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beauty by alaskametro<3 makeup and other creators’ skins: the best fits from Skin Fair 2014 (Part 2)

In Part One, I explained that I searched Skin Fair 2014 specifically to find skins that looked great with the beauty by alaskametro<3 makeup. I found skins by Apple May Designs, JOLI, Fashionably Dead and League that were beautiful, unique, and worked with even the alaskametro<3 lipstick. But there’s even more out there that’ll work with my makeup!

Tuli

Tuli Second Life skins with alaskametro makeup

 

Tuli is a skin brand that’s been around for a long time, and is known for impeccable quality. Tuli’s lovely “Helena” skin (shown here in Petal) comes with a few eyebrow colour options and can be easily covered up with my tattoo layers. Also, alaskametro<3 lipsticks are almost a perfect match!

On all:
Tuli Helena skin in Petal (light eyebrows, 01) (Landmark, Marketplace)
beauty by alaskametro<3 eyebrow coverup (Marketplace)
beauty by alaskametro<3 brow 1 in “Honey” (Marketplace)

Look 1:
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Fall 2010 04″ makeup (Marketplace)
Curio “In Space” hair (Landmark)

Look 2:
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Rose” lipstain (Marketplace)
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Matte Smoke” eyeshadow in Lush (Marketplace)
Maitreya “Amber” hair (Landmark)

Look 3:
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Fall 2010 05″ makeup (Marketplace)
Maitreya “Alex II” hair (Landmark)

 

Tokyo Girl

Tokyo Girl Second Life skins with alaskametro makeup

 

The Tokyo Girl skins have a really pretty face and I loved the subtle little freckles on these skins. TG’s “Hestia” works with the alaskametro<3 makeup lip shape, and I was able to easily change the eyebrows with the coverup layer.

On all:
Tokyo Girl “Hestia” in Sunkissed (Landmark)
beauty by alaskametro<3 eyebrow coverup (Marketplace)
beauty by alaskametro<3 brow 1 in “Raven” (Marketplace)

Look 1:
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Estee” lipgloss (gatcha gift, Landmark)
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Creme Duo” eyeshadow in Peacock (Marketplace)
Lelutka “Charlize” hair (Landmark, Marketplace)

Look 2:
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Vintage Glam 03″ makeup (Marketplace)
Maitreya “Malou” hair (Landmark)

Look 3:
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Spring 2011 02″ makeup (Marketplace)
Mirone “Irina” hair (item no longer available)

 

TheSkinnery

Skinnery Second Life skins with alaskametro makeup

 

TheSkinnery’s “Zoey” skin (I picked up the rich & creamy “Toffee” tone) is a great match for all alaskametro<3 makeups… and the skin includes a brow-less version so you can layer eyebrows to match any hair colour.

On all:
TheSkinnery “Zoey” skin in Toffee Bare Face (Landmark)
beauty by alaskametro<3 brow 4 in “Midnight” (Marketplace)

Look 1:
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Creme Duo” eyeshadow in Gold Dust (Marketplace)
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Betty” lipgloss (gatcha gift, Landmark)
Truth “Candy” hair (Landmark, Marketplace)

Look 2:
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Extreme Wing” eyeshadow in Electric (Marketplace)
beauty by alaskametro<3 lipstain in Cerise (Marketplace)
Truth “Harley” hair (Landmark, Marketplace)

Look 3:
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Fresh 01″ makeup (Marketplace)
Lelutka “Keiko” hair (Landmark, Marketplace)

 

Choosing a skin for makeup & layering

If you plan to wear makeup and other tattoo layer accessories with your skin, here’s some things to keep in mind while shopping:

  • Choose a skin that’s as makeup-free as possible. You can often purchase a single option from a skin creator that’s natural or bare, then layer on many different looks. This is more affordable than collecting complete skins in a variety of makeups.
  • Choose an eyebrow-less skin when possible. Most of us change our hair colour often, and you can add on eyebrows to match any shade if you’re starting with a blank slate.
  • Try demos of everything. In addition to your skin demos, try makeup demos from a variety of creators to see what fits and what doesn’t. There are many eye, cheek and lip shapes out there, so don’t expect everything to fit no matter what!
  • Have fun and play around. Layer things from different creators, try combinations to see what works! Beauty and style isn’t about following rules, it’s about expressing yourself!

