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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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The Details:

Elementalist Costume and Some Amazing Hair!

A quick article, as I want to publish one more before I go on vacation. But it’s gotta be a big one, and this fits the bill….

While cruising the recent Crazy Ass Hair Hunt 2, I found this style at Griddie, and it wasn’t part of the hunt.  I dove for the vendor, and here I am in Alpha Point wearing it.  (Alpha Point is the companion region to Omega Point.  It’s still under construction, but the sim is open and many areas are usable.)

I chose to wear along with this a variation on a fantasy-female costume I saw recently on another blog, Elementalist by Deviance.  That version was in plain red; this one is called “Frost.”

A closeup (relatively speaking!) of the hairstyle.  Note how the upper arcs are supported on long tubes over my head; a lovely style for extreme coiffuristas!

And a closeup of my face, featuring the new no-alpha lashes from Miamai, along with their latest goodie — Viewer 2 eyeliner to accentuate the lids.  Not available for 1.23 or other non-2.x viewers, sadly.

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The details:

  • Hair: Griddie Bow (silver)
  • Costume: Deviance Elementalist (Frost)
  • Boots: Bax Coen Prestige Boots (silver)
  • Nails: Skin Within nail polish (Vixen)

Viewer 2 items:

  • Miamai Les Makeups eyeliner; Miamai No Alpha Lashes 19

Photographed in Alpha Point region (location 1, location 2)

I’m sorry I don’t have the SLurls to the stores at the moment, but I’ll attempt to solve that when I get back in August; so watch this space!

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