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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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."
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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'.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.