The BBC Three series Glow Up sees ten aspiring make-up artists battle it out to be named Britain’s next make-up star.
The series is hosted by Strictly Come Dancing winner Stacey Dooley, and each week the contestants take on real-world professional assignments and creative tasks.
The winner of Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make Up Star will bag themselves a contract assisting some of the world’s top make-up artists. However, the contestants already have plenty of make-up experience under their belts.
If you want to take a look at some of their most fabulous make-up creations, you don’t have to look any further than their amazing Instagram accounts.
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- Age: 27
- Profession: Specialist hair and media make-up student
- Instagram: @the_craft_mua
Bio: Steph is a specialist hair and media make-up student at University College Birmingham.
She was named editorial student make-up artist of the year a the National Make Up Awards in 2016.
During her studies, she has worked on TV shows such as Britain’s Got Talent, and has worked as a special effects make-up artist in the DVD feature film The Exorcism of Karen Walker.
- Age: 20
- Profession: Retail assistant
- Instagram: @paintedbypaigee
Bio: Paige currently works as a retail assistant and is an aspiring make-up artist.
Her mum wanted her to follow in the footsteps of her brother and sister and become a doctor or a lawyer, however, Paige wanted to follow her dream and prove to her family that not everybody needs to go to university.
- Age: 23
- Profession: MAC cosmetics / social media influencer
- Instagram: @illumin_arty
Bio: Tiff lives in Nottingham and works at MAC cosmetics in John Lewis.
She has a huge online following, especially on her Instagram account where she credits herself as a social media influencer.
Her make-up skills are entirely self-taught, and each look created for her Instagram account takes between four and twelve hours to finish.
- Profession: Make-up artist
- Instagram: @branalunan
Bio: Brandon is a make-up artist based in Blackpool.
He is has a huge social media following, with over 75,000 Instagram followers, as well as a Youtube channel where he shares make-up tutorial videos.
- Age: 28
- Profession: Freelance make-up artist
- Instagram: @easthope_fx
Bio: Leigh lives in Manchester and works as a freelance make-up artist and painter.
He shares much of his work on Instagram and says that he’s always loved being creative.
- Profession: Make-up artist
- Instagram: @nikkissecretx
Bio: Nikki lives in London and works as a make-up artist.
She has a massive Instagram following, and shares her incredible looks with her 172 thousand followers.
- Age: 27
- Profession: Special effects make-up artist
- Instagram: @kxvxg
Bio: Mathieu has lived in France and Tokyo before he moved to London where he works as a special effects make-up artist.
In the past, he has worked as a freelance make-up artist for many TV shows, music videos and promotional events.
- Instagram: @beautybybelinda
Bio: Belinda fits in her passion for make-up around motherhood and her full-time job.
She shares her creative make-up looks on her Instagram account, which currently has an impressive 37 thousand followers.
Bio: Ellis is based in London and shares his creative make-up looks on his Instagram account, which currently has over 74,000 followers.
Ellis has also finished in the top 5 at the NYX Face Awards in both 2017 and 2018.
Profession: Customer assistant at Morrisons
Bio: Dina works behind the meat counter at her local Morrisons supermarket.
She uses make-up to express herself, and enjoys transforming herself into fantasy characters.
WATCH GLOW UP: BRITAIN’S NEXT MAKE-UP STAR, WEDNESDAYS ON BBC1 AT 10.35PM