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On since 2020

Last update: June 2023

Caroline Barnes is a freelance makeup artist operating out of Nottingham, East Midlands. This dedicated Makeup Artist loves to create flawless looks that leave her clients feeling gorgeous and confident. Always keeping up with the latest trends and techniques, Caroline can create an array of styles based on your visions.


Caroline originates from France where she studied at an international makeup school in Paris. After her move to the UK, she worked for MAC Cosmetics for nine years as well as being a freelance makeup artist. During this time, Caroline honed her professional skills and produced a diverse range of styles. This artist aims to use her theoretical and practical knowledge while working with you ahead of your wedding celebrations.

Services Offered

Although based in Nottingham, Caroline Barnes is willing to travel throughout the United Kingdom and beyond. Before your wedding arrives, this artist recommends beauty trials. Here, you and your entire bridal party can have their desired looks achieved. Caroline only uses high-end beauty products to ensure that your makeup lasts throughout your entire festivities. On the day of your wedding, your stylist can come to your location and re-apply all looks well ahead of time. As Caroline does this, you and your friends can relax and look forward to the big moment. Additional services offered by this makeup artist include beauty lessons. This is ideal for those wanting to learn more about daily makeup routines or wanting to apply their own makeup at their wedding.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?


What is included in the wedding package?

Every wedding is different so packages can varies but I offer a range of services like trial, on-site makeup, touch up kits, lashes

How far in advance should I contact you?

I always recommend people to get in touch as soon as they can when they book their wedding day

Do you work at homes?


What is the charge for travelling?

I am prepared to travel anywhere included abroad. 40ppm travel charge will apply outside of a 30 miles radius from NG5 postcode

What is your main business area?

Make up

Could you stay with the bride until the photo shoot?


How many people can you beautify for one wedding?

I have done bridal parties up to 6 people including the Bride

Can you provide your beauty services for pre-wedding and post-wedding photography?


What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfers
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Reviews for Caroline Barnes

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Meredith F. Sent on 27/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible Wedding Makeup that lasts the whole day!!

Georgie and I just wanted to say thank you SO much again for all of your help on our wedding day! Our makeup was incredible and lasted amazingly all the way until the end of the night! You went completely above and beyond not only doing our makeup, but with helping with our mums/sisters, trying to find missing bridesmaids for the photographer - you’re an absolute Angel! We appreciated everything you did for us so so so much! We’d recommend you to absolutely anyone who is looking to have the best wedding makeup artist ever and just an overall lovely human to get ready with on their big day ❤️
Vicky F. Sent on 16/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Really happy with my wedding make up!

The absolute best thing about working with Caroline was that she listened to my feedback following our trial and made some changes on the wedding day. She changed my look from ‘lovely’ to ‘wow’! I had a specific request to help improve the look of my hooded eyelids, and she did a great job. She also did a light bit of make up for my flower girl, and pitched it perfectly.
The experience of going to the trial at Caroline’s was really easy and relaxed, and it was a great opportunity to get to know Caroline and how she works, as well as for her to be introduced to my face!
Caroline has a lovely calm and professional vibe about her, which is exactly what you need on your wedding day! Thank you very much for working your magic, Caroline!

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Christine S. Sent on 24/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Very talented make up artist

I booked Caroline for make up for myself, my bridesmaid and my mother in law for my wedding day. Communication with Caroline leading up to the wedding was very good and Caroline was prompt and on time the morning of the wedding. Caroline is very talented in what she does and was able to make last minute changes upon request with ease and without any fuss. Caroline made me look the best possible version of myself. I would highly recommend.
Cedric A. Sent on 17/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Professional, Warm and Welcoming

Caroline did the make up for my wife for our wedding in 2010 she did beautiful makeup and my wife was over the moon.
Caroline is very professional and exceptional at what she does but most of all she makes you feel comfortable and confident.
We have also booked Caroline for our daughters birthday parties and 1-2-1 makeup sessions over the years and they love her.
If you want an exceptional makeup artist but also someone who is warm and welcoming then book CarolineMUA.
Jodie L. Sent on 14/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Make-up artist

Caroline did makeup for me, my mum and my bridesmaids on my wedding day and she was fantastic. Very friendly but professional and put everyone at ease on the day. Couldn't recommend more highly!
Flora S. Sent on 14/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing! Would definitely recommend!

