'Face Off' returns for Season Four this January

Season Three contestants at the Live show, Courtesy Syfy
It seems like just yesterday when Nicole the comeback kid was voted the latest winner of Syfy’s "most popular unscripted series" Face Off at the end of October. But now, the wait is nearly over for Season Four to begin because the highly competitive will be back Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 9 p.m. ET.

Hostess McKenzie Westmore will be returning, as will last season’s judges: Ve Neill, Neville Page and Glenn Hetrick. Something new this season is the addition of McKenzie’s dad and world-renowned make-up artist Michael Westmore (Mask, Star Trek). Westmore will serve as the official contestant mentor.

Fourteen highly talented contestants will be competing for $100 thousand, a 2013 Fiat 500 and an opportunity to be a guest lecturer at the Make Up Forever Academies in New York and Paris. Some of their challenges will include creating an original comic book superhero; a fantasy goblin; zombie hordes; and a Jack the Giant Slayer-inspired two-headed giant.

According to a recent release from Syfy:

The guest judges on tap for season four bring their perspective and expertise to the challenges and judging panel, with such top industry names as Bryan Singer, Gale Anne Hurd, John Landau, Michael Nankin and John Rhys-Davies.

What are you most excited about seeing in Season Four. Any particular challenges that you’d like to see? The talent is staggering and just seems to get better and better with each season.

-Larissa Mrykalo