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:
First, we have #ADORED – Dollipop Shadows (Recollection Edition), and Smitten Lips (Bulletproof Love Edition)
As I struggle to wake up over my coffee, my morning is instantly brightened by #ADORED’s candy flavoured palette. The lipsticks are bright, bold and so wonderfully done every time. The teal and green were especially amazing to me–these wild and out of world colours pair with some seriously good shadows as well. You have a dabbling of purple, green, pink–with incandescent spicing up the bunch. I do appreciate amongst the party on my face here–is that a plain shadow was included too. Fantastic job, #ADORED.
Altelier Pepe – Suzie (Light and Spring)
This month from Altelier Pepe, we’re given two gorgeous skins. The HUDs, are slick, straight to the point and easy to navigate, which I love. You have the choice between two shades, Light and Spring. Not usually a massive fan of included shapes (Maybe it’s because you tend to get used to staring at your own avatar to much), but this was such a wonderful compliment to the skins themselves. The only problem I have with this set is that it’s the head appliers only–I don’t think I’ve done a Powder Pack in the past that didn’t include the body appliers. I know they aren’t required to include, but it’s still a bit of a bummer. Instead, you’re given a notecard to the mainstore informing you that the body appliers are only available there. I’ll let you make what you want of that. Otherwise, great look!
Amara Beauty – Karissa skin with lipstick appliers
A solid Powder Pack contender, Amara Beauty tends to deliver some really stunning skins. For this one, I switched back to my normal shape, with eyebrows (LeLutka default shape for Simone–I’m so original, I know).
Omega body appliers included, tidy HUDs to where all three can fit on your screen at once, and spoiled with a lipstick applier as well. Great in light, dark or medium. Brilliant!
Alaskametro<3 – Glaze lipgloss, Glow highlighter and Limelight eyeshadow
I appreciate the subtlety of makeup as well as the bold. Alaskametro gives us a taste of both worlds through the bright, ballroom colours of her eyeshadows, classic shades of lipsticks that seem to go with whatever you pair them, and a kiss on the cheekbones type of highlighter, tinted in some really fun shades. The makeup is fantastic, and a true testament to her talent in making it. The only gripe I have is the massive HUDs (always going on about this, are we!). My theory is that when you get a set of makeup (Lips, eyes, etc) together, people tend to want to flip between the different looks with everything loaded onto their screen. The HUD itself is a really creative and cute eyeshadow palette, but nearly too large to fit on my screen in one go. Aside from my moaning, this is a quality product–one that leads me to Alaskametro’s store to snoop around for more awesome appliers.
Colivati Beauty – Eyeshadow, eyebrows, and lipstick appliers
Colivati Beauty is a brand that I’ve been hearing a bit of buzz about lately, but haven’t run across it face to face (See what I did there?). My introduction included four of everything: eyeshadow, eyebrows and lipsticks. As you can see, Nairn looks a bit…bold with the darker coloured brows, but I really like the shape of them, and the rest of the makeup is en pointe. Cute pocket looks, practically matched up for your applying enjoyment. Going to have to keep an eye out for some more Colivati Beauty stuff now!
Essences – Nadia
A solid staple of the Powder Pack as I’ve come to know it–Essences always delivers a fantastic skin, with pretty versatile options. Not so sure it went well with my default shape–looking at the advert for Nadia, I think it would take some adjusting to get that look. Nevertheless I really enjoyed this one. I really love how creators have been including real life touches and imperfections to their skins–Nadia has little bags under her eyes. They don’t feel like their due to tiredness or anything like that, but a tool to add to the personality of the skin itself. I also really like how Essences makes their skins with pubic hair. It’s the little things.
.euphoric – Janet eyes and lashes
Right off the bat, i’m excited over this one–eyes are my FAVOURITE item in Second Life! I’m always so happy when a Powder Pack includes them.
Lots of colours in the eyes to choose from, mismatch how you like. The lashes are ridiculously good–I love the feathery, separated shape, giving a dramatic look even when you’re not wearing any makeup at all.
.MILA – Cat Eye, Eyebrows and Wet eyes packs
.MILA absolutely spoils us with a full face kit this month. The Cat Eyes are crisp and well done, and in addition to that, there’s two eyelash appliers included, but not credited. The eyes are perfect with the look, and the eyebrows compliment without being too overpowering. I spent quite a while playing around with the options in this one–each combination making me do a little “Ooh.” Top notch, .MILA!
Pink Fuel – Diamond Shine lipstick and eyeshadow
Without a doubt, people know what kind of product they’re getting when it has the Pink Fuel name attached. Every Powder Pack that Pink Fuel has taken part in, I find myself coming back and using every product she so carefully crafts over and over again. The Diamond Shine collection holds true to that standard of excellence that the brand has solidified. Bold and immaculate, I can’t say enough about this set in the way of it being simply amazing. I think in a lot of ways, it would be worth purchasing Powder Pack just to see Pink Fuel’s participation. Stunning.
[PUMEC] – Anna skin set
Holy heck. I am in love. Anna comes with six different skin shades, plus body appliers, plus shape, plus system skins. I took most of the photos in my default shape, the last photo (Darkest skin) being in the shape that Pumec provided. Fresh faced and absolutely flawless–Anna will be a skin I come back to in the future quite a bit. You have the choice to two different shades on the eyebrows–a lighter and darker (and a no eyebrows version as well). Jaw-droppingly good, this one.
SlackGirl – Lash Collection
SlackGirl’s products always remind me to have fun with the makeup I choose in Second Life, never failing to bring out a young and flirty look. These lashes come in all sorts of bold shapes, with the fantastic upside of being tintable as well.
Tres Beau – The Mystery Lips Collection
Rounding off March’s Powder Pack with a strong finish–Tres Beau gives us some night on the town neutrals. A really nice set that’s bound to look good on any skin tone, Tres Beau hits the mark. I find myself investigating their other products now, based on these hot lips. (That sounded weird, but you know what I mean!)
Overall, March had a few hangups, but in the end delivered some amazing quality products with fantastic talent across the board. Very happy with this pack, and am proud of all the designers that put their hearts into the things they create. Please don’t forget to explore their Flickrs to check out their other products as well! 🙂 Take care and have a great St. Patrick’s Day everyone!