Breaking Beauty Podcast

By Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins

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Behind every best-selling beauty product, there's a damn good story. Two longtime magazine beauty editors, Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins, chat about the breakthrough beauty products lining store shelves, and how they came to be. Each month, we talk to the industry’s most genius founders, and find out how they broke into the biz, with a little beauty idea that blew up into a million-dollar success story. Find out which products beauty editors and insiders really hoard, while hearing the struggles and successes behind the world's buzziest beauty brands. Plus, check out their mid-month series, #TheGlowDown where they interview industry insiders and chat about beauty news and the best new products that are worth the spend. Co-Creators: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, ACast, PocketCasts and more Join the Breaking Beauty Podcast conversation: Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod www.facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast Theme Music used with permission, courtesy of Saya.

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Ep 29 - Bonus Episode! Glass Skin Masks, Whitehead-Dissolving Patches and the Bidet Attachment You Didn't Know You Needed, It's Allll the Highlights from FounderMade's Consumer Discovery Show
48:18

Field trip!! In this Bonus Episode, Breaking Beauty Podcast packed up our mics, put on our logo tees and flew to the Big Apple for FounderMade's Consumer Discovery Show, the event that connects rising star beauty, food and wellness brands with retailers, investors, influencers and consumers in one room. Tune in as Carlene chats with brand founders and brings you our favourite bits from the show's live panelists like Huda KattanLeandra Cohen and Jay Manuel, as they discuss the challenges and responsibilities of being a mega-influencer today.

Oh, and look out for a very special episode in the coming months as we sat down FounderMade's Keynote speaker - the BOBBI BROWN—formerly of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and now head of wellness indie start-up Evolution 18 - for a full-length interview all about her own evolution from cosmetics to beauty supplements to her boutique hotel, and her entire story will roll out with us very soon. 

Products mentioned in this episode:

Snow Fox Skincare Japanese Cherry Blossom & White Tea Smoothing Mask; Snow Fox Cucumber Recovery Range (coming soon!)

IVitamin Hydration Therapy

Knours. Double Duty MistKnours. Know Your Skin Period. pH 5.6 Body + V Zone Soap

Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil

Cannuka CBD Healing Skin Balm

Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch

Cle Cosmetics Melting Lip Powder in Hot Choco; Cle Cosmetics Oxygen Foam Cleanser

Muskaan Makeup

 Quick Cryo Cryo Facial

Hello Tushy Tushy Classic

Thinx Period Proof Underwear

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn
Audio production: Olivia Nashmi
Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya

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Jun 21, 2018
Ep 28 - The Glow Down featuring legendary beauty editor Jane Larkworthy (on the cult of skincare, B.S. beauty trends and intermittent fasting)
46:19

As beauty editor of W Magazine for over a decade, Jane Larkworthy's column, Jane's Addiction, was the stuff of beauty journo legends. Her smart and stylish, yet slightly self-deprecating voice made us hoard with abandon, while her hilarious beauty parody videos had us spitting up our morning coffee. Now, Ms. Larkworthy is back with her own beauty column on The Cut, a new title as beauty-editor-at-large at L'Officiel U.S., and a potential audible enterprise (which may or may not put her improv skills to good use!)

But before we find out which beauty products are on Ms. Larkworthy's #topshelf (including scoop on the brand new Drunk Elephant bronzer), and glean all the life lessons of a New York super-doer, Jill and Carlene swap stories about the summer spa services they're obsessed with this minute (hands up if you've ever had a body scrub that didn't involve a mid-treatment shower). And, your humble hosts break on down what's #DamnGood this week, including two drug-store foundations worth adding to your IRL shopping cart.

And finally, in this month's installment of The Glow Down, find out the late breaking news that *might* change the life of your mani forever...

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn
Audio production: Olivia Nashmi
Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya

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Jun 13, 2018
Ep 27 - RMS Beauty Founder Rose-Marie Swift
45:54

Rose-Marie Swift took the beauty world by the balls, screamed in its face, and caused a frenzy with one of the first "green" makeup lines back in 2009. Her website, beautytruth.com, set out to educate the masses about toxic ingredients in makeup and skincare, putting her career as a celebrity makeup artist on the line. Is it any wonder given the Vancouver-born celebrity makeup artist started out as a punk singer?? 

