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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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We mentioned in last week’s episode that there were SO MANY foundation launches this season that the whole topic requires its own dedicated episode! But we also wanted to deliver some really practical tips for how to shop for and apply foundation, so today’s Glow Down guest is red carpet makeup pro Mélanie Inglessis. With clients like Game of Thrones star Lena Headey and modern day ingenue Taylor Russell, Mélanie lends her very French approach to foundation application to produce that au natural, I-didn’t-try-too-hard look — the complete opposite of the Instagram beat face.

Mélanie shares the skincare secrets to landing the smoothest, most believable end result, as she opens her professional kit to reveal the go-to foundations she uses to glam up clients for Hollywood events. Then, we put a handful of fall’s buzziest fall foundations to the test as Mélanie swatches Smashbox, Fenty and RMS LIVE on the mic. Find out which winning formula Mélanie decides she needs to add to her own kit, stat. And tune in to the very end when Jill and Carlene offer up their own favourites they plan to wear all season long.

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Products mentioned in this episode: Arcona Tabula Rasa Pads; Clé de Peau Radiant Corrector For Eyes; Benefit Ooh La Lift; Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick; Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder; Chanel Ultra Le Teint Velvet; Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation; Armani Luminous Silk Foundation; Benefit PoreFessional Pro Balm; Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder- Glow; Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation; Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Longwear Foundation; Beauty Blender Makeup Sponge; Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream; RMS Un-Cover Up Cream Foundation; Fenty Beauty Profilt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation; Kat Von D True Portrait Foundation; Smashbox Studio Skin Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation; Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Skin Perfector SPF 30; M.A.C Studio Fix Soft Matte Foundation Stick

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

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Remember our listener survey? Well the results are in and it’s official, you want to hear EVEN more from us about the products we’re loving and what’s not really worth the spend. That’s why we’ve created “The Damn Goods”, our new monthly episode dedicated to our honest reviews of what’s great—and what’s just a gimmick in our humble opinions. In our first Damn Goods episode, brought to you in part by Neutrogena, we’re sharing our lists of what we’re packing on our summer getaways.

First we give a hat tip to the brand’s hyaluronic acid-filled Hydro Boost Gel Cream, that goes on like a lightweight water gel to replace oilier moisturizers in the thick of summer. Next, we’re giving you an earful on the genius complexion innovation Jill j’adores, the stay-put mascaras, the blush that works with the heat, the perf lip tint, the seamless bronzer, and the concealer angling for a spot in your weekender tote right now.

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Products mentioned in this episode: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream; Tarte Shape Tape Concealer; Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter; Chanel Les Beige Water Fresh Tint; L’Oréal Paris Infalliable Concealer; RMS Uncover Up Concealer; Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick; Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick; Nudestix Nudies Matte Blush; Kosas Sport Lip Fuel; Fenty Beauty Sun Stalker Instant Warmth Bronzer; Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara 4D; Wet Brush Flex Dry Brush; Tangle Teezer; Alumier MD Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40

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