Investigative journalist, Strictly Come Dancing 2018 champion and all round queen Stacey Dooley has been announced as the host of a brand new BBC make-up artist talent show.
Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star makes its way to BBC Three later this year and will see ten contestants working and living together as they battle to win a contract assisting some of the world’s biggest make-up artists.
Each week, the contestants will be given different briefs and in order to stand out and avoid elimination, they must bring their A-game by showcasing their creativity, passion, originality and skill.
They will be judged by industry gurus Val Garland (Global Make-Up Director for L’Oreal Paris) and Dominic Skinner (Global Senior Artist for MAC) in addition to different expert guest judges.
— Stacey Dooley (@StaceyDooley) January 10, 2019
Speaking about her exciting new role, Stacey said: “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!”
Val, who’s worked with everyone from Lady Gaga to Vogue, said: “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. 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.”
Dominic, who has a diverse background in beauty and bodypainting in the world of music, TV, film, theatre, runway, red carpet and more, 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!”
Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star will air later this year.