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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!

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    • 4.7 • 827 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!

    🛒 The #DamnGood Loyalty Shopping Guide! From Sephora to Ulta, Drugstores and More – Plus, The Products We’d Spend Our *Points* On Now

    🛒 The #DamnGood Loyalty Shopping Guide! From Sephora to Ulta, Drugstores and More – Plus, The Products We’d Spend Our *Points* On Now

    Memberships, perks and points, oh my! This week we’re dissecting the world of beauty loyalty programs to see how they stack up against each other. Listen in as we reveal which loyalty programs really make it worth your membership, along with the one place we believe serves the most covetable G-with-P (gift with purchase) and the best, lowkey source to stack bundles and deals if you’re a true skincare junkie.




    You’ll hear about:Sephora Beauty Insider Benefits vs Ulta Beauty Rewards showdown! Which one is better for beauty lovers when it comes to access, perks, birthday gifts and moreThe sleeper hit, luxury loyalty program that you need to know aboutThe one hair product that Carlene would risk her points on in order to try for the first timeThe products Jill wants to use her points for to re-up on for her beauty staplesStay tuned to the end for Jill’s hack on how to stack your beauty deals for max savings!   

    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/ 

     

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    Our 2024 #DamnGood Drugstore Edit – All New Finds For Less Than $35 USD!Shopping Our Stash! Meet the #DamnGood Products We *Personally* Use Daily: Our Holy Grail SPF, A Natural AF $8 Brow Pencil + A Lip Plumper To Rival Injections?Biologique Recherche’s Dr. Philippe Allouche, from the Founding Family of P50 Lotion





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    It’s the lowest prices of the season sale at Macy’s! From April 9th to April 14th, shop Macys.com or in-store to save big.  For instance, you can save 20%-75% off home & luggage, 40%-60% off women's clothes, shoes & handbags. Or 50%-60% off men's suits, shoes, ties & more. Don’t miss out! 

      

    *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 




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    • 46 min
    Legendary Hairstylist and Mane Founder Jen Atkin On The One Hair Tool That Got Her Celebrity Friends Buzzing, Pro Tips For Styling Curls That Last and Why It’s High Time We Retire Trends

    Legendary Hairstylist and Mane Founder Jen Atkin On The One Hair Tool That Got Her Celebrity Friends Buzzing, Pro Tips For Styling Curls That Last and Why It’s High Time We Retire Trends

    Today we’re welcoming Jen Atkin, dubbed “The Most Influential Hairstylist in the World,” by The New York Times. Prior to founding Ouai, Mane Addicts and now Mane, 

    Jen lent her highly polished hair skills to a veritable who’s who of young Hollywood –  everyone from the Kardashians, the Jenner sisters, Hailey Bieber, Chrissy Teigen and even Madonna!




    Listen in as we chat about:What inspired Jen Atkin to launch Mane, after years of being an ambassador to the industry’s most famous luxury $$$ hairdryerTips galore: How-to get the perfect blow dry at home, choosing the right barrel size for your hair type and banishing those dreaded curling iron kinksWhy the cool shot on your blow dryer is seriously underratedThe one hair product that Jen created which she now admits, was a flop momentThe secret habit she practices to bring focus as a busy Mom and serial entrepreneurPlus! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch our conversation with Jen Atkin And follow us on Tiktok to see Jen Atkin style retro waves on Carlene’s hair 


    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/




    Related episodes from back catalog: Celebrity Hairstylist Jen Atkin Tells us Everything About the New Dyson AirWrap InnovationKim Kardashian’s Mane Man Chris Appleton Reveals His Celeb Hair SecretsMakeup By Mario is Here to Share The New Makeup Rules for 2024, The Secret Project He’s Working On and The Never-Heard-Before, Very Personal Manifestation for The Year Ahead





    PROMO CODES:  When you support our sponsors, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 




    OUAI

    Frizz-free up your schedule with OUAI. Go to theouai.com and enter promo code BEAUTY15 for 15% off any Ouai product.




    *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

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 46 min
    The Power of Aromatherapy, Affordable "Clean" Beauty and Staying Relevant with Pacifica Founder Brook Harvey-Taylor

    The Power of Aromatherapy, Affordable "Clean" Beauty and Staying Relevant with Pacifica Founder Brook Harvey-Taylor

    Just ahead of Earth Month, this week we’re welcoming Brook Harvey-Taylor, Founder and President of Pacifica Beauty, the affordable, clean beauty brand that’s been championing vegan beauty for nearly 30 years. Join in to hear about Brook’s journey, from selling her first aromatherapy fragrance at a Grateful Dead show in Eugene, Ore. in the early 1990s to launching the brand’s best-selling vitamin C serum to coming full circle – with a new line of “aromapower” fragrances that kick starts a mood with every spritz.




