As always, a few ground rules before we begin–
- I will be honest with how I feel about the product, good or bad. I think it’s important to have this kind of feedback for the creators and consumers alike.
- All the photos I post here will be raw and straight from in-game. No touch ups, nothing fancy other than the product itself.
- Unfortunately I will not picture every option (as this would amount to endless) in shades of makeup or skin. I will be outfitting Nairn with what suits her best to give you a general idea of what’s included.
- I will do my best to link everyone’s Flickr and any information I might think is useful to see more of what these brands have to offer.
- I am not sponsored by any of these brands, including Powder Pack itself.
We will be starting on my blank base skin–Pink Fuel’s DollV2 <Crystal> for LeLutka, on my Simone, photographed with Strawberry Singh’s Closeups windlight:
#ADORED – BB Eyes – Unicorn Kisses Edition
A prismatic addition to my eye collection (that sounded more grotesque than what I was going for), Adored brings us unicorn inspired appliers for your LeLutka eyes, or Omega compatible peepers.
Alaskametro ❤ – Perfection Eyebrows, Bold Lipgloss, and Safari Eyeshadow
Big fan of Alaskametro as a whole, and it’s always a pleasure to unbox those lovely creations. The lipgloss feels lush with great coverage and blending. The eyebrows are my favourite–the arch is fantastic with a shaper included to give it a little lift. As always, some simple, but jazzy eyeshadows included. Great stuff!
Avi-Glam – Glam Eyes & Glam Makeup Set
Avi-Glam gives us some eyes and a full makeup palette to play with this month. The eyes are always a treat, well done and realistic. Both the eyes and lips feel like essentials in a collection, whether it’s to paint your whole face up or just throw on a bit of lipstick when you’re casually out and about on the grid.
Essences – Nicole
So I’ve only ever had a few people IM me with the line ‘What skin are you wearing?’ and every time ever, it’s been over an Essences skin. If I had to guess, I would say it has something to do with the eyebrows being so wonderfully and naturally grown out looking. It never fails to get me some compliments. However, Nicole seems to have a really specific lip pattern that I don’t think is a mistake, but still on the fence if it’s for me or not. It’s nothing that lipstick can’t mask if you don’t like it. It’s a far cry to say it ruins the skin on a whole–Essences makes some great looking ladies.
Luxrebel – Giselle Pack
A new brand to me, Luxrebel certainly makes an impression with these bold and glossy looks! Really great HUD–all in one, and looks exactly like how it applies–I’m loving the smoky and colourful eyeshadows for a unique spin. I love a good, realistic shine on lipgloss and Luxrebel nails it.
.MILA – Divine Glory Makeup, Odine Eyes, and Summer Freckles
Let me just say straight off–if you’re a fan of freckles, this feels like a must have in your collection. Two sets, with tintable layers makes it wildly easy to get what you want out of these wonderfully detailed appliers. That said, this was the first brand to frustrate me with oversized HUDs :(. I really don’t like to make a fuss about it, but it’s so nice when people have simplistic designs that can fit on your screen instead of just one at a time. I had to layer them to get them in, and even then it wasn’t the best. What I would like to say is that the photos for the ad are lovely–no fault there! It doesn’t make me love a brand any less–but keeps on being a pet peeve of mine.
The makeup was en pointe, but the eyes felt…under detailed? The darker colours seemed to be alright, like green and brown, but once I put on blue it felt like I was waiting for a texture to load. Perhaps that’s what Mila had in mind and I am the fool here.
[PUMEC] – Vita
Pumec is another skin creator that I can’t deny their talent with. A healthy cross-section of choices, you get April, December, February, January and May with LeLutka appliers, body appliers and system skin appliers. Oh, don’t forget a body and eyebrow shape. It’s the complete package for a gorgeous avatar!
SlackGirl – Zaira Lashes and Eyes
SlackGirl generously gives us the Zaira appliers for LeLutka, Catwa and Akeruka (not familiar with that last one!). Although I can never quite get the jeweled lashes to work correctly, i’m always fascinated by the design and only hear good things. The Zaira eyes included are a very difference approach–a bit creepy and remind me of X-ray negatives…but you know me. I live for the unique.
Tres Beau – The Smoke Eyeshadow Collection
Oh. My. Word. Tres Beau slam dunks it this month with the trifecta of awesomeness for me–simple HUD, fantastic quality, and colourful options. I am NEVER let down by this brand and can’t get enough of what they put out. I think i’m always in awe at how good the textures actually are for the makeup–you can zoom in until your heart’s content and it remains flawless. My only complaint here is that it didn’t come with equally amazing matching lipstick (a weak complaint at that! :D)
I’m sad that it’s every other month, but always very pleased with what the designers come up with none the less! It does feel like the bi-monthly schedule allows for better quality, and i’m all for that. As always, a gentle moan about the giant HUDs–I reckon i’m just another nobody on the internet babbling away, but I do really believe it makes a difference and there are those of us who do notice it. I can’t fault the makeup itself alone on this principle and refuse to do so.
Aside from that, it’s important to note that upon launch three brands were not present: Colivati Beauty, Euphoric and Mai Bilario. As I sit here now and write this, the group is pinging on about how disappointed they are about this fact. As the errors imply server-side issues, it still doesn’t please an audible chunk of the fan base. I’m not too bothered by it–I know Powder Pack is good on it’s word for delivery, but it is a bit of a shame to not have a smooth roll-out.
Disclaimer (Another just for good measure!):
I am not a blogger for any of these brands, or for Powder Pack itself. I do this mainly as a future map for when i’m going back through my makeup as I find it to be a handy guide without all the guessing. My opinions are my own, and I with that I assure you I mean no harm in my constructive criticisms. ❤
Euphoric – Amelia Lashes and Beauty Set