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'Face Off' recap: Element of disaster

Season 7 | Episode 713 | “Beautiful Disaster” | Aired Oct 14, 2014

The fewer contestants on Face Off, the more time we spend at their giant house. We get to see the final five contestants—or top five according to Drew’s half-glass-full mentality—ruminate on their chances in the upcoming finale. But enough chit-chat, it’s time for a spotlight challenge.

The remaining contestants meet McKenzie at Universal Studios on the set of War of the Worlds, amongst a wrecked plane and the surrounding disaster site. Fairies are often connected to one of the four elements, so for this week’s challenge, they will be creating a beautiful fairy born from the site of one of Mother Nature’s disasters. The contestants choose the following events:




Drew—Oil spill


The boys are not excited about this challenge since many of them have never done a beauty makeup before. Cig is downright dreading it. But it’s time to start sketching.

Basically, everyone has the same general concept: The fairy rises from the ruins of the disaster to repair the damage that it wrought. George’s fairy comes out of the broken crust of the ground to repair the earthquake’s damage. Stella’s fairy will be fire on top and regrowth on the bottom. Dina’s fairy will bring elements from the flood water back to life. Drew’s fairy is responsible for cleaning up the oil spill, but he is treating his makeup as more of a high fashion runway piece. Only Cig’s fairy concept stands out a little. His ice fairy was nearly killed in an avalanche, but her fairy magic kept her alive.

image (17)Mr. Westmore swings by with McKenzie to give some advice and take some selfies. (Welcome to the 21st century, Mr. Westmore.) He warns George against showing magma in his makeup’s cracks; the coloring could come across bloody instead of beautiful.  It’s better to stick with earthier colors.

Drew is working on his oil compound. He created a substance that he applies directly to his mannequin. After it dries, he can simply peel it off and apply it onto his model. After testing it, Drew is worried that this may be uncomfortable for his model to wear. He decides to apply the oil to a dress instead.

Dina is trying to incorporate different things that could get swept up into a flood on her makeup, including twigs, pebbles, and lots of mud. Cig has always wanted to do an ice makeup, and he is finally starting to enjoy this challenge. Most of the contestants are also working on their fairy wings. Drew uses peacock feathers and George uses banana leaves.

image (16)Stella, though, is struggling with all of her molds, making her the unlucky recipient of both mold problem Nos. 6 and 7. Because of her detailed flame shapes, she knows she will have difficulty molding. But on the first day, none of her flames were filled with the mold, and she has to rerun the entire face piece.

Then, once Stella’s cowl mold is done, she can’t get the clay removed. With a little assistance from Drew, she manages to power-wash the mold clean. Unfortunately, this means that the foam could have air pockets since the mold does not have time to dry first. When Stella gets her completed cowl on application day, it is ruined. All of the flame points broke off, and she spends most of her time doing extensive patching. This doesn’t leave much time left for painting.

Finally, it’s time for the fairies to come to the reveal stage. Cig, for all his bellyaching, has one of the best makeups up there. Dina’s is also very beautiful, and she was able to successfully keep her makeup light, even with her heavy elements (especially the mud-coloring). George’s makeup is also very strong. The fault he created on the shoulder joint is very clever. Lois says that George’s appears the most fairy-like out of all of the makeups.

The judges feel Drew’s makeup should have had some darker coloring, and that there’s a disconnect between his fairy’s dress and her face. In addition, Drew has a nasty seam running right across the center of his model’s face. And while they like Stella’s concept, the judges don’t think it’s very inventive, and the transition between different parts of her makeup was not there. Plus, without wings, it doesn’t feel very fairy-like.

713 (5)Top Looks:

Winner: Cig



Bottom Looks:



Cig’s exceptional wings and consistent form, plus the beauty of his makeup, nabbed him top look.  And while the judges say that Drew’s makeup was unfulfilled, Stella’s mistake in design sent her home.

Were you hoping Stella would make it to the finale? Did you post a Face Off selfie? And can you believe we only have two episodes left this season?

Face Off airs Tuesdays at 9/8C on Syfy.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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