Face Off alien battle brings best hashtag ever (PHOTOS)

Sep 1, 2015 at 11:24 p.m. ET
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Ben Ploughman wins the award for best line of the night when he went into the Star Trek-inspired challenge talking about his disappointment in having to redesign his crappy makeup.

It all began with a Foundation challenge in which the Face Off contestants were tasked with creating a retro alien. The fast battle quickly gave way to the main challenge's motivation: rebooting that makeup using the same model to create a more modern character that might be seen today in a fresh film franchise.

It wasn't the news Ben wanted to hear — especially because he hated the retro alien he had just created. His outlook? He was going to "polish a turd" by transforming his crappy makeup into something more inspired. "Let's see how shiny this turd can get," he said. Obviously, Face Off fans — and Ben himself — filled Twitter with a flush of #PolishThatTurd commentary.

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Was Ben able to successfully turn the turd into polished makeup gold? We have a full breakdown of how each artist ranked on the Reveal Stage.

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Finished looks in the middle of the pack

These were the makeups deemed "safe" by the judges.

Kevon

Kevon Ward's finished alien makeup

Kevon Ward's finished alien makeup

Nora

Nora Hewitt's finished alien makeup

Nora Hewitt's finished alien makeup

Evan

He couldn't have been eliminated anyway since he had won immunity in the Foundation challenge earlier with his retro alien.

Evan Hedges' finished alien makeup

Evan Hedges' finished alien makeup

Meg

Meg Wilbur's finished alien makeup

Meg Wilbur's finished alien makeup

Ricky

Ricky Vitus' finished alien makeup

Ricky Vitus' finished alien makeup

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Best of the best

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

Ben

"You've given him a fantastic bone structure," judge Ve Neill said before the panel named him the overall challenge winner. Yep, Ben's turd wasn't crappy anymore. He polished that thing like nobody's business!

Ben Ploughman won the alien challenge with this makeup

Ben Ploughman with his finished alien makeup

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Stevie

"It's one of the best paint jobs in terms of the technique of application that I've ever seen on the show," judge Glenn Hetrick said.

Stevie Calabrese's finished alien makeup

Stevie Calabrese's finished alien makeup

Scott

"This is a stunning makeup job," Ve said. "The treatment on the chest and the color combination is amazing."

Scott Fensterer's finished alien makeup

On a personal note, I think Scott has been a solid competitor all season. I just didn't quite enjoy this makeup as much. Something about it seems off to me.

Scott Fensterer's finished alien makeup

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At risk for elimination

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

Jordan

"Just because you did great armor last week that helped you succeed, that is death on this show and in your professional career," judge Glenn Hetrick said. "To take something that worked last week and go, 'I'm just gonna keep repeating that and it will get me somewhere.' It will not."

Jordan Patton's finished alien makeup

Jordan Patton's finished alien makeup

Jasmine

"The fundamental forms of the sculpture are flawed," Glenn said.

Jasmine Ringo's finished alien makeup

Jasmine Ringo's finished alien makeup

Jason

"There's a massive collaboration of technical errors," Glenn said. "Unfortunately, I think it is an absolutely catastrophic sculptural fail in that her upper lip is so far out over her lower lip." After being in the bottom looks last week, the judges decided Jason's time on the show was done.

Jason Henricks' finished alien makeup

Jason Henricks' finished alien makeup

Jason Henricks eliminated from Face Off

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While it's a bummer to see Jason leave the competition, I was surprised he was spared from elimination last week after his strange lizard creature.

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Do you think Ben's was the best makeup overall? Are you satisfied with the judges' choice to eliminate Jason? Weigh in and dish your thoughts by leaving us a comment.

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