions, while her recent TED Talk “Why Can’t We Talk about Periods?” has racked up over 1 million views in just ten days. 

 

In today’s episode, Dr. Jen Gunter separates the myth from the medicine when it comes to vagina care 101, while delivering the real talk on vaginal rejuvenation, the effects of long-term birth control use and she even enlightens us on the language around “vagina” (because even that can be confusing!) Stay tuned to the end, when the good doctor answers our listeners’ questions, and we get her hot takes on GOOP criticisms and those headline-making, toxic-talc lawsuits. 

 

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Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

 

Hi-Smile
The HiSmile kit uses a gel and LED light system to gently whiten your teeth without damaging the enamel. In just six applications, improve brightness by up to two shades. We have a special promotion just for Breaking Beauty listeners, for a limited time. Visit order.hismileteeth.com/breakingbeauty and use the code BREAKING20 at checkout to receive 20% off HiSmile today.

 

Codex Beauty
Codex Beauty is a plant-based, certified organic, vegan and cruelty-free skincare brand. Try the Bia Collection Skincare Superfood featuring Calendula - one of Jill and Carlene’s favourite ingredients to calm sensitive skin. To get 20% off your entire order, visit codexbeauty.com and enter promo code ‘BREAKINGBEAUTY20.’  



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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Feb 12, 2020
The New Drugstore Products We’re Loving Right Now (Mascara, Skincare & More – All $35 or Less!)
45:25

Today, we’re rolling up our sleeves to put the latest and greatest drugstore products to the test. There’s a new all-natural skincare find that left Carlene *SHOOKETH*, a made-from-TV makeup palette that’s sure to sell out in minutes, a nude eyeshadow palette tested for every skin tone and a no-smudge mascara for midi-volume lovers – plus so much more. It’s our first product review episode of the decade, so get your shopping carts ready! A reminder that every single product we discuss - we link to it on our blog: breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog. 

 

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Biossance Chock full of hydrating squalane, the new Biossance Squalane + 10% Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum is quickly selling out thanks to its gentle yet fast resurfacing for more radiant, even skin in 7 days. Head to www.biossance.com to shop and use discount code BREAKINGBEAUTY20 at checkout for 20% off today.

 

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Feb 05, 2020
Why Bite Beauty Founder Susanne Langmuir is Banking on Waterless Beauty Next
45:01

Today we’re speaking to Bite Beauty founder and serial entrepreneur Susanne Langmuir. As a product development guru, Langmuir succeeded where others couldn’t, creating bright, poppy shades that could measure up to the M.A.C’s and the NARS’ of the world, in earth-friendly formulas and don’t forget the brand’s best-selling Agave Lip Mask that beauty editors stocked up on by the tube. 

In this episode, we’ll update you on how Bite Beauty’s parent company, Sephora-backed Kendo Beauty, is ushering in a new, all-vegan era following Susanne’s departure from the company over two years ago. Then, Susanne fills us in on her next, forward-thinking act: waterless beauty. You’ll meet the debut product, aN-hydra The Powder of Youth No. 1, a water-activated microbiome cleansing powder that harnesses rice powder and pomegranate enzymes to slough away dead skin cells without stripping away “good” bacteria. (Plus, we weigh in with our personal review!)

Find out what Susanne envisions a waterless beauty routine could look like in the not too distant future, and why ‘waterless’ is so key to shrinking our vanity footprint. But first, we’ll take you way back to before Bite Beauty even existed, to some of the inspiring entrepreneur’s first steps – and missteps –  into the wide world of beauty.

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Jan 29, 2020
Sarah Nicole Landry of The Bird’s Papaya on Body Neutrality, Cancelling Diet Culture & Brow Lamination Love
48:55

In today’s episode, we have body confidence activist, speaker, writer, and 3x cover girl Sarah Nicole Landry. Also known as The Birds Papaya on Instagram, the newly re-married Mom of three has earned more than 800K followers since documenting her weight loss journey that began in 2014. Dropping 112 pounds, Sarah Nicole’s bikini pics are refreshingly raw in the Instagram age, revealing the stretch marks, excess skin and cellulite so many of us know so well (yet hide away.)

 

Sarah Nicole shares all of these stories and more as host of the Papaya Podcast, where every week she gets completely unfiltered – whether it’s dispelling diet culture, squashing self doubt or chatting with inspiring guests about how to turn tragedy into advocacy. Plus, it’s podswap time! Tune in now to hear us over on Sarah Nicole’s show, The Papaya Podcast, where we discuss some of our all-time favourite products, how the whole idea of beauty has changed in the past decade and more.

 

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

 

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Sephora 

Did you know stress affects your skin? It can cause dryness, signs of aging, and redness. The good news? Sephora’s got solutions! Quench dryness with top skincare picks from Drunk Elephant, Tatcha, and Barbara Sturm. Target signs of aging with Fresh and Dr. Dennis Gross. Calm redness with Laneige. Get the skin-saving lineup, only at Sephora – online and in-store now. 

Ancient Nutrition
Ancient Nutrition’s Multi Collagen Protein helps support healthy skin and nails, along with a healthy gut and joint health. You can get $10 off right now at www.AncientNutrition.com, when you use the promo code “BEAUTY.” 

 

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Jan 22, 2020
Meet The Power Siblings Behind ColourPop, KKW Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics & Tati Beauty (Their First Podcast Ever!)
42:19

Welcome to our milestone, 100th episode!! Can you believe?! Our baby girl’s a centenarian already. Today we’re harkening back to our origins with an epic #foundersrule tale, featuring a brand leading the future of beauty as we enter a new decade. Meet John and Laura Nelson, the siblings behind Seed Beauty, a beauty incubator that’s launched mad successes like ColourPop, Kylie Cosmetics, KKW Beauty, and most recently, Tati Beauty by mega influencer Tati Westbrook.

In today’s episode, we visit Seed Beauty’s HQ in Oxnard, California, to peep the direct-to-consumer brands capable of taking a single customer request from concept to creation in just five days!!! John and Laura reveal the answers to the question on everybody’s mind: how is it possible to deliver high quality products at such a low price, so fast? Case in point: Jill and Carlene’s fave Super Shock Shadows from ColourPop – gorgeous cream-to-powder pigments that sell for just $6 bucks.

