Ep 28 Beauty Journo Legend Jane Larkworthy on Cult of Skincare, What's on her #TopShelf, B.S. Beauty Trends, Intermittent Fasting and more

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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, a new title as beauty-editor-at-large at L'Officiel U.S., and a potential audible enterprise (which may or may not put her improv skills to good use!)

 The newly refurbished spa lobby at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto

The newly refurbished spa lobby at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto

But before we find out which beauty products are on Ms. Larkworthy's #topshelf, and glean all the life lessons of a New York super-doer, Jill and Carlene swap stories about the summer spa services they're obsessed with this minute (hands up if you've ever had a  body scrub that didn't involve a mid-treatment shower). And, your humble hosts break on down what's #DamnGood this week, including two drug-store foundations worth adding to your IRL shopping cart.

And finally, in this month's instalment of The Glow Down, find out the late breaking news that *might* change the life of your mani forever...

 

Products mentioned in this episode: Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen; CoverGirl TruBlend Matte Made FoundationRevlon Youth FX Fill & Blur FoundationDrunk Elephant TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum; Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide CreamDrunk Elephant La La Retro Whipped CreamVertly Hemp Infused Lip Balm; Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

 The newly launched CoverGirl TruBlend Matte Made Foundation with 40 shades

The newly launched CoverGirl TruBlend Matte Made Foundation with 40 shades

 This is not Jill, but it is Victoria delivering a facial in her swanky studio

This is not Jill, but it is Victoria delivering a facial in her swanky studio

Ep 27- Green Beauty Rebel & RMS Beauty Founder Rose-Marie Swift

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Listen Here. Get ready for our most unfiltered founder yet! Rose-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 website, beautytruth.com, set out to educate the masses about toxic ingredients in makeup and skincare, putting her career as a celebrity makeup artist on the line. Is it any wonder given the Vancouver-born celebrity makeup artist started out as a punk singer?? 

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. Standing the test of time among the gazillions of highlighting products that have launched since, Living Luminizer is what Meghan Markle chose to get her radiance on for her royal wedding! We walk you through the best-seller's first two shade extensions.

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Listen in as Rose-Marie recalls her raucous roots (and we're not just talking about the list of rockstars she's slept with, though you'll find that in this episode too.) The makeup artist also reveals why her brand of coconut oil-based makeup products manage to perform when so many other organic cosmetics falter. Plus, find out which dream product she's determined to create next, her personal skincare-free nighttime routine and the genetic talent you need to hear about to believe.

Products mentioned in this episode: RMS Beauty Living Luminizer; RMS Beauty "Un"-Cover-up; RMS Beauty "Un"-Powder; RMS Beauty From Within Probiotic + Prebiotic Supplements

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Ep 26 - We catch up with skincare expert Caroline Hirons and test-drive Glossier Lash Slick

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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 takedowns.

FounderMade Consumer Discovery Show 2018

But first, we are freaking out over our very exclusive beauty podcast partnership with FounderMade, the creators of the very cool Consumer Discovery Show taking place in New York June 11th! Carlene will be on the scene (and wearing a Breaking Beauty t-shirt!), spying all the damn goods from over 100 makers in beauty, wellness and food. Plus, we'll be collecting all the highlights on the MIND-BLOWING panel of keynote speakers from Huda Kattan of Huda Beauty to makeup legend Bobbi Brown to Mrs. Rodial a.k.a Maria Hatzistefanis. We also want to invite you to be there and hello, we've got a 25% off discount code: CDSMDPT18. You can buy tickets here!

Glossier Lash Slick Film Form Mascara

And finally, don't miss our latest Damn Goods segment where we single out what's damn good! First we discuss the Erdem x Nars collection that made its debut at the MET gala on the foxy Kristin Scott Thomas last week. And then we get into a lash-off between Smashbox's Super Fan Mascara and Glossier's new Lash Slick Mascara (and we want to know who you think should win, btw, so chat at us on Instagram or in our Chatroom, k?!) And finally, Jill gets her jade roller on and shares a not-too-kooky hack you're all welcome to borrow.