    In this episode, you’ll hear:How a childhood fave book, “Jitterbug Perfume,” inspired Brook’s passion for fragrance, and ultimately led her to become a certified aromatherapist. Which scent to reach for, and when, if you want to uplift, focus or calm your mood, according to the proWhich ingredients to avoid if you’re scent sensitiveWhat sets their best-selling Vitamin C serum, the Glow Baby Booster Serum, apart - and how it can only cost $18?! Why Pacifica is moving away from the phrase “clean beauty,” and why Brook is proudly creating products for everyone.


    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/




    Related episodes from our archives: Tata Harper Skincare Founder Tata HarperRMS Beauty Founder Rose-Marie SwiftSaie Founder Laney Crowell On What Clean Beauty Means Now, Building Best-In-Class Formulas & Introducing “The Concealer From The Future”





    PROMO CODES:  When you support our sponsors, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 




    ImPress 

    Visit impressbeauty.com/breakingbeauty and use code “BREAKINGBEAUTY” at checkout for 25% off imPRESSManicure and Press-On Falsies. 




    Factor

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    Head to Factormeals.com/BEAUTY50 and use code BEAUTY50 to get 50% off. 




    Macy’s 

    From now until April 7th, Macy’s Herald Square flagship store in New York will transform into a garden, blossoming with thousands of flowers. It’s free and open to the public during store hours!  Check out macys.com/flowershow




    *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




    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 48 min
    Solo Episode! Celebrating Our 7th Anniversary, Revealing Our Top 10 Episodes Ever and Fashion’s Middle-Age Takeover

    Solo Episode! Celebrating Our 7th Anniversary, Revealing Our Top 10 Episodes Ever and Fashion’s Middle-Age Takeover

    Who are we?! With the first day of spring comes Breaking Beauty Podcast’s 7th anniversary and today we’re celebrating with some of our brightest throwback memories, unlocked. If you’re new around here, we’re hitting you with an explainer on who we are and how we got here, along with some real talk on the struggles we’ve been experiencing lately – and how you might be able to help!




    Plus, you’ll hear about:The top 10 Breaking Beauty episodes ever – can you guess which guests come out on top? (see links below to listen!)The number one product that outsells anything else we’ve recommended on BBP’s Shop My ShelfInner struggles! The real life goings on that may have one of us ‘blanking’ on the jobPOV: Thoughts on the middle-aged models moment at fashion weekThe part-time gig the ladies are considering… as foot models (?!)


    To see our list of top 10 episodes, check out our website: https://breakingbeautypodcast.com/episode-recaps/




    PROMO CODES: When you support our sponsors, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 




    Nutrafol

    Take the first step to visibly thicker, healthier hair. For a limited time, Nutrafol is offering our listeners $10 off your first month’s subscription and free shipping when you go to Nutrafol.com and enter the promo code BREAKING. 




    Impress Beauty

    Visit impressbeauty.com/breakingbeauty and use code “BREAKINGBEAUTY” at checkout for 25% off imPRESSManicure and Press-On Falsies. 




    Macy’s

    Macy’s has what to wear anywhere – like a lakeside getaway – thanks to soft palettes, relaxed silhouettes, and lightweight fabrics. Check out your new fave styles, like looks inspired by the coast, at macys.com/ownyourstyle







    The top episodes we mentioned:How To Build Your Skincare Routine with Celeb Facialist Renée RouleauMakeup Artist Violette Spills All of Her Beauty SecretsThe Ultimate 2022 Beauty Trends Forecast with Allure Editor-in-Chief Jessica CruelDr. Shereene Idriss Serving The Real Tea On Skin Care Scams#DamnGood Drugstore Finds: TikTok’s Favorite Tinted Serum, A Worth-The-Waitlist “Sunscreen Foundation,” An Under $10 Bottega-Green Nail Polish & More!(Shhh!) The #DamnGood Holiday Gifts We Secretly Want For OurselvesThe #DamnGood Spring 2022 Drugstore Finds - $17 (US) or Less!Are You Exfoliating Your Skin The Right Way? Featuring Rihanna-Approved Esthetician Sean GarretteHow-To Build Your Perfect Makeup Bag with Celebrity Makeup Artist Jamie Greenberg aka Jamie Makeup!The #DamnGood Trending Beauty Products from 2021 You Need To KnowThe #DamnGood Skincare Tools That are Actually Worth The Cheddar with Lauryn Bosstick aka The Skinny Confidential


    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. 




    *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

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 49 min
    Exposing Multi-Level Marketing – aka MLM – Scams with Award-Winning Host of “The Dream” Podcast and Author of “Selling The Dream,” Jane Marie

    Exposing Multi-Level Marketing – aka MLM – Scams with Award-Winning Host of “The Dream” Podcast and Author of “Selling The Dream,” Jane Marie

    MLM company scams are everywhere. So, just what is an MLM company? Better known as multi-level marketing companies, MLMs are businesses that involve selling products to family and friends while recruiting other people to do the same (think: Avon, Doterra, Arbonne, Rodan and Fields, and more). Except that only 1% of people who join an MLM company will actually turn a profit.