In their first podcast ever, John and Laura trace the story behind how Seed Beauty came to be – pivoting the family business from one of the largest outside suppliers for global beauty brands to a vertically integrated platform launching its own brands. We get the juice on how a certain Kardashian family spun their warehouse into overdrive, and you’ll hear some hints on what this industry power player has cooking up next.

As always, drop us a line in our private Facebook chatroom or shoot us a DM on Instagram – we love hearing from you! Or call us and leave us a voicemail: 1-844-227-0303

 

Thanks to this week’s show partners – support us by supporting them! 

 

Sephora 

Did you know stress affects your skin? It can cause dryness, signs of aging, and redness. The good news? Sephora’s got solutions! Quench dryness with top skincare picks from Drunk Elephant, Tatcha, and Barbara Sturm. Target signs of aging with Fresh and Dr. Dennis Gross. Calm redness with Laneige. Get the skin-saving lineup, only at Sephora – online and in-store now. 

Noémie Jewellery
If you’re looking for quality fine jewelry made to last a lifetime from a luxury brand you can trust, it’s Noémie. Go to hellonoemie.com/BREAKINGBEAUTY to see their collections and get $50 your first purchase with promo code BEAUTY. You can personalize with engravings, and even order custom designs. 

Ancient Nutrition
Ancient Nutrition’s Multi Collagen Protein helps support healthy skin and nails, along with a healthy gut and joint health. You can get $10 off right now at www.AncientNutrition.com, when you use the promo code “BEAUTY.” 

 

*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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Jan 15, 2020
How To Build Your Skincare Routine with Celeb Facialist Renée Rouleau
46:24

Today, we’re chatting all about how to build your perfect skincare routine with esthetician-to-the-stars, Renée Rouleau, who flew in all the way from Austin Texas just to be on our show! Renée’s career has spanned more than three decades, and she counts famous faces like Demi Lovato, Lily Reinhart and Lisa Rinna as clients. Lucky for us, Renée is also super passionate about skin education. Her self-titled website boasts more than 1,000 articles on everything from how to know if your moisture barrier is damaged to the best way to prevent wrinkles starting in your 20s.

In this noteworthy episode, Renée walks us through the exact steps to building a rock-solid skin routine for your skin type, plus she gets down to some skincare 101 like: Does serum go on before or after moisturizer? What the heck is an essence? And how often should you use retinol? Plus, find out why this skin expert thinks our favourite face cleansing balms really have to go (say whaaat?!) Learn anything new? Drop us a line in our private Facebook chatroom or shoot us a DM – we love hearing from you! Or call us and leave us a voicemail: 1-844-227-0303


PROMO CODES: Thanks to this week’s show partners – support us by supporting them! 

Native Deodorant
Breaking Beauty listeners can try Native deodorant for yourselves with a discount code! For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code beauty during checkout. Plus you get free shipping and returns in the USA.

Codex Beauty
Codex Beauty is a plant-based, certified organic, vegan and cruelty-free skincare brand. Discover your best skin yet! To get 20% off your entire order, visit codexbeauty.com and enter promo code ‘BREAKINGBEAUTY20.’  

Ancient Nutrition
You can get $10 off right now at www.AncientNutrition.com, when you use the promo code “BEAUTY.” 






*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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Jan 08, 2020
Self-Tanning & Self-Love With Jules Von Hep (Re-Release)
38:14

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, 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 new textures (hello, tanning waters!). 

 

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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Jan 01, 2020
Meet Michelle Obama's Skin Whisperer JB Skin Guru (Re-Release)
48:57

Meet Jennifer Brodeur, aka JB Skin Guru. She’s the go-to skin whisperer to Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey and she tells us what it’s really like to give facials inside the White House. Plus, hear her top skin tips on how to handle holiday breakouts, redness and the reason she’s not a fan of exfoliation. 

 

Thank you to our show partners; support us by supporting them!
Codex Beauty
Codex Beauty is a plant-based, certified organic, vegan and cruelty-free skincare brand. Discover your best skin yet! To get 20% off your entire order, visit codexbeauty.com and enter promo code ‘BREAKINGBEAUTY20.’  

 

*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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Dec 25, 2019
Whitney Port Opens Up About Self-Care, Her Exact Skincare Routine and Reality TV 2.0.
48:20

Welcome to our final podcast #crossover of the year. In today’s episode, we’ve got none other than Whitney Port in the house! The style-setting mama has come a long way since the 2010’s reality TV hit, The Hills. Firstly, there’s her podcast, With Whit, where her heart-to-heart convos have kept her 1.5M-strong fanbase tuning in on the regular. Then, there’s her covetable fashion projects (look forward to a Rent The Runway collab in April 2020!). And now, the MTV re-boot, The Hills: New Beginnings, is returning for a second season.

In this episode, Whitney reflects back on the realities of reality television, and how self-care can be as simple as saying ‘no.’ Plus, since Whitney is a fellow skincare obsessee, we find out the exact secrets to her glowing skin, including the pro treatments and the #damngood products lining her top shelf right now.  And in true podswap fashion, you can find your humble Breaking Beauty hosts over on With Whit’s feed this week, where we discuss our own beauty faves of the season, including our most trusted skincare musts. 

Sensitive subject matter alert: In today’s interview, we wanted to let you know that Whitney discusses her personal experience with a miscarriage - as we know this is a sensitive subject for many people, we wanted to give a heads up that is part of today’s conversation.


PROMO CODES: Thanks to this week’s show partners – support us by supporting them! 

Native Deodorant
Breaking Beauty listeners can try Native deodorant for yourselves with a discount code! For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code beauty during checkout. Plus you get free shipping and returns in the US.

Conair
If you want gorgeous frizz free shiny waves, try the Infinti Pro by Conair Texture Styling Hair Dryer. The innovative diffuser with multi-chamber design delivers your best, frizz-free curls and waves. To see this product go to Conair.com and search for Textured Hair. 

Acuity Scheduling, a Squarespace Company
Acuity Scheduling liberates you from the day-to-day drudgery of having to keep up with your clients and your busy schedule. For a limited time only, you can get 45 days of Acuity Scheduling absolutely free - no credit card required - by going to acuityscheduling.com/breakingbeauty 



*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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Dec 18, 2019
We Recap All of The Top Beauty Moments in 2019 (All the Highs, Lows and Everything In-Between)
48:13

2019 was a banner year on so many beauty fronts: product breakthroughs, influencer drama, celeb beauty,  billion dollar beauty biz deals and so much more. Tune in to hear us dissect the biggest wins and biggest fails -- all with a little help from our fellow beauty pod friends.

