Face Off: The Gauntlet

This is an angel.  Find out who made him below!

This is an angel. Find out who made him below!

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:

  1. Nora
  2. Jordan
  3. Scott
  4. Meg
  5. Ben
  6. Jasmine
  7. Evan
  8. Stevie
  9. Kevon

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:

  1. Kevon
  2. Ben
  3. Jordan
  4. Meg
  5. Nora
  6. Jasmine
  7. Scott
  8. Stevie
  9. Evan

Making the new over-alls: Kevon, from worst to first; Ben, Nora, and Jordan tied in second; Meg in fifth; Scott in sixth; Jasmine is seventh; Evan and Stevie tied for last.  The third and final challenge of the Gauntlet is weighted heaviest.  This third challenge also sets each artist up for 3 make-ups!

They pick numbers to see what kind of characters they must make.  Stevie, Nora, and Scott make goblins.  Meg, Ben, and Jordan are charged with witches and warlocks.  Jasmine, Evan, and Kevon come up with angels.

Ben, Scott, and Kevon are dismissed from the stage after showing their make-ups.  Nora, Stevie, and Evan are called out for the top looks while Meg, Jordan, and Jasmine are bottom.  Evan wins for his beautifully painted angel (see above), but Nora wins the overall Gauntlet!  Jasmine is eliminated.

I’m sad to see her go, but I’ve still got high hopes for Meg!  Who’s your favorite?

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