Maya Jama hosts as ten new make-up artists face their first Professional Assignment – a beauty campaign for the health and beauty retailer Superdrug. They are challenged to produce an eye-catching look that showcases the store’s inclusive make-up range for their diverse customer base. Correctly colour-matching the skin is a priority, as is a bold look to entice the customer though the door. At the end of the assignment, the judges assess the test shots to decide which MUA has impressed and will have their work displayed in over 800 store windows nationwide.
The following day at Glow Up Studios, the MUAs find out which two underdelivered on the beauty campaign, meaning they start the next challenge with a 15-minute time penalty. For these two MUAs, the only way to escape the Face Off elimination at the end of the show is to wow the judges in the Creative Brief, which this week involves producing a look that tells a story, showcases technicality and pushes their creativity.
Following the Creative Brief, the judges decide whether the two MUAs in the face-off chairs have done enough to beat the seat and make it to the first Face Off elimination, a make-up skill drill on identical twins.