A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It's a game show, but it highlights creative skills required of makeup artistry, as well as professional expectations of makeup industry.
Positive Role Models
Contestants are from all walks of British life, have a passion for what they do, are good sports and supportive of one another. The judges are renowned experts in the field. Their feedback is constructive, but sometimes they can be catty.
Violence & Scariness
Some images of creepy and potentially disturbing looks.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Occasional references to looking sensual or sexy, and some references about how one's breasts look (or used to look).
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Words like "damn," "bitch," and curses like "s--t" are audible.
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Products & Purchases
Lots of makeup and fashion brands featured and referenced, including MAC, L'Oreal, Marie Claire, Vogue, etc. YouTube is also discussed.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Glow Up: The Next Makeup Star is a British reality competition featuring makeup artists competing for a prized contract. There's nothing violent, but there are images of creepy and potentially disturbing looks, and references to looking sexy. There are occasionally some catty conversations, and some cursing. Words like "damn," "bitch," and curses like "s--t" are audible. Companies and publications like MAC, L'Oreal, Marie Claire, and Vogue are often referenced, as are YouTube and various movies and celebrities.
Is It Any Good?
This colorful reality competition features makeup artists showing off their talents in hopes of winning a career-building contract. It underscores the wide range of technical abilities that makeup artists must have to create looks that will work on camera, stage, and screen. It also showcases the wide variety of imaginative looks they can design and create using faces as their canvas.
Despite the focus on industry and professionalism, the overall show still follows the traditional format of most reality competitions of this kind. Meanwhile, because of the lack of extensive drama, some may find it a little slow going. But if you enjoy makeup artistry or are interested in learning more about the craft, you will find Glow Up: The Next Makeup Star worthy entertainment.
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