234 episodes

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

Breaking Beauty Podcast Dear Media

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 47 Ratings

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

    18+ #DamnGood Products Guaranteed To Slay The Summer

    18+ #DamnGood Products Guaranteed To Slay The Summer

    Summer is officially here and just in time, we’ve got an epic haul for y’all. Meet the top beauty buys to have graced our desks this season, starting with the surprise-hit mineral face sunscreen that starts out flat and leaves you with a matte radiance that’s so right, Carlene plans to use it all summer long. Then, Jill discovers a genius little sticker that shows you when it’s time to reapply your next layer of SPF. In more skincare news, Jill shares her favorite new bougie mousse cleanser, not to be outdone by a K-Beauty jelly toner designed to hydrate oily skin types.
     
    Stay tuned as Carlene drops her warm weather makeup routine, from a “gym lips” must-have that’s serving glassy pout, to a cooling water blush that costs only $10 bucks. A new favorite concealer that took Team Huda three years to perfect, a complexion powder-on-a-chain to flaunt at your next cocktail party, a cuticle oil that’s chic enough to pull from your designer handbag – meet our edit of the 18+ products that promise to slay everyday this summer.
     
    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 
     
    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our website: https://breakingbeautypodcast.com/episode-recaps/



    PROMO CODES: When you support our sponsors, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 
     
    Local Eclectic
    Local Eclectic is a woman-founded, women-run online jewelry store with unique jewelry from independent designers all over the world. Go to localeclectic.com to get 15% off your first purchase with code BEAUTY through July 31st. *Cannot be combined with other offers. 
     
    Lead ROLFS Global Institute Powered By L'Oréal USA Professional Products Division
    Earn the first-ever Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Beauty and Wellness degree through Mesa Community College (MCC) and apply to earn your Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Health, Entrepreneurship and Innovation with an emphasis on personal care with Arizona State University (ASU). Visit leadinstitute.degree for more information, to talk to an advisor, and apply 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

    Produced by Dear Media Studio
     

    • 49 min
    Charlotte Palermino on Quitting Clean Beauty, Why Skincare Dupes Aren’t a Thing & Her First Impressions of Rhode Skin!

    Charlotte Palermino on Quitting Clean Beauty, Why Skincare Dupes Aren’t a Thing & Her First Impressions of Rhode Skin!

    Dieux Skin co-founder Charlotte Palermino is TikTok’s self-described “skincare fairy godmother” and now, newly-minted licensed esthetician. Today, Charlotte joins us live in the studio to spill her beyond-slugging skincare secrets. We find out the exact skincare that she actually buys for herself - including the SPF holy grails that has her always carrying a backup tube on hand. Plus, Charlotte explains how she overcame perioral dermatitis, and the exact moment that she swore off clean beauty for good. 
     
    But first, we’re getting Charlotte’s hot takes – like her first impressions on Rhode Skin, Hailey Bieber’s new skincare range, that she was  *personally* sent in advance of its debut this week. 
     
    Then, Charlotte sounds off on the latest SPF drama around benzene and what’s really damaging coral reefs. Stay tuned until the end to find out Charlotte’s predictions of the next #SkinTok trends, including the latest creator she thinks we should all be following on TikTok now. And finally, which viral skincare product will she launch from Dieux Skin next? We’ve got the scoop.
     
    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our website: https://breakingbeautypodcast.com/episode-recaps/
     
    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, 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! 
     
    Lead ROLFS Global Institute Powered by L’Oréal

    Lead is the world’s first college & university degree designed with the beauty professional in mind. Visit leadinstitute.degree for more information, to talk to an advisor, and apply today!
     
    The OUAI
     
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    Pair Eyewear
     
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    *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*
     
    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn
    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya

    Produced by Dear Media Studio

    • 48 min
    How Danessa Myricks Built Her Creamy, Chrome-Flaked, Makeup Mega-Brand

    How Danessa Myricks Built Her Creamy, Chrome-Flaked, Makeup Mega-Brand

    Danessa Myricks wears many hats. “Accidental Makeup Artist.” Photographer. Product Developer. Founder. Educator. Mentor. Single Mom. The New York-based multi-talent went from creating DVD makeup masterclasses to starting a highly-coveted line of makeup products – never taking ‘no’ for an answer. In today’s episode, we learn the secrets behind the Queen-of-Creams’ unique approach to anti-matte makeup, including how-to set cream textures and which exact makeup brushes she uses to magically transform a lush finish.
     
    But first, Danessa explains the backstory behind her sky-rocket success, from the very personal reason why she leaned into makeup education, to the life-changing moment she became a product developer for Benefit Cosmetics, along with details on the best-selling, 130+ shade range of Danessa Myricks Colorfix Eye, Cheek & Lip Cream Pigments found in every major makeup artist’s kit. Finally, we find out how Danessa has dealt with adversity in her career, creating a product-driven business adored by TikTok fans and Meghan Markle alike.
     
    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 
     
    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our website: https://breakingbeautypodcast.com/episode-recaps/
     
    PROMO CODES: When you support our sponsors, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 
     
    GLADSKIN
     
    Gladskin gently restores bacterial balance to skin’s microbiome to tame inflammation. Right now, Gladskin is offering our listeners 15% off plus free shipping on your first order at gladskin.com/BEAUTY. 



    NUTRAFOL
     
    You can grow thicker, healthier hair and support our show by going to Nutrafol.com and entering the promo code BREAKING to save $15 off your first month’s subscription. This is their best offer anywhere and it is only available to US customers for a limited time. Plus free shipping on every order.
     
