DIY Wedding Makeup Tutorial


I’ve gotten a few questions about wedding day makeup recently so I created this makeup look as if I was doing my own makeup for my wedding day! 

I did my own makeup for my actual wedding day, but I wish I had the Urban Decay All Nighter Spray because it was so hot and humid at my wedding.

You can watch the video tutorial walking you through the entire makeup look below, and I hope you learn some techniques to help you feel empowered to do your makeup.


I prepped my skin by using the following skincare products:

Ole Henricksen Walnut Scrub

Ole Henricksen Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum

Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Moisture Cream

Makeup Products:

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation – a very, very long-lasting full coverage foundation!

Bobbi Brown Under Eye Corrector – helps “correct” problems like dark purple circles under the eye.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder for Under Eyes

Charlotte Tilbury Bronze & Glow Palette – Adds such a lovely definition to the face.

NARS Liquid Blush in Orgasm

NARS bronzer in Laguna – A warm bronzing powder.

Anastasia Brow Wiz in Taupe

bareMinerals Gen Nude Eyeshadow + Primer in Low Key – I love a cream eyeshadow as a base or simply as the color I use for the eye look. Low Key is a warm, toasty nude.

Tartelette in Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette (used shades Smarty Pants, Jet Setter, and Charmer)

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Earth(Quake)

Benefit Roller Liner Waterproof Liquid Liner

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Sephora Smudge brush

Urban Decay All nighter Setting Spray – One of the very best setting sprays to keep your makeup looking flawless. If you do ONE THING from this makeup tutorial, use this after completing your makeup!!

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lipstick in Pink Nude and Pink Cloud

Charlotte Tilbury Lipliner in Pillowtalk

Not used but would also recommend: 

Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer

Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘N’ Kohl Eyeliner in Bedroom Black

HOURGLASS Veil Soft Focus Setting Spray

My quick tips if you are prepping to do your own makeup is to. . .

One. Try your makeup look a few times before you officially decide that is the look!

Two. Look at yourself from all angles, taking photos from the side and back to make sure you are blending well onto the neck.

Three. Find great light for applying makeup, which is right next to a window.

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Comments (15)

  1. Kate says
    Posted May 29, 2020

    I absolutely love this look! You are so gorgeous!!


  2. Ashley says
    Posted May 29, 2020

    Beautiful! So natural and glowy!

  3. Tracy says
    Posted May 30, 2020

    Thanks for sharing, I love this video and plan to try a few techniques! Absolutely beautiful!

  4. Lynda Denford says
    Posted May 30, 2020

    Hi, I live in the uk, just to let you know the Sephora link opens the French Sephora website, do you think it can be altered to the U.S store. Love your blogs xx

  5. Posted May 30, 2020

    I love your wavey hair here! So beautiful! ❤️✨

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  6. Pamela Webreck says
    Posted May 30, 2020

    Thank you for your positive and informative posts during these difficult days. Seeing your smile and the wonderful way that you interact with your children makes me happy!

  7. Deanna Zimkus says
    Posted May 30, 2020

    Please link the tops you’re wearing! Thanks!

  8. Addy says
    Posted May 30, 2020

    What shade do you use in the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation? Thank you!

  9. Posted June 2, 2020

    This makeup tutorial is really help full. I love it.

  10. Linda says
    Posted June 10, 2020

    So pretty! What makeup brush are you using to apply liner under your eyes and for cat eye? Are you using the Marc Jacobs Highlander Gel Eye Crayon for this?

  11. Sbakea says
    Posted June 10, 2020

    Would you mind sharing where you got those sweet earrings? Thanks!

  12. Stephanie says
    Posted June 15, 2020

    What is the brush you used for foundation?

  13. Diane says
    Posted August 7, 2020

    So pretty!

  14. Jordan says
    Posted November 3, 2020

    Hi Kate, love this post! Where did you get those circular earrings? I’ve been trying to find some but am coming up short! Thanks!

  15. Lacey says
    Posted September 13, 2021

    As someone who emailed you about this recently, thanks for posting! Very helpful!