Single Mother Ashley Dominates The Competition On ‘Instant Influencer’
James Charles’ show Instant Influencer is back with an exciting episode two. He is in the search of the next beauty superstar and gave the contestants a fun challenge this week that pushed some of them out of their comfort zones. Keep reading to see each of the contestant’s looks and to find out who was eliminated.
James wakes the contestants up at 5:00 am to surprise them with a compact challenge. They must create a glam red carpet look in 20 minutes. Ashley wins this challenge after creating a bold eye look and sticking to what she knows. For this week’s elimination challenge, James wants the contestants to explore the art of doing drag makeup. It is very intricate and takes a lot of time and energy. It is quite the opposite of the compact challenge they had. They will have three hours to execute their ultimate drag transformation. James brought in RuPaul’s Drag Race legend Trixie Mattel as a guest judge and to give the contestants some advice.
Ashley Has Won Her Second Compact Challenge In A Row
After winning the compact challenge, Ashley not only gets a 15-minute head start on the other contestants, but she gets a personal consultation with Trixie. She decides she wants to go for a bold look and paint her entire face blue. She is a bit concerned about her hair fitting underneath a wig. Trixie gives her some great advice about hiding her hair underneath a wig. Ashley is then unhappy with how the blue paint is applying to her face. She decides to start over.
This was a risk in itself and she saw time slipping by. The judges loved how committed Ashley was to making herself literally look like a different species. They felt that she could’ve toned down her nose contour a bit and added some other colors to the look other than blue. But we have to say that this look was beautiful and really was out of this world.
Benny Struggled To Adapt To A Change Of Plans
Benny has his heart set on doing a look with a pink wig. The only problem is, Indigo also has a vision for using the pink wig. It’s literally a race for the two of them to get to the pink wig and Indigo gets there first. After some tears, Benny has to change the idea for his look. He is worried because his eyes keep watering and ruining his makeup. He decides to add glitter tears to his look so that this issue is not noticeable. James likes that Benny incorporated his emotions into this look but thinks the flowers might be a bit too much. Norvina is a huge fan of Benny’s look and calls it “acid Barbie.” James seems to think that the look was a little messy.
Indigo Went For A More Simple Look
Indigo snatched the pink wig and is going for an anime kawaii look. He begins questioning his makeup look because of it being more simple than some of the other contestants. He realizes that everyone else is literally painting their faces other colors. Meanwhile, he is keeping his natural skin tone. He doesn’t like how his eyebrows are turning out but does not have enough time to fix them. His eyebrows were definitely not twins, they were distant cousins. James says that it looks like an Instagram filter on his face and he thinks it’s cute. But, the judges are not super crazy about this look just because they feel like he could’ve done more. They also commented on his eyebrows and how they took away from the whole vision.
Kailin Scrapped Her Whole Idea And Started Fresh
Kailin wants to prove that she is not just a girl that can do a smokey eye. She wants to do a pink look inspired by Trixie. Kailin is not happy with the way the base of her makeup turned out. She, like Ashley, makes the decision to take off all of the makeup with only 45 minutes left and start over. The judges admit that they were worried about her during this challenge but are also really impressed with the risks she took. Honestly, her makeup looks pretty good after only 45 minutes of doing it. She even put some flowers in her wig to tie the whole look together.
Gabriel Was In A Race Against Time
Gabriel’s drag look is inspired by a cat. He paints his whole face pink and is super confident about his feline fantasy. He paints small eyes on his face and gives a very intergalactic take on a cat. Much like Ashley, he wanted a look that was otherworldly. Gabriel runs out of time and is forced to put his wig on in the last few seconds. James really likes this look and appreciates all of the shading and the little details that Gabriel put into it. The judges think that he could’ve been a little more conscious of his time to add just a few more details. Had he applied false eyelashes to each of the individual painted eyes on his face, it would have taken the look to a whole new level.
Who Was Eliminated From ‘Instant Influencer’?
There’s no surprise here that Ashley won this week’s elimination challenge. Her blue alien look was well executed and intricate. James is always super impressed by her work. But who went home? Kailin and Benny were told that they were safe. So that left Gabriel and Indigo in anticipation to find out if they would be staying or leaving. But in the end, it was Indigo that was eliminated from Instant Influencer. Benny had one of the messier looks in this challenge so it is a bit of a shock that he did not go home. However, Norvina really loved Benny’s look so that might have been what saved him.
Were you shocked by who the judges sent home this week? Let us know in the comments down below. Tune in next Friday to see what happens in episode three of Instant Influencer.