This week started season two of Face Off, Syfy Channel's competition show that pits up and coming makeup artists against each other. The prize is a
The second thing that I noticed is we've already got someone to fill the shoes of Frank Ippolito from Season 1 in Jerry Macaluso. While a much more talented artist, Jerry right away came across as not willing to put in effort and work with the rest of his team in the way Frank did last year. Maybe it was editing, maybe it was just an off day for him, but the first thing that came to mind was Frank's unwillingness to actually engage in teamwork. Jerry seemed to be a bottleneck towards getting from concept to actually creating their finished products. And their loss in the first round proves it.
In the end, the season seems to have a lot of promise. Between the ability of the contestants this time around there seems to be enough range of ability and ideas that they can keep people coming back. Again, it seems the big problem is going to be not the makeup, but getting over the hurdle of not being able to work as a team in order to compete properly.