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Face Off: Jaws drop during shocking double elimination

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Surprise Face Off twist had two makeup artists eliminated, but did the judges make the right call?

Already nervous that this was the first elimination of the season, the Face Off cast had to pick their jaws up off the floor when judge Glenn Hetrick unleashed the news that two of them would be given the boot.

Paired in teams of two yet again, the 16 newbies were tasked with creating a siren from the sea that's both beautiful and deadly. Aboard a ship in the Pacific Ocean, each duo picked a strange underwater creature as their motivation.

Let's take a closer look at the looks the judges deemed "safe" and the top two and bottom two teams.

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Finished looks in the middle of the pack

The judges believed the following looks to be safe from elimination this week.

Evan and Jason: Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Surprise Face Off twist had two makeup artists eliminated, but did the judges make the right call?

Surprise Face Off twist had two makeup artists eliminated, but did the judges make the right call?

They were aiming to create a geisha assassin. Although they were safe from elimination, judge Ve Neill said the overall makeup was "a mess."

Jordan and Jasmine: Yellow Boxfish

Surprise Face Off twist had two makeup artists eliminated, but did the judges make the right call?

Surprise Face Off twist had two makeup artists eliminated, but did the judges make the right call?

Ricky and Ben: Blue Seaslug

Surprise Face Off twist had two makeup artists eliminated, but did the judges make the right call?

Surprise Face Off twist had two makeup artists eliminated, but did the judges make the right call?

Scott and Stevie: Blue-Ringed Octopus

Surprise Face Off twist had two makeup artists eliminated, but did the judges make the right call?

Surprise Face Off twist had two makeup artists eliminated, but did the judges make the right call?

Best of the best

The following makeups were labeled as the "top looks" of the challenge.

Kevon and Meg: Textile Cone Snail

Surprise Face Off twist had two makeup artists eliminated, but did the judges make the right call?

Surprise Face Off twist had two makeup artists eliminated, but did the judges make the right call?

Wow! This thing is definitely creepy — and the judges couldn't get enough of the overall piece. “What a cool character this was!” Glenn gushed before announcing them as the winning team. In the end, Meg was picked as the challenge winner because of her work on the face sculpt. “It’s an overwhelming feeling,” she said. “I’m just really, really proud of what we accomplished.”

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Second place: Nora and Brittany's Flabellina Nudibranch

Surprise Face Off twist had two makeup artists eliminated, but did the judges make the right call?

Surprise Face Off twist had two makeup artists eliminated, but did the judges make the right call?

“I really love this thing,” Glenn said. “The color throughout the appliance is extraordinarily cohesive.” Judge Neville Page said the shoulder tendrils were “beautifully crafted.” Ve liked the bright, colorful hair.

Bottom two

With two facing elimination, here's how the judges ranked the worst makeups of the bunch.

Missy and Libby: Striped Surgeonfish

Surprise Face Off twist had two makeup artists eliminated, but did the judges make the right call?

Surprise Face Off twist had two makeup artists eliminated, but did the judges make the right call?

“I’ve seen football helmets that blend more seamlessly onto a player’s head,” Glenn said. Ve didn't think it had anything beautiful about it.

Sidney and Omar: Portuguese Man O’War

Surprise Face Off twist had two makeup artists eliminated, but did the judges make the right call?

Surprise Face Off twist had two makeup artists eliminated, but did the judges make the right call?

“The best part of your whole makeup job is your wardrobe,” Ve said. “She really looks like she’s wearing a helmet, guys.” Glenn thought the head made the creature look like a Cabbage Patch fish. For those reasons, both Sidney and Omar were eliminated.

Images: SyFy

Surprise Face Off twist had two makeup artists eliminated, but did the judges make the right call?

Do you think the right two people were eliminated? Which makeup was your favorite? Vote and let us know!

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