McKenzie lays it out for the artists: she’s throwing them the toughest challenge that Face Off has ever seen. This is the Gauntlet: three rounds of competition with rankings at the end of each, each round is weighted more heavily than the last. The winner will have the combined highest ranking and the loser will be eliminated.
Round 1 is all about exposure to the elements. Models walk in dressed either from the extreme heat of the desert or extreme cold. The artists pick a model and build an exposure make-up from their clothing cues. Most of them accomplish this pretty well. Honestly, frostbite and sunburn make-ups are both so disgusting. Jasmine doesn’t really get the memo and makes some sort of desert poison make-up. The rankings for the first round are:
Round 2 starts right away with a bunch of new costumed models with prosthetics already applied. This challenge is all about painting! Again, some beautiful work is done. There are a few missed opportunities here and there, but here are the rankings for round 2: (more…)