The ninth episode of Face Off, a makeup reality competition series featuring Makeup Design for Film & Television grad Sarah Elizabeth, aired last night. In case you missed it, the episode is available online on Space in Canada and Syfy in the US. You can also take a look at our recaps of episodes One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, and Eight as well as a Q&A with Sarah about the show.
This week, the theme for the Spotlight Challenge was Junkyard Cyborg. The artists were given the opportunity to search a junkyard to find inspiration and parts to create their cyborg character. Sarah was concerned about this challenge due to her lack of familiarity with cyborgs.
When Judge Glenn Hetrick stopped by to see what was being created, he worried about Sarah in particular as he felt she didn’t have a clear vision. After viewing everyone’s work, Glen felt Nicole‘s warrior princess and Derek‘s soldier had the most promise. After Glenn’s visit, Sarah stepped up her game and worked hard to achieve something great.
The guest judge this week was Gale Anne Hurd, producer of The Terminator and The Walking Dead. True to Glen’s thoughts earlier on, Nicole and Derek’s makeups came out on top and for the second week in a row, Nicole was the episode’s winner. At the bottom were Roy, Laura, and Sarah. Ultimately, it was Sarah that was sent home as the judges were concerned that she couldn’t answer questions about how her creation worked and they felt that her makeup was not at the level of the other competitors.
This is what Sarah had to say about her experience on Face Off:
“Face Off has been an amazing run! I’m quite proud of what I accomplished and the pieces I made. Some were stronger than others and some just need more time to flesh out. Thank you to everyone who has been a support during this journey and the changing-makeup-to-my-new-career-journey! It’s because all of you believe in me that I can do this. I had an amazing time on Face Off and I wouldn’t trade it for anything! I learned a LOT, made some amazing new friends collected a fan base (weird!), and have some huge critics. It’s all part of it and it’s all been amazing. But, most of all I had fun. All I can do from here is keep learning and working and moving forward, which is what I’m doing.”
To see more of Sarah’s work and to see what she is up to now, visit her website.
Sarah, congratulations on your incredible achievement. It has been wonderful to watch you grow each week. Your positive attitude and boundless creativity was inspiring to see. Best of luck to you in all your future projects! VFS is rooting for you!