Her iconic best-seller, Living Luminzer, was born out of her experience giving the original Victoria's Secret angels — Miranda Kerr and Gisele Bundchen — their heavenly glow. Standing the test of time among the gazillions of highlighting products that have launched since, Living Luminizer is what Meghan Markle chose to get her radiance on for her royal wedding! We walk you through the best-seller's first two shade extensions.

Listen in as Rose-Marie recalls her raucous roots (and we're not just talking about the roster of rockstars she's slept with, though you'll find that in this episode too.) The makeup artist reveals why her brand of coconut oil-based makeup products manage to perform when so many other organic cosmetics falter. Plus, find out which dream product she's determined to create next, her personal skincare-free nighttime routine and the genetic talent you need to hear about to believe.

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn
Audio production: Olivia Nashmi
Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya

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May 31, 2018
Ep 26 - TheGlowDown Featuring Skincare Expert Caroline Hirons
28:12
Without a doubt one of our most requested guests is *the* skincare guru, Caroline Hirons. The trained aesthetician and YouTuber is as famous for her no-bullshit attitude as she is her incredible skincare knowledge. Lucky for us, we were able to catch The Hirons in town for the launch of Indeed Labs' new Hydraluron Intense Moisture Lotion, to quiz her on which drugstore products she's loving now, which acids are okay to mix before bedtime—and details on one of her latest, very worthy, Instagram takedowns.
 
But first, we are freaking out over our very exclusive beauty podcast partnership with FounderMade, the creators of the very cool Consumer Discovery Show taking place in New York June 11th! Carlene will be on the scene (and wearing a Breaking Beauty t-shirt!), spying all the damn goods from over 100 makers in beauty, wellness and food. Plus, we'll be collecting all the highlights on the MIND-BLOWING panel of keynote speakers from Huda Kattan of Huda Beauty to makeup legend Bobbi Brown to Mrs. Rodial a.k.a Maria Hatzistefanis. We also want to invite you to be there and hello, we've got a 25% off discount code: CDSMDPT18. You can buy tickets here
 
And finally, don't miss our latest Damn Goods segment where we single out what's damn good! First we discuss the Erdem x Nars collection that made its debut at the MET gala on the foxy Kristin Scott Thomas last week. And then we get into a lash-off between Smashbox's Super Fan Mascara and Glossier's new Lash Slick Mascara (and we want to know who you think should win, btw, so chat at us on Instagram or in our Chatroom, k?!) And finally, Jill gets her jade roller on and shares a not-too-kooky hack you're all welcome to borrow. For more info on any of the products we discuss, check our blog for this episode here:
 

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn
Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya

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May 17, 2018
Ep 25 - Botox Cosmetic Pioneer Dr. Jean Carruthers
37:56

Is there a breakthrough beauty product any bigger than Botox? Ok, ok, maybe hair colour, but certainly in skincare, this is one of the most game-changing beauty inventions ever. Whether it's for you, or not (no pressure!), there's no question that it's an innovation that will go down in beauty history books. 

We go straight to the source, detailing just how Vancouver-based physician Dr. Jean Carruthers came to the eureka moment that Botox, originally used to treat eye spasms, migraines and cerebral palsy, could revolutionize the way we smooth wrinkles. Stay tuned as she recalls the LOL faces in the medical community when she stood up to suggest that the world’s deadliest toxin be injected into people’s faces, and the moment those naysayers started coming to her for their personal Bo-Bo fix.

We get to the bottom of the most Googled questions about Botox like: When should I start using Botox? (If you choose, nobody needs Botox, especially if you haven't cracked a wrinkle yet!!) How much does it cost? Is it safe? 

And, Carlene and Jill share their personal experiences under the needle. Video evidence in our private Facebook group! Anyone want to guess how many cc’s Carlene’s had? Or Jill? Anyone??

Dr. Carruthers spills the secrets on where Botox is going next, with some #realtalk on topical Botox creams—poised to launch in just two years—including the hidden dangers and jaw-dropping future opportunities in the medical field (our minds were legit blown!) Plus, a sneaky longer-lasting injectable that’s sophisticated users are going to be real happy about real soon…

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn
Audio production: Olivia Nashmi
Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya

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May 02, 2018
Ep 24 - The Glow Down Hits The Road: Debunking Myths and Serving Truths About Daily Sun Damage
29:47

In partnership with Olay. We are so excited for our second sponsored episode!! Because the more partnerships we do, the more damn good stories we can bring you about the best-selling beauty products lining store aisles.

