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LAQ Rain Bento Mesh Head

LAQ Rain Bento Mesh Head

Today I will be blogging about the LAQ Rain head. The Rain head was released back in August and it is now available in the LAQ mainstore.

LAQ sells their main bento HUD separately, which you only need to purchase one time. After that, you can buy as many LAQ bento heads as you like, they will all work with that one single HUD.

Here is some information about LAQ heads:

  • Head Price: LAQ bento heads are all L$1500 each and are available at the LAQ mainstore. The main bento HUD and the skins for the heads are both sold separately.
  • Main HUD Price: The main bento HUD is L$3000 and only needs to be purchased once for all Laq Bento heads.
  • Skin Price: The skin for each head is sold separately for L$990 for all tones.
  • Body Appliers: They have released new ‘Next Level’ body appliers with 1024×1024 resolution. These appliers are available for Maitreya, Belleza, Slink and Omega and they cost L$300 per skin tone.
  • Omega Compatibility: Some LAQ heads come with omega pre-installed and some don’t. You can pick up the Omega System Kit for LAQ heads on the marketplace if you need it for your head.
  • Motion Capture Animations: To get the animations to work on the head, you must purchase the main bento HUD, which is sold separately for L$3000.
  • Customer Service Questions: If you have any questions about this head, it would be best if you looked at the designer’s profile, her name is Mallory Cowen, to see how she prefers to be contacted for customer service issues as I will probably not be able to assist you with that.
  • LAQ 3rd Party Compatible Products: If you’re looking for skins, shapes, cosmetics and more, which are compatible with your LAQ mesh heads, check out the LAQ !Advertising ONLY! Flickr Group.
  • Other LAQ Bento Heads I’ve blogged: Other LAQ Bento heads that I’ve blogged in the past are: CherryAthenaVivienSandyPoppyZahraLeiaSkyeScarletRebelRinaNeveNyxLuluJadeAna, and Gaia.

I will live stream a detailed video about this head on my YouTube channel later today:

Here is some information about the main bento HUD:

  • Price: The main bento HUD is available by itself for the price of L$3000 at the LAQ mainstore. Any of the LAQ bento heads will work with this HUD and they will all only be L$1500 each.
  • Tabs: The HUD has three tabs: features, mocap and looks:
  • Features Tab: The features tab has the most amount of options:
    • Hide/Show: Check or uncheck the face tattoo or ears to make them hide or show.
    • Eye fx: This feature adds shading and eye reflections on a separate layer from the eye itself. This way, shading and reflections stay intact even when your avatar looks around. Your eyes will also reflect light in the evening. You can turn this feature on and off and play with its opacity.
    • Mouth: You can turn both mouth layers on or off to hide or show the lipsticks on both layers.
    • Neck: You can turn the blender on or off and also pick your neck size to match up with your mesh body.
    • Skin: This tab has a link to the Laq mainstore where you can pick up a skin for your head. The skin for each head costs L$990 for all tones. You can also clear the skin in this tab as well as tint it.
    • Tattoo: There are 5 tattoo layers giving you the option to apply 5 different kinds of tattoos on your head. You can also control the opacity of each layer as well as tint them. It comes with free mole, blush, freckles and wrinkles.
    • Brows: You have a choice of 4 brow tones as well as an option to tint them. You can also control the opacity and clear if preferred.
    • Lashes: There are two lash options in which you can control the length and opacity on both the opper and lower lashes separately. You also have tinting and masking options.
    • Hairbase: There are 6 hairbase colors along with tinting and masking options.
    • Eyeshadow: The head comes with 3 eyeshadow layers giving you options to apply up to 3 layers of shadows and liners. You can also tint and control their opacity. It comes with 7 free shadows.
    • Lipsticks: There are 2 lipstick layers so you can apply up to 2 lipsticks. You can also tint and control their opacity. It comes with 7 free lipsticks.
  • Mocap Tab: The mocap tab includes:
    • 4 moods
    • Blinking, 2 parted lips and 2 smiles.
    • 16 Expressions and still poses
    • Talking animation – gets triggered when typing in chat
    • Furnitures – syncs with animations that can be found in animated furniture
    • Stop All – stops all animations
    • Lock Neck – locks your neck in a certain postion
    • Eye Movement control – Link your eyes, free them and also turn on mocap eye movement
    • Teeth – Hide upper and lower teeth, choose out of 4 styles and tint.
  • Looks: In the looks tab, you can save your favorite skin and makeup combinations for easier access in the future.
  • Customer Service Questions: If you have any questions about this HUD, it would be best if you looked at the designer’s profile, her name is Mallory Cowen, to see how she prefers to be contacted for customer service issues as I will probably not be able to assist you with that.

Here is the video for the LAQ Bento HUD:
(style details for this video at this link: LAQ Skye Bento Head)

For more of my mesh head reviews and videos, click over to my Mesh Heads Category on my blog and my Male and Female Mesh Head Playlists on my YouTube channel. I have also created a page with a list of all mesh body parts that I have blogged.

I am currently running a giveaway for a Powder Pack LAQ Subscription Box. Powder Pack LAQ will be released on November 1st and my giveaway ends on October 25th. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment in the following video with your name and the name of your favorite LAQ bento head:

I have made my own shape for this head and as soon as I release it, I will link to it from this post. Laq-Rain Shape

I’ve released my shape for this head now, and it’s available in my marketplace store.

My Style Credits:
Shape: Laq-Rain Shape by Strawberry Singh (UPDATE – MY SHAPES ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh Head: LAQ Bento – Rain 3.05 by Mallory Cowen
*Skin Applier: LAQ Rain Skin by Mallory Cowen
*Eyes: IKON Charm Eyes – Hazel by Ikon Innovia
*Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Whiff add-on by M4ri1yn Magic (Kustom9)
*Hairbase: Tableau Vivant \\ Mei hairbase [omega] by M4ri1yn Magic
*Dress: ISON – Safiya Dress by Harry Hyx (C88)
*Shoes: #EMPIRE – Rubiginosa by QUEENshop
*Tattoo: Letis Tattoo Mahtab by Leti Hax
*Pose: GingerFish Poses by Tracy RedAngel
*Background Lights: Stealthic x Toksik – 10. TOS Studio Light (Trio) by Stealthic


Strawberry has been a Second Life Resident since 2007 and a Linden Lab employee since 2019.

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