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The ninth season of the Syfy reality television series Face Off premieres on July 28, 2015. The ninth season features 16 prosthetic makeup artists competing against each other to create makeup effects. The winning artist will receive $100,000, a 2015 Fiat and a VIP trip courtesy of Kryolan Professional Make-Up to one of their 85 international locations.


Judges

Contestants

Season 9 Cast

Contestant Progress

Contestant Episode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Nora IN HIGH LOW IN HIGH IN IN WIN HIGH IN IN IN IN WIN
Ben WIN IN HIGH IN HIGH WIN IN IN LOW WIN LOW IN IN FINALIST
Evan HIGH IN IN IN IN IN‡ LOW IN WIN LOW WIN IN IN FINALIST
Scott IN IN IN WIN IN HIGH IN IN IN IN IN OUT
Jordan HIGH IN HIGH IN WIN LOW IN IN IN IN HIGH OUT
Stevie LOW IN IN HIGH IN HIGH HIGH IN IN IN OUT
Meg IN WIN LOW LOW LOWIN WIN IN IN OUT
Kevon LOW HIGH IN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
Jasmine IN IN WIN HIGH HIGH LOW IN OUT
Ricky IN IN HIGH IN LOW IN OUT
Jason IN IN LOW LOW LOW OUT
Libby LOW LOW IN IN OUT
Brittany IN HIGH IN OUT
Missy IN LOW OUT
Omar LOW OUT
Sidney HIGH OUT

Episodes

Episode 1: "Intergalactic Zoo"

Intergalactic Zoo

Airdate: July 28, 2015

Teams Museum Piece
Brittany & Jason Turtle Shell
Evan & Sidney Schorl Tourmaline with Albite
Jasmine & Ricky Alligator Skin
Jordan & Ben Azurite with Malachite
Missy & Meg Herbivore Jaw
Nora & Scott Ram Horn
Omar & Kevon Clam
Stevie & Libby Native Silver
  • Spotlight Challenge: Season 9 begins with the 16 artists working in pairs to construct original alien animals that incorporate two models into one massive creation. Later, a surprise announcement from the judges keeps everyone on edge.
    • Top Looks: Evan & Sidney; Jordan & Ben
    • Bottom Looks: Omar & Kevon; Stevie & Libby
      • Winner: Ben

Episode 2: "Siren Song"

Siren Song

Airdate: August 4, 2015

Teams Sea Creature
Ben & Ricky Blue Seaslug
Sidney & Omar Portuguese Man O'War
Brittany & Nora Flabellina Nudibranch
Jordan & Jasmine Yellow Boxfish
Jason & Evan Peacock Mantis Shrimp
Kevon & Meg Tactile Cone Snail
Libby & Missy Striped Surgeonfish
Scott & Stevie Blue Ringed Octopus
  • Spotlight Challenge: The artists, in teams of two, must create beautiful but deadly sirens based off of unique sea creatures.
    • Top Looks: Kevon & Meg; Nora & Brittany
    • Bottom Looks: Sidney & Omar; Libby & Missy
      • Winner: Meg
      • Eliminated: Sidney & Omar

Episode 3: "Surprise of the Century"

Surprise of the Century

Airdate: August 11, 2015

Teams Couple
Ben & Jasmine Liza & Tom
Evan & Kevon Jamie & Chris
Jason & Missy Cassandra & Matt
Libby & Brittany Kelly & Rudy
Meg & Nora Michael & Devin
Ricky & Jordan Charlotte & Serge
Scott & Stevie Leah & Andrew
  • Spotlight Challenge: Face Off will celebrate its 100th episode in style, as the artists turn real-life engaged couples into whimsically undead duos. Following the challenge, host McKenzie Westmore, recently an ordained minister, will marry the couples as they say their vows in front of friends and family.
    • Top Looks: Ben & Jasmine; Ricky & Jordan
    • Bottom Looks: Jason & Missy; Meg & Nora
      • Winner: Jasmine
      • Eliminated: Missy

Episode 4: "Frightful Fiction"

Frightful Fiction

Airdate: August 18, 2015

Contestant Horror Mash-up Book
Ben Kevon The Legend of King Arthur and His Undead Knights
Jason Meg The Scarlet Letter: Puritan Poltergeist
Brittany Great Expectations of a Serial Killer
Jordan Nora Gulliver's Travels in the Underworld
Scott Stevie Don Quixote: Monster of La Mancha
Libby Ricky The Exorcism of Monte Cristo
Evan Jasmine Sherlock Holmes: Bloodsucker
  • Focus Challenge: The artists have two days to create and apply a clean, detailed face makeup based upon literary mash-ups.
    • Guest Judge: Lois Burwell
    • Top Looks: Jasmine, Scott & Stevie
    • Bottom Looks: Brittany, Jason & Meg
      • Winner: Scott
      • Eliminated: Brittany

Episode 5: "The Gatekeepers"

The Gatekeepers

Airdate: August 25, 2015

Teams
Ben & Jordan
Evan & Stevie
Jasmine & Nora
Jason & Ricky
Kevon & Scott
Libby & Meg

The artists compete for immunity in a Foundation Challenge based on a classic Rorschach inkblot test. Later, they pair off and use a unique gateway as inspiration for two makeups, the gatekeeper to an alternate dimension and the creature it guards.