 

 

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beauty by alaskametro<3 makeup and other creators’ skins: the best fits from Skin Fair 2014 (Part 1)

I managed to make it down to Skin Fair 2014 before it closed on March 31, 2014. There were 3 sims full of skins, makeup, and beauty accessory goodies! As I sampled demos, I was pondering: I knew my makeup line fits alaskametro<3 skins perfectly, but what about other creators’?

As I discovered, almost all the alaskametro<3 brows work with other skins (sometimes with the coverup layer and some patience with the tinting panel in Appearance Mode.) Eyeshadows generally worked well too. However, beauty by alaskametro<3 lipsticks often didn’t match the mouth line – not surprising, since every skin is different.

I did find some great makeup fits on some beautiful skins. Layering makeup lets you customize your appearance even more, and breathes new life into your favourite skin. It’s also more affordable than buying brand new skins for each makeup look!

Apple May Designs

Apple May Designs - Second Life skins with alaskametro makeup

I love the creamy, soft look of these skins. AMD’s “Suki” skin (shown here in Deep Tan) looks great with alaskametro<3 makeup, and the lips fit pretty close to perfect.

On all:
Apple May Designs – “Suki” Deep Tan A (Landmark)
beauty by alaskametro<3 eyebrow coverup (Marketplace)
beauty by alaskametro<3 brow 1 in “Auburn” (Marketplace)

Look 1:
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Earth 02″ makeup (Marketplace)
Truth “Kadence” hair (Landmark)

Look 2:
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Rosea” lipgloss (gatcha gift, Landmark)
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Matte Smoke” eyeshadow in Charcoal (Marketplace)
Truth “Kerri” hair (Landmark, Marketplace)

Look 3:
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Creme Duo” eyeshadow in Storm (Marketplace)
beauty by alaskametro<3 lipstain in Classic Red (Marketplace)
[elikatira] “Again” hair (Landmark)

 

JOLI

JOLI Second Life skins featuring alaskametro<3 makeup

JOLI’s “Lucie” skin features a fresh, beautifully youthful face. I love how innocent and delicate my avatar seems with this skin. I couldn’t make the eyebrow coverup work, but “Lucie” comes with brows in 4 shades to match your haircolour. alaskametro<3 makeup works quite well on this skin.

On all:
JOLI “Lucie” skin in Bronze – Bare (Landmark)

Look 1:
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Creme” lipstick in Nude (Marketplace)
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Matte Smoke” eyeshadow in Charcoal (Marketplace)
Maitreya “Lotus” hair (Landmark)

Look 2:
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Matte 02″ makeup (Marketplace)
Truth “Teddy” hair (Landmark, Marketplace)

Look 3:
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Extreme Wing” eyeliner in Cyanide (Marketplace)
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Matte Dark” lipstick in Swoon (Marketplace)
Lelutka “Hera 2″ hair (Landmark, Marketplace)

 

Fashionably Dead

Fashionably Dead Second Life skins with alaskametro<3 makeup

 

I was thrilled to see that Toast Bard is still active in Second Life. She’s been creating hand-drawn skins for almost a decade now. Fashionably Dead (I’m wearing 02) skins are shaded by digital hand painting; when wearing them, I feel like I’m a work of Renaissance art! The lips almost match up with alaskametro<3 makeup, and I was able to make the brow coverup work easily with this skin.

