• Network: Syfy
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 26, 2011
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7

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  1. Mar 24, 2013
    8
    Special effects make up artists are put to the test to create outrageous and scary creations under limited time. The contestants are critiqued by a tough panel of judges, like Oscar winning artist Ve Neil, Neville Page and Glenn Hetrick. The winner of Face Off wins $100,000, a car and other prizes. The quality of the contestant's work does, however to have appeared to decrease after each season.
  2. Mar 12, 2011
    10
    I absolutely love this show. It is so refreshing compared to all the other reality shows. It is so fun to watch and they have had some amazing special effects makeup artist. Hope you continue to bring us more!
  3. Mar 4, 2011
    9
    I know nothing about the movie makeup industry but have found myself to be oddly addicted to this show, in a Top Chef style format with a quickfire type challenge followed by an elimination (spotlight) challenge, presenting your makeups in front of a panel of industry experts who then vote someone off.

    There is suitable drama and entertainment for Reality fans (showmance, surprise
    eliminations)...but theres also the makeup itself, watching the creation of these special effects is incredible, seeing the start to finish of each one is incredible. Expand
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Ray Rahman
    Jul 18, 2014
    75
    There are many things to enjoy about this special-effects-makeup competition. [25 Jul/1 Aug 2014, p.106]
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jan 26, 2011
    67
    At least it's different, even though your basic "reality" competition trappings remain firmly in place.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jan 26, 2011
    75
    Face Off hews so much to the Runway formula, it practically falls over and busts a lip, but at least the pacing is fast.