Products mentioned in this episode: Smashbox Super Fan Mascara; Glossier Lash Slick Mascara; Nana Glow With It Facial Roller; Indeed Labs Hydraluron Intense Moisture LotionDifferin Gel; CeraVe Hydrating Facial CleanserNARS x Erdem Fleur Fatale Eyeshadow Palette; Viseart Palettes

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Ep 25 - Botox Pioneer Dr. Jean Carruthers

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Is there a breakthrough beauty product any bigger than Botox? We think not. In this re-visiting of some serious beauty history, we go straight to the source, detailing just how Vancouver-based physician Dr. Jean Carruthers came to the eureka moment that Botox, originally used to treat eye spasms, migraines and cerebral palsy, could revolutionize the way we smooth wrinkles. Stay tuned as she recalls the LOL faces in the medical community when she stood up to suggest that the world’s deadliest toxin be injected into people’s faces, and the moment those naysayers started coming to her for their personal Bo-Bo fix.

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?

And, Carlene and Jill share their personal experiences under the needle. Video evidence in our private Facebook group! Anyone want to guess how many cc’s Carlene’s had? Or Jill? Anyone??

Dr. Carruthers spills the secrets on where Botox is going next, with some #realtalk on topical Botox creams—poised to launch in just two years—including the hidden dangers and jaw-dropping future opportunities in the medical field (our minds were legit blown!) Plus, a sneaky longer-lasting injectable that’s sophisticated users are going to be real happy about real soon…

Products mentioned in this episodeBotox Cosmetic

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Ep 24 - The Myths and Truths Behind Daily Sun Damage with Olay Scientist Dr. Frauke Neuser

In partnership with Olay

 Dr. Frauke Neuser (Left) with Breaking Beauty Podcast's Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins

Dr. Frauke Neuser (Left) with Breaking Beauty Podcast's Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins

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We are so excited for our second sponsored episode!! Because the more partnerships we do, the more damn good stories we can bring you about the best-selling beauty products lining store aisles—with even glossier production!

Welcome to Beauty Editors in Cars Getting Coffee. Psych! It’s Breaking Beauty Podcast, and in our first ever ride along, 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. We get to the bottom of your burning questions like, ‘Do I really need to wear sunscreen during these sprinter weeks when it’s raining ice?’ And, ‘If I follow what derms say, how am I supposed to reapply my daily moisturizer with SPF over top of my makeup on my lunch hour?’ (we FEEL you!!)

In this hilarious-yet-enlightening episode, Carlene reveals the number one reason she thinks her face is practically wrinkle-free post-40, while Jill shares the reason her 70-year-old Mom keeps getting pulled over.  Plus, Dr. Neuser—who we caught up with while en route to her stint on The Dr. Oz Show (NBD)—explains why over half of women (especially millennials!) in North America don’t wear SPF on a regular basis, and how far daily moisturizers have come in delivering a lotion you’ll actually want to wear under makeup.

Finally, we drill the good scientist about how much skincare espionage is really going down in the industry—AND, we find out what the lady at the drive-through thinks about all of this.

Products mentioned in this episode: Olay Regenerist Whip Face Moisturizer SPF 25; Olay Total Effects Whip Face Moisturizer SPF 25; Olay Luminous Whip Face Moisturizer SPF 25

Ep 23 Saje Natural Wellness Co-Founder Kate Ross LeBlanc

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 Saje Co-Founder Kate Ross LeBlanc (left) with Breaking Beauty Podcast's Jill Dunn

Saje Co-Founder Kate Ross LeBlanc (left) with Breaking Beauty Podcast's Jill Dunn

In honour of Earth Month, we are practically giddy to present Saje, a Canadian wellness brand that's 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. With over 500 products already, the brand's loyal clientele demanded a non-toxic home cleaning line, and this week, they delivered. And you’ll learn why celebs like Hailey Baldwin have been seen toting Saje's Pocket Pharmacy. (They’re so cool, they even have their own podcast called Well Now.

 Hailey Baldwin totes Saje Pocket Pharmacy with Kendall Jenner in New York

Hailey Baldwin totes Saje Pocket Pharmacy with Kendall Jenner in New York

In this episode, Co-Founder Kate Ross LeBlanc takes us way back to Saje's roots, with a jokes story about how she first met her husband and fellow Co-Founder Jean Pierre LeBlanc during a little game of road racing (vroom, vroom). Listen in as LeBlanc shares the backstory on how Saje's very first product—still the best-seller today—Peppermint Halo, came to be. Plus, Carlene divulges her favourite self-care product from the range that beat out so many other all-natural competitors she's tried to date!