 

Description:

2019 was a banner year on so many beauty fronts: product breakthroughs, influencer drama, celeb beauty,  billion dollar beauty biz deals and so much more. 

 

In fact there was so much ground to cover that we invited a few of our fellow beauty podcast pals to weigh in with their biggest beauty moments of the year. Thanks to these wonderful women for their perspectives and insights: Priyanka Mattoo, co-host of Foxy Browns podcast, Jackie Johnson, host of the Natch Beaut podcast, Priya Rao, host of the Glossy Beauty Podcast and Brooke DeVard Ozaydinli of the Naked Beauty Podcast. 

 

What did you think was the biggest beauty moment of 2019? Or of the decade? Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter 

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. Or leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302  - we’d love to hear from you. 



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

 

Thanks to this week’s show partners  - support us by supporting them! 

Acuity Scheduling
Acuity Scheduling liberates you from the day-to-day drudgery of having to keep up with your clients and your busy schedule. For a limited time only, you can get 45 days of Acuity Scheduling absolutely free - no credit card required - by going to acuityscheduling.com/breakingbeauty 

Conair:
If you want gorgeous frizz free shiny waves, try the Infinti Pro by Conair Texture Styling Hair Dryer. The innovative diffuser with multi-chamber design delivers your best, frizz-free curls and waves. To see this product go to Conair.com and search for Textured Hair. 

OSEA Malibu 
Osea Malibu is a plant-based, family-run skincare line that features seaweed as its star ingredient. Breaking Beauty listeners can try it for themselves with a special discount! 

www.oseamalibu.com/breakingbeauty for $10 off your first order of $50. 



*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


Produced by Dear Media. 

Dec 11, 2019
Meet Urban Decay's Co-Founder Wende Zomnir
50:11

Meet Wende Zomnir, co-founder of Urban Decay, the 90s makeup brand that’s as relevant today as it was in its graffiti-grunge heyday. In today’s episode, the Texas-born pageant girl, Mom and surfer recalls how frustration with the candy-pink facade of the beauty biz drove her to start a rebellious cosmetics company that was years ahead of its time with out-of-the-crayon-box bold eyeshadows, blue lipsticks and all-gendered, near-black nail polishes to mark its initial lineup.


We also get the incredible back story behind *the* NAKED palette that helped propel Urban Decay to the top of the beauty game (estimates are that they have topped 1 billion dollars in sales of just that one palette since it launched in 2010!)

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Thank you to our show partners; support us by supporting them!

OSEA Malibu 
Osea Malibu is a plant-based, family-run skincare line that features seaweed as its star ingredient. Breaking Beauty listeners can try it for themselves with a special discount! 

www.oseamalibu.com/breakingbeauty for $10 off your first order of $50.

Acuity Scheduling
Acuity Scheduling liberates you from the day-to-day drudgery of having to keep up with your clients and your busy schedule. For a limited time only, you can get 45 days of Acuity Scheduling absolutely free - no credit card required - by going to acuityscheduling.com/breakingbeauty 

 

Native Deodorant
Breaking Beauty listeners can try Native deodorant for yourselves with a discount code! For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com/beauty and use promo code beauty during checkout. Plus you get free shipping and returns in the US.



*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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Dec 04, 2019
Wellness Trends Worth Trying According to That’s So Retrograde
41:46

In honour of mercury leaving retrograde (finally!) we’re sitting down with fellow Dear Media #podfam, That’s So Retrograde! Meet Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari – two bomb wellness gurus whose show is a funny, relatable exploration of self-discovery, without the finger-wagging. We get the #glowdown on all the L.A. treatments worth trying, from facial cupping to rebounding to lymphatic detoxing and more.

 

Don’t forget to check out our podcast swap over on That’s So Retrograde’s Feed - we’re sharing loads of new product faves (many of which are drugstore finds!).

 

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



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Head and Shoulders:
Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Collection helps combat scalp dryness and itchiness with added moisturizers to keep strands soft. Give your scalp the love it deserves by taking your skincare routine to the next level when you visit www.headandshoulders.com.

 

OSEA Malibu 
Osea Malibu is a plant-based, family-run skincare line that features seaweed as its star ingredient. Breaking Beauty listeners can try it for themselves with a special discount! 

www.oseamalibu.com/breakingbeauty for $10 off your first order of $50. 



*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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Nov 27, 2019
The Original Makeup Eraser Founder Lexi McCarthy
45:05

This week we’re delivering the damn good story behind one of beauty’s biggest innovations, The Original Makeup Eraser! Accidental inventor Lexi McCarthy dishes the dirt on the O.G. reusable polyester cloth that broke the beautysphere by removing all traces of makeup with get this - no cleanser or chemicals whatsoever.

You’ll hear all about how busy mom of four Elexis McCarthy (aka Lexi) discovered her sustainable beauty invention that’s sold over 5 million units since it launched at a Bridal Show back in 2013. (Just one Makeup Eraser is equivalent to 3,600 disposable makeup wipes, and lasts for up to five years.)

We find out just how the heck this magical cloth *actually* works to remove even waterproof makeup; the reason Demi Moore claimed it saved her hyper-sensitive skin in a recent (unpaid) get-unready-with-me video; plus, major scoop on the brand’s next innovation - something *so big* Sephora is calling it just as “disruptive” as the original game-changing cloth.

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Acuity Scheduling
Acuity Scheduling liberates you from the day-to-day drudgery of having to keep up with your clients and your busy schedule. For a limited time only, you can get 45 days of Acuity Scheduling absolutely free - no credit card required - by going to acuityscheduling.com/breakingbeauty 

Almay
For almost 100 years, Almay has been committed to hypoallergenic makeup for sensitive skin. Right now if you go to the nearest Canadian Walmart, or Walmart.ca you can pick up any two lip or eye products for $14. 

Conair:
If you want gorgeous frizz free shiny waves, try the Infinti Pro by Conair Texture Styling Hair Dryer. The innovative diffuser with multi-chamber design delivers your best, frizz-free curls and waves. To see this product go to Conair.com and search for Curly Hair.

 

*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


Produced by Dear Media. 

Nov 20, 2019
Skincare Basics: Are You Cleansing Your Skin The Right Way?
46:41

From the gone-viral #60secondrule to what happens when you don’t wash your face for 28 (!!) days, today we’re talking about everything to do with washing your face. Plus, you’ll hear about the #damngood cleansing tools, double cleansers and non-drying foams we use ourselves.

