Mad Like Alyce

100 Days of Makeup Challenge – Week 2

Seriously you guys, last week was insane! My new job was quite demanding, so I unfortunately didn’t take great care of myself. I did get a few makeups in, and some that I really loved! It was also inspired by Harry Potter and JK Rowling’s birthday! I started with the plan of doing a look for every book, but so far have only made it through The Chamber of Secrets… so a work in progress!

100 Days of Makeup Challenge Week 2

Day 8 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter Burn Wound Makeup

Give Me the STONE!!! For Harry Potter’s birthday, I’ll be doing a week inspired by Harry Potter, starting with the Sorcerers Stone. The freshly burned flesh on Quirrel’s face in the shape of Harry’s hand has me back in my gore comfort zone this week. Glycerin is perfect for this look, it can be pulled and ripped to show the ruptures in the skin as it blisters, and Mehron water activated paints. And, of course, my well worn copy of The Sorcerers Stone.

Day 9 – Black Eye

Black Eye makeup

On day nine, my pain levels were demanding that I take it easy… but just my chronic pain…not what you see here. This black eye makeup was faster than the look I had planned to do, and I spent the rest of my evening soaking in a epsom salt bath reading Game of Thrones!

Day 10 – Broken Nose

Broken Nose makeup

This was an attempt at a severely broken nose. Think car accident minus other scrapes. While I didn’t think it was super successful, you guys really loved it on Instagram!

Things I liked: I feel like the beginning of the bruise settling into the cheek was great. Not so much: I wanted to replicate swelling and added glycerin to build up the ridge on the nose. I think I needed to blend it out a little bit more, as it looks too abrupt. I also feel like this look has far too much red and purple in it. I think I could’ve accomplished a much better makeup with far less color, another one to try again soon!

Day 12 – The Basilisk

Harry Potter Basilisk- Snake Makeup

Back to my Harry Potter series… nothing is more essential to the plot of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets than the Basilisk! I actually Love the hell out of this one, done with Mehron water activation paints and fishnet stockings.

Day 13 – Ruptured Basilisk Eyes

basilisk punctured eyes 1

This was a 2 part delivery for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Basilisk after being blinded by Fawkes the Phoenix. This was a fast approach but I still think it turned out quite nice. The edges of the punctured eyes was made with glycerin, and I tried out my new Ben Nye scan blood! A great way to take a typical snake makeup to a different level.

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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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  • My first attempt at a stone makeup! Used Mehron water activated grey base, black to like the creases on my had (so many!) and black and white stipple fir more dimension. Turned out pretty cool, I'm hoping to do a full face application soon!
  • Today was a lesson in moderation. I have too much on my plate, and sometime you just have to accept that it is ok to accept defeat and just relax. This burned hand makeup was inspired as half of a poem(see previous post). Since the inspiration required two hands, I actually did all on this with my non-dominant hand! Gelatin for the burn scars, and my Ben Nye  bruise wheel for color.
  • i have loved
with hands closed
and hands open
both are accompanied
by their own type of pain

by @andrewcoonswriting 
This was truly an example of art inspiring art. If you haven't read @andrewcoonswriting poetry, you need to follow him asap! Having both suffered heartbreak and chronic pain myself, this poem spoke to my heart, and I knew I wanted to use it for my next makeup look. 
The two types of pain display an open hand of stone, and a curled hand of burns. A love present but immovable, and love that burns hot and fast, leaving us scarred for life. 
Check out more of his work and keep an eye out for his new book of poetry, "Living with it," coming out in September!
  • So. Thirsty. Glycerin makes a great base for cracked and peeling lips. And you actually can't drink wearing it... at least, not without a straw. Now back to my morning caffeine infusion. I used my Ben Nye bruise wheel for the minimal colors, and my usual foundation to color the glycerin "skin."
  • Bloody knuckles! Today calls for a quick makeup and an early bedtime, as my sciatic nerve pain is approaching 11... I wanted a wound down to the bone, so I built up the torn skin with gelatin and rimmed the inside of the wound with black, leaving bare skin in the middle to take the appearance of bone when the look is done. I toned the gelatin with red water activated paint, and filled in with a rust and stippled purple to simulate the start of bruises. Finally, I coated it all down in blood. Not bad for a quick and dirty makeup!
  • "EAT SLUGS MALFOY!" Not a fun spell, and not one to attempt with a faulty wand. This "bonus" Chamber of Secrets was born literally from the thought that my ice cube tray looked like slugs! I had to pair my vom with some extra eye bags from a day of puking slugs. "Better out than in."
  • As promised... part two for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Basilisk after being blinded by Fawkes the Phoenix. This was a faster approach but I still think it turned out quite nice. The edges of the punctured eyes was made with glycerin, and I tried out my new Ben Nye scan blood! A great way to take a typical snake makeup to a different level.
  • Back to my Harry Potter series... nothing is more essential to the plot of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets than the Basilisk! I actually Iove the hell out of this one, done with mehron water activation paints and fishnet stockings. Aannndddd, since I was not on top of my game last week, I'm bringing you a two for one! Check back soon for part two of this look.
  • This look was a not so successful attempt at a major broken dose... think car accident minus other scrapes. Things I liked: I feel like the beginning of the bruise settling into the cheek was great. Not so much: I wanted to replicate swelling and added glycerin to build up the ridge on the nose. I think I needed to blend it out a little bit more, as it looks too abrupt. I also feel like this look has far too much red and purple in it. I think I could've accomplished a much better makeup with far less color, another one to try again soon!

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