Jordan, the last release from Birdy is simply one of the best ethnic skin renderings I have seen in a long time. For me personally, up until now, my go to ethnic skin was Glance. But with the introduction of Jordan, Nina Helix is really going to give Glance a run for their money! Available in six gorgeous tones, you can really see that Nina put a lot of effort in creating a skin with rich shades and features that represents a strong cross-section of skin tones in the sadly underrepresented ethnic skin market in SL. Jordan is not just a caucasian face with a darker tone: It is obvious to me that Nina went out of her way to find strong features as her source material. My only critique is the nose shape choice, I would have personally liked to have seen a less pointy nose. BUT that could be because she was making the decision to allow this skin to appeal to a variety of ethnic groups namely African, Latino and South Asian in origin avatars.
For my portrait of Jordan above, I also included the Raspberry Lipgloss for Jordan and the skin tone featured is Mocha. The collages below do not include a colored lipgloss and feature all six tones split into light and dark groups.
Jordan in Toffee, Latte & Olive
Jordan in Cafe, Mocha & Coco
Oh and I cannot neglect to mention two of the latest releases from LaGyo and Maxi Gossamer. The gorgeous LaGyo “Matilda” set can be found at Collobor88 and Maxi’s “Mayfair Diamond” set can be found at FaMeshed.
Demo Jordan now at Birdy
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Harley Browns
Skin: .Birdy. Jordan Skin
Lipgloss: Jordan in Raspberry (Portrait only)
Compulsion ‘Daena’ beige
LaGyo_Matilda Set (03) for Collabor88
MG – Necklace – Mayfair Bell Diamond (collage) for FaMeshed
Hands by SLink