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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  • “I got an early parole, only here to say hi.” Can’t stop Shego feom@coming back atcha! Ok, serious question, who wants to see a glam Dr. Drakken? #kimpossible #shego #halloween
  • Got to work with my sister on a test makeup for her Halloween costume and we both did Shego makeup together! I know she has black hair, but my only black wig just wasn’t working. She did fantastic for her first time! #shego #kimpossible #sistermakeup
  • When you are so busy with #hauntlife you forget you have Instagram. I’m pulling together a video shoot for our haunt trailer video and an #sfxmakeup internship for aspiring artists. I sleep too, sometimes.
  • William Faulkner said to “it’s hard to kill your darlings” meaning it can be difficult to critique your own work, especially if you put a lot into it. Stephen King went on to say you should put your work away for six months to a year before editing so you can clearly evaluate. I’m really glad I looked back at this one. Even without the wig, I think it’s striking. #hauntmua #sfxmua #stevenkingismyhero #skullmakeup
  • I’m going through old pictures and ran across this one. I remember not really being happy with this look, and sure, the lines could have been cleaner, but I still really like this! I think we should always go back and look at work a year later... even if it really want good, it shows us just how far we have come in so little time. #skullmakeup #hauntmua #sfxmua #personalgrowth
  • I often do a look that I’m just not all that happy with afterwards, as is with this “halfway to Halloween” clown I created back in.... May? Looking at it now, I don’t know what it is exactly it was that I didn’t like... maybe I just needed a orange wig? I almost like a progress pic more than the finished product. What do you think?#clowns #clownmakeup
  • Throwback to my first actual clown makeup! The eye shapes were inspired by a few looks by @totalnightmaretravis, and i was incredibly excited about this wig! The Rhapsody Short by @rockstarwigs is probably the most fun wig to wear that I currently own. I only have red, but am heavily considering another color for my collection.
Happy National Clown Week! #justclowningaround #clowns #scaryclowns
  • Happy National Clown Week! A year ago, I wasn’t a big fan of clowns, but I practiced so many clown makeups that I eventually came to find them to be one of my favorites, and even created my own clown character. This is the first actual clown makeup I recreated based on @grave_digger_the_clown for last year’s haunt. Turned out a lot prettier than he is, no? 😉
#clownsofinstagram #hauntmua #clownmakeup #clowns
  • One last look at this (insightful? Revealing?) makeup! I actually really loved the eyes by themselves, and they took a good 2 hours themselves. A good challenge in trying to make a flat art of round objects translated on a curved surface! #eyeseeyou #eyeball #eyes #makeupartist #inspiredbyart
Facepaint is a recreation of art by @xsullo

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