 

Description:

Cleansing is the first step in healthy, pH balanced skin – the Daily Mail even conducted an experiment all about what happens when you *don’t* wash your face for 28 days and we are shook! In today’s episode, we’re talking about everything to do with washing your face! You’ll hear the insider scoop on key ingredients, best-practice tips, and whether double-cleansing is worth the hype.

 

In this Damn Goods segment (brought to you in part by our friends at Foreo) Jill and Carlene go deep on their own personal cleansing routines, in a multi-step versus #lazyslashbusy face off. And for the first time ever, they introduce a brand new  “Call a Chemist” segment, featuring Michelle Wong from @labmuffinbeautyscience, to get the hard science on which ingredients to look for and which to avoid when building your own cleansing routine.

 

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

 

Thanks to our sponsors - without them, our show wouldn’t be on the air!

 

AO Skincare:
AO Skincare is a New Zealand-based, clean beauty company founded by a dermatologist. It’s EWG certified and AO Skincare is free from parabens, sulfates, PEGS, DEA, mineral oils, and fragrance. Breaking Beauty listeners can get 20% off by using the promo code BreakingBeauty20 on their website, at www.aoskincare.com

 

Native Deodorant
Breaking Beauty listeners can try Native deodorant for yourselves with a discount code! For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com/beauty and use promo code beauty during checkout. Plus you get free shipping and returns in the US.

 

*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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Nov 13, 2019
Celeb Facialist Shani Darden on the Three Treatments That Will Transform Your Skin
40:31

Our La-La land adventure continues and we made a pit stop at THE destination for flawless skin in 90210! Meet  Shani Darden, the go-to skin pro for celebs like Jessica Alba, Chrissy Teigen and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Live from her brand new, eponymous day spa in Beverly Hills, the former model-turned-aesthetician reveals why starting her career working alongside a dermatologist proved so formative to her tried-and-true methods today. In fact, we’re “lasering” in on the top 3 skin treatments she most often uses to maintain the flawless faces of Tinsel Town’s A-list.

You’ll learn the key differences between LED treatments, lasers and micro currents, including what to expect post-procedure – and how to know when you’ve gone too far. And for those of you who don’t have the budget for spendy treatments? Don’t worry, Shani’s got you covered with the specific names of machines you can use at home. Better yet, you’ll hear all about her own skincare routine, including her absolute obsession with retinol, a new product guaranteed to make your legs glow and a recent discovery she’s loving to smooth those stubborn, rough bumps on arms.

 

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

 

Thank you to this week’s show sponsors - without them, we wouldn’t be on the air! When you support our advertisers, you’re supporting our show. 

Almay:
We have a deal for Breaking Beauty listeners… right now if you go to the nearest Canadian Walmart, or Walmart.ca you can pick up any two lip products or two eye products for $14. Happy shopping!

Head and Shoulders:
Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Collection helps combat scalp dryness and itchiness with added moisturizers to keep strands soft. Give your scalp the love it deserves by taking your skincare routine to the next level when you visit www.headandshoulders.com.

Acuity Scheduling, A Squarespace company:
Save yourself from the day-to-day drudgery of having to keep up with your clients and your busy schedule by using Acuity Scheduling. For a limited time only, you can get 45 days of Acuity Scheduling absolutely free - no credit card required - just visit www.acuityscheduling.com/breakingbeauty

*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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Nov 06, 2019
The Sensitive Skin Must-Have Products We Use Ourselves
47:06

Redness, burning, stinging - ugh! In today’s episode, Jill and Carlene deliver the damn good products for sensitive skin that keep their own complexions calm and carrying on.


We’re laying bare all of our most trusted makeup, skincare and body care musts that help us manage red, stingy or itchy skin. You’ll hear about the non-irritating micellar cleanser that gained notoriety to remove models’ makeup backstage; an acne-busting foundation that calms inflammation
and looks natural; a budge-proof mascara that even *the* most sensitive eyes can handle, plus a fugly-but-effective hand cream for eczema that you’d swear your dad recommended. This Damn Goods segment is brought to you in part by Almay, one of few makeup brands that are hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, and a total won’t-break-the-bank buy. Plus, you asked and we listened – our answers to “burning” listener questions, straight from our private Facebook chat room

 

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

 

Thank you to our show sponsors, without them we wouldn’t be on the air!

AO Skincare:

AO Skincare is a New Zealand-based clean beauty company founded by a dermatologist. Free from parabens, sulfates, PEGS, DEA, mineral oils, and fragrance, AO Skincare is EWG certified. Breaking Beauty listeners can get 20% off by using the promo code BREAKINGBEAUTY20 on their website, at www.aoskincare.com

Head and Shoulders:
Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Collection helps combat scalp dryness and itchiness with added moisturizers to keep strands soft. Give your scalp the love it deserves by taking your skincare routine to the next level when you visit www.headandshoulders.com.

Acuity Scheduling, A Squarespace company:
Save yourself from the day-to-day drudgery of having to keep up with your clients

and your busy schedule by using Acuity Scheduling. For a limited time only, you

can get 45 days of Acuity Scheduling absolutely free - no credit card required - just visit www.acuityscheduling.com/breakingbeauty 

 

*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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Oct 30, 2019
Hollywood’s Next Big Beauty Trends According To Gloss Angeles Podcast
48:48

We took our show on the road! Today we’re spilling the tea with fellow beauty podcasters Kirbie Johnson and Sara Tan, hosts of Gloss Angeles podcast. We get their L.A. perspective on celebrity trends, the buzzy skin treatment taking Hollywood by storm and the next level cosmetic tattoos giving fillers and transplants a run for their money. Plus, you’ll hear all about the muscle-toning body treatment said to replace sit-ups; and how to avoid a beauty treatment #fail.

And because this is a true #podswap - be sure to tune in to hear your Breaking Beauty hosts Jill and Carlene on Gloss Angeles’ feed right now! We’re telling them all about our favourite drugstore buys – including the new faux lashes Jill is obsessed with and the It Cosmetics CC Cream dupe discovered by Carlene.

AND special shout-out to even more newfound #podfam friends we met in L.A, Beauty Biz BFFs. Kasey Boone of Glow Skincare LA and Lorena Ashmore of Dear Lash Love are two aestheticians who dedicate their weekly podcast to beauty and biz, especially for business owners in the spa or salon world (they so kill the merch game!) We had a blast sipping rosé while dishing all about our career paths, skincare advice and so much more. Listen now!


