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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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Happy New Year everyone! In today’s replay of our epic chat with Huda Kattan, you’ll find out why Huda Beauty was officially crowned the most popular beauty brand of 2020, along with the emotional hardships she faced on the way to building her billion dollar success story. The Iraqi-American makeup artist was an O.G. in the YouTuber space, and now the Dubai-based founder has been named one of the “Richest  Self-Made Women” in the world.

Huda Kattan

Huda shares the origin story behind the brand, starting with the Kardashian-adored false eyelashes that were an instant hit at Sephora, right up until her newest baby, Wishful Skin. You’ll also discover Huda’s #1 drugstore foundation, the $$$ skincare item that she claims is completely worth the $500 price tag, and the self-care practice she’s adapted during quarantine that involves “future energy…”

Huda’s newest beauty baby, Wishful Skin

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.*

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


Can Sharon Chuter be our mentor? Somebody get her an Entrepreneur of the Year Award because this woman is smashing glass ceilings all over the place. Today, we welcome Uoma Beauty founder Sharon Chuter, whose Pull Up For Change initiative made headlines when it launched in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests earlier this year. The Nigerian-born activist fills us in on how the powerful social media movement that challenges companies to reveal their diversity reports or stop with the performative posts, is still making major headway today. (Plus, you’ll find out which beauty brand surprised Sharon by continuing to pull up.)

Uoma Beauty Say What?! Foundation is available in 51 shades

But first, you’ll hear the burning backstory behind Uoma Beauty, including the moments in Sharon’s career working at illustrious beauty conglomerates that compelled her to develop the first “Afropolitan” beauty brand in the biz. Find out why Uoma’s 51 shades of the award-winning foundation go beyond a dazzling array of hues, offering up not one but six formulas that cater to every type on the Fitzpatrick scale, from very pale to deepest dark. Finally, we’ll catch you up on the important cause, #EndSARS, that Sharon is advocating for today, along with her sage advice for tapping into what we’re calling “Big Sharon Energy.”

Facts from Pull Up For Change

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.*

Uoma Stay Woke Luminous Brightening Concealer

Uoma Badass Icon Matte Lipstick

Uoma Black Magic Carnival Color Palette

Uoma Say What?! Foundation

Fenty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

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

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Huda Kattan, Dubai-based founder and CEO of Huda Beauty, has been named one of the “Richest  Self-Made Women” in the world. The Iraqi-American makeup artist was an O.G. in the YouTuber space, and she’s still one of the most followed personalities on Instagram, with a whopping 47 million fans following her every move. Today, Huda shares the origin story behind the brand, starting with the Kardashian-adored false eyelashes that were an instant hit at Sephora, along with emotional insights on the sacrifices made along the way.

The latest product by Huda Beauty, Wishful Get Even Rose Oil (aka her “magic oil”)

We find out why Huda is calling Wishful Skincare’s latest launch, the Get Even Rose Oil, her “Magic Oil.”  You’ll also discover her #1 drugstore foundation, the $$$ skincare item that she claims is completely worth the $500 price tag, along with the self-care practice she’s adapted during quarantine that involves “future energy…”

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.*

Duo Striplash Adhesive

Huda Beauty Sticky Tack Lash Glue

House of Lashes Lash Adhesive

Huda Beauty Samantha Lash #7

Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Wishful Get Even Rose Oil

Wishful Yo Glow Facial Enzyme Scrub

Maybelline Fit Me Dewy & Smooth Foundation

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Hair Mask

Guerlain Orchidée Imperiale The Longevity Concentrate

Olaplex Bond Building Hair Treatment Kit

She’s the Founder and CEO to watch, and she started a revolution with Glossier, a millennial beauty brand that’s commanded line-ups around the block with its era-defining pink-and-white packaging and its inclusive, raw beauty campaigns. She’s Emily Weiss, and she’s the 32-year-old  New Yorker fronting Entrepreneur Magazine and Forbes‘ lists alike.

Find out why the other leading beauty brands are chasing Glossier’s “v-commerce” business model (we didn’t know what it was either!); learn the secrets behind Emily’s editorial roots – including whose bathroom was the most epic for #TopShelf, her art for crowd-sourcing the brand’s next innovations; and what she really remembers about those days interning at Vogue and making her debut on The Hills.

But most importantly, why is Glossier’s Boy Brow the number one best-seller, exactly? We weigh in with our review of the most iconic product. Plus, don’t miss Emily’s personal beauty hacks—and what she wore to our interview.

And finally, hear from the Glossier fan girls IRL, who we turn the mic over to in this revealing, femmes-first episode.

Products mentioned in this episode: Glossier Boy Brow; Glossier Cloud Paint; Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser; Glossier Body Hero Daily Body Wash and Perfecting Cream; Benefit Gimme Brow; Chanel Sourcils de Chanel Brow Powder Duo; Clinique 3-Step; Stila Eye Shadow in Kitten

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