The tantalizing idea of tattoo layers was one of the main reasons I finally made the switch to SL Viewer 2.0. I’m not exactly a makeup fanatic in SL. I prefer natural looks, with minimal makeup. What I am fanatic about, though, is freckles. I have often wished for more freckle options from skin creators. The idea that I could add freckles to any skin at all definitely had me excited!

I have spent the majority of my increasingly rare time in SL recently trying to relearn navigation in Viewer 2.0. I have also been test driving a skin from Mynerva (SLURL) that I bought in September. This skin was made not only with the tattoo layer options in mind, but also convienently fuels my “perfect freckle” desire.

Makeup Anatomy

Pictured above, in the first row, is a deconstructed view of the Mynerva “Plain Jane” skin, with added makeup and lashes shown in the second row.

I began with the Plain Jane skin from Mynerva. This skin comes with multiple options, including the “no brows” version with eyeliner seen here. After choosing the base skin in Butterscotch, I added eyebrows on a tattoo layer. The eyebrows are also from Mynerva – Style 2 in Red Light. Another tattoo layer was added, this time the Mynerva “Hundreds and Thousands” freckles. Again, everything from Mynerva comes with a lot of choices. I believe the light tone would have been the choice for my skin tone, but I wanted darker freckles and chose the mid tone version instead.

I am still exploring my options in terms of makeup layers at the moment, but, for this look, I used the free “Fall 2008” makeup from alaskametro (SLURL). This makeup includes eyeliner, eyeshadow, and light lipstick on one layer. At this point, I could have also added a lash layer, but I still prefer prim lashes – the Natural lashes from Laqroki (SLURL) are my favorite.

I have also been looking for tattoo layer makeup on the SL Marketplace this weekend, and these are some of my finds:

Makeup Demos - Bounce and Launa Fauna

Makeup Demos - MiaSnow

Makeup Demos - PixelDolls

SL Marketplace Links:
L. Fauna

So far, I have chosen to demo brands that I am familiar with, but I am always open to suggestions!


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Wearing (Candy Flanagan):
Skin: Curio
Eyes: Dernier Cri
Shoulder Pads, Neck Wrap, and Glove: MekaNoiZe Labs (No longer available; store closed.)
Wings: Renari
Bodysuit: PixelDolls
Glowing Panels: Paradisis
Shoes: SLink

Pose: Glanz

I joined Second Life at the end of February of 2007. Two months later, I joined Flickr and my blog followed soon after. I didn’t come to SL for fashion blogging, but it’s certainly one of the reasons I stuck around! Shopping and photography are my main hobbies in SL and I’ve learned so much doing both. I love exploring the Grid and am constantly amazed by what fellow Residents come up with.

2007 brought sculpties to SL and many designers won me over with their use of them, both old favorites and new discoveries. I moved on from Empyrean Emporium (now Curio), becoming obsessed with one skin maker after another, but Insolence stood out. Armidi burst onto the scene late in the year and I completely abandoned Naughty Designs hair for their work. The jack-of-all-trades RaC ( now known as Laqroki) caught my attention with their silky hair textures, even though I thought their skins were overpriced. I discovered the joy that is Japanese mall sims, snapping up as many bargains as I could get my hands on. In short, I shopped ’til I dropped and loved every minute of it.

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From left to right: The first outfit is probably my all-time favorite. If I don’t know what else to wear, I dig out the folder labeled “Snuggly Black & Purple” and, voila, instant comfort and style. The outfit centers around clothing from Savvy? and Shop Seu, with accessories from Armidi, Illusions, Persenickety, PixelDolls, and Vertically Challenged. Savvy? shows up again in the next outfit, as well as Artilleri, Boing Fromage, Shiny Things, and Tres Blah. The bohemian look works well with clothing from Cubic Effect, Etch’D tattoos, shoes from G Field, and jewelry from Bare Rose and Shiny Things. The infamous Armidi supplied the jeans for the last look, and there’s also a tee from Gritty Kitty, shoes from Sculpties Up In Here, a Yummy bag, and an animated camera from LustyFen.

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In the summer of 2007, I met Siyu Suen, the mastermind behind Illusions (SLURL). It all started with a request for a custom mask and ended in a lasting friendship. I also began greeting at Illusions and I really couldn’t ask for a better job. It’s a gorgeous environment, the customers are amazing, and just look what I get to wear to work!

From left to right: The angel is decked out in Dark Eden gear, and wings from Illusions. The centaur has faun legs from Titania’s Court, armor from Random Inspirations, and a mask from Illusions. My Harlequin outfit features pieces from Illusions, clothing from LF, and a Nomine skin. I snuck in the last avatar (or I got inattentive sorting through so many snapshots!), it’s a modified Catty avatar from Sense with Etch’D tattoos – I could certainly wear it to work with one of Siyu’s cat masks, though!

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Location: Mongo World Domination Outpost 9 (SLURL)

Hair: Kin
Skin: Chai
Eyes: Simtropia
Tattoos: Etch’d
Jewelry and Ears: Illusions
Bodysuit: Pixel Dolls

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Location: Straylight (SLURL)

Thalia hair: Goldilocks.
Frecklexplosion skins: Me!
Dresses and wings: Fancy Fairy.

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Ginza hair: Armidi.
Frecklexplosion skin: Me!
Bauble necklace and Bauble II earrings: Miriel.
Olde World Fairy corset: Fancy Fairy.
Luxe Jeans: PixelDolls.
Vidalia Pumps: Armidi.

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Hair: Abigail from Armidi.
Eyes: Sam’s Special Custom Eyes from Callie Cline.
Skin: Merry Jingly in snowflake from Nomine.
Coat and Hat: Snowflake Coat from Illusions.
Tights: White Star Capris 2 from <3 Cupcakes.
Shoes: Basic Boots from PixelDolls.
Poses: Reel Expressions.

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Hair: Ice Cream Melting Mellow from SugarCube.
Eyes: Natural eyes from Simtropia.
Skin: Natural Beauty from Blowpop.
Dress: Lana red from Tuli.
Necklace: Cally Lily Necklace from Calla.
Bracelet: Les Animaux Vintage Souvenir Charm Bracelet from Argyle.
Shoes: Double-Take Boots from PixelDolls.
Poses: Reel Expressions.

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Hair: Sultana from Tekeli-li.
Eyes: Natural eyes from Simtropia.
Skin: Ash from Empyrean Emporium.
Jewelry: Holly Jewelry Set from Illusions.
Outfit and Wings: Candy Cane Fairy from Fancy Fairy.
Skates: Icicles Audios from Moopf.

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Hair: Abigail from Armidi.
Eyes: Natural eyes from Simtropia.
Skin: Sierra from Cake.
Necklace: Wings from Illusions.
Top: Hummingbird from from PixelDolls.
Skirt: Pleated Skirt from First Impressions.
Shoes: Desert Boots from PixelDolls.

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Hair: Abigail from Armidi.
Eyes: Natural eyes from Simtropia.
Skin: Sierra from Cake.
Coat: Coque Feather Coat from Illusions.
Shoes: Scrolls Boots from PixelDolls.

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Hair: Abigail from Armidi.
Eyes: Natural eyes from Simtropia.
Skin: Sierra from Cake.
Necklace and Outfit: Emotional Warfare from PixelDolls.
Shoes: Stompi boots from Adam ‘n Eve.

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Hair: Scarlett from Armidi.
Eyes: Natural eyes from Simtropia.
Skin: Le0 from Another Shop. Freebie!
Lingerie: Deanna from artilleri. Freebie!
Belt and Shoes: Au Di Leather Belt and Oxford Leather Ankle Boots from Armidi.