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Silk & Velvet - Female Face Skins

by LadyFrontbum Posted 28th Jun 2010 at 10:10 PM - Updated 3rd Jul 2010 at 3:48 AM by LadyFrontbum
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Silk & Velvet

Hey guys, here are the new faces I’ve been working on. I started these because I wanted an alternative to my current Naughty & Nice face skins. The nose on those is rather defined in the tip area which makes very nice button noses but not much else. I also wanted to take the time to fix a few other issues on the originals. The eyelids were bothering me, for example, among other things.

So I came up with ‘Silk’, it’s a smoother, more highlighted less shaded version of my original faces. The entire nose length is smooth and highlighted and I have muted a lot of the shaded areas on the face, for example the eye socket area, undereyes and the cheeks. The lip texture was smoothed and softened and the eyelid area was neatened up with the tear-ducts scaled down slightly.

Here is Silk:

From then I started playing with the nostril area and I ended up with a face that had a more defined nostril. I couldn’t decide which I preferred and I knew that some of you would like silk whilst others would like velvet, so I decided to publish both.

Here is Velvet:

Here is a comparison of the three skins:

The elder face skins were also smoothed out a little to match the Silk & Velvet YA skins. The noses were changed accordingly. You can see them in the gallery below.

Both faces come in Default and Non-Default and will match up nicely with my Naughty & Nice and my Busty St Clair body skins.
They also have custom sliders which have the names printed on them, you can see an example below. The selection dots are black & white and the sliders come in a range of colours.

If you have previously downloaded the full set of Default Naughty & Nice Face/Body skins and wish to use one of these faces as default instead, then I suggest you remove the Naughty & Nice full set and just install the bodies then you can choose which faces you like.

You can download one of these faces as your default if you wish, and you can also have the other as a non-default. At the moment I have my Naughty & Nice faces installed, my Busty st Claire bodies and I have Silk and Velvet as non-defaults.

Enjoy <3

P.S. A few people have asked me about the model I used for these screenies. If you download my Mia Farris sim at my blog I'm pretty sure all you have to do is edit her eyes slightly, remove her makeup and add the silk skin and she will resemble this model

Additional Credits:
Escand’s Oh My Eyes
CmarNYC’s Skininator
Rez Delnava’s UI Mod – needed for Non-Defaults
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
LadyFrontbum_Silk_Face_DEF.rar | Description: SILK - DEFAULT 1.15 MB 12,646 28th Jun 2010
LadyFrontbum_Silk_Face_ND.rar | Description: SILK - NON-DEFAULT 1.02 MB 17,866 28th Jun 2010
LadyFrontbum_Velvet_Face_DEF.rar | Description: VELVET - DEFAULT 1.14 MB 10,783 28th Jun 2010
LadyFrontbum_Velvet_Face_ND.rar | Description: VELVET - NON-DEFAULT 749.6 KB 16,324 28th Jun 2010
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1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

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1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
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4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

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Skin Type: Human Realistic
Skin Flags: Default

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