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David Peck-Whiston - Professional Make Up Artist - www.david-peck.com

We continue our series of posts featuring advice and tips from the fabulous team who will be joining us at the Sami Tipi Open Weekend event on 19th and 20th April at Bawdon Lodge Farm.

Today I'm pleased to welcome David Peck-Whiston.

David is a professional Make-up Artist who specialises in weddings, special events, portfolio and fashion/editorial. He has worked with various designer brands and became a pro artist achieving a Dior diploma. He also attended the Bobbi Brown make-up school in London.

Here's David with a few of his fabulous bridal beauty tips, just for you!

Bridal Beauty - Top 3 tips

  1. Primer - This is a must have for your big day, My favourite is Smashbox photo ready oil-free primer.
  2. Lashes - Opt for lash extensions, these are available at most beauty salons they last for many weeks and look great, NO lash strips these can have a mind of their own!!
  3. Preparation - Don't just expect your skin to work with you on the day, make sure you look after your skin and maintain hydration prior to the big day.

Bridal Beauty: Makeup Tips

It's hard enough to keep your face looking fresh all day, never mind on your wedding day!! Here's how to give your look staying power.

Spring and summer weddings: glowing brides, blue skies, shining sun. Here are a few tips and techniques especially for outdoor weddings.

Make up by David Peck-WhistonPhotography by Emma Cleveley Photography


Glowing skin is beautiful. If your face is greasy, however... well, that's another story.

If your skin is oily, hydrate it with an oil-free moisturizer. If it's extra oily, skip the moisturizer and just dab a little eye lotion under your eyes. And if your skin is dry, moisturise as usual.

Prepare your skin for foundation by applying an anti-shine product, If you do use foundation, apply an oil-free formula with a foundation brush. If you have very good skin, skip the foundation and just use a spot concealer, which will stay on longer. Use this under eyes, around corners of your nose, and wherever you have blemishes. Finally after you've applied your liquid foundation, powder your face with a small brush.

Knot note

By the way, if your beloved tends to shine up, too, slip him a mattifying product to use on the big day. Because it's not makeup it should be guy-friendly enough for him to handle.


Using a concealer brush, apply concealer all over your lid, from lash line to brow. This will help your shadow adhere to your skin. If your lids are extra oily (most Asian women have oily lids), apply a mattifying product first, then put your concealer on top. Finish it off with a dusting of powder. Otherwise opt for the long lasting waterproof cream shadows. As for liners, liquid liner stays put like no pencil can.

Even if you don't think of yourself as the crying type, waterproof mascara is definitely in order on this day.


If the heat hurts your makeup, blush will be one of the first things to go.

Opt for a soft, powdery formula that will look fresh and absorb oil. For more staying power, apply cheek stain, then dust a matching powder blush on top of it.


You'll be kissing your new husband, kissing your guests, sipping champagne... how are you supposed to keep your lipstick on all day? Heed this advice for a picture perfect pucker:

Start off by moisturizng your lips with balm so your pencil will glide along easily. Then take your lip pencil and colour in your entire Lips -- this will prevent your lipstick from bleeding and supply more holding power.

Make up by David Peck-Whiston - Professional Make Up Artist - www.david-peck.comPhotography by Emma Cleveley Photography

Insider Secret: If you're the type of person who can never keep her lipstick on, use a medium-toned concealer as a base before your lip pencil. Once your pencil's in place, apply your lipstick, then blot with a tissue. brush some loose powder on top, then remove the tissue and make up your lips again to seal the deal. The final step is adding a touch of gloss to add instant glamour.

One Last Thing

If you're going to be taking outdoor pictures during the hours of 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, carry an umbrella to shield your face from the sun. Pack an emergency kit, which you can give to your maid of honour for safekeeping. It should include a compact, a lipstick, blotting papers to shoo away shine, and a small tube of concealer with a tiny brush for quick touch ups.

Pop of Colour

If you choose your lips as the focal point, make sure you are comfortable wearing the shade you choose. Test out lip colours a few months before your wedding.

Make up by David Peck-Whiston

You want to make sure you can rock the colour you choose without feeling self-conscious about your choice. A great pink shade is created for every skin tone out there.

The Forever Timeless

This is a great look for the bride who is going for the timeless classic look. You want to keep your eye makeup and lips on the neutral side, but play up your eyeliner with a slight wing. This will give you a subtle vintage look.

Make up by David Peck-Whiston

Make sure that whatever look you choose, you feel both confident and comfortable with your makeup. This will ensure you look your absolute best on your special day!

Fabulous advice David! Thanks.

David is looking forward to joining us at the Open Weekend and will be available to discuss your make up requirements. So grab your FREE SamiTipiOW tickets now!

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