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Breaking Beauty Podcast

Oct 16, 2019

In 1999, Toni Ko completely changed the game on how prestigious drugstore makeup could be with NYX cosmetics – highly pigmented makeup in sleek packaging, at rock-bottom prices. One multi-million-dollar acquisition and a five-year, non-compete agreement later, makeup mogul Toni Ko is ready for her second act. Launching this week, Bespoke Beauty Brands is an incubator for the kind of beauty influencers that helped put NYX on the map. 


We’ll reveal all on her first collaboration with inimitable makeup artist and RuPaul’s Drag Race favourite, KimChi Chic. Tune in as we unbox KimChi Chic Beauty on the air! Plus, Toni gets real about the wild world of entrepreneurship (like is selling your brand for half a billion dollars really as dreamy as it sounds?) You’ll also hear all about Toni’s #topshelf must-haves, and her sage advice to anyone out there hustling to be the next beauty unicorn.


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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

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