Color Balancing Powder Q & A

Posted on June 11, 2014 by Kate OBrien | 0 Comments

Color Balancing Powder is our secret weapon against skin discolorations, and it is on sale  now! You can learn all about its almost magical powers in our latest Q & A.

Color Balancing Powder

What is Color Balancing Powder?
Color Balancing Powder  minimizes skin discolorations. It’s quite sheer, so it doesn’t actually appear green, pink, or yellow on the skin. Instead it subtly neutralizes those unwanted discolorations. That’s why we think it’s magical. 

How do I use it to correct surface redness in my skin?
A light application of pale green Pistachio Color Balancing Powder will banish redness. Though it doesn’t look green on the skin, we recommend using it beneath your foundation. It works beautifully for dermatitis, rosacea, and even mild sunburn. Best of all, its super gentle.  And it’s Alima’s top seller.

My skin looks sallow and tired.  How can I counteract this?  Lavender Color Balancing Powder will instantly brighten your skin. This pale purple shade will enliven your complexion, and neutralize yellow dull tones in your skin. Again, we recommend a light application beneath your foundation.

I’m not looking to correct anything, I just want to brighten my complexion.  Is there a shade for me?
We suggest you check out Buttercup.  This pale yellow shade will soften slight redness, add warmth, and brighten up any complexion.

How and where do I apply Color Balancing Powder?
We recommend our #23 Kitten Brush for the perfect light application.  These powders can be applied to targeted areas, or your entire face depending on your individual skin needs.  Although, they are meant to be worn under your foundation, if no extra coverage is desired they can be used sparingly on their own.

Please don’t hesitate to contact makeupartist@alimapure.com for any further questions! We love hearing from you.

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Alima Pure Color Crave: Pistachio

Posted on April 25, 2012 by Alyson | 2 Comments

Inspired by our very own Color Balancing Powder in Pistachio, we put together a color story for this wonderful, spring color.  Here are a few stylish objets d'art that have us thinking green.

Alima Pure Color Story: Pistachio

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Tone down sunburn with Color Balancing Powder

Posted on April 24, 2012 by terresa | 0 Comments

pistachio with brushThe sun came out in Portland this past weekend.  And it didn’t just come out, it came out with a vengeance, drying up the perma-puddles and sending sun-starved Portlanders in search of tank tops, shorts and pedicures.  Then came the aftermath -- photos on Facebook, with the caption, “maybe it will turn into a tan,” and a run on aloe vera gel at the drugstore.

But until it does turn into a tan, consider toning down your sunburn with Pistachio!  Alima Pure’s Color Balancing Powder in Pistachio is perfect for toning down unwanted red, and although that usually refers to redness from rosacea or allergies, Pistachio is an equal-opportunity red-fighter; sunburn and windburn also fade away under this soft green powder.

Of course, having Pistachio in your collection doesn’t mean that you should skip the sunscreen…far from it!  But sometimes, no matter how hard you try to reapply, you end up with too much sun.  When you do, just buff on Pistachio with your #15 Flat Top Foundation Brush, #21 Buff Brush or #25 Foundation Brush, and follow with your regular foundation.  Or, if your sunburn is on your body, skip the foundation and just let Pistachio do all the work.  You’ll be amazed at how efficient it can be!

 

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Frequently Asked Foundation Questions

Posted on February 06, 2012 by terresa | 0 Comments

With our semi-annual Foundation Sale going on, it seems like a good time to answer some of the questions we hear most often here at Alima! Here are answers to some frequently asked foundation questions.


Q: Does your foundation contain sunscreen?
A: Two of the main ingredients in our foundation are physical sun blocks, but we have not had our foundation evaluated by the FDA to be able to claim a specific SPF. In our experience, the foundation provides sufficient sun protection for incidental sun exposure, but we recommend sunscreen for outdoor activities or prolonged exposure.

Q: Do your products contain nanoparticles or nanospheres?
A: They do not, and you have our word that they never will.

Q: Are your foundations organic?
A: “Organic” is shorthand for "organically grown.” Because minerals are mined and not grown, they cannot be classified as “organic” or “organically grown.” Minerals are, in fact, considered inorganic, since they do not contain organic matter. In spite of being “inorganic,” the ingredients are as pure and natural as ingredients can be.

Q: I have dry skin, can I still wear your foundation?
A: Absolutely! Many of our happiest clients have dry skin. You will just want to take care to moisturize your skin well before you apply your foundation. If you are switching from a liquid foundation, you may need to consider a more intense moisturizer to make up for the lack of liquid.

Q: I love the idea of mineral foundation, but I’m just not sure I can get used to using a powder foundation.
A: Most people find that it is easier than they expected to give up liquids, but if you struggle with it, remember that you can combine some of your foundation with a lightweight moisturizer and use that as a tinted moisturizer. Then for extra coverage, you can apply more foundation over the top.

Q: Will mineral foundation call attention to my pores or lines?
A: It shouldn’t! We don’t use the ingredient Bismuth Oxychloride, which can emphasize uneven texture. But if you do find that your imperfections seem more noticeable, you will want to try applying less foundation at a time. Applying in several sheer layers will give you a softer, more airbrushed look as well as make your foundation wear better!

Q: My foundation looks generally great, but I still have some redness around my nose.  Do I need your concealer?
A: Maybe, but first try these two possible solutions. If redness is generally a concern for you, you may benefit from a bit of our Color Balancing Powder in Pistachio under your foundation. This will tone down redness so that you are applying your foundation to a more neutral “canvas.” Or you can try using a concealer brush (like our #3) , dipped in the foundation and applied to the areas where you need a little more coverage. The foundation can give excellent coverage applied this way, and most people find it works like a charm!

If we haven’t answered your question here, remember that you can send any questions about product use to makeupartist@alimapure.com. The makeup artists get a little busy around big sales like the foundation sale, but they will get back to you just as quickly as they can!

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