Ophelia is Britain’s Next Make-Up Star and the winner of BBC Three’s Glow Up series two
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Retail Make-Up Artist (MUA) Ophelia has won a contract assisting some of the world’s top make-up artists, after being crowned the winner of BBC Three’s make-up competition series Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star.
Following an emotional final fight against Eve and James, Ophelia secured the champion title in a lively series involving some of the UK’s biggest names in make-up. The Hong Kong born MUA slayed consistently, inundated with Val’s legendary ‘Ding Dong’ approvals, and was the only contestant not to enter the Face Off challenge throughout the competition.
Ophelia says: “Being on Glow Up and having the opportunity to work with some amazing, like-minded, boundary pushing creatives have been eye opening. The chance to show my work to some of the biggest influential artists and creatives doesn’t come around everyday, this journey will always be remembered and I cannot wait for what's to come next!”
The first challenge of the final saw the MUAs lead their own make-up masterclass at luxury department store Harrods in front of an audience of industry experts, beauty journalists, bloggers and guest judges Annalise Fard, director of beauty at Harrods, and make-up extraordinaire, Anastasia Soare of Anastasia Beverly Hills. The three hopeful MUAs led their own 30 minute class, creating a signature look on the eyes.
Ophelia later wowed the judges once more with her final creative brief, playing homage to her growth throughout the competition. Ophelia created a look inspired by the formation of diamonds, comparing the process of their creation which takes place under extreme pressure to the fight she’s had to endure throughout her make up journey. Val described her look as “beautiful and haunting”.
Dominic Skinner, series judge says: “What an amazing group of talent we’ve had this series. Having been in the industry for over 20 years you get to the point where you feel you’ve seen it all. However, each and every week I was blown away by the level of artistry in looks the artists brought forward. The bar was well and truly raised.
"Ophelia is without doubt a true artist. She showed us from the very start that she had the creativity and the skill set but her journey throughout this season was really one within herself. The challenges both at Glow Up HQ and out on a job pushed her to do things that she had never done or even thought about doing, and it was this inner conflict that made her a stronger and more confident artist.”
Val Garland, series judge says: “This second series of Glow Up has been fantastic, largely due to the sheer talent of each of the contestants. You can really get a feel for the range of undiscovered talent out there. It has been unbelievably tough for us as judges to decide who to win, with many hours spent deliberating. In the end it was Ophelia’s imagination and artistry combined with her incredible technical talent which made her Glow Up Series 2’s very worthy winner.“
Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make Up Star (8x60') is a Wall To Wall production for BBC Three. The Executive Producer is Melissa Brown and the series producer is Michael Fraser. It was commissioned by Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three and Clare Sillery, Head of Commissioning, Documentaries. The Commissioning Editors are Emily Smith and Max Gogarty. Wall to Wall Media is a Warner Bros. Television Production UK Ltd. Company.
All episodes of BBC Three’s Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star are available to watch on iPlayer now. The whole series will also be shown on BBC Two at 8pm every Thursday, starting with episode one on Thursday 16 July.
Source BBC Three
July 3, 2020 4:20am ET by BBC Three