The life and times of Val Garland

Today, I’m talking to one of the world’s greatest make-up artists, Val Garland. Val has been in the industry for 30 years, known for everything from iconic celebrity photo shoots, heading up teams at every major fashion week show you can think of, and a whole host of memorable magazine covers. 

As a judge on the BBC3 show Glow Up, Val searches for Britain’s next big make-up talent. So, ahead of the series 2 finale this week, Val shares her own make-up journey from the beginning, and how her learnings have shaped what she looks for in a great make-up assistant. 

If you love fashion or have aspirations of a career in make-up, this one is totally for you! 

Val Garland at Streeters:

Val on Instagram:

Her book, Validated:

BBC Glow Up, Britain’s Next Make-up Star on iPlayer:

BBC Glow Up on Instagram:

Dominic Skinner’s episode of this podcast, her fellow Glow Up judge: 

Judi Dench British Vogue cover:

Val and Lady Gaga:

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