I'm Natalie, an American born makeup artist & makeup educator based in Wiesbaden, Germany. I truly believe that makeup, when applied well, can transform us in so many ways. My page is a space for inspiration, education, and advice. Thanks for being here & I'd love to connect with you!

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#NoBuy 2018: Why I’m Not Buying Any Makeup This Year

In my last guest post (here), I mention how I hope to make 2018 a “No Buy” year for unnecessary cosmetic purchases. After buying the 2017 Beautylish Lucky Bag (check out my review here), I realized (not that I have’t realized it before) that I spend too much money (not a ridiculous amount, but enough to realize […]

Here Comes the Bride, Again: Real Advice From Brides to Brides-to-Be

Some Background On This Project… See, I Was Desperate. I was desperate to connect more people in my new community. After all, moving to a new country with a new language isn’t the easiest thing to do. Especially when it comes to re-establishing a U.S.-based business abroad! Making new friends and relationships as an adult […]

Beautylish Lucky Bag – Honest Review

For those who don’t know, Beautylish is a website that caters to selling high-end and luxury makeup brands.  I always order my OG makeup remover and face oil from this website and their customer service is top-notch.  Every December 26th (Boxing Day), their Lucky Bags go on sale.  In order to get early access to […]

Ask Setareh: Under-Eye Concealer Woes

Dear Natalie, Could you recommend a nice under-eye concealer? I want one that has good coverage and doesn’t enhance any lines. I tried one from Bare Minerals that was nice and creamy, but it made my skin peel, which was visible. I imagine that was due to an anti-aging ingredient in the formula. Others made […]

Ask Setareh: Pregnancy Skincare Woes

Dear Natalie, Any tips for pregnant moms who suddenly don’t know what the hell is going on with their skin? I’ve always been lucky enough to have mostly clear skin. The occasional stray zit would appear once in awhile and was no big deal. But with pregnancy came an oily nose and constant breakouts in […]

Sephora Faves: Get Glowing Kit Review

Once again, I’ve turned to one of my fellow makeup maven & besties, Alexanna, for an amazing review of Sephora Faves Get Glowing Kit. Make sure to show Alexanna some love & share this post and leave comments below. If you’d like to read any of her other posts, I’d first recommend her great insight […]

Inside The Brand: Rodan + Fields

As a professional makeup artist, I’m always trying to keep up with new product launches and brands, but as I’m sure you can imagine, it’s difficult. That’s why when I saw a few of my friends were selling Rodan + Fields, friends who KNOW their beauty stuff, I was intrigued. I’m sure if you haven’t seen […]

How To Find A Makeup Artist For Your Wedding

You have your cell phone on you almost all day, but the second someone actually calls you — you can’t find it! It’s Murphy’s law! When it comes to makeup artists, you probably feel the same way! You see all these beautiful pictures of makeup artists’ work but when it comes time for your special […]

Get Your Skin Drunk with Drunk Elephant Skin Care!

Hello Again! It’s been a hot minute since my last post (Colourpop link here), but I’m back with a short and sweet review on two really popular Drunk Elephant skincare items. In the last few years I’ve been more into skincare than ever before. Maybe it’s because I’m in my early 30’s and small signs of aging […]

Downsize With ThredUP

What Is ThredUP? Ok, ok. After my whole Marie Kondo cleanse I did last year, I am constantly looking through my closet with a “joy” lens. If you have no clue what I was just talking about, check out my on the Marie Kondo journey of tidying here. Continuing. If you are anything like me, […]

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