Feast your eyes on this bare-faced beauty! You’re gazing upon the gorgeous ‘Kallie’ from AMARA BEAUTY (formerly known as ZOUL CREATIONS) and as you can see she is absolutely stunning. Shantia Soulstar has embraced the challenge that mesh heads provide for skin creators, and she hasn’t let us down. She has created two beautiful mesh head appliers, both available at SKIN FAIR 2016, for LELUTKA and CATWA mesh heads. In this picture, I’m wearing the LELUTKA mesh head applier on my ‘Stella’ mesh head, and frankly, she’s a revelation.
Shantia has been creating skins for mesh bodies for a while now so has gathered some valuable skin-making experience and she never disappoints when it comes to details. Every anatomical detail is present and correct and beautifully applied. The same skill that she’s honed for her base skins now applies to her mesh head creations too, as I hope this picture clearly demonstrates. Guys, this is a seriously breathtaking face.
The thing that ALWAYS gets me about Shantia’s skins are her brows; in my opinion she creates the best eyebrows in SECOND LIFE. As you can see they arch perfectly and are just the right shape that frames, rather than overpowers, the face. Cheek contour is always subtle but well applied, and as a foundation for mesh-head makeups ‘Kallie’ proves a worthy ally. In fact as a bare canvas, even with the limitations that mesh heads currently provide, you can create some beautiful looks with ‘Kallie’ that will make your avatar look unique.
It’s incredibly gratifying for me as a blogger to see a skin creator that you admire continually develop. I first started wearing Shantia’s skins (back when they were ZOUL CREATIONS) in 2014. That’s not that long ago, but she’s clearly advanced as a skin artist and has a fantastic portfolio which I hope that she is proud of, because each one of her skins are incredibly wearable still.
Personally, I believe AMARA BEAUTY will be one of the success stories of SKIN FAIR 2016. I really hope so, not just because Shantia deserves her success and has worked hard for it, but because it’s high time this range of skins got the full recognition that it deserves.
(A quick shout out to ARISE who are also exhibiting at SKIN FAIR 2016, for this stunning under-bust tattoo that I’m sporting. It’s called ‘Lisa’, so how could I resist? <giggle> (Yes, that’s my real name, hence I just had to have it!) I really love it actually; I do enjoy wearing tattoos in-world but sometimes I prefer something a little more understated rather than an over-the-top number, and this perfectly fits the bill. I’m a huge fan of ARISE and I wasn’t disappointed by their range of body enhancements on show at SKIN FAIR 2016. I don’t think you will be either!)
A final word also for this pose that really caught my eye at POSE FAIR 2016 earlier this evening. I’ve had a very brief shop there and found a couple of tasty poses that I’ll be using in my blog posts over the next few days, but this one in particular, the snappily titled (ahem!) ‘Headshot F #3’ from BLACK TULIP really caught my eye. It’s a real asset to a blogger to have an unusual way to frame a head-shot, and this pose has a real couture-like feel to it, if you get my drift. It feels like a pose that a model would strike on the pages of ‘Vogue’ or some other high-fashion magazine. It’s rather striking and very effective for pictures where the focus isn’t on clothing or hair, and one that I think I’ll get a lot of use out of!
BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.5
HEAD: Lelutka ‘Stella’ 1.3
SKIN: Amara Beauty ‘Beige’ Maitreya applier SKIN FAIR 2016 (Sim 2, booth 10)
HEAD APPLIER: Amara Beauty:’Kallie’ (Beige) SKIN FAIR 2016 (As above)
EYES: IKON ‘Hope’ eyes– ‘Denim’
TATTOO – Arise ‘Lisa’ SKIN FAIR 2016 (Sim 2, booth 45)
SEPTUM PIERCING –Chary ‘Septum Ring’ 7 (RARE)
ENGAGEMENT RING – Cae ‘Cherish’
POSE –Black Tulip – ‘Headshot F#3’ POSE FAIR 2016