One of the reasons for Netflix’s growing popularity is its ability to maintain diversity, not just in terms of race, culture, gender, but also in its focus on giving attention to those folks who work extremely hard to keep a star popular. Even if in the near future, when Disney Plus will enter the Indian market, it may not be a huge threat for Netflix, (even if Disney withdraws all its original content) if only Netflix continues to live up to its individuality. Now, the major debate will always remain if there is a proper audience for such kind of content.
Glow Up is a series based on a competition between 10 makeup artists. These aren’t your regular YouTube make-up artists who provide you tutorials on how to use a blush-on, or how to use a foundation while making your face appear completely natural. They work in fashion magazines, do TV shows, deal with prosthetics and various other kinds of procedures.
The first episode is focused on magazine beauty editorials where supermodels and actresses are photographed. This is in a country where you have to be a real model to be a part of such photoshoots and not India, where you even if you are a niece of a failed actor, you managed to get your picture up on the popular fashion magazines only because you are reputed to be the best friend of a superstar’s daughter. Each artist has to prepare a model and the winner will get the opportunity to work with a magazine.
So, when you think about it, this show helps you to get a prosperous career and a chance for young students to understand that their world is not over if they have failed in Math. Glow Up gives you all a hope if you are a student having a tough time in understanding algebra and geometry.
Glow Up promises to show a lot of fascinating art, and most of the contestants have interesting personalities. But the format will get a bit repetitive and the producers must switch things up a bit quickly. Earlier this year Netflix started the show Styling which had also focused on the designers who dress up the stars for various award events.
Our take? Do watch it only to remember the 30 (or more) people involved behind that one star to make him/her look magnificent on screen, and to understand that modelling is not all about walking on stage. There is a whole new world out there, and there is good money provided you keep an eye out for the right kind of opportunity.