Freckleface: A few more

A few more sumptuous freckles skins to look at today.  I’m running a bit behind on these, but I hope you’ll forgive me.  I’ve been out of town, and my internet access was inadequate at best.  Anyway, let’s start by taking a look at the faces.  As usual, all skins are shown on the same shape and brow shape, without prim eyelashes.

Each of these skins offers a different style of freckle, from the barely-there delicate dots to more full face coverage.  More notable about these four skins, however, is the overall feel of the face.  Some are more youthful, while others have a more mature look to them.  Vulnerable, naive, confident, innocent, fresh-faced, exotic, old-fashioned — these adjectives might apply to one or a few of these skins, but not all, and that’s what I like about them.  You have the opportunity to choose a skin that not only suits your shape and overall look, but even suits your particular mood at the moment.

Now, on to the bodywork.  I feel like I’m getting quite redundant when talking about the bodies of skins; perhaps I should make up a sort of guide or reference.  At any rate, look at the following: shoulderblades, spines, backs of elbows, buttocks, backs of knees, heels.  Look at the overall tone of the skin, and how the shading has been done along the expanses of skin along the back, arms and legs — is it crisp and three-dimensional, or soft and sort of doll-like?

Progressing to the front of the figure, look at the collarbones, breasts, insides of elbows, abdomen, and heels.  How will the general body shading suit your shape?  Will the skin work with curvier avs, or only with thinner, leaner, more athletic shapes?

Finally, about the hands and feet.  You’ll notice I rarely show close-ups of hands and feet — that’s because I think they’re ugly, in general.  Certainly, some toes are better than others, and a few hands look okay.  But I don’t like them.  I’m slowly making the transition to prim feet, such as the ones I’m wearing in the first picture, but I still haven’t quite gotten the hang of tinting them — they tend to look good in-world, but not in my photos, so I’ll have to keep playing.

Skins, left to right:
Fishy Strawberry Jacqueline – Latte – Peacock light
Pacadi Ariki – Light Freckles – Makeup #01a (review copy)
Adam n Eve Amanda – Glossy – Freckles
Mother Goose Lucy – SkINE Lb (Lucky board)
Hair: Miriel Gibson Girl – Autumn (no longer available)
Lingerie: 5th & Oxford Little Miss Lingerie – Olive (previous 50L Friday color)
Skirt (first pic): part of 5th & Oxford Little Miss Slip – Olive (previous 50L Friday color)
Feet (first pic): SLink Jolie Pied – Barefeet – Tiptoes
Poses: [LAP] Long Awkward Poses

2 Comments to Freckleface: A few more

Mira Caerndow
October 21, 2009

Thank you.
I have never really looked much at anything besides the makeup on a skin. This gave me a good guide for what to look for and how to pick a skin.


October 21, 2009

Yay! I’m glad to to help. :)

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