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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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We’re back with a fresh AF #damngoods episode! First up, there’s news this season… We review the hotly-anticipated Rare Beauty collection by Selena Gomez, answering the question on everyone’s minds: does the foundation boasting 48 shades hold its own, or is it merely a Fenty-wannabe? Next, we weigh in on highlights from the brand new Byredo Makeup collection, a fire collab between the design-y fragrance house and badass makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench.

Testing out a full face of Rare Beauty makeup!

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez

We also introduce you to a hurricane-proof tubing mascara, a a consciously-crafted tinted moisturizer ideal for last minute Zoom meetings, and a deeply pigmented tinted balm designed to give you that coveted, Snow White-meets-the-witch lip and cheek stain vibe. A Black-owned lipstick brand that’s partnered with Michelle Obama to get you to vote, the perf transitional cleanser that promises not to dry you out, and first impressions of the latest skincare gadget to get on your Black Friday wish list stat – consider this your sliding into fall beauty edit.

Jill is wearing M.A.C Powder Kiss Bliss Liquid Lip Colour in Crossfade

Jill’s #DamnGood picks

BREAKING BUZZ: Want even more of our spot-on product recommendations? Be sure to check out our chat with fellow #podfam, Everything is Fine podcast, hosted by Tally Abecassis and Kim France, where we’re serving some of our fave new cheapie but goodie beauty finds

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She’s the fresh-faced entrepreneur who’s been bottling her eponymous, all-natural  skincare since 2010. Today we’re chatting with eco beauty pioneer Tata Harper! With her unmistakable green glass packaging and sophisticated, earth-friendly formulas, the Colombian skincare founder succeeded in elevating the whole green beauty game at a time when organic formulas couldn’t shake their crunchy granola rep.

The best-seller: Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask

Marrying all-natural and luxury for the very first time in beauty history, Tata Harper is still sourcing sustainably grown ingredients from all over the world, producing award-winning formulas in small batches at her Vermont farm. In today’s episode, you’ll find out exactly why the best-selling Resurfacing Mask—rich in pink clay, willow bark and beet extract— is worth the credit card bill. (And why industry insiders like makeup artist Gucci Westman are forever fans.)

Find out which product is Carlene’s personal fave, along with Jill’s impression of her glamourous Tata Harper facial courtesy of Tata’s personal esthetician, based at Le Bristol Hotel in Paris. You won’t want to miss Tata’s incredible origin story, having graduated from industrial engineering before one fateful event would change her life forever. Tune in to hear glimpses into Tata’s fashion-filled childhood, the mother-of-three’s thoughts on what she’s calling a “Clean-washing” sham happening in the beauty industry right now, and not to be missed, Tata reveals for the first time a top-secret new range she’s been working on, set to thrill long-time Tata Harper fans (especially if you suffer from allergies, hint hint.)

Products mentioned in this episode: Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask; Tata Harper Illuminating Eye Cream; Clarisonic Smart Profile Uplift; Tata Harper Creme Riche; Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence

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