The lab is filled with candelabras and models and Elvira. Did I mention Elvira? Yowza, how old is she? Doesn’t matter, she still looks good, I guess. The challenge is to create a new Mistress of the Dark with the assistance of a hair stylist. In two hours. Tate creates a kickass bride-of-Frankenstein-meets-sexy-nurse, but the win goes to Roy’s Elmira, the long lost cousin of Elvira, because it has that spooky sexy humor that is essential to Elvira’s schtick. He gets immunity for the next Spotlight Challenge and a massive makeup collection.
The artists arrive at the Pacific Design Center that is filled with contemporary art representing cubism, surrealism, pop art, expressionism, and constructivism. Create an art movement and a character that could live within it. Oh gawd, Alana chooses constructivism because she used to “work construction” and thinks it might be related. Of course Laney is doing pop art. Laura challenges herself with cubism, Eddie is inspired by expressionism, Tate selects surrealism, and Alana suddenly realizes that she made a bad choice.
Back at the lab, Scott is making a surrealist version of his drunk father, Miranda is building a cubist musician who dies when she stops playing her instrument, and Frank believes constructivism emphasizes the use of materials so at least he kind of understands the art movement, unlike Alana who is hopelessly lost. Michael Westmore gives her some decent advice, including taking away the facial features in favor of the hard angles, so she may be able to salvage her work.
On the second day, Miranda annoys Frank by continuously asking for advice. Roy creates a fat suit for his creation that he is going to paint, or something. Meanwhile, Tate smashes his fingers on his mold. There’s blood everywhere, and while he’s getting medical attention, the other contestants help finish Tate’s mold. He returns with thirteen stitches in his finger and two hours left in the day.
It’s Application Day, which means everyone has too much work to do in four little hours. Wow, some of these creatures are looking fantastic, and some are looking…problematic. After some desperate airbrushing in Last Looks, it’s off to the judging with Glenn, Ve, and Neville.
Alana’s constructivist creature is unfinished and not quite constructivist.
Eddie’s impressionism dude is a little too…swishy brushstroking literal.
Laney’s pop art concoction is sloppy instead of slick.
Miranda’s cubist musician has an amazing face, but the rest of her is untouched.
Laura’s cubist creature is stunning in construction and paint.
Scott’s surrealist daddy issues are…weird, but not weird enough for surrealism.
Roy’s expressionist character is nice, but he didn’t manipulate the face very much at all.
Frank’s constructivist creation is bold and clever and subtle with a forced perspective.
Tate’s surrealist design isn’t very surrealist at all.
Frank, Roy, and Alana are all safe. The rest are the best and the worst. Miranda brings her cubist musician forward and doesn’t understand how amazing that face looks. Tate’s walking forest hobbles forward and takes some lumps. It’s not “makeuppy” so much as “costumey.” Eddie presents his expressionist design and says he was inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night. The judges aren’t impressed with Eddie’s expressionism. Laura’s design blows the judges away with her constructivist piece. Scott’s surrealism reads more like confusism. Laney’s pop art creation impresses the judges with the concept despite a messy execution.
The judges give the win to Laura, with props to Miranda and Laney who all head back to the makeup room. With the girls gone, it’s the guys up for elimination. The judges send Scott home because he just plain missed the mark.
Next week, it’s an out of this world challenge.