Finally, find out Kate's thoughts on the "Skincare's Backlash Against Essential Oils" debate of late, including, how Saje manages to live up to its tagline "Nothing to Hide."

 Saje Pocket Pharmacy

Saje Pocket Pharmacy

Ep 22 The Glow Down Ft. YouTube Beauty Sensation Krystal Clear Makeup

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It’s officially spring and that means… we’re celebrating our very 1st birthday!! Hooray!! In this episode, Jill and Carlene shout-out the amazing press coverage Breaking Beauty Podcast has been getting across the pond (Grazia UK and British Glamour to shamelessly name names). And as per usual, dish the dirt on the damn good beauty products we’re loving right now. One of those gems can be found at Chanel's insanely chic arcade, Chanel Game Centre, a pop-up at Holt Renfrew Bloor St. until April 15th!

Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Blush Review

Then we introduce the woman of the hour, Krystal Sutherland—or, Krystal Clear Makeup—as she’s known by her 2M-strong followers. Known for her next-level makeup artistry, the Vancouver-based Mom of two boys reveals how she rose to the top in only a couple of years (she launched her YouTube in 2015 and her Instagram account in 2016) since she first started posting on social media; how she navigates the tricky world of cut-throat competition and working with beauty brands; and finally, how she claps back at all the trolls.

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Ep 21 Biologique Recherche's Dr. Philippe Allouche, from the Founding Family of P50 Lotion

 Biologique Recherche's Dr. Phillipe Allouche with Breaking Beauty's Carlene Higgins

Biologique Recherche's Dr. Phillipe Allouche with Breaking Beauty's Carlene Higgins

In partnership with Biologique Recherche

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We are so excited for our very first sponsored episode!! Because the more partnerships we do, the more damn good stories we can bring you about the best-selling beauty products lining store aisles. And great news, we partnered with the holy grail of all skincare peels, for reals!

AHA’s, BHA’s, glycolic, salicylic—acids are back, baby! Just when it feels like everyone is talking about peels these days, we chat with the O.G. of the at-home acid peel, Dr. Philippe Allouche, whose family invented the iconic—nay, MYTHICAL—Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 back in the 1970’s. Even with the scores upon scores of peels promising to obliterate acne, wrinkles and visible pores today, 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.

 Model Paloma Elsesser demonstrates her 3-minute glow routine on vogue.com

Model Paloma Elsesser demonstrates her 3-minute glow routine on vogue.com

And you know we love a good backstory. Find out what led Dr. Philippe Allouche's parents, Yvan and Josette, to develop the balancing exfoliating formula in the first place, and what kinda gross product used to be their number one seller until it was banned back in the 1990’s. Plus, Dr. Allouche junior reveals why skin health isn’t just marketing jargon Biologique Recherche throws around (medicine is seriously in this family's genes, people). And, he shuts down those rip-your-face-off formulas, revealing why they could even lead to the death of civilization as we know it (no joke!)

And lastly, YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS the tale of Dr. Philippe Allouche’s wild days living in New York City, including what he's been experimenting with behind-the-scenes with some surprising, A-List collaborators. Listen right through for the serious scoop—it will be worth it, we promise!

Products mentioned in this episode: Biologique Recherche Lotion P50T; Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 Capillaire; Biologique Recherche Shampooing Traitant VIP 02; Glossier Solution; Omorovicza Acid FixPixie Glow Tonic; Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads

Ep 20 - The Glow Down with Nora McInerny, Host of the Terrible, Thanks for Asking Podcast

 Nora McInerny, Author and Host of Terrible, Thanks for Asking Podcast

Nora McInerny, Author and Host of Terrible, Thanks for Asking Podcast

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Are you one of the gazillions of podcast listeners already tuning into Terrible, Thanks For Asking? No, it’s not a beauty podcast, it’s a sad but also very funny show hosted by Nora McInerny, an author and widow who tackles the human predicament about our struggles to grapple with, and talk to others about, loss and pain—awkwardness be damned. She’s a contributing life & love writer to Elle.com and 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.

