Catwa – Jessica

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About the heads

Name – Catwa – Jessica
Designer – Catwa
Version – v4.3
Cost – 3,599L
Expression Hud – Yes – 9 expressions that can be frozen or played as an animation

Functionality/HUDS

HUD 1 HUD 2 HUD 3 HUD 4 HUD 5 Hud6

Blinking – Yes
Eyes Open/Closed – Yes (includes two partially closed options)
Mouth Open/Closed – Yes (three ‘standard’ mouth poses)
Teeth – Includes 3 teeth and 2 ’empty mouth’ textures

Skins & Make-up

Skin tones included – 8 tones (matching The Skinnery body appliers)
Make up options included – 5 eyeliners, 3 blush, 16 lipstick and 4 lash options.
Can other skin designers make appliers for it? – Yes
Omega Head Applier compatible? – Yes (read about Omega info here)

Review

The best bits:

  • Fits Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, EBody, Tonic and most other mesh bodies very well.
  • I LOVE the animation features in this. Whilst I would probably only use the ‘normal to small smile’ animation, I like that it’s there as an option. Basically the ‘gestures’ make your face go from whatever your standard facial pose is (I use open eye with a small smile) to that expression and back again, over and over. Kinda like the old facial expression animations.
  • The HUD save spaces are incredible, I LOVE that I’ll be able to save all of my favourite appliers right there in my HUD.
  • The lashes are gorgeous, and Catwa did so well to think to include a ‘mask mode’ option for them, because the reason they look so good is that they use alpha-blending, which can cause issues with hair sometimes.
  • The teeth options! Love love love them.
  • The eyes – I’ve noticed mesh heads have a tendency to look odd around the eye, so it’s great to see some more big-eyed options coming out.
  • She’s set the new standard for mesh heads with this release, that I’m sure of. It won’t be to everyone’s taste, but I know that everyone will be watching her future releases keenly to see a head that they feel is ‘their’ style – because the features are unparalleled in sl at the moment.
  • The skin tones matching The Skinnery’s appliers is a great touch.

The worst bits:

  • I would love to see some softer eyeliner options included. Eyeliner is always so ‘harsh’ on mesh heads, my kingdom for a little natural smudging! hehe. But then again, I’m sure I’ll be able to purchase this when someone makes one no doubt 😉
  • Adding bodyfat can make the head sit a little weird, but playing with the options can even it out a little.

3 thoughts on “Catwa – Jessica

  1. Really wish I had read this before buying. I am confused by the offerings. For instance, I bought the Alice head fatpack for $4160 and have all sorts of options for expressions. Now I bought the Jessica based on seeing it on someone else and I not only don’t like it. It looks very different from the demo, I found, but it barely has any expressions. At $3599, it was a waste of money. It looks very “drag queen” to me.

  2. But why to wear the head i need to wear that shape that make me so thin…i have a tonic curvy body, but this is tall the double respect the catwa shape with the head!!! How can i fix this?

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