As we begin watching the new and exciting episodes in season five of “Glow Up” on Netflix, we must not forget about the contestants from seasons one, two, three, and four who sent us into binge-watching mode in the first place and served tons of makeup inspiration along the way. Each individual brought their artistry to the next level during the show, but now that it’s been a few years since we’ve seen them, we have some questions. Past “Glow Up” contestants: where are they now? What are they doing? Have any of them made it big?
Many of us were completely captivated by the makeup masterpieces that we witnessed on season one of the show. Since the first season aired in 2019, we were blessed with a second and third round of contestants shortly after. Each MUA — as Val Garland, judge and L’Oréal Paris global makeup director, calls them — was so talented that we can’t help but wonder what they’re up to now.
Each season, we watch the 10 artists face off and get eliminated one by one until one was dubbed the winner. The makeup artists on the show came from all different skill levels and backgrounds — some were retail assistants by day and makeup artists by night, others were students, and a few worked professionally as MUAs for smaller brands and companies. What they all had in common was their deep passion for beauty and dream to make it big — but did it end up working out for them?
After they said their goodbyes and walked out of that studio, we had no idea whether they would return to their retail jobs or pursue beauty full-time — until now. We researched all of the contestants from past “Glow Up” seasons to see where they are now.
Keep reading to find out for yourself.