BBC Three’s Glow Up is taking shape. Stacey Dooley has been tapped to host the make up competition series, while industry professionals Val Garland and Dominic Skinner have been set as judges.
“I’m delighted to be involved with Glow Up”, Dooley said in a statement. “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!”
Glow Up will see ten 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. The eight series is being produced by Wall To Wall, with Melissa Brown serving as the executive producer. It was commissioned by BBC Three Controller Damian Kavanagh, and Head of Commissioning, Documentaries Clare Sillery. The Commissioning Editor is Emily Smith.
“I’m SO very excited to be part of this brand new series, finding the next amazing talent of make-up artists. What I’m looking for is skill, creativity, the ability to adapt in any given situation”, said Val Garland, Global Make-Up Director for L’Oreal Paris. “I’m looking for someone who works well under pressure, could read the brief behind the brief, even if there is no brief! 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.”
While Dominic Skinner, Global Senior Artist for MAC, added: “I’m incredibly excited to be part of this fun new series and to show the world how varied, creative and empowering make-up can be. 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!”