Update your makeup bag for winter

Posted on November 04, 2011 by terresa | 0 Comments

The sudden drop in temperature here leaves no doubt, winter truly is just around the corner!  And as the weather changes and the last traces of any tan you had fades into oblivion, you may want to consider updating the contents of your makeup bag for the season.

Comfort is key when the weather gets colder, so it is always a good idea to have a moisturizer that you can apply to hands, elbows or even your face when you really need some moisture.  Coconut oil is a great choice, you can easily transfer some from a larger container into a small jar, and because it is solid at room temperature, you don't need to worry about leaks or spills.

To add a little color back to your face, carry a bronzer that is slightly darker than your natural skintone and a blush with a rosier tone.  Satin Matte Blush in Antique Rose, Honey Rose and Desert Rose are great options, as are Bronzers like Maricaibo, Mauna Loa and Trinidad.

When the skies are dull, add a bit more brightness to your look with a Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow with not-so-subtle sparkle.  Buttercream, Venus, Paris or Leone are easy to sweep all over the eye area and look great with or without a contour color.

Finally, switch from a drying lipstick to our moisturizing Organic Nourishing Lip Balm.  Cranberry gives lipstick-like coverage, but provides anti-oxidants and moisture at the same time.

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Baby, It's Cold Outside!

Posted on October 21, 2011 by terresa | 1 Comment

Okay, maybe it isn't exactly cold yet, but we know it is coming--the winter chill and the holidays. Whether you prefer strolling through the snow or snuggling by the fire, Alima Pure has you covered with two Limited Edition holiday collections that can be worn separately or together.

The Cold Outside collection features three cool-toned shadows and a blush.  Snowdrift is an off-white shimmer with a hint of silvery blue.  Snow Angel is a light-to-medium blue with silver sparkle.  Jack Frost is a deep, blue-toned purple shimmer.  Rosy Cheeks is a gorgeous, just-in-from-the-cold pink blush.

For the Cold Outside look, apply Snowdrift from crease to brows.  Apply Snow Angel on the lid form the inner corner, and over 2/3 of the lid.  With a damp brush, line under the lash line with Snow Angel.  Apply Jack Frost to the outer 1/3 of the lid, and lightly blend into the crease.  With a damp brush, line the upper lid with Jack Frost.  Swirl a bit of Rosy Cheeks on the apples of the cheeks.  Finish with Organic Nourishing Lip Balm in Cranberry.

Warm Inside features three warm-toned shadows and a shimmer powder.  Candlelight is a pale gold shimmer.  Mulled Cider is a medium rose-gold sparkle.  Hot Toddy is a deep, shimmering bronze.  Firelight is a warm gold Luminous Shimmer Powder.

For the Warm Inside look, apply Candlelight from the lashes to the brow.  Add Mulled Cider to the lid, and sweep Hot Toddy into the crease and at the other corner.  With a damp brush, line upper lashes and outer 1/3 of the bottom lashes with Hot Toddy.  If desired, dust a little of your favorite blush on the apples of your cheeks.  (We really like Satin Matte Blush in Pink for this, or Rosy Cheeks from the Cold Outside collection!)  Then highlight the tops of the cheekbones and around the temples with Firelight.  Finish with Organic Nourishing Lip Balm in Cranberry.

The Baby, It's Cold Outside collection is available only at www.alimapure.com for a limited time.  Each set contains three full-sized eyeshadows and a full-sized blush or shimmer powder, packaged in a beautiful Alima Pure gift box.  Cold Outside and Warm inside are $36 each, with $2 from each set going to the Global Fund for Women.

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Makeup Artist's Favorite - Gazelle

Posted on September 13, 2011 by terresa | 1 Comment

I recently used up an entire Alima Pure eyeshadow. If you own any of our shadows, you know that this is not all that easy to do! The shadows last a long time, to say the least. But Gazelle Luminous Shimmer Shadow has overtaken all other shadows as my "go-to."  When you wear an eyeshadow daily, it does eventually run out!

What is it about Gazelle that makes it so perfect? Well, for me at least, everything! The shade, a soft beige that is not too far from my natural skin tone (Beige 2). But what makes it really special is the shimmer. It's not sparkly like some of the other Luminous Shimmer Shadows, but it is not pearly like a Pearluster. It is just the right amount of shimmer to brighten up my eye area without looking inappropriate for my age.

If your skin is more of a neutral or cool, and maybe slightly deeper, Chai Luminous Shimmer Shadow may end up being the "go-to" shade for you.  I just used it on a Neutral 5 today, and the effect was similar to Gazelle on my skin, and it was beautiful!  If you have darker skin, Palomino Luminous Shimmer Shadow would fit the bill for you.

And here's a little good news, if you happen to be looking for an entire set that is perfect for every day, our Simply Perfect Collection is available on the website for a limited time only.  It contains my favorite Gazelle, but also Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow in Tigereye and Satin Matte Blush in Pink.  It is a great set for daily wear or as a gift to introduce someone to the wonders of Alima Pure mineral cosmetics!

 

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Eco-chick Jessa Blades uses Alima Pure

Posted on April 26, 2011 by kate | 0 Comments

Our lovely friend Jessa Blades, natural makeup artist extraordinaire, teamed up with eco fashionista Greta Eagan for an eco photo shoot. And what eyeshadow did they use? Alima Pure, of course! Read all about it here.

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Show your Mom that she's your favorite Goddess

Posted on April 13, 2011 by terresa | 0 Comments

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to show someone how you feel about them than with the Alima Pure Goddess Collection?

This year’s featured goddesses are Isis and Artemis. Isis was the Egyptian goddess of motherhood and magic. (Really, what’s the difference?) She was the ideal mother and wife. Greek goddess Artemis was the patron of women in childbirth and the guardian of young children and wild animals. Isis has a medium beige matte base, but with a generous helping of golden sparkle added. Artemis is a deep, matte eggplant with a brown undertone.

The collection comes in our adorable Alima Pure travel bag that houses four beautiful signature Alima Pure eye brushes as well as the Goddess shadow duo. The brushes are the #33 (Angle Liner/Brow), the #36 (Crease), #37 (All-Over Blending) and #39 (Large Shadow). The brushes are tucked into brush slots on one side of the bag, and the shadows are located in a zippered pouch on the opposite side. The two sides come together with our signature bird as the zipper pull.

The collection, with a value of $83 if purchased separately, is just $47, for a limited time only.

How to wear it:

With the #37 or #39 brush, apply Isis from lashes to brow. With the #36 brush, swirl a touch of Artemis in the outer corner and crease. Then line with Artemis and a damp #33 brush. In keeping with the goddess theme, wing your liner up and out just a bit at the other corner.

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Alima Pure wins Fig and Sage award!

Posted on November 30, 2010 by kate | 0 Comments

We're honored and delighted to have received the Best in Natural Beauty Award for Best Powder Blush and Best Eyeshadow. Thank you Fig and Sage!

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Intensify your brown eyes...

Posted on September 21, 2010 by terresa | 2 Comments

Brown-eyed girls may not consider themselves especially lucky, but when it comes to selecting eyeshadows, they most certainly are. There are almost no shadow colors that brown eyes can't wear, and if you have brown eyes and feel that there is a color that looks really horrible on you, it probably has more to do with your skin-tone or even hair color than your actual eye color.

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