The very first step to working with makeup for acne prone skin is to make sure your previous makeup application removal is thorough. While keeping up with a good cleanser and moisturizer that works well with your skin is necessary before any application of makeup, the makeup brushes you use and the care you take of your products may be equally important.
To create a gorgeous, natural makeup look for summer like Karen Elson's, start with the Satin Matte Foundation that matches your skin tone. If you haven’t found your match yet, you might want to use our Foundation Selector. To keep your look dewy and light, try mixing your foundation with some of your moisturizer in the palm of your hand and apply as you would a liquid foundation. If you prefer to use your foundation dry, sweep a little Lumina Luminous Shimmer Powder across your cheekbones and forehead.
For a natural flush, Satin Matte Blush in Pink on the apples of the cheeks works for almost every skin tone. Then using the #37 Eye Blending Brush, sweep a little Pearluster Eyeshadow in Champagne on your lids. Using the #33 Angle Liner Brush, line eyes with Pewter Satin Matte Eyeliner. Dampen your brush for a defined look, and then smudge a bit of dry powder around the edges of the liner.
To complete the look, groom your brows, apply a coat or two of black mascara, and sweep Sweet Pea Nourishing Lipbalm on to your lips. Voila, you are ready for a day at the beach or a night on the red carpet!
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With naturally sensitive skin, finding the right mineral makeup can be extremely difficult. After disappointing test runs with many sensitive skin beauty products claiming “natural” or “herbal” properties to prevent reactions and keep you feeling fresh and healthy, we can understand the desire to give up the search. Here at Alima Pure, we deeply believe in the idea that less is more. Products should be simple, clean, pure and feel good, no matter how often you use them. This is why our mineral makeup works well with sensitive skin—the fewer ingredients put into the product, the less likely it is to irritate the skin.
Alima Pure is honored to be awarded a coveted Green Star from ELLE Magazine for our Luminous Shimmer Eyeliner. To celebrate, we want to share one our favorite mineral makeup products with you. For a limited time, we are including a FREE Carnevale Luminous Shimmer Eyeliner with all orders over $60*.
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.
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.
Since our semi-annual Satin Matte Foundation sale is going on now, let's take a moment to talk about what to do if you think you have your foundation shade, but you're not quite sure. Or maybe you have found the shade you love, but you notice that some days, the coverage isn't what you want.