Buckle up! Welcome to Beauty Editors in Cars Getting Coffee - just kidding!  It’s just your friendly Breaking Beauty Podcast hosts, Jill and Carlene in our first ever ride along episode. We tour the streets in Carlene’s SUV with Olay scientist Dr. Frauke Neuser to chat about the myths and truths behind daily sun damage—for reals. We get to the bottom of your q's as you hunt for your Holy Grail SPF like: What does SPF in my makeup really do anyway? And, how are you supposed to reapply daily moisturizer with SPF on top of makeup? (we FEEL you!!)

Carlene reveals the number one reason she thinks her face is practically wrinkle-free post-40, while Jill shares the reason her Mom would get pulled over by law enforcement - all in the name of sun protection. Plus, Dr. Neuser—who we caught up with while en route to her stint on The Dr. Oz Show (NBD)—explains why over half of women (especially millennials!) in North America don’t wear SPF on a regular basis, and how far daily moisturizers have come in delivering a lotion you’ll actually want to wear under makeup.

Finally, we drill the good scientist about how much skincare espionage is really going down in the industry and is AI the future of skincare? AND, we find out what the lady at the drive-through thinks about all of this.

Products mentioned in this episode: Olay Regenerist Whip Face Moisturizer SPF 25Olay Total Effects Whip Face Moisturizer SPF 25Olay Luminous Whip Face Moisturizer SPF 25

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Audio production: Olivia Nashmi
Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya

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Apr 19, 2018
EP 23 - Saje Wellness Co-Founder Kate Ross Leblanc
38:53
 

In honour of Earth Month, we are practically giddy to present Saje, a Canadian wellness brand that's grown to over 70 stores across North America. Given that the "wellness" category is poised to be the next trillion dollar industry, you'll hear why this little shop of essential oil-based remedies keeps growing even in the midst of a notoriously difficult retail landscape. With over 500 products already, the brand's loyal clientele demanded a non-toxic home cleaning line, and this week, they delivered. And you’ll learn why celebs like Hailey Baldwin have been seen toting Saje's Pocket Pharmacy. (They’re so cool, they even have their own podcast called Well Now).

In this episode, Co-Founder Kate Ross LeBlanc takes us way back to Saje's roots, with a jokes story about how she first met her husband and fellow Co-Founder Jean Pierre LeBlanc during a little game of road racing (vroom, vroom). Listen in as LeBlanc shares the backstory on how Saje's very first product—still the best-seller today—Peppermint Halo, came to be. Plus, Carlene divulges her favourite self-care product from the range that beat out so many other all-natural competitors she's tried to date!

Finally, find out Kate's thoughts on the "Skincare's Backlash Against Essential Oils" debate of late, including, how Saje manages to live up to its tagline "Nothing to Hide."

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Audio production: Olivia Nashmi
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Apr 04, 2018
Ep 22 - The Glow Down Featuring YouTube makeup artist Krystal Clear Makeup
38:24

It’s officially spring and that means… we’re celebrating our very 1st birthday!! Hooray!! In this episode, we test-drive some new makeup - with a surprise drugstore mascara hit - and talk about their night at the Arcade. The Chanel Arcade, that is. 

Then we introduce the woman of the hour, Krystal Sutherland—from Krystal Clear Makeup. Known by her 2 Million+ followers on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for her next-level makeup artistry, the Vancouver-based mom of two boys reveals how she rose to the top in only TWO YEARS since she first started posting videos; how she navigates the tricky world of competition and the beauty business; and finally, how she claps back at all the haters.

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Mar 21, 2018
Ep 22 - The Glow Down Featuring YouTube makeup artist Krystal Clear Makeup

It’s officially spring and that means… we’re celebrating our very 1st birthday!! Hooray!! In this episode, we test-drive some new makeup - with a surprise drugstore mascara hit - and talk about their night at the Arcade. The Chanel Arcade, that is. 

Then we introduce the woman of the hour, Krystal Sutherland—from Krystal Clear Makeup. Known by her 2 Million+ followers on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for her next-level makeup artistry, the Vancouver-based mom of two boys reveals how she rose to the top in the six years since she first started posting videos; how she navigates the tricky world of competition and the beauty business; and finally, how she claps back at all the haters.

Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn
Audio production: Olivia Nashmi
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Mar 21, 2018
Ep 21 Biologique Recherche's Dr Philippe Allouche
41:17

In partnership with Biologique Recherche.

