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From ‘Glow Up’ to ‘Pose’: 8 Shows and documentaries every fashion and makeup lover should watch

If you love all things makeup, fashion and beauty, here’s a list for you to binge on

Adelle Fernandes
Jul 12, 2021
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Although there are several YouTube channels with great content available when it comes to the beauty and fashion industry, they often lack drama and a storyline. Here’s a list of some of the best shows and documentaries that will not only excite you as a makeup-lover but will also give you a dose of drama, information and inspiration. The shows on this list range from different time periods and involve some of the most famous and iconic personalities like RuPaul and Tyra Banks, who never fail to impress. So why wait any longer? Add these shows to your watch list and get binging!

1. Glow Up

This series contains a group of very talented and highly skilled makeup artists from across the globe who work towards winning the show. The winning contestant will get a contract with a top-notch makeup artist and a chance to make it in the industry. The show contains different rounds of tasks the contestants must perform to make their way to the top. The show makes for an interesting watch, as it gives the audience a chance to experience themes and ideas from several professionals with different outlooks and styles.

2. Skin Wars

Skin Wars is one of the shows out there that explores skin painting and takes viewers deeper into the industry with the work of talented artists. The judges of this incredible show include RuPaul, Robin Slonina and Craig Tracy, who must deliberate and decide who wins in each episode.

3. America’s Next Top Model

America’s Next Top Model is one of the longest-running shows when it comes to fashion and makeup. The show inspires young talent who wish to explore the industry. The iconic show is hosted by Tyra Banks and has a wide array of judges and professionals called to mentor the youngsters. In the show, the contestants go through multiple challenges, including makeup, haircuts and much more. The show has given numerous contestants a kick-start in their careers and is binge-worthy indeed.

4. Glow

Even though Glow is not particularly a show about makeup, this show will definitely intrigue you if you love the beauty industry. The show is about characters from the 1980s who were wrestling professionals. The show is set in Los Angeles and apart from giving viewers insight into the world of wrestling, it also shows us the glamour, outfits and makeup behind the scenes.

5. RuPaul’s Drag Race

RuPaul, one of America’s most iconic drag stars, does not fail to impress season after season. RuPaul inspires and gives other drag stars a platform to live their dream with fashion and makeup as a host and mentor. The designers, artists and models on the show will be sure to give you information about the industry and entertain you at the same time. Viewers can also witness the highs and lows of the industry, which is usually not shown in the media. The show gives the audience a realistic view of what goes on behind the scenes.

6. Euphoria

This show gained popularity in 2019, and although it isn’t a reality show solely about makeup, it makes a great impression when it comes to the fashion industry. The makeup crew behind the show is an incredibly talented one. The characters’ exciting and unique looks are something people across the globe experimented with, and it could give you a few ideas too.

7. Queer Eye

Queer Eye deals with numerous aspects of a person’s life, one of them being a make-over and makeup. With this show, you can expect some of the best transformations from highly talented professionals. What sets this show apart from the rest is that it also focuses on the psychological and overall development of a person, and not only their physical appearance.

8. Pose

Pose is a show set in the 1980s, and it explores the Queer community in ballroom dancing cultures. The show explores the glamour, courage and drama behind what happens at the final event. The series is all about going big and bold, and it will be sure to entertain and keep you hooked till the end.

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