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Face Off Season 8 Episode 10 recap

Hey hey!

Last week was Superhero / -villain week at FaceOff! It was a really interesting episode since the artists created characters based on themselves as well as used themselves as models for the makeups. It was really cool getting to know the artists a bit better and overall I think they all did well (though I feel like several of them weren’t really using themselves as alter egos). Once again I really loved how the artists were helping each other in last looks. This is why I love this show! ^_^

Thoughts about the spotlight challenge:

Logan (Top looks, won the challenge): I think Logan did a great job with the face and the overall look but the wings looked kind of sloppy to me. He seemed really comfortable on stage with the acting and his voice as Slayer was super funny! Good job Logan (though I’m still not rooting for you, sorry)!

Julian (Safe): I’m sorry,  but his face looked kind of hilarious with that makeup. It looked so juvenile, like he was a little demon teenager! I would have liked to see less flesh tones in the face, it might have helped to give it a more severe look.

Stephanie (Bottom looks, eliminated): She went for a black and white look but I really feel like she should’ve changed up her color scheme last minute if she thought it didn’t work the way it was. She’s been having some trouble with time management throughout the season and it showed in this character because it lacked a solid concept. I really liked Stephanie though so it was sad to see her go (…and kind of hilarious because she was still wearing the makeup from the challenge).

Darla (Safe): She went for a guardian angel character. I wish they would have showed her cowl more, it looked really cool when she was sculpting it! I liked her concept and her color scheme but the parts around her chin made it look like she had a skin disease of some sort. Sorry Darla, I was not a fan of this one.

Ben (Safe): Normally I’m not really into horror-type villains but Ben did an amazing job this week! He drew a lot of inspiration from his real life and the makeup was super well made (and kind of gross-looking). “It’s time for me to apply the bald cap. Just kidding.” Okay, I kinda love Ben now, that comment made me laugh out loud :D

Emily (Bottom looks): Boo. I loved her huge hair (it’s her thing!) but for some reason the judges are getting fed up with it. She did a lot of great and smart things this week, like trying a test makeup way before painting the final look as well as successfully making a silicone face appliance for the first time. I think she looked gorgeous, though I guess I can agree with the judges that it wasn’t necessarily very superhero-esque.

Adam (Top looks): How did Adam not win this one?! He’s the only one who really used himself as the alter ego and it was clear that he really enjoyed himself throughout the challenge. I loved his look, in particular those super cool arms and the way he used his own hair to inspire the color scheme. Adam’s definitely my favorite contestant along with Emily, I really hope they both make it into the finals!

Overall a really great week and challenge on FaceOff!

My design for this week is based on my mascot who is also the alter ego for this custom (she’s the yellow/pink kitty in the second photo). I had a hard time thinking of what my superpower would be so I went with a guardian angel type of character for my superhero.

So here is “Blue Skies” (custom #361)! Her superpower is her undying optimism and she spreads positive energy to people around her.

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Blue Skies and my regular mascot custom.

I think she turned out super cute! Who knows, maybe one day I’ll make a YouTube series about these two! :)

Today I also made this little Face Off custom based on Adam’s Miss Cigar Galaxy makeup from a few weeks back! He re-posted my photo on his Instagram account which kinda made me fangirl a whole lot :D I’m so glad he liked it!

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Littlest Miss Cigar Galaxy (custom #362)!

Making this custom was a lot of fun! The sculpting and painting was challenging but I really enjoyed it (particularly the painting)! :) I don’t use an airbrush so I kind of impressed myself with my drybrushing skills around the “mohawk” :D Guess I still keep improving even after 300+ customs!

Anyways, I can’t wait to watch tonight’s Face Off episode! I see a lot of potential for more LPS versions of the makeups since tonight’s designs are based on kids’ imaginary friends :)

Until next week!

– Pia

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