Alima Pure Profile: Nature of Beauty

Posted on August 18, 2010 by kate | 0 Comments

This week we're delighted to introduce the lovely Terri Bly of The Nature of Beauty. You can Find The Nature of Beauty in Saint Paul Minnesota at Ecotique, and also online at her wonderful website.

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My personal take on "The Story of Cosmetics"

Posted on August 12, 2010 by admin | 1 Comment

Personally, I like Annie Leonard’s videos. She is not afraid to talk about the “elephant in the room.” In the case of “The Story of Stuff” the elephant is that a lot of us consume too much without giving thought to where products come from and where they go when we are done with them.

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Four great shadow looks for blue eyes!

Posted on August 10, 2010 by terresa | 3 Comments

It seems as if suddenly, the makeup artist email is filled with people looking for eyeshadow recommendations.  Could it be that our shadow choices are a bit overwhelming?  Help has arrived, for those with blue eyes, at least.  (Other eye colors--your recommendations are coming, sit tight!)

Keep in mind that what looks good on one person with blue eyes won't look good on everyone with blue eyes; skin tone and hair color do contribute to the overall look.  But with that caveat, there are a few guidelines that lead to combinations that will work for most everyone with blue eyes.

1.  Use the color wheel as your guide.  Opposites enhance!  Have you seen two colors that, when placed next to each other seem to almost pulsate?  Those colors are true opposites.  Blue is opposite of orange on the color wheel, so orangey shades will work beautifully for most blue eyes.  If your eyes lean towards lavender-blue, then your shadow can lean towards yellow (gold).  If your eyes are blue-green, you should use oranges with more red.

How to wear it:

Highlight with Champagne or Silk Pearluster.

On the lid try Mohair Satin Matte, Toffee Pearluster or Brown Sugar Luminous Shimmer.

At the outer corner/crease use a bit of Martinique Luminous Shimmer.

Line with Paparazzi Luminous Shimmer Eyeliner or Espresso Satin Matte Eyeliner.

2.  Neutrals work for most everyone.  With blue eyes, your neutrals lean towards golds.

How to wear it:

Highlight with Buttercream Luminous Shimmer or Vanilla Satin Matte.

On the lid try Camel Pearluster, Cocoa Satin Matte or Leone Luminous Shimmer.

At the outer corner/crease use a bit of Pyrite Luminous Shimmer or Java Satin Matte.

Line with Paparazzi Luminous Shimmer Eyeliner or Espresso Satin Matte Eyeliner.

3.  If your hair is blonde or light brown; and/or your skin is light-to-medium depth, you can probably wear cool colors very well.

How to wear it:

Highlight with  Daphne Satin Matte or Lana Luminous Shimmer.

On the lid try Viola Pearluster or Danube Satin Matte.

At the outer corner/crease use a bit of Navy Luminous Shimmer or Lilac Satin Matte.

Line with Carnevale Luminous Shimmer Eyeliner or Nightengale Satin Matte Eyeliner.

4.  A classic smoky eye is gorgeous with blue eyes.  Use a light hand if you are not used to this look, but you can really glam it up with the darker shades if you dare!

How to wear it:

Highlight with Meringue Luminous Shimmer or White Satin Matte.

On the lid try Zen Pearluster.

At the outer corner/crease use a bit of Noir Luminous Shimmer Eyeliner.  (Use as shadow, not liner.)

Line with Black Satin Matte Eyeliner.

Above all, remember that makeup should be fun, and it is about expressing your personal style and creativity, not about doing what is "right" or "wrong."  If it looks good and makes you feel great, it can't be wrong! Invite some girl friends over and try out different looks on each other.  You're sure to find some new looks that enhance your natural beauty!

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Alima Pure profile: Camellia Pure Beauty

Posted on August 04, 2010 by kate | 0 Comments

We're delighted to introduce Emily Headen of Camellia Pure Beauty. Located here in Portland, Emily carries a terrific selection of Alima Pure products, among other natural makeup and skincare lines. Everything Emily touches radiates loveliness, and we're honored to be included in her collection.

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Alima Pure Perfectly Tailored Fall 2010 Collection

Posted on July 24, 2010 by kate | 1 Comment

Step into fall with a versatile color collection that will look fabulous with a wool suit or your favorite hoodie and denim. Two of these shades are of our new “almost matte” formula, so they appear matte in low-light situations, but have a touch of shimmer in sunlight.

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How to Pamper and Protect Travel Weary Skin

Posted on June 09, 2010 by kate | 0 Comments

On a recent trip to beautiful Toronto, Canada, my husband and I battled everything from a rental car breakdown in the middle of a lightning storm to trying to find an open restaurant on Easter Sunday. And then, there was the little matter of my red, dry, irritated skin. I wish I had remembered the havoc that air travel can wield on our skin.

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Alima Pure’s Summer Beachcomber Collection

Posted on June 09, 2010 by kate | 2 Comments

Envision a warm beach, the wind gently whipping your hair and the frothy water lapping at your toes. The colors are soft and muted, tumbled by the wind and water, but shimmering in the sun.

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