The podcast all about the bestselling beauty products and the damn good stories behind them, co-created by Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins.
NYX Cosmetics Founder Toni Ko is Back in BeautyBuilt on $2.99 eye pencils, makeup mogul Toni Ko sold NYX Cosmetics for half a billion dollars to L’Oréal in 2014. Today, she’s dishing about her next beauty venture, Bespoke Beauty Brands, all about partnering with mega influencers like RuPaul’s D
#AMA: Ask Us Anything Special!To celebrate our 1 million downloads (!!) milestone, we’ve got a very special episode where we answer all of your burning listener questions.
Best New Foundations With Red Carpet Pro Mélanie InglessisWe’ve never seen so many foundation launches in one season - so many that we’ve dedicated an entire episode to the topic. We invited red carpet makeup pro, Mélanie Inglessis, on the microphone for her best tips on how to make your foundation look fla
Fall Haul: Everything Worth Buying, Right Now! Are you ready to *add to cart*? We’ve tried all the beauty newness for fall 2019 to see what’s actually worth your money. Happy shopping!
Meet Kilian Hennessy, Founder of By Kilian Fragrances This week’s guest, Kilian Hennessy, helped to craft scents for Dior and Alexander McQueen before launching his eponymous line of niche, luxury perfumes in 2007. Tune in to hear his incredible insider stories of growing up in the famous Hennessy family,
Clear Skin Secrets With Dr. Pimple Popper (aka Dr. Sandra Lee)We’ve got Dr. Pimple Popper on the mic to help us tackle everything you ever wanted to know about breakouts, scarring and so much more (like what’s on her personal topshelf!)
#TheDamnGoods “Summer Empties” EditionThe summer is unofficially over and while we can’t wait to stock our #topshelf for fall, we wanted to share damn good summer products that we loved to the very last drop.
Alli Webb, Co-Founder of Drybar In this episode, Alli Webb 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! Plus, she gets personal and opens up about why this has been the most challenging year of her life.
Glossier Founder Emily Weiss (Re-Release)We’ve got a billion dollar beauty unicorn on the mic today and that’s Glossier founder Emily Weiss (by popular demand, we’re bumping this previously released chat to the top of your feeds). Learn all about how this beauty boss turned her side hustle as an intern at Vogue into the coveted billion dollar skincare and makeup empire it is today.
#TheGlowDown: Kim Kardashian’s Mane Man Chris Appleton Reveals His Celeb Hair SecretsChris Appleton is the man responsible for the countless hair transformations of celebs like Kim Kardashian, J.Lo, Kylie Jenner and Ariana Grande. In today’s episode he reveals his secrets to “glass” hair, how to make extensions look their absolute best and what hair musts he picks up when he’s at the drugstore!
Meet Shirley Pinkson, Founder of Clean Makeup Brand W3ll PeopleWe sit down with W3ll People co-founder 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. (Psst: Shailene Woodley is a fan!)
The #DamnGoods: Body Hair Extravaganza!To shave or not to shave? In this Damn Goods episode, Jill and Carlene discuss the body hair positivity revolution, as they personally put the latest hair removal innovations – drugstore buys, zero waste safety razors and an at-home permanent hair removal device – to the test.
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#GlowDown: What It's Really Like To Be An Entrepreneur With Create & Cultivate's Jaclyn JohnsonToday, we chat up “Your Internet Work Wife” (and fellow podcaster!), Jaclyn Johnson. She’s the CEO of Create & Cultivate, a platform that’s redefining the modern workforce for millennial women. Settle in for some real talk about what it’s really like to be an entrepreneur – and what it takes to make the cut for Forbes 30 Under 30.
K-Beauty Skin Secrets with Glow Recipe Co-Founder Christine Chang Glow Recipe co-founder Christine Chang tells us all about the famous Watermelon Sleeping Mask that has sold out seven times (!!) at Sephora since its launch. Plus, she reveals her tried-and-true skincare secrets - double seruming, ditching the towel (say what!) & how to get your most radiant skin ever.
