The Sims 4 I The Ultimate Guide I How to create a realistic looking Sims

By now almost everyone knows I like creating sims that look very realistic. I like realistic furniture, realistic hair, face features, makeup and basically everything in my game has to look like a photograph of the real life. I know it’s not – believe me. I do not live in the fantasy world, yet. Hah 😅
I like the cartoony look too, don’t get me wrong but I prefer Alpha (realistic) CC over Maxis Match (cartoony).
Anyway, I know I’m not a guru when it comes to realistic looking sims but I’d like to think I’m not the worst either. So here are some of my tips how you can make your sim turn into a „human“ lookalike.

The first thing I recommend you is take a picture of yourself or take one from Google and try to create a sim based on that picture. And put emphasis on details. Where are your eyes, nose and mouth located. Try to mimic everything – even the body shape.

But in order for you to put  emphasis on details you need a lot of custom content  because EA doesn’t have what we need so let’s get right into it.

Eyes

The Sims default eyes are great but not good for what we want to achieve here. I recommend using custom eyes that replace the default ones.

My favorite default cc eyes are by Alf-si: https://goo.gl/ipo9Sv

Another default ones I like are by MS Blue called Expressive Eyes V2https://goo.gl/8jCLrC

EA eyes:

Alf-si eyes:

Expressive Eyes:

With these I like using eye specular remover for best results. I use this default version of eye specular/reflection remover: https://goo.gl/HjLngu

But there are times I like using custom eyes that are not default cc eyes. There are so many good cc eyes that are in face-paint section.

Here are some of my favorites:

Doe Eyes by Crybabies: https://goo.gl/uVWwG2

Eyes N01 by FashionRoyaltySims: https://goo.gl/nq6eT2

Vlogger Eyes: https://goo.gl/hoMPuA

Taq eyes: https://goo.gl/UoCDJK

Geneticin eyes: https://goo.gl/q1SuKU

3D eyelashes

First things first. We need to remove these bulky looking EA lashes and thankfully there is a mod that can do just that – removing EA eyelashes from the eyes.

No EA lashes mod: https://goo.gl/Qz6yB2

And download 3D eyelashes by kijiko as well: https://goo.gl/BFh8qw

Eyebrows

There isn’t much to say about eyebrows. We just need them. I have 3 favorite eyebrow creators. And they are: Alf-si, Pralinesims and S-club.

Some of my favorite eyebrows:

Alf-si Sophia eyebrows: https://goo.gl/Fgc6Gu

Alf-si Valeria eyebrows: https://goo.gl/o4TLD4

Pralinesims Yuri Eyebrows N41: https://goo.gl/qsjy6S

Pralinesims Jade Eyebrows N40: https://goo.gl/9ceWKP

S-Club Eyebrows F 201704: https://goo.gl/XZwVez

S-Club Eyebrows F 201707: https://goo.gl/DvEeQX

Skins

I use this default replacement skin, which gives my sims a lot of skin details (nipples… and more):

Luumiasims body replacement pack: https://goo.gl/Y1eXSD

I have a lot of custom skins in my Mods folder and to be honest I wish I had even more. Custom made skin is very important when it comes to realistic looking sim.

My favorite skin creator is and always has been s4models. Sadly, she has not made any new skins recently but there are some old but great ones on her website: https://s4models.com/skins/

There are a lot of amazing skins from other creators as well and here are some:

Cinnamonroll skin v3: https://goo.gl/BZT8bX

Mia Skin Overlay: https://goo.gl/fkoGHw

R skin 3: https://goo.gl/d5Sj17

R skin 8: https://goo.gl/TD4XXr

Skin tones

I only use 4 different custom skin tones. But you definitely need at least 1 custom skin tone in your Mods folder because EA skin tones don’t offer much diversity.

Ms Blue Skintone Set V2 (my most used skin tone): https://goo.gl/F9oT13

Ms Blue Skintone Set V3: https://goo.gl/CZ4DfL 

Kijiko  Skin tones: https://goo.gl/AB75Uo

Xmiramira Melanin Pack 2 (deeper skin tones): https://goo.gl/3aJVDH

Skin details

This part is Super important! What makes sim look realistic is not only the skin, eyes and eyebrows but it’s the details. Like eye bags, mouth corners, wrinkes, pores and all that good stuff.

I feel like I’ve downloaded every skin detail cc there is. I know I don’t have all of them but I do have a lot. And if you want your sim to look as “human” as it possibly can you need to download these skin details too.

For that go to http://sssvitlans.tumblr.com/makeup and download all those details you need:

Skin details I can not live without:

Cleavage detail: https://goo.gl/6qAUzx

Defined nosehttps://goo.gl/jYaDYg and https://goo.gl/a85Tz3

Eye bags

TAMO eyebags: https://goo.gl/GzStCy

Obscurus Eyebags and contour: https://goo.gl/QzZnD9 

KC dark undereye circles: https://goo.gl/dgXuMV

Nose mask

Defined nose mask: https://goo.gl/crJFiH

Nose mask N1: https://goo.gl/4smfpH

Nose mask N2: https://goo.gl/srJJum

Nose mask N3: https://goo.gl/fXvPj6

Mouth corners

Mouth Corners N01: https://goo.gl/HZoBQN

Mouth Corners N03: https://goo.gl/Wx8jjF

Mouth Corners N04: https://goo.gl/5W9Bcf

Freckles, birthmarks & moles

To be honest  I don’t use freckles and birthmarks very often. I should but I forget to.

