Breaking Beauty Podcast
By Dear Media
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Behind every bestselling 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 episodes where they give hot takes on the latest launches and reviews!
||CleanEp. 53 Makeup For Melanin Girls Founder Tomi Gbeleyi||Meet Tomi Gbeleyi, the 27-year-old founder of Makeup For Melanin Girls. Winning headlines in Glamour Magazine, and Buzzfeed, MFMG Cosmetics was born out of a beauty blog that blossomed into a 170,000-strong online community, filling a void for women of||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 52 #TheGlowDown: Celebrity Hairstylist Adir Abergel Dishes Red Carpet-to-Real-Life Secrets||It’s red carpet season, woot woot! So what better time to welcome celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel. You’ve seen his masterful skills on Saoirse Ronan’s bedroom hair for the February Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair. He also fashioned one of his s||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 51 Hair Colour Legend Christophe Robin, founder of Christophe Robin Hair Care||Today we’re talking hair colour with a French master. The colourist behind Tilda Swinton, Vanessa Paradis and Catherine Deneuve’s perfect colour and healthy shine— it’s Christophe Robin! Christophe was the long-time magic man behind all the...||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 50 #TheGlowDown: Our New Fave Drugstore Buys. Plus, Beauty Supplement #RealTalk with Holistic Nutritionist Joy McCarthy.||How do you get glowing skin from the inside out? We sit down with best-selling author and certified holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy, the founder of Joyous Health to get practical tips on how to feel better, look better (the latest beauty superfoods,||1/29/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 49 - Remembering Brandon Truaxe, Founder of Deciem and The Ordinary||We are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Brandon Truaxe, founder of Deciem and The Ordinary. We sat down with Brandon in January of 2018 - when he was at the top of his game, making headlines and mystifying the competition - and we are re-relea||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 48 Tata Harper Skincare Founder Tata Harper||Today we’re chatting with eco beauty pioneer Tata Harper - she’s the fresh-faced entrepreneur who’s been bottling her eponymous, all-natural skincare since 2010. With her unmistakable green glass packaging and sophisticated, earth-friendly formula||1/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 47 #TheGlowDown How to Make it Big in Beauty with Ukonwa Ojo and Why Are Celebrities Obsessed With This $23 Cream?||There’s lots to catch up on during this first #GlowDown of 2019! Find out why @donte.colley is our fave person on Instagram right now, Carlene shares a cautionary tale from her New Year’s Eve while Jill’s mission is to get hella organized this yea||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 46 Anastasia Beverly Hills founder Anastasia Soare||We’re kicking off 2019 with a huge guest of honour and that is the one and only Anastasia Soare, founder of Anastasia Beverly Hills. It’s her first podcast interview ever and we couldn’t be more excited to share with you her incredible story.||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 45 - Bonus! We Recap All of the Top Beauty Moments in 2018 (the highs, the lows and everything in between)||In today’s show, we are looking back at the Year in Beauty because what a year it’s been! We spill alll the tea on the highs, the lows and everything in between. Joining us are two very special guests: Grace Lee, Lead Makeup Artist for...||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 44 - The Glow Down: Find Out Why JB Skin Guru is *the* go-to facialist for Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey||Is the facialist to Michelle Obama quite possibly the most influential skin expert in the world? Heads are nodding in Breaking Beauty’s sound studio where yes, we sat down with Montreal-based Jennifer Brodeur — dubbed JB Skin Guru by the mighty...||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 43 - GlamGlow Skincare Co-Founder Shannon Dellimore||We're on location in Hollywood to uncover the star-studded story behind GlamGlow||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 42 - The Glow Down: Beauty Real Talk with Influencer Lauryn Evarts Bosstick from The Skinny Confidential (Jaw Surgery, Facial Shaving, Top Shelf Musts and More)||Today we’re chatting with mega influencer Lauryn Evarts Bosstick, the creator of beauty, wellness, and lifestyle blog The Skinny Confidential and co-host of TSC Him & Her Podcast. What you're going to love about Lauryn is her no-filter real...||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 41 - Cheekbone Beauty Founder Jennifer Harper||Cheekbone Beauty, founded by Ojibwe entrepreneur Jennifer Harper in 2016, is bringing indigenous women across North America together through lipstick. The Canadian-made cosmetics brand supports First Nations education through the sale of every...||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 40 - Celebrity Hairstylist Jen Atkin Tells us Everything About the New Dyson AirWrap Innovation. Plus - Hair Trends of the Moment and Which Drugstore Product she Can't Part With (Part 2 of our bonus Sephoria coverage!)||Coming in hot, we have celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin on the mic! It's part 2 of our Bonus #Sephoria episodes (Jen held her very own masterclass on the glitter stage). She’s the founder of Ouai haircare, she created the hugely popular educational...