Breaking Beauty Podcast
Breaking Beauty Podcast
Dear Media, Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins
Longtime beauty editors Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins are here to tell you what’s good, uncovering the breakthrough people, products and moments in beauty – every single Wednesday! Tune in to hear inspiring stories behind the most iconic, best-selling beauty products and how they came to be, straight from the founders themselves like Glossier’s Emily Weiss and Tata Harper. Plus, get insights and tips from the brilliant minds shaping today’s trends and ideas, from Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist Makeup By Mario, to skincare guru Dr. Pimple Popper and hair pro Jen Atkin. With #damngood beauty product reviews – skincare, haircare and makeup and more – you won’t want to buy a thing before tuning in. Co-Creators: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Join the Breaking Beauty Podcast conversation: Visit our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com Follow us on Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast Follow us on http://Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Join our Private Facebook Group Simply search “Breaking Beauty Podcast Chat Room” Call us anytime: 1-844-227-0302 Theme Music used with permission, courtesy of Saya. Produced by Dear Media.
How To Treat Dark Circles, Undereye Bags & Wrinkles With Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Lara Devgan
Last week in episode 144 we asked dermatologist Dr. Mamina Turegano to weigh in on all the non-invasive ways to treat dark circles, puffiness, under-eye bags and more. BUT we all know that there’s only so much an eye cream can do, and that’s why we invited Manhattan-based cosmetic surgeon Dr. Lara Devgan on the mic today to continue the conversation. She fills us in on everything there is to know about treating hooded eyelids, dark circles, puffiness, under-eye bags and more, including the #glowdown on costs/downtimes/potential risks when you go the surgical route. We learned so much (fox eye trend! fat transfers! plasma pens!), and know you will too.    For any products or procedures mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter,  Join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.    Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast!    APOSTROPHEGet your first visit with a board-certified dermatologist on Apostrophe.com for FREE with the code: BEAUTY. This code is only available to Breaking Beauty listeners and you won’t find it anywhere else.  Use code: BEAUTY at sign up and get the visit for free! To get started go to Apostrophe.com and click “begin visit.” SAKARASakara is a nutrition company that focuses on overall wellness, starting with what you eat. For a limited time, get 25% off your entire order when you go to Sakara.com and enter code BEAUTYEARLYACCESS at checkout. BOLL AND BRANCHBoll and Branch make the softest, most comfortable bedding made from certified organic cotton. Get $50 off any sheet set at bollandbranch.com with promo code BEAUTY. Restrictions may apply.  See BollandBranch.com for details.   *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*   Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya
 Produced by Dear Media Studio
Nov 25
47 min
Derm-Approved Ways to Treat Dark Circles, Undereye Bags & More with #TikTokDoc Dr. Mamina Turegano
Do we really need an eye cream? In today’s episode, we set out to answer that very question, with triple-board certified dermatologist Dr. Mamina Turegano, who’s earned nearly half a million TikTok followers with her viral, edu-tainment skincare videos. Dr. Mamina walks us through the causes and treatments for dark circles, undereye puffiness and crow’s feet, including the eye creams that actually wield results, the single at-home gadget that’s worked on her, and the very latest in-office treatments.    Be sure to tune in next week, when we continue our all about eyes exploration with Manhattan-based plastic surgeon Dr. Lara Devgan, with the 101 on solutions that pick up where derm-treatments and eye creams simply can’t. Fox eyes, blepharoplasty and its alternatives, fat transfers – you’ll learn the costs, benefits, downtime and more in the second installment of this two-part special all about your most important, above-the-mask feature.   For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog   Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.    Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! Apostrophe:Get your first visit with a board-certified dermatologist on Apostrophe.com for FREE with the code: BEAUTY. This code is only available to Breaking Beauty listeners and you won’t find it anywhere else.  Use code: BEAUTY at sign up and get the visit for free! To get started go to Apostrophe.com and click “begin visit.”  Purple: Experience The Purple Grid and you’ll sleep like never before! Go to purple.com/beauty10, and use promo code beauty10. For a limited time you’ll get 10% off any order of $200 or more!  Terms apply.  *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*   Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya
 Produced by Dear Media Studio
Nov 18
34 min
It's Our #DamnGood Holiday Gift Guide!
