Thursday is Skin Day! #1
Yup I have decided that Thursdays I will show case some skins. Will I do it every Thursday? Not sure yet but it will be fairly regularly! I have not totally decided on the format of these posts yet so they may change over time. I am not sure yet if i will move to a fully nude depiction of them yet I might later on but I do not feel that that is fully necessary. Oh and I bought this skin myself this is not a sponsored endorsement!
For the first feature I have chosen a skin that I like quite a bit. It is the Kensi skin in the Almond variant by alterego.
I bought this skin a while ago and have been using it quite a bit in past blog posts. It also comes with a variety of options right out of the box.
- The skin comes in blushed (seen in the pictures) and natural.
- You get two brow colors, one is brown the other black and a no brow version if you would prefer to wear your own brows.
- They come in in a no bits, no nips and no vag option as well as everything included. (system layers)
- Appliers for Sweet Lips, Loud Mouth and Nyam Nyam are included your purchase.
You can buy appliers for mesh bodies and mesh body parts at their store. They cover the big names such as Slink, TMP (body), Maitreya and Belleza as well as the most popular butts and boobs. They are already up to date on the recent Belleza update as well! They have recently started supporting the Chloe head from Genesis Lab and I read they are currently waiting to get started on Lelutka. So that is exciting.
Alterego carries a variety of skin tones all the way from ghostly pale to rich and dark. It always pays off to check out their store they put out special editions and extra skin tones for some of their skins every so often, and well the store is just plain fun to be in.
Now I wear mesh bodies, hand/feet a whole lot and mesh lips too. So for me it is pretty important how well the skin blends together from the body to the feet and hands and of course the neck and how good the mouth applier is and how much photoshop will be needed to blend the mouth in. Now we all realize mesh lips are a foreign object in you face there ill always be a little hint of a shadow at the very least.
But I have run into some appliers were color matching the lips with the included HUD yielded better results then the actual applier! With this kin however I am pretty happy, the Slink hands and feet blend perfectly good with the Maitreya body and there are no visible seams even if you pan in quite closely. The blending from the Maitreya neck to the SL default head is pretty good too.
The pictures use the PXL Sweet Lips  mesh lips and they too blend pretty darn well. None of the pure skin pics were photo shopped in any way other then cropping and resizing them. I have used this skin with Loud Mouth a good bit in the past too and the results are similar, if you are not taking a close up you will not have to fix anything at all.
Another thing I am big on is how well the skin is shaded and how realistic the highlights look. In some cases the baked in highlights are a terrible eyesore but again I got no complaints with this skin, the highlights look plausible and are not too bright even under a spotlight.
Now on to something I did not depict which are the breasts and other bits. Worry not they look good. They are shaded and textured well and hold up even when taking nude close ups.
Are their downsides to this skin.. well I wish they had a light blond brow but I realize I can just wear a light blond brow on the no brow skin so that is not really a valid complaint!
So all in all I am very satisfied and alterego easily is in my personal Top 5 when it comes to skin creators.
Ok enough talking just look at the pics!
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Adira was wearing
Hands: Slink – Hands (Casual) & Feet (flat)
Mesh Eyes: IKON – Odyssey Eyes – Electric
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
Skin: [ae] – kensi collection – almond (+appliers for PXL/ Slink Hands&Feet/Maitreya)
Mesh Mouth: [PXL] – SweetLips 02 BOXED