Behind every best-selling beauty product, there's a damn good story. Two longtime magazine beauty editors, Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins, chat about the breakthrough beauty products lining store shelves, and how they came to be. In this bi-weekly segment, we talk to the industry’s most genius founders, and find out how they broke into the biz, with a little beauty idea that blew up into a million-dollar success story. Find out which products beauty editors and insiders really hoard, while hearing the struggles and successes behind the world's buzziest beauty brands. Plus, every other week, we deliver the #TheGlowDown on the best new products worth the spend, and chat with industry insiders on the latest hot topics in hair, makeup and all things skin.
Co-Creators: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn
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59 episodes
since Mar, 2017


Meet Tomi Gbeleyi, the 27-year-old founder of Makeup For Melanin Girls. Winning headlines in Glamour Magazine, and Buzzfeed, MFMG Cosmetics was born out of a beauty blog that blossomed into a 170,000-strong online community, filling a void for women of colour. Just a year and a half in, the direct-to-consumer makeup line recently earned investment capital from the New Voices Fund – a Unilever-backed initiative designed to support Women of Color entrepreneurs. Tomi was driven to develop her line of beauty products at the behest of her loyal following. The best-selling liquid lipsticks boast “nudes” and “flesh” tones for every skin hue – and they haven’t gone unnoticed in Hollywood either. This fall, MFMG will enter the foundation category, with shades currently in development using never-before-used technology - which shouldn’t come as a surprise given her first life working as a woman in tech. *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
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