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Santa Face – Maxis pink cheeks overlay revisited

by Voeille Posted 18th Nov 2016 at 4:32 AM - Updated 19th Nov 2016 at 10:08 AM by Voeille
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I like the Maxis overlay, it looks nice on light skintones, however it’s always annoyed me that it involves a lip overlay too. I decided to edit its alpha so the overlay would be for cheeks only (well it does cover nose too), and while I was at it I improved the alpha in general, so it’s less blurry than the Maxis version and a bit more subtle. I decided to salvage the lip texture, I edited it so the shine looks nicer on sims’ lips than Maxis default, and its alpha has smoother edges to blend with all skintones. I made 7 additional recolours to have more choice in styles.
The lipsticks are obviously in the lipstick category, and the overlay is full face makeup.

Note: Maxis made the overlay available only for YAs, adults and elders and my default replacement includes only those life stages, however I also made a custom file for the missing ones, so you can use it on your toddlers too You can’t do that with lipsticks, they’re available for the child-elder group; both the overlay and lipsticks available for both genders. The default replacement requires the Happy Holiday pack, the custom version doesn’t.

Maxis Flags: None
Gender: Male Female Unisex

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

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maxisLipsAllColours.rar | Lipstick in the original colour + all 7 recolours.

Size: 100.2 KB · Downloads: 4,391 · 18th Nov 2016
100.2 KB 4,391 18th Nov 2016
maxisPinkCheeksOverlayCUSTOM-AllAges.rar | Non-default version of the overlay, available for all ages.

Size: 67.0 KB · Downloads: 5,573 · 18th Nov 2016
67.0 KB 5,573 18th Nov 2016
maxisPinkCheeksDEFAULT-YAToElder+CUSTOM-ToddlerToTeen.rar | Default replacement for Maxis pink cheeks overlay for YAs, adults and elders, and a custom version for missing age groups.

Size: 187.2 KB · Downloads: 3,709 · 18th Nov 2016
187.2 KB 3,709 18th Nov 2016
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#2 Old 18th Nov 2016 at 4:52 AM
Thank you!
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#3 Old 18th Nov 2016 at 11:12 AM
Making something like this has been on my to-do list for ages... I love your version! Thanks so much for sharing, it looks great!
#4 Old 8th Apr 2017 at 6:49 AM
I just tried to use this the other day and realized... ewww, it has lipstick with it! Lo and behold, a fix already existed, haha! Thank you!