The BBC knows how to do a talent show – just look at the Bake-Off (which kicked off on the Beeb before C4 snaffled it), Strictly, and those other Great British franchises including Pottery Throw Down and Sewing Bee.
Now, no doubt inspired by all the clever YouTube tutorials, and in no small part due to the UK’s global dominance in make-up talent (we’re thinking household names including Val Garland, Pat McGrath, Charlotte Tilbury, Wendy Rowe, Lisa Eldridge, Mary Greenwell, Isamaya French – and that’s barely scratching the surface!), make-up artistry is on the broadcaster’s radar with a new BBC3 show called Glow-Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star.
One of the lead judges is Val Garland, L’Oreal Paris Global Make-Up Director, who alongside host Stacey Dooley, and M.A.C’s Dominic Skinner, plus other, to be announced, names from the fashion and film industries, will be putting 10 contestants through their creative paces. They’ll live and work together, Apprentice-style, with the chance for one to win the coveted role of assisting top MUAs.
Val told the BBC “What I’m looking for is skill, creativity, the ability to adapt in any given situation. This person has to have an incredible attitude, be able to feel comfortable in any situation and deliver. What won’t impress me? Don’t give me diva, don’t give me attitude, don’t try to sell me something that I don’t believe in.”
The show is slated to air later in 2019. Lipsticks at the ready: let battle commence!