I've always been Ikon Innova's biggest fan when it came to eyes. One blogger once told me it was like walking into a jewelry store - all the eyes look like perfect little gems. And you know? That's the a great example. I've always liked the IKON brand above other brands because of the sclera. I know that seems kind of silly, but many top eye makers in SL have an unnaturally shadowed sclera. I can not stand the overabundance of shadow because it negates what would otherwise be a brilliantly colored iris. IKON has always had a perfect balance of realistic sclera with an iris that has a slightly fantasy appeal.
Up until now, I was never fond of the mesh eye. I always thought the quality of the eye never changed from system to mesh prim. Too, I always through the eye was a wasted alpha and the mesh prim was just a useless thing to add scripts to our avatars when the goal is to lower scripts - which is important if you're a roleplayer and toting an arsenal of scripted gear. However, I'm sold on the Spectral eye not only for it's realism, but for the HUD. The HUD allows the wearer to change between brightness, iris size, sclera shading, and glow. It also allows you to pose the eyes for a quick photograph. There are other HUDs that do this, yes, but nothing beats the realism that comes with the Spectral eyes.
The Spectral eyes are currently at FaMeshed for a reasonable price of $150L. In case you're not wanting to sport the mesh prims, the eyes come with system versions. You can also grab a demo to try them out.
Please note: This photograph of my alt has been photoshopped, but nothing has been post edited with the eye. They are just that amazing and stand out all on their own.
Credits: Hair: D!va - Daisy Type A (Onyx) New!~ December Arcade Eyes: IKON - Spectral Mesh Eye (Chocolate) New!~December FaMeshed Skin: [PF]Pink Fuel - Kumi (Vanilla) Lip Gloss: [PF]Pink Fuel - Lip Glaze (Innocence w/ teeth)
I was searching through the marketplace for Christmas decor. I really was. Except I didn't find Christmas decor. Instead, I found this gorgeous hair by Argrace. Materials ready hair specifically for photography. If that hadn't made my camera's night already, I also found this veil from LDG while browsing teleporthub.com, a website that advertises freebies and gifts. While the veil I used is not a freebie, I had to snatch it up. Especially if you love dance as much as I do.
This photo has nothing to do with dance and does not include the poses that come with Argrace's hair (by the way, the hair comes with poses!) The veil is no mod and comes with a pose built in, but using another pose overrides the one in the veil. Sadly, this would be a better product if the pose was mod, but I'm not complaining much. The veil has optional HUDs you can purchase for tinting and can be done with or without fringe.
UPDATE: After speaking with LDG's creator she updated her product to include a version without the pose built in so that it will be easier for photographers to utilize the product! How awesome is that?
Credits: Hair: Argrace - Saki (True red) New! Veil: LDG - Arabian Veil Prop 3 (Tinted with HUD 2) Eyelids: Slink Hands/Feet: Slink Breasts: Lola Tango Skin: League - Jen (Natural) Pose: Picture This! Poses ~ In Motion Location: Home