The #DamnGoods: The Only Face Sunscreens You’ll Need This Summer, TestedWe care about you not feeling greasy or getting burned, so in this very special episode, we are diving deep into the world of facial sunscreens to deliver damn good reviews on the ones that actually work - and that don’t feel like a slippery mess on your face.
Produced by Dear Media.
#TheGlowDown: Debunking Natural Deodorant Myths; Plus How to Find One That Really Works For YouThinking about making the switch to natural deodorant? There’s a lot to unpack on 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.
MAC Cosmetics Co-Founder Frank Toskan (Re-Release)In an incredibly rare and candid interview, we share the story of the blood, sweat and pride behind M.A.C Cosmetics (celebrating 35 years this year!) with none other than legendary co-founder Frank Toskan.
The #DamnGoods: The Best Beauty Products We’re Packing For Our Summer GetawaysEver wondered what a couple of beauty editors pack for their summer travel essentials? In today’s episode, Jill and Carlene review the latest and greatest beauty musts (plus hat-tip a throwback favourite).
#TheGlowDown The Makeup Brushes You Really Need (and How to Clean Them) With Celebrity Makeup Artist Pati DubroffAs one of the most in-demand makeup artists in Hollywood for the past two decades, Pati Dubroff paints famous faces like Margot Robbie, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Naomi Watts, to name a few. In today’s episode, we find out from the pro what makeup brushes you *really* need in your kit, how to use them and we even put Pati to work, cleaning some of our very own brushes that need a lot of TLC.
Legendary Celebrity Hairstylist Frédéric FekkaiFind out why beauty editors, celebrities and ladies of leisure alike have made serial beauty entrepreneur, Frédéric Fekkai their mane man for decades.
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#TheGlowDown: Makeup By Mario on Flawless Skin Tips, The One Drugstore Product He Can’t Live Without & Mercury in Retrograde, okurrrrMakeup 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.
Luxury Organic Makeup Founder Kirsten Kjaer WeisWe 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.
#TheGlowDown J-Beauty Shopping Special! In today’s episode, we have your ultimate guide to shopping for J-Beauty (aka Japanese Beauty) product musts. Carlene goes on a field trip to a Tokyo-drugstore and follow along to see all of the weird and wonderful products she *adds to cart*.
#TheGlowDown Exclusive! Actress Felicity Jones reveals what’s on her #TopShelf and big news from Carlene’s fave Japanese beauty brand Clé de PeauCarlene heads allll the way to Tokyo to learn about what’s new from her fave Japanese brand, Clé de Peau, including a sit-down with their celeb spokesperson Felicity Jones. But first, we discuss the Gucci Beauty re-launch with a campaign that has everyone talking.
Meet Nancy Twine, The Founder of Briogeo, The Fastest-Growing Haircare Brand at Sephora Meet the fastest growing hair care brand at Sephora: Briogeo. We’re chatting with its brilliant founder, Nancy Twine, a University of VA 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 under one brand. Having whipped up DIY beauty products using avocado oils and butters with her mother as a child, clean beauty was also top of mind. She blended the two ideas, and in 2013, Briogeo was born.
#TheGlowDown: Do You Need CBD in Your Beauty Routine? 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.
The Inkey List Skincare Co-Founders Mark Curry and Colette NewberryHow many of you are fans of budget-friendly skincare? Well, you might be interested to know about an up-and-coming skincare brand called The Inkey List. They’re all about simplifying skincare and we sit down with co-founders Colette Newberry and 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!
#TheGlowDown- The Ultimate Guide to Zero Waste BeautyIt’s Earth Month and what better time to learn about the next phase of “greening” your beauty routine- zero waste beauty. With all the news about climate change, who doesn’t want to reduce her eco footprint? The best place to start might just be in the bathroom- 120 billion units of packaging are produced in the cosmetics industry annually. We share our favorite makeup brands leading the charge in re-filling and zero waste packaging because we believe baby steps are steps in the right direction!