AHA’s, BHA’s, glycolic, salicylic—acids are back, baby! Just when it feels like everyone is talking about peels these days, we chat with the O.G. of the at-home acid peel, Dr. Philippe Allouche, whose family invented the iconic—nay, MYTHICAL—Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 back in the 1970’s. Even with the scores upon scores of peels promising to obliterate acne, wrinkles and visible pores today, this breakthrough beauty product still ranks number one by the likes of YouTube skin expert Caroline Hirons and among glowing model faces like Paloma Elsesser today. In this episode, you’ll find out exactly why it's deserving of its cult status.

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Mar 08, 2018
Ep 20 - The Glow Down Featuring Nora McInerny
34:41

Are you one of the gazillions of podcast listeners already tuning into Terrible, Thanks For Asking? No, it’s not a beauty podcast, it’s a sad/funny/touching show hosted by Nora McInerny, an author and widow who tackles the human predicament about our struggles to grapple with, and talk to others about, loss and pain—awkwardness be damned. She’s a contributing life & love writer to Elle.com and she's even done a TedxMinneapolis talk, but what you may not know is that Nora McInerny is also a skincare-savvy former beauty publicist who we befriended on a press trip like, ten years ago.

And we were due for a good catch up, you know? Listen in to our somewhat gap-y Skype call (sorry, kids! #wifiproblems) and find out how TTFA was born out of McInerny’s first-husband’s death. Plus, we find out why the term self-care makes her cringe; get the scoop on her upcoming second book and all the Costco beauty buys worth driving out to the 'burbs for. 

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Feb 23, 2018
Ep 19 - Invisibobble Co-Founder Sophie Trelles-Tvede
34:59
Meet today’s version of the scrunchie, the Invisibobble! But you probably don’t need an introduction, you probably have one in your hair right now. Or maybe your daughter is wearing one of the telephone cord-looking hair holders, or your spin instructor, or that cute girl with the loose bun across the subway aisle. Last year, four million units of Invisibobble were sold worldwide, that’s eight spiral slinkies per minute. Now meet the inventor of The Invisibobble, Sophie Trelles-Tvede, who was an 18-year-old university student when she dreamed up the idea, fresh from a dorm party (been there!). The co-founder approached her friend, Felix Haffa, and with their combined savings of $4,000, launched a massive beauty brand. But just how did their ages work to their advantage? You may be surprised to hear that social media had zero to do with it. You might also enjoy hearing about the time that their ages definitely did not work in their favour during one of their early business deals (don't worry, they got theirs). Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Audio production: Olivia Nashmi Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1401081996684767/ Subscribe to us here: iTunes: goo.gl/oKyjFx Soundcloud: goo.gl/xUXC3v Stitcher: goo.gl/5d8oFX Google Play: goo.gl/cDpMwT Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! www.Breakingbeauty.ca - Check our blog for all products mentioned. www.Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast www.Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod www.Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast
Feb 07, 2018
Ep 18 - TheGlowdown Featuring Jean Godfrey June, Beauty Director Of Goop
31:56
Excuse us while we Fan Girl for a moment. When it comes to beauty editors, there's almost no one we hold in higher regard than Jean Godfrey June, the au naturel Beauty Director of Goop.com and former beauty director at Lucky Magazine. Her column at the latter outlet, called "The Beauty Closet" (who can forget those era-defining illas?), earned maximum respect for its just-between-us-BFFs writing style at a time when meaningless magazine-speak was very much the norm.  She earned a devoted following long before influencers were even a thing and we were so excited to get her into the studio to chat about which all-natural products she herself uses everyday, plus, tips on how to detox your beauty routine. (P.S. Goop by Juice Beauty is now available at Detox Market!) And we couldn't let her go without finding out what it's like to work with the Gwyneth Paltrow on a daily basis, including what the actress-cum-beautypreneur wore for their beach-side job interview! Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Audio production: Olivia Nashmi Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya Subscribe to us here: iTunes: goo.gl/oKyjFx Soundcloud: goo.gl/xUXC3v Stitcher: goo.gl/5d8oFX Google Play: goo.gl/cDpMwT Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! www.Breakingbeauty.ca - Check our blog for all products mentioned. www.Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast www.Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod www.Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast
Jan 24, 2018
Ep 17 - Deciem and The Ordinary Founder Brandon Truaxe
48:42
In our latest, by-popular-demand episode, we bring you #Deciem mastermind Brandon Truaxe, who has shaken up the beauty world with his ‘Abnormal Beauty Company." In this episode, we unravel the origin story behind Deciem and The Ordinary. Brandon walks us through his zig-zag trajectory to bad boy fame, starting with his dramatic exit from a high school job, his first career path, and what led him to switch gears entirely before launching Deciem, the parent company of nine spin-off brands (and counting!) that include The Ordinary, NIOD, Hylamide, Fountain and more. Unplugged and completely unfiltered, Brandon reveals the real deal struggles behind beauty start ups, coming clean on the past companies he walked away from and who his friends and enemies are in business. And finally, learn which products have been “life-changing” to The Ordinary’s legions of fans, and what they can look forward to in helping to de-code which skincare regimen is right for them. We also got the scoop on two majorrr innovations that we can all look forward to next. Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Audio production: Olivia Nashmi Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya Subscribe to us here: iTunes: goo.gl/oKyjFx Soundcloud: goo.gl/xUXC3v Stitcher: goo.gl/5d8oFX Google Play: goo.gl/cDpMwT Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! www.Breakingbeauty.ca - Check our blog for all products mentioned. www.Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast www.Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod www.Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast
Jan 10, 2018
Ep 16 - The Glow Down Ft Fashion Magazine's Lesa Hannah & Suzie Michael; Cosmetic Chemist Stephen Ko
32:24

