Mad Like Alyce

100 Days of Makeup Challenge – Week 1

This year, I want to build on my sfx makeup. I feel pretty good about my zombie looks, but have zero experience with old age, animals, and even basic beauty makeups! In addition, I would love to learn how to sculpt my own prosthetics… so a live cast is likely in order.

If the last 2 years of 30 days of Halloween weren’t already a ton of work… I’m going to do 100 days of Halloween makeup! But, no pressure. I’m going to *try* to post a makeup look everyday on my Instagram (follow me to see them as they come out, plus progress shots in my stories!) for the next 100 days. Great, good, or omg what were you thinking, I’m going to post them regardless. Hopefully I’ll learn a ton, and produce a couple of cool looks along the way.

100 Days of Makeup Challenge -Alice In Wonderland!

Day 1 – White Rabbit

White Rabbit Makeup

I’m late, I’m late,
For a very important date.
No time to say hello, goodbye,
I’m late, I’m late, I’m late!

Since I almost had a late start to my 100 days of makeup challenge, so I felt it was appropriate to share my white rabbit from my recent Alice in Wonderland tea party shoot. I wanted to keep the makeup more simple, adding rabbit esthetics vs. a whole face makeup. I used a red eye, since this is common with real white rabbits, and I added the clock around the eye, which was an inspiration from Pinterest… unfortunately I couldn’t find the original upload to credit. Overall, this turned out great considering I hadn’t practiced before the shoot.

This look was accomplished using 100% Krylon water activated paints. I used the brush stroke to create the illusion of fur, and used my top lip to create the illusion of a muzzle. I also crafted some cheap ears, but they were not noteworthy enough to include in the image.

Day 2 – Cheshire Cat: Tea Party Style

Tea Party Cheshire Cat

For this look, I wanted to combine some of the really exotic mouths of the cheshire cat with the traditional colors of the cheshire cat. This look also incorporated a DIY Jacket and Tea Dress (Tutorials coming soon!), so I wanted to keep the makeup detailed but minimal, so I only did the mouth, eye accents, contacts, and some stripes. The wig (which I love!) is the Berrylicious Triflect from Rockstar Wigs.

I used Krylan water activated paints for this look, and my biggest takeaway is that water activated paints are not ideal for really hot days… since sweat will activate the paint! It didn’t run, but it did start to smudge if I touched it. Also, has anyone figured out how to keep cat eye contacts straight? Mine seemed to want to be anything but!

Day 3 – Trick Candles Gone Wrong for my 28th BirthdayScorched eyebrow makeup

Happy Birthday to me! Look 3 was a homage to my 28th birthday. The idea for this makeup is a “trick candle gone wrong” that was inspired by Seamus Finnigan’s character in the Harry Potter movies when he continuously blows things up.


I used a glycerin based prosthetic gel to smooth down my brows, covered by latex, but I don’t think I was super successful in blocking them out. Something to work on. Either way, this one was a fun and goofy makeup, followed by CAKE!

Day 4 – Whoooo are yooouu? Absolem

Absolem - caterpillar in Alice in wonderlandFor look 4, I’m Absolem from Alice in Wonderland! I wanted to do something that was more of a beauty makeup than the more wrinkled Tim Burton version. To give it something that resembles an insect, I decided to incorporate elements from the blue butterfly he turns into, with the white spotted black in a “butterfly wing” shape, the gradual ombre from the inside corners of the eye, and the stippled stripes on the neck and chest.

blue butterfly

Overall, a MUCH better attempt at blocking out my eyebrows, and I am thrilled with the look of the blue contour. The eyes could have been way cleaner, and do look messier because of the gelatin on the brows…. I’ll have to try something else, or just learn how to camouflage them into my look. Overall, this was my favorite look this week! I used my new Brilliant Krylon palette, Krylon water activated paints, and a loose blue powder eyeshadow for contouring.

Day 5 – Mad Hatter

Mad Hatter Makeup

Alice in Wonderland is not complete without a Mad Hatter look! This look in particular was accomplished with creme paints, a blue eyeshadow, orange grease paint, and lipstick… a real mashup! Sometimes, you have to use what you have on hand.

Day 6 – Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts

Do you ever have that one project that you just couldn’t quite get right, but you just can’t let it go? (Insert Frozen lyrics here). But seriously… for me it is the queen of hearts. I tried two other makeup versions in years past and just didn’t really like them. So, I decided to try to tackle it again. There are a few cool looks on Pinterest I liked that make the face into a heart shaped mask, and there is a trend I’m a fan of lately that extends the bottom lash on the the cheek. Ultimately, Im a lot happier with this one, but that feeling of having “completed” this look still eludes me. I’ll capture the queen of hearts someday… or truly have learn to let it go!

