Face Off 08×10 – Super Selfie (SPOILERS)



I’m WAYYYYYY behind in updating this, I know.  The Depression Monster strikes again.  So, today we’re kind of doing a throwback Spotlight Challenge.  They did something like this in Season 1, where they had to put makeup on themselves to fool a loved one.  But this time they’re not going with a subtle, realistic makeup.  They’re creating a superhero version of themselves.  So, they’ll all be sculpting on their own life casts, and they each make fun of how their face looks in the stone.

Once again, Stephanie is at a loss as to what to do conceptually.  She’s falling really behind as the others get to laying some clay down.  Anthony gets to spend a lot of time with Ben, since Ben’s the only member of his team left.  Ben’s going the supervillain route, and he’s using his army background as backstory.  He used to be a helicopter mechanic, so he’s making a cyborg type character who was in a helicopter crash.  Logan’s going a dragon/man route, and while the sculpt looks good, it’s got a mask, and he’s gotta be careful in paint so that it doesn’t turn out to look like a Ninja Turtle.  Adam’s going a fun route with a clumsy anime-style character with big cannons on his hands.  Darla is doing kind of a valkyrie look, having taken some inspiration from the filigree at the Herald Examiner building, which has an awesome lobby.  Emily is going for kind of a Mother Nature sort of thing with a big-ass wig.  Julian’s doing a demon, and Stephanie… still doesn’t know what she’s doing.  She’s got a concept down of a black and white, graphic novel kinda character, but still doesn’t know what to do with the face.  Emily decides to test out some paint schemes on herself, and mannnn…. that Kryolon stuff goes on FAST.  It’s pretty cool.

On Day 2, Emily finishes her face pretty quickly and molds it.  However, she can’t use foam latex because she’s allergic (I assume she’s allergic to the latex part of it), so she is going to use gelatin.  HOWEVER AGAIN, the gelatin does not set properly, so she’s going to have to do silicone, and doesn’t have much experience with it.  So she’s nervous.  Laura’s also nervous for Julian because she’s not exactly the fastest sculptor, so she gives him a quick lesson in speed sculpting.  Logan decides that he wants to make a pair of wings for his dragon man, so ghetto-rigs it up and puts some cheese cloth on it to resemble skin.  After he latexes it, it actually looks like leathery skin.  Adam gets to making his giant cannon arms, and decides to way over-the-top, and makes them out of buckets.  It fits the silly nature of his character.

On Application Day, they all have makeup assistants to help them apply everything (because it’s really hard to apply a prosthetic all by yourself ON yourself).  The edges of Emily’s silicone piece turned out great, so she’s happy.  Ben also jokes about having to get a bald cap on (ha).  Everyone’s really focusing on pre-painting right now.  Stephanie’s paint is starting to go really muddy, so she’s in trouble.  In Last Looks, Emily starts to realize that her Mother Nature character isn’t really superhero at all, and she’s suddenly very nervous.

Here are the Final Looks:


Looks great!  Didn’t go Ninja Turtle at all!



The paint is nice, but my personal tastes are just kinda ‘meh’ on this one.  It doesn’t really feel ‘superhero’ to me.



She’s in trouble.  With a minimalist makeup, you need to be flawless in execution (Corrine from Season 6 was a perfect example of that), but this is definitely not flawless.



I liked this one in concept, but it fell down in execution.  Darla agrees that the face is lacking a certain something.  The cowl is pretty, though.



I love this one.  I thought that Ben did a fantastic job on it, and it’s definitely creepy.  I was really surprised that it was only safe, though.



Soooo pretty in the face – fell down in the hair and costume.  They agree that it’s not superhero, so she’s in trouble.



It’s soooooo anime.  Looks great, and you can tell that Adam is having a blast portraying this character.


So, we have Todd McFarlane as a guest judge (creator of Spawn for those very few people who don’t know who he is), and they like Logan and Adam’s creations the best.  So, someone from Team Rayce is going to win.  And it’s Logan.  Both were good and very different, so I was undecided on who would win.

The bottom looks were Stephanie and Emily, so Laura was definitely going to lose somebody.  Stephanie is the one that gets sent home, and I called that one.  While Emily’s wasn’t really superhero, the face paint was very pretty.  The judges warn her not to keep doing huge wigs, though.  So now Laura is down to 3 contestants.