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Ep 209 - The #DamnGood Skin Barrier-Boosting Creams We’ll Use Forever

“Barrier Repair” is a big beauty buzzword - but what does it really mean? Today we’re bringing you a little Skin Barrier 101, along with a roundup of our #damngood skin-saving favorites.

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Le tears! In our last #DamnGoods segment of 2020, we’re bringing you the products so good, we just couldn’t leave them behind. We’ll reveal our pick for the best product among Makeup By Mario’s self-titled range, along with a full review on our most requested brand to review of the moment: Bobbi Brown’s new makeup line, Jones Road. Plus, how about that high-tech OPTE skincare device to instantly erase hyperpigmentation? Jill tested a half-half face at home, and lets you know if it’s worth all the Hollywood hype. Finally, Carlene gives you a sneak peek of the secret revolutionary hair product she predicts will gain big buzz in the year ahead…

Before and afters of the Hollywood-hyped Opte device to treat and disguise hyperpigmentation

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Find out which hair product is making Carlene’s bleached out hair silky soft!

Products Mentioned In This Episode:

*Note that every product recommended by Breaking Beauty Podcast is independently selected, though some products you buy through the below links may earn us a commission.*

Makeup By Mario Master Mattes Eyeshadow Palette

Makeup By Mario Master Eye Prep & Set

Makeup By Mario Master Crystal Reflector in Citrine

Makeup By Mario EF1 Makeup Brush

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette Color Coded Eye Shadow in Desert Haze

Jones Road The Mascara

Jones Road Miracle Balm

Jones Road Cool Gloss

Jones Road The Best Pencil

RMS Beauty Luminzers

Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer SPF 25

The Original Makeup Eraser

The Original Makeup Eraser Sponge

Opte device

Klorane Cornflower Water Cream

Furtuna Skin Acqua Serena Micellar Cleansing Essence

Furtuna Skin Porte Pour Le Vitalita Face and Eye Serum

Furtuna Skin Due Alberi Biphase Moisturizing Facial Oil

Furtuna Skin Rituale Luminoso Transformation Travel Set

Furtuna Skin Cuore Rituale Luminoso Transformation Set (Full Size)

K18 Hair

Aquis Rapid Dry Towel

*Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

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Carlene sat down with Bobbi Brown at Founder Made in New York


Bobbi Brown has hit legendary status. First, there was her come up as a celebrity makeup artist, working with everyone from Whitney Houston to Naomi Campbell. In this episode, hear some of her little known stories about the struggles and successes, building a name for herself as the makeup artist that photographers like Arthur Elgort would come to have on speed dial when they wanted their subjects to look au natural and ah-may-zing all at once.

Brown went on to create the OG no makeup-makeup line at a time when every other cosmetic brand was still about selling sex in a lipstick. Just try to figure out Bobbi Brown Cosmetics’ best-seller—is it the foundation stick, the gel eyeliner, the shimmer brick, the Beach fragrance, or the nude eye palettes so many of us had on regular rotation? (The debate is on!) Find out the real reason why Brown chose to leave her namesake company, and she pulls no punches explaining what it felt like to walk away.

Bobbi Brown’s first Vogue cover featured Naomi Campbell

Plus, listen in as Brown explains her second life developing a new range of beauty supplements, Evolution 18, not to mention her chic as hell hotel, The George. We also get real about Brown’s approach to interviewing some really big players herself, like Gary Vaynerchuk and Mickey Drexler for her lifestyle site, JustBobbi.com—with breaking news that Bobbi Brown is launching her own podcast! And finally, you do not want to miss Brown’s answer to the question we are all dying to know: will she ever start a makeup line again?

Products mentioned in this episode: Bobbi Brown Nude on Nude Eye Palette, Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick, Bobbi Brown Lip Color, Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick, Bobbi Brown Beach Eau de Parfum, Evolution_18 Afternoon Chocolate, Evolution_18 Probiotic Stick Packets; Chanel Cristalle Eau de Parfum Spray

Every product is independently selected by Breaking Beauty Podcast hosts and/or guests. Products you purchase through our links may earn us a commission.

Bobbi Brown back in the day