Attention Holiday Shoppers! Because the art of gift giving is far from cancelled, Jill and Carlene round up their favourite beauty bundles, baubles and stocking stuffers bound to bring joy to somebody’s face. Carlene crunches the numbers for Sephora’s deluxe skincare kits to find out, which one exactly is the best bang for your buck (aka you’re going to save more than you spend, for reals!)  Then, your charming hosts propose the best pampering gifts to make friends and family feel like 2020 didn’t happen — for a moment, anyway — along with their pick for the perfect host gift for the most intimate of holiday quarantine gatherings. Covering the bestest in skincare, haircare, grooming, makeup, fragrance and more, stay tuned until the end to find which game-changing gift is such a #damngood dupe, you’ll be crying “Start the Car!”   For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.    Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! ApostropheApostrophe is a prescription skincare company that connects you with a dermatologist online to help meet your skincare goals. Get your first visit on Apostrophe.com for FREE with the code: BEAUTY. Hum NutritionHUM creates vitamins for skin, body and mood, and they have a special offer just for our listeners. Go to HUMNutrition.com and use code ​BEAUTY​ for 15% off your first order of $29 or more. SakaraSakara is a nutrition company that delivers plant-based, chef-crafted meals anywhere in the U.S. For a limited time, take advantage of their only sale of the year with 25% off your entire order when you go to Sakara.com and enter code BEAUTYEARLYACCESS at checkout.   *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*   Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya
 Produced by Dear Media Studio
Nov 11
48 min
Sharon Chuter, Founder of Uoma Beauty
Today, we welcome Uoma Beauty founder Sharon Chuter, whose Pull Up For Change initiative made headlines when it launched in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests earlier this year. The Nigerian-born activist fills us in on how the powerful social media movement that challenges companies to reveal their diversity reports or stop with the performative posts, is still making major headway today. (Plus, you’ll find out which beauty brand surprised Sharon by continuing to pull up.) But first, you’ll hear the burning backstory behind Uoma Beauty, including the moments in Sharon’s career working at illustrious beauty conglomerates that compelled her to develop the first “Afropolitan” beauty brand in the biz. Find out why Uoma’s 51 shades of the award-winning foundation go beyond a dazzling array of hues, offering up not one but six formulas that cater to every type on the Fitzpatrick scale, from very pale to deepest dark. Finally, we’ll catch you up on the important cause, #EndSARS, that Sharon is advocating for today, along with her sage advice for tapping into what we’re calling “Big Sharon Energy.” Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter,  Join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog   PROMO CODES   Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the making of Breaking Beauty Podcast!  Hum NutritionHelp bring skin, body, hormones and mood into balance by taking the quiz at HUMNutrition.com to get individualized product recommendations from their team of registered dieticians. Use code BEAUTY to get 15% off your first order of $29+. Got MilkLearn more about milk’s nutrients at www.whatcantmilkdo.ca, because really, what can’t milk do?   *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*   Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya
 Produced by Dear Media Studio
Nov 4
48 min
15+ Ways to Make Your Vanity Instagram-Worthy With Curation Queens Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo of A Thing or Two
Who’s up for a little re-decorating while we’re spending so much time at home? The perfect duo to help us out are Brooklyn-based curation queens Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo of A Thing or Two. You may remember them from the wildly popular (and sadly shuttered) e-commerce platform “Of a Kind,” where their knack for identifying the next big things in shopping and design landed them a spot on Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list, while Fashionista dubbed them the “Most Influential People in New York Fashion Right Now.”    In today’s episode, Claire and Erica dish on every single thing you could want to create your dream beauty space, from the perfect double-duty vanity desk, to the best makeup organizers, to the ‘it’ wall colours, dry flower advice, shower curtains and more! (Guys, we even got excited about trash cans?! ) If you haven’t already, sign up for Claire and Erica’s “10 Things” newsletter, where they expand their enthusiasm for new discoveries across even more lifestyle topics. You won’t wanna shop for your home without their two cents!   Btw - podswap alert! We will be featured on Erica and Claire’s show, A Thing or Two, this week, where we’re discussing the biggest beauty industry trends in 2020.   