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Products We Love: This Month’s Picks From the Beauty Buzz Team

Feb 01, 2016 11:58AM ● By Cate Reynolds
By Becca Newell

There’s always something exciting showing up on What’s Up? Media’s doorstep—from the latest hair and skin care products to the best cosmetics on the market. And who better to test this stuff than our own readers? With the introduction of our Beauty Buzz Team in December—along with a few staff members, who just couldn’t stop themselves from sneaking into our samples closet—we bring you this month’s “Products We Love.” A collection of items tried and tested by staff and readers alike so you know What’s Up? in the world of beauty and beyond.

Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum

$20 (5.1 oz) | Available at The Temple, Annapolis
This paraben-free, vegan serum smoothes and conditions strands for silky, frizz-free tresses. Run a dime-sized amount of this highly concentrated formula through damp hair, starting at the ends, and style as desired. Also safe for color-treated hair.


“This exceeded my expectations! I am blessed with the bad hair trifecta—fine, thin, and straight—so I tend to shy away from most hair product because it usually just weighs my hair down. Not so with this. Loved this stuff!”
—BB Member Robin Towner, 55, Grasonville

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

$23 |
One application of this collagen-fueled mascara gives lashes fullness, definition, and great length. The vegan, smudge-proof formula provides all-day wear, with Acacia Senegal extract to nourish, thicken, and curl lashes.


“The mascara did everything I hoped it would—creating fuller, longer lashes! They looked so good, a few people thought they were fake! I’ve already recommended to multiple friends.”
—Executive Assistant Ofe Vanderpuije, 32, Rosedale


“I’m not sure if it lives up to its name, but it is very good!”
—Publisher Veronica Tovey, Edgewater

DERMAdoctor MED e TATE Antiperspirant Wipes

$48 (30 count) |
A simple swipe of a wipe helps to reduce sweating and wetness, thanks to this hypoallergenic antiperspirant formula fortified with botanicals. The wipes, which aren’t tested on animals, are free of fragrances, dyes, parabens, and phthalates and can be applied anywhere sweat exists— except the face.


“What I liked most about the product was its texture—it dried quickly without leaving a sticky, unpleasant residue. It’s convenient for travel, too!”
—BB Member Linda Hannigan, 56, Arnold

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