Pink Fuel – Mori | Morgana
What do you think of when an item is called system (ex: system skin, system shoes)? In Second Life fashion terms, it can mean basic and dated. I have noticed that some skin brands have decided to call non-mesh head skins classic skins instead of system skins. This is a brilliant way to distinguish between mesh and non-mesh, without saying one type is better than the other. Classic is good, desirable, and timeless. I like that some brands still offer classic skins alongside skin appliers.
Pink Fuel just released two new classic skins called Mori and Morgana. Mori is an entirely new face, and Morgana is a classic skin release of the previously released Morgana mesh head appliers. I like Morgana on my shape, cos I can tweak it my way and make the face work for me.
Both skins comes with eyeshadows, lipsticks, blush, freckles, additional button nose, and a separate HUD with appliers for mesh mouths. I haven’t found a mesh mouth that I like, but this is a wonderful addition for people who use them in photos.
Do you still wear classic skins? Even though I wear mesh heads a lot cos they’re shiny and new, I like to keep my classic avatar updated with all the latest items since I know that it’s uniquely me.
What I’m Wearing:
Pink Fuel – Mori | Morgana skins (Peach)
Truth Hair – Oriana 2
The Secret Store – Olivia Lacey Blouse (Pure)
If you don’t fall in love with a mesh head right away, keep trying it with NEW skins. Today I am revisiting the LeLutka Stella face and pairing it with the Cerise skin from Lara Hurley Skin. I tried this skin on with all the LeLutka mesh heads, and found that it looks best on Stella and Karin. The lips fit best on these two faces, and they don’t stretch or warp.
Recently I previewed the upcoming skin fair, and found so many skin appliers. There’s truly something for everyone! I want to expand beyond my favorites to find new favorites, but I won’t compromise my taste. I like youthful skins with smooth and bright skin tones and subtle makeups. The Cerise skin from Lara Hurley is truly beautiful and inexpensive for the options that are available (brows, lips, eyes). I wish that the skin offered a true ‘bare’ face though, cos with the closed-eyes option on LeLutka Mesh Heads, the eyeliner stretches a lot and it looks messy. *hint* Please make a no-makeup eyes option.
LeLutka / Lara Hurley Skin HUDs
Today I am at the beautiful Everlong sim! I coveted this Fawn Friend from MishMish but didn’t want to play the gacha machine. I’m just unlucky in gacha, but Sasy is not! She won this fawn for me, and I’m super grateful! <3
What I’m Wearing:
LeLutka Mesh Head – Stella
Lara Hurley Skin – Cerise (Pale)
Truth Hair – Roux
LODE – Head Accessory (Violets) Original
The Secret Store – Maggie Silky Dress (Rose)
The Secret Store – Boudoir Slippers (Rose)
MishMish – Fawn Friend
I finally got around to trying on the Doll v2 update from Pink Fuel! This update is free if you already have the regular Doll skin, just go to the store and click on the re-delivery terminal. I am most excited about the new LOGO mesh head applier! It’ll work on all current LOGO mesh heads, but my favorite is the Alex mesh head (worn here).
The pastel brows are perfect for Spring/Kawaii styles!
What I’m Wearing:
Pink Fuel – Doll v2 (Crystal) Omega/LOGO Head Applier
Exile – Wink
Teefy – Zoey Bodysuit (White)
eefy – Zoey Bodysuit Bra (White)
If you’re like me, you don’t want your SL too perfect. A slight feeling of quirkyness to your online experience is more your style.
So what do you get the girl who wants her virtual world a bit artsy and hand-drawn? Why, the new Gemini skin from [ a.e.meth ], of course!
The Gemini skin set from [ a.e.meth ] comes with four system skin shades, PLUS an Omega applier hud. All Omega-friendly heads and bodies will be able to wear this skin.
Please try the demo before buying! You can purchase the full package here or at the mainstore for 250L.
A note: The Gemini skin [edit: we tested it on Catwa and it LOOKS GREAT]. It looks amazing on Lelutka but I haven’t received their dev kit yet (they’re slow to distribute and god knows if I’ll even get picked) It favors Logo heads and looks good on Slink.
I will begin porting this skin to the Kemono bodies next. If you wear another mesh head and want me to try and make an applier for that, please let me know in the comments!
Lipsticks and makeup coming up for all heads now. Thanks!
Did you know that mesh heads have been around for three years? I blogged about the first LOGO Infinity Chloe mesh head back in November 2012. I’m not surprised that they’ve been around for this long, yet residents were slow to embrace mesh heads due to a number of factors. Prior to the introduction of mesh bodies, appliers for skin were only available for individual body parts. The mesh heads that were available, did not offer kits for skin designers to create appliers, so it lacked mass appeal. With the availability of skin appliers, I started seeing more residents embrace them and the coverage for all things mesh body and mesh heads expanded.
I embrace mesh heads from brands that delivered pretty faces, yet I find myself always going back to my default SL face. I was able to make the mesh heads ‘me’ but the novelty wore off once I felt that my avatar and photos were indistinguishable from dozens of others in SL. The latest LOGO Alex v3.0 update delivers so much customization (OMEGA tattoo makeups!), that I feel will benefit mesh heads wearers and help set these doll faces apart. You should read about all the new updates, there are too many new awesome features to mention.
I predict that within a year or two, there will be so many mesh heads (and skin appliers) that it will be impossible to tell that someone is wearing a mesh head, or which brand it came from. For me, the thing that will put one mesh head above another is the efficient scripting and beautiful expressive emotions. My favorite head is from LOGO, due to the dozens of different combinations of expressions that I can create by mixing and matching the eyes and mouth. Other mesh heads have nice features too, but for me, LOGO is definitely the most fun to wear.
For this review, I am wearing the Aria skin applier by Lara Hurley. I haven’t worn Lara skins in a very long time, but mesh heads have definitely gotten me to try brands that I don’t normally wear. I’ve observed that with the recent interest in mesh heads, lots of older skin brands have seen a revived interest in their skins.
For some reason, I wrote a novel today, so let’s end this post with a question that I have for you guys. Do you have a favorite mesh head and skin combination? Let me know in the comments and I will check it out! 🙂
What I’m Wearing:
LOGO Alex v3 (mesh head)
Lara Hurley – Aria (Pale) skin applier
Truth Hair – Amoret
Tres Blah – Cropped Sweatshirt (White)