Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star (series 1)

The first series of Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star began on 6 March 2019 on BBC Three,[1] and concluded on 24 April 2019.[2] The series was hosted by Stacey Dooley,[3] and was judged by industry professionals Dominic Skinner and Val Garland.[4] Various guest stars including David Malinowski and NikkieTutorials appeared. The series was won by Ellis Atlantis, with Nikki Patel as runner-up and Leigh Easthope in third place.[5]

Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star
Series 1
Presented byStacey Dooley
Judges
  • Dominic Skinner
  • Val Garland
No. of contestants10
WinnerEllis
Runner-upNikki Patel
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes8
Release
Original networkBBC Three
Original release6 March (2019-03-06) –
24 April 2019 (2019-04-24)
Series chronology
Next →
Series 2
List of episodes

ContestantsEdit

(Ages stated are at time of contest)

Summary of contestants from Series 1 of Glow Up[6][7]
Contestant Age Hometown Profession
  • Competition
  • Outcome
Ellis Crawford 24 Bradford Retail assistant, drag queen Winner
Nikki Patel 29 London Make-up artist, influencer Runner-up
Leigh Easthope 28 Manchester Freelance make-up artist, painter 3rd Place
Belinda Chatterton 25 Newcastle Care worker 4th Place
Tiffany Hunt 23 Nottingham Make-up artist 5th Place
Steph Harrison 27 Birmingham Specialist hair and media make-up student 6th Place
Brana Alunan 21 Blackpool Make-up artist 7th Place
Paige Cole 20 London Retail assistant 8th Place
Mathieu Dausmann 27 London Special effects make-up artist 9th Place
Dina Schofield 19 Manchester Supermarket customer assistant 10th Place
  • ^Note 1 : Brana was known as Brandon on Series 1, before transitioning.

Contestant progressEdit

Contestant 1 2 3 4 5 6 [a] 7 8
Ellis SAFE WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE Winner
Nikki SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 BTM2 BTM2 BTM2 SAFE Runner-up
Leigh SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE WIN SAFE WIN SAFE Third Place
Belinda SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN ELIM
Tiffany SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE ELIM
Steph SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM
Brana BTM2 BTM2 WIN ELIM
Paige WIN SAFE ELIM
Mathieu SAFE ELIM
Dina ELIM
  1. ^ Nikki was the only artist in the red chair originally.
  The contestant won Glow Up.
  The contestant was a runner-up.
  The contestant came in third place.
  The contestant won the challenge.
  The contestant was originally in the red chair but later declared safe.
  The contestant was originally safe but later up for elimination.
  The contestant was originally safe but later up for elimination and was then further eliminated.
  The contestant was in the red chair and still eligible for elimination.
  The contestant won the challenge but was up for elimination, but not eliminated.
  The contestant won the challenge but was eliminated.
  The contestant decided to leave the competition.
  The contestant was in the red chair and was then further eliminated.

Face offsEdit

The face off is a mini challenge lasting 10 minutes. After then 10 minutes the judges will choose who will get eliminated and who will stay in the competition. The challenge content normally focuses on one section of the face (e.g. Lips, Eyes).

Episode MUA Challenge Eliminated
1 Brana vs. Dina Create a perfect black lip Dina
2 Brana vs. Mathieu Use five tools to create a complete look [a] Mathieu
3 Leigh vs. Paige Create a colorful cut crease eye [b] Paige
4 Brana vs. Nikki Apply a perfect black winged liner Brana
5 Steph vs. Nikki Create and apply a big "drag" eyelash set Steph
6 Tiffany vs. Nikki Replicate an eyeshadow look [b] Tiffany
7 Belinda vs. Nikki Draw on a thin, arched "1930's brow" Belinda
Episode MUA Challenge Winner Of Glow Up
8 [c] Ellis vs. Nikki Create a complete makeup look of your choice in 45 minutes Ellis
  1. ^ This challenge lasted 5 minutes instead of 10
  2. ^ a b This challenge lasted 12 minutes instead of 10
  3. ^ This episode was the top two to decide the winner, instead of a bottom two to decide who goes home.
  The contestant was eliminated after their first time in the face off.
  The contestant was eliminated after their second time in the face off.
  The contestant was eliminated after their third time in the face off.
  The contestant won the final face off and became Britain’s First Make Up Star.

