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Teyara Mayo@cutiepie mog-gie : 332016 – My Glossy Lips ..muahh

Source: Teyara Mayo@cutiepie mog-gie : 332016 – My Glossy Lips ..muahh

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You wouldn’t believe the tussle I had between finding this on social media on my phone, and trying to get it pulled up on the desk computer so I could give Teyara a little more publicity.  But I finally pulled it off.  I love, love, love this mask and lipstick and hair and everything I see here!!!  I’ll make sure to bookmark this blog, so I can see more of her stuff.

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Tutorial On Tattoo Makeup — Exotic/Glam/Fantasy

Last night (or early this morning), I went over for new avatars (and any old hands who are interested in a refresher) how to get a good casual/daytime look for your avatar, especially around the eyes, with tattoo makeup.  This time, I’m taking on something more intense…yet the concepts and techniques are essentially the same.

Tattoo-layer makeup and attachment “stacking” are as important a tool as a good outfit, mesh or flexi or system, in achieving what you want to look like for any situation; the glorious variety of eyeshadows and lipsticks now available from in-world designers allow a Resident to create thousands of different facial looks with a little work and shopping.  The quarterly Cosmetics Fair (going on now) offers a good place to start investing in your own makeup kit, and will give you as much versatility in your appearance as a shopping spree at a hairstylist.

(N. B., July 2015:  Remember, as I noted in the previous article, not everything I use here may be available now.  It’s up to you to know your “makeup table,” what you have on hand that can achieve the looks you desire.  There are usually other items out there that can fill in for something I use here that may no longer be out for sale, and they can be found with a little persistence or patience.) 

And so, down to it….

The tutorial continues after the break.

Posted October 18, 2013 by Harper Ganesvoort in Fashion, Makeup

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Tutorial On Tattoo Makeup — Daytime

Time for a bit of a tutorial here.  “Old hands” may not particularly need a refresher; but I actually encountered an established Resident the other day who complimented me on my makeup choices, and then said that she could never figure out how to do eyeshadow the way she liked.  So some older Residents may want to take a look at this as well.  It’s also an appropriate time to take a glance at makeup, since this quarter’s MONS Cosmetic Fair is running.  I’ve taken a turn through — getting new eyeshadow tattoos and lipstick and nails for SLink hands is almost as much fun as extreme hair at Hair Fair — and it pays to know how to use those tattoos to the best effect.

I’m going to do two different looks:  a form for casual or semi-casual occasions, and another for something much more exotic, more like a costume event, or a Sixties-style modeling session with Veruschka or Edie Sedgwick in front of the lens.  In both cases, my skin is Faith (sunkissed, nude lips) by PXL’s Hart Larsson, which is my standard day-to-day skin.  The nude lips have the advantage of less interference with lipstick if you’ve picked up a lip tattoo that doesn’t cover the entire lip line; but sometimes having pre-dyed lips below a small tattoo can give an interesting grace note to the look.  Lipstick, though, can be left for the end of the session.

Keep in mind that the products I use may have been available in the past, but that doesn’t guarantee that they’re on hand now.  I like to use lots of old standbys that have worked for a long time, though I may juggle the palette around at times for different colors, depending on my hair and clothes.  Once you start building a makeup collection, you’ll probably accumulate a batch of goodies that become your “go-to” products as well.

The tutorial begins after the break.

Posted October 18, 2013 by Harper Ganesvoort in Fashion, Makeup

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TIP: Eye Makeup Order Matters

Here’s a tip that I had never heard since tattoo eye makeup began, but which some others in the Fashion Emergency group knew of, and that I worked out for myself about a week ago:  it matters what order you put on your makeup in Second Life, just as it can in real life.  If you don’t do the process with consideration of this factor, some things that can enhance the look you’re seeking will get covered up beneath a later tattoo.  To demonstrate, here’s a few examples; but first, let’s set the control for our experiment.

This is me, bare-face and scrubbed before the virtual worlds, so to speak.  This is my familiar PXL Candy skin that I wear almost all the time.  It has a built-in eyeliner, but no lashes, and the lips are a good color already.  In my experience, it won’t matter what level of layer you place the lipstick out of your makeup case, unless it is part of an eyeshadow suite that does both eyes and lips at the same time.  There are some products out there that combine the two for a unified, consistent look.  You’ll need to take this into account.

Example 1

Here, I have put on a set of Amacci lashes first, then an eyeshadow tattoo over that.  Notice how the lashes are almost lost beneath the shadow, especially on the lid itself.  This is because the coloring of the shadow is, of course, sitting on top of the lashes, blotting them out.  So, let’s flip the order.

