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!


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!

Costume & Makeup Tutorials


  • "Am I the only one I know
Waging my wars behind my face and above my throat
Shadows will scream that I'm alone"
-Migraine, Twenty One Pilots

This looks is one I have had planned for quite some time now, and I finally sat down and completed it last night! he inspiration is from the cover artwork for Twenty One Pilots' self titled album (I know these lyrics are not on this album) but my absolute favorite TOP song is, "Addict with a Pen." What is your favorite TOP song?

This look was created using @mehronmakeup  water activated paints for the white base and grey and black "sketching". Tears were created by adding food coloring to liquid latex. The idea for using the latex is from Glam and Gore's "Death Stranding" makeup tutorial, so go and see how Mykie did it! 
As a quick safety note, be VERY careful working this close to your eyes, and make sure to apply vaseline to your lashes to prevent the latex from sticking. Also note, food dyes can temporarily discolor skin, so don't try this before an important event ;)
  • I should be in bed, but instead I'm fighting sleep and fooling around on Photoshop. This is a mirrored version to complete a full face. I have my makeup out and ready for a new look, but have nothing left in the tank today, so here's my last Gwen Dylan... for now ;)
Also, I forget how asymmetrical our faces can be until you flip a photo, or in this case, mirror it. Even just flipping it looked so strange to me!
  • I’m having waaaayyyy to much fun with this one, and it’s just the makeup! I think I might have to start this cosplay this weekend... what’s a good material to use to make a fake shovel blade? I’m a nube when it comes to fabrication, so any and all advice is welcome!
  • You GUYS this might have moved to my favorite makeup of all time. Gwen Dylan, inspired by the cover of iZombie: Dead to the World. I think I might have to make this a full scale cosplay, what do you think?

The zombie half was created using @mehronmakeup water paints. Wig is from @ardawigs (I think it is the Magnum Long Classic in Titanium Blonde). Eyes were photoshopped to match the comic book cover.
  • You may know of Liv Moore, but do you know who Gwen Dylan? You guys, i'm really really pleased with how this turned out! Modeled after the cover of iZombie: Dead to the World, Gwen Dylan is the original iZombie heroine, a revenant zombie that must eat brains once per month to retain her mind, which is easy, seeing as she is a gravedigger. 
The zombie half was created using @mehronmakeup  water paints. Wig is from @ardawigs (I think it is the Magnum Long Classic in Titanium Blonde). Eyes were photoshopped to match the cover.
  • Some like it hot! Unlike Liv Moore in iZombie, I would get some pretty bad heartburn, but that doesn't stop me from adding Sriracha. I think the most disturbing part of this picture is that even though I added white to the foundation to get that "ultra pale" look, you still can hardly see the difference between my face and hands... sigh. #palelife #zombie
  • When you get those late night munchies... Another look at this Full On Zombie Liv Moore from iZombie. The more I look at this, the more I love it... why do I procrastinate in posting things for so long?!? I've got a few blog posts in the works for projects that I started last year! I should hopefully have more things up in the near future. In the meantime, bon appetit.
  • Happy Valentines Day! I'll always love you for your BRAINS!!!
I did this iZombie Liv Moore in Full-On Zombie back before my surgery and just haven't gotten around to posting until now! I had wanted to come up with some kind of Valentines day themed look to kick me back into things now that my arm is mostly functional, but I was just struggling to think of what I wanted to do. Valentines Day is just not my thing. Unless there is chocolate. I Digress.
Halfway into my glass of wine, I realized this was the perfect time to post this look. I technically have a video, but the jury is still out on whether or not to post it just yet. I'm mostly just glad to be at a point where I can start experimenting with makeup again!
  • Anybody else struggle this time of year? I’m looking at these lovely sunbeams from my Alice In Wonderland shoot this summer to bring some sunshine to my day. I’ll be doing just fine, then be lying on the couch trying to feel like I can breathe again. I know it is ok, and these increased symptoms will pass, but it’s certainly not fun, especially when I have projects and ideas id like to tackle, but can’t get past this paralyzing anxiety. What do you guys use to help with SADD? #SADD #anxiety #ptsd #seasonaldepression  #winteristheworst #whydoilivehere


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