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

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2021

Network: BBC One

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.

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A Masterclass for Giants

#1 - A Masterclass for Giants

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.94
17 votes
The Final

#2 - The Final

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 24, 2019

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

star 7.79
24 votes
Beauty Editorial

#3 - Beauty Editorial

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.76
17 votes
The Finale: A Master Class at Harrods

#4 - The Finale: A Master Class at Harrods

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.76
21 votes
Red Carpet

#5 - Red Carpet

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.63
27 votes
'"Strictly Come Dancing"

#6 - '"Strictly Come Dancing"

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.53
19 votes
 West End Theatre

#7 - West End Theatre

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 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."

star 7.48
27 votes
Jonas Blue

#8 - Jonas Blue

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.47
15 votes
Strike a Pose

#9 - Strike a Pose

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 27, 2021

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

star 7.44
18 votes
London Fashion Week

#10 - London Fashion Week

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.43
23 votes
Social Media

#11 - Social Media

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.41
27 votes
Special Effects

#12 - Special Effects

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.40
20 votes
Theater Makeup: "The Lion King"

#13 - Theater Makeup: "The Lion King"

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired May 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.

star 7.35
20 votes
The Crown

#14 - The Crown

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired May 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.

star 7.24
17 votes
Ad Campaign

#15 - Ad Campaign

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired May 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.

star 7.22
23 votes
ASOS Face and Body

#16 - ASOS Face and Body

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired May 18, 2021

The MUAs are booked to create beauty looks for an ASOS social media campaign. In Glow Up Studios they must impress with imaginative looks which are 'out of this world'.

star 7.21
14 votes
Fashion Week

#17 - Fashion Week

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired May 21, 2020

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

star 7.21
19 votes
Makeup Through the Decades

#18 - Makeup Through the Decades

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 17, 2019

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

star 7.08
25 votes
Magazine Beauty Editorial

#19 - Magazine Beauty Editorial

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 6, 2019

Working with a theme of rebellion, competitors create fierce faces for Marie Claire, then fashion personal looks reflecting what makeup means to them.

star 7.07
29 votes
Fashion Editorial

#20 - Fashion Editorial

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.06
16 votes
Tik Tok

#21 - Tik Tok

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired May 11, 2021

The MUAs take on the world of Social Media make-up, creating looks for TikTok. In Glow Up Studios they must impress by creating looks inspired by a Face Filter.

star 7.00
17 votes
Movie Prosthetics

#22 - Movie Prosthetics

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 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.

star 6.92
25 votes
Superdrug Campaign

#23 - Superdrug Campaign

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 20, 2021

Maya Jama hosts as ten make-up artists work on a beauty campaign for Superdrug and produce make-up transformations at Glow Up studios.

star 6.90
20 votes
Peaky Blinders

#24 - Peaky Blinders

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired May 25, 2021

The MUAs enter the world of special effects, creating looks from an iconic fight scene in Peaky Blinders. At Glow Up studios, they must impress with their transformations.

star 6.82
17 votes