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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  • One last shot of Sallywise! This was a great test to see what I need to focus on more when timing my looks, and also to realize that a lot of the detail I like to include might not really matter in the harsh dim light of a haunted house. On to the next look! #sallystitches #nightmarebeforechristmas #clowns #pennywise
  • Breaking the Instagram square because this shirt is goals, and one of my all time favorite Halloween finds. It’s from SheIn, and is literally exactly how I would imagine Sally’s dress would be as a shirt. It’s super comfortable, and it even comes in plus sizes! I’m always looking for ways to bring Halloween esthetic to my work wear, and I’m beyond thrilled. Oh, and did I mention it is only $16?!?!!!
#nightmarebeforechristmas #halloween #sallycosplay #cosplay
  • When you are feeling Nightmare Before Christmas but need to practice clowns.... you get Sallywise! 
I challenged myself to get this done as quickly as possible, and originally had my timer set for 20 minutes... this one took about 45 including time to put on the wig, so all in all, not terrible considering I sometimes take a lot longer. The one thing I wish I would have spent more time on is the foundation, which wasn't as opaque as I would have liked, but overall, I really like this one!
#Nightmarebeforechristmas #sally #IT #pennywise #clowns
  • Pretty sure I will never quite learn how to stay serious... I seriously love this look so much! #colors #colorful #illgrowupsomday
  • The most beautiful thing about poetry is that the collection of words carries more emotion and meanings than the author may have ever intended. They shape these words into skeletons made of language that we flesh out with our emotions. It’s a living thing, always changing. Make sure to check out the poem that inspired this look on my last post! #poetry #artinspiration #myfavoritepoet #livingart
  • Teal hues
And suddenly
Your breath
Becomes violet
Clashing against
Rainbow soundwaves 
And that way crayons 
Leave broken trails
Of color
Behind ~ By @andrewcoonswriting 
#poetry #artinspiration #anxiety #depression #mentalhealth #myfavoritepoet #allthefeels
  • Fun fact: these paints really sting when they get in your eyes. I tried to get it as close to my waterline without actually getting it in my eyes... and I was not successful. Also, not sure I can take myself too seriously in any kind of clown makeup. #clowns #clownmakeup #hauntedhouse #pumpkinmakeup #pumpkins #jackolantern #jackolanternmakeup #mehron
  • I'm going to be doing makeup for a haunted house this year, and when i asked what common requests were, I was informed that clowns are super popular. Until today, I have never yet done a clown... im actually not a huge fan, and I can completely see why clowns are great for terrifying haunt visitors. I've been in more of a pumpkin mood lately, and thought it would be a good way to ease myself into the concept. #clowns #clownmakeup #hauntedhouse #pumpkinmakeup #pumpkins #jackolantern #jackolanternmakeup
  • They said there will be a lot of clowns, but I was feeling pumpkin vibes... and this was the result! I should go to bed, but I’m having too much fun to take this off just yet. 🎃Now for some spooky Netflix and popcorn, and pit bull snuggles on the couch. She’s giving me some side eye right now. #clownmakeup #hauntedhouse #pumpkinmakeup #pumpkins #jackolantern #jackolanternmakeup

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