Guest judgesEdit

Special guestsEdit

EpisodesEdit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
11"Episode 1"6 March 2019 (2019-03-06)

  • Guest judge: Lisa Oxenham
  • Professional Assignment: Produce a beauty editorial shoot for Marie Claire
  • Professional Assignment Winner: Paige
  • Creative Brief: Produce a look on what beauty means to them.
  • Bottom two: Brana and Dina
  • Face Off Challenge: Create a perfect black lip
  • Eliminated: Dina
22"Episode 2"13 March 2019 (2019-03-13)

  • Guest judge: David Malinowski
  • Professional Assignment: Working in teams, using prosthetics, bring two characters to life.
  • Professional Assignment Winner: Belinda, Ellis and Mathieu
  • Creative Brief: Make a look by dreaming up their own character which could belong in their favourite childhood story.
  • Bottom two: Brana and Mathieu
  • Face Off Challenge: Use five tools to create a complete look
  • Eliminated: Mathieu
33"Episode 3"20 March 2019 (2019-03-20)

  • Guest judge: NikkieTutorials
  • Professional Assignment: Produce a make-up challenge video that has the potential to go viral.
  • Professional Assignment Winner: Brana and Tiffany
  • Creative Brief: Reflect on their strengths and weaknesses by creating a ‘two-faced’ look
  • Bottom two: Leigh and Paige
  • Face Off Challenge: Create a colorful cut crease eye
  • Eliminated: Paige
44"Episode 4"27 March 2019 (2019-03-27)

  • Guest judge: Caroline Barnes
  • Professional Assignment: Create looks based on a celebrities brief. Then do that look on that celebrity for the TV Choice Awards.
  • Professional Assignment Winner: Ellis
  • Creative Brief: Produce a look only using monochromatic looks.
  • Bottom two: Brana and Nikki
  • Face Off Challenge: Apply a perfect black winged liner
  • Eliminated: Brana
55"Episode 5"3 April 2019 (2019-04-03)

  • Guest judge: Kim Chi
  • Professional Assignment: Replicate make up on West End drag performers in the Oliver Award-winning musical Kinky Boots.
  • Professional Assignment Winner: Leigh
  • Creative Brief: Produce gender transformation drag looks.
  • Bottom two: Nikki and Steph
  • Face Off Challenge: Create and apply a big "drag" eyelash set
  • Eliminated: Steph
66"Episode 6"10 April 2019 (2019-04-10)

  • Guest judge: Lan Nguyen-Grealis
  • Professional Assignment: Do make up on models for London Fashion Week.
  • Professional Assignment Winner: Belinda
  • Creative Brief: Produce a look based on a designers brief that goes with their designs.
  • Bottom two: Nikki and Tiffany
  • Face Off Challenge: Replicate an eyeshadow look
  • Eliminated: Tiffany
77"Semi Final"17 April 2019 (2019-04-17)

  • Professional Assignment: Create two looks baced on a specific era of song.
  • Professional Assignment Winner: Leigh
  • Creative Brief: Produce a look based on their favourite song.
  • Bottom two: Belinda and Nikki
  • Face Off Challenge: Draw on a thin, arched "1930's brow"
  • Eliminated: Belinda
88"Final"24 April 2019 (2019-04-24)

  • Guest judge: Rankin (photographer)
  • Professional Assignment: Create make-up looks for the shoot. Each must plan, pitch and then produce a unique look that meets the approval of the Magazines directors.
  • Creative Brief: Create a futuristic look that tells the story of their hopes and dreams for the future
  • Third Place: Leigh
  • Runner-up: Nikki
  • Winner: Ellis

ReferencesEdit

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