For any products mentioned in this episode, check out our blog, where we’ve linked them all for you! www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog   PROMO CODES:   Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast!    AurateAurate is fine jewelry, founded by women for women. For 15% off your first Aurate purchase, go to AurateNewYork.com/breakingbeauty and use promo code BREAKINGBEAUTY.  Sakara Sakara is a wellness company that delivers organic, plant-rich meals and functional products to doorsteps nationwide. Sakara is offering our listeners 20% off their first order when they go to sakara.com/beauty or enter code BEAUTY at checkout.  Hum Nutrition HUM creates vitamins for skin, body and mood, and they have a special offer just for our listeners: go to HUMNutrition.com and use code ​BEAUTY​ for 15% off your first order of $29 or more.Got Milk Learn more about milk’s nutrients at whatcantmilkdo.ca, because really, What can’t milk do?   Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter and ioin our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.   *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*   Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya
 Produced by Dear Media Studio  
Oct 28
38 min
You Won't Believe These #DamnGood Under $15 Beauty Finds!
Does our Breaking Beauty #Fam love a deal or what? We’ve gone deep in the drugstore aisles this season to round up the latest cheap thrills and get this: every #damngood product we recommend is under $15!! Starting with two contenders to treat maskne and irritation, you’ll hear about a new K-Beauty pimple patch that can be worn beneath your makeup, along with a hydrogel face mask that’s designed to be worn under PPE. Is it a gimmick or a great? Jill asks her friend Betthany – who’s an actual ER nurse – to put it to the test!    Plus, has Carlene found dupes for Sol De Janeiro’s Fragrance-Free Body Cream and Rare Beauty’s Soft Pinch Liquid Blush? You betcha. She also discovers an undereye concealer that you might decide to trade in your eye cream for. Another great tubing mascara that costs less than your Starbucks order, Glossier’s new enviro-friendly soap bar (with a campaign that’s giving us all the feels) and the one Instagram-worthy hand sanitizer – you’re not going to want to miss this money-saving, skin-craving, dope ass episode!   For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog   Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter,  Join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.    Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast!    Hum Nutrition Help bring skin, body, hormones and mood into balance by taking the quiz at HUMNutrition.com to get individualized product recommendations from their team of registered dieticians. Use code BEAUTY to get 15% off your first order of $29+.   Purple Experience “The Purple Grid” and you’ll sleep like never before! Go to Purple.com/beauty10, and use promo code beauty10 for a limited time offer of 10% off any order of $200 or more.Got MilkLearn more about milk’s nutrients at www.whatcantmilkdo.ca, because really, what can’t milk do?  *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*   Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya
 Produced by Dear Media Studio
Oct 21
52 min
Founder of Dr. Sturm Skincare, Dr. Barbara Sturm
German skincare founder Dr. Barbara Sturm has earned a cult celebrity following that includes Kim Kardashian, Hailey Bieber and Bella Hadid.  On the cusp of her newest outpost touching down in West Hollywood very soon –  you’re about to find out why the brand’s spa facials and Molecular Cosmetics line have become coveted around the world for delivering the famous #sturmglow. Turns out, this doctor-backed line of luxury skincare isn’t your typical dermatological range. Dr. Sturm is rather a medical aesthetics doctor by trade, a trained orthopedist who once worked on the team who treated Kobe Bryant using PRP (plasma-rich platelet) therapy – the very injectable that inspired her to pioneer the “Vampire Facial”. We ask Dr. Sturm about the bespoke, $1,400 MC1 “Blood” Cream she invented for her elite clientele that uses proteins from your own blood to promote your skin’s ability to heal itself. Then, stay tuned as she explains the ethos behind her eponymous retail range – premium formulas that shun chemical exfoliation. And just why is the Hyaluronic Serum $300 when The Ordinary’s HA costs only $6? Breaking Beauty fans wanna know!   For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog   Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter,  join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.  Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! Boll and Branch Breaking Beauty listeners can get $50 off any sheet set at www.BOLLANDBRANCH.com with PROMO CODE BEAUTY. Restrictions may apply. See www.BOLLANDBRANCH.com for details.  Dairy Farmers of Ontario Learn more about milk’s 15 essential nutrients at whatcantmilkdo.ca, because really, what can’t milk do?    *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*   Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya
