The BEST Episodes of Skin Wars

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 19, 2020

Network: GSN

An hour-long competition show that seeks to find the most talented and versatile body painters in the country.

Last Looks

#1 - Last Looks

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 29, 2016

The finalists final challenge of making their models stand-out and disappear in a setting of their own creation.

star 7.97
58 votes
Contort This!

#2 - Contort This!

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 22, 2016

star 7.72
61 votes
The Grand Illusion

#3 - The Grand Illusion

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 19, 2015

The penultimate episode features Season 1 winner Natalie Fletcher as a guest judge for a camouflage challenge, which requires the four remaining artists to make their models seamlessly disappear into a natural backdrop.

star 7.70
30 votes
Survive & Thrive

#4 - Survive & Thrive

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 8, 2016

Samantha Harris weighs in as a guest judge for an inspirational challenge, which finds the remaining body artists painting breast cancer survivors.

star 7.68
57 votes
Fashionistas

#5 - Fashionistas

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 15, 2016

star 7.65
57 votes
Emotional Rollercoaster

#6 - Emotional Rollercoaster

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 15, 2015

The body artists have to make RuPaul laugh in the first challenge. Later, they are split into two groups to tell a scary story through their painted models. Actor Tobin Bell ("Saw") is the guest judge.

star 7.61
49 votes
Fact or Myth

#7 - Fact or Myth

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 3, 2014

The artists discuss their teammates' weaknesses.

star 7.61
54 votes
Disappearing Act

#8 - Disappearing Act

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired May 18, 2016

Magician Christen Gerhart weighs in as a guest judge when the remaining body artists explore illusions and fortune-telling and deal with an unexpected twist.

star 7.61
59 votes
I'm Steampunk'd

#9 - I'm Steampunk'd

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 22, 2015

Carson Kressley is the guest judge for a challenge revolving around the fantasy world of steampunk. Included: One artist gets the chance to force a competitor to take a 30-minute time-out.

star 7.55
38 votes
Inner Demons

#10 - Inner Demons

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 27, 2014

Most revealing images yet; emotions run hot at the house.

star 7.55
55 votes
The Art of Illusion

#11 - The Art of Illusion

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 17, 2014

Multi-body illusions are created by the artists.

star 7.54
57 votes
Natural Beauty

#12 - Natural Beauty

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 12, 2015

The penultimate episode features Season 1 winner Natalie Fletcher as a guest judge for a camouflage challenge, which requires the four remaining artists to make their models seamlessly disappear into a natural backdrop.

star 7.54
41 votes
All's Fair

#13 - All's Fair

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 10, 2014

Images of heroic warriors are created by the body artists.

star 7.52
50 votes
Man vs. Machine

#14 - Man vs. Machine

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 5, 2015

Bodybuilders are transformed into robots.

star 7.51
39 votes
Not All Fun & Games

#15 - Not All Fun & Games

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 27, 2016

Actress Jillian Rose Reed appears as a guest judge when the painters face a difficult camouflage challenge.

star 7.51
86 votes
Finale: The Winner is Announced!

#16 - Finale: The Winner is Announced!

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 24, 2014

A champion is crowned in the Season 1 finale

star 7.51
45 votes
Skintastic Celebration

#17 - Skintastic Celebration

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 20, 2016

Twelve body artists face their first challenge in the Season 3 premiere.

star 7.43
87 votes
Under the Sea

#18 - Under the Sea

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 1, 2016

A field trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach inspires the remaining body artists when they take on the challenge of creating waterproof designs.

star 7.40
65 votes
Body & Soul

#19 - Body & Soul

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 10, 2015

Ten body artists move to Hollywood and compete to find talented body painters across the country, in the Season 2 premiere.

star 7.40
63 votes
Leather and Lace

#20 - Leather and Lace

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 20, 2014

The first partnered competition with a surprise twist.

star 7.38
61 votes
Now You See Me

#21 - Now You See Me

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 13, 2014

The remaining nine artists camouflage naked models into their backgrounds.

star 7.33
70 votes
The Naked Canvas

#22 - The Naked Canvas

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 6, 2014

Ten of the country's best body artists compete to be the best painters of the naked human form.

star 7.31
103 votes
Queens or Divas?

#23 - Queens or Divas?

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 8, 2015

Some of the artists have to deal with creative differences when transforming drag queens into female music icons.

star 7.30
56 votes
New Dimensions

#24 - New Dimensions

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired May 4, 2016

Make-up artist Kandee Johnson weighs in as a guest judge when the competitors team up for a challenge in which they have to paint their naked models in both 2-D and 3-D poses.

star 7.29
66 votes
Miss Skin Wars

#25 - Miss Skin Wars

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired May 11, 2016

The body artists help nine fabulous drag queens capture the inaugural title of Miss Skin Wars, which includes a body-painted swimwear competition and a more personal costume design.

star 7.22
67 votes