Episodes
Published 05/23/22
Tune in as I sit down with one of the funniest content creators I know — beauty influencer and all around personality: Kennedy Johnson. We discuss our mutual love of Beyoncé, the exclusivity that can come with curl typing, tips for maintaining hair health, her favorite products, dating in Atlanta, leaving New York. the value of starting your own platform like her platform “Curls for the Girls,” and so much more. Enjoy! Links to Products/Resources Mentioned: Maui Moisture (Coconut Curl...
Published 05/23/22
While the beauty industry has recently made efforts to reach the skincare needs of women of color, there is undoubtedly room for improvement. Enter Esthetician Nayamka Roberts AKA the @labeautyologist. Tune in to hear her expert skincare advice, favorite products, thought process behind the now infamous 60-second cleansing rule, combatting unrealistic skincare standards, the benefits of HydraFacials, dermaplaning and more.  Links to Products/Resources Mentioned: Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic...
Published 05/16/22
This is a complicated topic with a lot of nuance but I wanted to share my POV with you all! Should Celebrities Be Transparent about Plastic Surgery: Article on Nylon  Naked Beauty Live Show Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/naked-beauty-live-a-celebration-of-beauty-culture-tickets-337496018677 Marc Jacobs facelift transparency here Dr. Jacono Instagram Join the community on IG @nakedbeautyplanet ! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 05/13/22
This episode begins with my thoughts on this year’s red carpet: the beauty looks that made an impact and the moments I wish had more impact! And yes, we get into Kim Kardashian’s look and the diet conversation that it brought on. I also share why I wore what I wore to the Met Gala after party. Then I am joined by 26-year old photographer Flo Ngala with an *exclusive* interview where she shares her experience shooting inside the gala itself and why it sort of feels like a high school...
Published 05/09/22
As the beauty industry continues to embrace ingredients like turmeric, ashwagandha, and amla, the history of Southeast Asian beauty as a whole must be recognized and appreciated. This is one of the many reasons why I was so happy to speak with Ranavat’s Michelle Ranavat, who sat down to discuss her unlikely path to becoming Sephora’s very first Southeast Asian beauty brand founder. Tune in as she also shares her experience as the daughter of immigrants, her journey to embracing cultural...
Published 05/02/22
I don't want to be booked and busy, I want to be well-rested and moderately scheduled! A WORD! This is a very timely episode since I've been feeling over-scheduled and burnout is never cute! Some of the resources mentioned in this episode: The Nap Ministry A Poem about the Soft Life Gen Z Does not dream of Labor Article Thank you for listening and for your support and my DMs are always open on @nakedbeautyplanet! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 04/29/22
In honor of Mother’s Day, tune in for a special updated interview between myself, my mother, and my grandmother along with an exciting new announcement that our family has been featured in Tiffany's beautiful Mother's Day campaign! This episode is all about learning to grow into one’s confidence and feeling beautiful across every stage of life. Enjoy! Links to Products/Resources Mentioned: Macys.com/nakedbeauty, My Mother's Day Campaign with Tiffany's, Ep.12: How to Age Gracefully but Still...
Published 04/25/22
Tune in for an incredibly thought-provoking conversation with THE Janelle Monáe, presented by Martell Blue Swift and Acast Creative! This conversation was deep from start to finish! We discuss her relationship with beauty as a young girl, her style evolution, affection for Afrofuturism and sci-fi, doing her own hair and makeup at the start of her career and you know I had to get all of her skincare, makeup and hair care faves. Trust me, you aren’t going to want to miss this! Links to...
Published 04/18/22
Back on the mic for this new episode format I’m trying out! Thanks for always showing love @nakedbeautyplanet is the community on IG and you can find me on @brookedevard! If you’re loving the pod, take the time to leave a rating + a review!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 04/15/22
Strategic Advisor Zara Rahim knows that whether it’s one's career or relationship to beauty, giving yourself grace can ultimately become your greatest strength. Tune in as we discuss her career working at The White House, Vogue, and for THE Mariah Carey, as well as her journey to falling in love with her features as a South Asian woman, the best SPF for melanin-rich skin tones, and so much more. Links to Products/Resources Mentioned: Dermalogica Cleansing Gel, CeraVe Face Wash, Biologique...
Published 04/11/22
Trying something new! A super casual check in with you all where I share a beauty rant and beauty rave. Let me know if you all like these and I'll keep them up! You can always DM me on @nakedbeautyplanet :) Thanks for listening! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 04/08/22
Tune in for a fabulous conversation with NuFACE co-founder Tera Peterson who breaks down the brand’s origin story, the difference between microcurrent and other skincare technologies, getting through the FDA clearance process, reaching those who are skeptical of the NuFACE products, and so much more. Enjoy! Links to Products/Resources Mentioned: NuFACE (use code NF-BROOKE15), Dr. Andrew Jacono, hanahana beauty amber vanilla shea butter, Biologique Recherche, Vital Minerals  Join the Naked...
Published 04/04/22
Deja Riley’s energy is so infectious that you truly won’t be able to hold back a smile with this week’s episode. As a fitness ambassador, creator, trainer, and businesswoman, Deja finds small ways to protect her peace and to make working out a celebratory experience for all. Tune in as we discuss her past career as a backup dancer for Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, her mental health journey, opinion on DE&I within the fitness industry, and so much more. Enjoy! Links to Products/Resources...
