This week’s Face Off was all about the gods, ‘bout the gods, no mortals. Shut up, it’s not my fault. They play that Meghan Trainor song on the radio like six times an hour. Both the Foundation and Spotlight challenges this week had to do with the Greek gods.
The Foundation Challenge was to create a victim of Medusa who had turned to stone. Stella shone in that challenge as the only person to choose a non-human face and ended up winning.
Then for the Spotlight Challenge the contestants were tasked with making a Greek god and the severed head of a monster he or she had slain. As the Foundation winner, Stella got to pick first and chose Poseidon. I am not going to make a lesbian fish joke. I am not going to make a lesbian fish joke.
No twistiness this week, which is next to godliness. Shoot, wait, that was cleanliness.
Sweet merciful Zeus (but not George’s Zeus), was Dina’s Aphrodite beautiful. I mean, you pick the goddess of love you expect gorgeous. But the detail and the flawless makeup were really unmatched this week. As Stella accurately notes, “That’s beautiful. I hate you.”
Sasha, you in danger, girl. Of course, you knew she was doomed when her Spotlight Challenge was EXACTLY THE SAME CONCEPT as the Foundation Challenge. Instead of being a proud warrior Athena, it was like gravel-faced Athena. And her severed head Medusa was described as blow-up doll like. So, yeah. When your makeup gets compared to porn you’re going home.
Not so much random as just more of a chance to rave about Dina’s work this week. Come on, even the severed head anglerfish was amazing.
THE WTF WERE THEY THINKING:
Oh, George. Your face sculpt for Zeus was quite nice, but then you ruined everything with bad hair, bad moustache, bad beard and really, really bad god moobs.
Stella gave us a bit of a scare when she realized she forgot to insert pry points in her mold. But it came open and she delivered really solid work again this week. The judges praised the paint color and iridescence, even if they had a little problem with her potato fish. This was her fifth safe in a row. So next week Top Looks, yes?
So, how is it stacking up? Only five contestants are left, which means things are going to get really tough and really interesting.