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What's Up Magazine

The Beauty Buzz Team

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. Here, we present items tried and tested by staff and readers alike so you know What’s Up? in the world of beauty and beyond.

Does your salon/spa have a product to review? Send us an email at cbreese@whatsupmag.com.



Caroline Barazesh

Name: Caroline Barazesh
Age: 59
Location: Gambrills
Favorite brands: Chanel, Tom Ford, Laura Mercier
Desert island item: Sunscreen

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Cathy Belcher

Name: Cathy Belcher
Age: 65
Location: Edgewater
Favorite brands: Maybelline, L'Oréal, and Revlon
Desert island item: Mascara

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Diana Emerson

Name: Diana Emerson
Age: 38
Location: Hanover
Favorite brands: NYX, NARS, Fenty Beauty
Desert island item: Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara

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Jennifer Macris

Name: Jennifer Macris
Age: 50
Location: Annapolis
Favorite brands: Mario Badescu, Arcona, Beautycounter
Desert island item: Tinted moisturizer

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Jessica Vermillion

Name: Jessica Vermillion
Age: 39
Location: Crofton
Favorite brands: Shiseido, Aveda, NARS
Desert island item: Sunscreen

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Kathy Meyer

Name: Kathy Meyer
Age: 47
Location: Severna Park
Favorite brands: MAC, Origins, Philosophy
Desert island item: Moisturizer with sunscreen

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Kristen Carpenter

Name: Kristen Carpenter
Age: 30
Location: Severn
Favorite brands: Tarte, Too Faced, IT Cosmetics
Desert island item: IT Cosmetics CC Cream with Sunscreen

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Kristin Messineo

Name: Kristin Messineo
Age: 36
Location: Davidsonville
Favorite brands: MAC, Urban Decay, NARS
Desert island item: Lip gloss

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Maria Winters

Name: Maria Winters
Age: 41
Location: Annapolis
Favorite brands: Laura Mercier, Clinique, Trish McEvoy
Desert Island item: Chapstick (after sunscreen)

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Starr Grill

Name: Starr Grill
Age: 48
Location: Crownsville
Favorite brands: SkinCeuticals, Clarisonic Mia
Desert island item: Clinique Black Honey Lip Sheen

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