And we were due for a good catch up, you know? Listen in to our somewhat gap-y Skype call (sorry, kids! #wifiproblems) and find out how TTFA was born out of McInerny’s first-husband’s death. Plus, the super mom’s anti-self-care rituals for how to survive shitty life deals; the scoop on her upcoming second book; how to wake up looking legit like a princess; and all the Costco beauty buys worth driving out to the 'burbs for. 

Breaking Beauty Podcast on location in Bahamas
Neutrogena Spot Treatment Canada

And finally, did we mention that Breaking Beauty went on location to the Bahamas with Neutrogena? We deliver the goods on our top faves of what’s coming to drugstores next month, including a zit zapping pen Jill likes to use on those undergrounders you get on your chin after a flight.

Products mentioned in this episode: Egyptian Magic; Ole Henriksen Truth Serum; Double Blessing’s Goat Milk Hand, Face and Body Lotion; Pixie Glow Tonic; CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser; Glossier Super Bounce; CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30; Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion; Viviscal Extra Strength Dietary Supplements; Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint; Glossier Priming Moisturizer;  Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen SPF 50; Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment

 

 

 

 

Ep 19 - Invisibobble Co-Founder Sophie Trelles-Tvede

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Meet 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. Or maybe your daughter is wearing one of the telephone cord-looking hair holders, or your spin instructor, or that cute girl with the loose bun across the subway aisle. Last year, four million units of Invisibobble were sold worldwide, that’s eight spiral thingys per minute.

Now meet the inventor of 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!). The co-founder approached her friend, Felix Haffa, and with their combined savings of $4,000, launched a massive beauty brand. But just how did their ages work to their advantage? You may be surprised to hear that social media had zero to do with it. You might also enjoy hearing about the time that their ages definitely did not work in their favour during one of their early business deals (don't worry, they got theirs).

Today, Trelles-Tvede has been featured in Forbes 30 Under 30, and she has given TedxTalks on how to trade in four years-worth of red bull-vodkas to start a small business (that quickly grew humungous.) Armed with their tagline, “That Simple”, Invisibobble is already in every girl’s ponytail, and they’re not stopping there. Find out in this episode how the beauty brand is planning to re-invent another oldie but goodie hair staple (hello, SATC fans!) this spring—and even more smart solutions, revealed!

Products mentioned in this episode: Invisibobble Power, Nano and Original; EOS Lip Balms

 All the things you can do with an Invisibobble

All the things you can do with an Invisibobble

Ep 18 - The Glow Down Featuring Goop Beauty Director Jean Godfrey June

 Jean Godfrey June, Beauty Director of Goop.com

Jean Godfrey June, Beauty Director of Goop.com

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Excuse 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 natural Beauty Director of Goop.com and former beauty director at Lucky Magazine. June's column at the latter outlet, called "The Beauty Closet" (who can forget those era-defining illas?), earned maximum respect for its just-between-us-BFFs writing style at a time when meaningless magazine-speak was very much the norm. 

June 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. (P.S. Goop by Juice Beauty is now available at Detox Market!) And we couldn't let her go without finding out what it's like to work with the Gwyneth Paltrow on a daily basis, including what the actress-cum-beautypreneur wore for their beach-side job interview!

Gwyneth Paltrow Goop Cover Mud

Lastly, find out which new products are notable this month from Glossier, Clinique and a first at drug stores from Burt's Bees!

 

Glossier Solution
Clinique x Marimekko

Ep 17 - Deciem’s The Ordinary Founder Brandon Truaxe

 Deciem founder Brandon Truaxe

Deciem founder Brandon Truaxe

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By popular demand, we bring you Deciem mastermind Brandon Truaxe, who has shaken up the beauty world with his ‘Abnormal Beauty Company’. In this episode, we unravel the origin story behind The Ordinary, which has made headlines far and wide thanks to the skincare line’s high active ingredients at dollar store prices. 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.

Unplugged and completely unfiltered, Brandon reveals the real deal struggles behind beauty start ups, coming clean on the past companies he walked away from and who his friends and enemies are in business. Find out why Deciem, now earning over $150 million a year, is the apple of every conglomerate’s eye and why it was Estée Lauder they chose to partner with last year. As Deciem begins its American roll out of stand-alone stores this year, Brandon shares the reason that Deciem is entering Sephora and saying buh-bye to its drugstore roots, having shot to number one at Boots with Deciem’s first hit, Hand Chemistry.

