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Get the Perfect Pout from Pink Fuel (NWN Readers' Choice, Top SL Brand)

Pink Fuel Lola Crop
Iris Ophelia's ongoing review of gaming and virtual world style

Pink Fuel might be my favorite skin brand in Second Life (and my rl mother's too), so I was more than happy to see it nominated for this list. Pink Fuel's skins are high quality with tons of makeup options all for an unbeatable value... But there's much more to this brand than the lipstick and the price tags. What makes Pink Fuel stand out from other skin brands in Second Life is the owner, Mochi Milena. Mochi is truly one of the kindest people I've met in SL-- she's a student in her busy first life and she also works for a charity that provides humanitarian medical aid to Vietnam, which can understandably lead to gaps in her release schedule. In spite of that, she participates in charitable events and sales in SL regularly and often uses them to put out previews of her next highly anticipated skin.

Mochi is also exceptionally good at listening to her customers and embracing new trends. For example when petite avatars became all the rage Mochi eagerly answered the call to produce some Pink Fuel-ified petites, and even more recently she released a line of appliers to match Pink Fuel skins for the popular Lolas mesh (which I wore in last week's post on the subject). Mochi's flexibility and her attention to her customers feedback makes her an outstanding designer, and makes Pink Fuel an outstanding brand.

We're blogging the top 20 brands in our Readers' Choice list. Stay tuned for the rest soon!

Mixed_reality_iris2010 Iris Ophelia (Janine Hawkins IRL) has been featured in the New York Times and has spoken about SL-based design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and with pop culture/fashion maven Johanna Blakley.

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Aly

inb4 "not enough black skins"

LaFupaJean Zuzu

I am a connoisseur of skins in SL, going way back. This particular brand of female skins are very well done and stands out among the sea of same saminess inworld.

Pricing is also not overly spendy, which for a virtual tightwad like myself, is appreciated.

Pussycat Catnap

inb4 "not enough black skins"
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Why?

There are three. In a small line - that's quite a lot. I looked through and she's got about across the board representation. In a range that can cover -ANY- ethnicity. For a maker with 23 skin listings - and that includes mods to them like nails and such, she has perhaps more diversity than anyone else I've seen.

This shop to me, looks perfect for covering -everyone-.

Looks like you just have an issue against diversity.

Pussycat Catnap

I even see two of them that I think could work for two common shades of Native Americans. I almost never see -anyone- do skins that I feel will work for a Native American. The few times I have, its been amateurs with skills like mine...

And plenty more cover different shades of Caucasians and Asians.

All in only I think 19 to 21 skins (I got a little jumbled in which fatpacks overlap, if any).

The prices are beyond my impulse buy limit by a wide margin. But that's the fatpacks on MP, haven't been to the inworld store since 2009 I think (didn't even know she made skins).

But this person has managed to pack in the whole globe of human ethnic skin tones, within a tight range.

Impressive.

And I might have to reconsider a Native American look again... but I just busted my budget buying up things for my land and some makeovers for alts. So it won't be until early next year if I do it.

Lourdes

She is one of the few popular skin makers that make use of tattoo layers and don't make you buy them separate.

Her darker skin tones are well done.

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