I could do a whole, you know, meaningful deconstruction of layers and I could, like, discuss the many layers of being as a person is real and virtual all at once and how as you peel away the layers, you find these, like, strata of meaning and being. (Cuz you know, I haven’t spared you this tedious discourse before.)
Or I could just about how cool it is to pile layers of tattoos on in V2.4! Guess where I’m going…
First let me dispense with this sexy-as-heck dress from Eclectic Wingtips. A sexy wrap mini with three-quarter length sleeves, it serves its desired function of showing leg up to there without going all the way up “there.” To complete the long legged look, I am wearing some economical sandals from May Vayandar. The hud was a little primitive (in looks and function) but the sandals are sexy and do the job of making my legs that much longer. And critical analysis shows the toes are pretty cute—and that’s a big one for me. I topped this look with a wild and frowsy curly do from Mirja Mills that is coming out this weekend.
The bigger story here, however, is my skin from Maximillion Grant. I blogged about his skins about a year ago when he came out with a great service on the web that allowed a customer to predesign their own skin, choosing a variety of facial features what would add up to a unique skin. I really liked the idea, though I was almost overwhelmed by choice.
Maximillion has taken advantage of the new tattoo layers to bring this versatility in world. With his newest skin, Babydoll, he has released a set of tattoo layers—eyebrows, eyeliners, lips, glosses, blushes, and facial features—which can overlay the skin to enhance it. I logged into V2.4 so I could pile on the layers. This is a skin for the woman who likes playing with makeup.
The first essential feature for me was changing my eyebrows, and let me warn you that when you are wearing the skins, you need to wear the “no brow” skin or the eyebrows won’t cover the base eyebrows. (I foolishly messed around with this with the demos standing in the store for 20 minutes before asking Polly Pavlova, Maximillion’s partner, what I was doing wrong and she patiently explained to me… duh.) Then I tried on all the different lipsticks, popped on a beauty mark (and removed it), and slapped on all the versions of eyeliner, one after the other. Frankly, the time it took to rez was less than it would be to do this in real life at a makeup counter and I didn’t have to wipe my face with oily makeup remover each time. One last note: remember to use “add,” not “wear” in V2.4 to get a correct overlay; with “wear” it will replace a layer. And remember to remove one before putting another on top—unless you like that sort of thing.
What if you are not using V2.4? Well there is a great solution—go back to Maximllion’s website and choose all the features you want minus one. For example, if you know there is one eyebrow in the set you will always like, order your custom skin with that eyebrow style—one less layer to contend with. Maximillion has made the makeup layers to work over all LOGO and Infinity Skins.
The skin itself has beautiful features—Maximillion has been making skins in SL for a long time and knows his stuff. His eyes are beautifully detailed; the lips are luscious (and you can opt out of the pout if you want), and the nose is nicely defined without being too thin. None of the features are over-exaggerated or so set that they require a specific shape to wear them. This skin is a definite win.
Now I have a bag full of make-up. Yay!
Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ANGIE * /brown by Mirja Mills for EMO-tions *
Skin: LOGO Babydoll Amber – L08 – Brows Style 2 Dk Brown with
LOGO Babydoll Amber – L08 – Brows Style 2 Dk Brown and
LOGO Babydoll – L03 – Upper Liner and
LOGO Babydoll Amber – L01 – Lips – Brandy (Pouty) by Maximillion Grant for LOGO *
Dress: e! Zahra Dress (Chocolate) by Eclectic Wingtips for E! Eclectic Apparel and Accessories *
Jewelry: *League* Zahavi Jewellery Set by Nena Janus for *League*
Shoes: >:TARA:<ExTreme High Heels Cat Rebel Brown by May Vayandar for Tara