150 episodes

Longtime beauty editors Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins are here to tell you what’s good, uncovering the breakthrough people, products and moments in beauty – every single Wednesday! Tune in to hear inspiring stories behind the most iconic, best-selling beauty products and how they came to be, straight from the founders themselves like Glossier’s Emily Weiss and Tata Harper. Plus, get insights and tips from the brilliant minds shaping today’s trends and ideas, from Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist Makeup By Mario, to skincare guru Dr. Pimple Popper and hair pro Jen Atkin. With #damngood beauty product reviews – skincare, haircare and makeup and more – you won’t want to buy a thing before tuning in.

Co-Creators: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

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    • Fashion & Beauty
    • 4.9 • 38 Ratings

Longtime beauty editors Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins are here to tell you what’s good, uncovering the breakthrough people, products and moments in beauty – every single Wednesday! Tune in to hear inspiring stories behind the most iconic, best-selling beauty products and how they came to be, straight from the founders themselves like Glossier’s Emily Weiss and Tata Harper. Plus, get insights and tips from the brilliant minds shaping today’s trends and ideas, from Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist Makeup By Mario, to skincare guru Dr. Pimple Popper and hair pro Jen Atkin. With #damngood beauty product reviews – skincare, haircare and makeup and more – you won’t want to buy a thing before tuning in.

Co-Creators: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Join the Breaking Beauty Podcast conversation:
Visit our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com
Follow us on Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast
Follow us on http://Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod
Join our Private Facebook Group Simply search “Breaking Beauty Podcast Chat Room”
Call us anytime: 1-844-227-0302

Theme Music used with permission, courtesy of Saya.
Produced by Dear Media.

    Katherine Power, Founder of Versed Skincare & (new!) Merit Beauty

    Katherine Power, Founder of Versed Skincare & (new!) Merit Beauty

    For our very last founder episode of the year, we’ve brought in the big guns! It’s serial entrepreneur Katherine Power, co-founder of Who What Wear, its spin-off line of street style-inspired fashion, a multitude of media brands and most topping our beauty minds, Versed Skincare. Total estimated value? $100 million dollars. (It’s safe to say we’re taking notes on how to kill it in business, folks.) EXCLUSIVE SCOOP ALERT: Katherine tells us about her newly announced next enterprise, an exciting line of colour cosmetics, called Merit Beauty!!
    First, find out why TikTok beauty influencer of the year, Skincare By Hyram, is calling Versed the next CeraVe when it comes to drugstore skincare. We’ll share our personal favourites that we stock up on at Target, while Katherine fills us in on the SEO secret that drove some of the brand’s top-selling SKUs. Plus, how can they possibly make this “clean” skincare line so affordable? We get the answers to that question, too. Finally, stay tuned until the end to hear the official reveal on Merit makeup, including the celebrity who’s already had it in her hot little hands.
    Psst! Follow our Instagram to see video footage from our chat, along with details on an exclusive contest we’ll be offering with both Versed and Merit. And don’t forget to drop us a comment to let us know what you think of the episode!
     
    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter, 
    Join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 
     
    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog
     
    *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*
     
    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn
    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya

    Produced by Dear Media Studio

    • 42 min
    How To Treat Dark Circles, Undereye Bags & Wrinkles With Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Lara Devgan

    How To Treat Dark Circles, Undereye Bags & Wrinkles With Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Lara Devgan

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


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

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 
     
    Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 
     
    APOSTROPHE
    Get your first visit with a board-certified dermatologist on Apostrophe.com for FREE with the code: BEAUTY. This code is only available to Breaking Beauty listeners and you won’t find it anywhere else.  Use code: BEAUTY at sign up and get the visit for free! To get started go to Apostrophe.com and click “begin visit.”
    SAKARA
    Sakara is a nutrition company that focuses on overall wellness, starting with what you eat. For a limited time, get 25% off your entire order when you go to Sakara.com and enter code BEAUTYEARLYACCESS at checkout.
    BOLL AND BRANCH
    Boll and Branch make the softest, most comfortable bedding made from certified organic cotton. Get $50 off any sheet set at bollandbranch.com with promo code BEAUTY. Restrictions may apply.  See BollandBranch.com for details.
     
    *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*
     
    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn
    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya

    Produced by Dear Media Studio

    • 47 min
    Derm-Approved Ways to Treat Dark Circles, Undereye Bags & More with #TikTokDoc Dr. Mamina Turegano

    Derm-Approved Ways to Treat Dark Circles, Undereye Bags & More with #TikTokDoc Dr. Mamina Turegano

    Do we really need an eye cream? In today’s episode, we set out to answer that very question, with triple-board certified dermatologist Dr. Mamina Turegano, who’s earned nearly half a million TikTok followers with her viral, edu-tainment skincare videos. Dr. Mamina walks us through the causes and treatments for dark circles, undereye puffiness and crow’s feet, including the eye creams that actually wield results, the single at-home gadget that’s worked on her, and the very latest in-office treatments. 
     
    Be sure to tune in next week, when we continue our all about eyes exploration with Manhattan-based plastic surgeon Dr. Lara Devgan, with the 101 on solutions that pick up where derm-treatments and eye creams simply can’t. Fox eyes, blepharoplasty and its alternatives, fat transfers – you’ll learn the costs, benefits, downtime and more in the second installment of this two-part special all about your most important, above-the-mask feature.
     
    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog
     
    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 
     
    Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast!


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

    Purple:
    Experience The Purple Grid and you’ll sleep like never before! Go to purple.com/beauty10, and use promo code beauty10. For a limited time you’ll get 10% off any order of $200 or more!  Terms apply. 