In this episode, we welcome Fashion Magazine’s awesome beauty team, Beauty Director Lesa Hannah and Beauty Editor Souzan Michael, to recap the biggest beauty moments in 2017! Which feel-good moment made a lasting impression? Which WTF beauty trend should definitely stay in 2017? We’ve got the hot takes. Plus, we interview cosmetic chemist Stephen Ko to find out what innovations you can expect for your makeup bag in 2018. Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Audio production: Olivia Nashmi Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya Subscribe to us here: iTunes: goo.gl/oKyjFx Soundcloud: goo.gl/xUXC3v Stitcher: goo.gl/5d8oFX Google Play: goo.gl/cDpMwT Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca - Check our blog for all products mentioned. Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast

Dec 19, 2017
Ep 15 - Smashbox Cosmetics Co-Founder Davis Factor
41:36
When your great grandfather invented the term “makeup” as an Oscar-winning makeup artist during Hollywood's golden age, you start a makeup line. That’s exactly what Davis and Dean Factor did when they started Smashbox Cosmetics in Los Angeles in 1996, having grown up around the legendary cosmetics empire, Max Factor. But it wasn’t a clear path for the Hollywood playboys (heli-skiing, anyone?). Davis took to photography and Dean studied business before they formed Smashbox studios in L.A., where everyone from Angelina Jolie to Jack Nicholson have struck poses. Just how did a happening photo studio lead to a makeup line though, best known for its famous Photo Finish Primer sold every 1.8 seconds around the world? (Hint: Madonna's makeup artist, the late Paul Starr, may have something to do with it.) Plus, listen in to hear who’s surprisingly the best in the business to work with, and who Davis had the unfortunate luck of plowing down head-on in the studio hallway. And, we get the low down on what Davis has up his sleeve next—a business venture that strays from the world of cosmetics... Over 20 years old, Smashbox is still a top seller in stores even as the Colour Pops, Anastasias and Urban Decays keep growing. (Fun fact! Max Factor was the first brand to sell makeup in drugstores, did ya know??) How do they keep the momentum going? We’ve got the insider insights, all on today’s Breaking Beauty. Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Audio production: Olivia Nashmi Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya Subscribe to us here: iTunes: goo.gl/oKyjFx Soundcloud: goo.gl/xUXC3v Stitcher: goo.gl/5d8oFX Google Play: goo.gl/cDpMwT Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca - Check our blog for all products mentioned. Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast #FoundersRule
Dec 06, 2017
Ep 14 - The Glow Down Featuring Emma Guns, Van Der Pop And Lancome Le Teint Particulier
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Welcome to our latest episode of The Glow Down! We are so excited to chat with fellow beauty podcaster Emma Gunavardhana of The Emma Guns Show. This U.K. based former print editor started out at O.K. Magazine before venturing into the world of audio storytelling. She's a host with heart, covering topics from red lipstick (empowering or beauty myth?) to coping with panic attacks. We love how she brings us all the feels no matter what she's talking about! Find out what her most memorable celeb encounter was back when she was a baby beauty editor, and which red lippie won her #RedDread project. #oneredforall? We also give you the complete #GlowDown on the latest (and greatest?) custom foundation that's just landed in Canada: Lancôme Le Teint Particulier. How's it living up to the hype? And finally, what's the buzz on cannabis beauty? Carlene first wrote about this trend in The Coveteur a few months ago and this week we chatted with Odessa Paloma Parker, a Head of Content at Tokyo Smoke,  a lifestyle brand with high end coffee, an elevated retail experience and its signature collection of smoking accessories and founder and CCO of Van der Pop, April Pride. Her hemp self-care line is just the tip of the next big beauty wave coming to a state or province near you? Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Audio production: Olivia Nashmi Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya Subscribe to us here: iTunes: goo.gl/oKyjFx Soundcloud: goo.gl/xUXC3v Stitcher: goo.gl/5d8oFX Google Play: goo.gl/cDpMwT Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca - Check our blog for all products mentioned. Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast #FoundersRule
