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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Four Things a Makeup Artist Can (And Can’t) Do For You

This is a topic that’s really been on my mind a lot lately. As a makeup artist, I always want to make a serious effort to show in my photos and videos what makeup can do for you. However, I noticed that I wasn’t actually coming out and saying the full truth, which is: there […]

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5 Practical Hair And Makeup Tips For Your Professional Headshots

If you are getting professional headshots taken in the near future, you’re probably doing a little prep and Googling hair and makeup tips to make sure your photos will look their best so you can get hired and get noticed! You know it’s important to portray all the confidence in the world and you want […]

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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 how it would work (which you can find here). […]

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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 shopping for your perfect foundation! Finding your color […]

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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 […]

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Setareh Beauty’s Fave Beauty Products of 2016

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Makeup In The Maternity Ward? | 4 Essential Beauty Products In My Bag

Ok, so this is totally an opinion/my experience based post—and it may be a little controversial, but I think it’s a topic worth talking about because it’s all in good fun—and it’s one of the mindless conversations I swear I’ve had with some of my girlfriends. You know, those convos that you don’t really see […]

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Summer Bronzer Haul | All Under $10

Summer is the season to bust out some bronzers! And bronzers are not just for the medium/tan, olive, and darker skinned folks. You fair skinned lovelies can benefit from the right bronzer too! So if you Google “best bronzers” you’ll get hundreds of posts to sort through! Intimidating, right? Instead of me doing thorough research and […]

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Maternity Milk Bath Shoot | A Sultry, Navy Smoky Eye How-To

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4 {Annoying} Makeup Stigmas and How To Overcome Them

I’m tired of the stigmas surrounding the use of {men and women} wearing makeup. I’m tired of the stigmas surrounding {mostly women} not wearing makeup. Unfortunately, wearing clothes is almost mandatory in most societies but wearing makeup is not. Unless you are from the South—like my grandmother was, wearing makeup was mandatory, like wearing underwear […]

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