The BEST episodes of Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star

Every episode of Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star!

Who glows and who goes? Amazing transformations and stunning creations from aspiring artists competing to become Britain's next make-up star.

Last Updated: 4/11/2024Network: BBC ThreeStatus: Continuing
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Episode 8
star
7.93
28 votes

#1 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/2/2020

All eyes are on the prize. The competition climaxes as the finalists lead master classes at Harrods and picture their evolution. A winner is picked.

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Episode 8
star
7.82
33 votes

#2 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/24/2019

Before the ultimate face-off, the finalists go big with editorial makeup for Hunger magazine and futuristic faces reflecting their fondest hopes.

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Episode 7
star
7.80
25 votes

#3 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/25/2020

The mission: Make a splash with futuristic faces shot in a water tank for Rankin's Hunger magazine, then get inspired by one of the four elements.

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Episode 8
star
7.75
24 votes

#4 - Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/8/2021

It’s the Glow Up final, and the MUAs must present a masterclass to a global panel of industry heavyweights, in order to be crowned Britain’s Next Make-Up Star.

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Episode 4
star
7.72
36 votes

#5 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/27/2019

Glamour rules when creating camera-ready looks for celebrities, but soon it's back to black -- and white -- for an artistic monochromatic assignment.

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Episode 4
star
7.64
25 votes

#6 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/4/2020

Contestants think bold and high fashion to get their visions into print. Next up, impress Michelle Visage of "RuPaul's Drag Race" with club homages.

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Episode 3
star
7.63
38 votes

#7 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/20/2019

Food flies and tears flow with social-media video challenges that include using edibles as makeup and applying a full face while blindfolded.

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Episode 5
star
7.62
29 votes

#8 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/11/2020

Can these contenders cut it? They better brush up on realistic bruises for the TV medical drama "Holby City" before they conjure nightmares in paint.

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Episode 7
star
7.61
23 votes

#9 - Episode 7

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/22/2022

The MUAs take on London Fashion Week, assisting make-up artist Pablo Rodriguez for Brit designer Mark Fast. In Glow Up Studios, they must create looks based on an act of rebellion.

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Episode 5
star
7.58
36 votes

#10 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/3/2019

The artists explore gender transformation and more through makeup and try to master the art of theatrical drag backstage at the musical "Kinky Boots."

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Episode 1
star
7.56
27 votes

#11 - Episode 1

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/11/2022

The artists seek inspiration from a fitness brand's social media campaign before creating bold, dramatic looks highlighting their hidden strengths.

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Episode 1
star
7.52
31 votes

#12 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/14/2020

Fresh on the scene, new faces create brand statements for a sportswear holiday campaign and then artfully express their own journeys in makeup.

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Episode 6
star
7.50
28 votes

#13 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/18/2020

All that glitters goes down on the bedazzled "Strictly Come Dancing" set. Will these superhero creations fly with the judges? Get ready for a shock.

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Episode 7
star
7.50
14 votes

#14 - Episode 7

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/14/2023

At the Brit Awards, celebrity MUA Hector Espinal judges the MUAs as they attempt to get celebs red carpet ready. In the studio, the battle of the brushes continues for a place in the final.

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Episode 3
star
7.47
30 votes

#15 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/28/2020

Hear them roar. The artists go head-to-head on "Lion King" looks and design masks that reveal more than they conceal — before they get a surprise.

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Episode 8
star
7.43
14 votes

#16 - Episode 8

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/21/2023

The MUAs' final assignment: a masterclass in front of the Kardashians' MUA, Hrush, and other industry experts at Harvey Nicks. Who will be crowned Britain’s Next Make-Up Star?

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Episode 6
star
7.42
33 votes

#17 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/10/2019

Style and precision matter when the players paint under pressure for a runway show and produce makeup palettes to complement a designer collection.

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Episode 4
star
7.41
22 votes

#18 - Episode 4

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/1/2022

The MUAs are booked to create summer party looks for a global retailer's online campaign. In Glow Up Studios, they must impress with imaginative make-up transformations.

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Episode 2
star
7.39
28 votes

#19 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/21/2020

The competitors must replicate glittery "walk of shame" faces for the runway — at top speed. Designer Henry Holland judges icon-inspired visages.

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Episode 6
star
7.36
14 votes

#20 - Episode 6

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/7/2023

It's drag week! Under the watchful eye of Drag Race’s Trixie Mattel, it's the MUAs' toughest challenge yet, working on well-known drag artists ahead of doing drag on themselves.

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Episode 1
star
7.35
20 votes

#21 - Episode 1

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/2/2023

Glow Up is back with a brand new host in Leomie Anderson. Ten make-up artists compete to impress on set at Bridgerton and produce revealing make-up transformations at Glow Up Studios.

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Episode 7
star
7.33
27 votes

#22 - Episode 7

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/1/2021

The MUAs are booked to create looks for the dancers in Jonas Blue’s new music video. In Glow Up Studios, the MUAs create looks inspired by a guilty pleasure.

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Episode 8
star
7.32
22 votes

#23 - Episode 8

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/29/2022

It’s the final. The MUAs present a masterclass to a global panel of industry heavyweights, before a final Face Off decides who is crowned Britain’s Next Make-Up Star.

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Episode 2
star
7.27
30 votes

#24 - Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/27/2021

The MUAs take on the world of film and television make-up, creating looks for American drama series Pose.

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Episode 2
star
7.24
37 votes

#25 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/13/2019

The artists go from beauty to beast to become characters from their favorite stories. A contestant's ego gets ugly during a cinematic team challenge.

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