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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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Pop the bubbly! We’re officially celebrating 200 episodes of Breaking Beauty Podcast. Joining us for this very special episode is our producer, Michelle Harrison, live from the Dear Media HQ. Tune as we recap and react to some of the most emotional moments in the show’s history – from the interviews that left us teary-eyed to the ones that made us LOL and the one celebrity anecdote that made us go viral. Plus, at long last, we discuss *That* interview (IYKYK). Yep, we’re going there.

To our lifelong listeners, we wanna thank you for joining us on this beauty-full ride! You’ve been helping us build Breaking Beauty together. And to celebrate this milestone, we are excited to introduce our new logo and website in the coming week, dreamed up by the pros at Metier Creative. Would love to hear your feedback – were there any personal favourite moments for you that you think we might have missed? Hit us up on Instagram, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.

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Today we’re welcoming Diarrha N’Diaye, founder of the hotly anticipated Ami Colé, a new, eco-friendly beauty range born in Harlem, inspired by Senegal. Hailed as “No Makeup Makeup for Melanin-Rich Skin” by Women’s Wear Daily, Ami Colé is about celebrating – rather than covering up – dark skin tones. Launched just last week, the indie start-up has attracted investors like Hannah Bronfman and Versed Skincare’s Katherine Power, while Katie Jane Hughes and Emily Weiss are already singing its praises on Instagram.

Meet Ami Colé

Tune in as Diarrha N’Diaye recalls rising through the ranks at L’Oréal Paris and Glossier before cultivating her own beauty line, crowd-sourced from a BIPOC community of 400 over three years. Plus, we chat about self-acceptance, representation in the beauty industry, the challenges of launching during a global pandemic and the gap that still exists to get brands like Ami Colé to market. Finally, find out how Diarrha plans to take Ami Colé beyond beauty, fostering a community where women of colour are free to exhale.

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*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.*

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This week, we’re shining a light on the latest under $25 beauty finds that are so #DamnGood, you’d swear they cost a small fortune. Get ready to hear our honest reviews on Glossier’s new Cleanser Concentrate, a gender-inclusive skincare line that pretty much is The Gucci, a dupe for M.A.C’s Powder Kiss Liquid Lip Colour, the nail collab you never saw coming and a new home fragrance that you’d swear was designer. (Okay, we may have snuck in a hair tool that’s under $40, but still you guys!!!)

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*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.*


Does our Breaking Beauty #Fam love a deal or what? We’ve gone deep in the drugstore aisles this season to round up the latest cheap thrills and get this: every #damngood product we recommend is under $15!! Starting with two contenders to treat maskne and irritation, you’ll hear about a new K-Beauty pimple patch that can be worn beneath makeup, along with a buzzy hydrogel face mask that’s designed to be worn under PPE. Is it a gimmick or a great? Jill asks her friend Bethany – who’s an actual ER nurse – to put it to the test!

Glossier’s new Body Hero campaign stars women of the WNBA

Plus, has Carlene found dupes for Sol De Janeiro Fragrance-Free Body Cream and Rare Beauty’s Pinch Liquid Blush? You betcha. She also discovers a skincare-infused undereye concealer that you might decide to trade in your eye cream for. Another great tubing mascara that costs less than your Starbucks order, Glossier’s new enviro-friendly exfoliating soap bar (with a campaign that’s giving us all the feels) and the one Instagram-worthy hand sanitizer – you’re not going to want to miss this money-saving, skin-craving, dope ass episode!

Carlene finally found the perfect shade for dark brown brows! Maybelline Brow Extensions in Deep Brown

Carlene’s fave new budget finds

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.*

Hum Nutrition

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Purple

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Got Milk

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We phone our #podfam friends to get the best tea from 2019!

Jeffree Star obliterating sales records, the goosebump-inducing Gucci campaign and the Makeup by Mario moment that legit brought a tear to our eye – Tune in to hear us dissect the biggest beauty wins and beauty fails of 2019, all with a little help from our fellow beauty pod squad. Roll call! Calling in, we’ve got Priyanka Mattoo, co-host of Foxy Browns podcast; Jackie Johnson, host of the Natch Beaut podcast; Priya Rao, host of the Glossy Beauty Podcast; and Brooke DeVard Ozaydinli of the Naked Beauty Podcast. Plus, don’t miss our roundup of favourite beauty discoveries of the year toward the end of this epic, virtual round table.

What do you think was the biggest beauty moment of 2019? Or of the decade? Get social with us and let us know! Find us on Instagram, Twitter, via our private Facebook group

 –  Or leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. We’d love to hear from you.

The beauty campaign of the year award goes to…

Products mentioned in this episode: Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Mat Lipstick;
From Jackie J: Loli Beauty Base Pank Plum Elixir; Aether Beauty Gemstone Palettes; Quim; Mazz Hannah CBD Skin Salve;
From Priyanka Mattoo: Nutrafol; Beboe High-Potency CBD Serum
From Priya Rao: 111 Skin Space Defence Eye Lift Gel;
From Carlene: Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Stick in Petal;
From Brooke Devard: Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum; Altreno (By prescription)

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

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

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We’re on a summer vacay this week, but by popular demand we’re bumping this previously released chat to the top of your feeds. Meet Emily Weiss, she’s the Founder and CEO to watch, and she started a revolution with Glossier, the 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.

