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Beauty journalists (and friends!) Jessica Matlin and Jennifer Sullivan bring you the big, juicy world of beauty twice a week. On Wednesdays, they share their insider access to the industry, discuss news and culture through the lens of beauty, and talk about their beauty adventures as well as their favorite fragrances, skincare, and makeup. On Fridays, they interview their favorite people in the business, including celebrities, makeup artists, perfumers, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and more. Delivered with a heavy dose of fun, Fat Mascara is where beauty obsessives can get their fix. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/fatmascara. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Beauty journalists (and friends!) Jessica Matlin and Jennifer Sullivan bring you the big, juicy world of beauty twice a week. On Wednesdays, they share their insider access to the industry, discuss news and culture through the lens of beauty, and talk about their beauty adventures as well as their favorite fragrances, skincare, and makeup. On Fridays, they interview their favorite people in the business, including celebrities, makeup artists, perfumers, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and more. Delivered with a heavy dose of fun, Fat Mascara is where beauty obsessives can get their fix. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/fatmascara. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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United States

Description:

Beauty journalists (and friends!) Jessica Matlin and Jennifer Sullivan bring you the big, juicy world of beauty twice a week. On Wednesdays, they share their insider access to the industry, discuss news and culture through the lens of beauty, and talk about their beauty adventures as well as their favorite fragrances, skincare, and makeup. On Fridays, they interview their favorite people in the business, including celebrities, makeup artists, perfumers, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and more. Delivered with a heavy dose of fun, Fat Mascara is where beauty obsessives can get their fix. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/fatmascara. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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@fatmascara

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep. 456: The White Witch of Perfume with Azzi Glasser

11/25/2022
Helena Bonham Carter calls perfume designer Azzi Glasser a “white witch” for her uncanny ability to transform personalities into scents. Learn how she develops custom fragrances to help actors like Jude Law, Alicia Vikander, and Orlando Bloom get into character for their movie roles and how she creates bespoke perfumes for private clients such as Kylie Minogue and Cindy Crawford. Plus, she talks about bottling the smell of rain; why the scent of Play-Doh is so addictive, and how to...

Duration:00:57:53

Ep. 455: Trend Predictions, Allergens in Natural Skincare & The Week’s Beauty News

11/23/2022
We’re in a festive mood, Tom Ford is feeling f*cking fabulous, and Jess is taking us through a new beauty trend report that’s (unintentionally) laced with gallows humor. Anti-aging is out! The “me mentality” is in! We’ve all got “hyper fatigue,” and the Kardashians are alienating fans with their talk of dieting. There's also been an uptick in contact dermatitis recently, and experts say natural skincare may be causing some of those skin rashes. Plus, we raise our wands to small-business...

Duration:00:48:43

Ep. 454: Paulina Porizkova Unfiltered

11/18/2022
Writer, actress, and (super)model Paulina Porizkova—whose memoir, No Filter, came out this week—has a lot to say about our society’s fixation on youth and its fear of nudity. We talk about that, plus so much more: beauty culture under communist rule, navigating dating apps as a (very tall) 57-year-old woman, how the #metoo movement affected the modeling industry, and how her honesty has gotten her in trouble in the...

Duration:01:02:09

Ep. 453: Scent-Styling, Subscription Boxes & The Week’s Beauty News

11/16/2022
We’re answering so many pressing questions this week: Are beauty subscription boxes still worth getting? Why are interior designers offering scent-styling to clients? What does the EmFace treatment feel like? (Jenn tried it.) And, most importantly: Do people look like their dogs? Plus, Jess may finally convince Jenn to watch Real Housewives, a listener raises a wand to a hand cream, and we share a powder, cream, and liquid bronzer we...

Duration:00:47:40

Ep. 452: The Celebrification of Beauty & Fashion with Journalist Amy ODell

11/11/2022
Our interview with journalist Amy ODell, creator of the Substack newsletter Back Row and author of Anna: The Biography, brings together several themes that have been top of mind on Fat Mascara lately: trend saturation in fashion and beauty; the evolution of media; individual action vs. public policy when it comes to sustainability; and—of course!—the celebrity infiltration of the beauty industry. Plus, we talk about dangerous shoes, bleached eyebrows, and why wellness culture is here to...

