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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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By c.lind4 - Aug 07 2019
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Such an amazing podcast! I love hearing from some of the leaders in beauty and brand founders!

Love it!!!

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So helpful for us #BeautyAddicts

iTunes Ratings

245 Ratings
Average Ratings
201
17
13
6
8

Must listen!

By c.lind4 - Aug 07 2019
Read more
Such an amazing podcast! I love hearing from some of the leaders in beauty and brand founders!

Love it!!!

By miss_torres9 - Jun 11 2019
Read more
So helpful for us #BeautyAddicts
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Breaking Beauty Podcast

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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.

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
45 mins
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Rank #2: Ep. 77 Meet Shirley Pinkson, Co-Founder of Clean Makeup Brand W3ll People

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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.

*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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Aug 07 2019
35 mins
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Rank #3: 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
36 mins
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Rank #4: 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
48 mins
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Rank #5: 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
24 mins
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Rank #6: 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

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Mar 13 2019
43 mins
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Rank #7: Ep 76 - The #DamnGoods: Body Hair Extravaganza!

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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! 

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


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Jul 31 2019
32 mins
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Rank #8: Ep. 04 Caudalie Skincare Founder Mathilde Thomas

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

Jun 08 2017
28 mins
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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
51 mins
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Rank #10: 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
34 mins
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Rank #11: 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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Mar 08 2018
41 mins
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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
28 mins
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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
48 mins
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Rank #14: 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
41 mins
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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
49 mins
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Rank #16: 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
36 mins
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Rank #17: Ep. 01 Omorovicza Skincare Founder, Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza

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

Mar 20 2017
26 mins
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Rank #18: Ep. 05 Fresh Beauty Co-Founder Lev Glazman

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

Jul 06 2017
38 mins
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Rank #19: Ep. 25 Botox Cosmetic Pioneer Dr. Jean Carruthers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Join our private Facebook group Check our blog for this episode here: 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 02 2018
37 mins
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Rank #20: Ep. 32 BeautyBlender Founder Rea Ann Silva

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

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

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

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

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 27 2018
43 mins
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