  • Foundation Challenge
    • Guest Judge: Eryn Krueger Mekash
    • Reward: Immunity
      • Top Looks: Meg & Jasmine
        • Winner: Meg
  • Spotlight Challenge
    • Top Looks: Ben & Jordan; Nora & Jasmine
    • Bottom Looks: Jason & Ricky; Libby & Meg
      • Winner: Jordan
      • Eliminated: Libby

Episode 6: "Extraterrestrial Enterprise"

Extraterrestrial Enterprise

Airdate: September 1, 2015

Retro-style alien characters created for a Foundation Challenge come into play when the artists receive their Spotlight Challenge.

  • Foundation Challenge
    • Guest Judge: Michael Westmore
    • Reward: Immunity
      • Top Looks: Evan & Jordan
        • Winner: Evan
  • Spotlight Challenge
    • Guest: Jonathan Frakes
    • Guest Judge: Michael Dorn
      • Top Looks: Ben, Scott, & Stevie
      • Bottom Looks: Jasmine, Jason, & Jordan
        • Winner: Ben
        • Eliminated: Scott

Episode 7: "All That Glitters"

All That Glitters

Airdate: September 8, 2015

Contestant Shakespearean Character Shakespearean Work
Ben Titania A Midsummer Night's Dream
Evan Hecate Macbeth
Jasmine Hermoine The Winter's Tale
Jordan Lady Macbeth Macbeth
Kevon Joan la Pucelle Henry VI
Meg Queen Mab Romeo & Juliet
Nora Sycorax The Tempest
Ricky Ophelia Hamplet
Scott Cleopatra Antony & Cleopatra
Stevie Hippolyta A Midsummer's Night Dream

The artists must turn male models into female Shakespearean characters.

  • Focus Challenge:
    • Top Looks: Meg & Stevie
    • Bottom Looks: Evan & Ricky
      • Winner: Meg
      • Eliminated: Ricky

Episode 8: "The Gauntlet"

The Gauntlet

Airdate: September 15, 2015

The nine remaining artists have their skills put to the ultimate test when faced with a grueling set of three increasingly difficult challenges called "The Gauntlet."

  • Winner: Nora
  • Eliminated: Jasmine

Episode 9: "Judgement Day"

Judgement Day

Airdate: September 22, 2015

The remaining artists add their own twist to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Groups Horseman
War Pestilence Famine Death
Jordan Meg Stevie Scott
Ben Kevon Nora Evan
  • Spotlight Challenge
    • Top Looks: Nora & Evan
    • Bottom Looks: Ben & Kevon
      • Winner: Evan
      • Eliminated: Kevon


Episode 10: "Freak Show"

Freak Show

Airdate: September 29, 2015

Contestant Freak Show Name
Ben The Human Peacock
Evan Moon Girl
Jordan Elephant Lady
Megan Inside-Out Oscar
Nora Larry the Lobster
Scott Twisted Tom
Stevie Icicle Irma
Not Chosen The Indestructible Man

A "barbaric" Foundation Challenge is judged by Oscar-winning makeup artist Robin Matthews. That's followed by a trip to the circus as the seven remaining artists compete to dazzle the judges with their freak show-inspired makeups.

  • Foundation Challenge
    • Guest Judge: Robin Mathews
    • Reward: Immunity
      • Top Looks: Meg & Scott
        • Winner: Scott
  • Spotlight Challenge
    • Top Looks: Ben
    • Bottom Looks: Megan & Evan
      • Winner: Ben
      • Eliminated: Megan

Episode 11: "Beyond the Expanse

Beyond the Expanse

Airdate: October 6, 2015

Contestant Disaster
Ben Volcanic Disaster
Evan Severe Drought
Jordan Ice Age
Nora Toxic Pollution
Scott Nuclear Fallout
Stevie Polar Melting
Not Chosen Asteroid Impact

The artists must tackle a focus challenge inspired by The Expanse; contestants have to re-imagine human evolution.

  • Guests: Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck
    • Top Looks: Evan & Jordan
    • Bottom Looks: Stevie & Ben
      • Winner: Evan
      • Eliminated: Stevie


Episode 12: "Death Becomes Them

Death Becomes Them

Airdate: October 13, 2015

Contestant Family Member
Ben Inappropriate Uncle
Evan Bully Older Brother
Jordan Spinster Aunt
Nora Black Sheep Cousin
Scott Stern Father
Not Chosen Evil Stepmother
Overprotective Mother

The five remaining artists make quirky and macabre family member characters; two artists will be eliminated.

  • Finalists: Ben, Evan, & Nora
  • Eliminated: Jordan & Scott


Episode 13: "Movie Magic, Part 1"

Movie Magic, Part 1

Airdate: October 20, 2015

Artist Team Mates Short Film Title
Ben Jordan
Scott
Resurrection
Evan Kevon
Stevie
Quarantine Zone
Nora Jasmine
Meg
The Prey

Finalists learn they will be working with a director and a production crew to create three short films on location.


Episode 14: "Movie Magic, Part 2"

Movie Magic, Part 2

Airdate: October 27, 2015

Artist Team Mates Short Film Title Characters
Ben Jordan
Scott
Jason
Resurrection Priest, Resurrected, & Victim
Evan Kevon
Stevie
Libby
Quarantine Zone Wanderer, Captive, & Creature
Nora Jasmine
Meg
Ricky
The Prey Prey, Hunter, & Ally

  The finalists must continue to work on their characters for the short film shoots.

Trivia

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