Face Off Season 9 episode 2 starts at a US Coast Guard ship. We learn a little bit about the Coast Guard and how it’s their 225th anniversary. McKenzie supposedly gets to drive the ship. Yeah, right. Some of the artists rightfully question why they’re on this ship. It’s not like they’re just cruising for fun.
Well, of COURSE this cruise isn’t just to have a good time! The reason why everyone’s on a ship is because sirens are the most dangerous creatures of the sea. Theoretically. Sirens are creatures that lured mariners to their death with their beauty. Again, it’s the teams of two, this time randomly assigned. It’ll be exciting when we get to see more than 8 designs in 1 episode. The teams are:
- Sidney & Omar
- Brittany & Nora
- Evan & Jason
- Ricky & Ben
- Scott & Stevie
- Kevon & Meg
- Missy & Libby
- Jordan & Jasmine
The teams have deadly sea creatures they need to use as inspiration for their beautiful, deadly siren. Those creatures are:
- Textile Cone Snail
- Portuguese Man O’War
- Peacock Mantis Shrimp
- Flabellina Nudibranch
- Striped Surgeonfish
- Blue Seaslug
- Yellow Boxfish
- Blue Ringed Octopus
And wow, just finding those links have made me realize that there are tons of really pretty, tiny things out there that could take me out.
This week’s workroom issues: There’s the usual locked mold. Other artists are problem-solving, fixing flaws in their prosthetic pieces. Libby had the idea to use feathers to create a spine-like form but unfortunately we don’t really get to see it. We just see her stripping the feathering off the spine which results in …. a stick. Kevon is going to have to run one of his pieces on the last day which isn’t stressful at all. Especially when his polyfoam volcanoes all over the workroom floor.
Most teams are working well together, but Missy & Libby seem to have a little bit of miscommunication. This results in a muddy makeup job & thoughts like “I’m putting more black in it to get it to pop.” Hmmm… no. It’s about as much drama as we’re going to get from Face Off. Neither Omar nor Sidney really know how to do beauty makeup so their model is helping them out with the pretty basics. OMG – guys. If you’ve made it to Face Off & you’ve never done a beauty makeup, why not at least go down to Sephora & see how it’s done. Preferably in a non-creepy way. Jeez. It’s like Project Runway designers that say thinks like “I only know how to hand-sew. I’ve never used a machine.” Or RuPaul’s Drag Race designers saying “I don’t sew at all” when the first challenge is ALWAYS make a new outfit from scratch. Gahh!
And we get a quick payback for the lack of an elimination last week – two artists are going home tonight. McKenzie doesn’t say if they’ll be from the same team, but I assume that’s the case.
There’s a lot of ugly going on in these beauty makeups – lots of seams at the edges of the prosthetics. Missy is terrified again; perhaps she’s not ready for this.
Jason & Evan,
Jordan & Jasmine,
Ricky & Ben,
and Scott & Stevie
are all in the mediocre middle & sent to the lounge. In the top are Kevon & Meg and Brittany & Nora. The bottom is Sidney & Omar and Missy & Libby. Ve Neill, regarding Missy & Libby’s creation: What man is going to be lured in by that? (Answer: Kevon.)
I thought Brittany & Nora’s model’s hair was supposed to glow, but I can’t see it which is disappointing. I can see the red wires in the image below, but if there’s a glow emanating from them, I can’t see it.
Another bit of wisdom from the judges: Cabbage is never good for a character. See the head from Sidney & Omar below for reference.
Kevon & Meg win the challenge, with Meg taking the top spot. Her expression below was from before Meg knew they were a top look.
The two artists leaving us tonight are Sidney and Omar.
I’m a bit surprised because Libby was weak last week as well and Missy just seems so terrified I’m concerned she can’t handle it emotionally. Of the two, I would’ve sent Missy & Libby home based on the makeup below.
But what do I know?! Not much that’s for sure. But this episode taught me that cabbage head < forms Glenn Hetrick likes, regardless of crappy paint job & lack of relation to the inspiration creature. Their model has great teeth, though. I wish I didn’t know that through their creature makeup.
What did you think of this week’s episode of Face Off? Do you agree with the double elimination, or who got eliminated? Sound off below!