I'm Natalie, a makeup artist based in Wiesbaden, Germany. I truly believe that makeup, when applied well, can transform us in so many ways. This blog is a space for inspiration, education, and advice. My posts are always unsponsored and never contain affiliate links.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Ask Setareh: Wedding Makeup Help!

Dear Setareh, I’ve been seeing your posts on Instagram lately and have taken a special interest in your makeup work because I am getting married this July.  I know you are in Germany but I wanted to ask you a few questions about your wedding makeup work and what I should do for my own […]

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Ask Setareh: Oily Eyelids & Face Got You Down? Prime Them Up!

Dear Setareh, I was wondering do you know of a good primer for the eyelids or the entire face that’s good for oily skin? The primer I use now works well for about four hours after that it’s time to redo everything. I really need a good all day primer that specifically works for oily […]

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Ask Setareh: Makeup Bag Reassurance!

Man, oh man was I excited for this “Ask Setareh” question/concern. Mostly because I think it’s a concern a lot of gals express to me. This question hails from Jenna, owner of FotoFroggy, a gal who spends her time behind the lens (much like a makeup artist). She is also who I credit for my […]

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Ask Setareh: Why Is My Waterproof Mascara Runny?

Dear Setareh, Can you recommend a waterproof mascara? I’ve tried expensive ones and drugstore ones but they all “run” SOS. ~Gayle, Tucson, AZ Dear Gayle, Thanks so much for your question! When shopping for a new waterproof mascara, I would first encourage you to take a glance at the ingredient list. If you find water […]

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