Get The Look: Karen Elson’s Natural Makeup

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

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!

(Source: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images North America)

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Searching for Sensitive Skin Makeup? Try Mineral Cosmetics.

Posted on July 25, 2013 by Brynn Opsahl | 1 Comment

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.

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The Best Makeup for Oily Skin: Natural Makeup

Posted on July 23, 2013 by Clarissa Fong | 0 Comments

If you’re not sure if you have oily skin, ask yourself this: Does oil come off your nose, forehead and chin (also known as your T-zone)? Do you have large, visible pores and are prone to breakouts and blemishes? If so, you have oily skin. But fear not, mineral cosmetics are the perfect oily skin makeupAlima Pure mineral makeup can help your skin look fabulous all day long.

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The Delicious Summer Collection is Here!

Posted on June 10, 2013 by Terresa Clark | 0 Comments

Ahhh, the joys of summer. Hot weather, cool water, best friends, great books and delicious icy-cold treats to help you beat the heat. Celebrate summer with the easy to wear Delicious Summer Collection, featuring two eyeshadows and a blush; and the complementary Nourishing Lip Balm.

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Staff Picks For Spring

Posted on April 01, 2013 by Terresa Clark | 1 Comment

Top row, left to right: Dolce Luminous Shimmer Powder, Sospiro Luminous Shimmer Blush, Leigh Luminous Shimmer Blush. Middle row, left to right: Atlantis Pearluster Eyeshadow, Whisper Luminous Shimmer Powder, Chai Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow. Bottom row, left to right: Sahara Luminous Shimmer Blush, Brown Sugar Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow.

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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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Awards Season: Watch out, Anne Hathaway

Posted on January 25, 2013 by Terresa Clark | 0 Comments

For movies and television, Awards Season begins sometime in November and wraps up in late February with the Academy Awards.  During this window of time, it seems as if Alima Pure has been getting a little love from press and bloggers, so we thought we would take a quick look back at the awards and mentions that we have received in the latter part of 2012 and early 2013.  With holidays, flash sales and facebook contests, we weren't able to devote as much attention to some of these as we normally would, and so now we'd like to take a moment to show our appreciation for the recognition.  Maybe we haven't won as many awards as Anne Hathaway will this season, but we are still pretty proud of our products!

We had been thrilled to win several Organic Beauty Talk awards in 2011, and for 2012 they changed the format of the awards and gave the awards to brands, rather than for specific product categories.  We were honored to be selected as the Best Natural Mineral Makeup Line, and even more so because the 2012 awards took into account reader's opinions of the products!

In December, we found out that we made the Healthy Holistic Living's Top 100 Green Products for 2012 list.  According to Healthy Holistic Living, Alima Pure is "hands down one of the best all natural, chemical free cosmetics on the market today."

Alima Pure 2012 Well Beauty Blog Awards

Also in December, Well Beauty Blog named our Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadows as one of their 2012 Top Picks.  Writer Cori Lorts 

did say that although the Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadows are probably her favorite Alima Pure product, she also loves our blush and foundation.

In January, we have been singled out three times.  The Detox Diva picked Alima Pure for the Top 10 Beauty category of her Detox Diva Awards 2012.  She mentioned our Bronzer, Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadows and Organic Nourishing Lipbalm as favorites from the line.  Storybook Apothecary chose our Satin Matte Foundation as best Powder Foundation, and our holiday collection Black Tie Gala - Eyes as best Eyeshadow for her "The Best Makeup of 2012" round-up.  And Luckymag.com named us one of The Best Natural Beauty Products, calling out our Satin Matte Foundation and saying, "Many mineral-based products claim to be all-natural, but this one is truly safe on your skin."

What awards show would be complete without a speech?  We would like to thank all of the bloggers, magazines and websites that have taken the time to get to know our products and to introduce them to a larger audience.  But mostly, we want to thank you, the Alima Pure customer, for the inspiration you give us and for making us a part of your life.  We are honored that you chose us.

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