Atelier Cologne Co-Founder Sylvie GanterSylvie 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. She discusses Perfume 101 (what *is* the difference between cologne and eau de toilette, anyway?), how to wear fragrance like a French Girl and the one iconic scent that she doesn’t care for.
#TheGlowDown SXSW Beauty, Glossier Play + Insta Star Donte ColleyIn today’s episode, we take you behind the scenes at SXSW House of Modern Beauty (trust, you’ll want to RSVP for next year!), plus we get our hands on Glossier Play and Instagram viral star Donte Colley drops by to tell us about his topshelf and what it’s like to star in a Glossier Play campaign.
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Self Tan Guru and Founder of Isle of Paradise Jules Von HepToday 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.
#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 Makeup artist and YouTube Sensation Samantha Ravndahl is 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. She’s spilling tea about giving up free PR makeup samples, YouTube drama, why she’s over PhotoShop, what’s on her top shelf and even how much she spent at her last trip to Sephora.
Romain Gaillard, Founder of Green Beauty Mecca The Detox MarketLong before Sephora came up with “Clean at Sephora” seal, Romain Gaillard pioneered the modern concept of green beauty retail with The Detox Market. Boasting luxe, organic brands from RMS Beauty to Kjaer Weis to May Lindstrom, we find out which products are the top three best-sellers in stores right now (shopping carts at the ready!)
#TheGlowDown British Beauty YouTube Star Anna NewtonSo many of you are already fans of British blogger and YouTuber Anna Newton of The Anna Edit, and now that we’ve met her, we totally know why. Anna is like your best friend who gives you great style advice and adulting tips – but isn’t at all intimidating. She also hosts a podcast called At Home With, along with co-host Lily Pebbles. Anna has got her shit so together, she’s just released a freakin’ book on the matter!
Makeup For Melanin Girls Founder Tomi Gbeleyi Meet Tomi Gbeleyi, the 27-year-old founder of Makeup For Melanin Girls. Winning headlines in Glamour Magazine, and Buzzfeed, MFMG Cosmetics was born out of a beauty blog that blossomed into a 170,000-strong online community, filling a void for women of colour.
#TheGlowDown: Celebrity Hairstylist Adir Abergel Dishes Red Carpet-to-Real-Life SecretsIt’s red carpet season, woot woot! So what better time to welcome celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel. You’ve seen his masterful skills on Saoirse Ronan’s bedroom hair for the February Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair. He also fashioned one of his signature un-average updos for Charlize Theron at the Critics Choice Awards. The LA-based hair pro is also creative director and partner in a line of repairing, pure keratin-based hair products, called Virtue Labs.
Hair Colour Legend Christophe Robin, founder of Christophe Robin Hair CareToday we’re talking hair colour with a French master. The colourist behind Tilda Swinton, Vanessa Paradis and Catherine Deneuve’s perfect colour and healthy shine— it’s Christophe Robin! Christophe was the long-time magic man behind all the big L’Oréal Paris hair colour ad campaigns, plus the hands responsible for 90’s supermodels’ sparkling manes.
#TheGlowDown: Our New Fave Drugstore Buys. Plus, Beauty Supplement #RealTalk with Holistic Nutritionist Joy McCarthyHow do you get glowing skin from the inside out? We sit down with best-selling author and certified holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy, the founder of Joyous Health to get practical tips on how to feel better, look better (the latest beauty superfoods, beauty supplements and more!) Plus, we test-drive some new drugstore makeup and hair musts. Tune in to hear what made the cut!
Remembering Brandon Truaxe, Founder of Deciem and The OrdinaryWe are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Brandon Truaxe, founder of Deciem and The Ordinary. We sat down with Brandon in January of 2018 - when he was at the top of his game, making headlines and mystifying the competition- and we are re-releasing this episode as a tribute to his creative genius within the beauty industry and beyond. As evidenced in this episode, Brandon was funny, brilliant and sensitive, and he will be missed. We thank you for listening.
