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Face Off: Divide & Conquer – Recap & Review – Hive Mind

Face Off: Divide & Conquer
Hive Mind

Original Air Date: June 20, 2017

Patricia Morris Buckley – Sr. Staff Writer

What a relief! Last week the talent on this season seemed rather dismal, but this week the contestants stepped up their game. They had to design an alien hive inspired by insects that included a queen, a drone and a worker, plus a fabricated hatching egg prop.

Twisted Six Effects selected wasps for inspiration and Jill as shop foreman. Ethereal Effects went for the termites and Nelson stepped up to be boss man.

Both teams struggled a bit, but not as much as they did in the season opener. Andrew had to completely redo Nelson’s queen face, yet Nelson did a great job of supervising and giving the finished makeups a cohesive feel. Suzanne took on the baby hatching and her team didn’t like her approach and she told them to trust her, but not in a nice way. Al worried that his work on the hatching egg wasn’t really makeup.

In the reveal, neither queen impressed. Not only did Twisted Six’s makeup not feel cohesive, but colors on the same model didn’t match, and the lack of cohesion was blamed on Jill. Nick, who was in the bottom last week, scored with a beautiful cowl for the queen.  But the judges hated that they used a male model for their queen. Ethereal Effects’ make ups felt cohesive, thanks to Nelson asking Faina to supervise all three paint jobs.

The winning shop was once again Ethereal Effects with Faina taking top honors. Phil, Al and Jill were in the bottom. The judges cut Al because they felt his egg wasn’t enough (although the same could be said of Suzanne!). But he’d been in the bottom two weeks in a row, so maybe it was inevitable.

Would you have cut Al? Was it fair that Nick’s great cowl couldn’t be recognized because he was on the losing team? How are they going to pit a team of six against a team of four now that two from Twisted Six have been cut? Give us your TwoCents…

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