Skip to main content

Makeup artist from MN wins SyFy TV show, takes home $100K and new car


A makeup artist from Minnesota has walked away with $100,000 and a new car after her spectacular designs won the 8th series of SyFy show "Face Off."

The show pits prosthetic artists against each other as they come up with fantastical science fiction and horror creations before a panel of judges.

The Series 8 finale was broadcast on Tuesday, and 28-year-old St. Louis Park native Darla Edin emerged victorious.

The finalists were given the challenge of coming up with four characters who could star in a film franchise, Entertainment Weekly reports, and Edin pitched "The Spirit of Eden," creating four superheroes charged with fighting off evil spirits after Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden of Eden.

Her characters – representing the elemental spirits in the shapes of a faun, a merman, a fire spirit and a worm wrapped in a tree – were on display at Universal Studios, and managed to win both a public vote and the judges' approval.

Edin is no stranger to awards. She placed first in the 2012 LA and Toronto International Makeup Artists Trade Show, having gone into the business on a freelance basis after graduating from Vancouver Film School, according to SyFy.

The TV station says she moved back home to Minneapolis to continue her special effects career, and most recently was head of the makeup department on successful indie film "Solitude," which was featured at the 2014 Twin Cities Film Festival and won the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature.

Next Up

pixabay gun holding - CROP

'Extraordinarily bad idea': MN sheriff urges locals against firing 'warning shots'

The sheriff has seen a "handful" of warning shot incidents lately in response to possible prowlers.

waukesha parade screengrab

Waukesha parade: Police ID victims, reveal more about suspect

Two injured children remain in critical condition.

Dodge Center

Large police response to incident in Dodge Center

Triton Public Schools have been placed in a soft lockdown as a precaution.

rochester 1

Gallery: Renovated downtown Rochester home on the market for $2.3M

It's steps from the Mayo Clinic in an historic neighborhood.

hopkins high school GSV Pro - CROP

As students protest Rittenhouse verdict, fight in school prompts shelter-in-place

The high school issued a shelter in place as a result of the altercation.

deer hunting

Man shot in group hunting accident in southern Minnesota

It happened Saturday afternoon in Olmsted County.

long term care elderly

400 MN National Guard members headed to long-term care facilities

The governor also hopes to provide $50 million in federal funding to help facilities hire more workers.

Smack Shack Facebook 2

Smack Shack's 4th Twin Cities location opens in December

It's taking over a former Fuddruckers — meaning lots of seating and a bigger kitchen.

Franconia Sculpture Park - Lorie Shaull - Flickr

5 outdoor spots to explore on Black Friday (instead of shopping)

There's something for everyone on this list of Twin Cities destinations.

holiday shopping

Money Gal Coaching: 4 tips to avoid holiday shopping debt

Kelly Blodgett used her passion behind becoming debt free to launch Money Gal Coaching.

Pexels - woman grocery shopping mask covi

As COVID surges in MN, major cities not considering mask mandates

Cities are observing the situation, but at this point more stringent mitigation efforts are now imminent.