Mad Like Alyce

100 Days of Makeup Challenge: Week 6 – 7

Yay for setting the bar so high you cant even see it anymore!!! Wooo!

So yeah, this 100 days of makeup thing didn’t quite work right of the bat. Still, I shall proceed with the hopes that with the quickly approaching Halloween Season, I can kick it in to gear fueled by loads of single serving candy. Who am I kidding, its here! Sept 1 is officially Halloween season, amiright?

This all being said, I have actually re-directed my efforts into re-fabbing my You Tube channel... yep I have one of those! (Be patient, still under construction). It was really just a place to put up videos to go along with my costume creations and wasn’t a focus, but I have been wanting to experiment more with video on this blog, and the first step to that is making sure that I am correctly using music. Before, I just didn’t really care what music I put on the video, it was mostly for fun… until my video was muted due to copyright restrictions. Since I was only uploading the videos as companions for my blog, I honestly hadn’t thought about the use of those songs, and having a ton of musical and artistic friends who almost always get asked to use their work, expertise, etc. for free, I felt like I really dropped the ball there.

Ever since that video was muted, I knew I needed to redo those videos, but just simply didn’t have time. Le sigh. again. With the Halloween spirit in the air, I’ve been slowly diving in and resurrecting these one at a time with actually copyright free or creative commons music. Gotta show love and respect for our artists! Its also been fun, since it has been well over a year for some of these, and I don’t feel bad hacking and slashing at the videos to make them a bit better while working with the footage I had. It’s hard to kill your darlings…. at first. Just give it a year and you will be slashing like Jason. SO since it is what I worked on, I have included in this [past two] week’s 100 days of makeup challenge!

Revived Zombie Wound Makeup Tutorial

See the original post here!

Bruised Jaw

Practicing bruise makeup! I’m thinking of pulling together an sfx wound tutorial series, what do you think?

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Since I used Boomerang on Instagram (you should follow me for real time makeup posts: @madlikealyce!) I embedded the post for your viewing pleasure. I liked the double layer, as I was trying to go for more of that impact in the middle with the bruise settling above and gravitationally below the impact.

Bruise + Black Eye

Bruise and black eye makeup

Not all black eyes are resultant of a broken nose or direct eye impact. This one has a cheek impact with a deep settling of the bruise on the interior of the eye. I really like how this one turned out! I did this completely with my Ben Nye Bruise Wheel.

Road Rash

road rash makeup

Did you guys ever swing on your stomachs when you were kids? It was fun to feel like you were flying through the air, except for that one time in first grade when I overbalanced and scraped my face for the full duration of the forward swing… pretty sure it looked like this for a week or two. This was done using my prosthetic gelatin recipe, leaving in defined brushstrokes, then topping the bruise wheel makeup with damp coffee grounds!

Thats it for the past two weeks, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy on my next new idea… keep an eye out, my posting is going to start getting far more regular again I swear!

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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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  • "Time to wake up." I have probably listened to the new TOP song over 100 (200? 100? Who's counting?) times by now. October 5 cannot get here fast enough! I wanted to pull something fast and simple together. #twentyonepilots #TOP #skeletonclique #losingmyfreakingmind #isitoctoberyet #jumpsuit #trench

The whole look was done with #mehron body paint. This wig also has me feeling my emo high school days... wig from Rockstar Wigs, but i'm not sure exactly which style it is.
  • "We've been here the whole time. You were asleep." No better way to jump back in to some makeup looks than being inspired by one of my all time favorite bands. Who else has "Jumpsuit" on repeat? 
#twentyonepilots #TOP #skeletonclique #losingmyfreakingmind #isitoctoberyet #jumpsuit #trench
  • "Sometimes, you just want things to stay the way they are forever. But you can’t. And they won’t." - Girl in Space

Because i'm trying this thing where I post each look in 3's to keep my Insta page even, and I seriously can't express how hauntingly gorgeous the intros are for each Girl in Space episode. I'm re-listening to the episodes now, and I so excited for 109 since I have NO CLUE what is going to happen! Also, after a few weeks without looking at them, this is one of my favorite pictures, and I can't believe I didn't post it first!
  • "Yeah, I’m glad I’m back, too." Episode 108 of the @girlinspacepodcast  left me with SO MANY QUESTIONS!!! Is Kai alive? Where the heck is Thor? Who is the "lion's paw?" But the biggest unknown is just how important the dwarf star "Ra" is likely to become in the plot of 109... and is why Ra is included in my makeup! The warm glowing orb on my eye is in reference to my suspicions that Ra will soon become a much more relevant part of the Girl in Space plot very soon. #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering #savekillbot #prayforkai
  • Galaxy in action! Quick peek at the movement of the makeup before I put on my wig, which covered a lot of the detail. Gotta love that "sunshine" glare on the shiny black surface! I bought a finishing powder this week to hopefully counteract this in the future. Or just back away from the light.... :P
  • Disappearing into the music...
I was really digging my latest playlist when I started my galaxy makeup last weekend, so I started blacking out everything besides my face to procrastinate taking off my headphones. I took this photo halfway through to see how well I would blend into my background, and kind of liked how this "progress" shot turned out. Funny thing was, this was the last pic where I had a true infinite background, my camera (phone) couldn't quite hang once I was fully blacked out. Time to consider a real camera?
  • Let yourself be found... Another shot of my galaxy inspired by the @girlinspacepodcast. If you haven't heard of this AMAZING audio novella, I highly recommend... trust me, you are in for a treat! #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering 
This look took around 3 hours, and while I love the images with the wig, it covered up a lot of the detail. If you try a galaxy look, allow yourself some patience. It didn't look like a lot until I was well into adding color. Take it slow, and keep layering colors, and suddenly it will start to take shape!

This look was completed using @mehronmakeup paradise paints from the standard, pastels, and brilliant pallets.
  • Find me... This galaxy makeup is inspired by my FAVORITE audio novella,@girlinspacepodcast, though I may be a bit biased. If you haven't yet started listening, you are in for a treat! Enter the world of the character "X" aboard the Cavatica, as she monitors the radiation from the Red Dawrf Star, Ra. Alone.

Season one is still in progress, so there is plenty of time to join the fun! #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering

This look was completed using @mehronmakeup paradise paints from the standard, pastels, and brilliant pallets. Honestly, this is the most color intensive look I have done so far, I had cosmetic wedges everywhere! I pulled it together with a @rockstarwigs long curly in Very Berry.
  • Finally, the last in my “sketched” look (for now). Thieve last few weeks have been absolutely insane, and im still processing. I’m going to have to set aside some time for another look this week, there is something so tranquil about turning yourself into a blank canvas in the most literal sense.

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