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Community Thoughts: Lacking Makeup Options in The Sims 4 and how it can be improved

Ever since The Sims 4’s release in 2014 the community always felt like the game could do more in terms of makeup options that we get in Create A Sim. We’ve gotten a few extra options with Get to Work, Luxury Party and Get Together but in the last 3 years there hasn’t been anything done or added to the current catalog of makeup that would improve the experience of stylizing our Sims.

Other than the fact that we don’t get enough makeup categories that would help stylize specific parts of our Sims’ faces, the makeup we have right now is lacking to make our Sims stand out. Makeup offered with The Sims 4 Base Game is either too subtle or too visually striking. It’s especially hard to put makeup on Sims with darker skin tones. For example, there are only 5 presets for the “normal” Blush makeup option while there are 35 different skin tones in the game. The 5 blush presets only look good for some skin tones and even for those skin tones it’s hard to give the player full control over the makeup they’re wearing considering that some prefer to give their Sims certain levels of subtle makeup.

Those are just the lacking blush options that we have. There’s also lipstick, eyeshadow and the eyeliner makeup items that need improvement.

Makeup trends have changed tremendously in the world over the last few years. We know that The Sims 4 has its own universe of its own fashion rules but The Sims Team often knows how to hit the jackpot when it comes to adding trendy (and traditional) hairstyles and outfits that are inspired from real world. You can even see Concept Art from The Sims 4 that we occasionally post on our website which proves the point that the team uses references from the real world as an inspiration for The Sims 4 universe. Why doesn’t The Sims Team use today’s makeup trends to improve their lacking catalog of makeup in The Sims 4? We still don’t have an answer to that question but we did ask our Twitter followers about what they think about the current makeup options and features in the game and how they think it could be improved.

Here are their thoughts:

What are your thoughts on the current makeup options and how do you think they can be improved? Let us know in the comments!

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Jovan Jovic

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  • I agree, we need more trendy makeup. Especially actual lashes. We need to add some fenty and kylie style makeup to the game.

  • The sims NEEDS new makeup like desperately!!! I’m sure most people know how to get cc (custom content) but for those who don’t have VERY FEW choices which I think needs to change! And eye lashes and all that jazz need to e added too. Mostly because it makes sims come to life.

  • The sims NEEDS new makeup like desperately!!! I’m sure most people know how to get cc (custom content) but for those who don’t have VERY FEW choices which I think needs to change! And eye lashes and all that jazz need to e added too. Mostly because it makes sims come to life. Please also sims should make a video on YouTube that CLOSELY explains how to download custom content because when I looked up videos, the fans explained as if we already knew how to do it. Luckily My friend helped me.

  • The sims NEEDS new makeup like desperately!!! I’m sure most people know how to get cc (custom content) but for those who don’t have VERY FEW choices which I think needs to change! I don’t think makeup should only work for tan sims only because that’s just messed up and a whole new thing

  • Another thing no one is on about: height. In the sims, literally EVERYONE is the same height and that kind of bothers me! There should be height sliders for the short people (5’1 being the shortest) and for the tall people (5’9-6’2) being the tallest. I cannot say it enough.. Add. Some. Height. Sliders!!

    • I think Lumia made a mod for that, but I’m with you here, I also really really wan’t sims to be different height and that it would be in game…

  • We need a height scale, preteens, it would also be nice to have a university expansion, we definitely need more make up options, one thing I wish the Sims 4 would do is let us customize our clothes like I the Sims 3, I’d also like a supernatural pack as well. So many options!