See now how much darker the lashes are; they have actual definition, while you’re still able to get the color of the shadow beneath.  This is a more natural look, as makeup looks in real life.

Example 2

Here is a more subtle example, which I should leave as an exercise for you to see the difference between the two shots; but I’m not that mean (grin).  This has three layers, not just two:  lashes, shadow and a liquid eyeliner glaze for added definition and color.  But here, again, the lashes are underneath the other layers, with the glaze next and the shadow on top of that.  The effect here is not so bad with this particular combination of products, but look toward the lashes in the center, and the colors at the inner creases of the lids, and then compare with the next picture.

Notice how the makeup is much clearer in this photo, where the makeup is done in the right order (shadow, glaze, lashes).  Again, the lashes are now consistently visible; and the glaze line is now defined across the entire lid, adding additional “pop” to the look, that effect we all so desperately seek in RL on the advice of professional makeup artists.

Don’t be afraid to experiment, of course; you may want a particular look for a particular event or photo session.  But in most normal situations, keep your shadow on the bottom and the lashes on top.  You may also need to consider other items you’re adding beyond that, up to the viewer limit of five layers in a particular attachment zone; for instance, a set of White~Widow brow tattoos should be just below the lashes and on top of the shadow and liners, unless you don’t want particular details to show up in your photos.  And the last point to remember:  tattoos are system layers, like skin and base clothes.  Your mileage may vary with your computer; but be prepared to do a lot of rebaking as you add layers, so that you can see what it looks like.  (The shortcut for rebaking, for those who don’t know or remember, is Ctrl-Alt-R.)

I Love Viewer 2 Makeup!

The Version 2 viewers have been controversial; but there is one definite hit with couturiers:  the new “tattoo” layer.  An ugly word for a layer that has so much versatility built into it.  I know, Emerald-heads; you’ve had additional attachment points for prims for a year or two.  But nobody in my experience supported them besides Emerald; I never got them to work; and, with Emerald now viewer non grata on the Grid, that option is fried.  Why not try something that is supported and tons better?  They give a Resident a flexibility in looks that skins aren’t able to, or are too expensive for most purchases.

For instance, in a story I’m writing for my own amusement, I have a space traveler visiting an alien world.  Bare Rose has an old costume called Space Agent, which I pulled on for this occasion:

I love golden skin; I guess I should have been a daughter of Auric Goldfinger.  And I love Hallowe’en, which gives me a chance to really dress up, at least in Second Life.  So I’ve combined the two here, at The Looking Glass.  But most gold skins I’ve found, except for Adam n Eve’s need makeup, and (with love and respect to Sachi Vixen) I think Adam n Eve’s is a little pale usually.  I want a richer coloration.  So here I’m wearing a skin from Wunderlichs, available in INSILICO SOUTH.  (You may remember my story series from earlier this year, which I shot in INSILICO.)  And now, to get some color onto my face.

The good thing about the tattoo layer is that you can combine elements together.  Just right click and select Add instead of Wear.  I believe you have a maximum of five or six items you can combine on the layer, at least in Kirstens S20 viewer, which should be enough for most needs.  It was sufficient here, with one left over before I hit 5.

The main complaint, as I noted, was lipstick.  On this, Adam n Eve have the right prescription.  Their skin was okay, but their new lipstick gives me a pop of crimson just where it counts.  (They have quite a number of shades, as well as eyeshadow, nail polish and a species of “body makeup” that tints the entire skin.)  After that, the eyes became the focus.  First comes eyeliner, which I obtained at Miamai; their LesMakeups 02 does the job here.  For shadow, Tattanooga has quite a collection of possibilities, and this Everyday 026 was my choice, since I was leaning toward purple and blue as my scheme above the gold skin.  The one thing I wasn’t satisfied with was the eyebrows on the skin, and trying a different bald cap than my normal didn’t darken them any.  The thing, then, was to cover them up.  Enter White~Widow, who have some very exotic possibilities I’d just acquired recently.  I selected Jellyfish, which completely concealed the brows and gave me an even more alien, exotic appearance.  (I did have lashes, but the bands around my Analog Dog Kathryn hair were on the same attachment point, and I didn’t try to do an add with them — which I think I could have done, actually.  I’ll have to check on that when I log back in, as I’m still in the costume.)

If there’s a Hallowe’en party sometime soon, I think I’m ready this year; don’t you?

I named almost everything already, but a few things weren’t mentioned, so:

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