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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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Ready for a makeup bag makeover? LA-based celebrity makeup artist Jamie Makeup aka Jamie Greenberg works with the real ones in Hollywood: Busy Philipps, Mindy Kaling, Chelsea Handler and Tracee Ellis Ross. When she’s not serving up red carpet glam on Kristen Stewart for her Spencer premieres, “Everyone’s Personal Makeup Artist” is sharing real-life makeup tricks on her Instagram, testing the latest viral TikTok trends along with her own pro tips on how-to get more – for less.

Today, Jamie jumps on the mic to help decode the best base products for your everyday makeup routine, including her top budget buys, how to manage foundation for oily skin, and the eye primers she relies on for eyeshadow that will.not.smudge. Then, stay tuned for Jamie’s tips on nailing a 1-minute monochromatic makeup look, her holy grail mascaras, lip balms that actually work (!) on even the peeliest among us, and the lippies guaranteed to last all damn day.

Jamie Makeup Blighlighters and Temptu foundation are always in her kit!

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Welcome to Earth Month! Today we’re finding out why “Cruelty-Free” cosmetics is the topic on everyone’s lips – and what it means, really. Helping us navigate, Carlene and Jill are joined by expert blogger Suzana Rose – aka Cruelty-Free Kitty – whose watchdog blog has earned upwards of 600K page views per month, and has been featured in ByrdieRefinery29, and BBC. Plus, Dr. Carol Treasure hits us with some scientific realness. She’s the founder and CEO of the UK-based XCellR8, an ethical testing lab devoted to 100% animal-free testing for leading cosmetic companies and ingredient suppliers.

 

Listen in as we cover the fundamentals of what constitutes cruelty-free beauty, and the big head-scratcher: why some beauty companies might still be animal-testing today. Plus, we unpack the latest headlines you may have seen around China’s Animal Testing Laws coming into effect May 1st, 2021. Stay tuned until the end to find out which logos you can really trust when you’re shopping (like, does a Bunny on a label suffice?) along with a few of our guests’ personal cruelty-free faves.

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We sat down with Amber Heard at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival


It’s TIFF time again! And that means Carlene and Jill have breaking beauty news on all the top red carpet looks at the Toronto International Film Festival, and they sit down with newest L’Oréal ambassador Amber Heard. She’s made crew with Justice League in the upcoming blockbuster, Aquaman, as the flame-haired Mera; she’s a real-life activist; and she’s a former pageant girl. Listen in as the Texan actress dishes on her latest film, Her Smell, starring Elizabeth Moss as part of a kick-ass, all-female ensemble. We find out what secret mascara she’s wearing that boasts a clever innovation we are *dying* to try before its North American release later this year. And finally, hear what Amber has to say about the kind of scripts that make her cringe these days, and what it’s like to be inside the Women in Film movement.

Products mentioned in this episode: L’Oréal Unlimited 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.

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.