Day 7 – Cheshire Cat: Tim Burton

Cheshire Cat

One more for Alice in Wonderland… my second Cheshire Cat! Since my last look was a Burton-esk mouth with traditional colors, I flipped it on its head with Burton colors and a traditional mouth. These contacts were surprisingly easy to see out of, and they actually stayed in place! This was made with Krylon water activated paints, and took much longer than I would have liked since I didn’t have a grey color and had to keep mixing my own grey for the base. Im also going to be out of white… 7 days goes though colors fast!

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Hi! I'm Alyce.
Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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  • Good things happen when you leave the apartment for the first time in a week! These must've gotten dropped off when I was taking a nap, I opened my front door to find this gorgeous Halloween bouquet on my doormat from @bkbecker! I just can't get over those adorable bats!!! #ihavethebestfriends #halloween
  • Rose Madder has an ethereal beauty and raw feminine power, however, something is off... something not quite human. The shadows under her skin would be perhaps leprosy, perhaps something worse, and her eyes are rabid with madness. “Don't look at her face! That is not for the likes of you.”
She was fascinated by the texture of the woman's back, her bare shoulder, and the lower part of her neck. The skin was finer than watered silk. But farther up on her neck... Rosie didn't know what those grey Shadows lurking just below her hairline could be, and didn't think she wanted to know. Bites were her first wild thought, but they weren't bites. Rosie knew bites. Was it leprosy? Something worse? Something contagious? 
Products used in this look are: 
Woochie cream makeup in Dead Guy Grey, @mehronmakeup aqua color in white and gray, Light green cream makeup from the zombie color set from Woochie, Eyeshadows from the @tartecosmetics artist palette.
Gold aqua color from the Mehron brilliant palette, @bennyemakeup bruise wheel.
Full tutorial on the blog!
  • One of the reasons I love Stephen King novels is because he illustrates just enough of the character for your imagination to kick in and fill in the horrifying details that make it real and terrifying for each individual. Because this has never before been made into a motion picture I was really excited to be able to make my own spin on how Rose Madder would appear for round 3 of the #StrykingFEAR contest. Check out the full tutorial, now up on the blog, link in bio!
  • Here is my entry for round 3 of the #StrykingFEAR contest. Inspired by the recent excitement around the movie IT, I wanted to create a character from another of my favorite Stephen King novels, Rose Madder. The book is set in the late 80s or early nineties but I would imagine that it would be produced in the style of many of his older movies from the 70s and 80s such as The Shining, Carrie, or Salem's Lot.
This novel is unique to me because it includes elements of Greek mythology which is a different angle for Stephen King, and also because it covers the topic of domestic abuse, and with October also being domestic abuse awareness month I felt that it was very timely. In the book, Rose Madder is an “almost goddess” that saves the main character, Rosie, by showing her how to empower herself and escape from her abusive husband. 
One of the reasons I love Stephen King novels is because he illustrates just enough of the character for your imagination to kick in and fill in the horrifying details that make it real and terrifying for each individual. Because this has never before been made into a motion picture I was really excited to be able to make my own spin on how Rose Madder would appear.
Rose Madder has an ethereal beauty and raw feminine power, however, something is off... something not quite human. The shadows under her skin would be perhaps leprosy, perhaps something worse, and her eyes are rabid with madness. “Don't look at her face! That is not for the likes of you.”
  • Super excited to be entering the #StrykingFEAR Contest! It all started when I came across the round one intro video from @miss_stryx back in August. Suddenly I had a deliciously horrifying idea that has led to an awesome collaboration with @jibclimmer and I was more excited about Halloween this year then I have been for any years prior. Thanks @miss_stryx for the inspiration! Since I had to rush everything because of my surgery last week, I'm still working on editing and will actually be posting the rounds in reverse order. Round three coming up soon!
  • It's showtime!!!! It's been an interesting last week recovering  from my recent shoulder surgery, but in between bouts of falling asleep randomly and mindlessly watching television, I've been able to work on some of the video to tutorials I shot prior to the surgery. These are gonna be coming at you here pretty soon! In the meantime, here is my Beetlejuice from last year which you can find a tutorial for on the blog, both make up and costume! Link in bio.
  • I didn't want to say anything, then... or even now. But what someone else decided to do became a part of who I am now. A part of the damage I will always carry. My voice may have been small while I put myself together. Until I learned that the part of me that I am proudest of, the strength in me to overcome, is something you will never take. #metoo
  • Should have known #fridaythe13th would be the PERFECT day to start shooting my next project. You guys... I can't even begin to say how excited I am to share it with you, but for now, a quick peek.
  • Even in death, #pumpkinspice is life! Zombie walks are popping up all around the country, and if you want to wear your costume early as a "zombie" but don't want to actually damage the costume, this basic zombie is perfect! Or for me, it's a casual October Saturday....

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