Modeling since the age of 15, Natalie Lim Suarez has been a notable figure in the fashion industry for years. Based in NYC, she is 1/2 Chinese, 1/4 Spanish, and 1/4 Mexican. With her passion for photography, creative direction, design, music, writing, modeling, and style, NATALIE OFF DUTY was born. Completely inspired by the "model off duty" on-the-go lifestyle. Sharing her stories, inspirations, and projects through her own photography and writing. Already noted for her winning fans in Harper's Bazaar UK, featured editorials in ELLE, and WWD for her "Good Taste." Along with campaigns and ambassadorships to top fashion and beauty brands from around the world. Some including COACH, DKNY, L'oreal Paris, Saks 5th Avenue, Sunglass Hut, Levis, and Nordstrom. Her eclectic, unique style has launched many successful design collaborations sold in top retailers around the world. Next to fashion, Natalie's other passion is music. Singing along with piano/guitar continue to pop up in her upcoming fashion campaigns.
Natalie Lim Suarez is represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
It’s spring, wear flowers! I took a Jill Stuart Beauty masterclass this month and it was all about super natural skin, pinks, and playing with dried flowers for an editorial look. Totally brilliant. I am all about really clean skin and a fresh face lately. Less is more. Jill Stuart Beauty inspired me to recreate and shoot this look, just for you, representing growth and rebirth this season. How are you blooming this spring?
I hope everyone is feeling healthy during this crazy time! The city has never been sleepier. We’re all inside our homes, making the most of our day, and following the news by the hour. I’ve been working a lot from home. Luckily, all of Team Suarez lives and works from Dumbo. Dylana and I are neighbors! I’m really just using the time to improve my wellbeing, get more sleep, practice the things that I love like singing, and planning for the future. It’s nice having those extra hours each day to really just dedicate to the things and people you love. Trust me, it’s therapeutic to swap out our sweatpants for a pretty spring dress, and continue to do your makeup each morning. It’s funny how the simple act of putting a minimal amount of makeup can me feel 100% better, more alive, and excited to take on conference calls from my desk. This is a full Em Cosmetics look that takes a little under 5 minutes to create. I call it “Faded Clementine” which happens to also be the name of my lip cloud. Em Cosmetics specializes in these essentials that make me feel pretty even if I’m staying inside all day.
Em Cosmetics Heaven’s Glow Blush in Magic Hour. This is a peachy-pink that works on just about every skin tone. It’s both a blush, a bit of a bronzer, and a highlighter in one. I use this one on the apples of my cheeks, the tips of my nose, and along my jawline. It immediately makes it look like my skin was kissed by the sun.
Em Cosmetics Micro-Fluff Sculpting Brow Cream. I keep this in my bag at all times. A brow cream makes my eyes look away by fluffing my eyebrows up and out. Sometimes, I just use this and a little concealer when I’m running around the neighborhood. This is an essential.
There are some nights that call for eclectic makeup. I love this aqua marine teal eyeshadow by Laura Mercierfor any kind of celebration. It’s the perfect look for nights on the dance floor under the disco ball. It’s rock n’ roll, it’s a bit 80’s, and it’s just pure fun. I find this color to work on anybody. Keep the rest of the face bare with a classic rosy lip and a touch of highlighter on the cheekbones. Below you can shop some of my luxurious favorites used in this look from the Pat McGrath Labs foundation and to the Rodin illuminating powder.
Green may just be one of my favorite colors. I picked up an Urban Decay eyeshadow palette and felt like bringing back the 80’s with this lime green shimmer. It’s funny how something so simple and subtle can completely change my mood. That’s what I love about beauty. The ability to transform and lift your spirits with just a little swipe of color. Sometimes a girl just wants to have fun. On the day-to-day, I get stuck in my 5 minute makeup routine: I love my usual bronzed eye shadow and berry lip. This summer I am switching things up and digging into my overflowing beauty cabinets and experimenting with new color palettes I’ve never dipped my fingers into. For this look, I like to do a single pop and keep the rest of my face pretty bare. I nixed my usual cat-eye liner to let the green really do its thing, and just added a touch of mascara, a peachy cheek, and nude pink lip. Talk about fresh! How are you playing with color this summer?