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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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Last week in Part 1 of our Best of Spring #DamnGoods Special, we revealed the latest skincare buys that are highly recommended by Jill and Carlene. Today, in Part 2 of our Best of Spring #DamnGoods Special, we’re chatting about the Anastasia Brow Freeze that’s earned 3 million views on TikTok, the Maybelline Sky High mascara that can hardly be found upon a drugstore shelf, and the incredible new Auric Radiant Luminzer giving Charlotte Tilbury’s Flawless Filter a run for its money.

Meet TikTok’s fave mascara

Plus, Carlene gets all swoon-y about some exciting new Bridgerton-style fragrances! An “adorkable” fashion collab that gave us all the smiles… And, stay tuned as your hosts peel back the curtain on the marketing hype machine to expose the buzzy beauty products not worth the cheddar.

We thinkst we found Simon’s perfect fragrance match!

Penhaligon’s new Babylon Eau De Parfum was made for Bridgerton

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

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Frizz, dryness, flat roots –  here to help with solutions, we’re sitting down with Herbal Essences Celebrity Hairstylist Bridget Brager. Bridget is a Los Angeles-based hairstylist who works with the glistening manes belonging to stars like Priyanka Chopra, Constance Wu and Millie Bobbie Brown. We get all the tips on how to avoid breakage, a hack for making hair look thicker, driving moisture into your curls and whether or not those silk pillow cases are greats or gimmicks!

Bridget Brager counts Priyanka Chopra as one of her celebrity clients

Bridget opens up her virtual, on-set hair kit, sharing her favourite drugstore products to beat frizz, her volumizing splurge that’s *actually* worth the spend, along with her hot tool must-haves you too can use at home to get that fresh-from-your-hairstylist swag. And, stay tuned until the end to find out the high-tech professional treatment to boost thinning hair that Hollywood is obsessed with right now.

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Meet Gail Federici, founder of ColorWow and the Queen of no bad hair days! Today, we get the origin story on the magical root coverup makeup that’s been saving us between salon sessions during quarantine. Case in point: Google searches for ColorWow Root Cover Up spiked 600% in 2020. Today, we get the backstory behind the genius hair color-in-a-makeup-pan, earner of seven Allure Best in Beauty Awards and the impetus for about a bazillion knock-offs.

Carlene before ColorWow Root Cover Up

Thumb’s up! After using ColorWow Root Cover Up

Founder Gail Federici goes way back to share her roots in inventing strand-saving products, including the backstory behind her other brainchild, John Frieda Frizz Ease Serum. She’s also going to take us through the wild ride of selling that company (that may have involved a coin flip!) And finally, Gail tells us what it’s like working with Kim Kardashian’s mane man, Chris Appleton – he of the “glass hair trend” and arguably the secret weapon behind ColorWow’s trajectory from cult status to mass fandom.

ColorWow Hair Ambassador Chris Appleton loves the brand’s Dream Coat to get that ‘glass hair’ look

Products Mentioned In This Episode:

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

ColorWow Root Cover Up

ColorWow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray

John Frieda Frizz Ease Original Hair Serum

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