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Glow Up: The Next Makeup Star

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Fun, colorful British makeup competition has some cursing.

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+
It was really good and entertaining. Nothing very bad just a little language.
age 16+

Focus on everone

Seems like when the make up artist are concentrating on doing the challenge, the camera along with the judges put more spot light on certain individuals always. I mean they do it so often you start to wonder if certain individuals are actually still in the challenge. Would love to have seen more of one contestant name Dolli while she worked on her challenge.,,they had their own agenda plan (smh,).

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (10 ):

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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