What makes these skins even more special is the fact that the facial features are also available on tattoo layers. For those of you who love to customize your avatar, this is like a dream come true! In the collage above, the picture on the lower left features the Saga skin. On the lower right is the Elle skin, with the lipgloss and smokey eye tattoos added on top.
I really loved the ethnic look of Elle’s nose and eyes, but I also adored Saga’s cute lips and pretty eyebrows. So, I combined all those features by wearing the Saga skin and then layering the Elle eyelid and Elle nose tattoos on top of it, as shown in the top picture of the collage. The result is stunning!
In addition to eyelid, eyebrow, nose, mouth, and even birthmark tattoo layers, you can also purchase add-on lip colors and eye makeups. There are just SO MANY possibilities, it’s enough to keep you occupied for hours as you try out all the different combinations. I did four other combos in my second collage (actually, I did a lot more than just four, it’s easy to get carried away!); here’s the breakdown of what “parts” I used in each shot:
Upper left corner = Saga 2.5 skin + Elle 2.5 nose + Smokey eye + Saga Lips 07
Upper right corner = Saga 2.5 skin + Saga lips 05 + Saga lipgloss + Elle 2.5 eyebrows
Lower left corner = Elle 2.5 skin + Makeup 03
Lower right corner = Elle 1.5 skin + Elle Lips 07 + Makeup 01
I also tried sticking my Essential skin tattoos onto a few of my older Glow skins. The fit isn’t always perfect because brows and lips are drawn differently, and of course there’s the issue of different skin tones, but you can definitely experiment with blending older Glow items in your inventory with your newer Essential tattoos. Again, I kind of went crazy trying out all sorts of combos but I’ll just show you one example, and leave it to you to come up with your own mix and match creations!
This image features Malin Peach 01 skin + Saga 2.5 eyebrows + Saga 2.5 mouth. Malin is part of the older Glow Skins collection.
I hope you have as much fun with mixing things up, as I did! I’m already really looking foward to future LAQ Essential skin releases. Being able to add to my collection of skin tattoos is going to be awesome.
Other items I’m wearing…
Hair by Exile – Fade Into You, Cashmere color (not available on the Marketplace [MP] | in-world)
Eyes by Mayfly – Liquid Light Mesh Eye, Amber Pitch color (not available on the MP | in-world)