Nov 15, 2017
Ep 13 - Drunk Elephant Skincare Founder Tiffany Masterson
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In this episode, we chat with the founder of Drunk Elephant Skincare, Tiffany Masterson. Drunk Elephant is the fastest-growing skincare line in Sephora's history. This Texan mother of four pioneered what she calls "clean-clinical" - -marrying the best all-natural ingredients with the best man-made, safe synthetic ones. Find out which products are worth the spend, what it's like to be a self-taught formulator, who her famous childhood best friend (it's got a celeb twist!) and what this super buzzy brand is working on next. Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Audio production: Olivia Nashmi Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya Subscribe to us here: iTunes: goo.gl/oKyjFx Soundcloud: goo.gl/xUXC3v Stitcher: goo.gl/5d8oFX Google Play: goo.gl/cDpMwT Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca - Check our blog for all products mentioned. Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast #FoundersRule
Nov 02, 2017
Ep 12 - The Glow Down Featuring Full Coverage Podcast Co-Hosts Lindsey Kelk and Harriet Hadfield
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In this episode of #TheGlowDown, hear all about Carlene testing out a Valmont facial that's a $plurge; Jill gets baby skin thanks to Dermalogica and we ring up the hosts of a super fun beauty podcast - Full Coverage. Listen in as author and beauty lover Lindsey Kelk and makeup artist Harriet Hadfield (who paints the faces of Rita Ora and Charli XCX) dish on what their most embarrassing beauty moments are and if they had a beauty magic wand - what gone but not forgotten beauty faves would they bring back?? Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Audio Production: Olivia Nashmi Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast
Oct 20, 2017
EP 11 - GLOSSIER FOUNDER EMILY WEISS
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She's the Founder and CEO to watch, and she started a revolution with Glossier, a millennial beauty brand that's commanded line-ups around the block with its era-defining pink-and-white packaging and its inclusive, raw beauty campaigns. She's Emily Weiss, and she's the 32-year-old  New Yorker fronting Entrepreneur Magazine and Forbes' lists alike.  Find out why the other leading beauty brands are chasing Glossier's "v-commerce" business model (we didn't know what it was either!); learn the secrets behind Emily's editorial roots - including whose bathroom was the most epic for Into The Gloss #TopShelf, her art for crowd-sourcing the brand's next innovations; and what she really remembers about those days interning at Vogue and making her debut on The Hills. But most importantly, why is Glossier's Boy Brow the number one best-seller, exactly? We weigh in with our review of the most iconic product. Plus, don't miss Emily's personal beauty hacks—and what she wore to our interview. Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Audio production: Olivia Nashmi Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya Subscribe to us here: Subscribe to us: iTunes: goo.gl/oKyjFx Soundcloud: https://goo.gl/xUXC3v Stitcher: https://goo.gl/5d8oFX Google Play: https://goo.gl/cDpMwT Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast #FoundersRule
Oct 05, 2017
Ep 10 - The Glow Down Ft. Patrick Ta, Petra Collins, Fenty Beauty & ELLE Canada's Victoria DiPlacido
26:45
In this episode - we get the scoop on Toronto Fashion Week (including insider secrets from photographer and Gucci muse Petra Collins), Review a hot new fragrance and detail our TIFF celeb sightings. Plus we phone-a-friend, Victoria DiPlacido from ELLE Canada to go behind the scenes at the Fenty Beauty Launch Party in New York. And the King of Highlighter (and Kiss New York Pro spokesperson), Patrick Ta, tells us the craziest place he's ever done Chrissy Teigen's makeup! Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast
Sep 19, 2017
Ep 09 - Nudestix Founders Taylor and Ally Frankel