Caroline saved the day!

Caroline was booked to do my and mum’s make up for my brothers wedding. My new sister in law had an awful trial with a different make up artist 2 weeks before the wedding and Caroline was able to juggle things around so she could also do the bride’s, bride’s mum and the bridesmaids. She had a lovely manner, did the make up really beautifully (perfectly matched to our outfits) and was great value.
Kate C. Sent on 13/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Professional & relaxed

Caroline is professional and friendly & puts you at ease immediately you meet her. Excellent communication & responsive to changes
Sophie Sent on 23/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredibly talented and a lovely person to work with

I’m so glad I chose Caroline as the makeup artist for our wedding (12.10). She’s incredibly talented and a lovely person to work with. Myself, my bridesmaid and my mum were showered with compliments on our beautiful makeup, which lasted the whole day and was exactly what we envisioned. Working with Caroline couldn't have run smoother, from initial contact, to the make up trial and the main event, everything was perfect. A massive thank you from all of us for making us look and feel fabulous!
Adesh S. Sent on 15/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience!

Caroline made me look so beautiful on my wedding day, I felt amazing, special, confident and I had so many compliments. Caroline is professional, exceptionally talented, knowledgeable, patient, punctual, warm, friendly, listens to you to achieve the look you want. My main concern was my make up would not last from 1pm through to 12 midnight. Caroline said it would…indeed it did. I would use Caroline for any special occasion. I couldn’t recommend her more!
Leah Sent on 03/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptionally talented

Caroline did makeup for me and 6 others on my big day and she was exceptional in every way! She is extremely talented and lovely. I would book her a million times over.
Hannah W. Sent on 01/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent make-up

I cannot recommend Caroline enough, she made me feel so beautiful on my wedding day. Caroline listened to what I was looking for and created a look that allowed me to feel amazing, whilst still seeing myself through the makeup. She also made myself, my bridesmaids, sister and mum all feel at ease. Thank you so much for adding to what was the most amazing and special day!
Amy M. Sent on 22/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Result!

My experience with Caroline was fantastic! From the first point of contact, her professionalism and friendliness immediately put me at my ease. Caroline understood exactly what I wanted for my wedding make up and made my vision a reality. I felt so beautiful on my wedding day and had so many compliments on my make up. I would definitely recommend Caroline!
Cassandra C. Sent on 17/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Mrs Cassandra Potts

I would deffinately reccomend Caroline. She made me feel at ease from the moment I met her to talking about my preferences and daily routines. Excellent advice given for aftercare and really listened to what I wanted. My make up looked flawless and all my bridesmaids were stunning. So please I chose you for one of the best days of my life. Also a big thanks for involving my little one and taking extra photos on the day.
Rachel H. Sent on 15/12/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Very satisfied

I have nothing but fantastic things to say about Caroline! Both her personality and sheer talent make for a perfect wedding day makeup artist. Caroline’s professionalism is first class. She takes time to listen to what you want, is ever patient when playing around with what works for you, and makes you feel comfortable and confident in your own skin. I chose a natural, simplistic style for my big day, which Caroline executed perfectly. I couldn’t recommend her more!
Aldona S. Sent on 15/12/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent make up artistry

My bridal make up was amazing and made me feel so beautiful. Caroline managed to achieve exactly the look that I wanted. Amazing make up artistry. She is knowledgable, easy to talk to, patient and trustworthy. I can not highly recommend her enough as your make up artist. Professionalism with a french smile.
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