Link Love: Design Inspirations

Posted on October 28, 2013 by Sara Bedau | 0 Comments

As the resident designer at Alima Pure, I am forever seeking inspiration from all over. Here are a few of my current design favorites.
Link Love design Inspiration

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You’re Invited to Alima Pure’s Friends and Fans Sale!

Posted on October 22, 2013 by Clarissa Fong | 0 Comments

At Alima Pure, we have been so amazed and grateful for all the great product reviews we’ve received recently that we wanted to give something back. In appreciation of all our wonderful customers, we’re having a Friends and Fans Sale in your honor!

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How to Wear Alima Pure’s Bonus Eye Samples with Our New Natural Definition Mascara

Posted on September 12, 2013 by Terresa Clark | 0 Comments

Alima Pure Natural Definition Mascara on Model

Have you taken advantage of our introductory offer on Alima Pure’s new Natural Definition Mascara yet? If not, you might want to do so quickly. This week only, you will receive double free samples in shades selected to perfectly complement your mascara choice! This offer is good only through Monday, September 16, so don’t miss out!

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Get Ready for Stormy Weather

Posted on August 22, 2012 by Terresa Clark | 1 Comment

Introducing Stormy Weather

What could be more perfect for a fall collection from a makeup company in Portland, Oregon than a collection called “Stormy Weather?”  After all, Portland didn’t get its rainy reputation undeservedly.  But after a summer of record-breaking temperatures, everyone can look forward to cooler temperatures and a bit of precipitation!

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How to Wear the Hamptons Eyeshadow Collection - Summer Fling Look

Posted on July 31, 2012 by Terresa Clark | 2 Comments

Our Summer Fling look, created with The Hamptons collection, is easy to apply, but because it uses the beautiful, ocean-blue Southampton eyeshadow, the look is more playful and bright than the more neutral Summer Romance look.

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3 for $30 Eyeshadow Set: Vivid! for Brown Eyes

Posted on June 20, 2012 by Shopify API | 2 Comments

Our first 3 for $30 eyeshadow sets were such a big hit that we decided to go a little bit wild with the newer ones. So when we first asked Urmila to model our Vivid! for Brown Eyes eyeshadow set, she was agreeable. Then we told her the colors in the set. "Aegean??? I don't think I can wear blue eyeshadow," she said. Of course we told her she definitely could, and we would prove it. The results are here for the world to see!

Urmila Brown Eyes

We started out with Urmila's Satin Matte Foundation, Beige 4, and applied it with our #25 Foundation Brush. With the #3 Concealer Brush, we also brushed a bit of foundation onto her eyelids to give a nice neutral base. Then we added a bit of Satin Matte Blush in Melon to the apples of her cheeks with our #21 Buff Brush.

Urmila CloseupSince Urmila was a little "blue-shy," we wanted to keep her look simple and office (if your office isn't a cosmetics company) appropriate. We brushed Leone Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow over her entire eye area using the #37 Eye Blending Brush. Then with the number #36 Pointed Crease Brush, we added the slightest touch of Aegean Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow to Urmila's crease and blended it well. Then we mixed some Aegean with water and applied it as a thick liner with the #33 Angle Liner Brush, winging the outer corners up and out. To add definition to Urmila's lash line, we used Black Satin Matte Eyeliner, just smudged into the roots of her lashes. To finish the look, we slicked on some Organic Nourishing Lipbalm in Holly Berry.

If you are a bit more "blue-venturous," try using Aegean on your entire lid, either wet (for the very bold) or dry (for the more subdued). But we rest our case...see Urmila, you CAN wear blue shadow!

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Alima Pure Staff Favorite: Keiko Satin Finishing Powder

Posted on June 19, 2012 by terresa | 0 Comments

Keiko Satin Finishing PowderDea is one of our amazing Customer Service experts.  She answers emails and phones, solving shipping and credit card issues with calmness and kindness.  In fact, we can't think of a time when we have ever seen Dea lose her temper!

Dea's current favorite product is Keiko Satin Finishing Powder. Keiko is the perfect complement to her Neutral 3 Satin Matte Foundation, and she loves the way it smooths over everything, giving her skin a more refined look, and keeps her matte all day long. But we should let Dea tell you!

"Keiko sets my makeup for the entire day, it's the last thing I apply after putting on my other makeup. All I need is a light application with the #23 Kitten Brush to give me a 'finished' look."

If you want to try a Satin Finishing Powder, but your skin isn't similar to Dea's in color, we can help.

  • Try Yuki if you wear Cool 0, Cool 1, Neutral 0, Neutral 1, Beige 0, Beige 1, Warm 0, Warm 1 or Golden 0.
  • Try Keiko if you wear Cool 2, Cool 3, Neutral 1, Neutral 2, Neutral 3, Beige 1, Beige 2, Beige 3, Warm 1, Warm 2, Golden 0, Golden 1, Olive 0 or Olive 1.
  • Try Hanae if you wear Cool 3, Cool 4, Neutral 3, Neutral 3.5, Neutral 4, Beige 3, Beige 4, Warm 3, Warm 4, Golden 2, Golden 3, Olive 1.5 or Olive 2.
  • Try Ami if you wear Cool 4, Cool 5, Neutral 4, Neutral 5, Beige 4, Beige 5, Warm 4, Warm 5, Golden 3, Golden 4, Golden 5, Olive 2 or Olive 3.
  • Try Sayomi if you wear Cool 5, Cool 6, Neutral 5, Neutral 6, Neutral 7, Beige 6, Beige 7, Warm 5, Warm 6, Golden 5, Golden 6, Olive 4 or Olive 5.
  • Try Takara if you wear Cool 7, Cool 8, Neutral 7, Neutral 8, Neutral 9, Beige 8, Beige 9, Warm 7, Warm 8, Warm 9, Golden 7, Golden 8, Golden 9, Olive 6 or Olive 7.

You may find your foundation shade listed under more than one Satin Finishing Powder shade.  If that is the case, you could wear either one, and it will be a matter of preference which you like best.  Try a sample size of each to see which seems to work best for you.

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