Duration:00:45:43

Ep. 451: Hyaluronic Acid, Vintage Perfume & The Week’s Beauty News

11/9/2022
Why is hyaluronic acid in pretty much every skincare product—and is it always helpful? Plus, the trend report that predicts virtual influencers will replace humans by 2027; how the scent of flowers is changing as the climate warms (and what that means for perfume); the first hair-relaxer lawsuit related to uterine cancer; and why Liquid Death (the water that murders your thirst) is so popular. We’re also raising wands to a deodorant that smells like figs, a beauty content creator you should...

Duration:00:44:18

Ep. 450: Sexy, Expensive & Controversial with Makeup Artist Marcelo Gutierrez

11/4/2022
Makeup artist and filmmaker Marcelo Gutierrez does sexy, expensive, and sometimes controversial work, but never without sensitivity. Jess talks to him about his serendipitous start in the business, his celebrity clientele (Dua Lipa, Lily-Rose Depp), his influences, and how his identity informs his art. shopmy.us/collections/31511fatmascara.com/blogshopmy.us/collections/85592Fat Mascara Raising a Wand@fatmascara@jessicamatlin@jenn_editinfo@fatmascara.com646-481-8182 Become a member at...

Duration:00:37:34

Ep. 449: Olivia Wilde Says She's From Another Planet (Replay)

11/2/2022
Filmmaker and actress Olivia Wilde is here to talk about her beauty growing pains, adventures in hair dye and microblading, raising her daughter to have a healthy relationship with beauty, and more. Plus, she tells Jenn how and why she became a "brand activist" for True Botanicals (Jess was busy with all things Fashion Week when we recorded). FYI: This interview originally aired in September, 2018. We’ll be back on Friday with all new...

Duration:00:31:53

Ep. 448: Hair Relaxers, Cosmetic Injectables & The Week’s Beauty News

10/26/2022
We’ve got the details on a new study that found a connection between hair relaxers and uterine cancer, plus an update on the makeup-free Miss England contestant and some thoughts on Jared Leto. After that, we’re talking about current trends in cosmetic injectables with Samantha Kerr, PhD, the chief science officer of Merz Aesthetics, in a segment sponsored by Xeomin, an FDA-approved treatment used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows...

Duration:00:26:00

Ep. 447: Aromatherapy Can Do That with Denise LaPalm

10/21/2022
Anxiety? Stress? Aromatherapy can help with that—and also pain management, lack of energy, and so much more. Certified aromatherapist Denise LaPalm, the founder (and Chief Stress Officer!) of L'Beauxtique is here to talk about the difference between essential oils and carrier oils, share some of her favorite oils and tips for getting a better night’s sleep, and explain why not all aromatherapists love lavender.shopmy.us/collections/31511fatmascara.com/blogshopmy.us/collections/80450Fat...

Duration:00:40:43

Ep. 446: Top 10 Perfumes, Beauty’s Dumping Ground & The Week’s Beauty News

10/19/2022
You know we love a quiz, so indulge us while we discuss our recent seasonal color analyses and how much we learned (there's also a Color Guru discount code if you want to get your colors done!). Then, let’s discuss the beauty industry’s dirty secret: Many unused cosmetic formulas get thrown out. Now, one company may have a solution to the problem. Plus, we share the Top 10 perfumes in the U.S.; talk about a new study showing how makeup makes you more attractive; and report on a dermatologist...

Duration:00:33:14

Ep. 445: Gen Z Beauty Trends with Marina Mansour

10/14/2022
What are the skintellectuals putting on their faces? Why is the “clean girl” aesthetic problematic? Is Beauty (with a capital B) becoming more democratic? Marina Mansour, vice president of beauty and wellness for the Gen Z entertainment company Kyra, guides us through the state of beauty for Gen Z (teens and young adults ages 13 - 25 in 2022). Enjoy the sharp trend analysis and helpful beauty advice—but also the glazed-donut nails, glowy sunscreen, and vanilla-scented...

