Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star returns for second series – apply now


Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star will return to BBC Three for a second series, it’s been announced.

Following the success of the debut series earlier this year, host Stacey Dooley will be back alongside industry icons and judges Val Garland and Dominic Skinner.

The second series will again give aspiring make-up artists the chance to brush up on their skills and impress some of the biggest names in the business through a range of real-world professional assignments and themed creative tasks, which last year included working on looks for the cast of Kinky Boots and supermodel Leomie Anderson.

Contestants were taken into the worlds of film special effects, fashion magazines, the catwalk, drag and social media, among others, where they had the chance to showcase their talents to Val, Dominic and guest judges such as online make-up sensation NikkieTutorials, drag queen Kim Chi and world-renowned photographer Rankin.

Stacey Dooley said: “We had so much fun filming the last series of Glow Up, so to be back for another with the legends Val and Dominic is a dream come true. I was blown away by the talent and creativity last time and it was a pleasure to be part of the journey. I can’t wait to get to know the new MUAs!”

Val Garland commented: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be back for the second series. I’m looking forward to all the creativity and drama, and of course I can’t wait to work with Stacey and Dom again! I’ll be looking for skills, imagination and professionalism in the MUAs, as well as how they work in a team and how they react and resolve when things go wrong.

“Glow Up is a life changing experience and I wish each and every one of the hopefuls the very best of luck.”

Dominic Skinner added: “I’m so excited to get back into the Glow Up HQ with Val and Stacey and to see what incredible looks will be created. The new artists coming through those doors will really have to bring it, as last year’s MUAs blew me away with their talent and set the bar so high.”

Casting for Series 2 of Glow Up is underway now – If you have what it takes to be Britain’s Next Make-Up Star, you can apply here.

The first series was won by Ellis Hill who has gone on to gain experience with some of the world’s top make-up artists, including joining Val Garland’s team at Cannes Film Festival to assist with the red carpet looks for a-list celebs.