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Spraytan voor Black Beauty’s

Menataupe Beautycare bestaat uit een groothandel, beautysalon en een opleidingsinstituut gevestigd in Barendrecht.

Gwendolyn Landvreugd begon ooit als succesvolle nagelstyliste in het beautyvak en is de eigenaresse van dit unieke beautyconcept.

Q Wat was je idee achter menataupe?
A Inspiratie door klanten en goed luisteren naar de vraag van klanten. Ik kreeg veel complimenten van klanten over mijn make up en wenkbrauwen, of ik iets met make up en wimpers wil gaan doen en kreeg daardoor de inspiratie voor Menataupe. Als je goed luistert naar de vraag van klanten dan weet je ook waar ergens markt in is. Klanten inspireren mij heel erg.

Q Heb je een belangrijk speerpunt in je carriere en in je bedrijf?
A De combinatie van dicht bij jezelf blijven en niet bang zijn voor concurrentie. Er is altijd een mogelijkheid voor samenwerking en er is altijd wel iets wat je kan toevoegen of waar je een toegevoegde waarde in kan zijn. Ik geloof volledig in de visie van mijn bedrijf. Toen wij bijvoorbeeld begonnen met Spraytan heb ik het eerst ook zelf uitgeprobeerd. Het is namelijk ook voor de donkere huid geschikt omdat je een mooie egale kleur krijgt. De melanine die je in je huid hebt wordt door de zon in Europa niet voldoende opgebrand omdat de zon niet hoog genoeg staat. Met spraytan krijg je dezelfde uitstraling en je hersenen pikken dat gevoel op, het gevoel alsof je net terug bent uit de tropen. Die egale uitstraling is mooi zichtbaar op zowel gezicht als lichaam. Boodschap in deze is dat je absoluut niet bang moet zijn voor iets nieuws en meer out of the box moet blijven denken. Met de keuzes die je maakt is de achterliggende gedachte “The Why” waarom je iets doet is heel erg belangrijk.

Q Heb je een Gouden tip voor iemand die wilt starten in de beauty?
A Wat ik heel veel zie is dat er veel wordt gekopieerd en nagedaan en daar is niets mis mee. Het spreekwoord geeft het immers al aan. Maar het grootste succes van een starter zit hem in het feit dat je iets met volledige passie doet want jij bent namelijk de enige die begrijpt waarom je iets doet. Op die manier zal je slagen omdat je volledig achter je eigen keuzes staat. Je visie moet geboren worden uit een bepaalde passie waarin jij gelooft en alleen jij hoeft hier in te geloven! NIEMAND anders.




I would like to give you a quick review on my latest Hudabeauty purchase;

Faux Mink lashes; Farah #12

What I absolutely love about the faux mink lashes is that they are triple stacked for a more dramatic look.
The lashes also provide a 3D effect that creates a glamorous touch in combination with the extra length.

I must say that this is a musthave for lash lovers!

Lipstrobe; Mystical

The Lip Strobe is a strobing mettalic gloss that comes in 12 shades.

You can use it alone or on top of any other lip color.

It provides volume and shimmer.

To create a more matte look you can use some blothing powder.

This gloss creates kissable lips💋



Xmass Goodies

I took a trip to Barcelona last weekend and offcourse I had to pay a visit to my dearest SEPHORA.

Everytime I’am there I feel like a kid in a candystore! I transform into a make up monster and purchase everything I like.

For the Holiday season it’s even better to be there because a lot of brands have special Limited Edition Gift Sets. 

One of my goodies is from Too Faced Cosmetics. Too Faced The Chocolate Shop is one of several gift sets and eyeshadow palettes that are part of the Too Faced Christmas in New York Holiday 2016 Collection.

Inside the package you will find mini sizes of my alltime favorite Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara, Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer, and a Melted Chocolate Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Chocolate Milkshake.

