Natural Wedding Makeup Tutorials for a Minimalist Bride

July 11, 2022
Caitlyn Martyn
By: Caitlyn Martyn | Makeup.com by L'Oréal

Choosing your makeup look for your wedding day can be challenging, especially if you want to take a more subtle, toned-down approach instead of a traditionally glam aesthetic. For a natural look, it’s all about defining and highlighting your best features with neutral tones and complexion-enhancing products. 


If you’re in need of inspiration, there’s no better place to look than YouTube. And ahead, we’re sharing five of our favorite wedding makeup tutorials for the minimalist bride.

How Do You Do Natural Wedding Makeup?

Before we dive into the tutorials, we’d be remiss not to share a few of our own tips on creating a natural wedding makeup look. Remember, a natural look will be slightly different for everyone, but the key is going for nude tones and lightweight textures that let your authentic skin and features shine. Full-coverage, overly matte formulas could emphasize skin texture and look harsh, so try opting for buildable formulas that are lightweight and offer dewy, soft matte or natural finishes instead. 

Pretty and Defined

YouTuber Kelechi Mgbemena documented her whole wedding journey on her channel, including her makeup and hair details she did herself. The result? A simple and chic look from head to toe. To replicate her gorgeous matte skin, try the Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation

Soft Glam

In this tutorial, vlogger Elanna Pecherle details how to DIY a soft glam bridal look with a neutral smoky eye, flushed cheeks and a glossy pink lip. To replicate her pout, we suggest using L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Plump Lip Gloss in Flush.

Lashed and Ready

The focal point of this flawless look is the eyes. Vlogger @adalinebeauty used neutral eyeshadow and a black eyeliner along the top and bottom lash lines. The finishing touch is fluttery false lashes. For a more subtle look, opt for individual falsies to add volume and lengthen your natural lashes.

Simple and Defined

Vlogger @davienna created this tutorial for brides who are doing their own wedding makeup. If your goal is to create a subtle contour, achieve thick, groomed brows and tightline the eyes, this is the tutorial for you. For a cream eyeliner pencil that will last in your waterline, we love the Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil Waterproof Gel Eyeliner.

Not Too Natural, But Not Too Glam

For a look that’s somewhere between natural and dramatic, vlogger Brianna Fox has got you covered. In this in-depth video, she shares her best tips and tricks for creating a neutral pink-toned look that’s universally flattering.
Photo: Elanna McGowan, @ellepearls

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