Face Off Season 9 episode 10 starts with 7 models with 7 weapons. This Foundation Challenge asks the artists to create tribal makeups and scarification on the model’s face & torso inspired by the model’s weapon. We get a guest judge for this foundation challenge – Oscar-winning makeup artist Robin Mathews.
Meg and Scott are the top 2. Scott smartly thinks of tribes that paint their bodies with mud & recreates that kind of look on his model. Meg gets praise for her detail in her simple design. Robin also says her makeup is camera-ready. But Scott ends up taking the win & immunity for the Spotlight challenge.
The next day the workroom has gone to the Freak Show. The challenge is to create a freak show act that goes with the name of a character. The Wheel of Fate assigns characters thusly:
Nora – Lobster Larry
Meg – Inside-Out Oscar
Evan – Moon Girl
Jordan – Elephant Lady
Stevie – Icicle Irma
Ben – The Human Peacock
Scott – Twisted Tom
Nora rethinks her concept & rips all the clay off her face sculpt to start over. Meg has almost no anatomical knowledge, but she feels like she can accomplish a sculpt that looks like Inside-Out Oscar’s skin has been removed. Good luck with that, Meg.
Scott decides to really push himself, since he’s got immunity. He ends up with face, cowl, arm and chest pieces. Evan comes up with this crazy acne-meets-meteorite story for his Moon Girl. I’m not entirely sure what he’s thinking.
Upon closer review of the makeups, when Glen gets to Meg’s makeup, he makes a telling statement. “That’s some straight up Party City sh*t going on.” Did someone say Party City?
Stevie, Scott and Jordan are sent to the lounge as this week’s mediocre middle. Evan and Meg are in the bottom, unsurprisingly.
Ben is declared the only good makeup this week, even though they also liked Nora’s. And Neville gets to make a grilled lobster joke, in reference to the gold teeth Nora put on her character.
Ben wins the Freak Show. And we’ve come to the end of Meg’s time on Face Off.
Did you think it was Meg’s time, or should Evan have been given the boot?