When I started Nourished Life it was my mission to find an organic replacement for everything in my home, starting with my beauty bag! Some of the hardest things to let go were the cult classics including my Lucas Paw Paw Ointment, Chanel Rouge Allure in Passion, Maybelline Great Lash and my Nars Orgasm which I bought from Sephora in Las Vegas with my days winnings.
Yes I have totally replaced them with their organic look-a-likes and the Zuii blush in Melon is the ideal certified organic, less expensive substitute for my Nars Orgasm but I'm totally biased so I asked one of our regular customers Madison to do this comparison for us!
Madison says "I have quite pale skin so when I do my make-up I cannot go without my blush to help my cheeks pop and make my cheekbones more defined. My favourite has always been the Nars Orgasm but I really wanted to find a chemical-free version with the same gorgeous colour. Nourished Life recommended I try the Zuii Organic Blush in Melon, which claims to be a similar colour as Nars, here is what I found!"
First off, I usually apply my Nars Orgasm with a soft brush, which blends very easily into my skin. It has a gorgeous soft, melon-pink colour with pink undertones, which is what I love about it so much. It gives a matte finish with little to no shimmer. I've never had a problem with it giving me irritation, although it can be quite heavy on top of my usual make-up which blocks my pores if I wear it for long periods of time, causing breakouts and occasionally dryness.
When I tried the Zuii Organic blush in Melon, again I applied it with a soft brush and I found it to be a very light, fine powder that blended perfectly into my skin. The colour was very similar and I found that it created a natural glow which brought my skin to life. It also has a bit more natural surface shimmer with warmer, more orange undertones, which really made my skin look vibrant and glowing.
The first time I tried my Melon blush, I wore it all day to a wedding and by the end of the night, my skin still felt fresh and like it could 'breathe' which showed as my pores were not clogged and I did not experience any breakouts. Since then, I have experienced no irritation or dryness with my Melon blush and would recommend it to people of all ages and skin tones.
I am totally in love my Melon blush and am so grateful that I have been able to find a toxin-free version of one of my favourite, 'can't live without' make-up products!