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LipGloss Overlays for Everyone

by CatherineTCJD Posted 13th Apr 2011 at 2:06 AM - Updated 15th Jun 2014 at 5:02 PM by CatherineTCJD : Add a link
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PLEASE NOTE: I have Aquilegia's basegame default lipsticks in my game - I've used them for so long, I forgot I had them! They are SOOOO MUCH nicer than the Maxis lips. So, when you see the 'before' pictures below and they're labeled 'basegame' - it really means these basegame defaults. The before and after effect is shown accurately on the models.

Just like my Wallpaper Overlays - these are meant to go over your current favorite lipsticks. They work on ALL lips - female, male, children-to-elder, light, medium, tan, dark, alien, witch, zombie (...whatever!) matte, creamy, shiny, or bare. They also work well together - layer the glosses for an even shinier shine, or use a gloss with the Natural Overlay for definition and a bit of shine.

There are five different styles of Overlay: three Gloss variations, a Creamy (not quite matte) "Un-Glossifier," and a Natural Lip Overlay - which adds definition to both lips and mouth. All five styles have been carefully shaded to enhance upper lip "cleavage" and lower lip "pout" - without resorting to Botox. LOL!

VVV Eileen, my fiery red-head teen, is wearing Aquilegia's basegame default bright pink matte lipstick with my Sweet Gloss #3.



VVV Margaux, the exquisite dark beauty pictured below, is wearing The Lipstick that started this whole project for me: Curious B's Indus Matte Lipstick in Red - with both my Natural Lip Overlay and Diva Gloss #2.



VVV Uzuri (who's lineage hails from Quadrant M17, Sector 9) demonstrates Sultry Gloss #1 over Aquilegia's basegame default matte purple/black lipstick.




More 'Before & After' headshots are below. Please click on the thumbnails to view the full sized pictures - and see the difference these Overlays make! Remember, you can choose and mix your own combinations WITH your current lipsticks. Sweet!

NB: I'm not entirely happy with the Creamy Overlay yet - but I'm tired of futzing with it. I was trying to get an actual matte overlay. One that would take just about any glossy lipstick you could throw at it - tame it down a bit (without darkening the color - yeah, that's the catch there) and make it look more matte. The best I could come up with so far is this Creamy Overlay. On many of the glossier glosses it does... nothing. But, for some it works pretty well. Try it. If it works for you, keep it. If not, toss it. You won't hurt my feelings in the least. If anyone has an idea for how to accomplish a true matte overlay - please tell me (or make it yourself and tell me where I can download it!)

In the headshots below you will see:
Enrique wearing only my Natural Lip Overlay. Well, that and his clothes...

Little Lisbeth, the "ever-so-charming" - who's mother is NOT ... (She insisted on full eye make-up, professionally applied none-the-less, even though this photo-shoot was just for lips!) *sigh* Lisbeth wears my Diva Gloss #2 over Aquilegia's basegame default two-tone matte lipcolor.

And, then there's Fred. Poor Fred. He got roped into doing this photo shoot by his sister, Lisbeth's mother. Fred desperately wanted to live long enough to play with his grandchildren; he didn't. Now that his first grand-baby is on the way, he's afraid he'll scare the little tyke - so he wants a nice, flattering picture of himself to send when the baby arrives. He thought this photoshoot might do the trick. You should've heard the commotion when the make-up lady declared, "A cheery peach color will liven-up that ol' complexion of yours!" - said while brandishing the tube of Bruno's Sucre de Peche lip-gloss in front of poor Fred's mouth. I was able to calm him down enough to finish the shoot by explaining that he was demonstrating the Un-Glossifier Creamy Overlay. (I didn't have the heart to tell him it didn't quite un-gloss as well as I'd hoped...)



Make-Up & Wardrobe provided by EAxis unless otherwise noted below...

Lisbeth:
Skin = Freckles/Pale Oepu recolor by Goldbeere
Lips = basegame defaults by Aquilegia (at GOS) - get 'em HERE
Eyes = Eye Love - Hazel by Yumedust
Eyeshadow = PrettyWreck - Jalokastepisara by Bruno

Eileen:
Skin = Barbie 07 - color 1 by Oepu
Lips = basegame defaults by Aquilegia (at GOS) - get 'em HERE
Hair = XMS recolor by Lidiqnata
Clothes = Babydoll top by CatOfEvilGenius

Enrique:
Skin = Idolatry of Flesh - Medium by HP
Hair = Maxis M&G retexture by Almighty Hat
Eyes = Blasphemy Eyes Default - Brown by HP

Margaux:
Skin = Idolatry of Flesh - Dark by HP
Lips = Indus - Red by Curious B
Hair = ThinBraidsPonytail by Nouk
Eyes = Adoring Eyes by DragonMandy
Brows = Thin Natural - Steel by Alkaloid
Eyeshadow = Bruno's Eyelights in Twilight - Defaulted by Me
Liner = LaFeme 03 by DragonMandy
Earrings = Silver Hoops by Alkaloid
Clothes = Free by VitaSims

Uzuri:
Skin = Sparkle & Shine by Astiees
Lips = basegame defaults by Aquilegia (at GOS) - get 'em HERE
Hair = Fingerwaves - purple by TLMeyn
Eyes = Axiom Eyes by TimeSynth Azrael
Lashes = Asian #4 by Bruno
Clothes = basegame default edit by me! Not published yet...

Fred:
Skin = Navetsea's F-IN Evolution - Zombie defaults
Lips = Sucre de Peche Melba Gloss by Bruno
Hair = EA Store: Long in Front Pooklet'd by AlmightyHat
Eyes = Starry Eyes - Day of the Dead by Bruno
Eyeshadow = Bruno's Eyelights in Twilight - Defaulted by Me
Eyebags = By me - as yet, unpublished...
Brows = Dec. Set #65 in Pooklet's Shrapnel by Trapping
Wrinkles = Another IDK - anybody know???
Blush = Bits'N Bobs Cheek Hollow by MistyBlue4
Moustache = Facial Hair by Alkaloid


WHEW! I think that's everything!
Everything pictured is used with permission as stated in their respective TOU's - THANK YOU!!!

"Thankses" are always appreciated! You know where the button is...*wink, wink - nudge, nudge!*


ETA Check out this Create-A-Lip Set by Sourpussy to make your lip catalog even moar versatile


Additional Credits:
HP for her wonderfully instructive tutorials.
Alfred Askew for demonstrating the 'how' of layerable lips; and giving permission to use her textures. See her post here.
Bruno for lip shapes and gloss texture ideas that I used as a basis for my scribbles. Used with permission as per his TOU.
Aquilegia for beautiful Maxis Matching basegame default lips.
CuriousB for beautiful inspiring matte lipsticks!
MTS2 for a pixel home.
And, of course, SimPE.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Lips_GNaturalOverlay-CatherineTCJD.rar 24.7 KB 1,068 13th Apr 2011
Lips_Gloss1Sultry-CatherineTCJD.rar 42.2 KB 939 13th Apr 2011
Lips_Gloss2Diva-CatherineTCJD.rar 40.6 KB 920 13th Apr 2011
Lips_Gloss3Sweet-CatherineTCJD.rar 43.8 KB 930 13th Apr 2011
Lips_Gloss4Creamy-CatherineTCJD.rar 25.5 KB 855 13th Apr 2011
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

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4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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