Collabor 88 and a note on lipsticks/lip-layers

Heya peeps!

So, Collabor 88 started into a new round and THIS time I bought quite a few things there. I was pretty happy with a lot of the items offered and there were THREE pairs of shoes available that fit to your SLINK feet. LOVE them. Yummy released this adorable necklace there and I truly think it is awesome. I am totally abusing Auxiliary’s dress for a role-play outfit, but it does fit, don’t you think?

Thank you, Skye Everidge, for reminding me of Paperbag’s existence. I needed a cardigan or something to cover my arms, and this fur bolero is just perfect. It is a template, but it has a lovely textur eimho and thus it is well worth its 100 Lindens.

Liquence is a new store for hair by Villena Swansen and I think the styles she has released are really well made and lovely. I only wish that this hair was a little less chunky around the tips of the strands. I’ve blogged Lassitude&Ennui’s overknee boots several times by now and I still think they are the best out there for role-play, only rivaled by Lightstar’s overknee boots. I am also growing fond of Insufferable Dastard’s mesh-eyes. They are very clear and offer both realistic and some otherworldy colours.

A note on lipstick-/lips-layers:

If you offer your lipsticks on layers, ESPECIALLY if you offer them at unrelated events and completely separate from your own skin, it would be very kind of you to actually make them wearable with other skins but your own. Ot at least MARK your items as not being wearable with other skins and thus being an addon for your own skins. If I wasn’t so lucky with my baseskin, I’d have wasted quite a few Lindens on unwearable lipsticks/lips that were sold at a random event with no hint whatsoever that those are NOT wearable with any other skins but your own.

This is very frustrating in general by the way. Unless you specifically announce on the advertisement that the lips are only wearable with your skins, please have mery with us customers and put the effort into getting RID of that stupid milkbeard/dirty beard that so many lipstick/lip layers provided by skincreators have? I feel slightly duped when paying 400+ Lindens only to find “Oh, these are no lipsticks/liplayers at all! These are lip-addons for their own skins!”

I know many people do not care or wouldn’t notice, but I do not want to look like this when I buy an item specifically sold separately from the skins:


You can clearly see the unpopular milkbeard around the lips. That, dear skincreators, is NOT a liplayer you should sell separately from your skin unless specifically advertised as an addon. As I said, I got lucky this time, but usually, it looks incredibly stupid and is unwearable. It is very frustrating to spend money on layers such as these. Same goes for brows or any other layer: Unless you mark them as an addon for your own skin, please do not sell them as ‘lipsticks’ or separate liplayers. If you DO mark it, all is good! People are aware then. ๐Ÿ˜€

Even from a marketing perspective it is not very wise.

Someone who does not want your skin in the first place, won’t buy it either just to be able to wear the lips. But instead, if those lips were offered as actual layers? You might gain actually a lot of customers who do not care much for your skins as a whole but want your lips! ๐Ÿ˜€

Thank you, Tricky Boucher and Shyla Diggs, for listening to my complaint a while ago and helping me out. Big kudos to you.

EDIT after Gogo’s comment: A LIST of skincreators who’s lips/liplayers you CAN buy with no problems as far as I have tested:

Lips: This layer adds not oly colour, but a completely different lip texture.
Lipstick: Your liptexture stays the same, but the layer adds some colour

Pink Fuel (all lips)
Rozena (all lips/lipsticks)
Izzie’s (lips)
Glance (Lana/Anais lips), though I recommend going a shade darker here!
The Sugar Garden (lipsticks/-gloss)
JM:Mai (lipsticks/-gloss)
Laqroki (newer skins, lipsticks)
Illusory (Paige lips)
Tuli (Zoe lips)
Iren (several lips)
Deetalez (lips)
Mynerva (lipsticks)
Essences (Endless Night lips)

Oh, and to all my haters: Thanks for the additional traffic. ๐Ÿ™‚ It is a great compliment actually.

Hair: Liquence (Villena Swansen, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Shape: selfmade, not for sale
Hands: Slink (Siddean Munro, Mesh!!)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard (Josh Figgis, Mesh!!)
Ears: Illusions (Siyu Suen, Mesh!!)
Horns: Auxiliary (Tyr Rozenblum, Mesh!! Gacha!!)
Lashes: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle, Mesh!! Gift!!)
Dress: Auxiliary (Tyr Rozenblum, Mesh!! NEW!! @ Collabor 88!!)
Bolero: Paperbag (Kex Blackheart, Mesh!!)
Undershirt: League (Nena Janus)
Skirt: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle, Mesh!! SALE!!)
Pants: Ison (Harry Hyx)
Boots: Lassitude & Ennui (Jackal Ennui, Mesh!!)
Belt: The Forge (Deccan Arida, Mesh!! NEW!! part of Daerwen Outfit)
Necklace: Yummy (Polyester Partridge, Mesh!! NEW!! @ Collabor 88!!)
Ring 1: Manna (Manna Yoshikawa)
Ring 2: MG (Maxi Gossamer, Mesh!!)
Collar-scarf: Drift (Kallisto Destiny, Mesh!!)
Armor: The Forge (Deccan Arida, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Bow: LR Weapons (Larion Rhode, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Blowdart: Ez Weaponry (Deccan Arida, Mesh!!)

Location: My Home. ๐Ÿ™‚



9 thoughts on “Collabor 88 and a note on lipsticks/lip-layers

  1. Well I’m just wondering why you dont complain about the ridicolous prices at Collabor88 now.
    Slightly before and now that Drinkenstein is gone its getting more worse. I know things may be underpriced then but they shouldnt name it Collabor88 then……destroys the old spirit of the event :/


  2. I think C88 prices now are okay, but the fact that some people rez their whole damn store there that bothers me.

    Also, I think you should mention the name of the lipstick brand with skin texture around it, so others don’t buy it mistakenly if they don’t wear said brand’s skin.

    1. Good point, however, since SO many do it, I will do it the other way round: I will list those that do NOT do it and give positive promotion. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. oye… see i never knew there was a difference… i just bought “lips on pics” and did not see that it was either add on or layers and all that…and when it looked really weird (Milkbeard) i just thought “ok look what stupid stuff u bought again, hmm…” thank you for enlighting me ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. I love Slink add on shoes too. I hope it’s some more funky or fetish designs coming up. After buying one set of peeptoes and one of summer wedges, I really have what I need of them. I wish Redgrave would make add-ons. Their shoes have that special something and the feet isn’t bad to match either. It’s just that Slink is so supereasy.
    I think Collabor 88 can defend prices of 488 for really big complicated items as builds. But simple tops, well 88L is really enough for them. My thoughts. I am not consistent… some times I splurge on expensive items and sometimes I think it’s not worth it.

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