Many of our customers are surprised to find out that all of our loose powder products are made here in Portland, Oregon, in the same building as our corporate office. All of our powder jars are filled by human hands (in gloves, don't worry). Anything you order is packed up by our amazing fulfillment team and Analise is a big part of us getting your order to you.
Between packing orders, boxing products, and working a second job as a graphic designer, we were able to catch up with Analise, one of our fulfillment specialists. Below are some of Analise's Alima Pure product recs, summer plans, and thoughts on tiny horses.
AP: What is a typical day like for your at Alima Pure? What is the part of your job that you enjoy the most?
AS: I usually start my day packing orders to be shipped out and after a few hours move on to labeling and packaging everything our amazing lab is pumping out. I love the precise detail involved in my job and I enjoy the people! We have a great little team in the warehouse.
AP: I know you have another job outside of Alima Pure as a graphic designer. How did you get into design?
AS: I think graphic design was just a natural way for me to combine my technical, perfectionist side with my creative, maker side. My first degree is in Art History and after school I found myself doing a little freelance work on the side of my 9-5. I was kind of surprised people actually liked my work and my style so I wanted to learn more. I knew a lot of designers from school and realized it could be a good fit for me. I went back to school, graduated in 2 years and never looked back. I love design.
AP: What are you looking forward to this summer?
AS: Camping! I love camping and getting outside whenever I have a couple days off. Luckily there are a million great spots within a few hours of Portland so I plan on camping as many weekends as possible.
AP: What are some of your favorite Alima Pure products?
AS: Oh my, I really love our products and I'm not just saying that. To name a few: Highlighter in Whisper (I never go without a good dousing of Highlighter) Pressed Eyeshadow in Luxe, the Allover Shadow Brush, Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow in Paris and Lip Tint in Poppy.
AP: What do you think the “kid version” of yourself would be surprised to learn about you as an adult?
AS: I used to hate, and I mean haaaate, baths as a kid. It wasn't until a few years ago that I tried it again and rediscovered how relaxing a bath can be. I think kid Analise would be shocked to hear I like a good bath.
AP: What would constitute a perfect day for you?
AS: Wake up at the beach - hot tub - get brunch - chill at the beach - go for a long walk - make a big dinner - hot tub - watch a movie - hot tub - goodnight!
AP: Is there a skill or talent that you would love to learn how to do?
AS: I've always been fascinated with sign painters. Such precise handwork yet so beautiful and emotive. I think good type tells a little story. I'd love to learn how to sign paint.
AP: What is the most helpful beauty advice you’ve received?
AS: My grandma used to say, "All you need is a little lipstick." I'm super fair skinned and sometimes a little Lip Tint is all I need to look awake. I always have one in my bag just in case.
AP: And of course, would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses?
AS: I think 100 tiny horses sound pretty cute and imagining a tiny farm with some tiny stables and tiny bales of hay -- dead. Clearly, I wouldn't fight them, just trap them and turn them into my pets.
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