A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of stopping by the Alima Pure Headquarters, a non-toxic cosmetic company here in Portland, OR and chatting with the very lovely creative director, Terresa. She gave me a tour of the facilities where all of the Alima Pure Makeup Magic is created. From a beauty fanatics stand point, getting a glimpse of the “behind the scenes” action was amazing….and playing with the large range of never ending eyeshadow wasn’t to shabby either!
K: How long have you been with Alima Pure and what about the company has made you so passionate about it’s brand and products?
K: Thanks so much Terresa for your time and amazing interview!
Benefits of using Alima Pure Cosmetics:
- Virtually free of allergens and sensitizers
- Completely free of bismuth oxychloride (BOC)
- Beautiful, gentle and long-lasting
- Naturally anti-bacterial
- Non-comedogenic – will not clog pores
- Highly pigmented – a little goes a long way
Satin Matte Foundation
Satin Matte Foundation: With 61 (yes 61) foundation shades to choose from, there is literally something for everyone, it’s incredibly impressive! This foundation should last you between 3-6 months as you don’t need to cake it on…. a little goes a very long way. Oh, and the foundation brush to apply this foundation not only feels amazing on the skin, but it does a fantastic job of blending the foundation in.
I am also a huge fan of the mess free packaging! You just twist the plastic tab inside and it will dispense the right amount of foundation for you without the mess.
If you are looking for eyeshadows that will give you a beautifully natural look, these three shades are going to become your best friend! I loved how the mahogany brought out the green in my eyes in contrast with Leone that provided the right amount of shimmer and highlight.
Check out their most popular eyeshadow called CHAI– $14.00 (great price!)
Organic Nourishing Lip Balm
Having a nice peppermint splash to my lips along with moisture feels so refreshing. While you don’t get a ton of color pay off with this lip balm, if you are someone who just likes to have a simple tint, you will love this. Organic Nourishing Lip Tint– $14.00
Left To Right: Fleur Satin Matte , Leone Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow, Mahogany Satin Matte mineral eyeshadow, Luminous Shimmer Blush in Leigh, Organic Nourishing Lip Balm in Fig.
My Alima Pure Look
Satin Matte Foundation in Olive 1.5, Luminous Shimmer Blush in Leigh (no longer available)
Alima Pure Fall Stormy Weather Collection
Living in Portland, you get pretty use to the stormy weather, so I think the name of this collection is perfect. The grey and purple shades are incredibly pigmented, but also blend easily. If you get your eyeshadow brush a little damp and dip it into the shadow, you can intensify the color even more.
From Top to Bottom:
Mist is a gold-tinged, white shimmer.
Drizzle is a light, sterling-silver shimmer with a subtle hint of gold.
Deluge is a deep grey shimmer with silver sparkle and hints of blue and purple.
Thunder is a deep, matte purple that can line or contour.
Left To Right: Mist, Drizzle, Deluge, Thunder
The entire Stormy Weather Fall collection is only $36.00! (no longer available)
Overall Thoughts and Opinions
I don’t use much in the way of using mineral cosmetics…mainly do to bad experiences that left a bad taste in my mouth. I often feel like Mineral Makeups can make your skin look shiny, far from normal, and it also photographs terribly. But because this foundation has very few ingredients, including the very popular bismuth oxychloride- you can avoid the shiny light bulb effect and have flawless skin that clearly does photograph well. I also liked how this foundation left my skin still feeling hydrated and overall just more healthy.
To find your perfect foundation shade, explore the plethora of eyeshadows and to find out more about this amazing company, go to Alimapure.com.
XOXO-Kendra Stanton Beauty Blogger and Portland, OR Makeup Artist