It’s here! We sit down with contour king Mario Dedivanovic, a.k.a Makeup By Mario. Get ready for your very own mini-masterclass! We get all the tips on makeup’s biggest buzzwords right now: micro concealing, sand-bagging and baking—plus we even find out which drugstore product is his ride-or-die. And since he was in town with Philosophy skincare for our chat, Mario schools us on the must-have products he uses to prep before he even opens his makeup kit.
Who doesn’t love a sleeper hit? Among the cacophony of beauty launches, meet the indie brand that’s managed to quietly cut through the clutter to amass a niche group of devoted beauty fans. We sit down with makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis, who tells us all about the vision for her eponymous cosmetics range that’s both ultra-luxury and certified organic—not to mention entirely re-fillable.
In today’s episode, we discuss the new Gucci Beauty launch and the campaign that has everyone talking, before we get to even more exciting news for luxury beauty lovers - Carlene heads allll the way to Tokyo to learn about what’s new from her fave Japanese brand, Clé de Peau.
Meet the fastest growing hair care brand at Sephora: Briogeo. Today we’re chatting with its brilliant founder, Nancy Twine, a University of Virginia graduate and Goldman Sachs alum. As a woman of colour, she couldn't understand why there wasn’t any natural, non-toxic haircare on the market for all ethnicities and hair textures under one brand. Having whipped up DIY beauty products using avocado oils and coconut butters with her mother and grandmother as a child, clean beauty was also top of mind. She blended the two ideas, and in 2013, Briogeo was born.
How many of you are fans of premium, budget-friendly skincare? Well, you might be interested to know about an up-and-comer called The Inkey List that will debut at in the US at Sephora this month. We sit down with founders Colette Newberry and former microbiologist-slash-virologist Mark Curry to get to the bottom of the fast-growing phenom – one product sells every 30 seconds in the UK, where it first launched just one short year ago!
Sylvie Ganter worked for brands like Hermes and Fresh before co-creating her boutique fragrance line, Atelier Cologne with her former boss turned husband, Christophe Cervasel. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the brand boasts over twenty stand-alone stores around the world. It’s just one example of how indie fragrance brands are pretty much killing it right now, as the thirst for unique signature scents continues. She discusses Perfume 101 (what *is* the difference between cologne and eau de toilette, anyway?), how to wear fragrance like a French Girl & the one iconic scent that she doesn’t care for.
In today’s episode, we take you behind the scenes at SXSW House of Modern Beauty (trust, you’ll want to RSVP for next year!), plus we get our hands on Glossier Play and Instagram viral star Donte Colley drops by to tell us about his #topshelf and what it’s like to star in a Glossier Play campaign.
Today we’re chatting with our first ever tanning founder!! It’s Jules Von Hep, a celebrity spray tanner who has glow’d up everyone from Kate Moss to Sienna Miller to Poppy Delevingne. Jules started Isle of Paradise just last year, bottling up his decade bronzing bodies of all sizes, shades and shapes with his super-smart colour-correcting formula that promises to bring the bronze without any dullness or orange-effect.
In today’s show, we are looking back at the Year in Beauty because what a year it’s been! We spill alll the tea on the highs, the lows and everything in between.
Joining us are two very special guests: Grace Lee, Lead Makeup Artist for Maybelline New York who is the key makeup artist for their shows at New York Fashion Week and works with celebs like Adriana Lima and Gigi Hadid. We also have Kathleen Newman-Bremang, Kathleen is the former TV producer at The Social on CTV, contributor at www.LaineyGossip.com and the newly-minted staff writer at Refinery29 Canada.
Tune in to see what made the cut: we go deep on the meaning behind Meghan Markle’s wedding day makeup plus we shine a light on September issues finally representing in this record-breaking year (Rihanna on British Vogue, Beyonce on Vogue, Tracee Ellis Ross on ELLE Canada, Lupita N’yongo on Porter Magazine). Plus, of course we cover the Deciem drama, the hidden gems on our top shelf from this year (including a liquid lipstick that literally will stay on for days if you want it to) and wtf is a lash lift anyway (and why is everyone googling it?). We also explore the latest social beauty movements like how South Korean women are binning their beauty products to give the middle finger to the patriarchy, rallying around the #escapethecorset hashtag.
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! 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.
We get real with makeup mogul Bobbi Brown about what it was really like to build a billion dollar beauty brand, and after 25 years - walk away from her namesake company. We also hear all what this serial entrepreneur and best-selling author is up to next (hotels, building a wellness empire and more!). Plus stay tuned to the end to see how she answered that burning question we all want to know the answer to: will she ever dream up another makeup line?
We interview the BeautyBlender Founder about the iconic pink sponge that created a whole new category!
In this episode, Jill and Carlene chat with the founder of Drunk Elephant Skincare, Tiffany Masterson. Drunk Elephant is the fastest-growing skincare line in Sephora's history. This Texan mother of four pioneered what she calls "clean-clinical" --marrying the best all-natural ingredients with the best man-made, safe synthetic ones. Find out which products are worth the spend, what it's like to be a self-taught formulator, who her famous childhood best friend (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
In this episode of #TheGlowDown, hear all about Carlene testing out a Valmont facial that's a $plurge; Jill gets baby skin thanks to Dermalogica and we ring up the hosts of a super fun beauty podcast - Full Coverage. Listen in as author and beauty lover Lindsey Kelk and makeup artist Harriet Hadfield (who paints the faces of Rita Ora and Charli XCX) dish on what their most embarrassing beauty moments are and if they had a beauty magic wand - what gone but not forgotten beauty faves would they bring back??
Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn
Audio Production: Olivia Nashmi