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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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Hands up if you want youthful skin for as long as you can?! (Everybody, we know.) Notorious for her No-B.S. skincare advice, Caroline Hirons is here to spill the tea. The long-time YouTuber and blogger has trained in more than 100 beauty brands, creating bespoke facials and educating teams internationally for top-tier beauty companies around the world. Caroline has also written a best-selling book,Skincare: The Ultimate No-Nonsense Guide” and most recently, Caroline founded “Beauty Backed,” a U.K.-based organization helping salons and spas get back on their feet after the pandemic.

Today, Caroline is sharing her top age-well skin tips, including the advice she wishes she told her younger self. Plus, the skin guru debunks some of the biggest myths going in the beauty industry when it comes to blue light and your skin, neck creams, whether luxury skincare is actually worth the big bucks, the best drugstore buys, the Gwyneth-Gate sunscreen scandal and egads! She even (politely) sounds off on the 60-second cleansing rule. Plus, stay tuned to find out why Caroline Hirons is leaving the YouTube game and – plot twist!- could she be starting her own podcast??? Well, if it’s good enough for the Royal Couple…

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Girl Boss Founder Sophia Amoruso with Breaking Beauty’s Carlene Higgins

Sophia co-hosts Girl Boss Radio

We’ve officially joined #GirlBoss Nation. It’s what happens when you sit down with Girl Boss founder Sophia Amoruso, the poster woman for females killing it at work and in life. First there was the fashion label she started, Nasty Gal, then there was that Netflix show, and of course Girl Boss, her best-selling book and Girl Boss Radio. And don’t even get us started on her killer Instagram style! Which is why we had to sit down with the queen of entrepreneurs when she dropped into town with Shoppers Drug Mart’s Beauty Boutique event, Be Bold With Beauty.

Stay tuned for the full #glowdown on all the makeup currently on the fashion influencer’s #topshelf; why she ditched her hair extensions, and what his-and-her tattoos Sophia recently had inked with her boyfriend. Plus, we get the backstory on which of her famously fearless Instagram posts (The Shiggy Challenge, that Ivanka Trump manifesto…) are currently going viral.

Rolling out onto store shelves now, Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Serum, $106 CN ($84 US)/ 60 capsules

But before allll of that, Jill and Carlene laser in on the topic of retinol, revealing answers to your top five most pressing questions about the gold standard skincare ingredient. In partnership with our friends at Elizabeth Arden, we chat with Manhattan-based consulting dermatologist Dr. Dendy Engelman, to find out who’s best suited to retinol; how to work it into your routine; and what not to do if you want to avoid any dreaded peeling effect. In this breaking episode of The Damn Goods, we review Elizabeth Arden’s new Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum, a single-dose innovation that locks retinol’s potency inside a precious little pink pouch.

Products mentioned in this episode: RMS Beauty Living Luminizer; Dior Lip Glow Hydrating Colour Reviver Lip Balm; Shiseido Aura Dew Eyes, Lip, Face; Urban Decay Naked Palette; Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum

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