Tata Harper Skincare Founder Tata HarperShe’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 Colombian skincare founder succeeded in elevating the whole green beauty game at a time when organic formulas couldn’t shake their crunchy granola rep.
#TheGlowDown How to Make it Big in Beauty with Ukonwa Ojo and Why Are Celebrities Obsessed With This $23 Cream?There’s lots to catch up on during this first #GlowDown of 2019! Find out why @donte.colley is our fave person on instagram right now, Carlene shares a cautionary tale from her New Year’s Eve while Jill’s mission is to get hella organized this year. Plus we have two incredible guests - one who shook up an iconic makeup brand and another who’s giving us the inside scoop on the reinvention of a nearly 100-year old cult favourite skincare product that celebrities hoard.
Anastasia Beverly Hills founder Anastasia SoareWe’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—from how she fled communism to open the world’s first brow salon in Beverly Hills to landing on Oprah’s speed dial—and finally, launching one of the most savvy social media beauty brands on the market today (18.5 million strong - and counting - on Instagra
Bonus! We Recap All of the Top Beauty Moments in 2018 (the highs, the lows and everything in between)We are looking back at the Year in Beauty because what a year it’s been! We spill alll the tea on the highs, the lows and everything in between. Joining us are two very special guests: Grace Lee, Lead Makeup Artist for Maybelline New York and Kathleen Newman-Bremang who is the newly minted staff writer at Refinery29 Canada. Listen in as we go deep on the meaning behind Meghan Markle’s wedding day makeup, our real feelings about the Deciem drama and reveal the hidden gems that ruled our top shelf.
#TheGlowDown: Find Out Why JB Skin Guru is *the* go-to facialist for Michelle Obama and Oprah WinfreyIs the facialist to Michelle Obama quite possibly the most influential skin expert in the world? We sat down with Montreal-based Jennifer Brodeur — dubbed JB Skin Guru by the mighty Oprah Winfrey, another star client. You’ll hear some of Jennifer’s somewhat rebellious opinions, like why she never recommends exfoliating (say what?!). We also get choice tips on skin prep for your own holiday events. And finally, the skin pro divulges the secrets to detoxing your complexion from the inside out post-holi
GlamGlow Skincare Co-Founder Shannon Dellimore In this Hollywood edition of BreakingBeauty, we sat down with Shannon Dellimore, co-founder of the one-and-only GlamGlow. GlamGlow launched in 2011 with just one product: a mysterious mud that had been passed around from celebrity to celebrity in unmarked jars to clear up imperfections and create a spa-style glow that focused on instant, transformative results.
#The Glow Down: Beauty Real Talk with Influencer Lauryn Evarts Bosstick from The Skinny Confidential 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 (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.
Cheekbone Beauty Founder Jennifer HarperCheekbone Beauty, founded by Ojibwe entrepreneur Jennifer Harper in 2016, brings indigenous women across North America together through lipstick. The Canadian-made cosmetics brand supports First Nations education through the sale of every lipstick, and in its Instagram feed you’ll see hundreds of indigenous and non-indigenous women alike wearing knock-out shades that can rival Nars, M.A.C and Kat Von D.
Ep. 40 Celebrity Hairstylist Jen Atkin Tells us Everything About the New Dyson AirWrap InnovationComing in hot, we have celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin on the mic! It's part 2 of our Bonus #Sephoria episodes (Jen held her very own masterclass on the glitter stage). She’s the founder of Ouai haircare, a Dyson ambassador and she works with Hollywood’s elite, from the Kardashians to the Jenners to Chrissy Teigen and Bella Hadid so needless to say we were hanging off every word she said.
Major! We take you behind-the-scenes at the first ever #Sephoria House of Beauty (Part One)In this late breaking bonus episode, we’re bringing you all the highlights from #Sephoria - Sephora's first ever House of Beauty event in Los Angeles. In Part 1, we’re bringing you behind-the-scenes from the front row of makeup masterclasses with Makeup By Mario and Daniel Martin, plus who we saw, what we experienced, and which products were worth the spend. Look for Part 2 in your feed tomorrow where we get up-close-and-personal with one of the event’s top speakers, celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin!
