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'Face Off' exit Q&A: 'I was going to be playing a newbie in the return of the veterans season'

Ogres, cosplay, and Catherine Hardwicke! The season 5 premiere of Syfy’s Face Off was chock full of theatrics, including the moment when the eight new contestants learned they’d be going head to head with eight veteran contestants from previous seasons. Jaws dropped.

The first Foundation Challenge called for the competitors to create elaborate makeups for a costume ball, setting the stage for a little reality TV crossover moment. Cast members from the new Syfy series Heroes of Cosplay — which debuted immediately following Face Off – dropped in to provide the makeup artists with a little inspiration. Also making an appearance was Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, who stepped in to serve as a guest judge. Bryan “Tate” Steinsiek, from season one, won the challenge and was granted immunity.

Then it was on to the Spotlight Challenge, where the sixteen contestants were split into two teams: veterans versus rookies. Each group was tasked with creating five innovative fantasy characters. Academy Award-winning makeup artist Bill Corso (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Amazing Spiderman) was on hand to provide some mentoring. The veterans won the, uh, face off — with Miranda Jory (season 2) and her pretty pixie singled out as exceptional — which meant that the newbies were on the chopping block. The first contestant to go home was 33 year-old Steve Tolin.

EW spoke with Tolin about his reaction to this season’s big twist, what went wrong in his first and final Face Off challenges, and what he’s been working on since filming wrapped. READ FULL STORY

Beyonce debuts her dramatic hair makeover on Instagram

It’s the haircut that could launch a thousand, er, snips. Beyoncé debuted a dramatically shorter new ‘do on Instagram last night, much to the shock of her social media fans.

The blonde pixie cut — reminiscent of Mia Farrow and Audrey Hepburn — had everyone commenting. Even Mindy Kaling took time out from Entertainment Weekly’s New Hollywood party to tweet: “HOLY S*%T BEYONCE HAS A PIXIE CUT”

And Kaling wasn’t the only one in shock.  READ FULL STORY

Lily Collins gets an out-of-this-world makeover for a new music video

Katy Perry may have hung up her blue wig, but Lily Collins picked up on the bold hair trend for her appearance in a stylish new music video.

The Mortal Instruments actress sports a blue coif in M83’s “Claudia Lewis,” in which she plays an alien sent from outer space to experience high school here on Earth.

The mastermind behind Collins’ vibrant look? None other than fellow actress Bryce Dallas Howard, who directed the video — which co-stars Israel Broussard (The Bling Ring) and Ashley Rickards (Awkward) — for MTV’s critically acclaimed Supervideo series. (Drew Barrymore previously worked with the franchise on a video for Best Coast’s “Our Deal,” in which she directed Chloe Moretz, Shailene Woodley, and Donald Glover.)

“Blue hair is definitely having a moment,” Howard recently told Vogue.com, though I’m guessing she was likely referencing Lea Seydoux’s Blue is the Warmest Color, and not Amanda Bynes’ wigged look for a recent court appearance. “It happens at least every seven years.” The Help actress took visual cues from David Bowie’s 1976 sci-fi drama The Man Who Fell to Earth, but added her own timely twist. “We were toying around with the idea of [giving] her orange-ish hair [like Bowie’s]… but we wanted to go for something that was truly other-worldly.”

When it came to Collins’ wardrobe, Howard worked closely with costume designer Patrik Milani. EW caught up with Milani to learn more. Read on to find out more about Collins’ space makeover and watch the video.  READ FULL STORY

The boys of One Direction launch a line of makeup and nail polish

Hey girl, you “don’t need makeup,” but a little lip gloss wouldn’t hurt.

They may sing about natural beauty in the song “What Makes You Beautiful,” but that’s not stopping One Direction’s Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson from releasing a line of beauty products targeted at their female fan base.

The British pop group has teamed up with London-based makeup brand MUA Cosmetics to create “Little Things,” a collection of lipstick, lip gloss, blush, and nail polish inspired by the guys’ favorite colors and flavors. READ FULL STORY

Beauty Geek: How to get Hailee Steinfeld's 'Ender's Game' nail art

Ender’s Game star Hailee Steinfeld wore three bold looks to Comic-Con, yet all eyes were on her hands.

The 16-year-old actress took her outfits to the next level with a playful manicure inspired by the movie, which hits theaters in November. The nail art featured dragon and salamander logos — a nod to the Ender’s Game armies  –along with a traditional comic book “Pow” image and pop art by Roy Lichtenstein.

We got all the details on Steinfeld’s sci-fi manicure from the Hollywood salon that created it.  READ FULL STORY

Newcomers to battle returning contestants on season 5 of Syfy's 'Face Off' -- EXCLUSIVE

Syfy has revealed details on the cast, guest judges, and mind-bending challenges audiences will see on season 5 of the special effects make-up reality competition series Face Off.

The network promises plenty of “twists and turns,” the first of which comes when the eight season 5 newcomers discover that they’ll be competing against veterans from seasons past. The contestants will be challenged to create mutants, goddesses, and human/creature hybrids, some of which will be put to the test in live stage performances.

Who’s coming back in search of redemption? Click on to find out.


'Anna Nicole' star Agnes Bruckner on her transformation: 'It took an army'

Last week, costume designer Deborah Everton gave us a peek inside the sexy wardrobe for the explosive new Lifetime movie Anna Nicole. Now, star Agnes Bruckner is letting us in on what it was like to step into the Guess model’s falsies.

“The physical transformation was unbelievable,” Bruckner told reporters during a conference call about the project. “It definitely [took] a team of people. … We had cheek prosthetics, neck prosthetics. There was a fat suit. There were so many different looks that she had [over the course of her life]. We probably changed my look three or four times a day on set, which was really crazy.”

Of course, there were also those prosthetic breasts, which were created by a special-effects team. The actress estimates that the daily process took an hour and a half each day, with the exception of day one, which took around three hours to get things just right.

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