Hi peeps! Today at a super laggy and super full Uber, I managed to eventually do some shopping. I picked up a couple of goodies and this new skin, Tara, by Birth as well. I like what it does to my face. Birth makes skins that are pretty realistic, yet smooth and don’t look like the average underage SL woman. But while I was shooting it for this post, I started to notice the small shadow under the left side of the nose, and now I can not unsee it. At first, I thought it was my in world light set up, but nope, it’s really a shadow on the skin. I could probably retouch it and make it go away for pictures, but not on the blog. While I do process my pictures, I will never try to hide (perceived) flaws. Funny though that it actually disturbs me more on the outfit pic than on the close-up.
I get it, shadows are being put on skins to give the perception of depth, of complexity. A skin without shadows and highlights would look like poop! Flat and super boring. But like I have seen people complaining about harsh shadows on SL skins on one side of the face, so that you are stuck with a permanent left or right light direction regardless of where the light in SL actually comes from, with this skin I am stuck with… well yeah, a cannot unsee little shadow under my nose. So please dear skinners of SL, watch the use of your burn tools! Shadows yeah, but avoid hard spots, please!
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The close up is without any added make up layers, so it’s not a super bare look to start with. For the other pic, I added a couple of recent make up purchases, just because I can.
Hair by Tram, J1114 (Uber)
Mesh head by LeLutka, Nova 2.5
Skin by Birth, Tara (Uber)
Eyeshadow by Izzie’s, Soft Winter Glitter eyeshadow (Uber)
Lipstick by Fenom, Goddess lipgloss
Blush & liner by Warpaint, IWokeUpLikeThis4
Eyes by Suicidal Unborn, Aura
Earrings by LaGyo, Rich Life B
Top/Jacket by Neve, Blanche (Uber)
Trousers by Paper Arrow, linen ( Actually, I don’t think that Paper Arrow is still on the grid. It was a clothing franchise from Tegan Serin from Floorplan, but I am still loving these linen trousers really hard and I still use them. Maybe if you are old like I am, you still have them hidden somewhere in your inventory and this post will help you rediscover them)