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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!

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!
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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!

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Episodes

Ep 43 - GlamGlow Skincare Co-Founder Shannon Dellimore

11/27/2018
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Pinch us! In this Hollywood edition of Breaking Beauty, we sat down with Shannon Dellimore, co-founder of the one and only GlamGlow. One of the fastest growing indie beauty brands around, GlamGlow launched in 2011 with just one product: a mysterious mud that had been passed around from celebrity to celebrity in unmarked jars to clear up imperfections and create a spa-style glow in 15 minutes flat. But this isn’t just a studio recording y’all. We were lucky enough to be invited into Glam...

Duration:00:38:36

Ep 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)

11/14/2018
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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 talk about everything from boob jobs to face shaving and even her must have product for between the sheets (plus the jaw surgery completely changed her life). She's a skincare junkie too and we go deeeeeep on her top shelf. Want to know more about the...

Ep 41 - Cheekbone Beauty Founder Jennifer Harper

10/31/2018
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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 lipstick, and in its Instagram feed you’ll see hundreds of indigenous and non-indigenous women alike wearing knock-out shades that can rival Nars, M.A.C and Kat Von D. (Just ask Carlene, who kept getting asked what hot pink and coral lipsticks she was...

Duration:00:41:39

Ep 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!)

10/25/2018
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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 website, Mane Addicts, by and for hair professionals, she’s a Dyson ambassador and she works with Hollywood’s elite, from the Kardashians to the Jenners to Chrissy Teigen and Bella Hadid. And while we may have missed out on Jen Atkin’s sold-out...

Duration:00:19:31

Ep 39 - Major! We take you behind-the-scenes at the first ever #Sephoria House of Beauty (Part One)

10/25/2018
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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 Makeup By Mario and Daniel Martin, plus we detail who we saw, what exclusive product debuts we experienced (Hello Fenty Fairy Bomb!), and which products are worth the spend. Look for Part 2 in your feed tomorrow where we get up-close-and-personal...

Duration:00:43:37

Ep 38 - The Glow Down Featuring The Best Fall 2018 Beauty Launches and Decoding Color Correction with a Makeup Pro

10/12/2018
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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 national makeup artist Julie Cusson. And Shiseido's re-vamp of their cosmetics line? We hand-picked the standouts, while makeup artist to the stars Patrick Ta gives us his top tip for finding your best nude lip shade (because Carlene so often gets...

Duration:00:43:28

Ep 37 - Beauty Mogul Bobbi Brown: Founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and Evolution 18

9/25/2018
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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 before she went on to create the OG no makeup-makeup line at a time when every other cosmetic brand was still about selling sex in a lipstick. Just try to figure out Bobbi Brown Cosmetics’ best-seller—is it the foundation stick, the gel eyeliner,...

Duration:00:37:26

Ep 36 - Bonus TIFF Episode: Amber Heard talks red carpet beauty musts, pageant life and women in film

9/19/2018
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It’s TIFF time again! And that means Carlene and Jill have breaking beauty news on all the top red carpet looks at the Toronto International Film Festival, and they sit down with newest L’Oréal ambassador Amber Heard. She’s made crew with Justice League in the upcoming blockbuster, Aquaman, as the flame-haired Mera; she’s a real-life activist; and she’s a former pageant girl. Listen in as the Texan actress dishes on her latest film, Her Smell, starring Elizabeth Moss as part of a kick-ass,...

Duration:00:19:30

EP 35 - The Glow Down Featuring Girlboss Founder Sophia Amoruso Plus The Top 5 Retinol Questions, Answered

9/13/2018
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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 Girlboss Gang next, to the makeup currently on the fashion influencer’s #topshelf, why she ditched her hair extensions and what his-and-her tattoos Sophia had inked with her boyfriend. Plus, we get the backstory on which of her famously fearless Instagram...

Duration:00:30:57

Ep 34 - CND Shellac Nails Co-Founder Jan Arnold

8/28/2018
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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 polish, Shellac, back in 2010. Suddenly, women could walk out of nail salons in seconds, grabbing their keys without a worry in the world about damaging their perfect, gel-look manicure—that could last up to an astonishing four weeks. Fast-forward to...

Duration:00:43:29

Ep 33 - The Glow Down Summer Hot Topics Edition: Inclusivity, Body Positivity and Representation

8/14/2018
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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 accept ourselves like we do others?). Joining Carlene and Jill today are some very special guests. Welcome to YouTube beauty creator Aysha Harun (a.k.a Aysha Abdul) the gorgeous Bree Ahmed, who self-identifies as a plus-sized model and recently...

Duration:00:45:25

Ep 32 - BeautyBlender Founder Rea Ann Silva

7/27/2018
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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 around the world. It's beloved by makeup artists like @MakeupByMario and @LotStar and celebs like Kylie Jenner as well as makeup novices - who all embrace the way it makes your foundation go on quickly and seamlessly. Now, the makeup artist has...

Duration:00:43:53

Ep 31 - Why Does This Face Oil (That You’ve Probably Never Heard of) Keep Selling out at Sephora?

7/17/2018
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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, you know we love a best-seller, so we needed to know why everyone loves this sleeper hit of a brand, including Queer Eye's Johnathan Van Ness who has been spotted with it in his bag of grooming tricks. Squalane is skincare's buzziest ingredient right...

Duration:00:24:33

Ep 30 - Part Two: MAC Cosmetics Co-Founder Frank Toskan

6/29/2018
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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 catapult M.A.C to household name status (a young Lady Gaga, Madonna and Linda Evangelista were all involved). Don't miss the rebellious acts that had department stores up in arms, like hiring crossdressing makeup artists, and giving out condoms at beauty...

Duration:00:28:48

Ep 30 - Part One: MAC Cosmetics Co-Founder Frank Toskan

6/28/2018
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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 interview in four years and in fact, we chatted for so long, we couldn't squeeze it into one episode! In Part 1, hear all the deets dedicated to the trailblazing brand that paved the way to so many modern, inclusive beauty lines today. With its...

Duration:00:30:21

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

6/21/2018
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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 Kattan, Leandra Cohen and Jay Manuel, as they discuss the challenges...

Duration:00:48:17

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

6/13/2018
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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...

Duration:00:46:18

Ep 27 - RMS Beauty Founder Rose-Marie Swift

5/31/2018
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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...

Duration:00:45:53

Ep 26 - TheGlowDown Featuring Skincare Expert Caroline Hirons

5/16/2018
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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,...

Duration:00:28:11

Ep 25 - Botox Cosmetic Pioneer Dr. Jean Carruthers

5/2/2018
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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...

Duration:00:37:54