And finally, learn which products have been “life-changing” to The Ordinary’s legions of fans, and what they can look forward to in helping to de-code which skincare regimen is right for them (in the meantime, check out this post by Wayne Goss over on Beautylish.) We also got the scoop on two majorrr innovations that we can all look forward to next, one of them practically out of this world, another, a scent unlike anything you’ve ever smelled before.

Products mentioned in this episode: The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 23%; The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone; The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5; The Chemistry Brand Hand Chemistry; Indeed Labs Nanoblur Instant Skin Blurring Cream

Ep 16-The Glow Down: The Top 7 Beauty Moments In 2017 Ft. Fashion Magazine's Beauty Dept. & What's Next in 2018

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 Fashion Magazine beauty editor  Souzan Michael  (left) and beauty director  Lesa Hannah  (right)

Fashion Magazine beauty editor Souzan Michael (left) and beauty director Lesa Hannah (right)

In this rollicking episode, we are joined by Fashion Magazine’s supes smart and hilarious beauty team, beauty director Lesa Hannah and beauty editor Souzan Michael, to recap the biggest beauty moments in 2017. Which feel-good beauty moment was the cushiest in one beauty editor’s eyes? Which WTF beauty trend should defs stay in 2017? We’ve got the hot takes! Plus, find out what’s coming down the pike in the year ahead, in a forecast by cosmetic chemist Stephen Ko.

 Glossier's winning Body Hero 2017 campaign

Glossier's winning Body Hero 2017 campaign

 Prototypes of what's around the corner in 2018

Prototypes of what's around the corner in 2018

Ep 15- Smashbox Co-Founder Davis Factor

 Carlene Higgins (left) and Jill Dunn with Smashbox Co-Founder Davis Factor

Carlene Higgins (left) and Jill Dunn with Smashbox Co-Founder Davis Factor

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When 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, having grown up around the legendary cosmetics empire, Max Factor. But it wasn’t a clear path for the Hollywood playboys (heli-skiing, anyone?). Davis took to photography and Dean studied business before they formed Smashbox studios in L.A., where everyone from Angelina Jolie to Jack Nicholson have struck poses.

Just how did a happening photo studio lead to a makeup line though, best known for its famous Photo Finish Primer sold every 1.8 seconds around the world? (Hint: Madonna's makeup artist, the late Paul Starr, may have something to do with it.) Plus, listen in to hear who’s surprisingly the best in the business to work with, and who Davis had the unfortunate luck of plowing down head-on in the studio hallway. And, we get the low down on what Davis has up his sleeve next—a business venture that strays from the world of cosmetics...

Over 20 years old, Smashbox is still a top seller in stores even as the Colour Pops, Anastasias and Urban Decays keep growing. (Fun fact! Max Factor was the first brand to sell makeup in drugstores, did ya know??) How do they keep the momentum going? We’ve got the insider insights, all on today’s Breaking Beauty.

Products mentioned in this episode: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer; Smashbox Always on Liquid Lipstick; Smashbox Drawn In. Decked Out. Shadow + Contour + Blush Palette; Milk Makeup

Ep 14 The Glow Down: What's up with cannabis beauty? We check out a foundation with 8,000 shades & chat with beauty podcaster Emma Guns!

Welcome to our latest episode of The Glow Down! We 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. She's a host with heart, covering topics from red lipstick (empowering or beauty myth?) to coping with panic attacks. 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. #oneredforall?

Emma Guns #RedDread

We also give you the complete #GlowDown on the latest (and greatest?) custom foundation that's just landed in Canada: Lancôme Le Teint Particulier. How's it living up to the hype?

 Lancome custom foundation station

Lancome custom foundation station

 April Van Der Pop 

April Van Der Pop 

And finally, what's the buzz on cannabis beauty? Carlene first wrote about this trend in The Coveteur a few months ago and this week we chatted with Odessa Paloma Parker, a Head of Content at Tokyo Smoke,  a lifestyle brand with high end coffee, an elevated retail experience and its signature collection of smoking accessories and founder and CCO of Van der Pop, April Pride. Her hemp self-care line is just the tip of the next big beauty wave coming to a state or province near you?

