PREVIEW: Glow Up - Britain's Next Make Up Star, BBC Three

The hunt for Britain’s Next Make Up Star resumes, as BBC Three’s Glow Up returns to BBC iPlayer for series three, with a brand new host - Maya Jama.



The battle of the brushes commences, as 10 aspiring Make Up Artists (MUAs) are each week set one real-world Professional Assignment, as well as a themed Creative Brief at Glow Up HQ.


The two MUAs who fail to impress judges Val Garland and Dominic Skinner then enter the elimination Face Off round, going head to head in a make-up skill drill on identical twins, before one is sent packing and heads home - leaving the competition for good. After eight weeks, the last MUA standing wins a contract assisting some of the world’s top make up artists and is crowned Britain’s Next Make Up Star.


In episode one, the MUA class of 2021 are tasked with their first Professional Assignment - a beauty campaign for Superdrug. For this week’s guest judge and creative director of the shoot, Ateh Jewel, colour matching the foundation is a priority, as she challenges the MUAs to produce an eye-catching look for the store’s inclusive make-up range for their diverse customer base.


In this week’s Creative Brief, the judges want to see what makes their MUAs unique. They must produce a look which tells a story, brings technicality and pushes their creativity.


The judges send the two MUAs whose looks they have ranked to the lowest to the first Face Off elimination challenge, where they are tasked with producing a clumpy lash that accentuates the eye and thickens the lash.