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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When Is It “Too Much” Makeup?

When Is It “Too Much” Makeup? Dear Natalie, When I put on makeup, I always feel like it’s “too much” and end up being either uncomfortable or take it off. When I see my pictures later on, the makeup was barely noticeable. So, when is “too much” makeup actually too much? Thanks, Petra Dear Petra, […]

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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 […]

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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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How To Find A Makeup Artist For Your Wedding

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’ […]

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

Ask Setareh: Oily Eyelids and 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 […]

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Ask Setareh: Makeup Bag Reassurance!

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 […]

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Ask Setareh: Why Is My Waterproof Mascara Runny?

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 […]

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