The secret of the Kitten

Posted on September 26, 2011 by terresa | 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered what makes our #23 Kitten Brush so special? As I was explaining to it a customer yesterday, I realized that many people may never have stopped to think what it is about that brush that makes it possible to use just about any blush, bronzer or shimmer powder (no matter how intense the color or shimmer) and look as if it were the perfect choice for your skin!

The secret is in the bristles. In a traditional brush of this style, often called a "duo-fiber" or "dual-fiber" brush, the white bristles are synthetic and the black are animal hair. Of course, Alima Pure would not use animal hair in our brushes, so ours are all the highest quality synthetic. This means that all of our bristles are soft and gentle, not just the white ones. They will not irritate those who suffer from animal allergies.

The real key to a brush like this though, is that the white bristles are longer. Since only about half the bristles are white, there are roughly half as many bristles that pick up color as would do so with a regular blush or powder brush. Half as many bristles in the product means half as much color is picked up, which in turn means much less intensity.  This is the brush for when you want a sheer application. The real beauty of the brush though, is when you apply it to your face, the white bristles and the black bristles will both touch your face.  All of the bristles participate in blending the color, so the look is almost air-brushed, with no harsh lines.

So if you're thinking you might need a lighter bronzer for fall, or if your favorite new blush is looking a little bright as your tan fades, no worries--the #23 Kitten Brush is the right tool for the job.

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Holiday Brush Collections

Posted on November 04, 2009 by kate | 2 Comments

Just in time for holiday gifting, Alima brush sets are back!

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Alima’s Half Moon Brush Has Arrived

Posted on October 20, 2009 by kate | 0 Comments

Alima Pure Half Moon Brush

Alima is tickled to announce our new Half Moon Brush. This adorable little brush has an exquisite feel to it; dense, silky, smooth…it’s truly a pleasure to glide over  your face. Because it’s so soft and gentle, all skin types can use it, even those with sensitive or Rosacea-prone skin. Plus, it fits effortlessly into your purse or handbag.

The Half Moon Brush boasts a uniquely wide, flat design with a small, manageable handle, making it ideal for blending, highlighting or contouring. It quickly, easily, applies a sheer application of bronzers, luminous shimmer powders, finishing powders, primer powders, and is fabulous for blending or touching up mineral foundation.

I’ve found it works beautifully under my eyes and have been using it there, as well, for spot application. Another bonus: the Half Moon Brush’s slender arc of bristles is especially easy to clean and air-dry.

We’re offering our new brush right now at a special introductory price of $20.00 (see details on Alima’s Home Page). You will also receive, for a limited time, a sample of Autumn Glow Luminous Shimmer Powders; perfect to replicate the burnished, late day glow of the season.

We think you’ll be as pleased with the Half Moon Brush as we are and invite you, as always, to share any questions, comments or experiences.

Happy autumn to all of you!

Adriane

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