A special thanks to Away for providing us with our travel swag the aluminum suitcases which we decked out in lipstick stickers, were a dream to help haul our show gear. It makes show setup a cinch - no matter if we’re in a hotel room or in a spa room surrounded by LED machines (that happened!). Thanks Away for helping us take our show on the road! #travelaway


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Honey:
The average Honey user saves about $126 per year - with that kinda money you could score at least one luxury beauty product you might not otherwise have in the budget, amirite?! Honey is FREE to use, installs on your computer in just two clicks, and it’ll save you money so you can treat yourself to something nice. Breaking Beauty listeners can get Honey for FREE at joinhoney.com/beauty.

 

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Oct 23, 2019
NYX Cosmetics Founder Toni Ko is Back in Beauty
46:48

In 1999, Toni Ko completely changed the game on how prestigious drugstore makeup could be with NYX cosmetics – highly pigmented makeup in sleek packaging, at rock-bottom prices. One multi-million-dollar acquisition and a five-year, non-compete agreement later, makeup mogul Toni Ko is ready for her second act. Launching this week, Bespoke Beauty Brands is an incubator for the kind of beauty influencers that helped put NYX on the map. 

 

We’ll reveal all on her first collaboration with inimitable makeup artist and RuPaul’s Drag Race favourite, KimChi Chic. Tune in as we unbox KimChi Chic Beauty on the air! Plus, Toni gets real about the wild world of entrepreneurship (like is selling your brand for half a billion dollars really as dreamy as it sounds?) You’ll also hear all about Toni’s #topshelf must-haves, and her sage advice to anyone out there hustling to be the next beauty unicorn.

 

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Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Oct 16, 2019
#AMA: Ask Us Anything Special!
37:17

For the first time ever, we are answering all of our listener questions - thank you for all of the wonderful submissions. As always, we love hearing from you so please do reach out any time and leave us a voicemail: 1-844-227-0302, slide into our DMs on Instagram or join our private FB group. Thank you for listening - we can’t wait for a million more downloads! Jill and Carlene 


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Oct 09, 2019
Ep. 85 Best New Foundations With Red Carpet Pro Mélanie Inglessis
45:01

We mentioned in last week’s episode that there were SO MANY foundation launches this season that the whole topic requires its own dedicated episode! But we also wanted to deliver some really practical tips for how to shop for and apply foundation, so today’s Glow Down guest is red carpet makeup pro Mélanie Inglessis. With clients like Game of Thrones star Lena Headey and modern day ingenue Taylor Russell, Mélanie lends her very French approach to foundation application to produce that au natural, I-didn’t-try-too-hard look — the complete opposite of the Instagram beat face.

Mélanie shares the skincare secrets to landing the smoothest, most believable end result, as she opens her professional kit to reveal the go-to foundations she uses to glam up clients for Hollywood events. Then, we put a handful of fall’s buzziest fall foundations to the test as Mélanie swatches Kat Von D, Fenty and RMS LIVE on the mic. Find out which winning formula Mélanie decides she needs to add to her own kit, stat. And tune in to the very end when Jill and Carlene offer up their own favourites they plan to wear all season long.

Don’t forget to make our hotline bling! Leave us a voicemail at 844-227-0302 anytime with questions, requests, comments— we’d love to hear from you.

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Oct 02, 2019
Ep. 84 Fall Haul: Everything Worth Buying, Right Now!
50:14

We‘ve been busy test-driving all the buzzy products lining store shelves this fall! In this damn goods segment, we discover a new toner-meets-moisturizer hybrid that was 19 years in the making. Then, we luxuriate in an exorbitantly-priced (but oh-so-decadent!) face cleanser before highlighting the new brow tool that’s the lowkey brainchild of a huge Instagram makeup artist. Discover the latest, easiest way to use retinol, and find a steal of a stay-all-day lippie that will honestly look great one everyone. 

 

Btw, we’ve reached 1 million downloads!! Thank you to each and every one of you for tuning in. In honour of the occasion, we’re planning an epic Ask Us Anything episode --  but we need your help. Leave us a voicemail: 1-844-227-0302, slide into our DMs on Instagram or join our private FB group. If your question is chosen, we’ll send you a Breaking Beauty Popsocket. They’re v cute - trust, you’ll want one!! 

 

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Ulta Beauty: 

Ulta Beauty has just launched SPARKED - a new platform that shines a light on new, indie brands you need to know about, right now. Built to help beauty lovers discover more, it’s the new destination for curated brands—many exclusive to Ulta Beauty. Ignite your curiosity, and discover SPARKED in select Ulta Beauty stores and Explore the virtual world of SPARKED on ulta.com/sparked

 

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Sep 25, 2019
Ep. 83 Meet Kilian Hennessy, Founder of By Kilian Fragrances
45:32

Today we take you inside the mind of French fragrance founder Kilian Hennessy, who launched his range of luxe scents, By Kilian, in 2007. Find out why his bold gourmand blend, Love Don’t Be Shy, is Rihanna’s ride-or-die perfume (it’s sold out in every store around the world!) We also introduce you to the all-time best-seller, Good Girl Gone Bad, a white floral that comes in a Serpentine-embellished, lacquer clutch. Plus, Kilian spills all on his next creation launching this month – his biggest departure from the 35 existing fragrances he’s created to date. But that’s not all. Last year, Kilian introduced the world to scented lipsticks! Listen to the end to find out whether more perfumed cosmetics are to come…

If the name sounds familiar, Kilian Hennessy is indeed of Hennessy ilk. Here, the dapper Frenchman recalls his family’s history starting out in cognac, which led to the LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) empire. Brushes with famous perfumers, intimate details working with a bad boy designer, and the real reason Kilian refused to work for big fragrance companies – whether you love perfume or not, you’ll not want to miss the origin story behind the sleeper label unafraid to make a big statement.

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

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Audible has a special offer for Breaking Beauty listeners (pre-order that JVN memoir, henny!) If you want to try out Audible for yourself, visit audible.com/beauty.  You’ll get 30 days of membership for free, plus 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals to get you started. There’s no commitments. Cancel anytime and keep all your audiobooks. Audible.com/BEAUTY to get started or text the word BEAUTY to 500-500.

