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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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Our speed round format returns as we count down the #DamnGood items we’re lusting for this holiday szn, from the luxury finds we really have to be on Santa’s “nice” list to receive, to the money-saving Sephora kits you may still be able to snap up post-Black Friday. For the Bougie friend on your list, we give you our TLDR take on Gucci’s haute holiday eye palette, Hermes’ debut nail lacquer collection, Balmain’s Jenner-worthy claw clip and more. Plus, Jill reveals the one Advent Calendar that won’t make you feel guilty (savings and good-feels galore!), the brand new foundation that’s #1 on her personal wish list and Carlene reveals the surprise (green!) item that’s made her Xmas list two years running.

A few of our fave things! Lisa Eldridge’s
new Seamless Skin Foundation; Gucci
Beauty’s Palette des Yeux; Loewe Home
Scents Candles

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Zanna Roberts Rassi (centre) with Jill and Carlene


Jill and Carlene take New York City! In today’s episode, we sit down with Zanna Roberts Rassi, Milk Makeup co-founder and fashion-editor-at-large for Marie Claire.  You may recognize Zanna in her role as E! News fashion correspondent, where she reports straight from the red carpet — or perhaps you’ve tuned into one of her viral videos with the hashtag #CommuterBeautyWithZanna.

The brand’s first-ever Vegan Milk Moisturizer

The best-selling Kush High Volume Mascara

We’re tracing the origin story behind Milk Makeup, the cool, vegan beauty brand built for Generation Z. Find out how a high fashion photo studio in NYC’s Meatpacking District served as the ultimate inspiration behind all of the products, from the best-selling Milk Makeup KUSH Mascara – the first to tout cannabis sativa seed oil in makeup – to the Insta-worthy lucite packaging, to the Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer that finally converted Carlene to using a primer!

Zanna never misses an award show!

Tune in as Zanna spills the details on Milk Makeup’s latest venture into the world of skincare, with its first ever moisturizer and cleanser. Then, we discover the greatest red carpet beauty tip she’s ever received (including the celebrity who whispered the secret!), the most treasured fashion item in her glitzy closet, and finally, after having appeared as a guest judge on Glam Masters and Project Runway All-Stars, anyone got any guesses on which t.v. show Zanna will appear on next?

Products mentioned in this episode: Milk Makeup Kush High Volume Mascara; Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer; Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Moisturizer; Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser; Lord Jones High CBD Formula Body Lotion

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