Makeup & Sparkles with Caroline Barnes

When it comes to life post-lockdown, we all deserve a little self care. And what better than indulging in a little bit of makeup play and sparkles? Now is the time to experiment, to dress up, and to get back into the swing of life. With that in mind, we enlisted incomparable makeup artist to the stars, Caroline Barnes, to run through three easy makeup looks – all paired with sparkles, of course.
“Blush is so uplifting and feminine,” says Caroline. “Add a sweep of blush over your temples and across your cheekbones to add warmth and soften your complexion,” she suggests. And her final tip? “Fuse a soft, glowing highlighter and a delicate jewel together to complete any summer look.” Caroline pairs her gorgeous blush with our bestselling Diamond Chunky Star and Diamond Bar & Hoop Earrings.
“I love an orange red lip in the summer, it’s uplighting and chic and requires minimal effort to apply,” says Caroline of her second look. “This lip colour can make a simple white tee look glam and can add a touch of class to a simple summer dress – just add sparkles!”. Caroline layers up the Diamond & Black Enamel Flower Coin Necklace and our Diamond & Yellow Gold Starburst Necklace
“I get so much pleasure from clashing my nails with my makeup and clothes,” Caroline explains. “The splash of colour on my fingertips transforms my short nails and a bright lip never fails to make me happy. The gorgeous strawberry necklace matches my lips, too, which I love.” Caroline wears our sweet Diamond & Red Enamel Strawberry necklace
Over lockdown, Caroline created an incredible initiative called the NHS Morale Boost where, together with some of her colleagues and the team she works with at Max Factor, she gave 1,000 free virtual beauty appointments to frontline workers over 10 days. You can learn more about the NHS Morale Boost here.