BBC Three launching make-up competition TV show Glow Up

BBC Three is launching a new TV show competition to find the UK's best make-up artist. 

The show, Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star, will see 10 MUAs go head-to-head as they compete to win a contract assisting some of the world’s biggest make-up artists. The competition's judges are Val Garland, global make-up director for L’Oréal Paris, and Dominic Skinner, global senior artist for MAC. TV presenter Stacey Dooley has been announced as the show’s host. 

Each week contestants will work to a different creative brief, testing their passion, application skills and originality, and an array of guest judges from the fashion and film industries will make appearances. 

“I’m incredibly excited to be part of this fun new series and to show the world how varied, creative and empowering make-up can be. Be it subtle and enhancing or bold and expressive, make-up has the power to make you feel like the you you’ve always known you were,” said Skinner.  

“I want to find a make-up artist who is willing to take risks and push themselves creatively, someone who is more inspired and hungry at the end of this process than they were at the beginning.” 

Garland added: “What I’m looking for is skill, creativity, the ability to adapt in any given situation. I’m looking for someone who works well under pressure, could read the brief behind the brief, even if there is no brief.”

The programme is a Wall to Wall production for BBC Three and the executive producer is Melissa Brown. 

If you’re considering becoming a make-up maestro, read our top tips for making it as a successful make-up artist and enter our Warpaint make-up competition at PB London this February. 

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