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Caroline Barnes

Caroline Barnes is one of the most celebrated make-up artists of our time and she believes passionately in the positive effects make-up can have on self-esteem. Her clients have ranged from Kylie Minogue and Cheryl Cole to Diane Kruger and Sheryl Crow. Editorially, she’s also worked with top photographers, including Rankin and Walter Chin, creating beauty shoots for publications like Glamour, Marie Claire and InStyle.

In the step-by-step make-up tutorials below, Caroline demonstrates a few, simple make-up tricks to help you make the most of your natural beauty. She’s worked closely with Dr Alex Clarke, Consultant Psychologist, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, at The Royal Free Hospital to explain why we find certain features attractive and why they have such an impact on our self-esteem.

Achieving a fresh faced look



Perfecting your pout



Enhancing your eyes



Dr Alex Clarke

Dr Alex Clarke is a Consultant Psychologist of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Royal Free Hospital. She is the author of approximately 70 research papers, book chapters and publications for patient groups, with a particular and current focus on body image and how we can overcome distress and dissatisfaction associated with our appearance.

In the clip below, Dr Clarke discusses whether there is a common biological basis for beauty.

What defines beauty?