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Bridal Makeup

Bridal Makeup

London College of Fashion
Taught by
Samantha Walker


On this introductory makeup course 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 for all skin types
  • Colour corrective techniques
  • Eye shapes and face shapes 
  • Contouring and blush application
  • Eye lining techniques
  • Application of individual and strip lashes
  • Products used for Bridal make-up
  • Long-wearing make-up techniques
  • Bridal make-up trial
  • Current Bridal trends
  • Natural/ strong natural bridal look
  • Asian Bridal make-up
  • Smokey eyes
  • Cut-crease
  • Bold lips
  • Aftercare: How the Bride can maintain the look
  • Advice on Mother-of -the bride and bridesmaids

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

Student Testimonials  

"The course ran smoothly, Sam is an excellent tutor, she was really patient with everyone and was quite encouraging with her words."  

"Tutor Sam Walker was great. She has given lots of inspiration over the last week and made really very excited to practice what I have learned from her, also interesting me to potentially attend another short course in Beauty at the college."


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: 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 a MAC 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 worked in the make-up industry for over 17 years. Her career started with Make-up Forever, Paris. Working in fashion, music, beauty, film, theatre and bridal. Her editorial work includes features for Vanity Fair, Tatler, Tank, Flux, What?, amongst others. She has worked as a bridal make-up artist for many years. A Royal wedding: Duke and Duchess of Gloucester’s daughter Lady Davina Windsor at Kensington palace, Roger Taylor from QUEENs brides make-up, are to name a few. Sam has also collaborated with the late Isabella Blow and Philip Treacey. Photographers Gisela Torres, Cody Burridge, Pete Bartlett. Commercials for Simple, Yorkshire Tea, BT, CISCO. Celebrities; the burlesque dancer Immodesty Blaize, Salma Hayek, Tina Turner, Nigella Lawson. She also combines this with tutoring, training Global brands 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
  • Tweezer
  • Small Scissors

Course price includes a high quality 12 piece Bdellium brush set.

Please note: 

Students are advised to remove any permanent eyelash extensions before the course starts, to ensure they are able to complete full makeup looks. 

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