I apologize for getting this up so late! I’ll have last night’s recap tomorrow.
This week the artists actually did a Foundation Challenge! I really like these challenges, but I’m also glad that they use them sparingly throughout the season instead of treating them like a Quick Fire on Top Chef.
Foundation Challenge: In teams of 3, complete one make-up relay-style inspired by your model’s claws.
Guest Judge: Jill Wagner (I cannot stand her if I’m being honest, but she was surprisingly tolerable and actually had some good constructive criticism.)
The relay itself was kind of complicated. Each artist got two 20 minute shifts on their model and for the first 3 shifts they had to hand off a prosthetic to the next teammate to apply but they weren’t privy to what their teammates were doing until they got to their turn. Ok, maybe not so complicated.
Winner: Adam (who got immunity for the week)
Spotlight Challenge: In teams of two, create a unique character inspired by a sound effect.
Guest: Sound Designer Erik Aadahl
Guest Coach: RJ from season 2 stepped in for Rayce who had to attend to a client.
Notably Absent: Mr. Westmore (sad face!)
I thought this challenge was pretty cool mostly because of the variety of sounds that Erik gave the artists to work with. And it was something so different than what Face Off has ever done. That’s one thing I have to really give this show credit for – the challenges have a lot of variety season to season which is pretty impressive considering how many seasons they’ve done.
Winner: Stephanie (for her amazing 50’s housewife/porcilen doll concept.
Loser: Regina (for her poor face sculpt)