Face Off 8 Recap — Trusting Your Ears

February 10, 2015 08:01:42 by Ryan Haidet

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Claws and ears? Both were the basis for two new challenges on Face Off. The latter definitely proved to be a stressful concept for the 12 remaining contestants who were tasked with creating a makeup motivated by a unique sound. Cool, right? The makeups were even cooler! See who was most successful and find out who the judges sent packing. Plus, find out why one of the returning champions was replaced in this episode. All that and more inside this article!

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Face Off 8 Recap: Tim Burton Twist

February 3, 2015 08:04:28 by Ryan Haidet

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After several weeks of confusing situations regarding which contestant worked on what portion of a specific makeup, Face Off finally forced the aspiring makeup artists to create their own creatures alone.  Thank goodness!  I was really getting frustrated with how the judging process was going down at the Face Off reveal stage because nothing was easy to follow regarding each person’s efforts.  Instead it was very disjointed and distracting — especially by adding extra focus on a guest judge like “Hunger Games” star Josh Hutcherson.  What made this hour even better?  This challenge brought a twist on Tim Burton into the mix.  Always cool!  Find out who went home and take a look at pictures of each completed makeup inside this article!

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Face Off 8 Recap: ‘Hunger Games’ Challenge Brings In Josh Hutcherson

January 27, 2015 08:07:17 by Ryan Haidet

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Did you hear the screaming?  It was the piercing shrills of women across the country feasting their eyes on Face Off season 8′s third episode as “Hunger Games” star Josh Hutcherson joined the judges’ panel.  Wait.  Did you hear that?  It was me unleashing my loudest “ugh.”  I have nothing against the kid, I swear.  I just don’t think he’s qualified to judge a special makeup effects contest.  He ACTS in makeup.  He isn’t an expert in actually CREATING the makeup.  It’s the same concept as having Arnold Schwarzenegger judge a ballet contest.  Well, that may be a bit far, but you get my point, right?  Seriously, we went from the astounding, award-winning star Rick Baker, who has created some of the best makeup ever seen on film (hello, “Werewolf in London” transformation scene) to a Teen Choice Awards-winning, “Teen Bop” coverguy?  Ummm…  Yeah.  With that said, the episode was the best of the season to date with some truly stellar makeups.  Jump inside to see pictures of each complete makeup and to find out who was eliminated.

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Face Off 8 Recap: Monkey Business

January 20, 2015 08:00:42 by Ryan Haidet

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Right where we left off last week, the second episode of Face Off‘s eighth season was a continuation of the “cliffhanger” premiere as the 15 contestants faced a surprise twist.  In addition to creating two aliens that crash landed their spacecraft, they were given the task of making a third character: A primate ruler unhappy the aliens have arrived.  This challenge finally gave us a great first glimpse at the talent on hand this season and delivered the first elimination.  See who was sent packing inside!

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Face Off 8 Recap: Return Of The Champions

January 13, 2015 08:00:21 by Ryan Haidet

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Yes, it’s true.  I haven’t recapped Face Off since the finale of season 4.  Despite the written absence, my eyes haven’t shied away from the monster makeup effects show — and there’s no better time to do it.  Face Off, now in its 8th season on SyFy, has unleashed a new twist: Return of the Champions.  Although this concept is nothing new to reality television (hello, Big Brother 14), it’s a first for this series.  Am I thrilled with the idea?  Eh.  Not really.  But I have high hopes it will pay off.  Anywho, the premiere episode (a two-parter to be continued) kicked off with a cast of excited newbies teaming up with one of three returning winners.  While the new aspiring special effects makeup artists are loads of fun, there was something missing from this episode.

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Face Off: New Season Pits Vets Against Rookies

August 13, 2013 11:00:47 by Stephanie Gustafson

It’s hard to believe it, but Face Off has already made it to season five! Syfy is switching things up this time around, pitting several of the show’s favorite alums against a batch of rookies. What else can we expect from the new season?

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Face Off 4 Finale Recap — The Winner Is…

March 27, 2013 11:05:50 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!

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Face Off 4 Recap — ‘Defiance’ Alien Challenge Determines Final 3 Contestants

March 20, 2013 08:02:01 by Ryan Haidet

This was without a doubt the most crucial episode of Face Off 4 to date because it determined which three contestants who would land in next week’s finale.  The task turned to another alien concept based on one of SyFy’s own shows — “Defiance.”  Who was able to impress the judges enough to make it to the finale and who was eliminated?  We’ve got the details and loads of photos jammed inside this article!

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Face Off Season 5 Starts Production In April

March 18, 2013 05:00:46 by Ryan Haidet

As season four winds down, SyFy has just announced that Face Off has been renewed for a fifth edition.  Face Off season five is slated to begin production in April and will premiere on a yet-to-be-determined date this summer.  This news comes as no surprise since Face Off has become one of the network’s most successful programs — not to mention one of the best reality shows on TV.

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Face Off 4 Recap: Mummy Mayhem Mixed With ‘Evil Dead’

March 12, 2013 07:26:29 by Ryan Haidet

The final five Face Off contestants were tasked with a creating creatures that have never been featured on the show before: Mummies!  Anthony, House, Wayne, Kris and Eric F. were all taken to the famed Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. where they each chose a specific Egyptian god as their inspiration.  Strangely, for this challenge, producers horribly tied in a promotion to the upcoming release of the “Evil Dead” remake.  How on earth do mummies and “Evil Dead” connect?  They don’t really, but host McKenzie Westmore was forced to make some sense of it by telling the aspiring makeup artists that “Evil Dead” comes into play because their mummy creations are returning to earth after years and years of decay based on the film’s Book of the Dead.  Ummm…  Isn’t that basically a resurrected mummy?  To me, “Evil Dead” is more zombie-esque than mummies.  Sorry, but this is stretching way too far just to promote the movie.  Whatever.  All that really mattered was how good the finished mummy makeups came out — and they were truly awesome!  Some of the best we’ve seen this entire season!  Creep inside this article to see close-up photos of all the finished mummy makeups and to find out who was eliminated.

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