Face Off Season 10 episode 9 starts with a Norse mythology Foundation challenge. A selection of models have been decked out with magnificent wings. They are the Valkyrie – the winged warrior Goddesses.
This Foundation has a guest judge – makeup artist Douglas Noe.
He gives the artists a good piece of advice – will their Valkyrie tell a story without saying a word. A piece of advice that would work for any Face Off challenge. The winner of this Foundation challenge wins immunity for this week’s Spotlight challenge.
Of course Robert sings some Wagner. He’s creating a Valkyrie. I think it’s a law in Germany or something. Yvonne and Melissa are our guest judge’s favorites with Melissa taking the win. So we know Melissa is safe this week, no matter what she does.
So now it’s time to get on with the Spotlight Challenge. This week the artists have to select a vessel. A vessel which holds – a mischievous genie! The vessel, of course, has to inspire the ultimate genie design.
There’s a lot of animal-genies in this group, which are odd choices to me.
Rob decides to go Aztec/Mayan:
All Robert’s genie wants to do is party.
Mel is having a hard time creating an antelope face sculpt for her genie. Mr. Westmore tells her to create a pattern instead of focusing on the antelope on her vessel.
Walter is having a panic about his cowl mold. He was in the middle of creating the mold about 40 minutes from the end of the day. He barely gets it washed out before the end of the day. In the end though, things turn out.
Melissa, well, she’s safe so she can do whatever she wants!
Yvonne sees elephant shapes in her vessel, so she goes full-on elephant.
Robert decides to forgo the cowl & make a good face appliance only. But he’s creating a cat-genie, which to me is weird. I know genies can be anything but the animal obsession with this group is a little nutty.
We get another guest judge – makeup artist Bill Corso.
& Yvonne (be careful about repeating the same pale simple sculpt…)
are safe, leaving the other 4 in the best & worst. The best are:
Rob (cool, but is it a genie?)
Walter (is this a genie or a witch?)
In the bottom are:
Mel (square pointy jaw)
Robert (I got nothing. No idea what the hell is going on here)
None of these are particularly genie-like to me.
This week’s winner is Walter – his first this season.
The person going home tonight is Robert. Our favorite German is headed home. He’s happy he’s created some of the most bizarre makeups in Face Off history. Not sure about that, but you sure have been memorable, Robert.
What did you guys think about this week’s genies? Did you see anything mischievous, cause I sure didn’t. Let’s talk!