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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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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
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

Skin Type: Human Realistic
Skin Flags: Default

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
LadyFrontbum_Velvet_Face_ND.rar | VELVET - NON-DEFAULT

Size: 749.6 KB · Downloads: 17,254 · 28th Jun 2010
749.6 KB 17,254 28th Jun 2010
LadyFrontbum_Velvet_Face_DEF.rar | VELVET - DEFAULT

Size: 1.14 MB · Downloads: 11,398 · 28th Jun 2010
1.14 MB 11,398 28th Jun 2010
LadyFrontbum_Silk_Face_ND.rar | SILK - NON-DEFAULT

Size: 1.02 MB · Downloads: 18,846 · 28th Jun 2010
1.02 MB 18,846 28th Jun 2010
LadyFrontbum_Silk_Face_DEF.rar | SILK - DEFAULT

Size: 1.15 MB · Downloads: 13,363 · 28th Jun 2010
1.15 MB 13,363 28th Jun 2010
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1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

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.).

For Sims3Pack files:

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.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

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Field Researcher
#2 Old 28th Jun 2010 at 10:35 PM
These lovely improvements, thank you! I'm downloading silk as my new default and velvet as a non-default
Test Subject
#3 Old 28th Jun 2010 at 11:50 PM
I love your skins, they're so classy and smooth! Thanks for sharing.
Rabid Recoloring Renegade
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#4 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 12:41 AM
Great work, LFB. You are truly talented. I am leaning toward the Silk version for my Sims. Thanks for all your hard work!
#5 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 12:44 AM
Beautiful and luminescent Thanks!

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#6 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 2:23 AM

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Lab Assistant
#7 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 2:36 AM
Help! I can't decide. They're all so great. Your skins are the best! Thank you.
Has a vampire viking fetish
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Original Poster
#8 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 3:21 AM
Thanks guys :D
Test Subject
#9 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 5:49 AM
Originally Posted by Blue_butterfly
Help! I can't decide. They're all so great. Your skins are the best! Thank you.

I am having the same problem!
Field Researcher
#10 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 7:50 AM
Really nice faces! But I have one question: Which body does the non-default silk face have? Or can I somehow mix non-default bodies and faces, too?
Has a vampire viking fetish
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Original Poster
#11 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 9:09 AM
No body Killc. The heads will match my bodies though.
Basically if you use a non-default silk head, it will put it on top of your default body. Same goes for the default heads. So just decide which heads/bodies you wanna use.

I couldn't choose either so I've got my original Naughty & Nice face as default. Busty St Claire bodies as default and I have both of these faces installed as non-defaults.

So when I use silk or velvet, they show up with Busty St Claire bodies - since that's what I have as my default.
Hope that makes sense!
Forum Resident
#12 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 10:27 AM
I can't wait to download all the non-defaults in my game. It will give me such a choice when making sims. Thank you so much for your hard and really great work.

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Has a vampire viking fetish
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Original Poster
#13 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 2:00 PM
Sounds good Alan. Lol. Do I get a cool hand gesture to do whenever someone says "the bum"? That would be rad.

Thanks Audrey
Mad Poster
#14 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 2:33 PM
Very nice work as always!
#15 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 6:56 PM
The silk face and busty st claire bodies go together really, really well. My ladies are looking very lovely now. I d/led these from your website (which has a very nice layout btw), and while I was there grabbed your child and toddler skins. Your talent has no limits! Amazing work!
Field Researcher
#16 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 8:28 PM
Thank you for this detailed information!
Field Researcher
#17 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 9:18 PM
i Love these i was using the originals but i think i"ll try these but it"s hard to decide when they all look so good
Wiki Wizard
#18 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 10:06 PM
I love this, the velvet skin is so, well velvety, it looks so smooth and realistic!!

It's ok, we all laugh-snort occasionally!
Check out some of my other stuff here.
Has a vampire viking fetish
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Original Poster
#19 Old 30th Jun 2010 at 3:47 AM
Thanks everyone!

Cheers fraggle, took me a while to get them to match well. Ima have to fix my old scalps now.
Forum Resident
#20 Old 1st Jul 2010 at 3:26 PM
Great skintones, grabed your combined versions with the body included, more easy. Gonna upload some girls soon to put these skins to some good use

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#21 Old 3rd Jul 2010 at 3:51 AM
Awesome slipslop, can't wait to see them!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 3rd Jul 2010 at 8:39 AM
These are really nice. I still prefer the original naughty and nice face so am also using that as my default but the silk and velvet make for great alternatives and I love these too. Much thanks
Field Researcher
#23 Old 4th Jul 2010 at 7:54 PM
my lady,
you have a highly skilled eye my dear, very well done,
now i just have to figure out what to use and your not making it easy
Test Subject
#24 Old 5th Jul 2010 at 12:27 AM
Thanks so much! I love your defaults - they're all gorgeous. Quick question - these are female, only, right? So if I have your male & female default faces installed (I do) I just need to remove the older female ones?
Field Researcher
#25 Old 5th Jul 2010 at 9:00 AM
These are beautiful, I love your skins and have them as my default ones. All your creations are gorgeous - thank you so much.
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