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Makeup Workshop

Makeup Workshop

London College of Fashion
Taught by
Samantha Walker


This makeup course will introduce you to the basic skills of applying your own makeup with hints and tips for making the most of your best features. You will learn the key techniques for creating up-to-date looks for the day and evening that suit your face shape and skin tone. The tutor will demonstrate the looks on a model and you will re create this look on yourself using a set of brushes provided as part of the course, and the College's extensive range of MAC makeup.

This course is hands-on and will show you all you need to know to have the confidence to create these looks at home any time. The tutor will also offer suggestions on how to update your make-up bag.

The course includes:

  • Skin and skincare
  • Working with makeup brushes
  • Skin tone / foundation selection and application
  • Enhancing eye shapes
  • Brow grooming techniques
  • Natural day makeup
  • Evening makeup, including smoky eyes

This course is for applying your own makeup and not suitable for aspiring professional makeup artists.

Our makeup courses take place in our makeup studios housed within our Lime Grove site in West London.


Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older.


Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.

Discounted Shopping Event:

As part of your course, you will receive an invite to both a MAC and Bobbi Brown discount shopping session. Enabling you to purchase products at 35% discount. The Masterclass and shopping sessions may take place either during your course or in some cases the following week or weekend.

You can watch interviews from our tutors and find out more about our makeup courses with our promotional video.

Tutor Description

Sam Walker has been working in the make-up industry for over 10 years. She trained at London College of Fashion and then started her career with Make-up Forever, Paris. She has worked in fashion, beauty, film, theatre and weddings. Her editorial work includes features for Vanity Fair, Tatler and Flux (to name a few). She has worked as a bridal make-up artist for many years, which has included doing the make-up for the Duke and Duchess of Kent's daughter Davina's wedding at Kensington palace and Roger Taylor’s brides make-up, who is a band member of 'Queen'.  Sam has also collaborated with the late Isabella Blow and Philip Treacey. She currently works with photographers such as Gisela Torres, the burlesque dancer Immodesty Blaize and works for MAC cosmetics in the UK. She also combines this with tutoring at London College of Fashion on various short-courses and regularly delivering seminars for the industry.


Please bring the following items with you to each class:

  • Your own mascara
  • Makeup remover/cleanser, and moisturiser
  • Headband
  • Notepad and pen
  • Your current make up bag if you would like it updated
Course price includes a high quality 12 piece Bdellium brush set.

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