A little more than three years ago D.C. area-based professional makeup artist Porsche Collins was trying out several different looks for her then impending nuptials. The Youtube beauty and fashion vlogger gives a thorough breakdown of how to achieve a classic traditional look with glowing skin and red lips, on your own. This bridal season the tutorial is still a go-to. Using 14 products (six of them drugstore brands), and at least five brushes, she seamlessly gives herself a beat that can be mimicked by even the greenest of brides. The look is timeless and made to last through the night, which is of utmost importance for the long festivities of a wedding day.

For a makeup newbie who wants to attempt her own big day beat, note some of Porsche’s tricks, such as dampening the blender sponge with primer spray (not water) before blending concealer, using the blender sponge to pull the eye down when applying liner to the bottom lash line, starting from the outside and working your way in for winged liquid liner, opting for mink lashes because they are lightweight and therefore great for all day wear.

If you want to mimic Porsche’s beautiful look you’ll want to follow this video. Here, the key takeaways:

  • Your main products don’t need to be expensive, it’s all about quality and what works for you.
  • Don’t skimp on your brushes; switch it up to make sense with what you’re applying.
  • Be careful and take your time when you get to the tricky steps, and go over areas to fix imperfections.
  • This is a classic look that can translate to every day wear with simple adjustments such as changing the red lip to a nude.
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If you don’t want to attempt this look on your own but want it, you can get help from the expert herself. Hit up Porsche on prettybyporsche.com to see if she services your area for your special day.

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