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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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The sun may be setting on summer, but is there a more exciting month in beauty than September?!! Carlene and Jill catch up on the latest beauty news, including the upcoming MET Gala seating chart everyone is meming about, along with Rihanna’s new, billion-dollar crown, Marc Jacobs’ tell-all facelift, which celebrities are dropping new beauty lines this week and their own thoughts on the A-List bathing habits smackdown happening on Twitter right now.

Plus, Jill fills us in on the 5 W’s of Sephoria’s virtual event happening this month, before your hosts reveal which fall beauty launch they’re most looking forward to trying. Jill blesses us with a mini #damngoods review of Dyson’s new, flyaway-obliterating Supersonic Hair Dryer attachment that sold out in the U.K. in two days. And finally, get the full-court scoop on Jill and Carlene’s Fall 2021 Beauty Trend Report on the Life With Marianna Podcast with host Marianna Hewitt, airing on Tuesday, September 7th.

A first look at Jonathan Van Ness’ new haircare collection, JVN Hair, launching August 31st at Sephora

Dyson’s new Supersonic Hair Dryer Flyaway Attachment

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Today we take you inside the mind of French fragrance founder Kilian Hennessy, who launched his range of luxe scents, By Kilian, in 2007. Find out why his bold gourmand blend, Love Don’t Be Shy, is Rihanna’s ride-or-die perfume (it’s sold out in every store around the world!) We also introduce you to the all-time best-seller, Good Girl Gone Bad, a fruity floral that comes in a Serpentine-embellished, lacquer clutch. Plus, Kilian spills all on his next olfactive creation launching this month – his biggest departure from the 35 existing fragrances he’s created to date. But that’s not all. Last year, Kilian introduced the world to scented lipsticks! Listen to the end to find out whether more perfumed cosmetics are to come…

If the name sounds familiar, Kilian Hennessy is indeed of Hennessy ilk. Here, the dapper Frenchman recalls his family’s history starting out in cognac, which led to the LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) empire. Brushes with famous perfumers, intimate details working with a bad boy designer, and the real reason Kilian refused to work for big fragrance companies – whether you love perfume or not, you’ll not want to miss the origin story behind the sleeper label unafraid to make a big statement.

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Products mentioned in this episode: Fracas by Robert Piguet; Christian Dior Poison; By Kilian Beyond Love, Prohibited; Christian Dior Eau Sauvage; Guerlain Vétiver; Caron Pour un Homme; By Kilian Good Girl Gone Bad; By Kilian Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi; By Kilian Love, Don’t Be Shy; By Kilian Rolling in Love; Guerlain Shalimar; Guerlain L’Heurre Bleu

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