I know y’all know that Skin Fair is now open! It is one of the most anticipated events on the grid. And I don’t think this year’s fair will disappoint. There are lots of interesting things, covering a whole range of looks. In addition to skins, you can find makeup, all manner of appliers, and things to apply them to. It’s a good time for building creative new looks, and trying out new things. And isn’t that one of the things we love about SL??
In addition to the general festivity of such an event as Skin Fair, I’m thrilled to see some newness from a skin maker that I go way back with. In this picture, I’m wearing Tuli’s newest skin out for the fair, Sunny. This skin is a fairly delicate base skin that makes a great foundation for a variety of makeup looks. I’ve added a few things here that I already had in my inventory.
As I work my way back into fashion blogging, I’m definitely going to be trying to push out my comfort zone a little, and try new products. Here are a couple of thoughts I had as I was doing my own shopping at Skin Fair. Skip on down to the bottom if you just want to get to the credits!
I tend to wear skin from the same designer day in and day out. I’m comfortable with the look, I’ve tweaked my shape to work with it … and I have begun to identify myself with it. It simply feels like me. So trying on new skins, even great skins, is sometimes challenging! As I made my first round around the fair, I found myself trying on skins and immediately rejecting them as not being a good fit. There really is nothing wrong with establishing your look and shape and not changing a thing. But if you are looking to try something new… give yourself some time to get used to a different look. After three days of wearing various demo skins, and not changing back to my usual — I found that several of them were growing on me. My suggestion is that you grab a bunch of demos, and take some time to get acquainted 🙂 You don’t have to buy everything on the first day!
You also might consider tweaking your sliders a few points here and there to achieve the look you are used to. Skins are drawn/shaded differently, and they react differently to your sliders. You might just have to tinker with them a little to see the full potential for your look!
And finally — nothing beats taking the demos home and getting completely naked to give them a full inspection. I usually look at it without any hair on, and then try on various styles that I like to wear. Hair can really affect how you see your avatar’s face (and it can sometimes cover flaws/features that you might care about). I also try to look at the skins in the light settings I use day-to-day, and the light settings I use for photography. Your lighting can drastically change how things appear to you — so definitely know what you’re getting yourself into.
Get all the details about the Skin Fair on their blog! And happy shopping!
Skin: Tuli ~ Sunny ~ Tone 3
Eyelashes: [[Mozz]] Lashes – 04 [tattoo layer]
Eyeshadow: Izzie’s – Delusional Eyeshadow smokey 1
Lipgloss: Izzie’s – Lipgloss pure
Freckles: [Stellar] Freckle Face Tattoo
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer (March Arcade)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Perla
Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes – Optimism (XS)