 

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Sep 18, 2019
Ep. 82 Clear Skin Secrets With Dr. Pimple Popper (aka Dr. Sandra Lee)
45:49

Acne positivity ftw— and yet, many still struggle with acne and self esteem. So much so that we felt it was high time to dedicate an entire episode to the topic. And who better to be our guest than Dr. Sandra Lee, aka Dr. Pimple Popper herself!? The dermatologist’s Youtube videos have gone so viral amongst ‘popaholics’, she even has her own show on TLC. Perhaps you’ve seen one of her live-extraction videos, which have earned up to 46 million views. (Is there such a thing as pimple porn?) Or maybe you’re one of her 3.5 million Instagram followers, who tune in for “exploding lava” and accidentally learn something important about skin in the process.

In today’s episode, Dr. Sandra Lee schools us on what you can do in-office and at home to make a visible difference in acneic skin. Then, stay tuned as she sheds some light on how to tackle acne and aging at once. Finally, Dr. Sandra gives us the skinny on what’s in her own beauty cabinet at home. But not before your humble hosts discuss the pro’s majorly accessible skincare line, SLMD Skincare, available at Target as of this summer.

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Sep 11, 2019
Ep. 81 #TheDamnGoods “Summer Empties” Edition
38:00

The summer is unofficially over and while we can’t wait to stock our #topshelf for fall, we thought it would be fun to chat about the damn good products that really saw us through the summer of 2019. So welcome to our very special episode all about the summer staples that we loved to the very last drop. There are some new finds that made it into heavy rotation and cult favourites that we fell in love with all over again.

 

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



Thanks to today’s show sponsor, Four Sigmatic

We’re loving Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee! They have a special offer for BREAKING BEAUTY listeners. Head on over to foursigmatic.com/BEAUTY or use the discount code BEAUTY at checkout to get 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase. 




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Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Sep 04, 2019
Ep. 80 Alli Webb, Co-Founder of Drybar
46:15

Today we’re chatting with serial entrepreneur Alli Webb. She’s the co-founder of Drybar, one of the original chain blow dry bars, launched nearly a decade ago. In this episode, Alli re-counts the key moments that turned a quaint, #MomBoss beauty idea into a $100M success story. (Now, there are 92 locations who do 120,000 blowouts a month.) Stay tuned as your humble hosts review Drybar’s best selling dry shampoo— then, we give you the scoop on a surprise mascara collaboration, dubbed “a blowout for your lashes,” entering stores right now!

She also fills us in on her newest venture launched earlier this year. Meet Squeeze, a massage bar that aims to give you a customized, consistent and expertly branded experience for your bod. Basically it’s a Drybar for massages instead of blowouts!

And because Alli aims just as high as one of her hair-raising blowouts, the beauty mogul also shares her top business-savvy advice on Raising the Bar podcast, co-hosted by her brother and business partner Michael Landau. 

Tune in for some choice advice she’s most used in trying times herself, before Alli bends our ear with a sneak peek of what’s to come on her upcoming reality t.v. show (who doesn’t cry for a good makeover!? Plus, Alli gets personal about why this has been one of the most difficult years of her life and stay tuned to the end to discover her blowdry hack. 

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

 

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Ritual
Right now Ritual is offering Breaking Beauty listeners based in the US 10% off during your first three months! Visit ritual.com/beauty to start your ritual today. 

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For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use the promo code BEAUTY during checkout.

Honey
Honey is a FREE web browser extension that saves you money when you shop online. So basically you just install the extension and then Honey finds coupon codes and other discounts across the web and applies them automatically.  It installs on your computer in just two clicks, and it’ll save you money so you can treat yourself to something nice. Breaking Beauty listeners can get Honey for FREE at JoinHoney.com/BEAUTY



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Aug 28, 2019
Ep. 79 Glossier Founder Emily Weiss (Re-Release)
49:03

We’re on a bit of a summer holiday, but by popular demand we’re bumping this previously released chat to the top of your feeds. 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, the New Yorker topping Vogue 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 #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. And finally, hear from the Glossier fan girls IRL, who we turn the mic over to in this revealing, femmes-first episode.

 

Thanks to our show sponsors:
Audible
To get a 30 day Audible membership for free, plus 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals, check out audible.com/BEAUTY to get started. There’s no commitments - you can cancel anytime and keep all your audiobooks.

 

Spotlyte

If you’re obsessed with beauty, skincare, and curious to learn more about medical aesthetics, go to thespotlyte.com/beauty to find out more. 


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Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Aug 21, 2019
Ep. 78 #TheGlowDown: Kim Kardashian’s Mane Man Chris Appleton Reveals His Celeb Hair Secrets
34:09

Meet Chris Appleton, the hairstylist to Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and JLo and card-carrying member of the glammiest of glam squads (that gang also includes Mario Dedivanovic aka Makeup by Mario.) Chris is known for his fantastical looks that we first see on a celebrity, and then on the stylish girl on the street. Case in point: Ariana Grande’s snatched ponytail, Kim’s sexy summer bob and the neon green hair trend courtesy of one of his plethora of candy-coloured wigs.

 

 Tune in to hear Chris’ master tips on how to put in extensions without any of the tell-tale signs (that ‘shelf’, ugh), the exact steps to achieving glass hair and what to do about summer frizz. Plus, Chris tells us a little behind-the-scene story about how he chased Katy Perry around with a leaf blower for her Never Really Over video, and the reason he used a coat hanger to get her soft-focus 70s curls. And finally, listen until the end when Chris gets personal, to find out what inspired him to get into the hair industry in the first place.

 

Thank you to our show sponsor, Spotlyte!
If you’re obsessed with beauty, skincare, and curious to learn more about medical aesthetics, go to www.thespotlyte.com/beauty to find out more. 



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Aug 14, 2019
Ep. 77 Meet Shirley Pinkson, Co-Founder of Clean Makeup Brand W3ll People
35:42

It’s official, Breaking Beauty fans can’t get enough of clean beauty (hat-tip to listeners who filled out our survey for that intel!) In today’s episode, we bring you the origin story behind W3ll People — one of the O.G. all-natural makeup brands founded in Austin, Texas back in 2008. (Psst: Shailene Woodley is a fan!) We sit down with co-founder and makeup artist Shirley Pinkson, who trained under makeup master François Nars before setting out to create a green beauty dupe of “The Multiple” – and a whole wardrobe of good-for-your-skin cosmetics.

