I was at Icing the other day looking for some of the awesome holos they had debuted with their Charlie Sheen theme (I found one leaky bottle) when something caught my eye:
Now I absolutely love Deborah Lippmann so I kinda feel like a traitor posting dupes of their fabulous nail polishes, but sometimes a girl needs to save some money to buy herself a Clarisonic Mia to shrink her large pores!
Force of Love is part of their Duality nail polish duos. It has a navy blue sheer jelly base with aqua and green hexagonal glitter and silver micro glitter. I don't have Across the Universe to do a complete comparison but from what I've seen online, Force of Love has more micro glitter than Across the Universe.
Here is Force of Love layered over Sally Hansen Navy Baby on the Left and the other polish included in the duo Magnetic Attraction layered over Color Club Black. I was able to get rid of the chunkyness here by adding a coat of Gelous and then topping that off with a coat of Seche Vite. Even though you lose the depthness of Force of Love when layered over a cream, it's still really pretty. I even prefer it this way.
All in all, I don't feel comfortable calling Forces of Love a dupe of Across the Universe but it is pretty gosh darn close. And it has satisfied my lemming of Across the Universe for the time being. Maybe I'll ask for it when my birthday rolls around.