Ep 44 Facialist to First Lady Michelle Obama, Jennifer Brodeur (a.k.a. JB Skin Guru)

 Facialist to both Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Brodeur (JB Skin Guru)

Facialist to both Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Brodeur (JB Skin Guru)

Is the facialist to Michelle Obama quite possibly the most influential skin expert in the world? Heads are nodding in Breaking Beauty’s sound studio where yes, we sat down with Montreal-based Jennifer Brodeur—dubbed JB Skin Guru by the mighty Oprah Winfrey, another star client. You’re definitely not going to want to miss Jennifer’s stories about tending to the skin of the entire Obama family in the private quarters of the White House!

 Jill is obsessed with Michelle Obama’s new book, Becoming. Should we buy her the t-shirt?

Jill is obsessed with Michelle Obama’s new book, Becoming. Should we buy her the t-shirt?

Plus, find out which product from Jennifer’s all-natural skincare line for sensitive skin, Peoni, the former First Lady called out on People.com’s holiday gift guide this year. (We’ve also got the scoop on a brand new line coming in hot off of the production line from JB Skin Guru called Lumi, designed to brighten dullness with all the luminance of freshly fallen snow.)

 The facialist’s newest editions to her all-natural product line, Lumi, designed to brighten dull skin

The facialist’s newest editions to her all-natural product line, Lumi, designed to brighten dull skin

You’ll hear some of Jennifer’s somewhat radical opinions, like why she never recommends exfoliating (say what?!). We also get some choice tips on how to get your skin red carpet ready for your own holiday events this season. And finally, the skin pro divulges the secrets to detoxing your complexion from the inside out post-holiday.

But wait…! Jennifer mentions which humectants to look for and which to avoid in a deep dive on good-for-you ingredients. She promised us specifics, and we promised to post the document we were sent over:

Humectants (hygroscopic) work by pulling water from the dermis to the epidermis. This process increases the level of moisture in the stratum corneum. If the humidity is over 70% humectants can even draw water vapor from the air to help moisturize the skin.

They are added to products to mimic the role of natural hydrophilic humectants in the stratum corneum. The unique structure of the stratum corneum of the skin contributes to its function as a barrier to water loss and the external harsh environment. The injury to this barrier by the environment and common irritants with the resulting loss of water from the skin is the main reason for the development of dry skin or irritant dermatitis. Moisturizers containing humectants can help to increase the hydration of the skin and possibly repair/restore the barrier through use of chemicals that are similar to the skin’s natural moisturizing factors or occlusion of the skin to prevent water loss.

Synthetic Humectants

Synthetic humectants are able to lock in moisture; however, they don’t provide any nutrients or benefits to the skin. In some cases, they can end up drying the skin over long- term use. It’s always a question of percentage and use.

  • PEGs

  • Silicones

  • Butylene Glycol

  • Urea

  • Tremella extract

  • Sorbitol

  • Dicyanamide

  • Sodium PCA

  • Sodium lactate

There is a large variety of very different compounds providing moisturizing effects

including proteins, acids, polysaccharides, and various small molecules (e.g. glycerine,

sorbitol, urea, aloe vera etc.).

Natural Humectants

They serve as a dual purpose, drawing moisture to the surface of the skin while enhancing the skins own hydrating ability. (It can be confusing as glycerin and hyaluronic acid may be derived from animal sources, although most are vegan synthetic versions).

  • Lecithin

  • Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5)

  • Glycerin

  • Hyaluronic acid

  • Aloe Vera

  • Honey

  • Seaweed

  • Beeswax (often used in lip balms)

Products mentioned in this episode: Peoni Le Nettoyant cleanser; Peoni L’Extrait; Peoni La Crème; Lumi Gift Box; Clarisonic; Jane Iredale; Armani Luminous Silk Foundation




Ep 42 - Real Talk about Boob Jobs, Jaw Surgery & Face Shaving with The Skinny Confidential's Lauryn Evarts Bosstick

 Lauryn Evarts Bosstick of The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast with your host Jill Dunn

