Syfy’s Award-winning, Special Effects Make-up Competition “Face Off” Returns for its 12th Season

Face Off
Photo: Jordin Althaus
"Face Off”
Season Premiere Tuesday, June 13 at 9 PM ET/PT on Syfy
          This season, the all-new artists are divided into two separate makeup FX shops. These shops will compete head-to-head each week, providing a unique season-long arc unlike anything seen on the show before. In the season premiere, “Pack Leaders,” for the first time, the artists are divided into two make-up effects shop. First assignment: design a werewolf pack.

          McKenzie Westmore, a member of a multi-generational family dynasty whose name is synonymous with the make-up effects field, returns to host “Face Off: Divide & Conquer” alongside the series’ popular judges, multiple Academy Award® winner Ve Neill (“Pirates of the Caribbean,” “The Hunger Games”), industry veteran Glenn Hetrick (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Spider-Man 3”) and creature designer Neville Page (“Avatar,” “Prometheus”). World-renowned Hollywood make-up artist Michael Westmore (“Star Trek”) continues as contestant mentor.


          The new season will also feature entertainment industry leaders as special guests, including Eryn Krueger Mekash (“American Horror Story”), Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost,” “Once Upon A Time”), award-winning choreographer Travis Wall, Cheyenne Jackson (“American Horror Story”), video game developer Neil Druckmann, Academy Award-winning make-up effects creator Rick Baker and former “Face Off” contestant Roy Wooley.
Full List of Contestants:  
Laura McCormick
Andrew Freeman
Suzanne Bostwick
Joseph Drobezko
Faina Rudshteyn
Alan Tuskes
Jill Burgner
Nelson Cooper
KC Mussman
Philip Harrah
Kierstin Lapatka
Nicolas Fischer