 

Find out how Shirley created a dream team with college pals, cosmetic dermatologist Dr Reneé Snyder and marketing guru James Walker – and the secret to maintaining a friendship through thick and thin. Then, Jill and Carlene weigh in with their honest review of W3ll People’s award-winning Expressionist Mascara, and give you the scoop on the sister wand launching next month. Plus, find out why W3ll People’s prices have been getting more accessible of late, and big news on which retailer will begin carrying the line by the end of this year. 

 

Thank you to our show sponsor, Four Sigmatic.

Four Sigmatic has a special offer for Breaking Beauty listeners. If you head to foursigmatic.com/beauty you can receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase or use discount code BEAUTY at checkout.

 

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Aug 07, 2019
Ep 76 - The #DamnGoods: Body Hair Extravaganza!
32:14

Has anyone clocked the latest shaving ads that feature fluffy limbs, bushy pits and full-on pubic hair? With the cultural shift toward body and acne positivity, body hair acceptance is the next frontier in beauty realness. In today’s episode, Carlene and Jill discuss the merits of these latest marketing campaigns that (surprise!) are still trying to sell you a new razor. First we zoom in on Billie, the Serena Williams-backed company that’s leading the charge with its #projectbodyhair initiative that reinforces the fact that shaving is a choice.

We also break down the meaning of the “pink tax” and what some brands are doing to fire back. Next, we take a look at the industry giants duping the indie brands with radically different ads featuring women of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities and skin conditions compared to the svelte, pale and completely hairless models of years past. 

Full disclosure: Carlene and Jill still shave, wax and gadget their way to a hair-free aesthetic (in some body areas, anyway).

In this Damn Goods episode, Jill test drives the newest offerings in drugstores, including innovations that promise you can shave up and down, not to mention side-to-side. Meanwhile, Carlene gets down with some chic new safety razors that lean into zero waste. (Given that two billion plastic razors end up in landfills every year, you’ll definitely think twice next time about ever reaching for a disposable again!) In-grown hairs? We got you with the winning solutions on that front, too…

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

 

Thanks to our show sponsor, Spotlyte:
If you’re obsessed with beauty, skincare, and curious to learn more about medical aesthetics, go to www.thespotlyte.com/beauty to find out more! 



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Jul 31, 2019
Ep. 75 #GlowDown: What It's Really Like To Be An Entrepreneur With Create & Cultivate's Jaclyn Johnson
34:08

Today we’re sitting down with the founder of Create & Cultivate, Jaclyn Johnson! Bestselling author of the book WorkParty and host of WorkParty podcast, Jaclyn (a.k.a “Your Internet Work Wife”) is all about redefining “work” for the millennial woman. An OG hustler, the Forbes 30 Under 30 alumni started Create & Cultivate in 2012. The biannual conference now attracts over 1,500 females across North America, boasting superstar self-starters like Kim Kardiashian, Daphne Oz and history-making Team USA Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad.

 

Oh and there’s a Beauty Summit and Self-Care Summit, too! Find out what kind of experiential magic you can try out at a Create & Cultivate mixer, like B12 shots, tarot cards and ear seeds to relieve stress. Not to mention all that mentoring advice on everything from building your own business to raising capital. And since we know that a lot of you are aspiring entrepreneurs yourselves, Jaclyn schools us on what it’s really like to own a business, how to cultivate a culture of female empowerment and what she looks for in a good hire.

 

But it wouldn’t be a Breaking Beauty podcast episode without finding out which beauty brands are earning top ranks in Jaclyn’s books right now… and what three products are in her bag at this very moment.

 

Thank you to today’s show sponsor:

Four Sigmatic has a special offer for Breaking Beauty listeners. If you head to foursigmatic.com/beauty, you can receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase, or use discount code BEAUTY at checkout.



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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Jul 24, 2019
Ep. 74 K-Beauty Skin Secrets with Glow Recipe Co-Founder Christine Chang
41:01

Glow Recipe co-founders and Shark Tank alums Christine Chang and Sarah Lee had no idea their little online store, offering a curated assortment of Korean beauty products, would explode into the multi-million dollar business it is today. Now, Glow Recipe is a Korean skincare company in its own right, selling out at Sephora on the regular. In this episode, Christine Chang tells us the inside story behind Glow Recipe’s massive success and what it’s like to go from L’Oréal marketing interns to beauty moguls – with their sights set on Australian expansion next.

 

Find out the origin story behind the best-selling Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask (a jar is sold every 3 minutes in over 33 countries around the world) that’s as precious in pastel pink packaging as it is effective at coaxing that covetable glass skin glow. The brand also launched a diffusion line, called Sweet Chef, exclusively at Target stores earlier this year. You’ll hear all the scoop on two follow up products hitting store shelves this month.

 

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Jul 17, 2019
Ep 73 - The #DamnGoods: The Only Face Sunscreens You’ll Need This Summer, Tested
31:05

“I’m so pumped to put on face sunscreen!!”, said nobody ever. But the truth is, once you find the Holy Grail that you don’t actually mind wearing under makeup all summer, it’s truly the best anti-aging cream you could ever buy – and probably the cheapest, TBH. That’s why Jill and Carlene tested over 20 of the buzziest face sunscreens on shelves right now, and at the end of this episode, they reveal their top five favourites.

 

But first, time to phone a friend! Meet skin therapist extrordinaire Dija Ayodele, founder of The Black Skin Directory in London. Dija explains why every skintone needs to wear sunscreen (not just us pasty pale types!) and she shares her very best SPF tips (like why do you need a facial sunscreen instead of moisturizer with SPF, anyway? And what step do you put sunscreen on in your skincare routine?). Find out Dija’s picks for the best face sunscreens for black skin that she uses herself.

 

In this skin-saving Damn Goods episode, Carlene and Jill dig into their beauty editor handbook to share some Sunscreen 101, like the meaning of broad-spectrum sunscreen and the difference between chemical and physical formulas. Then, stay tuned as they deliver the Coles Notes on this year’s jaw-dropping Consumer Reports sunscreen study, like the sad fact that very few sunscreens actually live up to their claims. Find out which ones made their top five list as well as your hosts! Read more on the Breaking Beauty Podcast blog including the complete list of all 20 face sunscreens tested. 

