New Update for Envision skin (The Body Politik) + 50% off Sale!

Ben Vanguard | - Body Positive (Skins+Shapes) | Saturday, December 29th, 2007

Introducing today the updated version of Envision Skin for men, by Maximillion Grant for The Body Politik! And at the same time, I’m pleased to announce that The Body Politik is having a huge 50% off sale on every skin (including the updated ones), shapes and skin-shape packs from saturday 29th until the 31st of december at noon SL time! This is a very interesting way to get the new Envision I’m presenting in depth today.

Faithful to slmen policy about comments, I will stay as factual as I can and let you take a look at the many pictures I did.

First, general pictures in two skin tones, then after the jump, you will see all the skin tones offered, then the 12 different facial hair options added to the clean shaven one, and at the end you will have a look at the brand new makeup versions, in three options. They are modeled with 3 different designer’s shapes, to show you their versatility. (so no, it’s not me on the pictures :-D )

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• Shape: Lemon E4:38 (800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Lemon [Designer, Address & SLURL]
• Skin: Envision Caramel Clean Shaven (1750 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ The Body Politik [Designer, Address & SLURL]

Note that the pricing scheme remains the same: you can have a skin in one skin tone and one facial option for 1750 Lindens, a pack of 4 diffrent facial hair option in the same skin tone, including the “clean shaven” one, for 3500 Lindens. 4 Packs are provided. You can choose the complete pack of all 13 facial hair options in one skin tone for 5000 Lindens. Each skin comes in two versions, hair and bald. In the following pictures, you will see the “hair version.” As a complement item, you will also get a color matching texture for your Xcite genitals if you have them.

So, what is new in this update?

Maximillion redid the eyebrows and the hair almost completely. The hair is now incredibly realistic, and can easily be worn without any prim hair.

The ears are retouched, and the result is worth it.

Most importantly, the upper eyelid is now lightened. That makes Envision now able to fit many more shapes. The main problem of the previous version IMHO was these dark eyelids which didn’t look good with many face shapes. This is now fixed!

There were little problems with light spots next to the eyes; these are fixed too. Last but not least, the skin suffered from dark patches, depending on lighting conditions, which have been fixed as well, so the skin looks more natural in more situations.

But wait, there’s more! Maximillion Grant went through the whole skin, top to bottom, and did a lot of work smoothing out any graininess while trying to keep all the details. As a result, the entire skin has much better definition.

A few words about the makeup options. They come for each skin tone in every facial hair option! Makeup 1 is an eyeliner, makeup 2 is the same eyeliner with some black eyeshadow, makeup 3 looks to me like the number two version, but tear-stained. Interesting options which stay masculine looking. I know that Maximillion has been working a lot on them!

Envision is now an achieved skin. It was already a good alternative, but its flaws and especially the lack of versatility according to facial shapes prevented it from being in the top category. Now it’s part of the top range and it’s good for the competition between skin creators!

What I like: the huge variety of facial hair options, and now the makeup options, which come in every facial hair and skin tone; the gentle face you get with that skin; the hair; the slim and toned appearance it gives, without overdeveloped abs or pecs.

What I wish: a blonde version. A real black skin tone and maybe a natural tone lighter than “titanium” (maybe with a blonde or reddish version? :-) )

Remember that the 50% sale will make these skins particularly more attractive until the 31st of december 2007 noon SL time!

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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• Shape: Lemon E4:38 (800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Lemon [Designer, Address & SLURL]
• Skin: Envision Platinum Clean Shaven (1750 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ The Body Politik [Designer, Address & SLURL]

More pictures after the jump! (Skin tones, facial hair options, makeup options)

Lighter skin tones:
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• Shape: Alexandros (800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Hyperion Studio [Designer, Address & SLURL]
• Skin: Envision Caramel Clean Shaven (1750 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ The Body Politik [Designer, Address & SLURL]
Top Down: Wraith, Platinum, Buff.

Darker skin tones:
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• Shape: Alexandros (800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Hyperion Studio [Designer, Address & SLURL]
• Skin: Envision Caramel Clean Shaven (1750 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ The Body Politik [Designer, Address & SLURL]
Top Down: Caramel, Tanned, Jet.

Facial hair:
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• Shape: Body Works Julian (200 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Body Works [Designer, Address & SLURL]
• Skin: Envision Caramel Clean Shaven (1750 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ The Body Politik [Designer, Address & SLURL]
Left to Right & Top Down (tone and facial hair option):
Wraith in Chin Stripe, Platinum in Thin Beard, Buff in Stubble Goatee,
Buff in Soul Patch, Caramel in 5 O’Clock Shadow, Caramel in Fu Manchu,
Caramel in Thick Goatee, Caramel in Moustache, Tanned in Thick Beard,
Tanned in Scraggly Goatee, Jet in Chin Beard, Jet In Scraggly Beard.

Makeup options:
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• Shape: Body Works Julian (200 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Body Works [Designer, Address & SLURL]
• Skin: Envision Caramel Soul Patch (1750 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ The Body Politik [Designer, Address & SLURL]
Left to Right & Top Down: Regular (without makeup), Makeup 1, Makeup 2, Makeup 3.

• Boxer Briefs: DMC Boxer Brief Black (50 Lindens, Perms: NM/NC/T),
@ Desert Moon Clothiers [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Sharbat Bright (i) Indoor version - SbZ (100 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Shape by Zada [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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3 Comments »

  1. wonderful!! you are right ben what a gentle face, i love the lower and upper back detail too - i have often had male customers asking if i knew where i could find a good skin with eyeliner and make up options i know where to send them now :)
    congrats maximillion

    Comment by swaffette Firefly — 29 December 2007 @ 10:13

  2. Ok, maybe it’s just me….but I am not a HUGE fan of Body Politik skins. I used a skin by max for a very long time when I first started SL, but then when the new “Dante” and clones all came out, I upgraded..and never looked back.

    That was until the envision skins came out..I considered getting one, toyed with the idea for the longest time before deciding that it STILL wasn’t for me..it looked nicer than the previous ones, but the lighting was still there.

    In regards to the new versions of the envisions? I must say, I honestly believe the previous envisions were better. By what degree? Can’t really say. Like i said, the skin doesn’t suit me(or my shape), its nice! However like ALL skins, its just not for everyone.

    Either way, envisions is a vast improvement over his first skins, and for that..Great job Max! ^_^

    Comment by Timmy — 31 December 2007 @ 5:45

  3. Just wanted to take this opportunity to praise the business practices of Maximillion Grant. Due to an error on my part, Max was extremely helpful in resolving the problem for something which he totally did not have to do but was kind enough to help me with. Not only does the Body Politik have great products but excellent customer service. I’m impressed!

    Comment by JoshooahL — 1 January 2008 @ 15:35

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