#TheGlowDown Featuring The Best Fall 2018 Beauty Launches and Decoding Color Correction with a Makeup ProIt is a Damn Goods best in beauty product bonanza episode! We tested all of the buzziest fall launches from that Dyson AirWrap that’s hitting your feed right about now to Chanel's 3-D mascara? We took it for a spin, with a live demo from Chanel’s national makeup artist Julie Cusson. And Shiseido's re-vamp of their cosmetics line? We hand-picked the standouts, while makeup artist to the stars Patrick Ta gives us his top tip for finding your best nude lip shade (because Carlene so often gets it wrong, boo
Beauty Mogul Bobbi Brown: Founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and Evolution 18We get real with makeup mogul Bobbi Brown about what it was really like to build a billion dollar beauty brand, and after 25 years - walk away from her namesake company. We also hear all what this serial entrepreneur and best-selling author is up to next (hotels, building a wellness empire and more!).
Bonus TIFF Episode: Amber Heard talks red carpet beauty musts, pageant life and women in film Jill and Carlene sit down with A-Lister and star of the upcoming Aquaman, Amber Heard, to hear all about her takes on pageants, red carpet beauty musts and how Hollywood is changing when it comes to women in film.
#TheGlowDown Featuring Girlboss Founder Sophia Amoruso Plus The Top 5 Retinol Questions, AnsweredIn today's episode, we have a very special headliner guest: Sophia Amoruso. From Nasty Gal to now Queen of the Girlbosses, we catch up with her in Toronto at the Shoppers Drug Mart #BeBold beauty event and chat about everything from the makeup currently on the fashion influencer’s #topshelf; why she ditched her hair extensions, and what his-and-her tattoos Sophia recently had inked with her boyfriend.
CND Shellac Nails Co-Founder Jan ArnoldIt's not often that a true beauty invention comes along, setting a new standard. But that's exactly what happened when Jan Arnold, co-founder of CND, shook the beauty industry with the first-ever hybrid gel polish, Shellac that could last up to four weeks. Fast-forward to summer 2018 and CND—short for Creative Nail Design—has introduced Shellac Luxe, a new alternative promising faster removal. Stay tuned until the end of the episode to hear Jill and Carlene's candid review
#TheGlowDown Summer Hot Topics Edition: Inclusivity, Body Positivity and RepresentationPull up a chair and sit in on our lively beauty round table chat where we dissect all of beauty's hottest and most important topics like inclusivity (who's winning), representation (sniffing out tokenism), and body positivity (why can't we accept ourselves like we do others?).
BeautyBlender Founder Rea Ann SilvaIn 2002, celeb 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! 17 of the iconic pink sponges sells every minute. It's beloved by makeup artists like @MakeupByMario and celebs like Kylie Jenner as well as makeup novices - who all embrace the way it makes your foundation go on seamlessly. Hear all about the origin story of this entrepreneur and what she's launching next, a foundation!!
Why Does This Face Oil (That You’ve Probably Never Heard of) Keep Selling out at Sephora?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.
Part Two: MAC Cosmetics Co-Founder Frank Toskan Welcome to Part 2 of our conversation with M.A.C. Cosmetics Co-Founder Frank Toskan. It's his first interview in four years so we made sure that we got alllll the juicy celebrity moments that helped catapult M.A.C to household name status (a young Lady Gaga, Madonna and Linda Evangelista were all involved). Don't miss the rebellious acts that had department stores up in arms, like hiring crossdressing makeup artists, and giving out condoms at beauty counters (mon dieu!)
Part One: MAC Cosmetics Co-Founder Frank Toskan In honour of Canada Day, we went straight to the icon of all beauty brands, M.A.C Cosmetics! We sat down with legendary co-founder Frank Toskan, to hear every detail about how the mother of all beauty companies came to be. It was his first interview in four years and in fact, we chatted for so long, we couldn't squeeze it into one episode!
