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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 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

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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 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 more

Join the Breaking Beauty Podcast conversation:
Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast
Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod
www.facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast
Theme Music used with permission, courtesy of Saya.

    All The Things Sparking Joy Right Now

    All The Things Sparking Joy Right Now

    We’ve dedicated today’s episode to what’s sparking joy for your humble hosts! First, we highlight our favourite good news headlines, like the social media star who’s fundraised 4 million euro to help build ICU units in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis. Not to mention the French beauty brand who quickly stepped up to meet the hand-sanitizer demands of health care workers. 
     
    Plus, we trade notes on the celebrities and influencers slaying us with their IG videos and TikToks (we’re looking at you, Lizzo, JLo and Rickey Thompson.) Finally, we hit you with some of our top self-isolation beauty tips. From removing Shellac to the lipsticks putting a smile on our faces, you’ll find out just how we’re coping as we record in our PJs.
     
    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter, 
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, 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
     
    Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 
    Ouai Haircare
    Shop the new shampoos and conditioners for fine, medium and thick hair at theouai.com and use the promo code BEAUTY for 3 free samples with your order.
    Native Deodorant
    For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use the promo code Beauty20 during 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. 

    • 46 min
    The #DamnGood Hot Hair Tools For A Salon Look At Home

    The #DamnGood Hot Hair Tools For A Salon Look At Home

    It’s pretty much scientifically proven by now: good hair days really do make us feel better. With that in mind, we’re dedicating this entire episode to the hair tools that truly deliver post-salon happiness (in the comfort and safety of your own home, tbh.) First off, we put the new Dyson Corrale Straightener to the test, and reveal whether this highly anticipated innovation is really worth the hefty price tag (!!). 
     
    Plus, meet the under-the-radar Canadian brand of hair tools said to be the first to offer the high heat and performance of a plug-in, with zero cords. Then, we test out the Drybar Double Shot Blow-Dryer Brush, to see if it can measure up against the OG (and far more affordable) Revlon Salon One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer – already a viral sensation. Auto curling irons that bake your curls like an oven, multi-pronged stylers that promise mermaid waves – we’ve got your every hot tool desire in this all-about-hair episode!

    For links to products and promo codes 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, 
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    PROMO Codes: When you support  our sponsors, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast!
    Ouai Haircare Shop the new shampoos and conditioners for Fine, Medium and Thick hair at TheOuai.com and use the code BEAUTY for 3 free samples with your order.
     
    *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.

    • 51 min
    Milk Makeup Co-Founder Zanna Roberts Rassi

    Milk Makeup Co-Founder Zanna Roberts Rassi

    Jill and Carlene take New York City! In today’s episode, we sit down with Zanna Roberts Rassi, Milk Makeup co-founder and fashion-editor-at-large for Marie Claire.  You may recognize Zanna in her role as E! News fashion correspondent, where she reports straight from the red carpet — or perhaps you’ve tuned into one of her viral videos with the hashtag #CommuterBeautyWithZanna.
    We’re tracing the origin story behind Milk Makeup, the cool, vegan beauty brand built for Generation Z. Find out how a high fashion photo studio in NYC’s Meatpacking District served as the ultimate inspiration behind all of the products, from the best-selling Milk Makeup KUSH Mascara – the first to tout cannabis sativa seed oil in makeup – to the Insta-worthy lucite packaging, to the Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer that finally converted Carlene to using a primer!
    Tune in as Zanna spills the details on Milk Makeup’s latest venture into the world of skincare, with its first ever moisturizer and cleanser. Then, we discover the greatest red carpet beauty tip she’s ever received (including the celebrity who whispered the secret!), the most treasured fashion item in her glitzy closet, and finally, after having appeared as a guest judge on Glam Masters and Project Runway All-Stars, anyone got any guesses on which t.v. show Zanna will appear on next?
     
    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. 
     

    • 38 min
    The #DamnGood Spring 2020 Beauty Buys That You Need on Your Radar, Stat

    The #DamnGood Spring 2020 Beauty Buys That You Need on Your Radar, Stat

    We put more than 50+ new products to the test to bring you our edited list of investment buys you’ll definitely want to add to your topshelf this spring. We spill the tea on the season’s biggest newsmakers, from Armani’s Luminous Silk Concealer, 20 years in the making (!) to Tatcha’s new Silk Canvas primer-in-a-bottle to Drunk Elephant’s upcoming haircare range, created with Jennifer Aniston’s longtime hairstylist, Chris McMillan.
    That’s not all! Carlene and Jill reveal the overnight serum that’s been causing them to wake up hella glowy lately. Plus, we’ve got the answer to finding the exact makeup sure to get you that 90s monochromatic look as seen on Patrick Ta’s celeb-packed Insta feed. Finally, we phone-a-friend! Ingrie Williams of T-Zone Beauty is here to tell us what she thought after trying out Taraji P. Henson’s new, affordable haircare line for women of colour, TPH Hair. 
    There’s something for everyone in this ultimate beauty lover’s 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
     
    Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 
    Glossier Get that glowy, dewy skin for yourself by visiting glossier.com/podcast/breakingbeauty where you can take the quiz to find your ultimate Glossier skincare routine — new customers will get 10% off their first order (Certain exclusions apply.)
    Ouai You can shop the new shampoos and conditioners for fine, medium and thick hair at theouai.com. When you use our promo code BEAUTY, you can get 3 free samples with your order.
    *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. 