||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 39 - Major! We take you behind-the-scenes at the first ever #Sephoria House of Beauty (Part One)||In this late breaking bonus episode, we’re bringing you all the highlights from #Sephoria - Sephora's first ever House of Beauty event in Los Angeles. In Part 1, we’re bringing you behind-the-scenes from the front row of makeup masterclasses with...||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 38 - The Glow Down Featuring The Best Fall 2018 Beauty Launches and Decoding Color Correction with a Makeup Pro||It is a Damn Goods best in beauty product bonanza episode! We tested all of the buzziest fall launches from that Dyson AirWrap that’s hitting your feed right about now to Chanel's 3-D mascara? We took it for a spin, with a live demo from Chanel’s...||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 37 - Beauty Mogul Bobbi Brown: Founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and Evolution 18||Legendary makeup artist, New York Times best-selling author, wellness guru, hotelier and more - is there anything that Bobbi Brown can't do? Hear all about her humble beginnings: from the 80s working with everyone from Whitney Houston to Jerry Hall...||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 36 - Bonus TIFF Episode: Amber Heard talks red carpet beauty musts, pageant life and women in film||Celebrity red carpet secrets from Aquaman's Amber Heard||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 35 - The Glow Down Featuring Girlboss Founder Sophia Amoruso Plus The Top 5 Retinol Questions, Answered||In episode 35, we have a very special headliner guest: Sophia Amoruso. From Nasty Gal to Queen of Girlbosses, we catch up with her in Toronto at the Shoppers Drug Mart #BeBold beauty event. We get the scoop on what she has planned for the...||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 34 - CND Shellac Nails Co-Founder Jan Arnold||It's not often that a true beauty invention comes along, setting a new standard and spawning legions of knock-offs. But that's exactly what happened when Jan Arnold co-founder of CND, shook the beauty industry with the first-ever hybrid gel...||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 33 - The Glow Down Summer Hot Topics Edition: Inclusivity, Body Positivity and Representation||Pull up a chair and sit in on our lively beauty round table chat where we dissect all of beauty's hottest and most important topics like inclusivity (who's getting it right), representation (sniffing out tokenism), and body positivity (why can't we...||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 32 - BeautyBlender Founder Rea Ann Silva||In 2002, celebrity makeup artist Rea Ann Silva completely shook the makeup world with her ingenious invention - an egg-shaped, reusable makeup sponge that you used wet - the Beauty Blender! Now 17 (!!) of the iconic pink sponges sells every minute...||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 31 - Why Does This Face Oil (That You’ve Probably Never Heard of) Keep Selling out at Sephora?||This episode is in partnership with Biossance skincare. There are a lot of squalane-based products out there, but very few are making headlines for *constantly* selling out at Sephora. If you’ve been listening to Breaking Beauty for awhile,...||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 30 - Part Two: MAC Cosmetics Co-Founder Frank Toskan||It's here - just in time for Canada Day! Welcome to Part 2 of our conversation with M.A.C. Cosmetics Co-Founder Frank Toskan. It's his first interview in four years so we made sure that we got alllll the juicy celebrity moments that helped...||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 30 - Part One: MAC Cosmetics Co-Founder Frank Toskan||In honour of Canada Day, we went straight to the icon of all beauty brands, M.A.C Cosmetics! We sat down with legendary co-founder Frank Toskan, to hear every detail about how the mother of all beauty companies came to be. It was his first...||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 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||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...||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 28 - The Glow Down featuring legendary beauty editor Jane Larkworthy (on the cult of skincare, B.S. beauty trends and intermittent fasting)||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...||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 27 - RMS Beauty Founder Rose-Marie Swift||Rose-Marie Swift is a beauty rebel with a cause||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 26 - TheGlowDown Featuring Skincare Expert Caroline Hirons||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-b******t attitude as she is her incredible skincare knowledge. Lucky for us, we were...||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 25 - Botox Cosmetic Pioneer Dr. Jean Carruthers||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...||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 24 - The Glow Down Hits The Road: Debunking Myths and Serving Truths About Daily Sun Damage||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...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 23 - Saje Wellness Co-Founder Kate Ross Leblanc||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...||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 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,...