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Breaking Beauty Podcast

Dear Media, Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins

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Get ready with us! We’re Jill and Carlene, two longtime beauty editors who have seen it all and swatched it all, and now we’re here to tell you what’s good. Whether you’re searching for the latest insider-fave foundation, building a gimmick-free skincare routine, or interested in exploring culture through a beauty lens, tune in every Wednesday for epic guests like Makeup By Mario, Dr. Pimple Popper and Jonathan Van Ness (say what?!) Plus, don’t miss our monthly #DamnGood reviews of trending ...
 
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Bennifer is engaged again, Britney Spears is pregnant and Lindsay Lohan has three movie deals. Long live Y2K! This week, we’re welcoming late 90s makeup mogul, the legendary Stila Founder Jeanine Lobell. We get the scoop on her brand new line, Neen, a Gen Z-inspired, monthly makeup subscription card that allows you to brilliantly test out formulas …
 
There’s no denying it, the MET Gala is the new Oscars – as far as fashion goes. In today’s episode, we’re dissecting all of the beauty looks worth discussing, from Kim Kardashian’s bleachy ode to Marilyn Monroe to Nikki Minaj’s brow-to-boob crystal embellishments, Lucy Boynton’s rhinestone lashes and more! Plus, find out which celebrity debuted her…
 
Today’s episode is a masterclass in everything you’ve ever wanted to know about boob jobs with NYC-based, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lara Devgan. Some of *the* most premium A-list celebrities trust Dr. Devgan for her artful and exacting eye, and we’re asking her all the questions we’d want answered if we were ever considering breast enhanc…
 
Saie Beauty launched four months before the pandemic, but instead of closing up shop, it managed to slay anyway. Today, Saie founder Laney Crowell takes us back to her roots growing up in France, China and Los Angeles, before building her beauty start in the cut-throat world of fashion magazines. (She even interviewed to be Anna Wintour’s assistant…
 
It’s a #DamnGood, spring skin care special! First, we break down Glow Recipe’s highly-anticipated, first ever sunscreen (and point out a striking similarity to a Rihanna fave.) Then, we unpack Curél’s affordable, ceramide-packed moisturizing spray that sold out within days of landing on Amazon in North America. And, are you here for the “beauty sna…
 
Palm Beach-based certified trichologist Bridgette Hill is entering the chat on stress-induced hair loss, alopecia, receding hairlines in women, seborrheic dermatitis and more. We’re even finding out whether baseball caps are bad for boyfriends, hunny! Dubbed “The Scalp Therapist,” Bridgette is a former hair colorist who’s worked on editorial shoots…
 
This week’s guest is Sofie Pavitt, the Welsh-born, NYC-based esthetician known as the “IRL Face Tuner” on Instagram. Her jaw-dropping before-and-afters for acne, scarring and hyperpigmentation have caught the attention of Glossier Founder Emily Weiss – not to mention Allure, IntoTheGloss, The Cut and Byrdie.com, who named Sofie “Esthetician of the …
 
Celebrating Breaking Beauty Podcast’s 5th anniversary, 4.5+ million downloads and over 150 guests, this week’s episode is an audible beauty party – and you’re invited! Tune in as we introduce “Haul of Fame,” a shoppable curation of only the most iconic, game-changing products that we’ve talked about in the past – all in one place. Plus, to mark the…
 
Meet our new podfam, Hunter McGrady and Michaela McGrady, hosts of Model Citizen Podcast! Hunter and Michaela are the Hollywood-bred sisters and curve models who are slaying the body positivity game, collectively earning multiple Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue spreads, landing covetable campaigns with the likes of Skims and Good American and par…
 
Clayton Hawkins is the wig-wearing, vintage hot tool-collecting hairstylist to Olivia Rodrigo, Dove Cameron and Emily in Paris’ Ashley Park. Today, we’re diving deep into his tickle trunk, as Clayton decodes the hottest hair trends of 2022, so far. The “shullett,” bottleneck bangs, Y2K baby braids – we’re covering it all, honey. We find out the exa…
 
Between her unmistakable Massachusetts accent and her next-level looks, TikTok makeup artist Mikayla Nogueira has earned 10.4 million followers in just 2 years. In today’s episode, Mikayla reflects on her epic metamorphosis, from apprenticing as a special FX makeup artist at her father’s haunted house, to her very first viral TikTok video where, sc…
 