Duration:00:53:03

Ep. 444: How 24-7 Camera Culture Affects Beauty Standards & This Week’s Beauty News

10/12/2022
What does seeing our own faces all day long mean for the future of makeup application, our mental health, and more? Let’s talk about it. Plus: passport photo makeup; Dove’s study of toxic beauty standards; how perfume made its way into video games; why Dua Lipa is investing in a beauty brand instead of starting one; Ozzy Osbourne’s limited-edition makeup. And thank you to all the listeners who are submitting their fall fragrance recommendations! We’ll share a...

Duration:00:32:21

Ep. 443: How to Live Your Best Half with Naomi Watts

10/7/2022
Actress Naomi Watts wants to have a conversation about menopause—and we are here for it! We chat about cultural attitudes toward aging, whether the “last f**kable day” is still a thing, why menopause was a taboo topic for our moms and their moms, and why that needs to change. Plus, she shares the secrets she’s learned to living her best half (aka, the second half of her life); how she’s dealt with all the changes that happen “scalp to vag” before, during, and after menopause; her new brand,...

Duration:00:42:06

Ep. 442: Flesh-Colored Water, Hugimals & The Week’s Beauty News

10/5/2022
This podcast is for “all the beauties,” as Olivier Rousteing likes to say. We’re talking about his Balmain beauty play; the Gen X and millennial natural brands staging comebacks; Beauty Pie’s new refillable Unlipstick; and our dislike of foundation that’s too sheer (flesh-colored water) & lipstick that’s not comforting (lip-colored water). Plus, let’s raise some wands to two amazing fall fragrances and Hugimals, the weighted stuffed animals we’re obsessed...

Ep. 441: How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help Your Skin With Sandra Lanshin Chiu

9/30/2022
What’s the difference between gua sha, face-rolling, lymphatic drainage, face massage, and facial exercise? And what can these techniques actually do for your skin? Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist Sandra Lanshin Chiu is here to tell us. Plus, she explains some of the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), tells us about the cultural history of facial gua sha, and shares her favorite facial mists and oils. shopmy.us/collections/75720fatmascara.com/blogFat Mascara Raising a...

Duration:00:59:55

Ep. 440: What Scientists Learned from the Beauty Behaviors of 93,158 People & The Week’s Beauty News

9/28/2022
Jess’s co-working space smells like Le Labo, Jenn tried a “body-remodeling” treatment, and evolutionary scientists learned some fascinating things about why humans beautify themselves (e.g., apply makeup, bathe, etc.) from a huge global survey. We’re also talking about the viral post from a hair stylist who was fed up with know-it-all clients; a stinky perfume factory in Florida; Danessa Myricks's genius Blurring Balm Powder; the Beauty of Joseon sunscreen worth the hype; and The Best Pencil...

Duration:00:31:29

Ep. 439: How Dr. Shereene Idriss Became the PillowtalkDerm

9/23/2022
Board-certified dermatologist Shereene Idriss, MD, is here to share everything she learned about beauty industry B.S. while she was creating her new skincare line, PillowtalkDerm. She explains how product development usually works (and how it should work), why the language on skincare products is so confusing, the reason she decided to focus on melasma and discoloration, and how to find other #skinfluencers you can trust online. Plus: She shares her favorite makeup, sunscreen, and...

Duration:00:47:09

Ep. 438: Skin Cycling, Makeup-Free Miss England, Daxxify & The Week’s Beauty News

9/21/2022
Should you be cycling your skincare? And is it just a fad or actually good for your complexion? We discuss! Plus, let’s talk about the first Miss England contestant to compete without makeup; the cosmetic injectable Daxxify; water-based perfume; Emface (a non-invasive facial tightening treatment); and why ColourPop Cosmetics thought a collaboration with J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter was a good idea. Plus, a listener tried Hailey Bieber’s favorite Paula Choice serum and tells us how it...

Duration:00:40:35

Ep. 437: How to Enjoy Being Naked, with Emily Morse

9/16/2022
Sexologist Emily Morse, host of the Sex With Emily podcast, is here to talk about body enjoyment. She explains how to feel more confident naked (her tips are helpful, we swear!), the truth about why porn stars in XXX films look the way they do, why there’s a stigma around using lube, and which beauty products can actually make people feel sexier. Plus, there’s lots of great sex advice, like how to talk to your partner about their body (and your body), how to get more of what you want, and...