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Special Occasion and Bridal Makeup

Special Occasion and Bridal Makeup

London College of Fashion
Taught by
Samantha Walker


An introductory makeup course combining the key features of two of our most popular makeup application courses, Special Occasion and Bridal Makeup.

You'll learn a broad range of wedding makeup styles and long-lasting techniques suitable for the wedding party alongside makeup styles and tips for other important occasions from evening events through to daytime parties.

The course includes:

  • Skin preparation
  • Corrective makeup techniques
  • Types of foundations
  • Long-lasting techniques
  • Natural beauty wedding makeup
  • Strong beauty wedding makeup
  • Asian-influenced wedding makeup
  • Contemporary / modern wedding makeup
  • Evening and glamorous make-p for the bride
  • Bridal consultation tips
  • Daytime occasion makeup
  • Sophisticated evening makeup
  • Glamorous party makeup
  • Red carpet makeup

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


This is a beginners level makeup artist course. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.
Please note - Many of the looks demonstrated on this course are included on our 'Introduction to beauty make-up' short course. We recommend that you do not take both courses.

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 with 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
  • Eyelash curlers
  • Powder puff
Course price includes a high quality 12 piece Bdellium brush set.

Available dates