Beauty Tutorial: How to Do Your Own Wedding Makeup (Video)

Local vlogger Claire Ashley demonstrates how to DIY the naturally flawless look.

By: Irina Grechko


When it comes to bridal makeup, you don’t need to shell out big bucks for a professional to achieve a natural look that will stand out in photographs. In fact, doing your own makeup saves you money and avoids the unfortunate incident of a salon artist turning you into someone unrecognizable (you know you’ve heard that horror story before).

With this in mind, we caught up with DC-based self-taught beauty guru Claire Ashley. With more than 80,000 subscribers and more than 13 million views, the YouTuber and beauty blogger knows a thing or two about creating a special-occasion look that’s guaranteed to be a bride- and crowd-pleaser. Watch Ashley create a fuss-free, step-by-step wedding-day look, and get tips for making it stay through the last dance.

Get the look:

L’Oreal Studio Secrets magic perfecting base, $12.99 at Ulta.

Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF 15 foundation, $27 at Sephora.

Eye Shadow in Espresso, $15 at M.A.C Cosmetics

Urban Decay Naked2 palette, $50 at Sephora.

Maybelline Eye Studio lasting drama gel eyeliner, $9.99 at Ulta

CoverGirl LashBlast waterproof mascara, $8.99 at Walgreens.

Ardell Demi Wispies false eyelashes, $4.99 at Sally Beauty Supply.

Duo eyelash adhesive, $8 at Sephora

Pro longwear concealer in NC30, $18 at M.A.C Cosmetics.

Laura Mercier loose setting powder in Translucent, $35 at Nordstrom.

Physicians Formula Bronze Booster glow-boosting pressed powder in Medium, $14.95 at Ulta.

Rouge cream blush in Tea Rose, $6 at NYX.

Lip pencil in Subculture, $15 at M.A.C Cosmetics.

Rich color gloss in Tutu, $24 at Bobbi Brown.

Have beauty tutorial requests? Leave them for Claire in the comments below.