Mad Like Alyce

Girl in Space inspired Galaxy Makeup

Oh the best laid plans. I had great plans this weekend for experimenting with new makeup looks but I came down hard with an awful head cold. I’d have to blow my nose within minutes and ruin everything. It sounds like the perfect time to snuggle up on the couch in my flannel pjs, watch some BuzzFeed Unsolved Murders (On Prime Video, seriously, watch this!!!) and catch up on posts well beyond overdue.

Dreaming of a Red Dwarf Star

I’m not even close to being the first person to take on a Galaxy makeup but I have been wanted to do this for quite some time with a twist… I wanted to create it and include the red dwarf star, Ra, from Girl in Space. Ive mentioned it a few times, and Season 1 is quickly coming to a close, so you should get on it! I don’t have an official tutorial, but thought I could leave some details on how you could create this look yourself.

Galaxy Makeup

For this look, I used water activated Mehron paradise paints.

galaxy makeup tutorial blackout

Step 1. Black yourself out. This process will take awhile, so the headphones above were key. Technically, if you know where you want to have other colors, you can avoid the areas, but I felt that might lead to harsher differences between the black and other colors. To get a really solid coverage, you want to criss-cross your brush strokes in an X pattern, which will give you a more opaque color more quickly.

Step 2. Using a wet paper towel, wipe away the black in regions you want to add color. I liked doing it this way since you wouldn’t cleanly remove the black, and you can build the look as you go without pre-planning.

Step 3: Use cosmetic sponges to add galaxy color splashes or in my version, a large star. Below is a picture before adding my purple wig where you can see the full range of colors added on my face, neck, and shoulders.

galaxy makeup

Step 4. Finally, use a stiff bristled brush, such as a chip brush, dip it in white paint, and run your thumb over the bristles to spatter it on the top to create the illusion of stars.

girl in space galaxy makeupIn my makeup, Ra is depicted as a reddish-orange star over my eye. Overall, I really loved how this turned out, and might even try to do it again with a slightly different color palette.

galaxy makeup

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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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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
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  • 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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