||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 21 Biologique Recherche's Dr Philippe Allouche||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...||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 20 - The Glow Down Featuring Nora McInerny||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...||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 19 - Invisibobble Co-Founder Sophie Trelles-Tvede||Meet today’s version of the scrunchie, the Invisi…||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 18 - TheGlowdown Featuring Jean Godfrey June, Beauty Director Of Goop||Excuse us while we Fan Girl for a moment. When it…||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 17 - Deciem and The Ordinary Founder Brandon Truaxe||In our latest, by-popular-demand episode, we brin…||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 16 - The Glow Down Ft Fashion Magazine's Lesa Hannah & Suzie Michael; Cosmetic Chemist Stephen Ko||In this episode, we welcome Fashion Magazine’s aw…||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 15 - Smashbox Cosmetics Co-Founder Davis Factor||When your great grandfather invented the term “ma…||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 14 - The Glow Down Featuring Emma Guns, Van Der Pop And Lancome Le Teint Particulier||Welcome to our latest episode of The Glow Down! W…||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 13 - Drunk Elephant Skincare Founder Tiffany Masterson||In this episode, we chat with the founder of Drun…||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 12 - The Glow Down Featuring Full Coverage Podcast Co-Hosts Lindsey Kelk and Harriet Hadfield||In this episode of #TheGlowDown, hear all about C…||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 11 - GLOSSIER FOUNDER EMILY WEISS||She's the Founder and CEO to watch, and she start…||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 10 - The Glow Down Ft. Patrick Ta, Petra Collins, Fenty Beauty & ELLE Canada's Victoria DiPlacido||In this episode - we get the scoop on Toronto Fas…||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 09 - Nudestix Founders Taylor and Ally Frankel||They’re beauty moguls, and they’ve just barely gr…||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 08 - The Glow Down August 18 Featuring Tracey Cunningham and Joyce Bonelli||In our second mid-month episode of The Glow Down …||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 07 - Rodial and Nip + Fab Founder Maria Hatzistefanis||Maria Hatzistefanis is such a beauty boss that sh…||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 06 - The Glow Down Episode July 18 2017 featuring Hung Vanngo||Introducing The Glow Down by Breaking Beauty!! By…||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 05 - Fresh Beauty Co-Founder Lev Glazman||In episode 5, we chat with Lev Glazman, co-founde…||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 04 - Caudalie Skincare Founder Mathilde Thomas||In this episode, we chat with Mathilde Thomas, co…||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 03 - The 7 Virtues Founder Barb Stegemann||In this episode, we chat with Barb Stegemann, soc…||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 02 - Nannette de Gaspe Dry Masks Founder Nannette De Gaspe Beaubien.mp3||Welcome to Breaking Beauty! Behind every beauty b…||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus episode! Get to Know Your Breaking Beauty Hosts Jill and Carlene||In this bonus episode, we take a minute to chat a…||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 01 - Omorovicza Skincare Founder, Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza||Welcome to our premiere podcast! In our first e…||3/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBreakingBeautyPodcastTrailer||A sneak peek of our new beauty podcast!||3/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Accuracy & Context needed
Listening to Ep #50 made me want to write in.
First of all, throwing a mascara out after three months as a rule is insane. The beauty industry has continued to shorten the life of mascara even as technology has improved. I wonder why? None other than fleecing the poor consumer. It totally depends on how much you use the mascara and other factors only the user can determine such as drying out, clumping, contamination, etc.
Really, in three weeks your mascara dries out? Only if you are using it a billion times a day.
And Snapscara comes in four shades, not three.
Maybe I ask too much from beauty editors to check the industry instead of promoting costly nonsense.
Credibility reduced in this pod.
Love everything about it
I love purchasing and talking to others about beauty products so this podcast is so perfect for me. I loved their latest episode mixing beauty and wellness - it was so interesting to see that cross over!
Good content, but the structure is disappointing
Heard my first episode, #26 with Caroline Hirons. The part with Hirons was great, learned something new and it amused me. BUT it took you 20 minutes to get to the topic that you advertised in the tittle and description!!! This made me very frustrated because when I click on something it’s because I am interested in what it advertises. After, I hear the bit with Hirons, you would have me hooked and I’d love to hear about the mascar and whatever other news you have. But by the time I got to hear Hirons I was upset that you’d wasted 20 minutes of my time with information I was not interested in. Good content, but you’re structure disappoints.