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 Post subject: Running low on Nova. What's a good replacement?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:42 am 
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I love Nova. I've been using it on the inner corner of my eyes and it makes them look huge!

Sadly, I don't know if it's my skin tone or what, but I've been having a really difficult time finding a replacement for it. Most white/cream colors tend to either appear yellowish on me and look like eye gunk or they don't show up at all. I was wondering if anyone else has had the same issue and could offer a recommendation?

I've tried Cherry Blossom, Fairy Dust, Fire, Frosty, Hint, Nymph, Opal, Retro and Whisper. I love Flash, Homecoming Queen, Mojave and Queen for a Day but they're more subtle/neutral highlights and I'm looking for that dramatic "pop" (without glitter explosion). I'm looking at maybe Cream, Diamond, Envoy, Frenchie, Gasp, Vapor or Whipped Cream? Any suggestions?

Much appreciated. Thank you, ladies! :)

Edit: Here's the closest I've found to a swatch of it... http://www.alimapure.com/eyes/luminous- ... hadow/lana


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 Post subject: Re: Running low on Nova. What's a good replacement?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:03 am 
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Envoy. It's got an extraordinary gossamer-fine texture / finish. It's also ideal applied in a very thin layer on darkness around the eyes. It works like a light reflective layer and you only need a light touch of concealer over the top rather than a thick layer. It's awesome around the eyes in the way you describe for looking fresh and revitalised.


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 Post subject: Re: Running low on Nova. What's a good replacement?
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I was going to suggest Envoy as well. I also like what Cream does, and it's very versatile for highlight (browbone) for colors you're not so sure what to highlight with.


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 Post subject: Re: Running low on Nova. What's a good replacement?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:32 pm 
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Would you consider Sonic?

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 Post subject: Re: Running low on Nova. What's a good replacement?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:23 pm 
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I'm yellow, too, like you feyith. I wear Sonic as highlight, on the lid, in the inner eye corners. It is super pretty, and you can play with it anyway you want.

P.S.: I once or twice used it as highlighter. :P

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Reason: It was around 6 am and I haven't slept at all. Pardon my grammatical error. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Running low on Nova. What's a good replacement?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:00 am 
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Envoy and Sonic sound perfect. Thanks, girls! :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Running low on Nova. What's a good replacement?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:52 pm 
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Sonic makes a beautiful lid highlight color but not so great for the inner corner of the eyes. I think it's the touch of pink base in Nova that makes it work so well with my skin tone. Lana is close but not as complex/vibrant. I've been playing around with things to mix with Envoy but can't seem to get the ratio quite right; it's either too white/pink or not white/pink enough. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Running low on Nova. What's a good replacement?
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I'm thinking envoy with a touch of chills? What's lana? did i miss that one?

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 Post subject: Re: Running low on Nova. What's a good replacement?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:33 pm 
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Thanks, Samantha! What's the difference between Chills and Crush?

Lana is an Alima Pure color. Sorry for the confusion.


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 Post subject: Re: Running low on Nova. What's a good replacement?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:48 pm 
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Feyith, It is really nothing like Nova in theory, but did you happen to get get Specimen as a GWP? I remember thinking to myself that it was *sort of similar* to Nova and might do in a pinch. It's really quite spectactular. If you like I could send you a sample.
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