As a self diagnosed CC addict, I used to be one of THOSE people. Yes, you know the ones. The “I’m never ever going to use CC in my game” people.
I was so obsessed with some of the sims my friends were making, and always envied how amazing they looked! Then it hit me why my sims didn’t look quite right….. EYELASHES. So I went on a jolly over to Tumblr to download some CC eyelashes. 5gb of CAS cc later and it was safe to say I was hooked. However, it took me HOURS to find the CC I liked because as I’m sure you all know, custom content Tumblr is confusing, especially if you’ve never used tumblr before (which I had not).
So I thought it would be super handy for my fellow CC newbies, to create an essentials CAS CC items guide so you don’t have to spend a whole evening trying to figure out what’s what! So here we go, my personal favourite CC items to get you started on your journey!
So in terms of eyelashes, there’s one CC creator I am OBSESSED with. Kijiko eyelashes are amazing. Every time I ask a simmer which ones they use this is always the recommendation. It’s actually crazy how much difference eyelashes make on a sim.
So I never had a problem with sims eye colours…. until I found these. They are SO detailed and I honestly can’t look at the base game eyes anymore. I find the base game eye colours very flat, they literally are just… well colours! But these CC eyes really have another level and dimension to them. GG ChiefWhiskers, GG <3
Now there are a LOT of talented CC hair creators out there, but I have my favourites that I first started out with. This particular hair is by the very talented GreenLlamas.
FRECKLES. I can’t tell you how obsessed I am at downloading freckles. This particular set from SimTone has 4 swatches, depending on how intense you would like your freckles to be.
I think most of my CC folder is just makeup, especially eyeliners. I really wanted to split up the make up section so you get at least one of everything to start with.
Lips: By GrimCookies. This lip palette is one of my favourites for a number of reasons. It is very natural looking and I love to fact it has a little highlight on the cupids bow. It also has a really wide variety of colours for a starter kit. Download here
Eyeliner: By PralineSims. This amazing pack has not 1, not 2, but 96 eyeliners! It’s called the ultimate collection for good reason! I used number 58 for this sim. Download here
Eye shadow: By GrimCookies. I adore this eye shadow palette by Grimcookies. It has an awesome colour variety for natural as well as bolder looks. Download here
Cheeks: By SimTone. The cheeks are in the same set as the freckles. Download here
Highlighter: By BubbleVoid. When it comes to highlighters, I really want a blinding shine. I want people to see it! That being said, I know that’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Which is why this highlighter is great! It has a wide variety of shine, so you can go bold or subtle. It’s also perfect for a good variety of skin tones. Download here
I never knew how badly I needed CC eyebrows…. until I downloaded CC eyebrows. These brows by Adeic are really great because they are maxis match BUT also have that really realistic feel to them.
So as always, there are SO SO MANY wonderful clothing CC creators, but for the purposes of this article I have chosen to feature Moontrait because they have some super adorable outfits. However if you’re looking for some nice male clothing CC I would also highly recommend BustedPixels as they have a real mix!
Dress: By MoonTrair Download here
Shoes: By SimTone Download here
Glasses: By TamoSim Download here
Need a hand installing CC for the first time? Follow this tutorial by SnarkyWitch!