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Face Off 4 Finale Recap — The Winner Is…

March 27, 2013 11:05 AM by Ryan Haidet

This is it!  The winner of Face Off season 4 was announced Tuesday after a watery challenge that took the final three aspiring special effects makeup artists to Las Vegas.  For the last task of the season, Anthony, Wayne and Kris were teamed up with several of the 11 previously eliminated contestants to create a pair of waterproof makeups inspired by a live show at the Wynn Resort.  Who did the judges choose as the winner?  We’ve got the juicy details inside along with loads of awesome pictures!

Picking Teams & Choosing Themes

For the challenge, each of the final three had four days to create two aquatic characters — one dream thief, one victim — based on a singular concept as their motivation.  Those makeups would then have to perform a splash-filled stunt show at the Wynn Resort.

Anthony selected sinister as his concept before choosing to work with Eric Z. and Autumn.  Huh?  What a weird duo to choose, especially since neither Eric Z. nor Autumn seem to work well together.  Remember the disastrous experience they shared working on their werewolf alien creation that resulted in Autumn’s elimination?  She was so pissed for getting booted that she actually blamed Eric Z. for her ouster.  Probably not the best twosome to team up with, Anthony.  Thankfully, Eric Z. and Autumn were able to leave their differences at the door and did their best to help Anthony succeed.

For his concept, Wayne chose supernatural and teamed up with Eric F. and Meagan.  I definitely think Wayne had the best team for the task, but he really struggled with the clock as he was still painting his two creatures up until the last minute.  Kris, who selected etherial as his theme, joined forces with House and Alam.  Throughout the process, Kris kept it cool and stayed calm up until his final two makeups were presented on the reveal stage at the Wynn Resort.

Here’s a closer look at the final makeups in the order they were revealed on the stage:

Kris: Etherial (working with House and Alam): Judge Glenn Hetrick loved the shiny, silver color of the male character, but didn’t think it connected very well with the orange female.  Judge Neville Page said the male’s facial sculpt had a perfect balance to it.  I agreed completely with Glenn.  I think the male looked awesome, but the female was just OK.  Not terrible, just a strange choice of colors.

Anthony: Sinister — (working with Eriz Z. and Autumn): “I’m satisfied with my makeups and proud of my team for what we accomplished,” Anthony said in confessional.  The judges absolutely loved what they saw.  “The characters looked like they belong together,” judge Ve Neill said.  “I love the coloring on both of them.”  Glenn and Neville oozed their appreciation for all the work he was able to create — especially with the female character’s profile.  They loved how he was able to tie in humanistic characteristics within the alien creature.  I was in awe of this work.  Both creatures were absolutely stunning!  The shape of the female’s head was unreal.

Wayne: Supernatural — (working with Eric F. and Meagan): Neville said the sculpting was filled with great detail and felt organic.  Glenn shadowed Neville’s sentiments saying the sculpting work was well-executed.  Based on their comments, it was clear the judges were impressed with his work.

After all six of the watery makeups splashed inside the massive pool, the judges evaluated all of the work once again.  Surprisingly, all of the makeups held together very well.  “The makeups looked as good when they came out of the water as they did when they went in,” judge Ve Neill said.  It was actually very impressive.

After talking with each contestant and discussing their thoughts alone, the trio of judges chose Anthony as the winner!  Woo hoo!  “Words can’t describe what I’m feeling right now,” Anthony excitedly said in confessional.  “I feel like I’m trapped in a dream, this is awesome!”  With his victory, Anthony won $100,000, a brand new car and the chance to be a guest lecturer with Make Up Forever’s academies.   Since episode one I have been saying that Anthony was an excellent makeup artist and my pick to win.  He is absolutely deserving and extremely talented!  I couldn’t be more pleased with this outcome!  Congratulations, Anthony!  I hope your amazing work starts invading major movies very very very soon!

What are your thoughts on the judges choosing Anthony as the winner?  Do you think he was the most deserving?  Which of the six aquatic creations was your favorite?  What topics do you think would be awesome for Face Off 5, which begins production next month and starts airing Tuesday, Aug. 27?  Sound off and leave a comment below!

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Images courtesy of SyFy; finished makeup photos by Brett-Patrick Jenkins, SyFy.

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2 Responses to “Face Off 4 Finale Recap — The Winner Is…”

  1. Joel G. Says:
    March 27th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    He deserves the award from the very start.

  2. Sad Says:
    October 21st, 2013 at 3:11 pm

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