Bonus Episode! Glass Skin Masks, Whitehead-Dissolving Patches and the Bidet Attachment You Didn't Know You Needed, It's Allll the Highlights from FounderMade's Consumer Discovery ShowBonus Episode! Glass Skin Masks, Whitehead-Dissolving Patches and the Bidet Attachment You Didn't Know You Needed, It's Allll the Highlights from FounderMade's Consumer Discovery Show
#TheGlowDown ft. beauty editor Jane Larkworthy (on the cult of skincare, B.S. beauty trends and intermittent fasting) As beauty editor of W Magazine for over a decade, Jane Larkworthy's column, Jane's Addiction, was the stuff of beauty journo legends. Her smart and stylish, yet slightly self-deprecating voice made us hoard with abandon, while her hilarious beauty parody videos had us spitting up our morning coffee. Now, Ms. Larkworthy is back with her own beauty column on The Cut, and a new title as beauty-editor-at-large at L'Officiel U.S.
RMS Beauty Founder Rose-Marie SwiftRose-Marie Swift took the beauty world by the balls, screamed in its face, and caused a frenzy with one of the first "green" makeup lines back in 2009. Her iconic best-seller, Living Luminzer, was born out of her experience giving the original Victoria's Secret angels — Miranda Kerr and Gisele Bundchen — their heavenly glow.
#TheGlowDown Featuring Skincare Expert Caroline Hirons 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 take
Botox Cosmetic Pioneer Dr. Jean Carruthers In our interview with Dr. Jean Carruthers, one of the physicians responsible for pioneering Botox for cosmetic use, 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?
#TheGlowDown Hits The Road: Debunking Myths and Serving Truths About Daily Sun Damage In partnership with Olay.
Buckle up! Welcome to Beauty Editors in Cars Getting Coffee. Ha! It’s just us, your friendly Breaking Beauty Podcast hosts, Jill and Carlene in our first ever ride along episode. We tour the streets in Carlene’s SUV with Olay scientist Dr. Frauke Neuser to chat about the myths and truths behind daily sun damage—for reals. Like how are you supposed to reapply daily moisturizer with SPF over top makeup on your lunch hour? (we FEEL you!!)
Saje Wellness Co-Founder Kate Ross LeblancIn honour of Earth Month, we are thrilled to present Saje, a Canadian wellness brand that has more than 500 products and grown to over 70 stores across North America. Given that the "wellness" category is poised to be the next trillion dollar industry, you'll hear why this little shop of essential oil-based remedies keeps growing even in the midst of a notoriously difficult retail landscape.
#TheGlowDown ft. YouTube makeup artist Krystal Clear MakeupIn this episode, we test-drive some new makeup then we introduce the woman of the hour, Krystal Sutherland—from Krystal Clear Makeup. Known by her 2 Million+ followers on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for her next-level makeup artistry, the Vancouver-based mom of two boys reveals how she rose to the top in only TWO YEARS since she first started posting videos; how she navigates the tricky world of competition and the beauty business; and finally, how she claps back at all the haters.
Biologique Recherche's Dr Philippe AlloucheAHA’s, BHA’s, glycolic, salicylic—acids are back, baby! We chat with the O.G. of the at-home acid peel, Dr. Philippe Allouche, whose family invented the iconic Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 back in the 1970’s. 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.
#TheGlowDown Featuring Nora McInerny Are you one of the gazillions of podcast listeners already tuning into Terrible, Thanks For Asking? It’s a sad/funny/touching show hosted by Nora McInerny, who tackles the human predicament about our struggles to grapple with, and talk to others about, loss and pain. She's even done a TedxMinneapolis talk, but what you may not know is that Nora McInerny is also a skincare-savvy former beauty publicist who we befriended on a press trip like, ten years ago.
