Who Won 'Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star' Season 2?

The hit British makeup competition 'Glow Up' returned for Season 2 on Netflix on Aug. 14. Spoilers on how the second season wrapped up.

Shannon Raphael - Author

Aug. 14 2020, Updated 1:12 p.m. ET

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Those who are searching for a compelling reality competition to no avail can finally rejoice: Season 2 of Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star has dropped on Netflix. The British makeup competition has made its way across the pond after originally airing on BBC Three, and the looks are more sickening and jaw-dropping than ever before. 

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Hosted by Stacey Dooley and judged by Val Garland and Dominic Skinner, the series centers around 10 talented makeup artists who compete in weekly elimination challenges that test their skills. 

Who is the Glow Up Season 2 winner? Keep reading to find out which MUA is now considered to be one of Britain's best.

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Who won 'Glow Up' Season 2?

The challenges in Season 2 were intense, to say the least, from perfecting the ombre lip to creating elaborate eyeshadow looks to painting freckles. By the time the eighth and final episode rolled around, only three remained. Makeup trainee James Mac In Erney, salon artist Eve Jenkins, and fashion graduate Ophelia Liu were the finalists. 

The last main challenge was for the competitors to teach a masterclass for their signature eye look at the Harrods department store in London. 

James selected a lash look, which was inspired by his days of doing drag. Eve went in a different direction, and she focused on a smokey eye. Ophelia decided on dramatic eyeliner looks for her class.

Anastasia Soare, from the popular makeup brand Anastasia Beverly Hills, and Annalise Fard, the director of beauty at Harrods, served as the guest judges for the episode. 

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After the masterclasses, the three were tasked to create looks inspired by evolution.

Toward the end of the last episode, Eve was declared to be the third-place finisher, leaving only Ophelia and James to battle it out for the top prize. Interestingly, the two 25-year-olds were actually among the oldest in the competition.

The finalists competed in a 40-minute face-off for technique, and they had to complete smokey eyes, foundation, concealer, blush, highlighter, and a red lip. 

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Ophelia came out on top as the winner of Season 2. Despite the judges' concern that her personality wasn't showing through, Ophelia's masterclass proved to be the most engaging and informative. Plus, her evolution look wowed the judges. 

"I've won. I just cannot wait for my next step and for my future," Ophelia said after she learned that she won. "I need to get started now. What's the next big thing? Give me that now, I'm ready!"

Though James was understandably disappointed, he expressed excitement for his future in makeup as well.

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Will there be a 'Glow Up' Season 3?

While Netflix or BBC Three has yet to announce the competition's official renewal, there is a casting call out for Glow Up. Per Wall to Wall casting, the application for the third series of the show closes on Oct. 25, 2020. 

Before that, you can watch Ophelia's road to victory on Season 2. Both seasons of Glow Up are available to stream on Netflix now. 

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