Faceoff 特化师 is a 42-episode Chinese drama adapted from the manhua Please! Make Me Beautiful! that follows a romance between a young heroine who considers herself to be a martial arts hero and a special effects makeup artist.
Chen Zhen sells makeup for a living. During a fashion event, she inadvertently runs into Wang Yi, a legend in the world of special effects makeup, and it ignites her interest in the field and paves the way for an eventual romance. Wang Yi returns to the country determined to find his birth mother. However, he becomes embroiled in a political fight with his half-brother Wang Xiao.
It seems like your typical romance served with a side of business drama, but the show seems to have gone the extra mile to weave the ‘special effects’ into the story. I’m not exactly sure how that’s going to work, but I’m expecting vampires, monsters, wuxia, the whole shebang. It stars Zhang Dan Feng, Tan Songyun, Ying Hao Ming, Dai Chou, Zhou Zi Yan, Chen Ran and Wang Yu.
Release Date: November 17, 2017 iQiYi, Shenchuan TV (daily drama)
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