February 29, 2012 09:48 PM by Ryan Haidet
The twisted, magical, whimsical world of Tim Burton was the central focus of tonight’s task on Face Off. Each of the remaining six contestants had to create a character inspired by an everyday profession, but transformed into something worthy of being featured in a Tim Burton film. Unlike their reactions to previous challenges this season, the contestants were excited by this task. Although there was some concern and hurdles during the task, most of the finished makeups were truly amazing. By far, the best of the season. Read on to find out who was eliminated and to see close-up images of each finished makeup!
This was such a fun episode because there wasn’t too much drama. It really focused on each contestant and their desire to make a creative character. The only true moment of panic came from Ian. He was really worried when he saw Sue was also creating an eyepiece for her model to wear. But he quickly cooled down when she decided to alter her piece.
The other concern came from Beki. While the other five contestants were busy sculpting elaborate prosthetics, her makeup was very minimal. Instead of focusing a lot of her time on the model’s face, she concentrated most of her time on making a giant cupcake.
At the reveal stage, one of Tim Burton’s go-to actresses, Catherine O’Hara, stepped in to be a guest judge on the panel. Very exciting.
Here’s a close look at each of the finished makeups and what the judges had to say.
Ian: Plumber — “It’s very Burtonesque to the point where I don’t see your work in it,” judge Glenn Hetrick said. “You did all of this work on your props, but you put them all on the back. I wish you would have done so much more to the front.” Judge Ve Neill wasn’t as harsh. “I do not think it’s a total flunk,” she said. “You definitely got the part about it being a Tim Burton character.”
Beki: Chef/baker — “I gotta tell you, I’m really disappointed in how this came out,” Ve said. “You spent so much time making that cupcake and I was hoping it was gonna be some fantastic paint job. It’s just kind of sloppy.”
Matt: Ice cream man — This was my personal favorite because it looked creepy and comical at the same time. I think its colors and creativity truly captured the mind of Tim Burton the best. “If Tim Burton was gonna make a horror movie, this guy would be in it,” Ve said.
Sue: Toymaker — “I don’t really think he looks like a Tim Burton character at all,” Ve said. “I was wondering if you even knew who Tim Burton was when I saw this guy come out here today. Right now he’s just kind of like a creepy, old dude who is playing with these creepy dolls.” Glenn didn’t like it much either. “All I can see is this hodge podge of ideas that are sort of jammed together,” he said. “The build turned into this ballet of idiocy where nothing went together at all. I think that you were successful in creating the silicon appliance, but it looks very very reminiscent of the old-age that you did.”
Rayce: Cellist — “That cello, to me, is exactly what this challenge was all about,” Glenn said. “The fact that you’ve pulled pieces of the instrument into her face, really excellent job.”
RJ: Bell hop — I really liked this one, too. So cooky and creative! “You created such a strong character, you and your actor, that you could totally put him right in the hotel of the afterlife,” Catherine said.
After the judges offered their critiques, they selected Rayce as the winner for his makeup with Matt and RJ as the other top looks. While I think Rayce’s makeup was cool, it wasn’t my personal favorite. I think Matt should have won this challenge.
Here’s a closer look at Rayce’s winning work:
That left Sue, Beki and Ian in the bottom three. In the end, Beki was sent packing. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I’m glad I was able to take advantage of it as far as I could,” Beki said as she left the competition.
Here is a closer look at Beki’s makeup:
Which makeup was your favorite? Do you think Beki was the right choice to eliminate? ho do you think has what it takes to win the entire competition? Sound off and leave a comment below!
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