Published 03/28/22
Amidst today’s flood of beauty information and misinformation, Paula’s Choice Deb Kilgore is here to help us break through the noise. As the Global Director of Skin Care Knowledge, Deb understands that skincare comes down to three things: patience, managing expectations, and knowledge. We discuss hyperpigmentation, gold standard acne ingredients, ingredients to avoid, and more. Enjoy!  Links to Products/Resources Mentioned: Brooke's Paula’s Choice link (use for 15% off) , Skin Perfecting...
Published 03/21/22
TV and film writer Hunter Harris stops by to discuss her substack Hung Up, interviewing Julia Fox amid her whirlwind romance with Kanye, working on the Gossip Girl reboot, and of course her beauty routine. As the world of media shifts to prioritize content and creators over traditional platforms, Hunter is a prime example of a writer who is telling stories on her own terms! Ami Colĕ Lip Oil, Humanrace Cream, iS Clinical Serum, SkinCeuticals Serum, Face Reality Serum, DDG (Peel ,Steamer), Pixi...
Published 03/14/22
Milk Makeup’s co-founder and creative director Georgie Greville is the type of leader that’s always looking to learn and evolve. Whether it comes to expanding her artistic horizons or diversifying the beauty industry, she is in a constant state of growth that you cannot help but pay attention to. Tune in for our wonderful conversation on her beauty inspirations, career journey, bathing routine, nail art, and so much more. Enjoy!  Links to Products/Resources Mentioned: Milk Makeup (Lip + Cheek...
Published 03/07/22
goop’s Senior Beauty Editor Megan O’Neill understands that “clean beauty” is an ambiguous term. In fact when she first started working at goop, she didn’t completely buy into the concept herself. But these days, no matter how people choose to define clean, Megan knows one thing: it works. Tune in for an honest discussion on the affordability of clean beauty, mineral sunscreens that actually work for dark skin tones, attending predominantly white private schools and more. Enjoy! UnSun SPF,...
Published 02/28/22
Tune in for a very timely revisit of my interview with Donni Davy, Euphoria’s Head Makeup Artist and the soon-to-be creator of her own makeup line, Half Magic. Now, if your social media feed has continuously been flooded with looks that can only be described as “glamorous Gen-Z doom” over the past two years, then you know that Euphoria is a big deal. HUGE. And through this show, Donni has helped to set a beauty standard that not only accepts neon, rhinestones, and glitter, but demands it....
Published 02/21/22
As the Strategy/Partnerships Creator Lead for Beauty and DE&I at YouTube and as social media’s “Glow Expert,” Chanel Tyler not only knows the ins and outs of today’s beauty world, but has a keen sense for where it is headed. We sat down to discuss her career journey, our experiences with beauty while studying at Spelman, bringing more Black women into the luxury beauty market, and so much more. Sit back and enjoy! Links to Products/Resources Mentioned: La Mer (Concentrate, Crème,...
Published 02/14/22
Vintage Black Glamour’s Nichelle Gainer sits down with me to discuss THE forever beauty icon, Josephine Baker. We discuss her life as a Black American in Paris, friendships with artists and intellectuals, affairs, films, work as a beauty influencer (before the word “influencer” was even a real word), speech at the March on Washington, and so much more. As we kick off the first week of Black History Month, tune in to celebrate an icon who reminds us all that Black history is truly American...
Published 02/07/22
This conversation with Vanessa Rissetto will make you rethink your entire relationship with food! After experiencing fluctuations in her own weight, Vanessa set out to understand her relationship with food, and ultimately became a registered dietician. Today, she has not only been named as one of the top five Black nutritionists by Essence magazine, but stands proud as the founder of Culina Health. Tune in for her thoughts on emotional eating, intermittent fasting, changing the language...
Published 01/31/22
Still confused about what an NFT (non-fungible token) is and how to buy or sell one? Curious about how the Metaverse applies to beauty? On this Naked Beauty minisode, Beauty reporter Darian Harvin and I dive into these technologies and how they could influence the future of beauty culture. We question whether the Metaverse should be aspirational or realistic, discuss how Darian sold her first NFT(which was created in celebration of Black women), and reflect on what role diversity will play...
Published 01/24/22
One of my favorite Beauty reporters, Darian Harvin, is back on Naked Beauty at the top of 2022 to discuss her personal journey with skincare during this pandemic, the various shifts she has seen in beauty culture and news, and the ways in which more women are finding financial freedom and elevation within the beauty economy. Enjoy! Links to Products/Resources Mentioned: Topicals Faded, Clarins Hydrating Toner, Tower 28 S.O.S. Spray, Paula’s Choice Niacinamide Booster, Black Girl Sunscreen,...
Published 01/17/22
Diets are one of the most problematic and disturbing traps of beauty culture. As we head into this new year and consider what our resolutions might be, I want to address this topic and my own relationship and awareness around dieting growing up. Meal planning, cutting sugar, tracking calories, cutting carbs — all of it is a slippery slope towards an unhealthy and unsustainable relationship with food. In this episode, I offer two ideas that have helped me work towards a healthy relationship...
Published 01/10/22