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.