Products mentioned in this episode: Lancôme Le Teint Particulier; Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation; Van der Pop Forget Balm; Astral Face & Body MoisturizerMarley Naturals Hemp Seed Hand CreamWhoopi & Maya Soak Medical Cannabis Lavender Bath Soak; LORD JONES PURE CBD PAIN & WELLNESS FORMULA BODY LOTION; Hemp Soap on a RopeBourjois Lipstick; Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Matte Velvet Lip Colour in La Fascinante; Bobby Brown Art Stick in Harlow Red; Charlotte Tilbury Eye Shadow Palette in Golden Goddess; Charlotte Tilbury Eye Pencil in Elizabeth Violet; Nivea Soft; Tata Harper Illuminating Eye CreamFenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color; Astral Moisturizer

 

Ep 13 - Drunk Elephant Skincare Founder Tiffany Masterson

Drunk Elephant Founder Tiffany Masterson and Breaking Beauty Podcast

In this episode, we chat with the founder of Drunk Elephant Skincare, Tiffany Masterson - it's the fastest-growing skincare line in Sephora's history, despite only hitting the shelves in July 2014 and just recently launched in to Canada and Australia. According to Women's Wear Daily, its sales in 2016 were between $25 and $30 million dollars and it's on track to double that revenue this year. 

This Texan mother of four had dreams of having a big family - not of creating multi-million dollar beauty revolution. She was always interested in skin health though. She started out selling an imported bar soap to soothe sensitive skin before a stint at selling Arbonne. But it wasn't long before she took her passion to the next level and started researching how to formulate with little more than Google and a white board and the next thing you know, Drunk Elephant was born. The name Drunk Elephant is rooted in a myth that says the elephants love to eat the fruit that has fallen from Marula trees. Once eaten, fermenting occurs inside their very large tummies and the elephants become drunk!

Designed for sensitive skin types, her goal is to create highly active products that prioritize skin health. 
She pioneered what she calls "clean-clinical" – marrying the best all-natural ingredients with the best man-made, safe synthetic ones.

Find out just how did it get its funny name, which products are worth the spend because they are a bit of an investment (like $90 for their Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil and $112 for their famous Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum, what it's like to be a self-taught formulator, who her famous childhood best friend is that's responsible for her most embarrassing beauty moment and (it's got a celeb twist!) and what this super buzzy brand is working on next.

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn
Audio production: Olivia Nashmi
Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya

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Ep 12 The Glow Down is Live!! Featuring Full Coverage Podcast's Lindsey Kelk & Harriet Hadfield

 Dermalogica Founder Jane Wurwand with Breaking Beauty's Jill Dunn

Dermalogica Founder Jane Wurwand with Breaking Beauty's Jill Dunn

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In this champagne-filled episode, Carlene & Jill get served with the latest splurgy spa treatments by Swiss luxury skincare line Valmont and clinical-clean Dermalogica.

 

 Breaking Beauty's Carlene Higgins learning about honey harvesting at Langdon Hall with Valmont

Breaking Beauty's Carlene Higgins learning about honey harvesting at Langdon Hall with Valmont

Then, listen in for a very special chat with fellow beauty podcasters Lindsey Kelk and Harriet Hadfield of Full Coverage. These two British-born, L.A.-based beauty junkies go microscopic on the buzziest new launches on their own podcast and we get a taste of their in-depth reviews with a few fun throwbacks. Which beauty product is Lindsey—a long-time beauty blogger and best-selling rom-com author—still toting around in her makeup kit after way too many years (and, what will she dress up as this Halloween?)

 Full Coverage Podcast Hosts Lindsey Kelk (left) and Harriet Hadfield

Full Coverage Podcast Hosts Lindsey Kelk (left) and Harriet Hadfield



Which beauty product does Harriet, a YouTuber and celebrity makeup artist who’s worked with Rita Ora, wish was brought back from the grave? Most embarrassing beauty moments... Plus, they’ve also got the inside scoop on fashion model Cara Delevingne’s upcoming fiction novel, Mirror Mirror, on account of that book-writing connection. How cool are they?? You’re about to find out!

 Urban Decay Lip Gunk

Urban Decay Lip Gunk