Lifetime orders new 'Runway'-like 'Blush' makeup artist competition series
By Christopher Rocchio, 08/25/2008
Project Runway will apparently have some company when the reality series makes its Lifetime debut this fall.
Lifetime has ordered Blush: The Search for America's Greatest Makeup Artist, a new Project Runway-like reality competition series that will follow eight aspiring makeup artists as they live together in Los Angeles and compete in various weekly elimination challenges, Daily Varietyreported Sunday.
The contestant left standing at the end of the six-episode series will receive the grand prize of a one-year contract as a professional Max Factor makeup artist, $100,000 in cash and the opportunity to do makeup for a "major glossy magazine cover shoot," according to Variety.
The show's host, mentor and three-person judging panel have yet to be named, Variety reported.
Earlier this year, Lifetime Networks agreed to an unexpected five-year deal to bring Project Runway to Lifetime from Bravo beginning with the reality series' sixth season -- which is scheduled to debut in November.
Blush: The Search for America's Greatest Makeup Artist is also reportedly slated to debut in November.
"[Blush is an effort to showcase] the critical role (makeup) plays in almost every performing element of the entertainment industry," executive producer Rob Lee told Variety.
Blush: The Search for America's Greatest Makeup Artist is produced by IMG Entertainment.