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Ep 208 - Makeup Artist Violette Spills All of Her Beauty Secrets

Violette Serrat on the “French Girl” Cliché, everyday sophisticated makeup tricks & her exact getting un-ready skincare routine.

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In Part 2 of this week’s bonus episodes, we have celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin in the house!! She’s the founder of Ouai haircare, she created the hugely popular educational website, Mane Addicts by and for hair professionals, she’s a Dyson ambassador and she works with Hollywood’s elite, from the Kardashians to the Jenners to Chrissy Teigen and Bella Hadid. And while we may have missed out on Jen Atkin’s sold-out Sephoria session where she demonstrated how-to-use Dyson’s new multi-purpose hair tool, the AirWrap, we got a one-on-one preview just days before the event!

Jen Atkin live demos Dyson’s AirWrap at Sephoria

The trend-setting hairstylist regaled us with tips and tricks on how to use the $600 wand—six years and 642 prototypes in the making—that uses air instead of strand-frying heat to create a multitude of styles. Said to basically replace your curling iron, your straightening iron and even your blowdryer, the smart innovation is available at and, as well as in Dyson Demo Stores.

The complete Dyson AirWrap kit

Original design drawings for the AirWrap

After that, listen in for the scoop on Jen’s favourite hair look right now, what else she will be launching in the next several weeks (and a contraband bath & body scrub that’s for friends only, shhh). We discussed what Halloween costume she’ll be wearing this year (guesses, anyone??)

Squad goals: Jen Atkin with star client Kim Kardashian and makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic

Products mentioned in this episode: Dyson AirWrap; Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask; Verso Intense Facial Mask No. 8; KNC Star Eye Mask; Gorilla Snot Hair Gel

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

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

Shiseido’s new & improved makeup collection

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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

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

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