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Maria Barillaro

Journalist

After completing a bachelor’s degree in Print & Broadcast Journalism from Concordia University, Maria Barillaro was hired as a copywriter for LOULOUmagazine.com, one of Canada’s most popular go-to sites for beauty junkies and fashionistas alike. Working her way up the über-trendy industry ladder, she was quickly promoted to Online Beauty Editor, solidifying her reputation as a beauty-obsessed, guru-in-the-making. She then
went on to a successful freelance career, writing for Real Style Network, Reader’s Digest Canada and Best Health, specializing in health and fitness content. Of course, her passion for the art of beauty writing and the ever-so-fun product-testing part of it, never escaped her fingertips. Beauty Booty 411 was launched in March 2010 and even got a makeover of its own in June 2011. With readers from all over Canada, the U.S. and Europe, Beauty Booty 411 is quickly becoming a beauty-lover’s one-stop-shop for everything beauty. Whether it’s to find out which celebs hit the red carpet looking
their best (or which ones went for the train wreck look instead – ahem! K-Stew!), which trends are all the rage or which products give you the best bang for your buck, Maria’s the expert on it – and she shares it all with you at beautybooty411.com in the hopes of putting an end to beauty blunders everywhere.
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Summer Beauty Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

Summer -- the trickiest season of all here in Canada. Sure, the much-deserved hot weather after a long, dreary winter really hits the spot. But for most ladies, summer means a big fat uh-oh in the hair and makeup department. Here are a few ways to avoid summer's most common beauty blunders.
06/20/2012 07:45 EDT