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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  • Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more. 
Super excited that my family is NOT doing gifts this year! We are all just bringing a side dish, dessert, and a board game for some quality family time. What are you doing for Christmas? #thegrinchwhostolechristmas #whoville #grinch #grinchchristmas #christmasmovies #grinchmas
  • Even if I wanted to go, my schedule wouldn't allow it! 4 o'clock: wallow in self pity. 4:30: stare into the abyss. 5 o'clock: solve world hunger (tell no one). 5:30: jazzercise. 6:30: dinner with me, I can't cancel that again! 7 o'clock: wrestle with my self loathing. I'm booked! Course if I bump the loathing to 9 I can still be done in time to lay in bed, stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into madness. But what would I wear! #thegrinchwhostolechristmas #whoville #grinch #grinchchristmas #christmasmovies
  • "I'm gunna throw up... and then I'm going to DIIIIIIIEEEEEEEE!"
Probably my favorite line in the entire movie, so much so that it has stuck with me for years. This is often how my anxiety feels like, and I think of this line from the Grinch often when I'm struggling, even at the height of summer! So, the Grinch is a bit near and dear to my heart, and no one will ever take Jim Carrey's place in my heart, even if if it does grow three sizes. #grinch #thegrinchthatstolechristmas #christmas #grinchmakeup
  • I’ve never actually smoked a day in my life. #frosty #frostythesnowman #glamfrosty #winter #wintermakeup
  • One of the reasons I liked this makeup so much was the incredibly simple nose. I’ve tried some looks in the past and I don’t know if it was the white face, orange nose, or just my lack of makeup experience, but I hated them. Instead of trying to literally draw a carrot, this is just a nod in that direction. Also, I’m not one for glitter but I really dig these eyes! Good thing I like them, because I still have glitter on my face. #glitter #frosty #wintermakeup
  • Sticking with my winter theme, it’s Frosty! Ok, this one is a great example of why I love the internet. I saw an AMAZING frosty photo on an Instagram feature account and took a screenshot because I was dying to recreate it. Normally I make sure I have the artists handle in the screenshot so I can tag them if I ever do try it, but somehow missed it this time. To find her, I took to YouTube to find @victorialyn ’s tutorial, and I’m completely blown away with not only the makeup, but the production quality of her videos. I know how much time and effort something like that takes and they are so much fun to watch, even if you don’t plan on doing the makeup in the tutorial. I love finding new artists to follow and be inspired by! #frosty #frostythesnowman #winter
  • The last look at my Frostbite! What other injury makeups could be considered "Holiday"? or at least timely for winter? Or should I do something more glam next? I have half a mind to save more gory winter looks for January when i'm no longer feeling the warm and fuzzies when it snows! #winter #frostbite #frostbitemakeup #sfx #sfxmua
  • "Walking in a Winter Wonderland"
Im really pleased with how this turned out! I know it's no super glamorous but creating actual injuries and skin conditions is a great challenge. I'll spare you the reference material, but it was fun trying to re-create the blistering, as gross as that sounds. Stay warm my friends! #frostbite #frostbitemakeup #winterwonderland #sfxmakeup #sfxmua
  • "Baby it's cold outside."
This look inspired by a 3 hour drive in a blizzard last weekend. It actually wasn't too bad, mostly just excruciatingly slow, but living in SD, I know how dangerous it can be going off the road in bad conditions. #frostbite #SFX #sfxmakeup #brrrrrr #sfxwound

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