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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My Year In Review: A Makeup Artist Life For Me

My Year In Review: A Makeup Artist Life For Me I cannot believe it’s already the end of the year! I am writing a year in review post for you guys, and I also recorded it as a podcast episode in case it’s easier for you to listen on the go. You can click the […]

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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 […]

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#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 […]

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My Incredible Birth Story

My Incredible Birth Story Baby girl is sleeping peacefully by my side as I make her newborn appointments, get her situated with insurance, wash her first “big” load of laundry, and catch up on household bills and emails. It’s amazing how life feels like it stops but it doesn’t really. I want to take a […]

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6 Ways To Beach Like A Brazilian

6 Ways To Beach Like A Brazilian In wake of the Rio Summer Olympics, I can’t help but reminisce on my time living and studying there. Although most of my time was spent in São Paulo (I’m a Paulistana at heart, after all), my weekends and holidays ferias were spent at various Brazilian beach towns, […]

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The {In}Visible Scars of Acne | From Adolescence to Adulthood | My Testimony

The {In}Visible Scars of Acne | From Adolescence to Adulthood | My Testimony About a week ago, I tossed and turned all night because I felt compelled to share my journey and struggle with acne. Although I do not struggle with acne to the extent I did in my youth, my pregnancy has discolored my […]

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Balancing Femininity & Makeup In Male-Dominated Professions: A Personal Perspective

Balancing Femininity and Makeup In Male-Dominated Professions: A Personal PerspectiveFirst, the Introduction. Who is Mary? Well, Mary does a great job of outlining how we met below — but the reason why I wanted Mary to be a guest blogger is because a) she’s an amazing writer b) I wanted to force her out of […]

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Setareh Beauty: Year In Review

Setareh Beauty: Year In Review 2015 was an awesome year for Setareh Beauty. For starters, it was my inaugural year! From doing makeup and hair for gorgeous beach weddings, to high-brow military balls, from personalized makeup lessons to makeup bag ransacks…and much, much more, Setareh Beauty accomplished a lot in 2015. I also completed an […]

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Human

Human When I started this blog, I had so many fun and exciting topics I wanted to share with you. Some of my favorite beauty tips and tricks, quick ways to feel beautiful and confident for the busy lady, and of course my personal passion of sharing uplifting stories and life events with my audience. […]

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The Space Between: Military, Makeup, and Motherhood, Oh My!

The Space Between: Military, Makeup, and Motherhood, Oh My! I am taking a quick post away from Beauty Box Dilemma Series to share a little bit about me and where I’ve been this past week! You may not know that before Setareh Beauty came to existence, I was a commissioned officer in the United States […]

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