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They’re beauty moguls, and they’ve just barely graduated high school. Meet Taylor and Ally Frankel, co-founders of Nudestix, the Canadian beauty brand with a teenage global following. With their mother Jenny Frankel—a chemical engineer who once developed blockbusters for M.A.C. and started up Cover FX—the Nudestix sisters have created a name for themselves with their brand of vegan, no-makeup makeup that rendered ladylike compacts “old-fashioned” the second their line of Crayola-like sticks hit Space NK in 2012. Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast #FoundersRule
Sep 07, 2017
Ep 08 - The Glow Down August 18 Featuring Tracey Cunningham and Joyce Bonelli
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In our second mid-month episode of The Glow Down by Breaking Beauty, we catch up with celebrity hair colourist extraordinaire Tracey Cunningham (who tends the manes of everyone from Khloe Kardashian to Emma Stone to Jennifer Lopez) about her secret weapons for her signature, super natural hair colour that always manages to look healthy no matter how much bleach is in the cup. We also get the scoop on the very famous helping hand who got Cunningham started in the beauty biz in the first place (guesses... guesses... anyone?) Intern Emily chats with Joyce Bonelli who was in town to kick-off the Shoppers Drug Mart My Bold makeup event. Bonelli's artistry may or may not have inspired the colour range for Kylie Lip Kits (her most famous client. Finally we report from behind the scenes at the Miss World Canada Pageant -- talking with backstage makeup artist Jennifer Turner on how to get pageant-ready (including what NOT to do). And, she chats with Miss Manitoba Courtney Mandock to find out what it's like to compete in a beauty pageant in 2017. Because we know what you're thinking, whyyyyyyyy? Well, have a listen to what one contestant has to say, maybe she'll surprise you.  Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast
Aug 18, 2017
Ep 07 - Rodial and Nip + Fab Founder Maria Hatzistefanis
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Maria Hatzistefanis is such a beauty boss that she's created not one, but two, blockbuster beauty brands in less than 20 years. Also known as the street style-leaning Instagrammer @MrsRodial, her luxury line, Rodial, is known for its headline-grabbing ingredients like "snake serum." A unit of the brand's Dragon's Blood Sculpting Gel sells every minute around the globe; even Kate Moss is a super fan of the skincare and Kim Kardashian's makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, @MakeupByMario is a fan of their makeup. Meanwhile,  Nip + Fab is like Rodial's kid sister brand—POW ingredients at drugstore prices (pssst... Kylie Jenner can't get enough). And in this episode, you'll hear the bombshell that's coming from Nip + Fab next. Plus, listen in on Maria's highs (landing said Jenner as the first face of Nip + Fab, a mentor spot on the Project Runway spinoff Fashion Startup) and lows (getting fired sucks, just ask Carlene, who overshares again in this episode) and how it takes both ups-and-downs to make for the damn good stories she's written about in her new book, How to Become an Overnight Success, available now on Kindle and Kobo. Ready to hear the Coles notes? Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast #FoundersRule This episode brought to you by Clearly.ca
Aug 03, 2017
EP 06 - The Glow Down Episode July 18 2017 featuring Hung Vanngo
21:54
Introducing The Glow Down by Breaking Beauty!! By popular demand, join us for our mid-month mini episodes where we dish about breaking beauty news, product reviews, celeb hair and makeup artist chats, give you our hot takes on trends, answer your burning beauty q's and more. For our launch ep, we give you all the scoop on #Glossier coming to starting NOW, chat with Selena Gomez makeup artist Hung Vanngo, reveal the summer beauty woe Carlene Higgins and Busy Philips have in common (shout out to Tips Nail Bar) and what it's like to take a selfie with Gigi Gorgeous Let us know what you think of our pilot episode, what you want to hear more of, what to axe... we want to hear from you! Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast
Jul 18, 2017
Ep 05 - Fresh Beauty Co-Founder Lev Glazman
38:48
