You’d never know that Aromaleigh Pure Rouge Blush in Verve would make a fine dupe for NARS Orgasm just by looking at them, swatching the two side by side, or sitting them together. But Verve is indeed quite a nice dupe of Orgasm and possibly more flattering (and definitely more cheaper)
With a price tag of $14.25 ($10.69 on sale now) you can deduct nearly half the price of NARS Orgasm from this little pot of joy. Not quite pink and not all peach but a cross between the two makes Verve a good dupe contender for one of my favorite blushes from NARS, Orgasm.
Although considerably more shimmery and a tad bit on the dirty warm red side, Verve applies to cheeks with a blend of pinks and peaches. The formula is a finely milled powder with a shimmery finish that blends onto cheeks beautifully. The undertones of pink cool the color down from it’s dominant base of peach. It’s a unique shade that can be easily be mistaken for Orgasm once applied but with better pigmentation.
If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to $25 NARS Orgasm (it’s not an identical twin mind you but not a bad try!) this is one to try. Cheap, pigmented, and pretty it’s a beautiful shade for Summer!
According to an article on Reuters Japanese men are quite obsessed with beautifying themselves.
“Yoshitomo Sango treats his complexion to a face scrub, toner and face cream every morning before strolling to a nearby salon to get his hair done….”
Which brings me to my Musings today. What do you think of men that take part in a daily beauty ritual? Moisturizing? Toning? Maybe even applying powder or foundation….?
Tell the Muse and click below for my view!
“Japan’s $3 billion male cosmetics market is one of the biggest in the world, accounting for nearly one-fifth of men’s cosmetics sales globally, according to market research firm Euromonitor International. It estimates the global market will reach $25 billion by 2011….”
These numbers do not shock me in the least. Japan is a culture obsessed with beauty, could be why I love the Japanese so much, and having such a large male audience in the beauty world isn’t any surprise. I think it’s great for a guy to enjoy a beauty regime of any kind he chooses be it skincare or makeup. Any guy that feels skincare is important is so in my ace book plus the Muse has never made any secret over the fact that she loves pretty men!
What do you think?
Do you think men that worry about their skincare are awesome?
Do you draw limits on what they should and shouldn’t concentrate on makeup and skincare wise?
I’m partitioning Frankie Valli to change the lyrics to Grease is NOT the world in honor of Lush Grease Lighting Spot Treatment.
But don’t tell my sister…she thinks the Earth, the Moon, the Stars revolves around the Jersey Boys…changing the lyrics could be like breaking the law to her.
Lush Grease Lighting is the latest skincare treat from Lush for treating spots, pimples, and all the uglies that pop up on our skin.
Check it after the jump!
Lush Grease Lighting is a blend of witch hazel, thyme, calming rosemary, and antibacterial tea tree water to create an antiseptic for keeping pimples well under control. Mind you this isn’t a skin treatment but a spot treatment. What’s that mean? It means if you have a fat pimple on your forehead before a blind date tomorrow you can dab some of this on to zap that spot right out of your hair. It works a treat on minor pimples, small formations of pimples on places like your chin or forehead, etc….it works to dry pimples out, treat them, and reduce the size of the pimple all while delivering a healthy dose of treatment to clear your skin up.
I have a nice size pimple on the side of my face at the moment which I’m not up for discussing with you but I will for the sake of my review. I applied some Grease Lighting on it last night and the pimple is considerably smaller. I imagine with another dab of this it’ll probably be gone by morning w00t!
The formula is a watery, runny gel which you can tap onto blemishes easily. It’s very gentle so it doesn’t dry out your entire face but it does dry out the area you’re treating however not so much that you’re left with cracked, flaky skin.
If you’re looking for a spot treatment to save your skin Lush Grease Lighting is the way to go. It’s $9.95 and available now from Lush Mail Order or your local Lush store. I trust Lush skincare with my life so it’s a joy to have a quick spot treatment for the times that a rare pimple pops up on my face!
Clean & Clear has introduced a brand new oil-free makeup remover and it’s been around since, check this, March 2009. Why didn’t I know about it before this? Who’s in charge of the memo service? I didn’t get the memo telling me about cheap eye makeup remover…you know how obsessed I am with finding an inexpensive makeup remover! Heads will roll when I find out who messed up.
But for now I have in my possession a bottle of Clean & Clear Eye Make Up Remover and since I’m so in likey with it I’m in a forgiving mood!
$5.95 nails you a 5.5oz a bottle of Clean & Clear Soothing Eye Make Up Remover…yes under $6 bucks and you can have a very good quality remover….thank you jebus, I prayed so hard but didn’t think it would ever happen.
I have one tiny rant but I’ll get to that in sec..
First off this is incredible stuff. This removes eye makeup in a snap plus it doesn’t contain oil so no cloudy, blurred, OMG! I can’t see! feeling. The formula is very much like simple water but it manages to do a very good job of removing waterproof mascara, pigmented eye shadow, etc……
I’m deeply impressed. It does have somewhat the same formula as Lancome Bi-Facil but it’s more watery. My only rant is you have to use alot. I had to do two cotton pads to get everything off my eyes….I wish I could have just did one swipe and be good but I did have to saturate two pads to remove everything. But…I do wear alot of eye makeup in it’s defense. I’m not upset in the least about this as it did a supreme job of getting my waterproof mascara off so I’m discoing!
That Bi-Facial feeling!
Fact is…it’s a killer deal and it works. It’s the best drugstore remover I’ve come across and well worth a pick up. I think it’ll replace…wait for it…my Sephora eye makeup remover. I have to test a bit more before I retire Sephora but it’s looking like Clean & Clear Make Up Remover is winning the coveted position of being the Muse’s eye makeup remover.
Loves it and Muse Approves it for purchase.
Try it, I have a feeling you’ll like it as much as I do.