It's so cozy and Warm Inside

Posted on November 23, 2011 by terresa | 1 Comment

You've seen Cold Outside on a real person, and now here is Warm Inside on Jessica!

We started with her foundation, Beige 2.  Then we applied Candlelight from her lashes to her brows and Mulled Cider on her lids.  We brushed Hot Toddy into the crease, and concentrated a little bit at the outer corner of her eye, then applied it with a damp #33 brush along her upper lashes.  A touch of Satin Matte Eyeshadow in Raven filled in her brows.

We swept Firelight Luminous Shimmer Powder  along the tops of Jessica's cheekbones with the #23 Kitten Brush, and dusted what remained on the brush across her forehead.  We added a touch of Satin Matte Blush in Pink to the apples of her cheeks, and finished the look with a sheer layer of Organic Nourishing Lip Balm in Sweet Pea.

 

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Simply Irresistible!

Posted on November 17, 2011 by terresa | 0 Comments

Simply Irresistable girl
Can you create the highly stylized makeup looks of a Robert Palmer video girl with Alima Pure's Irresistible Brush Set? Absolutely!  But you don't have to, you can use it for more current and wearable looks...something we highly recommend.  And as this week's Deal of the Week, we hope you find it Simply Irresistible!

With a retail value of $85, the Irresistible Brush Set features four of our handiest brushes; the #25 Foundation Brush, the #17 Blush Brush, the #39 Large Shadow Brush and the #35 Eye Detail Brush in our signature Alima Pure bag for only $55.  But this week only you can get this fabulous set for only $45.  Don't miss this opportunity to stock up for you and the people on your gift list!

Click here for more details about the specific brushes in this great set, and how to use them.

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The secret of the Kitten

Posted on September 26, 2011 by terresa | 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered what makes our #23 Kitten Brush so special? As I was explaining to it a customer yesterday, I realized that many people may never have stopped to think what it is about that brush that makes it possible to use just about any blush, bronzer or shimmer powder (no matter how intense the color or shimmer) and look as if it were the perfect choice for your skin!

The secret is in the bristles. In a traditional brush of this style, often called a "duo-fiber" or "dual-fiber" brush, the white bristles are synthetic and the black are animal hair. Of course, Alima Pure would not use animal hair in our brushes, so ours are all the highest quality synthetic. This means that all of our bristles are soft and gentle, not just the white ones. They will not irritate those who suffer from animal allergies.

The real key to a brush like this though, is that the white bristles are longer. Since only about half the bristles are white, there are roughly half as many bristles that pick up color as would do so with a regular blush or powder brush. Half as many bristles in the product means half as much color is picked up, which in turn means much less intensity.  This is the brush for when you want a sheer application. The real beauty of the brush though, is when you apply it to your face, the white bristles and the black bristles will both touch your face.  All of the bristles participate in blending the color, so the look is almost air-brushed, with no harsh lines.

So if you're thinking you might need a lighter bronzer for fall, or if your favorite new blush is looking a little bright as your tan fades, no worries--the #23 Kitten Brush is the right tool for the job.

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Holiday Brush Collections

Posted on November 04, 2009 by kate | 2 Comments

Just in time for holiday gifting, Alima brush sets are back!

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Alima’s Half Moon Brush Has Arrived

Posted on October 20, 2009 by kate | 0 Comments

Alima Pure Half Moon Brush

Alima is tickled to announce our new Half Moon Brush. This adorable little brush has an exquisite feel to it; dense, silky, smooth…it’s truly a pleasure to glide over  your face. Because it’s so soft and gentle, all skin types can use it, even those with sensitive or Rosacea-prone skin. Plus, it fits effortlessly into your purse or handbag.

The Half Moon Brush boasts a uniquely wide, flat design with a small, manageable handle, making it ideal for blending, highlighting or contouring. It quickly, easily, applies a sheer application of bronzers, luminous shimmer powders, finishing powders, primer powders, and is fabulous for blending or touching up mineral foundation.

I’ve found it works beautifully under my eyes and have been using it there, as well, for spot application. Another bonus: the Half Moon Brush’s slender arc of bristles is especially easy to clean and air-dry.

We’re offering our new brush right now at a special introductory price of $20.00 (see details on Alima’s Home Page). You will also receive, for a limited time, a sample of Autumn Glow Luminous Shimmer Powders; perfect to replicate the burnished, late day glow of the season.

We think you’ll be as pleased with the Half Moon Brush as we are and invite you, as always, to share any questions, comments or experiences.

Happy autumn to all of you!

Adriane

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Looking for Alima's #31 Brush?

Posted on February 19, 2009 by kate | 0 Comments

If you're wondering where our #31 (Fine Eyeliner/Concealer) brush is, don't despair, it will be back soon. But in the meantime, we have a few suggestions that might help you survive the wait.

If you were going to use the #31 for eye lining, you might enjoy the #33 Angle Liner brush, which works beautifully, wet or dry.  If you were seeking the #31 for concealer, a good substitute is our #35 Eye Detail Brush.  This handy little brush works much like the #31 for applying concealer to spots and blemishes, and also does a nice job applying a smudgy liner for a smokey eye.  Turn it sideways and you can use it much like the #31 for applying a thinner liner. And like the #31, it can also be used to apply lip color in a pinch!

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Just in time to stuff a stocking...

Posted on November 30, 2008 by terresa | 12 Comments

Alima Pure Retractable Brush

Introducing Alima Pure's newest addition...(drumroll)...our retractable foundation brush!  It took a while for the manufacturer to get this just the way we wanted it, but we think it was well worth the wait.  This beautiful brush is Alima-bronze on the outside, with black, super-soft, man-made bristles inside and our adorable bird on the end.  Tuck it into a purse or travel bag so that you can take your foundation brush with you without a mess. Pre-load it with foundation before you go for an instant touch-up.  What we love about it (besides the obvious) is that you can control the bristles to make the brush good for more than just foundation application.  If you slip the metal collar all the way down, you have a full brush, perfect for a sheer application of foundation, but also nice for Satin Finishing Powder, Luminous Shimmer Powder, or even Blush or Bronzer.  If you only pull the collar half the way down, you have tighter bristles, for a slightly heavier foundation application (without the clouds of powder a loosely bristled brush can create), and more control around the contours of the face.  Priced the same as our regular #25 Foundation Brush, this gorgeous little side-kick comes to you with an extra surprise this month.

Fête: a lavish party or celebration.  Alima Pure Fête:  a gleaming all-over shimmer powder perfect for everything from lavish parties to intimate celebrations.  With your purchase of our new Retractable Brush, you will receive a 10 gram jar of our Limited Edition Shimmer Powder in Fête, a soft coppery shimmer with just enough gleam to make you glow.  Wear it on your cheekbones or on your shoulders, but be sure to put it on and celebrate! Offer good through December 25th.

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