Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star

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!

A talented group of aspiring make-up artists attempt to prove their potential to industry professionals in this competition hosted first by Stacey Dooley then by Maya Jama.

Last Updated: 12/3/2022Network:BBC Three
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A Masterclass for Giants
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7.95
20 votes

#1 - A Masterclass for Giants

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.

Beauty Editorial
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7.84
19 votes

#2 - Beauty Editorial

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.

The Final
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7.78
27 votes

#3 - The Final

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.

Red Carpet
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7.77
31 votes

#4 - Red Carpet

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.

The Finale: A Master Class at Harrods
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7.77
22 votes

#5 - The Finale: A Master Class at Harrods

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.

Social Media Campaign:
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7.68
19 votes

#6 - Social Media Campaign:

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.

West End Theatre
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7.63
30 votes

#7 - West End Theatre

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."

'"Strictly Come Dancing"
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7.57
21 votes

#8 - '"Strictly Come Dancing"

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.

Episode 7
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7.53
15 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.

Social Media
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7.52
31 votes

#10 - Social Media

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.

Fashion Editorial
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7.50
18 votes

#11 - Fashion Editorial

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.

Special Effects
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7.50
22 votes

#12 - Special Effects

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.

Episode 5
star
7.50
16 votes

#13 - Episode 5

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/8/2022

The MUAs create editorial looks for DJ Jayda G, Hector Espinal and Rolling Stone UK magazine. In Glow Up Studios, they must impress with creative make-up transformations.

Episode 8
star
7.47
15 votes

#14 - 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.

Jonas Blue
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7.45
20 votes

#15 - Jonas Blue

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.

Ad Campaign
star
7.44
25 votes

#16 - Ad Campaign

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.

Strike a Pose
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7.39
23 votes

#17 - Strike a Pose

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.

London Fashion Week
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7.37
27 votes

#18 - London Fashion Week

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.

Theater Makeup: "The Lion King"
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7.35
23 votes

#19 - Theater Makeup: "The Lion King"

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.

Episode 3
star
7.33
18 votes

#20 - Episode 3

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/25/2022

The MUAs try their hand at special effects, creating alien characters for iconic sci-fi series Doctor Who based around the Doctor’s recent nemeses Swarm and Azure.

Episode 4
star
7.33
15 votes

#21 - 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.

Makeup Through the Decades
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7.30
27 votes

#22 - Makeup Through the Decades

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/17/2019

The semifinalists create elaborate looks inspired by their signature songs and flex their retro makeup muscles with old friends on Carnaby Street.

The Crown
star
7.29
21 votes

#23 - The Crown

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/4/2021

The MUAs go back in time to create looks for Golden Globe & BAFTA Award-winning TV drama series, The Crown. At Glow Up Studios, they must impress by turning their models into art.

Theatre Make-Up: Cirque Du Soleil
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7.25
16 votes

#24 - Theatre Make-Up: Cirque Du Soleil

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/18/2022

The contestants blend, contour, and shadow showstopping looks for a live Cirque du Soleil performance and a weird, wonderful body-painting challenge.

Episode 6
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7.25
16 votes

#25 - Episode 6

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/15/2022

Hosted by Maya Jama. The five remaining MUAs take on digital make-up filters for social media platform Instagram and produce Avatar-inspired transformations at Glow Up Studios.

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