    Today, we’re exploring the dark side of MLMs with Peabody and Emmy Award–winning journalist and author, Jane Marie. Jane Marie is the former producer of This American Life and most recently, Michelle Obama’s “The Light” podcast. As host of The Dream podcast, Jane Marie joins us to chat about her debut book, Selling The Dream The Billion-Dollar Industry Bankrupting Americans, a must-read exposé on the deceptive truths behind MLMs.




    PS - Be sure to check out Jane Marie’s latest podcast called “Finally a Show!” 




    In this episode, you’ll hear:Are MLMs actually pyramid schemes? What it *really* takes to get that fancy car from an MLM companyHow some MLM participants are having to seek out “deprogramming” therapyWhy so many people don’t report their experiences of getting scammed by an MLM companyThe popular brand at Sephora that is a low-key MLMPlus! In an impromptu role play, Jane Marie tries to convince Jill to join an MLM company


    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/




    Like this week’s episode? Check out similar episodes from our back catalog:Dermatologist Dr. Shereene Idriss Serves The Real Tea On Skin Care ScamsFrom Dog Attack to Starring in Vogue, Brooklinn Khoury’s Incredible Real-Life JourneyFrom Deconstructing “Ugly” to “Peak Tweak,” This Women’s Day We’re Exploring Beauty Standards with Beauty Journalists Anita Bhagwandas and Charisse Kenion





    PROMO CODES: When you support our sponsors, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 




    The Ouai

    Frizz-free up your schedule with OUAI. Go to TheOuai.com and enter promo code BEAUTY15 for 15% off any product. 




    Macys

    Join Macy’s and Girls Inc. to empower a new generation of leaders now during Women’s History Month. Throughout March, you can help fund STEM and college & career readiness programming for girls when you donate online to Girls Inc., or round up your purchase. Learn more & celebrate the creative power of women now and all year round at macys.com/purpose.







    *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

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 54 min
    Meet Our #DamnGood Spring 2024 Beauty Finds! From Victoria Beckham’s Smash Skincare Collab to “Lash Cocaine”(?!) and Onion Water For Thicker Hair. Plus! The Hot Fire Beauty Brands Entering North America That You *Need* To Know About, Stat

    Meet Our #DamnGood Spring 2024 Beauty Finds! From Victoria Beckham’s Smash Skincare Collab to “Lash Cocaine”(?!) and Onion Water For Thicker Hair. Plus! The Hot Fire Beauty Brands Entering North America That You *Need* To Know About, Stat

    On the heels of M.A.C’s epic 40th anniversary party, Carlene and Jill take a trip down memory lane as they chat about the nostalgic matte lipstick shades that helped form their lifelong beauty obsessions. Then, listen in as your seasoned hosts reveal the latest beauty brand imports that have got them legit excited, from the Scandi ‘no makeup makeup’ line spotted on Matilda Djerf, to the Australian sunscreen line boasting a 1000-strong waitlist and a bright and sassy Canadian body care line created by a former magazine editor. 




    Plus, you’ll hear about:


    The latest skincare duo from Victoria Beckham, in collab with her facialist Melanie GrantFoundation sticks are back! The ones we’re loving now, for your skin type – and toneJill’s “addicting” spring fragrance, revealedOnion water for thicker hair? Meet the Ayurvedic volumizing spray that’s as good at softening frizz as it is at boosting limp strandsThe $7 mascara that will make you question whether you’ll ever pay double digits again“Lash Cocaine” – who’s using and why


    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our website: https://breakingbeautypodcast.com/episode-recaps/




    When you support our sponsors, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 




    Macy’s 

    Join Macy’s and Girls Inc. to empower a new generation of leaders now during Women’s History Month. Throughout March, you can help fund STEM and college & career readiness programming for girls when you donate online to Girls Inc., or round up your purchase. Learn more & celebrate the creative power of women now and all year round at macys.com/purpose.










    Related episodes:Ep 251 Everything Matilda Djerf Touches Turns to GoldEp 41- M.A.C Co-founder Frank ToskanEp 170- Victoria Beckham In Her First Beauty PodcastEp 318- Are You Applying Your Foundation The Right Way? With Beyoncé’s Makeup Artist Sir John


    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. 




    *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




    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
827 Ratings

827 Ratings

Sistergirl52 ,

Sir John was the best episode

Please have him come back often and Mario is good too!! Love your podcast. Thank you for looking out for women of color

reviewerblueraven ,

Love it. Redness suggestions

Love the show. Felt completely to offer some ideas for rosacea. I have seen a great improvement and I think it is mostly due to red light therapy. My doctor gave a script for Ivermectin cream. Also recommended using azelaic acid. The one from inky list has a slight green tint and I highly recommend trying it. Also I want to look into hypochloris acid spray… asking my derm about that soon.
Anyway love the show- keep on doing what you do. Love the budget skincare btw.

SALowry ,

Love this show

Jill and Carlene do a great job of keeping this show fun and informative. It’s a weekly listen that’s perfect for beauty enthusiasts!

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