Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star, Series 3
Series 3 of Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star was broadcast in April 2021, hosted by Maya Jama, and judged by professional make-up artists (MUA) Valerie Garland (L’Oréal Paris Global Makeup Director and British Vogue Contributing Beauty Editor) and Dominic Skinner (Global Senior Artist at Mac Cosmetics). The head-to-head "Face Off Elimination" challenges included:
A clumpy lash, otherwise known as "Messcara" (a play on "messy mascara") is a modern make-up technique to try.
- Start by curling the lashes.
- Coat the lashes with mascara (two or three coats, root-to-tip).
- Take a fan brush and hand pack in with a no-colour powder and really lay that product over the mascara.
A jewelled lip is an intricate and exciting look. It is a make-up look consisting of a lip encrusted in jewels.
- Lay down your base lipstick.
- Apply adhesive all over the entire lip; do not make the mistake of applying the glue to the crystal.
- Wait for the glue to get tacky.
- Map out your design by placing the jewels, starting in the middle of the lip to achieve symmetry. Avoid rogue crystals being out of place, as this is what your eye will be drawn to.
Blue Smoky Eye
A Blue Smoky Eye is a classic and timeless make-up look.
- Start with a black eye pencil, deep into the waterline and wrap it around the lashes and up into the crease of the eyelid.
- Smudge it out into the socket.
- Go in with two shades of blue, a darker shade on the outside and inside and a lighter colour in the centre to give it a three dimensional look. Don't use a fluffy brush as these scatter the powder and will make the look too big.
- Go back in with the blending brush to soften out all the edges to give that perfect smoky look.
Pop Art Lip
The Pop Art Lip is a cartoon-style, three dimensional lip.
- Start by drawing the outline of the lip in black eyeliner, making sure the outer edge is clean and sharp and the line is not too thick.
- Use a liquid lipstick in a bright colour and fill in the lip.
- Add comic book effects; use a liquid liner to draw in some curves to give it shape.
- Add some white strokes to give the illusion of lip gloss, the white line should go where the light would naturally hit the lip if it was glossy.
Structured Glitter Eye
A Structured Glitter Eye is a make-up look that forms a powerful adornment to the face with a graphic shape and clean, sharp outlines.
- Start to form a solid symmetrical shape by painting on lash glue. Make sure your shape is not covered by the eyelids when the eyes are open.
- Use a small eye shadow applicator to pick up glitter and press it on to the eye, making sure to cover every inch of skin within that shape. Avoid really fine glitter as this can go everywhere and be hard to clean up afterwards.
- Check both eyes to make sure the glitter is evenly distributed.
- Use tape to clean up the edges of the shape and to remove any fallout from the cheeks.
Full Beat Make-Up
Classic beauty make-up look with eyes, cheeks and lips in one colour but varying shades, tints and hues. This is a beauty look, so avoid a cakey base and clumpy lash. Groom the brows and aim for flawless skin.
Pink is a good choice for the colour as it is adaptable and can create really nice tones. Red can have more impact, but can also go wrong really quickly.
Full Face Gradient
The Full Face Gradient is a challenging make-up look, with seamless, even and consistent blending of black and one other colour from the hairline to the jaw.
- Start by going in with the lighter colour, painting along the jaw line. Don't start with the black as blending will be much more difficult.
- Blend up towards the nose.
- Grab a bit of the black and a bit of the colour and mix the two together, painting straight across the nose.
- Blending down towards the mouth and up towards the brow.
Black is a very heavy colour and it absorbs all other colours you mix into it, so you want to leave the black till the last minute. The key is to spend most of your time working on that blend.