Stacey Dooley has been announced as the host of Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star, the brand new make-up competition coming to BBC Three this year.
Joining Stacey throughout the series will be industry veterans Val Garland, Global Make-Up Director for L’Oreal Paris, and Dominic Skinner, Global Senior Artist for MAC, who will judge the competition. Between them, Val and Dominic have worked with some of the biggest style icons, most high-profile fashion houses and respected beauty and lifestyle magazines. With Val’s portfolio featuring the likes of Kate Moss, Kendall Jenner, Lady Gaga, Alexander McQueen and Vogue, and Dominic’s diverse background in beauty and bodypainting across music, TV, film, theatre, ballet, photography, runway and red carpet, their catalogue of experience guarantees to make a formidable judging duo.
Announced last year, the elimination series will see 10 contestants live and work together as they compete to win a contract assisting some of the world’s biggest make-up artists. With different creative briefs each week, they will need to bring lashings of passion, originality and skill to impress Val, Dominic and expert guest judges from worlds such as fashion and film.
Val says: “I’m looking for someone who works well under pressure, could read the brief behind the brief, even if there is no brief!“
Skinner adds: “Be it subtle and enhancing or bold and expressive, make-up has the power to make you feel like the you you’ve always known you were. I want to find a make-up artist who is willing to take risks and to push themselves creatively, someone who is more inspired and hungry at the end of this process than they were at the beginning!”
The eight-part series is a Wall to Wall production. The Executive Producer is Melissa Brown. It was commissioned by Damian Kavanagh, Controller BBC Three and Clare Sillery, Head of Commissioning, Documentaries. The Commissioning Editor is Emily Smith.
Stacey, who has been the face of some of BBC Three’s hardest hitting documentaries, comments: “I’m delighted to be involved with Glow Up. The make-up artists are so impressive and talented…and Val and Dominic were a scream to work with. Can’t wait to show you all it!”