Lauryn Evarts Bosstick of The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast with your host Jill Dunn

Welcome back Beauties! Today we’re chatting with Lauryn Evarts Bosstick, the creator of beauty, wellness, and lifestyle blog The Skinny Confidential and co-host of TSC Him & Her Podcast. Lauryn’s a hugely successful influencer who’s earned mentions in Shape, Self and Women’s Health magazines. Her podcast has featured everyone from skin guru Kate Somerville to marketing whiz Gary Vaynerchuk and comedian Heather McMahan. And what we love about Lauryn is her no filter-style talk about taboo topics like boob jobs, face shaving and her complete openness about how jaw surgery completely changed her life (see before and after pics here.) We love us an over-sharer!

 Glossier’s dreamy permanent store in New York City

Glossier’s dreamy permanent store in New York City

But first, we breakdown some news of the week with details on Glossier’s multi-level New York City store. We send kudos to Drybar founder Alli Webb, who announced her next venture: massage bars called Squeeze. Finally, get all the scoop on Cover Girl’s alliance with Leaping Bunny via Cruelty Free International, and hear our take on why the news is a HUGE deal to the beauty industry at large. Lastly, does anyone know why everything is going wrong for Carlene this week? Somebody knows something.

 Hooray! Cover Girl is now Leaping Bunny certified

Hooray! Cover Girl is now Leaping Bunny certified

Ep 38 Glow Down: We Tested 9 Buzziest Fall Beauty Launches + Colour Correcting 101

 We’re takin’ you to school with fall’s buzziest beauty products, put to the test

We’re takin’ you to school with fall’s buzziest beauty products, put to the test

 Shiseido’s new & improved makeup collection

Shiseido’s new & improved makeup collection


Teami Blends is offering Breaking Beauty listeners a coupon code: use BREAKINGBEAUTY to get 20% off at teamiblends.com 
Bling, bling— school is in! In this special edition of the #Glow Down, we tested all of the buzziest fall launches, and squeezed our favourites into an entire episode dedicated to the Damn Goods. That Dyson curling iron that’s hitting your feed right about now? We got the sneak peek. Whoosh! That 3-D mascara? We took it for a spin, with a live demo from Chanel’s national makeup artist Julie Cusson. And Shiseido’s re-vamp of their cosmetics line? We hand-picked the standouts, while makeup artist to the stars Patrick Ta gives us his top tip for finding your best nude lip shade (because Carlene so often gets it wrong, boo….)

 Nanoblur Colour Correctors by Indeed Labs

Nanoblur Colour Correctors by Indeed Labs

AND THEN….! Are you so curious about the colour correcting trend? We invited our makeup artist friend Simone Otis (who’s recently worked with Agyness Deyn and Amandla Stenberg, no less) on the mic to explain the do’s and don’ts of playing with green, yellow and purple colour correctors, in a sponsored segment with Indeed Labs. Remember the original Nanoblur—the very first blurring product to ever hit the market way back in 2011? It was like face tune before iPhones, and a single unit sold every 9 seconds. Well, it’s back, with a 2.0 version that combines that superstar blurring effect with you guessed it, a sheer, colour-correcting skincare cosmetic. Simone tests the innovation on yours truly, with her pro tricks for landing an insanely even no makeup makeup look with (surprise), no makeup!

And lastly, breaking news! We’re going to Sephoria, bitches! Will we ever meet Chrissy Teigen? Will Charlotte Tilbury tink our glasses at the cocktail? Keep one eye to our Instagram stories while we podcast our way through the House of Beauty in L.A., and stay tuned for all the highlights in a future episode.

* Products reviewed are media samples submitted for professional editorial consideration.

