Caroline Barnes shows us how to be ‘Sports Chic’


By Joely Walker


The countdown is over and the Olympic ceremony will have us all celebrating by 8.50pm tonight (if you’re not already!).


Leading the Olympic trend is Max Factor’s make-up artist Caroline Barnes, who has created a signature ‘Sports Chic’ Olympian look. Caroline’s look will be proudly worn by all the athlete and presenter escorts during the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games Victory Ceremonies.

Barnes says, ‘this makeup is all about beautiful, perfected, skin, with highlights and accents of gold and purple’.


Here’s how you can get the look:

  1. Apply Lasting Performance Foundation (£9.99) to your T-zone.

  2. Blend Miracle Touch Foundation (£12.99) over your skin with a finger or a brush.

  3. Use a touch of Miracle Touch Creamy Blush (£6.99) on cheekbones.

  4. Barne’s favours a strong brow so fill yours in with Eyebrow Pencil (£4.99).

  5. Use Max Colour Effect Trio Eye-Shadow in Coco Crazy (£6.99) using the darkest shade in the socket and take a small amount underneath your lower lashes to make your eyes appear bigger.

  6. Apply Masterpiece Colour Precision Eye-shadow in Pearl Beige (£6.99) to the inner corner of your eyes for an instant eye-opener.

  7. Now for purple – use Liquid Effect Pencil in Violet Voltage (£6.99) on the outer third of your eye, on both top and lower lashes.

  8. Apply a few coats of False Lash Effect Gold Mascara (£11.99) to lashes.

  9. Finally apply a slick of Max Colour Effect Lip Gloss in Romantic (£4.99) and a coat of Max Colour Effect Mini Nail Polish in Ivory (£3.99).

(All by Max Factor)

Now you’re ready for the games.

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