Tune in to learn all about how this beauty boss turned her side hustle as an intern at Vogue into the coveted billion dollar skincare and makeup empire it is today.  #foundersrule
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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.

Jill & Carlene post Charlotte Tilbury makeovers at the Innovation Mansion at SXSW


We have some catching up to do on the SXSW front! In today’s episode we take you through the ins and outs of the House of Modern Beauty hosted by RealSelf, including the #glowdown on which cosmetic treatments were offered absolutely free (you’ll want a ticket next year, trust.) You’ll also find out which beauty activation had us jotting down a shopping list to try to re-create the Victoria’s Secret-inspired look ourselves. And, Jill let’s you know everything about Miraval’s newest luxury outpost in Austin, where she recuperated from a late-night out with a celebrity facialist befriended at SXSW (what??!!)

The new Miraval Austin

Up next, we’re talking Glossier Play— just in time for the news that the “unicorn” brand now has a $1.2 billion dollar valuation with new funding led by Sequoia Capital. (Wanna re-acquaint yourself with how Emily Weiss started it all? Have a listen to the founder herself in Episode 11.) But is the new foray into hardcore cosmetics all it’s cracked up to be? We talk controversy and how to fix a PR problem fast.

Donté Colley stars in Glossier Play’s debut campaign

Finally, if you’re a fan of Instagram star Donté Colley, you’re not going to want to miss his drop-in to the studio at around 22 minutes, when he reveals how he shot from 10K to 650K followers virtually overnight with his life-giving dance moves, coupled with motivational words bouncing from his every twerk. The Toronto-based influencer also shares which skincare line is topping his #topshelf, what it was like to star in the Glossier Play campaign– and naturally, some words of encouragement for his growing tribe. Surprise! Mama Leeanne Colley is also in the house – meet the new Kris Jenner who happens to be Toronto’s Nail Queen!

Donté Colley in one of his viral motivational dance posts

Products Mentioned In This Episode: Glossier Play Glitter Gelée; Glossier Play Vinylic Lip; Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel; Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash; Dermalogica Daily Micro Exfoliant; Dermalogica Break Out Control; EyEnvy Conditioner; Vivace RF Microneedling

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

Without a doubt one of our most requested guests is *The* skincare guru, Caroline Hirons. The trained aesthetician and YouTuber is as famous for her no-bullshit attitude as she is her incredible skincare knowledge. Lucky for us, we were able to catch The Hirons in town for the launch of Indeed Labs’ new Hydraluron Intense Moisture Lotion, to quiz her on which drugstore products she’s loving now, which acids are okay to mix before bedtime—and details on one of her latest, very worthy, Instagram takedowns.

But first, we are freaking out over our very exclusive beauty podcast partnership with FounderMade, the creators of the very cool Consumer Discovery Show taking place in New York June 11th! Carlene will be on the scene (and wearing a Breaking Beauty t-shirt!), spying all the damn goods from over 100 makers in beauty, wellness and food. Plus, we’ll be collecting all the highlights on the MIND-BLOWING panel of keynote speakers from Huda Kattan of Huda Beauty to makeup legend Bobbi Brown to Mrs. Rodial a.k.a Maria Hatzistefanis. We also want to invite you to be there and hello, we’ve got a 25% off discount code: CDSMDPT18. You can buy tickets here!

And finally, don’t miss our latest Damn Goods segment where we single out what’s damn good! First we discuss the Erdem x Nars collection that made its debut at the MET gala on the foxy Kristin Scott Thomas last week. And then we get into a lash-off between Smashbox’s Super Fan Mascara and Glossier’s new Lash Slick Mascara (and we want to know who you think should win, btw, so chat at us on Instagram or in our Chatroom, k?!) And finally, Jill gets her jade roller on and shares a not-too-kooky hack you’re all welcome to borrow.

Products mentioned in this episode: Smashbox Super Fan Mascara; Glossier Lash Slick Mascara; Nana Glow With It Facial Roller; Indeed Labs Hydraluron Intense Moisture LotionDifferin Gel; CeraVe Hydrating Facial CleanserNARS x Erdem Fleur Fatale Eyeshadow Palette; Viseart Palettes

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

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.

Photo: @emilywweiss/Instagram

Introducing Breaking Beauty’s The Glow Down!! By popular demand, join us for our mid-month mini episode where we chat about breaking beauty news, our personal product reviews, tips from celebrity hair and makeup pros, hot takes on the trends, answer your burning beauty q’s and more!

In our launch episode, we give you all the scoop on Glossier finally shipping to Canada starting today (hooray!!), chat with Selena Gomez’ makeup artist Hung Van Ngo, the summer beauty woe Carlene and Busy Philips have in common and what it’s like to take a selfie with Revlon ambassador Gigi Gorgeous.

Products mentioned in this episode: Glossier Invisible Shield SPF 35; Glossier Boy Brow; Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser; Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eyeliner; Revlon Colour Stay Foundation; Lilly Lashes; Lumee iPhone case

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

Photo: @hungvanngo/Instagram