Carlene Higgins, left; Jill Dunn, right. Photo: Norman Wong, KZM Agency; Makeup, Diana Carreiro, P1M; Special thanks to Redbox Creative

Carlene Higgins, left; Jill Dunn, right. Photo: Norman Wong, KZM Agency; Makeup, Diana Carreiro, P1M; Special thanks to Redbox Creative

As long-time beauty editors, we're all about separating the greats from the gimmicks. Having interviewed the biggest trailblazing beauty founders for magazines for more than a decade —from Pat McGrath to Kat Von D to Oribe— we've gotten to know many of the genius creators behind the most top-shelf beauty products, whether it sells every 30 seconds around the world, or whether it's the cult find we and our fellow beauty journos hoard by the sample. Together in the Breaking Beauty podcast, we explore the inside stories behind these icons and icons-in-the-making (and just how did these people break into the beauty business anyway?), straight from the mouths of the industry’s most inspiring gloss bosses. We're big believers that with all the gutsiness and passion it takes to launch a powerful beauty brand, #foundersrule. 

Jill Dunn has more than a dozen years of experience reporting on beauty and lifestyle trends in Canada– first as an editor at ELLE Canada and Glow magazines and now as one of the resident beauty experts on The Marilyn Denis Show on CTV. She has also appeared on The Social and CTV Morning Live from Vancouver to Halifax, dishing beauty advice to women across Canada. She's also an award-winning writer and freelance contributor to publications like ELLE Canada, Hello! CanadaChatelaine, and The Kit. Jill's everyday musts? Coffee, concealer and pop culture.  www.jilldunn.ca for more info

Carlene Higgins started her career in beauty 15 years ago answering phones at Salon Magazine before she landed at Flare magazine and worked her way up to beauty director, one makeup swatch at a time. Her storytelling, through words and award-winning glossy photo shoots, garnered her kudos as Best Beauty Editor of the Year at the P&G Beauty & Grooming Awards. Carlene has reported backstage at New York Fashion Week, and interviewed the likes of Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey and Marc Jacobs. Today she’s a freelance beauty and style writer (The CoveteurThe Kit, Cosmetics Magazine), brand consultant and #momboss, currently obsessed with the wide, wild world of entrepreneurship.