It's amazing what a little Pistachio can do!

Posted on June 17, 2011 by terresa | 3 Comments

Several years ago, when Alima Pure created our Color Balancing Powders, I have to confess, I was worried. As someone who has an excess of redness in the cheek area, I had tried green "correcting" products many times in the past. The problem with each and every one I tried was that instead of ending up looking red, I ended up looking green...not a real improvement, in my opinion! Kate was still formulating all of the colors at that time, and she took my fears to heart. She ended up with our Pistachio, which is green, but not glaringly so. Softened by beige, this little gem tones down redness without leaving a hint of green to show through your foundation. Most people who use Pistachio find that they need to use considerably less foundation than they otherwise would.

To illustrate how amazing it can be, we photographed Alyssa, the beautiful sister of our amazing photographer, Kara. Alyssa swears by Pistachio, and graciously allowed us to photograph her with a bare face.  On the left, Alyssa with nothing on her face. On the right, Alyssa with ONLY Pistachio. Amazing, isn't it?

Because she was such a great sport, we finished Alyssa's look, applying her foundation in Neutral 2, Luminous Shimmer Blush in Freja, Pearluster shadows in Cassis and Amethyst, and Organic Nourishing Lip Balm in Rhubarb. Radiant!

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3 Responses

Barb Suiter
Barb Suiter

December 22, 2012

I’ve used Alima products for years and finally decided to try the Pistachio color corrector for my rosacia. I couldn’t believe that green makeup wouldn’t look ridiculous, and didn’t want to add another layer of makeup to my foundation and finishing powder. Silly me! It’s wonderful! Altho it doesn’t eliminate the red, it noticably tones it down (I use a very light application). It looks completely natural and the super-light texture doesn’t create a heavier look as I feared. Love it!

Maria
Maria

February 04, 2013

This blog post is the reason I decided to try pistachio :) It gave me really high hopes though … It works well, but I was hoping for it to work even better.

terresa
terresa

February 04, 2013

Hi Maria, we’re sorry it wasn’t as good as you hoped! Keep in mind that if it is too green, then rather than having you look red, you can end up looking green, which isn’t really any more desirable! Try applying it with the #15 brush for heavier coverage, and then your foundation over the top. We hope you’ll get the results you’re looking for!

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