Sunday, November 30, 2014

November favorites

1. MAC Prep+Prime Moisture Infusion serum
A couple of months ago I ran out of daily moisturizer, but I still had this in my professional kit. I remembered my teacher at beauty school explain to me the difference between a serum and a moisturizer. Basically a daily moisturizer will hydrate the surface of your skin and a serum will hydrate the deeper layers of your skin. So I started using this instead of a regular moisturizer and I think I'm never going back. My skin looks more radiant and youthfull.

Friday, November 28, 2014


Hey peeps,

If you saw my recent haul-post then you must have seen the Benefit advent calender I bought. I was thinking of a way to keep you guys updated on what's behind every little door and then I thought of the perfect solution..

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Benefit 2014 advent calender
MAC Prep+Prime CC primer in 'Neutralize'
MAC lippencil in 'Soar'
Thelma and Louise DVD
The Vow DVD
Rimmel ScandalEyes Kate<3 Volume+Lift mascara
Rimmel ScandalEyes waterproof kohl kajal in '005Nude' and '001Black'
Rimmel Fix&Perfect Pro Primer
L'Oréal True Match foundation in 'Golden Beige'
Clarisonic Luxe Cashmere Cleanse brush head 

Do you want to see a review on any of these products? Let me know on twitter @_MakeUpDiary_ or in the comments below

Xoxo Nathalie

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Inspirational Mondays

How would you be styling this dramatic look? Please let me know in the comments section below or tweet me @_MakeUpDiary_ using #InspirationalMondays.

Xoxo Nathalie

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

The perfect red lip

If you read my favorite lipsticks for fall/winter post then you know I like to wear a red lip all year long. Today I'm gonna show you how you get the perfect red lip that lasts all night using just 5 simple steps. So let's get started.

1. The first step is perhaps the most overlooked one. Use a lipprimer! You put primer on your face to make your foundation last longer right? So why not do the same with your lips. My all time favorite is the MAC prep+prime lipprimer. It smooths out the surface of your lips which in turn will make it easier to apply your lipliner. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

What is your acne telling you?

Struggeling with acne? I was for a very long time, but then I came across this article about the reasons you might be breaking out and let me tell you it changed my life. Sounds a bit dramatic right? But it really did though..

You can find the reasons behind your breakouts by looking exactly where you're breaking out. This theory is based on the eastern tradition of face mapping. Basically there's 5 zones on your face and each correlates to another reason. So without keeping you any longer, here are the 5 zones and the reasons behind your breakouts.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Inspirational Mondays

I'm loving this Boho-chique look on Candice Swanepoel <3 
What do you guys think? Let me know on twitter @_MakeUpDiary_ using #InspirationalMondays or in the comments section below.

Xoxo Nathalie

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

My favorite lipsticks for fall/winter

My favorite part about fall? Being able to wear a dark lip! Now I like to rock a dark lip all year long, but it always seems more wearable during this time of year. Below are some of my personal favorites. Hope you like them..
As always I'll include links where to buy these lipsticks at the bottom of the page.


1. Cyber 
Let's start of with the darkest of them all. I bought this color about a year ago and I have to admit I was a little scared to wear it out at first. However it has quickly become one of my favorites. Cyber is a deep purple color and it has an satin finish. Since this color is so dark I like to wear it with neutral eyes so one doesn't overpower the other.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Inspirational Mondays

Being an MUA, I like to stay creative. What I like to do is to go online and search for make-up looks that inspire me. From now on, every monday I'll be posting some of the looks that inspire me most. 

So let's start off with this amazing fall make-up look for #InspirationalMondays

If you're ever interested in finding out how to achieve any of the #InspirationalMondays looks just let me know in the comments below or find me on twitter @_MakeUpDiary_ and I'll do my best to make a tutorial for you guys. 

Xoxo Nathalie

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Make-up starter kit

When you're just starting out with make-up, you might be a little overwhelmed. That's okay, I was too. There are so many products to choose from and so many finishes, that you might not know what's best for you. I didn't know all these things when I first started out, but I'm here to help you.

First off let me say that you don't need to buy all of this make-up. You can just pick and choose what you like. The first make-up item I bought was a clear lipgloss. So I recommend just picking 1 or 2 products and just slowly build your collection from there. You don't want to be spending all of your money on make-up that you don't actually NEED. If you decide to start wearing make-up, be sure you wear it for you and not to fit in somewhere. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

What face shape are you

One of the first things I learned in beautyschool is how to find your face shape. 
Knowing your face shape can help you a lot as it can determine how to best apply your make-up or what haircut suits you the most.

There are 7 different face shapes. Oval, square, round, oblong, pear shaped, heart shaped and diamond. 
Below I will show you how you can find your face shape.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

My favorite mascaras

1. Dior Diorshow Iconic
Dior mascaras are by far my favorite, drugstore or high end. I got this one in a combo set with one of my other favorites 'extase'.
I like this one because it's a great everyday mascara. It lenghtens your lashes without giving too much volume. So if you're into natural looking lashes then this is the one for you. 

2. Dior Diorshow Extase
Again, this is an amazing mascara. This one is not really lenghtening, but it gives your lashes tons of volume without clumping them together. In combination with Dior Iconic it makes for one amazing mascara.