Invisibobble Co-Founder Sophie Trelles-TvedeMeet today’s version of the scrunchie, the Invisibobble! But you probably don’t need an introduction, you probably have one in your hair right now. Last year, four million units of Invisibobble were sold worldwide, that’s eight spiral slinkies per minute. Now meet the inventor of The Invisibobble, Sophie Trelles-Tvede, who was an 18-year-old university student when she dreamed up the idea, fresh from a dorm party (been there!).
#TheGlowDown Ft. Jean Godfrey June, Beauty Director Of GoopExcuse us while we Fan Girl for a moment. When it comes to beauty editors, there's almost no one we hold in higher regard than Jean Godfrey June, the au naturel Beauty Director of Goop.com and former beauty director at Lucky Magazine. She earned a devoted following long before influencers were even a thing and we were so excited to get her into the studio to chat about which all-natural products she herself uses everyday, plus, tips on how to detox your beauty routine.
Deciem and The Ordinary Founder Brandon TruaxeWe bring you #Deciem mastermind Brandon Truaxe, who has shaken up the beauty world with his ‘Abnormal Beauty Company." 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.
#TheGlowDown Ft Fashion Magazine's Lesa Hannah & Suzie Michael; Cosmetic Chemist Stephen KoIn this episode, we welcome Fashion Magazine’s awesome beauty team, Beauty Director Lesa Hannah and Beauty Editor Souzan Michael, to recap the biggest beauty moments in 2017! Which feel-good moment made a lasting impression? Which WTF beauty trend should definitely stay in 2017? We’ve got the hot takes. Plus, we interview cosmetic chemist Stephen Ko to find out what innovations you can expect for your makeup bag in 2018.
Smashbox Cosmetics Co-Founder Davis FactorWhen your great grandfather invented the term “makeup” as an Oscar-winning makeup artist during Hollywood's golden age, you start a makeup line. That’s exactly what Davis and Dean Factor did when they started Smashbox Cosmetics in Los Angeles in 1996, having grown up around the legendary cosmetics empire, Max Factor. But it wasn’t a clear path for the Hollywood playboys (heli-skiing, anyone?). We’ve got the insider insights, all on today’s Breaking Beauty.
#TheGlowDown Featuring Emma Guns, Van Der Pop And Lancome Le Teint ParticulierWe are so excited to chat with fellow beauty podcaster Emma Gunavardhana of The Emma Guns Show. This U.K. based former print editor started out at O.K. Magazine before venturing into the world of audio storytelling. We love how she brings us all the feels no matter what she's talking about! Find out what her most memorable celeb encounter was back when she was a baby beauty editor, and which red lippie won her #RedDread project.
Drunk Elephant Skincare Founder Tiffany MastersonIn this episode, we chat with the founder of Drunk Elephant Skincare, Tiffany Masterson. 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.
#TheGlowDown Featuring Full Coverage Podcast Co-Hosts Lindsey Kelk and Harriet HadfieldIn this episode of #TheGlowDown, hear all about Carlene testing out a Valmont facial that's a $plurge; Jill gets baby skin thanks to Dermalogica and we ring up the hosts of a super fun beauty podcast - Full Coverage. Listen in as author and beauty lover Lindsey Kelk and makeup artist Harriet Hadfield (who paints the faces of Rita Ora and Charli XCX) dish on what their most embarrassing beauty moments are and if they had a beauty magic wand - what gone but not forgotten beauty faves would they bring back??
GLOSSIER FOUNDER EMILY WEISSShe'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. Learn the secrets behind Emily's editorial roots - including whose bathroom was the most epic for Into The Gloss #TopShelf.
#TheGlowDown Ft. Patrick Ta, Petra Collins, Fenty Beauty & ELLE Canada's Victoria DiPlacidoIn this episode - we get the scoop on Toronto Fashion Week (including insider secrets from photographer and Gucci muse Petra Collins), Review a hot new fragrance and detail our TIFF celeb sightings. Plus we phone-a-friend, Victoria DiPlacido from ELLE Canada to go behind the scenes at the Fenty Beauty Launch Party in New York. And the King of Highlighter (and Kiss New York Pro spokesperson), Patrick Ta, tells us the craziest place he's ever done Chrissy Teigen's makeup!