    LOCAL ECLECTIC
     
    Local Eclectic is a woman-founded, women-run online jewelry store that carries unique jewelry from independent designers all over the world. Local Eclectic is exclusively offering our listeners 15% off your first purchase with code BEAUTY through July 31st at LocalEclectic.com. *Cannot be combined with other offers.



    *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

    • 51 min
    BONUS! How-To Be Massively Successful In The Job You Love With The Founder Of The World’s First Bachelor of Beauty Degree, Francis Tesmer

    BONUS! How-To Be Massively Successful In The Job You Love With The Founder Of The World’s First Bachelor of Beauty Degree, Francis Tesmer

    In honour of National Higher Education Day, we’re live in your feeds with a special bonus episode! In partnership with Lead ROLFS Global Institute powered by L'Oréal, we’re welcoming Francis Tesmer, founder of the world’s first Bachelor’s Degree in Beauty. Francis shares all of the details about this breakthrough degree program, where beauty aficionados from around the world can learn about finance, marketing leadership, ethics, communication, even evidence-based decision-making. 
     
    It’s higher learning that’s going to help you land that career in the beauty industry and work that ladder! In today’s episode, you’ll find out why this degree program is so desperately needed in the beauty industry right now, moving education beyond trade toward the professional – and setting you up for a successful career as a badass beautypreneur or executive-level powerhouse. Plus, how to pivot no matter what the world throws at you, why beauty networking is everything and more keys to future-proofing your career in the industry you love.
     
    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 
     
    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our website: 
     
    Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 
     
    Lead ROLFS Global Institute Powered By L'Oréal
     
    Powered by the L’Oréal USA Professional Products Division, earn the first-ever Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Beauty and Wellness degree through Mesa Community College (MCC). Next, you can apply to earn your Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Health, Entrepreneurship and Innovation with an emphasis on personal care with Arizona State University (ASU). Visit leadinstitute.degree for more information, to talk to an advisor, and apply today!



    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn
    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya

    Produced by Dear Media Studio

    • 37 min
    The Pride In Our Hair Ft. Queen Priyanka & Celebrity Hairstylist Kirsten Klontz

    The Pride In Our Hair Ft. Queen Priyanka & Celebrity Hairstylist Kirsten Klontz

    Brought to you in partnership with Dove Hair Therapy, we’re kicking off Pride month with the infinitely entertaining Queen Priyanka (winner of Canada’s first-ever Drag Race! and host of Famous This Week podcast) and celebrity hairstylist Kirsten Klontz First off, we’re talking about the lewks we’re feeling for summer, no matter what your hair length: the new shag, blunted lobs, Jennifer Aniston-style layers and the wig that Priyanka plans to wear on her parade float. Then, our crewmates share their secrets to healthy hair rehab once the glue comes off and the extensions hit the floor.
     
    Plus, how much is hair linked to identity, or rather, re-invented identity? Ask a drag queen, anyone recovering from a breakup or a major life reset, hair is a big deal. Priyanka shares her personal hair journey, transitioning from mini, bowlcut Mark to “jacked-bang,” YTV host Mark “Suki” Suknanan to chameleon-haired, Indo-Queer Drag Queen currently touring the world as an entertainment sensation! Stay tuned until the end to learn how all of us can tap into that proverbial BHE (Big Hair Energy) –  any day of the week.
     
    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 
     
    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our website: https://breakingbeautypodcast.com/episode-recaps/



    Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 
     
    Dove Hair Therapy is a premium haircare range offering quality solutions for hair and scalp needs, strengthening hair at a cellular level. Available at Walmart Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, Pharmacie Jean Coutu.



    *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
     

    • 37 min
    Weddings! Proms! Photos! Next-Level Makeup Secrets With Meghan Markle’s Makeup Artist Daniel Martin

    Weddings! Proms! Photos! Next-Level Makeup Secrets With Meghan Markle’s Makeup Artist Daniel Martin

    Special occasion szn is here, so this week’s episode is all about looking your best in photos – and IRL! Joining us on the mic is Daniel Martin, the makeup artist who Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, trusted for her own wedding day. Daniel counts Gemma Chan, Jessica Alba and Elisabeth Moss as clients, while his low-key glam makeup looks have graced the pages of Vanity Fair and Vogue. 
     
    As global director of artistry and education for Tatcha, Daniel has all the tricks for acing your base – even in humid weather. We find out the secret primer trick to making sure your foundation lasts all day, the one long-wear foundation to buy this summer, dark circle-banishing tricks, the only mascara he trusts to withstand tears of joy – and the reason he never uses setting spray!  All that and more tips galore in today’s can’t miss, summer-soirée makeup primer.
     
    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 
     
    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our website: https://breakingbeautypodcast.com/episode-recaps/
     
    *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

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Maddi_sd ,

New find!

Just found this podcast and love the way they make beauty and skincare detailed and not flufffffy!! Great content!

@iamemmahall ,

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 😍

@iamemmahall

cats13han ,

Fun!

Love your podcast, I find it super enjoyable to listen to. After listening to the last episode though, I just wish there was less promotion of ‘clean’ beauty especially after Lab muffins interview. There was lots of talk of filler ingredients when actually all ingredients have an important role and aren’t there to just fill the product. Would love more cosmetic scientists to come on the pod like the Eco Well or the beauty brains! Everyone loves science and debunking myths

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