On all:
(fd) Skin 02 (Landmark)
beauty by alaskametro<3 eyebrow coverup (Marketplace)
beauty by alaskametro<3 brow 2 in “Honey” (Marketplace)

Look 1:
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Fall 2010 02″ makeup (Marketplace)
Lelutka “Rykiel” hair (Marketplace, Landmark)

Look 2:
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Spring 2011 08″ makeup (Marketplace)
LH “Rabi” hair (Item no longer available)

Look 3:
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Creme Duo” eyeliner in Nightlife (Marketplace)
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Creme” lipstick in Coral (Marketplace)
LAMB “Falling” hair (Marketplace, Landmark)

 

League

League Second Life skins with alaskametro<3 makeup

 

I’d already been tipped off by a savvy shopping that League skins looked great with my makeup, so I was keen to try for myself. This is League’s “Erin” in Pale Natural, and this skin comes in a no-brow version which makes adding the alaskametro<3 brows a snap! Not only is the skin beautiful and well made, it also lines up nicely with alaskametro<3 lipstick.

On all:
League “Erin” Pale Natural skin (Landmark)
beauty by alaskametro<3 brow 1 in “Chestnut” (Marketplace)

Look 1:
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Fall 2010 01″ makeup (Marketplace)
Maitreya “Malou” hair (Landmark)

Look 2:
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Vintage Glam 01″ makeup (Marketplace)
fri. Neva 2 hair (Landmark)

Look 3:
beauty by alaskametro<3 “Matte Smoke” eyeshadow in Surplus (Marketplace)
beauty by alaskametro<3 lipgloss in Blush (Marketplace)
[elikatira] “Wish” hair (Landmark)

In Part Two, I’ll show you some great looks with alaskametro<3 products and skins by Tuli, The Skinnery, and Tokyo Girl. I’ll also share some tips for how to buy a base skin if you intend to layer other products on top. <3

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Tutorial: How to select poses for fashion photography in Second Life

[Reposted from http://slfashiontutorials.com/tutorial-how-to-select-poses-for-fashion-photography-in-second-life]

Having the right pose makes a world of difference to your Second Life fashion photography. Poses that make the avatar look awkward (or worse, broken) can ruin an otherwise great photograph!

In So You Wanna Be A Virtual Supermodel, I dedicated an entire chapter to poses, and talked about different types (animated, ease in/out, static) and what to look for when purchasing them.

When I select poses for a fashion shoot, movement isn’t important (after all, it’s a still photograph!) However, the camera is less forgiving, and any problems with the pose will be all the more noticeable in the final photo… (Read the rest of this tutorial here)

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Sutra ombre patent leather stilettos! (Get a pair FREE by signing up for the mailing list)

alaskametro Sutra ombre patent leather high heel

 

“Sutra” patent leather stilettos feature a dip-dyed ombre effect and come in 6 variations: Mojito, Lagoon, Sky, Sunset, Cloud and Driftwood. They’re now available on the Marketplace for L$10/pair!

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You can also get an exclusive version for FREE by signing up for the mailing list before Wednesday February 26th. “Midnight” is a dark charcoal grey tone with black ombre.

Exclusive version of Sutra ombre shoes in midnight black

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Happy Belated Heart Day! I have a gift for you.

V-Day exclusive lingerie from alaskametro

“V-Day” mailing list gift lingerie, from left to right: red, purple, pink, teal.

 

Over the years, I’ve made a lot of stuff! Some of it is okay, some I’m embarrassed by today, some of it is still cute and wearable ages later. I’m slowly adding my old stock back into the Marketplace as dollarbies. As I was searching my inventory I found the “V-Day” lingerie set I made back in the late 2000s as a Second Style Island Valentine’s promotion.

This Valentine’s Day, you could grab the lingerie for L$1 on the Marketplace; I’ve since taken the promotion down. You can still get this cute lacy bra and panties set for FREE if you sign up for the mailing list before midnight tonight (Feb. 16) SLT.

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Did you miss the cutoff? I’ll be sending other gifts in the future!

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