    *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*
     
    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn
    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya

    Produced by Dear Media Studio

    • 34 min
    It's Our #DamnGood Holiday Gift Guide!

    It's Our #DamnGood Holiday Gift Guide!

    Attention Holiday Shoppers! Because the art of gift giving is far from cancelled, Jill and Carlene round up their favourite beauty bundles, baubles and stocking stuffers bound to bring joy to somebody’s face. Carlene crunches the numbers for Sephora’s deluxe skincare kits to find out, which one exactly is the best bang for your buck (aka you’re going to save more than you spend, for reals!) 
    Then, your charming hosts propose the best pampering gifts to make friends and family feel like 2020 didn’t happen — for a moment, anyway — along with their pick for the perfect host gift for the most intimate of holiday quarantine gatherings. Covering the bestest in skincare, haircare, grooming, makeup, fragrance and more, stay tuned until the end to find which game-changing gift is such a #damngood dupe, you’ll be crying “Start the Car!”
     
    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog
    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 
     
    Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast!


    Apostrophe
    Apostrophe is a prescription skincare company that connects you with a dermatologist online to help meet your skincare goals. Get your first visit on Apostrophe.com for FREE with the code: BEAUTY.
    Hum Nutrition
    HUM creates vitamins for skin, body and mood, and they have a special offer just for our listeners. Go to HUMNutrition.com and use code ​BEAUTY​ for 15% off your first order of $29 or more.
    Sakara
    Sakara is a nutrition company that delivers plant-based, chef-crafted meals anywhere in the U.S. For a limited time, take advantage of their only sale of the year with 25% off your entire order when you go to Sakara.com and enter code BEAUTYEARLYACCESS at checkout.
     
    *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*
     
    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn
    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya

    Produced by Dear Media Studio

    • 48 min
    Sharon Chuter, Founder of Uoma Beauty

    Sharon Chuter, Founder of Uoma Beauty

    Today, we welcome Uoma Beauty founder Sharon Chuter, whose Pull Up For Change initiative made headlines when it launched in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests earlier this year. The Nigerian-born activist fills us in on how the powerful social media movement that challenges companies to reveal their diversity reports or stop with the performative posts, is still making major headway today. (Plus, you’ll find out which beauty brand surprised Sharon by continuing to pull up.)
    But first, you’ll hear the burning backstory behind Uoma Beauty, including the moments in Sharon’s career working at illustrious beauty conglomerates that compelled her to develop the first “Afropolitan” beauty brand in the biz. Find out why Uoma’s 51 shades of the award-winning foundation go beyond a dazzling array of hues, offering up not one but six formulas that cater to every type on the Fitzpatrick scale, from very pale to deepest dark. Finally, we’ll catch you up on the important cause, #EndSARS, that Sharon is advocating for today, along with her sage advice for tapping into what we’re calling “Big Sharon Energy.”
    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter, 
    Join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 
     
    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog
     
    PROMO CODES
     
    Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the making of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 
    Hum Nutrition
    Help bring skin, body, hormones and mood into balance by taking the quiz at HUMNutrition.com to get individualized product recommendations from their team of registered dieticians. Use code BEAUTY to get 15% off your first order of $29+.

    Got Milk
    Learn more about milk’s nutrients at www.whatcantmilkdo.ca, because really, what can’t milk do?
     
    *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*
     
    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn
    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya

    Produced by Dear Media Studio

    • 48 min
    15+ Ways to Make Your Vanity Instagram-Worthy With Curation Queens Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo of A Thing or Two

    15+ Ways to Make Your Vanity Instagram-Worthy With Curation Queens Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo of A Thing or Two

    Who’s up for a little re-decorating while we’re spending so much time at home? The perfect duo to help us out are Brooklyn-based curation queens Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo of A Thing or Two. You may remember them from the wildly popular (and sadly shuttered) e-commerce platform “Of a Kind,” where their knack for identifying the next big things in shopping and design landed them a spot on Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list, while Fashionista dubbed them the “Most Influential People in New York Fashion Right Now.” 
     
    In today’s episode, Claire and Erica dish on every single thing you could want to create your dream beauty space, from the perfect double-duty vanity desk, to the best makeup organizers, to the ‘it’ wall colours, dry flower advice, shower curtains and more! (Guys, we even got excited about trash cans?! ) If you haven’t already, sign up for Claire and Erica’s “10 Things” newsletter, where they expand their enthusiasm for new discoveries across even more lifestyle topics. You won’t wanna shop for your home without their two cents!
     
    Btw - podswap alert! We will be featured on Erica and Claire’s show, A Thing or Two, this week, where we’re discussing the biggest beauty industry trends in 2020.
     
    For any products mentioned in this episode, check out our blog, where we’ve linked them all for you! www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog
     
    PROMO CODES:
     
    Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 
     
    Aurate
    Aurate is fine jewelry, founded by women for women. For 15% off your first Aurate purchase, go to AurateNewYork.com/breakingbeauty and use promo code BREAKINGBEAUTY. 

    Sakara
    Sakara is a wellness company that delivers organic, plant-rich meals and functional products to doorsteps nationwide. Sakara is offering our listeners 20% off their first order when they go to sakara.com/beauty or enter code BEAUTY at checkout. 

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

    Got Milk
    Learn more about milk’s nutrients at whatcantmilkdo.ca, because really, What can’t milk do?
     
    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter and ioin our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.
     
    *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*
     
    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn
    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya

    Produced by Dear Media Studio
     

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

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So fabulous!

I am just getting into the beauty industry and was looking at a podcast I could listen to that would keep me entertained and educated. I listened to a few before I came across these lovely ladies and I have been bingeing ever since!! Love love love it 😍

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