How to Find Your Mineral Foundation Part II: Colors & Shades

Posted on July 16, 2013 by Kate OBrien | 0 Comments

If you haven’t read the first blog article on how to find your mineral foundation, start there. Once you have sorted out your skin tone, it’s just one more easy step to finding your ideal foundation color. At Alima Pure, our foundations fall into six foundation shade ranges, each with its own unique mix of pink, yellow and green pigments, to blend flawlessly with your skin.

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How to Find Your Shade of Mineral Foundation Part I: Skin Tone

Posted on July 11, 2013 by Kate OBrien | 1 Comment

In order to find your ideal mineral foundation shade it helps to know your skin tone. But skin tone can be the tricky bit. How do you know if you are neutral or cool? Olive or warm? Alima Pure has put together a little undertone quiz to help. Just answer these three simple questions.


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Get The Look: Bronzed Glow Starring Our Mineral Bronzer

Posted on June 24, 2013 by Terresa Clark | 2 Comments

Summer has arrived in Portland, Oregon!  While we know we'll still get a little rain, the return of warm weather has us overjoyed and searching our closets for summer clothes. What better to pair with your favorite sundress than a little healthy glow? We've got you covered! Here are some of our favorite tips on how to get glowing.

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Our Spring Blush Crush: Leigh

Posted on May 30, 2013 by Terresa Clark | 0 Comments

Early this spring, we did a photo shoot featuring lovely model Sarah at a local rug and textile company, Christiane Millinger Oriental Rugs and Textiles.  We were so enchanted with the way Sarah's coloring combined with her fresh, spring makeup look and the gorgeous rug behind her, that we just couldn't resist showcasing her makeup look, which features one of our favorite blushes for spring--Leigh Luminous Shimmer Blush.

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#23 Kitten Brush - The Ultimate Multitasker

Posted on May 22, 2013 by Alyson Hancock | 1 Comment

The #23 Kitten Brush is the ultimate multitasker—especially for spring and summer as we introduce more shimmers and stronger shades into our routine. The bristles swoop up just enough powder to achieve a perfectly even and subtle application with the option to build. It’s also entirely foolproof, which is always a big bonus! Here are some of our favorite products to pair with the Kitten Brush.

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For the Perfect Brows

Posted on April 05, 2013 by Terresa Clark | 1 Comment

Eyebrows may well be the most often overlooked area of the face when it comes to applying makeup. Maybe you feel as if your brows are already heavy enough, or don’t love the natural shape. But what women who skip brow makeup may not realize is that your brows provide a frame that can draw attention to the eye, and can even make them look larger.

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Oh, Deer! Fun Makeup Tutorial for Kids

Posted on March 11, 2013 by Terresa Clark | 0 Comments

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.

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