Last week, Syfy kicked off the third season of its effects makeup competition show, Face Off, with a new batch of aspiring makeup artists, plenty of reality TV drama and a wowing Star Wars cantina-themed challenge.
Tonight’s episode, “Pirate Treasure,” sends the remaining contestants to San Diego, where they get their challenge assignments aboard the HMS Surprise, the ship used for filming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.
Briefing the contestants on their pirate-themed challenge is the show’s host, McKenzie Westmore.
Taking on the Face Off hosting gig the show was a natural fit for Westmore – she comes from a family of movie makeup artists, which includes her father, Michael Westmore, who has worked on multiple Star Trek series, and her uncle Marvin Westmore, whose credits include Blade Runner and the original V mini-series.
Westmore talked to EW about growing up with a family of makeup artists, shared her thoughts on last week’s season premiere and teased some upcoming challenges and guest judges (including Kevin Smith’s appearance for a superhero-themed challenge and Paul W.S. Anderson’s turn as a guest judge for an “Alice in Zombieland” challenge). Read on to learn more about what’s in store for tonight’s episode and the rest of the season. READ FULL STORY