Calling all #materialgirls! If you’re feeling the effects of inflation so hard rn, get ready to slash your beauty bill with the Spring 2022 drugstore edition of the #DamnGoods. In today’s episode, Jill gets her hands on a K-Beauty essence made from 90% snail mucin (don’t worry, it’s cruelty-free, everyone). Plus, we hear all about the return of a c…
 
Today’s back-to-basics skincare topic is: exfoliation! We’re welcoming "Rihanna-Approved" esthetician Sean Garrette, who knows as much about beauty products as he does your epidermis. Featured in Vogue, Into The Gloss, Allure and InStyle, the New York-based facialist is making the world of skin accessible, inclusive, genderless – and stylish af (ju…
 
Cue the adorable awwws, today’s cameo guest is Carlene’s hubby of 15 years, Kevin! Tune in to find out what he thinks about plastic surgery, along with which grooming products have made MVP’s in his getting ready skin and hair care routine. But first, we’re talking Black History Month beauty news, including a thought-provoking new beauty podcast, p…
 
The Lunar New Year is here! Today’s mood is optimistic with news of the return of Stila’s makeup founder and the rumored expansion of Fenty Beauty. Then, we’re joined by Beverly Hills brow pro and Queen of Feather Brows, Kristie Streicher. One third of the famous Streicher Sisters, Kristie tweaks the brows of star clients like Adele and Gwyneth Pal…
 
Yellowjackets is giving us total beauty nostalgia, and all we wanna do is stay under the covers while the weather out there is fridg-id. But the dog still has to be walked, so while we’re out here in subzero temperatures we’re asking: Is there a difference between barrier creams and barrier repair creams?? (Carlene’s convinced they’re two different…
 
French-born, Brooklyn-based makeup artist and content creator Violette Serrat knows how to make blue glitter eyelids look as casually stylish as a classic white t-shirt and jeans. In today’s episode, we get all of Violette’s French Girl makeup tricks, but also, we learn why Parisian style is a mindset that any one of us can channel. Tune in as Viol…
 
Here’s looking at you, 2022! In this episode, we’re dissecting some of the biggest trends, products and ideas that we predict will be everywhere this year - with some help from Allure’s Editor-in-Chief Jessica Cruel. Tune in to hear about the biggest beauty trends that are set to pop off, like dopamine-boosting levels of bright eye makeup and lip-l…
 
Marcia Kilgore was the owner of Bliss Salon in New York City’s Soho district, where her low key facials earned clients like Madonna and Oprah, before launching her iconic range of baby blue bath and body products. Bliss would eventually be acquired by LVMH for $25M, and after a series of ventures – Soap & Glory, FitFlop, Soaper Duper – Marcia is ta…
 
Do you have a Sephora or Ulta gift card from Santa that’s burning a hole in your pocket? Today we’re serving up our version of leftovers – the top trending topics and products from 2021 that we have to dish about before we turn the page to 2022 ;) We review some of the hottest drops of late, from Harry Styles’ Pleasing to the Cali-themed, “clean” l…
 
Hands up if you want youthful skin for as long as you can?! (Everybody, we know.) Notorious for her No-B.S. skincare advice, Caroline Hirons is here to spill the tea. The long-time YouTuber and blogger has trained in more than 100 beauty brands, creating bespoke facials and educating teams internationally for top-tier beauty companies around the wo…
 
Like a perfectly wrapped holiday parcel, we are delivering today with “Fashion’s Favourite Facialist,” Joanna Czech. Joanna is the go-to esthetician to Kim Kardashian, Cate Blanchett and Tan France. With over 35 years of experience, Joanna knows how to treat jet-set-ravaged skin. Today, the skin pro tells us how to winter-proof our complexion, as w…
 
Get ready to officially toast the holiday szn with the Queen of Sheen, Hourglass Cosmetics founder Carisa Janes. The Newport Beach native and Urban Decay alum reveals how she dreamed up Hourglass Cosmetics back in 2004, formulating the “makeup artist” touch right into the luxury products and ushering in a decade of highlighting obsession in the pro…
 
Our speed round format returns as we count down the #DamnGood items we’re lusting for this holiday szn, from the luxury finds we really have to be on Santa’s “nice” list to receive, to the money-saving Sephora kits you may still be able to snap up post-Black Friday. For the Bougie friend on your list, we give you our TLDR take on Gucci’s haute holi…
 
Pop the bubbly! We’re officially celebrating 200 episodes of Breaking Beauty Podcast. Joining us for this very special episode is our producer, Michelle Harrison, live from the Dear Media HQ. Tune as we recap and react to some of the most emotional moments in the show’s history - from the interviews that left us teary-eyed to the ones that made us …
 
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