 Produced by Dear Media Studio
Oct 14
32 min
Shaughnessy Otsuji is the Restorative Tattoo Artist Changing People’s Lives
In today’s episode, Jill sits down – pre-Covid times – with the restorative tattoo artist who’s about to become Los Angeles’ next big brow guru. It’s Shaughnessy Otsuji, co-founder of Studio Sashiko in Vancouver, who’s bringing her coveted “fluffy brows” to a new location in La-La Land next. Shaughnessy’s hyper-realistic approach to natural, microbladed brows has earned a celebrity clientele that includes Bachelorette stars Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jillian Harris – the pro even has her own Instagram filter!    But what really sets Shaughnessy’s work apart is her 3-D, fine art tattoo renderings that far surpass the mighty microblade. Camouflaging scars, disguising stretch marks, even restoring nipples for breast cancer survivors – Shaughnessy and her team’s skills are seriously changing people’s lives. If you’ve ever dreamed of getting back to the brows you once had when you were twelve, tune in as she fills us in on the difference between microblading, brow lacquer, brow lamination and who is the best candidate for each. And, you won’t wanna miss where this trailblazer is taking restorative tattooing next – it’s truly, where no microblader has gone before.   For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog   Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter, our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.    Sponsors When you support our sponsors, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast.    Rory Rory is a digital health clinic just for women that can help treat all of your skin concerns. Go to hellorory.com/beauty for a FREE consultation and to get your first, personalized treatment for $5.  Dairy Farmers of Ontario Learn more about milk’s 15 essential nutrients at whatcantmilkdo.ca because really, what can’t milk do?  *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*   Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya
 Produced by Dear Media Studio
Oct 7
43 min
Rare Beauty! Byredo Makeup! The Perf Transitional Cleanser! Our #DamnGood Fall 2020 Beauty Haul Has Arrived
We’re back with a fresh AF #damngoods episode! First up, there’s so.much.makeup 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. We also introduce you to a hurricane-proof tubing mascara, 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 early – consider this your ultimate Quart-What? fall beauty haul. 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!  As always, we’ll list any products mentioned in this episode on our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog   Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter,  Join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.    Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast!    RORYRory connects you with a healthcare professional online to see if prescription skincare is right for you. It’s free to chat with the doctor, and your first order is just $5! Go to hellorory.com/BEAUTY to try out Nightly Defense for just $5. *Eligibility requirements and additional terms apply.   Native Switch to Native today by going to nativedeo.com/beauty20 or use promo code beauty20 at checkout, and get 20% your first order. *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*   Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya
 Produced by Dear Media Studio
Sep 30
56 min
Huda Beauty Founder Huda Kattan
Huda Kattan, Dubai-based founder and CEO of Huda Beauty, has been named one of the “Richest  Self-Made Women” in the world. The Iraqi-American makeup artist was an O.G. in the YouTuber space, and she’s still one of the most followed personalities on Instagram, with a whopping 47 million fans following her every move. Today, Huda shares the origin story behind the brand, starting with the Kardashian-adored false eyelashes that were an instant hit at Sephora, along with emotional insights on the sacrifices made along the way.   We find out why Huda is calling Wishful Skincare’s latest launch, the Get Even Rose Oil, her “Magic Oil.”  You’ll also discover her #1 drugstore foundation, the $$$ skincare item that she claims is completely worth the $500 price tag, along with the self-care practice she’s adapted during quarantine that involves “future energy...”   Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Twitter,  Join our private Facebook group

, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our blog: www.breakingbeautypodcast.com/blog   Thank you to our show partners. When you support them, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast!    *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*   Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya
 Produced by Dear Media Studio
Sep 23
48 min
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