Glow Up: Season 1 (2019)

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Episodes

Air date: Dec 6, 2019

The contestants take risks for the rebellion-themed challenge, creating avant-garde looks for Marie Claire. Later, things get personal as they demonstrate what makeup artistry means to them.

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The competitors revisit their favorite fairy tales to create fantastical looks with prosthetics. Later, an artist's big head gets in the way during the cinema-themed challenge.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2019

During the social media themed challenge, tempers begin to flare. The artists test their skills using food as makeup and applying makeup while blindfolded.

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The contestants receive the opportunity to provide haute-couture looks for noteworthy celebrities. Later, things go dark for a monochrome-themed task.

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The boundaries between genders become blurred as the artists experiment with transformative looks. Later, while backstage at the "Kinky Boots" musical, the contestants experience theatrical drag.

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The artists test their mettle when time is short for a fashion show and demonstrate their skills at palette creation.

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The semifinalists craft looks based on their favorite songs. Later, a visit with familiar faces on Carnaby Street brings the retro vibes back into the studio.

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In the final rounds, the remaining artists produce feature editorial looks for Hunger magazine and future-inspired faces to represent their ambitions.

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Glow Up returns to see ten new aspiring make-up artists face an advertising campaign for sports fashion retailer JD and produce jaw-dropping make-up transformations at Glow Up HQ.

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The MUAs take on London Fashion Week, joining the make-up team for successful brand House of Holland. In Glow Up HQ, they must impress by creating looks based on their icons.

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Tv Season Info

Aspiring makeup artists apply themselves to celebrity looks, movie prosthetics and more in a colorful competition show hosted by Stacey Dooley.

Critic Reviews for Glow Up Season 1

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Fun, colorful British makeup competition has some cursing.

Aug 21, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The secret to the show will be the personalities of the contestants, and Glow Up has nailed that pretty well.

Dec 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Glow Up: Season 1

  • Jan 31, 2021
    So annoyed that Nikki got so far, glad she didn't win but she knocked out so many talented people, bet she payed to get there. Don't get me started on ding dong
  • Dec 22, 2020
    Only watched two episodes (6/7) from this season and I'm already over it. The favouritism over Nikki is ridiculous. All her works were bland and unoriginal. Nothing stood out from the other artists and yet she made it to finals? I'm glad plenty of us agree that was baffling and disrespectful to the hard effort the eliminated MUAs had put in.
  • Dec 17, 2020
    I watched season two first like many others, and absolutely the winner was the best from start to finish. The first season really started making me so angry when it got down to the final 5/6 and Nikki kept "winning". It was strictly only because she literally had seen the same model 3/4 times already! Already worked on their eyes, lips etc! That's not fair at all and much better artists went home because of it! Which they fixed in season two by changing the twins each round! But still Nikki should of just been sent home and not even given the chance for the face off.. many times. Overall a really great show, and I'm sure it only has the capacity for new fresh mines with even more skill than these two seasons !
  • Nov 20, 2020
    Honestly so glad I watched the second season first, so much creativity and it was so fun to binge. But oh boy the first season made me so angry, the way the judges judged was the worst, they kept Nikki for so long and she clearly was the weakest link, and even in the finals the judges and Rankin gave her so many chances to fix what she was doing even The judges basically told her what to do..... favouritism at its finest, suuuuper disappointing I'd suggest if anyone wants to watch it skip the 1st one and straight the 2nd they actually judge correctly....
  • Oct 06, 2020
    Really? REALLY?!? Such potential and it all goes awry. Then worse than awry. Argh. Watching the most talented artists lose out to mediocre ones because of an end dual round that lasts 15 minutes or less is beyond frustrating. Watching the SAME mediocre artist get through to the next rounds?!? The set-up shows blatant disrespect and disregard for the overall time, effort and WORK of the more talented make-up artists.
  • Sep 24, 2020
    I felt something's up when Nikki won face off challenge against Tif and Belinda. Seems like the judges were keen on making excuses for Nikki to win. Yes, she's a face off assassin not just to the other MUAs but to the viewers as well. And what's with ding dong?
  • Sep 12, 2020
    It would've been an entertaining show if it wasn't so frustrating. HOW did Nikki make it so far when she was clearly at the bottom of the group for at least 4 weeks in a row? She didn't deserve to make it to the semi finals AT ALL.
  • Sep 01, 2020
    I watched Season 2 first by accident on a binge weekend...so I went in to watch Season 1 & was super disappointed on their obvious favoritism of 1 MUA. She sucked at almost every single brief, as well as couldn't finish half cause she was super slow. Some amazing MUAs went home prematurely. It really makes me think that the 1 favorite is related to someone from the show or famous....somethins up. I would never watched the 2nd season had I watched them in the correct order. Too bad cause I really liked 2nd Season!
  • Aug 30, 2020
    The lead judge, Val Garland, made the show nearly unwatchable. The contestants are interesting, and the make up is beautiful, but Val's need of a catchphrase "DING DONG" is grating and seemingly pointless.
  • Aug 29, 2020
    I actually found myself getting angry every time Nikki took her sweet time, did the same make-up she does on her own face and managed to stay in the competition when truly talented artists were sent home week after week. I skipped the last 3 episodes and just watched the last 5 min to see who won.

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