Jill and Carlene divulge beauty secrets but also bring you the in-depth exposé on the founders behind the most popular million dollar success stories

Breaking Beauty

Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins
Available on iTunes
Podcast Description:
Breaking Beauty

Jill and Carlene divulge beauty secrets weekly but also bring you the in-depth exposé on the founders behind the most popular million dollar success stories.

Podcast Review

January 10, 2020

There's a reason this podcast reached 1 million downloads this September 2019. I started listening to Jill & Carlene in late 2017 when I was fangirling Emily Weiss in Toronto. It felt dreamy & special that she spent time on a Canadian podcast. That said, I got hooked and went back to the first episode so I could follow the trajectory of all the great beauty founders you'll walk past at your local Sephora. From Glossier, RMS, Biossance, Drunk Elephant, Caudalie to the Holy Grail of beauty, Biologique Recherche; these ladies live & breathe beauty like no one else. What's unique is that they bring you the stories behind the epic product: how it came to be, the research involved and why it keeps restocking the shelves of your favorite retailer. The #GlowDown offers some of the industry's best kept secrets from none other than Daniel Martin & Hung Vanngo themselves! 

They also take you along to unique experiences like the Sephora House of Beauty event & Foundermade in NY (oh and I happen to be sitting right next to them while they live taped some of the panelists like Bobby Brown, Huda Kattan and Leandra Medine!). The ads are thoughtful, non-intrusive and almost every episode offers listeners discount codes to luxury products! 

Whether you're a beauty junkie or a self-starter interested in retail, or learning how to build million dollar brands, this show has got more than something small you can take away. Jill and Carlene bring their beauty magazine editorial experiences to life and Dear Media does a great job of lending them this awesome platform highlighting so many female entrepreneurs and brand leaders.

Podcast Critic:
Joella Almeida

Joella is a healthtech entrepreneur and e-commerce strategy consultant in the Toronto community having worked with multiple beauty brands. As any woman who once had acne, she loves exploring skincare & beauty lines that offer solutions.