Ep 47 Glow Down How To Make It In The Beauty Biz With Ukonwa Ojo + Why Do Celebrities Love This $23 Beauty Cream?

Ukonowa Ojo

Ever wondered who’s behind alllll the CoverGirl changes you’ve been hearing about over the past year? In today’s episode, we get up close and personal with Coty’s Chief Marketing Officer, Ukonwa Ojo, the mastermind behind CoverGirl’s woke-generation re-brand. ***Update: Ukonwa Ojo is making career power moves and since we chatted a week ago, she is no longer with Coty—and we can’t wait to see where she’s going next!!*** Remember the iconic tagline, “Easy Breezy Beautiful CoverGirl”? Bye, girl. Now, it’s “I am What I Make Up”—so much more empowering, non? How about the slew of new spokespeople, the first “cover boy” to front a cosmetics campaign, the first female race car driver to star in a beauty ad, the first makeup spokesmodel in North America to wear a hijab, the first 70-year-old model to be signed for a modelling contract (promoting a smokey eye launch!)

CoverGirl James Charles

Oh, and let’s not forget shaking up mass retail shelves by offering 40 shades of foundation for diverse skin tones, and CoverGirl’s pledge to to go cruelty free with Leaping Bunny certification in recent months. There is one woman behind all of these milestones, and we had the privilege of sitting down with her to learn some of her seriously mentoring ways. Listen in to find out what Ukonwa thinks about not being able to try on makeup in drugstores, what hair product she can’t personally live without, and for those on the come-up, her advice on how to ask for a raise.

Weleda Skin Food Light Review

But first, tune in to our Damn Goods segment, in partnership with our friends at Weleda, where we go deep on a serious cult favourite: Weleda Skin Food. Tune in as Carlene takes us on a little journey to a small town called Irvington, New York, to visit Weleda’s HQ. We find out why this iconic skin balm, invented in 1926, is still hoarded by Rihanna, Victoria Beckham, Julia Roberts, Pat McGrath—and us. CEO Rob Keen schools us with a heck of a lot of Weleda trivia, like why the headquarters has an on-site pharmacy that fills prescriptions (?), and how the founder, scientist and philosopher Rudolph Steiner, basically invented the concept of biodynamic farming and applied all of those principles into skincare.

Oh yeah, and we’re here to tell you about the brand’s first major innovation in nearly a century: three new Skin Food line extensions launching this month, quite possibly as bomb as the O.G.

Products mentioned in this episode: Weleda Skin Food; Weleda Skin Food Light Nourishing Cream; Weleda Skin Food Body Butter, Weleda Skin Food Lip Butter; CoverGirl TruBlend Matte Made Foundation; Hair Rules Curly Whip

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

This episode is brought to you by Smashbox Canada. Listen here.

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 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