DIY Wedding Makeup Tutorial

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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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Kate says · 05.29.20

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


Ashley says · 05.29.20

Beautiful! So natural and glowy!

Tracy says · 05.30.20

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

Lynda Denford says · 05.30.20

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

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says · 05.30.20

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

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

Pamela Webreck says · 05.30.20

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!

Deanna Zimkus says · 05.30.20

Please link the tops you’re wearing! Thanks!

Addy says · 05.30.20

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

Newinfotalk says · 06.02.20

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

Linda says · 06.10.20

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?

Sbakea says · 06.10.20

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

Stephanie says · 06.15.20

What is the brush you used for foundation?

Diane says · 08.07.20

So pretty!

Jordan says · 11.03.20

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!

Lacey says · 09.13.21

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

Connie says · 08.03.22

I LOVE this look and am trying to copy it for my daughter’s wedding at the end of this month. The wedding is outside, in NC at the end of this month, so heat and humidity will be a factor. Couple of questions 1) use the setting spray instead of setting powder? 2) what color do you use in the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away?