After waiting a whole, long week, we finally got to see the second part of the finale. A third character was added to the three short film scripts the artists chose from last week. Along with the added character came extra help from former contestants Libby, Jason and Ricky. The finalists were stressed but they were pumped to work on a film set and rose to the occasion.
Evan added Libby to his team, and Patrick added a mutated infected character to the film Quarantine Zone. That meant Evan had to rework his infected captive so he wouldn’t look so far gone, and bump up the mutant so he looked grotesque. Patrick liked the concept for the mutated infected, and they made giant mutant arms for the makeup. Working on a film set was Evan’s dream, and this challenge was fulfilling it for him.
On set, Evan and his team worked well together to get the mutant painted and finish all the makeups. When Patrick saw the wanderer, he wanted to remove the coat she was wearing, so Evan had to go in and cover her exposed skin with makeup to make her look dirty and camera-ready. The judges said they loved the captive’s veins, the mutant arms and how on the ball they were as a team. Glenn liked how well Evan worked with Patrick. Ve loved the paint jobs and cohesive characters, and Neville liked that he rethought the characters and managed to pull off the looks.
Ben added Jason on his team and they had to create a sacrifice victim that seduces the creature. She needed to be beautiful and more human-like. They had lots of pieces to apply, but there was some trouble with the victim. The edges around her mouth lifted, so they added blood to make the flaw look like a wound. Ben pre-painted most of the pieces, and although Jason was freaking out about the female character, Ben was happy. This night shoot was really dramatic by the light of a fire, and the priest and creature got a lot of praise for their cohesiveness and forms, but the judges did notice the issues with the female victim (no victim picture available).
Nora added Ricky to her team. She had to create a giant ally for the prey in order for them to trick the hunter. Nora was really psyched to get her makeups done. She did a great job controlling every detail, and drew the best out of her team. On set, she had to water proof the makeups due to a last-minute directing decision, but she took it in stride. Neville loved the giant and thought he was badass, and Glenn loved how the mud and water worked well with the makeup. It was a great shoot, and Nora got emotional over the whole experience.
The winner was Nora!! They loved how she worked well on set and how cohesive the giant and prey were. She wins a Fiat 500, $100,000, and a VIP trip to one of Kryolan’s international locations.
Hats off to all the finalists, and congratulations to Nora, winner of Face Off Season 9! I’m sure she’ll blaze a trail in the movie makeup world.
I’ll see you here in January when Face Off comes back for a 10th season!