The No-Makeup Makeup Look

Posted on March 24, 2014 by Alyson | 0 Comments

We’re loving the au naturale no-makeup makeup look that is fresh for spring, proving that less really is more sometimes. Follow these simple steps to achieve that barely-there makeup look that will enhance your skin tone and natural features. There’s no harm in saving the shimmer for summer!

NO-MAKEUP-LOOK

1. Moisturize your skin with your favorite moisturizer. We love to use coconut oil!

2. Apply a layer of your favorite shade of Satin Matte Foundation with a #25 Foundation Brush.

3. With a #23 Kitten Brush pop a Pink Satin Matte Blush into the apples of the cheeks and blend upward on the cheekbones to the hairline.

4. Prep the eyes with a wash of Champagne Pearluster Eyeshadow using a #39 Large Eyeshadow Brush. This particular shade brightens the eyes and conceals any discoloration on the lids. The perfect nude!

5. Tightline your lids with either Espresso or Black Satin Matte Eyeliner using a #33 Eyeliner/Brow Brush to enhance the eyes even more. Remember to make the line thin for a more natural look.

6. Apply a layer of Natural Definition Mascara in Brown to liven up your lashes.

7. Use Sweet Pea Lip Tint to give lips a healthy shine and hint of natural color.

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Sombra Contour Powder + Half Moon Brush = Sculpting Perfection

Posted on March 19, 2014 by Alyson | 0 Comments

Sombra Contour Powder is deeply pigmented to enhance natural bone structure and sculpt the face by creating shadow and definition. Whether you want to make your face thinner, your nose longer or your cheekbones stand out, adding shadows give the appearance of depth to balance your overall face shape.

Contour-Powder

Swirl your #7 Half Moon Brush in Sombra Contour Powder and outline your hairline or sweep it along your jawline for a stronger jawbone. This versatile shaping powder is a luxurious matte for a natural finish. The Half Moon Brush is the perfect shape to sculpt your naturally gorgeous bone structure and is on sale for a limited time only! 

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Get the Look: Gaia Spring Collection

Posted on March 12, 2014 by Alyson | 0 Comments

Greek mythology tells us that out of Chaos Gaia was born.  As the creator of the universe she is mother earth, and everything that exists in the world originates from her.  Gaia represents strength, power, creation, and maternal nurturing.  Inspired by this, we created a collection of strong earth tones.  Our Gaia Collection features two Limited Edition Eyeshadows, and our all new Limited Edition Radiant Finishing Powder. The eyeshadow in Chaos is a fiery copper, Celestial eyeshadow is a deep blacked gold, and Radiant Finishing Powder in Sacred is a soft glowing peach.  Together these shades create a strong and enchanting look.  Follow these simple steps to achieve this powerful look:

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1. Start by applying a sheer layer of Satin Matte Foundation (Sara’s shade is Warm 1) using the #25 Foundation Brush.

2. With the #17 Blush Brush add just a touch of Satin Matte Blush in Carnation to the apples of the cheeks.

3. Lightly dust Radiant Finishing Powder in Sacred along the forehead, cheekbone and jawline; as you would with a bronzer or highlighter.  The #23 Kitten Brush is the perfect tool for the job, this way you will get a sheer glowing application.

4. With the #37 Eye Blending Brush sweep the Sacred Radiant Finishing Powder from the lash line to brow bone. This acts as a nice base and brow bone highlight.

5. Pick up a small amount of Chaos on the #39 Large Shadow Brush. Then work the shadow into the bristles, spritz with water, and pat the shadow onto your lid and into the crease.

6. Dampen your  #33 Angle Liner Brush with water and blend with Celestial to create a liquid liner.  Apply Celestial to the upper and lower lash line for intense definition.  Bring the line as close to your lashes as possible..  Extend the liner slightly past your natural lash line and wing it up for an eye widening effect.

7..  With the #36 Pointed Crease Brush blend (dry) Celestial along your crease, but concentrate the color along your outer crease.

8. Coat your lashes with several layers of Natural Definition Mascara in Black to add drama.

9. Finish the look with Rhubarb Lip Tint to moisturize and enhance your natural lip color.

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Introducing Orchid Limited Edition Eyeshadow

Posted on February 18, 2014 by Clarissa | 0 Comments

Orchid is a modern and versatile shade that enlivens the skin for both cool and warm undertones. This semi-matte pearluster shadow is a soft shimmering fuchsia—the perfect hue for different makeup looks and complementary to many hair, eye and skin tones. Orchid also pairs well with shades of lavender and pink, such as the featured the mineral blushes and mineral eyeshadows in our In Bloom makeup trios.

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Alima + Fetch = Love Is In Bloom Giveaway

Posted on February 11, 2014 by Clarissa Fong | 1 Comment

Some things are just meant to be together! Alima Pure has teamed up with the fetching folks at Fetch Eyewear to offer this exclusive giveaway just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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20% Off Luminous Shimmer Eyeliner - This Week Only!

Posted on February 04, 2014 by Clarissa Fong | 0 Comments

We want your eyes to shimmer and shine…just like you! Luckily for you, our mineral eyeliners are on sale this week for 20% off, or $10 each! Click to see the list of colors, or visit our weekly makeup sales online for new and exciting deals and promotions.

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Thank You for B-ing the Change by Choosing Alima Pure

Posted on January 30, 2014 by Clarissa Fong | 0 Comments

As a B Corp certified organization, Alima Pure is pleased to support the B the Change campaign, a global movement to celebrate and reward people using business as for good this month!

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