The latest release from Essences by Inka Mexicola is available at the current Skinfair 2013. It is a really pretty skin with a soft and unique look to it. So far most of her skins didn’t really seem to fit my shape well, but Clover seems indeed pretty cute. 🙂
So, here a couple of infos:
The price is 1500 Lindens per skintone/make up. That sounds like a LOT of money at first, especially since even The Body Co now lovered their prices, however, once you look into the package, you see that you get quite some stuff:
4 eyebrow options
Cleavage layers on tatto-, shirt- and undershirt-layers
6 types of blushes
I do believe that everything besides the blush-layers are pretty much standard options nowadays, but the six different blush/contour options are really nice. Lola-appliers have to be bought separately, but that is just normal as well.
The skin comes in eight different tones: Pale Dust, Midday, Light Rose, Beach, Sunkissed, Sunset, Sunheat, Moonlight. Some of these only vary in their colourscheme, not so much in the actual darkness/lightness of the skin, so it can be a really tough pick because you can barely spot a difference at first sight (see the skins above!).
What I noticed was that with neutral lightsettings (Analu Studio 5) the darker skins have a tendency to look very reddish, while the lighter ones have a yellowish touch to them. However, I know that a LOT of skins have this ‘problem’, so I am not going to nitpick here. 🙂 The skintones sort of remind me of The Body Co! If the yellowish undertone bothers you, you can always buy one of the many skindetoners available and should be very happy afterwards. 🙂
In my opinion, the textures on these skins are very well done. I especially like the whole stomach/belly area and the shading around the spine. I think those areas look very, very realistic.
Maybe on this particular skin the shading around the nose is a little too dark for my taste, but I believe that this has to do with the particular look Inka was going for (some sort of summery look with a tiny hint of a sunburn?). The cheeks look fresh but not too young. The lips are gorgeous! I really do adore these lips and wish they would come as tattoolayers as well, so these could be added to other skins as well. Yummy!!
I am not a HUGE friend of the eyebrows. I think the blonde and ginger ones are pretty, but both the brunette and brown ones seem very, very strong. But, I do know that a lot of people like the thick brows lately, so that is really just a matter of taste. What I DO like about the brows is the general shape. They are easy to adjust, unlike the brows of my current skin.
I think Inka managed to give each of her skins the typical ‘essences’-feeling: You can spot one of her skins right away. Clover is no exception. It has a pretty, young face with those typical juicy lips and a cute button-nose.
The skin comes with four colourful make ups and one nude version of the skin. I personally prefer the nude version because that seems a lot more versatile. However, the make ups are really fresh and funky! Make Up Number 5 (the dark green one) is my personal fav because I am not such a big fan of the colour pink. 🙂 I really do wish it would come with different lipsticks, too! 😀
A tip: Inka participates pretty regularly in events such as Zodiac and The Dressing Room. If you don’t like these make ups, try to grab a copy of the versions of her skins there for a lot less Lindens, too! 🙂
So, thank you for reading this and bearing with my not so perfect Photoshop skills. 🙂 I hope it was informative. If you want to try out Clover yourself, check it out at The Skin Fair 2013 – Essences.
PS: I am SOOOO disappointed that I cannot use the other layout I had for my blog. This one is fine as well, but not AS pretty as the other. Unfortunately the pictures on that one were too big for the Fashionfeeds. 😦