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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Are Karity Cosmetics’ Lippies Really Pizza Proof?

Are Karity Cosmetics’ Lippies Really Pizza Proof? This is a guest post by my friend, Alexanna. She has been kind enough to pop on my blog pretty routinely over the years with her unbiased thoughts on all things makeup! I always appreciate her insight and her honest feedback on products she’s tried because let’s face it […]

5 Practical Hair And Makeup Tips For Your Professional Headshots

5 Practical Hair And Makeup Tips For Your Professional Headshots If you are getting professional headshots taken in the near future, you’re probably starting to think about your look. Maybe you’re Googling hair and makeup tips to make sure your photos will look their best so you can get hired and get noticed! You know […]

Create Your Signature Look: An Empowerment Coach’s Virtual Experience

Create Your Signature Look: An Empowerment Coach’s Virtual Experience I first developed the idea of my bespoke Create Your Signature Look program as one that would take place in-person only. In typical Natalie fashion, while attending a networking/co-working event in the Netherlands, I mentioned that I was in the developing phases of CYSL and explained […]

3 Amazing Makeup Artists I Follow Online and Why I Love Them

3 Amazing Makeup Artists I Follow Online and Why I Love Them The beauty industry is growing so quickly, and even though I’m very confident in my skills as a makeup artist, I still look to the experts sometimes for inspiration and advice. They’re the people who have their finger on the latest trends, new […]

Finding a Foundation That Matches Your Skin Tone

Finding a Foundation That Matches Your Skin Tone Hey everyone! I recently did an Anchor podcast on finding a foundation that matches your skin tone, and I wanted to also share that information right here on the blog in case you missed it or wanted something to go back to and reference as you’re out […]

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

#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 […]

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

Here Comes the Bride, Again: Real Advice From Brides to Brides-to-Be First, 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 […]

Beautylish Lucky Bag – Honest Review

Beautylish Lucky Bag – An 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. […]

Ask Setareh: Under-Eye Concealer Woes

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 […]

Ask Setareh: Pregnancy Skincare Woes

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 […]

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