Caroline Barnes is one of the UKs most established and celebrated make-up artists. Known industry wide for her passion, skill and pure professionalism, both clients and brands adore working with Caroline.
Her reputation for approachable beauty has helped her establish an enviable roster of clients from Diane Kruger, Ruth Wilson, Olivia Coleman, Rebecca Ferguson, Emma Watson and Olga Kurylenko to Kylie Minogue and Kelly Rowland. Caroline gets enormous satisfaction in creating beautiful red carpet glamour and also in pushing creative boundaries for video and photo shoots.
Editorially and for advertising campaigns, she has worked with many of the world’s most famous photographers such as Rankin, Walter Chin and Ellen Von Unwerth creating beauty and fashion shoots for publications like Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire & Glamour, and campaigns for clients such as H&M, Max Factor, Olay and Maybelline.
Commercially, Caroline is in demand as an expert ambassador by many major beauty brands: she has been a spokesperson for Clinique and L’Oreal Paris and she is currently UK & Ireland brand ambassador to Max Factor.
Caroline has a YouTube channel Speed Beauty by Caroline Barnes' offering expert beauty advice which is getting deserved recognition. Caroline knows exactly what women want and how to deliver it at speed, too. She also gives her time to the beauty industry charity, Look Good Feel Better, using her ‘midas touch’ to help restore confidence and wellbeing in women cancer sufferers.
In 2020, Caroline launched a campaign to 'give back' to the NHS during the Covid 19 pandemic, with the highly successful and appreciated NHS Moral Boost
Caroline lives in London with her husband and sons.