Glam Masters

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Makeup competition features lots of fashion branding.

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Positive Messages

The beauty industry is big business, with the capacity to set style trends quickly thanks to social media. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Judges are polite, but can be critical. 


Some creepy makeup designs, including doll-like figures and skeletons. 


Some makeup designs create unique sex appeal. 


Occasional bleeped curses. 


Graftobian brand makeup is featured, and Milk makeup referenced. Marie Claire magazine, Beautycon, and other makeup and fashion brands discussed or briefly shown. The KKW brand is highlighted. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Glam Masters is a makeup and beauty-themed reality competition. Contestants use Graftobian brand makeup during each challenge, and are competing for a chance to collaborate with Kim Kardashian West's beauty label. Marie Claire magazine, Beautycon, and other brands are discussed or featured. Some of the makeup designs are more creepy than pretty, while others ar aesthetically unique and sexy. Watch for some bleeped cursing, too. 

User Reviews

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Adult Written bySnowlily September 23, 2018

Reality TV at its worst!

I have really tried to watch this show as I think that it's remarkable what people can do with makeup; however, I don't find the talent pool on this... Continue reading
Adult Written byBrittany N April 5, 2018

The show is not the best thing ever but...

I find it very disheartening that someone put that this show doesn’t have great role models because “the judges can be critical”. If you asked me to pick the be... Continue reading

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What's the story?

Co-produced by Kim Kardashian West, GLAM MASTERS is a reality competition featuring beauty bloggers competing for a chance to catapult their careers in the makeup industry. Each episode, which is hosted by Laverne Cox, features four top beauty and social media "influencers" using their skills and creativity to a theme make up challenge. Their work is judged by Cox, as well as celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, social media makeup celeb Kandee Johnson, and Marie Claire magazine senior fashion editor Zanna Roberts Rassi. After each round, a person is eliminated. The winner of each episode moves further through the competition. The influencer who wins the final tournament gets the opportunity to collaborate with Kim Kardashian West to create a limited-edition makeup collection under the KKW label, a grand prize booth at the Beautycon Festival, and the title of Glam Master. 

Is it any good?

This colorful series showcases bloggers and social media icons who are responsible for creating unique trends that are influencing makeup users and stylists worldwide. It underscores how the trendy and financially lucrative beauty industry has become bigger thanks to social media. Meanwhile, the featured challenges range from requiring contestants to create fashionable looks to coming up with overall makeup designs that look more like conceptual art.  

There's some limited conversation about the kind of product and techniques used to create each look. However, the series is geared toward showing the trends in the industry, rather than teaching people how to create them. Nonetheless, chances are that beauty enthusiasts will find the different styles interesting. If fashion and beauty interests you, Glam Masters has something to offer. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about influencers. What does a beauty influencer do? What does someone have to do in order to be considered a major influencer in the beauty industry? 

  • Many of the challenges on Glam Masters feature makeup designs that aren't conventional. But why are they important? 

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