 

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Jul 10, 2019
Ep. 72 #TheGlowDown: Debunking Natural Deodorant Myths; Plus How to Find One That Really Works For You
27:46

Did you ever wonder “should I make the switch to natural deodorant?” There’s a lot to unpack with this topic so we partnered with Schmidt’s Naturals founder Jaime Schmidt to debunk the biggest myths around natural deodorant and how to find one that really works for you.

 

She first started selling her hand-crafted deodorants, formulated without aluminum or artificial fragrances at a farmer’s market in Seattle in 2010; fast-forward nearly a decade later and she’s now rolling out to almost every mass-market retailer and just announced a new partnership with Justin Bieber (!!) for a collaboration called Here + Now, expected sometime in late 2019. 

 

We debunk loads of myths with Jaime and then stay tuned to the end for some #damngood reviews where we put a bunch of all natural deodorants for women to the test including baking soda-free versions. 

 

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Jul 03, 2019
Ep. 71 MAC Cosmetics Co-Founder Frank Toskan (Re-Release)
54:02

By popular demand, we sat down with legendary co-founder Frank Toskan, to hear every detail about how the mother of all beauty companies,  M.A.C Cosmetics, came to be. 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.  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 foundations, 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 Toskan and Frank Angelo ("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. 

 

Plus, 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 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 26, 2019
Ep. 70 The #DamnGoods: The Best Beauty Products We’re Packing For Our Summer Getaways
38:41

Our survey results are in and it’s official, you want to hear more about the products we’re loving and what’s not really worth the spend. That’s why we’ve created “The Damn Goods”, our new monthly episode dedicated to our honest reviews of what’s great—and what’s just a gimmick in our humble opinions.

 

In our first Damn Goods episode, brought to you in part by Neutrogena, we’re sharing our lists of what we’re packing on our summer getaways. First we give a hat tip to the brand’s hyaluronic acid-filled Hydro Boost Gel Cream, which goes on like a lightweight water gel to replace oilier moisturizers in the thick of summer. Next, we’re giving you an earful on the genius complexion innovation Jill j’adores, the stay-put mascaras, the blush that works with the heat, the perf lip tint, the seamless bronzer, and the concealer angling for a spot in your weekender tote right now.

 

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Jun 19, 2019
Ep. 69 #TheGlowDown The Makeup Brushes You Really Need (and How to Clean Them) With Celebrity Makeup Artist Pati Dubroff
37:19

In today’s episode, Jill comes clean with a dirty little beauty secret: she’s v. lazy when it comes to cleaning her makeup brushes! Anyone relate? We get a lesson in makeup brushes 101 with celebrity makeup artist, Pati Dubroff. (She was in town with Winners/Marshalls Canada, because serious heads up— they have prestige cosmetics at a discount, too.) She should know, having worked with Madonna in the 90s, held court as Dior’s resident makeup ambassador for many years, and these days, she regularly glows up the faces of Margot Robbie and Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

 

We also get Pati’s take on the top makeup brushes that should be in everybody’s makeup kit, and we get the #glowdown on synthetic versus natural bristles. Finally, you’ll hear all the deets on Pati’s tricks for brush care and whether those sanitizing sprays are a good idea or not. You’re not going to want to miss the moment where Jill hands Pati all of her dirty brushes to wash live on the mic—this is not a drill!

 

We begin our chat by getting behind-the-scenes insights into the artistry behind Priyanka Chopra’s camp-themed, MET gala look, including the hidden, historical meaning behind beauty mark placement. Next, we dive right into the topic of the day, starting with what separates a good brush from the bad. In a podcast bonding moment, Pati and Jill discover they share the same ride-or-die makeup brush (psst… it’s great for both foundation and concealer).



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Jun 12, 2019
Ep. 68 Legendary Hairstylist Frédéric Fekkai
38:15

Women of a certain age know the name of this hair legend: Frédéric Fekkai. Get ready to hear the backstory behind the dashing Frenchman and former model who was among the first to charge hundreds of dollars for a haircut in Manhattan. In his heyday, Frédéric was called upon by Hollywood royalty like Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey— at one Academy Awards show, he worked on three nominees in one night!

 

His eponymous haircare brand was also among the original hairstylist-backed brands, and it would become coveted for its anti-grunge, Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream, bringing that salon suave to top shelves across the continent. (Carlene even recalls one swanky press trip when she was helicoptered to Frédéric’s estate in Upstate New York!) But after selling his self-titled haircare business in 2008, the brand lost its cool factor. In today’s episode, Frédéric explains why he recently bought back his own brand—and details his plans for re-inventing the House of Fekkai to compete with the Ouai’s and Brigeo’s of this world.

 

Bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, Frédéric never retired for long though. Meet the clean beauty brand born from his roots in the South of France, called Bastide. What began as a small assortment of artisanal, luxe-y perfumes, hand washes and body creams sold at high end department stores Nordstrom and Holt Renfrew, the highly giftable brand is ready to take on skincare this fall. Frédéric talks to us about shifting his focus from hair to face; he also explains the right* way to blow-dry your hair; and he shares some knee-slapping stories about his stylish travels working with the likes of Martha Stewart (pre & post-penitentiary) along the way.

 

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Jun 05, 2019
Ep. 67 #TheGlowDown: Makeup By Mario on Flawless Skin Tips, The One Drugstore Product He Can’t Live Without & Mercury in Retrograde, okurrrrr
34:33

Makeup dreams do come true. In today’s episode, we sit down with the one and only Mario Dedivanovic, a.k.a Makeup By Mario. With Kim Kardashian as his muse, is it any wonder the duo has created the defining makeup look of the decade? His masterclasses sell out across the country, so get ready for your very own mini-masterclass in how to perfect your base just.like.a.Kardashian.

 

We get all the tips on makeup’s biggest buzzwords right now: micro concealing, sand-bagging and baking—plus we even find out which drugstore product is his ride-or-die. And since he was in town with Philosophy skincare for our chat, Mario schools us on the must-have products he uses to prep before he even opens his makeup kit.

 

But it doesn’t end there! Who is this magic man, *really*? Get ready to hear Mario open up about what happens when mercury in retrograde rocks his world, what he does on precious days off and which faces, living or dead, does he dream of painting?

 

Finally, when will his rumoured makeup range become a reality? And how about that YouTube channel? All of this, in today’s episode. Slide into our DMs on Instagram and let us know what you think of our chat!

 

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May 29, 2019
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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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?

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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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



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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!

 

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

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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.)

 

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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!

 

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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.

 

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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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