So, today a skinreview. Mochi Milena of Pink Fuel finally released her newest skin Harley. It really never happened so far that I camped a store for a new release, but this time I did. And I certainly wasn’t the only one, haha. :D Ever since her preview of Harley at The Arcade I was really waiting for this one. So here it is! I have no idea why my legs look so jagged this time.
The skin comes in two packages for each skintone: The Basic Skin package and the Fatpack. The Basic Skin package costs 1000 Lindens, the Fatpack costs 1400 Lindens. The skin comes in ten skintones of which I am showing the VANILLA tone. Sorry guys, cannot afford all of them. Separate make ups/lipsticks for each skintone are available. Skin appliers for SLINK feet and hands are available for all tones and cost 100 Lindens each. the boob-appliers for Lola’s Tangos’s cost 350 Lindens. There are also appliers for Puffy and Lush breasts! :D
The Basic Skin Package contains:
- 6 brow colors in two brow options each as shown below
- three eyelid options for all lid options
- button nose and three button nose options with different freckles (light to dark versions)
- light, mid and dark freckles on separate layers
- two kinds of blush
- two eyebrow styles
- lipsticks and a bunch of eyeshadows are available for 300 Lindens per package.
The Fatpack Package contains:
- ALL of the above PLUS all make up options.
That means you are getting…let me count…32 skins for 1000 Lindens if you get the Basic Package. That, people, is freaking amazing.
I like this skin!
I think during the past years Mochi has improved her skintones greatly. They used to be very yellowish and I think she did a fine job at deleting these undertones. I like the shading on the body and especially the hipbones. I think the stomach area really looks nice. The knees are nicely shaded and don’t have any too dark areas, as well as the collarbones. Especially the latter often bother me on many skins. What I -still- think about Pink Fuel’s skins is that her boobs look a wee bit too plastic, too much as if you got a boobjob. They are very highlighted which gives them a very ’round’ look, which certainly isn’t bad, but takes away from a somewhat more natural look.
On the backside, I think the bum is nicely shaded, even though I wonder if my eyes are fooling me or if it is truly there: Are the buttcheeks slightly more pinkish than the rest of the body? Anyone else seeing this? I am not 100% sure. The lighting was neutral. The whole back suggest the avatar as a bit of meat on her ribs which I really do like. :)
Let me show you some pics of the options:
As you can see Mochi really was very, very busy lately. I truly like these brows, they look detailed and nicely styled. I LOVE the NO brow option. That is just so awesome to allow your customers to mix and match your skins with layers from other people. What I do miss though are -truly- red brows, but hey, that’s what the no brow option is for then. :)
Here are the two different styles of the brows. I cannot really decide which one I like better. Probably the second one, which would be option B. They seem a little more intense.
Then, the skin comes with three eyelid options: Default, Clean and Asian inspired eyelids. The clean ones have a little less lashes and less eye make up as well as an overall more natural look. You can clearly see that on the lower lid. For people who pay a lot of attention to details, this is GREAT imho. My personal fav are the default ones and the asian ones. SO pretty! :)
Then, there are the nose options. Mochi offers you FOUR layers of an additional nose called ‘button nose: Without freckles, and with light/mid/dark freckles. Below you can see a comparions. Personally, I always think button noses (I always have that problem with Essences’ skins!) give me a bit of a piggy look, so I like the default nose better in this case. I loooove the freckles and that you can choose between three levels of transparency. Very, very cute. Also, it means you can possibly combine this nose with another skin! ;D There is one thing though that I noticed and I notice it with essences as well: The line directly under the nose. It doesn’t bother me a whole lot to be honest, but it is something that other skins do not necessarily have. I think I like it a bit better without.
The following pictures shows you a selection of my favourite lipsticks from the package: Beestung, Cherry, Nude, Rose and Romantic Red. These are just my favorite five out of a lip-pack that contains 14 lipsticks for only 300 Lindens extra if you choose the Basic Skin Package. Honestly, that is one hell of a deal if you compare this price to that of other skincreators. But, there is one minor issue I notice: The darker the lipstick gets, the more of a milkbeard on top of the upper lips becomes visible. You can see this especially on the Cherry one (second from the left).
THANK YOU, Mochi!
All in all I really, really love this skin. It is one HELL of a deal and was well worth the wait. Add to that, that unlike many creators, Mochi LISTENS to her customers, is always willign to merge layers and offer help, and I am more than willing to pay the price for this. I will never forget the day a while ago when I had written somewhere that her Elly Skins were too yellow for my taste: She IMed me and I got all “Oh god, now she’ll bitch.” She didn’t bitch ONE bit. Instead, she asked me to give her suggestiosn how to improve. I remember how incredibly baffled I was and I gladly helped her and was SO happy about that kind of awesome customer service.
A lot of creators have their noses WAY up in the air: “You are no creator, you have no clue, so there’s no reason to listen to you.” Yeah right. I am your customer, and without your customers, you wouldn’t have a store. It always amuses me when creators pretend that people who do not create cannot give advice/suggestions on certain ideas, as if we are blind/dumb/unobservant or generally just have no idea. Mochi Milena is a GREAT example of how it’s done right. You don’t lose your face as a creator if if you listen to people, in fact, it probably helps you.
So, thanky ou Mochi, both for your patience and listening to us and for this skin.
Hair: Truth, Candy, Reds03 (Truth Hawks, Mesh!!)
Bikini: N/A (Kyoot closed)
Hands/Feet: Slink (Siddean Munro, Mesh!!)
Ears: Illusions, Drow Ears (Siyu Suen, Mesh!!)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard Tropical Brights, Lemon Sea (Josh Figgis, Mesh!!)