Products mentioned in this episode: Indeed Labs Nanoblur Colour Correctors; Le Volume Révolution de Chanel Mascara; Pantene Charcoal Purifying Root Wash & Renewing Cream Rinse; Shiseido Modern Matte Powder Lipstick; Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paints; Fenty Beauty Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow Palette; Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer; Dyson Airwrap Styler; Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer; Céla Black Gold Supreme Coffee Scrub; Céla Crème de la Crème The Very Best Cream; Céla Seed to Skin Scrub; Hourglass Cosmetics Caution Extreme Lash Mascara; Shiseido Imperial Lash MascaraInk; Nars Climax Mascara

Ep 36 Bonus Episode!! TIFF Re-Cap & Amber Heard Talks Women in Hollywood, Her Pageant Past and New L'Oréal Mascara Reveal

 We sat down with Amber Heard at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival

We sat down with Amber Heard at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival

It’s TIFF time again! And that means Carlene and Jill have breaking beauty news on all the top red carpet looks at the Toronto International Film Festival, and they sit down with newest L’Oréal ambassador Amber Heard. She’s made crew with Justice League in the upcoming blockbuster, Aquaman, as the flame-haired Mera; she’s a real-life activist; and she’s a former pageant girl. Listen in as the Texan actress dishes on her latest film, Her Smell, starring Elizabeth Moss as part of a kick-ass, all-female ensemble. We find out what secret mascara she’s wearing that boasts a clever innovation we are *dying* to try before its North American release later this year. And finally, hear what Amber has to say about the kind of scripts that make her cringe these days, and what it’s like to be inside the Women in Film movement.

Products mentioned in this episode: L’Oréal Unlimited Mascara

Ep 35 Girlboss Founder Sophia Amoruso & The Top 5 Most Pressing Questions About Retinol, Answered

 Girl Boss Founder Sophia Amoruso with Breaking Beauty’s Carlene Higgins

Girl Boss Founder Sophia Amoruso with Breaking Beauty’s Carlene Higgins

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 Sophia co-hosts Girl Boss Radio

Sophia co-hosts Girl Boss Radio

We’ve officially joined #GirlBoss Nation. It’s what happens when you sit down with Girl Boss founder Sophia Amoruso, the poster woman for females killing it at work and in life. First there was the fashion label she started, Nasty Gal, then there was that Netflix show, and of course Girl Boss, her best-selling book and Girl Boss Radio. And don’t even get us started on her killer Instagram style! Which is why we had to sit down with the queen of entrepreneurs when she dropped into town with Shoppers Drug Mart’s Beauty Boutique event, Be Bold With Beauty.

Stay tuned for the full #glowdown on all the makeup currently on the fashion influencer’s #topshelf; why she ditched her hair extensions, and what his-and-her tattoos Sophia recently had inked with her boyfriend. Plus, we get the backstory on which of her famously fearless Instagram posts (The Shiggy Challenge, that Ivanka Trump manifesto…) are currently going viral.

 Rolling out onto store shelves now, Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Serum, $106 CN ($84 US)/ 60 capsules

Rolling out onto store shelves now, Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Serum, $106 CN ($84 US)/ 60 capsules

But before allll of that, Jill and Carlene laser in on the topic of retinol, revealing answers to your top five most pressing questions about the gold standard skincare ingredient. In partnership with our friends at Elizabeth Arden, we chat with Manhattan-based consulting dermatologist Dr. Dendy Engelman, to find out who’s best suited to retinol; how to work it into your routine; and what not to do if you want to avoid any dreaded peeling effect. In this breaking episode of The Damn Goods, we review Elizabeth Arden’s new Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum, a single-dose innovation that locks retinol’s potency inside a precious little pink pouch.

Products mentioned in this episode: RMS Beauty Living Luminizer; Dior Lip Glow Hydrating Colour Reviver Lip Balm; Shiseido Aura Dew Eyes, Lip, Face; Urban Decay Naked Palette; Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum

Ep 33 Glow Down: Inclusivity, Body Positivity and Marketing Misses With YouTuber Aysha Harun, Model Bree Ahmed and Writer/Podcaster Anne T. Donahue

 Left to right: Aysha Harun; Bree Ahmed; Anne T. Donahue

Left to right: Aysha Harun; Bree Ahmed; Anne T. Donahue

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Welcome to my dining room! That's right, it's a round table talk with your hosts Carlene and Jill, along with YouTube beauty creator Aysha Harun (a.k.a Aysha Abdul); the gorgeous Bree Ahmed, who self-identifies as a plus-sized model and recently starred in an Every Woman campaign in support of CAMH (The Centre for Addiction and Mental Healthaaand podcast host of Nobody Cares (Except for Me), Anne T. Donahue, who's written for Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, The Guardian and more!  Sit in on our rousing beauty chat about inclusivity (who's winning); representation (sniffing out tokenism); and body positivity (why can't we accept ourselves like we do others?)

