Inspiration Behind the Me Encanta Collection, Featuring Kristen Arnett

At Alima Pure, we’ve been so lucky to meet many wonderful members of the natural makeup community over the years on our mission to spread the message of green beauty. This tight-knit group of bloggers, beauty editors, and of course, makeup artists has welcomed us into their fold and has been an integral part of our growth and success. We are constantly inspired by the conversations, questions and messages shared among its members. This is what truly evokes the creativity and innovation behind our new products and new collections.

Speaking of fantastic women, one such darling we’ve had the pleasure of knowing is the lovely Kristen Arnett. In case you haven’t heard, Kristen is an international makeup artist and founder of The Green Beauty Team—a leader in the  healthy beauty and natural makeup movement. To quote the GBT’s mission from its website: “Green Beauty Team is a curated ezine with information-rich content written by various professionals who are experts in their fields. Each one of our Experts, and guest contributors, is passionately holistic and interested in making a positive difference.”

Prior to moving to New York, Kristen lived in Portland for a few years, where her family still resides, and every so often, will come back to the Rose City to host one of her wonderful green beauty or wellness events. We were also fortunate to feature Kristen as one of our Naturally Gorgeous models in our campaign last year! Needless to say, we simply adore her.

Over the summer, we had a chat with Kristen about working on a brand collaboration with Alima Pure for one of our Holiday 2013 makeup collections. Kristen had just returned from a trip to Spain, where she saw the most amazing flamenco dancers in action. We were captivated her story about the dichotomy of delicate versus strong, masculine versus feminine, which all women seemingly embody. Her message resonated with us; hence the name of the makeup collection, Me Encanta.

We’re excited to introduce the limited edition Kristen Arnett for Alima Pure: Me Encanta Collection for Holiday 2013. This 5-piece makeup set and 4-piece brush set will be available on our website starting next Tuesday, Nov. 19.

In the meantime, check out Kristen’s behind-the-scenes blog on how dynamic, powerful women inspired a beauty collection or view her flamenco-themed Pinterest board for more inspiration. Here are just a few of the images from her post:



And one more from our photo shoot of one of the completed looks:


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