I discovered that Pacha Ewing sells a dollarbie Bento, Bakes on Mesh-compatible female mesh head on the SL Marketplace, called Chivasa, so I decided to check it out.
Here’s my first look, using the included head and body shape, and pairing the Chivasa head with the Kalhene Ariadna mesh body (this Ariadna mesh body is no longer available, but its successor, the Anya mesh body by Kalhene, is a reasonably-priced, Maitreya Lara-compatible alternative: more information here).
This is quite an attractive head, which responds reasonably well to most of the head sliders (although I could not close the mouth). Here’s a look at it with the free, shorter, pulled-back bun hairstyle already in your default Second Life inventory. Just open your inventory, and scroll down to the very bottom of your inventory window to find the Library folder. It’s in Library / Accessories / Hair Design Options / Pulled Back Bun folder. It’s free, completely adjustable, tintable, and uncomplicated, and it fits well under hats and hoods, too!
The Chivasa head comes with an eyelash HUD with eight options:
Here’s a look at the options available in the package, which include three Bakes on Mesh skin tones, three eyebrow colours, eyeliner and eyeshadow, five lipstick colours, and six different hairbases (I used the black one in the two images above, and tinted the pulled-back bun slightly to match).
All in all, this is an attractive female mesh head at a price that can’t be beat, L$1. Here’s another look featuring the free lingerie and robe from the Tequila Hunt currently going on at the MIIX shopping event (more details here).
Looking good, for a grand total of one measly Linden dollar! (If you spring for the Kalhene Anya mesh body, the total cost rises to L$1,696.)
I will be adding the Pacha Chivasa head to my constantly-updated list of free and inexpensive mesh heads and bodies for female avatars.