Nudestix Founders Taylor and Ally FrankelThey’re beauty moguls, and they’ve just barely graduated high school. Meet Taylor and Ally Frankel, co-founders of Nudestix, the beauty brand with a teenage global following. With their mother Jenny Frankel—a chemical engineer who once developed blockbusters for M.A.C. and started up Cover FX—the Nudestix sisters have created a name for themselves with their brand of vegan, no-makeup makeup that rendered ladylike compacts “old-fashioned” the second their line of Crayola-like sticks hit Space NK
#TheGlowDown Featuring Tracey Cunningham and Joyce Bonelliwe catch up with celebrity hair colourist extraordinaire Tracey Cunningham (who tends the manes of everyone from Khloe Kardashian to Emma Stone to Jennifer Lopez) about her secret weapons for her signature, super natural hair colour that always manages to look healthy no matter how much bleach is in the cup.Intern Emily chats with Joyce Bonelli who was in town to kick-off the Shoppers Drug Mart My Bold makeup event. Bonelli's artistry may or may not have inspired the colour range for Kylie Lip Kits.
Rodial and Nip + Fab Founder Maria HatzistefanisMaria Hatzistefanis is such a beauty boss that she's created not one, but two, blockbuster beauty brands in less than 20 years. Her luxury line, Rodial, is known for its headline-grabbing ingredients like "snake serum." Meanwhile, Nip + Fab is like Rodial's kid sister brand—POW ingredients at drugstore prices. Plus, listen in on Maria's highs and lows and how it takes both ups-and-downs to make for the damn good stories she's written about in her new book, How to Become an Overnight Success.
#TheGlowDown Episode featuring Hung VanngoIntroducing The Glow Down by Breaking Beauty!! For our launch ep, we give you all the scoop on #Glossier coming to starting NOW, chat with Selena Gomez makeup artist Hung Vanngo, reveal the summer beauty woe Carlene Higgins and Busy Philips have in common (shout out to Tips Nail Bar) and what it's like to take a selfie with Gigi Gorgeous Let us know what you think of our pilot episode, what you want to hear more of, what to axe... we want to hear from you!
Fresh Beauty Co-Founder Lev GlazmanIn 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.
Caudalie Skincare Founder Mathilde ThomasIn 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.
The 7 Virtues Founder Barb StegemannIn this episode, we chat with Barb Stegemann, social entrepreneur and Founder of The 7 Virtues fragrances. Barb recounts how a chance event in Afghanistan led to her becoming one of the most inspiring girl bosses in the beauty business today with her line of all-natural, ethically-sourced perfumes. Sephora recently hand-picked to be part of their Accelerate program in 2017 so the future is bright.
Nannette de Gaspe Dry Masks Founder Nannette De Gaspe BeaubienIn our second episode, we speak to Canadian banker-turned-beautypreneur Nannette de Gaspé Beaubien, founder of Nannette de Gaspé dry masks. Find out why her breakthrough took home the Best Indie Beauty Brand Award at the 2017 Beauty Industry Awards; whether the new Uplift Revealed plumping dry masks for boobs and butt really work; and discover why Charlotte Tilbury's Instant Magic Dry Sheet Mask, made by the very same Quebec-based biotech company, is just the start of an industry-wide trend.
Bonus episode! Get to Know Your Breaking Beauty Hosts Jill and CarleneIn this bonus episode, we take a minute to chat about our inspiration and go deep on some of our fave beauty editor moments and personal fave products.
Omorovicza Skincare Founder, Margaret de Heinrich de OmoroviczaWelcome 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, the stumbling blocks along the path to success, her internship traumas at Vogue, and the biggest thing she learned after 10 plus years of dazzling elite spa goers around the world with her luxe, all-natural range.
Breaking Beauty Podcast TrailerA sneak peek of our new beauty podcast!