Meet the Talented Makeup Artists on Glow Up Season 3 Competing to Be the Next Big Star
Ding dong! Glow Up is officially back on Netflix with another season, meaning it's time to meet a whole new batch of makeup artists. It's been almost exactly a year since season two of the BBC Three original dropped on the streaming platform, and season three (which came to the platform on July 30) is loaded with just as many life-changing briefs, incredible makeup transformations, and plot twists as the ones before.
In season three, ten new MUAs from all over the UK come together to battle it out for the title of "Britain's Next Make-Up Star." Students, professional makeup artists, brand founders, and photographers ranging from 21 to 30 years old in age account for the new round of contestants. And, as if that wasn't reason enough to grab your remote and binge all eight episodes immediately, the MUAs aren't the only newcomers in Glow Up season three. We're introduced to host Maya Jama, a British TV presenter, for the first time since former host Stacey Dooley's departure from the series. (Don't worry, Dominic Skinner and Val Garland aren't going anywhere.)
Keep reading to take a look at the fresh faces you can expect to see on Glow Up season three and learn more about each of them.
Sophie Baverstock is a 21-year-old makeup artist from Bournemouth and London. On the show, she talked about being diagnosed with autism at 17 and how she hopes to break the stigma surrounding women with the disorder. She recently graduated from Arts University Bournemouth.
Craig Hamilton is a 24-year-old makeup artist from Northern Ireland and London. He has experience working in special effects, bridal, and editorial makeup and started his career working in the retail side of the industry.
Dolli Okoriko is a 26-year-old makeup artist from London. On the show, she talked about becoming a mom at the age of 20 and how that has impacted her work ethic and determination to succeed. Prior to appearing on the show, she'd been working full-time at a beauty counter for a few years.
27-year-old Jack Oliver splits their professional time between care work and makeup artistry. They're known around the Birmingham drag scene as Anna Lies.
Ryley Isaac is a 19-year-old makeup artist from London who works as a beauty influencer and vlogger. On the show, she talked about how makeup helped her embrace the birthmark on her face and have more self-confidence.
Samah Say is a 30-year-old London-based makeup artist who works in the retail side of the industry. On the show, she talked about wanting to redefine what a stereotypical makeup artist looks like as a Muslim woman.
Alex Ogden Clark
Alex Ogden Clark is a 27-year-old makeup artist from Liverpool. She also works as a hairstylist, fashion stylist, and contributor to the zine Polyester.
Xavi Guillaume is a 23-year-old freelance journalist by day and makeup artist by night from London. He started doing makeup when he was 16. On the show, he talked about having Asperger's Syndrome and how he uses makeup to express himself.
Elliott Banks is a 23-year-old makeup artist from London. His job titles also include photographer and creative designer.
Nicole Marilyn is a 28-year-old makeup artist from London. She works freelance and also owns her own eco-friendly glitter brand called Disco Dust London.