But here are some I like:

Alf-si March – Face Freckles: https://goo.gl/2WUZN3 

I don’t have favorite moles/birthmarks cc but these are the ones I have in my CC collection:

MP Set of 4 moles N2: https://goo.gl/ky3E69

Set of 5 moles N1: https://goo.gl/XzJy2A

IMF Beauty Marks – Version 2 F/M: https://goo.gl/HAvLRz

IMF Beauty Marks F/M: https://goo.gl/uFbqq4

Face Contour

Let’s channel our inner Kim K for a sec because I hear contouring is her thing.

Here are some of my favorite contouring cc:

Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette by MAC: https://goo.gl/pyxJZJ

Pralinesims Contour N01(btw all Pralinesims contour and skin details are so very good): https://goo.gl/a3KxDQ It’s similar to the KatVonD Palette

RemusSirion Skin details(he’s cc is worth your time too): https://goo.gl/DGJuCm

Nose contour

Maccosimetics Nose contour (my favorite): https://goo.gl/PzohLj

RemusSirion Nose masks: https://goo.gl/dAT1Ru

Dimples

I have a soft spot for dimples. I think dimples are super cute and sexy so let’s go over some of my favorite dimples:

Oh So Sweet Dimples by Shinasims: https://goo.gl/afPD3j

Pralinesims Dimples N06: https://goo.gl/o1yJ7M

Pralinesims Dimples N04: https://goo.gl/tEmVzg

Pralinesims Dimples N05: https://goo.gl/PsmXsJ

Face shine

I don’t know about you but days when there’s like 30 °C out there I am shiny and oily and I hate it but it’s life. Well, there are some great face shine cc for sims as well and here is my favorite one by Screaming Mustard:
[ Sol ] – Face Shine: https://goo.gl/TGxu2W

Glossy skin  

I love using it. It makes your sim all glowy and dewy. It just adds something extra special to your sim.
Glossy skin: https://goo.gl/URd24b

Baby hair 

Baby hair/hairline is something I use almost  everytime I make a sim. It adds so much to your sim. Without baby hair my sims look just wrong like they have only wig on so I have to add them every time.

Baby hair Serena: https://goo.gl/rgVBfi

Baby hair Eve: https://goo.gl/QM2cTU

Baby hair Eve 2.0: https://goo.gl/9oRPf6

Baby hair Vanilla & Hazel: https://goo.gl/V8edFP

Mimilky Babyhair N2: https://goo.gl/b1cK9U

Mimilky Hairline: https://goo.gl/oTaor2

Body hair

We have hair on our body… your sim should too.

Luumiasims Body hair V5 (for your male sim): https://goo.gl/YaHcGT

Kijiko’s Body Hair for Female and Male(pubic hair): https://goo.gl/b25Mk3

Bonus Tips!

Blush for deeper skin tones

Estrojans Blaque Blush No.2: https://goo.gl/rxg1qr

Lips

There are so so many great cc lips with this skin-like texture and I’m living for them.

Purify Lipstick: https://goo.gl/GZygkp

LipsSet16: https://goo.gl/jPEoXJ

Precursor Lipstick: https://goo.gl/KNUukr

Skin colour lipstick: https://goo.gl/pm6PFR

Batter Man Lips: https://goo.gl/djd59o

Obscurus N2 & N3: https://goo.gl/ELBgqf

Nails

EA doesn’t even have nails – that says it all.

My favorite nails:

MorganeParis Nails 02: https://goo.gl/7dbMw8

PS Nails N07 Matte Square: https://goo.gl/dmdhuL

PS NailsN09 Matte Short: https://goo.gl/qskoHU

 

Hair

I don’t have favorite hair styles right now. But my favorite hair creators are:

Leah Lillith: http://www.thesimsresource.com/members/Leah_Lillith/

Anto: http://www.thesimsresource.com/artists/Anto/

AdeDarma: http://www.thesimsresource.com/artists/Ade_Darma/

Stealthic: http://www.thesimsresource.com/members/Stealthic/

Nightcrawler: http://www.thesimsresource.com/artists/Nightcrawler_Sims/

Simpliciaty: http://simpliciaty.blogspot.com/search/label/hair

HallowSims: https://lycasims.blogspot.com/search/label/s4hairs (links are here: http://simfileshare.net/folder/13711/)

Here’s the link where you can download all the Alpha Hair Styles you like: http://sssvitlans.tumblr.com/tagged/s4alphahair

For male sims, here are all the facial hair: http://sssvitlans.tumblr.com/tagged/s4facial%20hair

ALL Sims 4 CC: http://sssvitlans.tumblr.com/sims4cc

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I think this is everything. I hope you find it helpful and if you do have any questions feel free to ask me anytime.

Happy Simming!

Kat 

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