95 Skin Overlay Colors for Children and Adults
Hi guys! I’ve been working very hard on a project near and dear to my own heart (I was working on this all day yesterday which is why I didn’t post any additional items yesterday)! I LOVE playing with colorful sims, and I dearly miss my skin sliders from the Sims 3. I have not figured out how to make additional skins, but thanks to Ginny from (MySimpleSimblr) I was able to figure out how to make skin overlays using the full face freckles slot. Credit goes to her for the idea of skin overlays, as it is not something I would have figured out on my own.
I have made 95 different skin color overlays for both adults and children!
These are the 95 different skin tones on just 1 of the Sims 4 Skin Colors! I put a red square around the skin tone I used in the picture below. That means there are an additional 17 skin colors available for you to put these skin color overlays on! Overall that is 1710 different skin shades!
I was also able to isolate and fix the problem with the skin color overlay also overlaying teeth, eyelashes, and any accessories. As you can see below, the skin overlay no longer affects accessories or the teeth or eyelashes!! Also, you can see all muscle tones/fatness levels on all 95 different skin overlays.
So what do you need to know? These skin overlays appear with their appropriate color swatches under Skin Details, where you would find the full face freckles! I have put red squares around the location in the picture below. All 95 skin color overlays work on both genders as well as children, teens, young adults, adults, and elders!
So what has happened to your freckles? Have no fear, I have included both full face and nose freckles under the lip mole detail. This means you won’t be able to use the lip mole and the freckles AND the skin overlay together. However, it DOES mean that you can use the skin overlays with freckles (at least in adults!). I have put a red box around where to find the freckles in the picture below (they will appear with my little TS Icons).
So where can you find the matching childrens skin overlays? You can find them under skin details, just as you do with adult sims (I have put a red box around the location in the picture below)! Just a note with the children skin overlays, you have to choose between a fancy skin color and freckles…there was nowhere else to put the skin color overlays! Children don’t have any other facial details, makeup, or tattoo slots that I could have maybe used instead. I really wanted to be able to make colorful children though, so I made that sacrifice.
Also, just in case you have any problems with the default nose freckles showing up as an option, I have included a childrens nose freckles file along with the skin colors, which I have outlined below in red (again, sorry, but you have to choose between freckles or skin color with the children).
I know these skin overlays don’t make up for fully working genetics, but until we do have those options available, I have just been making due with rolling a dice for what skin color overlay the child should have. 1-2 they get an overlay near mom’s skin color, 3-4 they get an overlay inbetween mom and dad’s skin color, 5-6 they get an overlay near dad’s skin color.
I just use Random.Org’s Dice Roller to accomplish this!
Also, just be aware, at this time there is no way to change the skin color of the babies, you just have to wait until they age up to children!
Download all 95 Skin overlay colors combined into one handy dandy package here:
Download the 3 freckle replacements (1 for child, 2 for adult) combined in the package here:
Again, just a reminder, they are the default EA full face and nose freckles, I have just changed which slot you can find them under!
I personally tested all 95 Skin Overlays, and the big combo package, and everything seems to be working as intended! Please let me know if you come across any unforeseen problems with these skin overlays! If you guys are interested in smaller packages of skin overlays, please let me know, for now it was easiest for me to just combine them all into one package!
As always, please credit me if you use my skin overlays as a template to do your own, don’t claim my work as your own, and don’t upload to anywhere else without my permission. Feel free to reblog/repost to your heart’s content though!
Please enjoy, and happy simming! Feel free to post a comment or link to screenshots of these skin overlays in action! I want to see your sims! 🙂
Some people with smaller screens/laptops were having problems seeing all 95 colors, so I came up with a smaller package of 59 skin colors that can be downloaded below! I picked a variety of colors from the 95 shown above!
Download all 59 Skin overlay colors combined into one handy dandy package here:
You can find the post for 59 skin overlay colors here: