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

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 10, 2021

Network: BBC Three

Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star is a competition to look for the next big make-up star of tomorrow. Tapping into the huge online passion for extreme make-up transformations, the series will see a talented cast of hopefuls live and work together as they attempt to prove their potential to industry professionals from a multitude of worlds from fashion to film. With regular eliminations, the challenges will not only test their skills under pressure but also give them the opportunity to unleash their creative vision with jaw-dropping results.

Red Carpet

#1 - 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 7.96
23 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 7.95
20 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 7.83
12 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 7.80
15 votes
'"Strictly Come Dancing"

#5 - '"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 7.75
12 votes
Social Media

#6 - 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 7.74
23 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 7.68
22 votes
Ad Campaign

#8 - 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 7.63
16 votes
London Fashion Week

#9 - 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 7.58
19 votes
Theater Makeup: "The Lion King"

#10 - 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 7.47
15 votes
Fashion Editorial

#11 - 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 7.45
11 votes
Fashion Week

#12 - 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 7.43
14 votes
Special Effects

#13 - 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 7.43
14 votes
Makeup Through the Decades

#14 - 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 7.42
19 votes
Magazine Beauty Editorial

#15 - 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 7.27
22 votes
Movie Prosthetics

#16 - 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 7.19
21 votes