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Products We Love: September 2018

Sep 06, 2018 12:00AM ● By Brian Saucedo

By Caley Breese

Want to know what’s up in the world of beauty and beyond? Look no further! Here you’ll find the latest and greatest hair, skin, and makeup products, reviewed by our Beauty Buzz Team (and the occasional member of our What’s Up? staff!). Read on and decide for yourself if you’d like to try these products.

Hydra Cleanse Facial Cleanser by Pharmagel

$32/8 fl. oz.,

Moisturize and cleanse your skin simultaneously with this gentle botanical-based cream cleanser, suitable for all skin types. Formulated with ingredients like Oat Extract to calm skin and Aloe Vera to hydrate, Hydra Cleanse brightens your complexion, leaving you glowing and rejuvenated all day. To use, simply massage product in circular motions onto wet skin, and then rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.

 “Love this product! The ingredient, Aloe Vera, has healing and soothing properties, in addition to excellent moisturizing properties, and my skin did not feel at all dry after using. I have sensitive skin, and this cleanser was extra gentle and moisturizing.” —Beauty
Buzz Member Cathy Belcher, 65, Edgewater

Lash + Brow Primer and Thickener by Elke


Enhance your eyelashes and brows with this nourishing, hydrating primer. With just one sweep of the brush, your brows and lashes will appear fuller and thicker for a more dramatic, voluminous look. Bonus: you can also wear alone at night as a conditioner! 

 “There is a positive difference when I use this product. I’d never used an eyelash primer before, and I’m happy I tried one! This primer creates volume and it makes my mascara last way longer. The change was noticeable since the first day I tried it. I really like how my eyelashes look when using this product.” —Beauty Buzz Member Maria Winters, 41, Annapolis

Be Matte Liquid Lipstick by City Color Cosmetics


This highly-pigmented liquid lipstick glides on effortlessly and offers a smooth matte finish for all-day wear. From a day at work into a night on the town, you’ll only need to apply this formula once to achieve that perfect pout you’ve been looking for. 

 “You can’t tell that you have this lipstick on—it’s so light! It’s a really quick and easy way to wear matte lipstick with no touch-ups required. It’s ideal for someone who does not like the feel of regular lipstick.” —Beauty Buzz Member Caroline Barazesh, 59, Gambrills