 Every Woman campaign produced by Jessica Lewis, in support of CAMH (The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)

Every Woman campaign produced by Jessica Lewis, in support of CAMH (The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)

After we get all cerebral, we get to the bottom of what's behind Aysha's glow, the secret spot in Toronto where Bree sources the best makeup finds for women of colour, and learn about which key products are behind Anne's signature, Mad Men beauty aesthetic. 

Nobody Cares: Essays by Anne T. Donahue

 

Plus, don't miss the details on Anne's upcoming book of essays, Nobody Cares, which launches in September--that's already been blurbbed by actress and author Gabourey Sidibe and Dolly Alderton of the High Low Podcast. And big news, we've done another pod swap! That's right, Carlene and Jill will be on Nobody Cares (Except for Me) podcast later this fall, where we'll share our damn good #bottomshelf beauty favourites that may look ugly on the outside, but make you look damn pretty anyway.

Products mentioned in this episode: Knixwear; Kylie Lip KitsCaudalie Vino Perfect Serum; Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion SPF 50; Super Goop; Beauty Blender; Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil; Fenty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter; M.A.C Lipstick in Lady Danger; Essie Gel Couture Polish; Fenty Gloss Bomb;

Keeva Organics Promo Code (U.S. listeners only): BREAKINGBEAUTY20 available at keevaorganics.com

 

 

Ep 29 Bonus Episode! Glass Skin Masks and Whitehead-Dissolving Patches, It's Allll the Highlights from FounderMade's Consumer Discovery Show

 Co-Host Carlene Higgins (right) with sound tech Olivia Nashmi on location at the Hero Cosmetics booth during FounderMade's Consumer Discovery Show in New York

Co-Host Carlene Higgins (right) with sound tech Olivia Nashmi on location at the Hero Cosmetics booth during FounderMade's Consumer Discovery Show in New York

Field trip!! Breaking Beauty Podcast packed up our mics, put on our logo tees and flew to the big apple for FounderMade's Consumer Discovery Show, a highly curated event that connects rising star beauty, food and wellness brands with retailers, investors, influencers and consumers in one room. In this breaking, bonus episode, we bring you our favourite bits from the show's live panelists like Huda Kattan, Leandra Cohen and Jay Manuel, as they discuss the challenges and responsibilities of being a mega-influencer today.

 Huda Kattan (left) and Leandra Cohen of Manrepeller

Huda Kattan (left) and Leandra Cohen of Manrepeller

Tune in as we deliver all the highlights straight from the showroom floor where we discovered glass skin masks from buzzy, sensitive skincare line, Snow Fox; whitehead-dissolving, hydrocolloid micro patches from Hero Cosmetics; Knours. skincare that cycles with your period schedule; and the Cryo Facial inflammation-cooling treatment beloved by Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel that's making its way to a city near you!

 Knours. skincare

Knours. skincare

Oh, but there's so much more.  We sat down with  the BOBBI BROWN—formerly of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and now head of wellness indie start-up Evolution 18the beauty guru herself for a full-length interview all about her own evolution from cosmetics to beauty supplements to her boutique hotel, and her entire story will roll out on Breaking Beauty Podcast in the months to come!

Since we talked a little fast in this nimblest of episodes, here's a handy dandy list of every product mentioned. Enjoy! And do let us know what you think on our Instagram or in Breaking Beauty Podcast's Closed Facebook Chatroom page (join already!) or heck, even leave us a review in iTunes.

 Cle Cosmetics

Cle Cosmetics

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

Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Breaking Beauty Podcast

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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.

Krystal Klear Makeup Breaking Beauty Podcast

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 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 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 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