Meet the incredible Glow Up 2019 contestants and follow them on Instagram here

Meet the incredible Glow Up 2019 contestants and follow them on Instagram here

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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