    • 41 min
    Schitt's Creek Beauty Secrets From Catherine O'Hara's Makeup Artist, Lucky Bromhead!

    Schitt's Creek Beauty Secrets From Catherine O'Hara's Makeup Artist, Lucky Bromhead!

    Meet the personal makeup artist to Catherine O’Hara – the talent personally responsible for Moira Rose’s obsidian eyes and rouge bouche on the hit show Schitt’s Creek – it’s Lucky Bromhead! (Fun fact: Lucky is also the key makeup artist for the upcoming series Canada’s Drag Race, debuting in 2020.) Schitt’s Creek has officially reached cult-classic status, and now counts everyone from Michelle Obama and Mariah Carey as fans. You’ll get all the behind-the-scenes feels in this fun and touching episode, including the makeup artist’s uncanny Moira impressions (bebe!) and a little known secret behind the matriarch’s enviable vocabulary.
    As we approach the hotly anticipated grande finale, we get the goods on how Lucky collaborated with the seasoned Canadian actress to bring Moira’s character to life through cosmetics. Get ready to hear the exact products in her Schitt’s Creek makeup kit, from soap star-worthy mascara to avant garde complexion musts to every.single.shade in the matriarch’s lipstick wardrobe. Plus, don’t miss Lucky’s full breakdown of how to get that coveted “Crow” look, why “age appropriate” doesn’t matter, and the LOLz and tears on that last day of shooting with Dan Levy and the entire, loveable cast.
    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

    Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 
    OFFERS:
    Glossier
    All new customers will get 10% off their first order when you visit glossier.com/podcast/breakingbeauty (some restrictions may apply). Get that glowy, dewy skin for yourself by taking the quiz to find your ultimate Glossier skincare routine.
    Ouai
    Shop the new shampoos and conditioners for fine, medium and thick hair at theouai.com and use our promo code BEAUTY to get 3 free samples with your order.
     
    *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

    Producer by Dear Media Network

    • 46 min
    O.G. Beauty YouTuber Kandee Johnson Is Ready For Her Comeback Now

    O.G. Beauty YouTuber Kandee Johnson Is Ready For Her Comeback Now

    It’s a #GlowDown throw down with OG beauty YouTuber Kandee Johnson! After a decade of teaching makeup how-to’s as “the happiest channel on YouTube,” Kandee is now a mom of four whose viral transformation tutorials – like the one where she morphs herself into Barbie or Kim Kardashian into Princess Jasmine – have earned nearly 4M subscribers. In today’s episode, the natural ray of sunshine explains the real reason she took a one year hiatus from YouTube last year, and the motivation behind her official comeback video, “Mama’s Back,” posted in recent weeks.
     
    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
     
    Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 
     
    Hi-Smile
    The HiSmile kit uses a gel and LED light system to gently whiten your teeth without damaging the enamel. In just six applications, improve brightness by up to two shades. We have a special promotion just for Breaking Beauty listeners, for a limited time. Visit order.hismileteeth.com/breakingbeauty and use the code BREAKING20 at checkout to receive 20% off HiSmile today.
     
    Biossance
    Chock-full of hydrating squalane, the new Biossance Squalane + 10% Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum is quickly selling out thanks to its gentle yet fast resurfacing for more radiant, even skin in 7 days. Head to www.biossance.com to shop and use discount code BREAKINGBEAUTY20 at checkout for 20% off 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

    Producer by Dear Media Network

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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LOVE LOVE LOVE

My favourite beauty podcast! Thank you for sharing all the knowledge!

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Best beauty podcast!

I discovered this podcast on accident, and although I love makeup and skincare, I never would have sought out a beauty podcast had it not been for a Dear Media crossover with The Papaya Podcast and Breaking Beauty. Since discovering Jill and Carlene, I’ve been binge-listening and have thoroughly enjoyed the insight and education gleaned from the hosts and their guests!

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You begged for a review. Ok. You talked for 10 minutes before you actually got to the topic. Then I had to endure a boring story about leaky pipes. Then you talk about a product that isn’t even available, but just tell us to pick some up next time we jet off to England or Canada. Of all the entitled, pompous attitudes.

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