Recently, we were contacted by Portland-area photographer Diana Sell with an interesting question. She wanted to do a photo shoot for her son's Kindergarten class as an auction project, and needed a little help with the makeup. Now, normally we aren't fans of kindergarteners wearing makeup, but Diana had found an on-line tutorial on how to do deer makeup. Since her son attends Deer Creek school, it seemed like a natural! But the tutorial showed all sorts of makeup that didn't seem like the best things to put on the sensitive skin of young children, so Diana reached out for a little advice.
The latest installment of our 3 for $30 Eyeshadow Collections are now available, and they are just right for gift-giving on a budget. Do you have a flower-lover on your list? What about someone who craves coffee? Or someone stricken with the urge to travel the globe? Let your gift of mineral makeup illustrate that you know what is close to their heart!
Flower Bouquet is a collection of three of our floral named shadows. Soft pink, matte Daphne pairs beautifully with the sweet blue-purple tones of Pearluster Viola. Finish the look with the nearly-black Satin Matte Eyeliner in Black Violet. This collection is stunning on both green and brown eyes!
Coffee Break combines the beautiful peachy tones of Luminous Shimmer Chai with the deeper bronze of Pearluster Cappuccino. Satin Matte Eyeliner in Espresso, always a favorite, completes the look. Great on eyes of any color, this trio is especially gorgeous with blue eyes.
Exotic Getaway gives a girl glamorous options! These three Luminous Shimmer Shadows can be worn in pairings, or all three at once. Apply Paris all over the eye area, then choose from Milan or Martinique for the crease, and to use damp as a liner. Don't limit yourself to just one, use Milan in the crease and line with Martinique or vice-versa. Because this collection includes neutrals and a purple-ish toned shadow, it is perfect for any eye color!
When you look up the phrase "joie de vivre" in your French-American dictionary, we're just about certain you will find a picture of this months Naturally Gorgeous model, Mary, there alongside the definition. Mary is passionate about life and experiences, and has a serious case of wanderlust! She's equally comfortable hiking up a steep incline, trying a new way of wearing her makeup or moving halfway around the world! Whether you need a partner-in-crime for a night on the town, or someone to help you clean out your closet, Mary is the sort of friend you'd want to have on speed-dial!
Tips for how to have a safe Halloween are everywhere this time of year, but most of them overlook the importance of safe Halloween makeup. Many costumes require a bit of makeup, but the ingredients of those pre-packaged Halloween makeup kits that are in all of the stores right now are more frightening than the looks they create. So here is proof, you can create some great Halloween looks using only Alima Pure mineral makeup!
What is on your agenda this holiday season? Whether you are attending a Black Tie Gala, snuggling up at home or something in between, Alima Pure’s Limited Edition Black Tie Gala holiday collections will help you shine. A collection in two parts, Black Tie Gala has an Eye collection and a Face collection. Mix and match the collections to create a look that is truly right for every occasion!
This months Naturally Gorgeous model, Kristen Ulmer, enters a room like a power surge, crackling with enthusiasm and energy. But ask her to sit, (to have her makeup done) and she is still; calm and centered. Just seeing how easily she shifts from one mode to the other and how entirely comfortable and joyful she is in her skin, it makes you wonder...how can I get some of that? And you can, visit Kristen's website to learn about all she offers! Kristen has mastered the art of living in the moment, and she is living each moment to its fullest. To say she is inspiring to be around is an understatement!
Back in May, I had the opportunity to work as the makeup artist on an amazing project. Joni Kabana, an award-winning visual artist and photojournalist, and the woman behind the camera on our Naturally Gorgeous model shoots, was going to be shooting a calendar for a local yoga studio, and needed makeup for the models. Being familiar with my work, and the way that Alima Pure photographs, Joni asked if I would come and help out. The project, she explained, was to spread the word about a series of classes at The Yoga Project, a studio in the Sellwood area of Portland, called “Yoga for The Larger Woman.”