Everything you need to know about Maura Higgins' new show, Glow Up Ireland 1 month ago

Everything you need to know about Maura Higgins' new show, Glow Up Ireland

Applications for Irish MUAs are still open.

Yesterday, Maura Higgins announced that she will be the host of the Irish edition of the beauty competition The Glow Up, and we cannot wait to see her in action.


The UK edition, which has been running since 2019, has launched the careers of numerous British make-up artists, so it's about time Irish MUAs get the same treatment.

So, what can we expect from Glow Up: Ireland's Next Make-Up Star? Here's everything we know so far.

Who's on board?

Yesterday, national treasure Maura Higgins told her fans that she was "excited" to be hosting the upcoming series.

The Love Island star said: "I'm so excited to be the presenter of the first ever Glow Up Ireland. Having watched the last few series of the show in the UK, this is such an amazing opportunity. And the fact that this is my first presenting job in Ireland and it's in Ireland is so overwhelming."

How will the show run?

If you've watched Glow Up before, you'll know that it's kind of like a mix between Bake-Off and America's Next Top Model, with a bit of YouTube sprinkled in.


Similar to the UK edition, Glow Up Ireland will see contestants battle it out across two different challenges each episode - a professional brief and a creative brief. For the former, the MUAs will work with industry pros across an array of different areas. In the creative brief, the contestants are given total freedom to express themselves in response to a specific task.

Can I apply?

Yes, but be quick about it! Applications for MUAs close on Sunday 20 June, so get yours in immediately. For more information, send an email to glowup@indiepics.ie.


When will it air?

Glow Up: Ireland's Next Make-Up Star will air this autumn on RTÉ 2.