Guest Look: Natasja of Vanillaa | xSparkage

Guest Look: Natasja of Vanillaa

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Hello everyone,

My name is Natasja, I’m 22 years old and I live in the Netherlands.
I have my own beauty blog: Vanillaa, you can find lots of ramblings about cosmetics there! I love blogging, I love writing about all the pretty products and I love creating nice looks.
I’m currently looking for a job as a professional makeup artist and/or beautician and my hobbies are listening to lots of music, watching movies, going shopping, work out and going out.
This look was inspired by that one day I got to freelance for MAC. I had to come up with an interesting, original look to wear that day and this is what I came up with. It’s a pretty warm look, which pops against my light skin tone and my blue-ish eyes.
I hope you enjoy it!





Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-Gel (primer)
Revlon ColorStay Makeup With SoftFlex SPF 6 Combination/Oily Skin – 110 Ivory + Catrice Infinite Matt Up To 18H Make Up – 010 Light Beige (mixed 1/1)
MAC Studio Moisture Cover Concealer – NW15 (under eyes)
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder – Light Fair 0-1

Ben Nye Powder Rouge – Contour No. 1 (contouring)
MAC Mineralize Blush – Dainty
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish – Soft & Gentle

Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base
MAC Paintpots – Painterly (base), Coral Crepe (lid)
Wet ‘n Wild ColorIcon Eye Shadow Single – Brulee (base)
88 Palette – medium brown (upper crease), Dark brown (outer corners & lower lashline), bright pink (transition between crease & highlight)
MAC Eyeshadows – Shroom (highlight), Bronze (crease), Coppering (outer part lid & lower lashline)
MAC Pigments – Melon (inner part lid & tearduct)
Avon SuperSHOCK Gel Eyeliner – Black (lower waterline & upper lashline)
Etos (Dutch brand) X-Tra Lash Volume Mascara Waterproof – Z

HEMA (Dutch brand) Eyebrow Pencil – #09
HEMA (Dutch brand) Eyebrow Gel – Dk Brown
MAC Studio Finish Concealer SPF 35 – NC 15 (clean-up)

MAC Lipstick – Vegas Volt
MAC Studio Finish Concealer SPF 35 – NC 15 (clean-up)


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  1. Vera Camilla

    February 20, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I immediately recognized her, she’s a Dutchie ^^ The look is gorgous.

    • Natasja

      February 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      Thanks Vera :-D

  2. Natasja

    February 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Wow, thanks so much Leesha! This is a huge honor for me, to be featured on your blog. It totally made my day!! Thanks again..

    • Jess

      February 20, 2012 at 9:10 pm

      It’s probably because this look is amazing! Well done :-)

      • Natasja

        February 23, 2012 at 6:45 pm

        Ahww.. Thank you Jess!

  3. Marisa

    February 20, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    ETOS! Omg, that’s the biggest thing that I miss from living in Holland :(
    This is such a beautiful look! I love this kind of colour; I feel like they’re under-used. Nice job Natasja :)

    • Natasja

      February 23, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      Yay for Etos, it’s a great store! Thank you so much Marisa!

  4. eva

    February 20, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Is Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base worth money? soo beautiful look btw! :)

    • Natasja

      February 23, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      It’ll do the job if you don’t have major oily eyelids. I like it, but I don’t love it. Urban Decay/Too Faced makes your eyeshadow pop more and prevents the lids from getting oily better IMHO.

  5. dallas

    February 20, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-Gel what is thaat? lol

    • Jenny$1983

      February 22, 2012 at 9:40 am

      It has many of the same ingredients of eye makeup primers without the ludicrous price tag. I’ve seen quite a few people use it for this purpose.

    • Natasja

      February 23, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      I use it as a base under my foundation. It has a lot of silicones in it, which make your skin appear smoother and keeps your makeup on longer. It’s ‘officially’ used as a skin reliever/protector after shaving ‘down under’ ;-)

  6. Kay

    February 21, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Gorgeous look! Love the coppery hue! I’m so jealous of your eyes! Would love to have light eyes mine are almost black everyone else in my family has a yellowy/ green/ grey mixed colour eyes that seems to be unique to our family and I’m the only one that didn’t get them!! Hmm maybe I should nick my mums in her sleep…… LOL

    • Natasja

      February 23, 2012 at 6:41 pm

      Ahww thank you so much! We can trade eyes? Lol! I’d love to have dark eyes lol!

      • Kay

        February 26, 2012 at 12:53 am

        Yes please!!!! LOL Dark eyes are so boring!! I have dark hair too so they just get lost! LOL

  7. Menie

    February 21, 2012 at 10:05 am

    haaaa Vanillaa!!!
    How cool’s THAT!
    Hun, you know how I love the look!
    What an honour to be featured here on Leesha’s blog!

    • Natasja

      February 23, 2012 at 6:41 pm

      Thanks hun, yes it is! So exciting!

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