The internet has become inundated with makeup tutorials, especially since the advent of Pinterest, but there is something special about Los Angeles based makeup artist Amy Clarke’s work that makes it stand out amongst the others floating around the web. It’s always such a treat for us to get a makeup tutorial from Amy and recently, we’ve been lucky enough for her to send over a few more! Amy creates tutorials that truly aim to enhance a woman’s natural beauty rather than mask it. We are in love with Amy’s organic style, and she couldn’t make it any easier to recreate these natural looks yourself.


Don’t be afraid to try and recreate this absolutely gorgeous look. If you’re looking for a really organic makeup style for your bridal shower or engagement pictures, this tutorial may be a way for you to do your makeup on your own! And this style is polished yet so effortless that you could wear it on a daily basis (the 5 minutes it takes to do it doesn’t hurt either). Aren’t we all looking for a full-proof routine that you can whip out right before work every day after you roll out of bed? Once you have the materials for this easy tutorial, it takes not time at all! Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Amy Clarke has outlined the tutorial below and Bryce Covey provided us with these absolutely gorgeous images to go along with them.


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The 5 Minute Face

1. + 2. Apply a tinted moisturizer using a duo-blending brush all over face. I love Jane Iredale’s Blending brush and Coola Organic Tinted Moisturizer in Rose Essence, SPF 20.

3. + 4.  Apply Concealer under your eyes and on any blemishes or sunspots, and blend in with your fingers or blending brush. I used Tarte’s Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in “Medium”.

5. +6.  Next, apply a cream blush or cheek stain to the apples of your cheeks, and blend back towards the sides of your face using your fingers. Try Tarte’s Cheek Stain in “Natural Beauty”.

7. Fill in any sparse eyebrow spots, using an eyebrow pencil in a shade one or two shades lighter than your hair color. My absoulte favortie Eyebrow Pencil is Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Brow Wiz Eyebrow Pencil in “Ash Blonde”.

8. Set your makeup using a loose powder. Apply only to the the T-zone area, around your nose and under eyes. Try Laura Mercier’s loose powder in “Ivory”.

9. +10. Curl your Lashes and Apply mascara. Curl one set of lashes at a time, and apply mascara immediately after before moving to the next eye. This will ensure the curliest lashes! Try Kevyn Aucoin’s lash curler! I think it’s the most perfect lash curler out there. I used elf brand lengthening & Defining mascara.

11. Finish your look by apply a natural colored lipstick and gloss on your lips. No need for lip liner when you’re using a lipstick close to your natural lip color. I used Paul & Joe’s lipstick in “Candied Rose” and a yummy Victoria’s Secret Lipgloss in “Citrus Kissed”.

ProTip: The fewer brushes you use, the faster you will be at applying your makeup. Try using your fingers to blend instead of grabbing for another brush. Fingers are the best makeup applicator.

Photography: Bryce Covey | Makeup: Amy Clarke | Hair: Heidi Marie Garrett | Creative Direction: Emily Newman for Once Wed


Comments (22)

Corina Nika | Reply

This is so gorgeous!
Basically how i wear my make up daily. It just looks so fresh and perfect!

Harmony/ Rustic Folk Weddings | Reply

Pretty much describes my morning routine natural sophistication, love this tutorial!

Cheri {Woodsy Weddings} | Reply

It’s so nice to see a tutorial for a look that’s actually wearable! I’ll definitely be recreating this fresh, pretty makeup.

Laura Diamond Bridal Gallery | Reply

Gorgeous makeup! Love the natural, glam look.

Budget Wedding Invitations | Reply

Thanks for sharing this brilliant tutorial that’s super easy to follow!

Anni | Reply

This is perfect, I love how fresh and romantic it is.

Shoes Lover | Reply

Wow… nice information for my fiance, going to forward it to her with hope she will look fab . Thanks with two thumbs. :)

Jana | Reply

Just perfect :)

Madeline Alcott | Reply

Gorgeous everyday look– I love it!

Sarah | Reply

Very lovely. The Paul & Joe lipstick is discontinued though. Any suggestions for a replacement?

Gianna | Reply

what does a tinted moisturizer do for your face? does it have any coverage at all? because my face (not trying to brag) doesnt have alot of blemishes and wearing foundation is really a pain sometimes and i would like to go more natural..does anyone have any tips about that?

Katie | Reply

Wow, this is so stunning and natural looking. I have bookmarked it :)

Carlos Hernandez Photography | Reply

This is perfect information to share with my clients for ideas on how to do makeup for engagement shoots. Thanks!

Bri | Reply

From a Professional Makeup Artist THANK YOU!!! Skin will ALWAYS be in! Many of us in the industry are growing weary of overly contoured, highlighted, and excess when it comes to makeup! This look is fresh, beautiful, and extremely refreshing!

Ana wedding videographer | Reply

Great Tutorial, natural fresh

Sarah Chancey | Reply

Loving this tutorial too! :D Maybe I’m becoming an addict to these – but they are so much fun!!!

okcupid2 | Reply

Thanks for sharing this brilliant tutorial that’s super easy to follow! i love

david | Reply


smith rock | Reply

Thanks for sharing this brilliant tutorial that’s super easy to follow! i love………..

Valeria Mameli | Reply

I’m a real fun of natural look, great :)

OrionGeradores | Reply

Great post. I am your regular visitor always get the best info on your blogs. Thank you so much for the great stuff.

Maria | Reply

So pretty! Is perfect for my soon weeding :) :)

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