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

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

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The hosts do a perfect job of having the dual perspective of both fans of beauty & industry experts. I also love that the episodes never run too long, just enough to educate & inspire ✨

My happy place

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Great chatter, feel like they are my friends. Useful advice and interviews.

iTunes Ratings

404 Ratings
Average Ratings
343
25
16
6
14

Best of its kind

By seakelp_ - Jan 09 2020
Read more
The hosts do a perfect job of having the dual perspective of both fans of beauty & industry experts. I also love that the episodes never run too long, just enough to educate & inspire ✨

My happy place

By wennysommer - Nov 30 2019
Read more
Great chatter, feel like they are my friends. Useful advice and interviews.
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Rank #1: Ep. 11 GLOSSIER FOUNDER EMILY WEISS

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

Oct 05 2017

45mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 13 Drunk Elephant Skincare Founder Tiffany Masterson

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

Nov 02 2017

36mins

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Rank #3: Ep. 31 Why Does This Face Oil (That You’ve Probably Never Heard of) Keep Selling out at Sephora?

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This episode is in partnership with Biossance skincare.

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

Squalane is skincare's buzziest ingredient right now thanks to its weightless moisturizing benefits. Not unlike hyaluronic acid, we're actually born with a version of it. When applied topically, skin looks plump, dewy and more youthful.    We've even polled our listeners in the Breaking Beauty Podcast Chat Room  who sent us some voice memos with squalane q's of their own so tune in! 

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Audio production: Olivia Nashmi Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya Subscribe to us: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Google Podcasts Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! 

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Jul 18 2018

24mins

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Rank #4: Ep. 67 #TheGlowDown: Makeup By Mario on Flawless Skin Tips, The One Drugstore Product He Can’t Live Without & Mercury in Retrograde, okurrrrr

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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!

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

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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May 29 2019

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Rank #5: 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

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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…

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

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

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Mar 13 2019

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Rank #6: Ep. 50 #TheGlowDown: Our New Fave Drugstore Buys. Plus, Beauty Supplement #RealTalk with Holistic Nutritionist Joy McCarthy

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

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

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

*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 30 2019

48mins

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Rank #7: Celeb Facialist Shani Darden on the Three Treatments That Will Transform Your Skin

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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.

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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

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Nov 06 2019

40mins

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Rank #8: Ep. 82 Clear Skin Secrets With Dr. Pimple Popper (aka Dr. Sandra Lee)

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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.

*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 11 2019

45mins

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Rank #9: Ep. 48 Tata Harper Skincare Founder Tata Harper

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

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

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

*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 23 2019

51mins

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Rank #10: Skincare Basics: Are You Cleansing Your Skin The Right Way?

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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.

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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 DeodorantBreaking 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

46mins

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Rank #11: Ep. 79 Glossier Founder Emily Weiss (Re-Release)

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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.

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

*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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Aug 21 2019

49mins

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Rank #12: Ep. 26 #TheGlowDown Featuring Skincare Expert Caroline Hirons

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

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya Subscribe to us: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Google Play Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! 

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Join our private Facebook group And please rate and review us in Apple Podcasts. Thank you to our episode sponsor, FabFitFun! This seasonal subscription box retails for $49.99 USD but always has a value over $200. Breaking Beauty listeners can use the coupon code "BEAUTY" for $10 off your first box. #fabfitfunpartner

May 17 2018

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Rank #13: Ep. 17 Deciem and The Ordinary Founder Brandon Truaxe

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

Jan 10 2018

48mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 21 Biologique Recherche's Dr Philippe Allouche

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

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Audio production: Olivia Nashmi Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya Subscribe to us: Apple Podcasts: goo.gl/oKyjFx Stitcher: goo.gl/5d8oFX Google Play: goo.gl/cDpMwT Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Or Better yet, leave us a review in Apple Podcasts.

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Check our blog for all products mentioned:https://www.breakingbeauty.ca/blog/2018/3/6/ep-21-biologique-recherche-co-owner-dr-phillipe-allouche

Mar 08 2018

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Rank #15: Ep. 46 Anastasia Beverly Hills founder Anastasia Soare

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

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

*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 09 2019

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Rank #16: The Sensitive Skin Must-Have Products We Use Ourselves

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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!

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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Oct 30 2019

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Rank #17: Ep. 74 K-Beauty Skin Secrets with Glow Recipe Co-Founder Christine Chang

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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.

Thanks to our show sponsor, Audible.com:Audible is offering Amazon Prime members a special from now all the way up until July 31st. If you don’t already have an Audible membership you can start now and save. 66% on your first 3 months–that’s a total of $30 off. Visit audible.com/beauty to get started today.

*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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Jul 17 2019

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Rank #18: Ep. 70 The #DamnGoods: The Best Beauty Products We’re Packing For Our Summer Getaways

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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.

Let us know what you think on Instagram — we love hearing from you!

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For our friends in the US, you can get 30% off your first Care/of order, if you go to www.TakeCareOf.com and enter Breakingbeauty30

Start listening with a 30-day Audible trial and your first audiobook plus two Audible Originals are free. Visit: www.audible.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


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

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Jun 19 2019

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Rank #19: Ep. 42 #The Glow Down: Beauty Real Talk with Influencer Lauryn Evarts Bosstick from The Skinny Confidential

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

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

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

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn 
Audio production: Olivia Nashmi
 Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Nov 14 2018

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Rank #20: Wellness Trends Worth Trying According to That’s So Retrograde

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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

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

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

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