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Ep 208 - Makeup Artist Violette Spills All of Her Beauty Secrets

Violette Serrat on the “French Girl” Cliché, everyday sophisticated makeup tricks & her exact getting un-ready skincare routine.

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It’s the first day of fall, and a busy AF September! That’s okay because Instagram is on FIRE with beauty lewks that are inspiring us to break out of our bare faced slumps. First up, we recap our top #ICYMI moments from Spring 2022 Fashion Week so far –  including the runway show that inspired Carlene’s new favourite lippie look. Next, we dive into the beauty news of the moment, like what the heck is happening with Beautycon, celebrity plastic surgery doppelgangers and Kylie’s new-new baby-care line (yep!!).

Left: A model at the Ulla Johnson Spring 2020 Show demo’s the “Blooming Lips” trend using the Bobbi Brown Crushed Lipstick in Sunset

Right: Carlene tests the glossy ombré trend wearing Armani Beauty Ecstasy Shine Lipstick in 300 Play in the centre of lips with Wander Beauty Lip Retreat Oil in Oasis overtop

Left: Guess who? Tori Spelling shuns plastic surgery rumours. Right: Kourtney K-Dash

Finally, Carlene reveals her skincare routine fail that led to a fortnight of itching. Stay tuned as Dr. Laurel Geraghty helps solve our sensitive skin woes, in a phone-a-friend segment brought to you by Cetaphil. You’ll find out the difference between sensitive skin vs sensitized skin, the fastest way to fix a flare up, along with the simple routine (and ingredients!) you need to keep sensitive skin calm, cool and collected (like do you really need to avoid exfoliation?) Join us for a definitive round of True or False, sensitive skin edition.

Dr. Laurel Geraghty is here to school Carlene on how to prevent another face-itching flare-up!

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Pati Dubroff with Carlene and Jill

In today’s episode, Jill comes clean with a dirty little beauty secret: she barely ever washes her makeup brushes! Can anyone relate? We get a lesson in makeup brushes 101 with a very special guest, celebrity makeup artist, Pati Dubroff. She was in town with Winners Canada, because serious head’s up— they have prestige cosmetics at a discount, too. The LA-based pro has been in the biz for more than two decades, having worked with Madonna in the 90s, held court as Dior’s resident makeup ambassador for many years, and these days, she regularly glows up the faces of Margot Robbie and Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ MET Gala look by Pati Dubroff

We caught up with Pati when she was fresh from her major Met Gala red carpet makeup moment with Priyanka. We begin our chat by getting behind-the-scenes insights into the artistry behind the camp-themed look, including the hidden, historical meaning behind beauty mark placement. Next, we dive right into the topic of the day, starting with what separates a good brush from the bad. In a podcast bonding moment, Pati and Jill discover they share the same ride-or-die makeup brush (psst… it’s great for both foundation and concealer).

Pati often Instagrams her makeup brushes after a good cleaning

We also get Pati’s take on the top makeup brushes that should be in everybody’s makeup kit, and we get the #glow down on synthetic versus natural bristles. Finally, you’ll hear all the deets on Pati’s tricks for brush care and whether those sanitizing sprays are a good idea or not. You’re not going to want to miss the moment where Jill hands Pati all of her dirty brushes to wash live on the mic—this is not a drill!

Products mentioned in this episode: IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Complexion Perfection Brush #7

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

Today’s guest is Mario Dedivanovic

Whoa! Today’s guest has more Instagram followers than anyone we’ve ever featured before, with 6.5 million fans and counting. It’s Mario Dedivanovic, a.k.a Makeup By Mario. With Kim Kardashian as his muse, is it any wonder the duo has created the defining makeup look of the decade? His masterclasses sell out across the country, so get ready for your very own mini-masterclass in how to perfect your base

Mario’s MET Gala look for his muse Kim Kardashian

We get all the tips on micro concealing, sand bagging, baking—we even find out which drugstore mascara is his ride or die. And since he was in town with Philosophy for our chat, Mario schools us on the skincare products he uses to prep before he even opens his makeup kit.

A look at all the loot from a masterclass swag bag

But it doesn’t end there! Who is this magic man, *really*? Get ready to hear Mario open up about what happens when mercury in retrograde rocks his world. Also, which faces, living or dead, does he dream of painting? And finally, when will his rumoured makeup range become a reality? And how about that YouTube channel? All of this, in today’s fire episode.

Products mentioned in this episode:
Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleansing Cloths; Purity Made Simple Ultra-Light Moisturizer; Purity Made Simple Hydra-Essence With Coconut Water; Purity Made Simple Cleanser; Kryolan Dermacolor Concealer; Ben Nye Banana Powder; Surratt Beauty Perfectionniste Concealer Palette; Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer; Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation; Beauty Blender; RCMA Foundation; Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Foundation; La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20; L’Oréal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black; Cozzette Beauty Infinite Contour & Blush Palette; Rodial Bronzer

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