On this episode of Face Off, after barely having a moments rest following Athena’s elimination, we collectively see and hear our group of participants gasp when explained their new and sudden Foundation Challenge—oh the horror, their doing make unders! HA! There’s something about making a pretty model unattractive that takes them aback momentarily. It’s quite funny actually.
It was definitely interesting to see the different ways in which they took completing their two hour look. Sue went straight Lindsey Lohan (in my opinion!) something about those age spots reminded me of the tired and worn out look that is sometimes in bad lightening media scandal, the freckled face Lohan.
RJ explained that his concept was based off a version of his mom—hope she wasn’t watching, yikes! A couple makeup artists went the worn down hooker road, but Jerry took it up a notch wit his incorporated “trust me” tattoo. Heather’s scabby lady made my skin feel itchy just watching from home. Ew. Ultimately it was Rayce though who won the golden immunity ticket for his model with a story—the blasé librarian who clearly stayed inside way too much and had rubbed off newsprint staining her finger tips. Its all about the details and I agreed with the judges that it was a nice touch of unexpected realism.
Spotlight challenge!! Now this is where it got interesting… the models are paired in teams of three—this is not a show where they ever like being a team player, once the individual, always the individual. Which is understandable because it’s not as if a group of them will win—it’s going to be one of them singled out—so maybe Sue isn’t completely in the wrong for her now continuous crying and whining (after all a teammate fails your booty is out there too).
Anyway, on the roll of old age makeup, Greg Cannom, the king of old age makeup is brought in as a guest judge—and considering that one of his claims to fame was his work on Benjamin Button, clearly he’s qualified for the position. The three teams of three are tasked with aging a person at different points in their life, namely age 100, and 50, and to do this best, they’re given identical twins as models!! I freaking love twins. They are fantastic. But you know what I love more than twins? (because quite frankly you don’t see this kind of multiple on a daily basis) triplets!! After allowing them to sort out their concepts and plan of attack, it’s revealed to the contestants that actually their set of two, came from a pack of three! Awesome. The additional in their twenties model, and direct realitive to the other models is assigned with needed to look as though they are in in their fifties.
I found this episode to be the most fun as a bystander at home to watch because when someone does age makeup well its great and when they fail at it its more than awful.
Jerry and his teammates are shaking their heads at their bright blue eyed models because they’re like we gotta make your bright eyes dull ladies…because old people don’t have bright eyes. (I guess I never really thought about that). Then you have Matt and Sue causing Tara to spaz out in their makeup make up industry newness. (well Matt did almost without knowing any better pour straight stone on his models hands without the protective hand shield stuff—that was kind of a big deal. Be alarmed, it’s okay. But for pretty much the duration of the challenge to anyone that would listen Tara reminds that she’s on a team with two of the least amount of street cred earned artists with low job history. Rude. It makes Sue sad…(shocker…) Tara takes this putting them down act all the way to the judges on reveal day, which makes Sue’s uber deserving total challenge win that much more sweet!!
Tara hadn’t been complaining so much she could have focused on her fail of a final look on her model with the weird hair…seriously, long white hair on the edges of a completely bald upper scalp? (Explain to me the backstory of his fella, because I’m lost…and so were the judges. Even though Sue won the top prize for this event, her teammates failed.
Matt created what looked to me like a bad wannabee werewolf guy, I wasn’t the only one critical of it; one of the judges described his foam made forehead and overall texture a “were-chitta pet” (hahahahaha!)
RJ, Beki and Heather had these three ladies here. Beki’s inspiration must have been from the 90′s Eddie Murphey movie The Clumps or something! Why her face was so foam heavy is beyond anyone’s guess, especially since their looks are suppose to be progression looks.
I don’t look at these three and think, oh wow, that’s totally the same lady at age 50, 75, and 100…I don’t see it. I don’t think these people would even know each other.
The grey haired model on the left, was RJ’s creation, and if the top win hadn’t gone to Sue, it would have been his! Which was completely impressive because his initial model had an alarming allergic reaction to his specially created face mold. Between her and the replacement woman, their faces were completely different! Yet you’d have no idea that this mold wasn’t made with this lady in mind would you?! No. Because it looked great, everyone was impressed with how he turned around that situation. Wow. It was so unfortuante that his master work was sandwiched because his teammates, because after Beki’s “frying pan in the face” look, Heather put out a poorly aging former drag queen or something. It’s like dude looks like a lady, but in reverse! RJ and Becki’s concerns about Heather’s molding ability were clearly warranted! With that droopy heavy skin that looked like it was going to fall off, it was no surprise to hear the judges compare her look to a melting zombie.(fail.)
Out of the three teams, none of them jointly knocked this round of the park. The Jerry, Ian and Rayce trio collectively under-aged their models, who pretty much just got tanner the older she got. That’s all.
Does this woman look 50? (I don’t think so either…)
In real life that would have been fine, everyone wants to look younger, but for this challenge that definitely not the way to go.
The End? This round went to Sue, she was in, and Heather, she was out.
Next week aliens will be what its all about.
Wednesdays on the Syfy network.
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