New computer breakthrough: Software that helps women with their makeup

Specially designed computer software then matches your face to 60 pre-programmed models and advises how much makeup should be applied to which parts of your face based on professional make-overs conducted on the models.

The computer can also tell you if your tried-and-tested makeup combinations are actually right for your face, explained Kristina Scherbaum, who developed the program at the prestigious Max Planck Institute.