The set comes with a total of 21 eyeshadow shades. There’s also a highlighter a Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, and a Blush which.

From NARS I purchased some very nice matte lip shades. The application of a lipstick combined with the convenience of a pencil in a jumbo crayon design is just everything!!!

The colors are rich pigments and create a velvety matte finish. Use for lining, all-over lip color, or pairing with another lip product.
With all my Xmass goodies I’am all set and done for the Holidays!

Sexy Brow Essential

Fashion trends are a big form of influance to the shape of the eyebrows. Currently BOLDBROWS (fully trimmed eyebrows) are a big hype in the magazines and social media.

Beautiful eyebrows automatically create a beautiful face expression. That’s why it’s very important to take good notice and care of the following steps when shaping your eyebrows;
-the shape of your face (round, oval, angular, long ..)
-the shape of your eyes
-the color and texture of your eyebrow makeup

By plucking you remove excess hair that grows just outside your desired shape. You can also trim your eyebrows to get a more forward form. But which product is suitable to create a nice and even colored AND natural looking eyebrow ..?

A pencil?

A browpomade?

A brow powder?

As an makeup artist I am constantly testing various makeup products. 
I’m a fan of a dark brown eyebrow pencil when it comes to coloring and browshaping. Until one of my clients offered me a sample of the Brow Extender from Divaderme Cosmetics.
Divaderme Brow Extender is composed of fibers made from natural ingredients and minerals. The fibers are semi permanent and waterproof. These fibers give your eyebrows the effects of more hair and volume. Besides the fact that the Brow Extender makes your eyebrows nice uniform color throughout and it is once again caring for the natural moisturizers that are incorporated into the fibers. What else do you want!

The Brow Extender applies on very easily. After you have fixed your eyebrows into shape, place the fibers gradually between your hairs.

I think it’s nice to finish with an eyebrow gel so my eyebrow shape is fly and fierce all day long.

This amazing product is hypoallergenic, it contains no parabens or gluten and it is not tested on animals.

The Brow Extender is available in the colors Espresso Brown Ash Blonde and Cappuccino Brown.

I myself use Espresso Brown.

“Divaderme : BROWS IN A BOTTLE”


Morphe Magic

I’am so obsessed with my new Morphe 35N Matte Palette and I have been super excited to blog about it! 
I have heard so many good things from other make up artists about these shadows that it was a must for me to purchase it for my professional make up kit.

In the fall and winter time, I’m really a big fan of matte eyeshadow and matte makeup looks. That was the main reason for me to seek for a palette with a range of color choice and variety of shades.

The brand Morphe Brushes has several eyeshadow palettes in theire range including a matte palette; Morphe Matte 35N.

The pallette consists of 35 colors ranging from nude earth tones to warm tones such as dark plums, red, and browns.

The shades are suitable for your everyday look or for a deep smokey eye. These shadows are so pigmented and easy to blend. I honestly did not expect such amazing pigmentation for this pricerange. For those that like a more intenser pigmented look I recommend to spray some fixation spray on your brush and blend it with your shade.

This palette is definitely a fall/winter make up  MUST HAVE of the moment.

#Morphebabe #Morphebrushes



Yves Saint Laurent

It’s always nice to work for a beautiful brand. And certainly one of the most glamorous luxury one; Yves Saint Laurent


During my promotion for YSL, I was working on makeovers and touch ups. In this way, the ladies got in my YSL chair and create a nice and good impression of the make up products and looks. 


The focus was mainly on the new FALL LOOK with the name PRETTY METAL with intense black, cobalt blue and berry colors.

I am very excited about Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation! 

This product creates a nice satin smooth effect. In addition, there is a SPF 19 in processed.

The Kiss & Blush lipstick was also one of my favorite products to work with. It can be used for both the lips and the cheeks. The velvety texture consists of a cream which creates a matte finish.

During these kind of assignments, it is always a privilege to do make up and make people very happy with a better version of themselves!


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