In episode 5, we chat with Lev Glazman, co-founder of Fresh Beauty. Dreams do come true, people. We are beyond excited to launch episode 5, featuring one of the original inspirations for the Breaking Beauty Podcast!! Grab a glass of rose (or, vodka?!), because Lev Glazman, co-founder of Fresh, is a master storyteller of the highest beauty order. Growing up behind the Iron Curtain, Glazman knew the power of beauty products better than anyone. Find out how his childhood, marked by moments sneaking through the black market for contraband perfume, foraging for berries by dawn to make his OG face masques and even a stint cleaning houses, would lead to a global empire. Why is the brand’s iconic Crème Ancienne, a cold cream based on a 2,000-year-old recipe, made by monks, worth-the-spend? What was Glazman’s single scariest moment when he thought they may go bankrupt? Why does Jill still keep her tattered and torn Fresh Oval Soaps on display in her bathroom? And finally, what does the co-founder have brewing next? (We’ll give you a hint, it’s NOT a beauty product and fellow industry mega Bobbi Brown is headed in the same direction.) Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast #FoundersRule This episode brought to you by Clearly.ca
Jul 06, 2017
EP 04 - Caudalie Skincare Founder Mathilde Thomas
28:05
In this episode, we chat with Mathilde Thomas, co-founder of all-natural French skincare brand, Caudalie. Their Beauty Elixir sells once every 30 seconds around the globe, and it's loved by celebs like Madonna and Rosie Huntington Whitely. She details the secrets of French Girl beauty and how 60 Minutes helped put her on the map. Plus get the scoop on how she's reinventing the spa experience with her new Parisian-inspired concept that's rolling out across the globe. Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast #FoundersRule This episode brought to you by Clearly.ca
Jun 08, 2017
Ep 03 - The 7 Virtues Founder Barb Stegemann
32:49
In this episode, we chat with Barb Stegemann, social entrepreneur and Founder of The 7 Virtues fragrances. Barb recounts how a chance event in Afghanistan led to her becoming one of the most inspiring girl bosses in the beauty business today with her line of all-natural, ethically-sourced perfumes. Sephora recently hand-picked to be part of their Accelerate program in 2017 so the future is bright.
May 10, 2017
Ep 02 - Nannette de Gaspe Dry Masks Founder Nannette De Gaspe Beaubien.mp3
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Welcome to Breaking Beauty! Behind every beauty bestseller, there's a damn good story. Hosts and beauty editors Jill Dunn & Carlene Higgins chat with founders of the buzziest beauty brands. In our second episode, we speak to Canadian banker-turned-beautypreneur Nannette de Gaspé Beaubien, founder of Nannette de Gaspé dry masks. Find out why her breakthrough, Youth Revealed dry masks for face and body took home the Best Indie Beauty Brand Award at the 2017 Beauty Industry Awards; whether the new Uplift Revealed plumping dry masks for boobs and butt really work; and discover why Charlotte Tilbury's Instant Magic Dry Sheet Mask, made by the very same Quebec-based biotech company, is just the start of an industry-wide trend. Jill and Carlene share their thoughts on trying the dry masks themselves as they chat with Nannette de Gaspé on everything from her most embarrassing beauty moment of all time to getting the exclusive scoop on what the founder has up her sleeve next (you're not going to want to miss this!) Plus, could this patented, biomimetic vector technology, be the answer to needle-free Botox, for real? The answer, in this episode. Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Breakingbeauty.ca Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Facebook.com/BreakingBeautyPodcast #FoundersRule
Apr 11, 2017
Bonus episode! Get to Know Your Breaking Beauty Hosts Jill and Carlene
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In this bonus episode, we take a minute to chat about our inspiration and go deep on some of our fave beauty editor moments and personal fave products.
Mar 23, 2017
Ep 01 - Omorovicza Skincare Founder, Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza
26:22
Welcome to our premiere podcast! In our first episode, we speak to Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza, founder of Omorovicza, about how she went from 'naive' southern belle to diplomat to Hungarian nobility. You'll hear all about her first job at the mall (who hasn't been there!?), the stumbling blocks along the path to success(9/11), her internship traumas at Vogue, her fairy tale romance with husband and co-founder of the line, Stephen, and the biggest thing she learned after 10 plus years of dazzling elite spa goers around the world with her luxe, all-natural range.
Mar 20, 2017
BreakingBeautyPodcastTrailer
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A sneak peek of our new beauty podcast!
Mar 18, 2017