These little gems from Alima Pure came in the April Goodebox. I was so excited to have makeup in the mix that I put these immediately on my makeup desk.
Now that I’ve had a few weeks to play around with them I can give you some feed back.
The Good: I love these eyeshadows. They’re finely milled so they go on smoothly and blend beautifully. A lot of loose pigments disappear when you blend them but these don’t.
I received three different finishes of shadows. A satin matte shadow in Java (upper right), a luminous shimmer in Glow (upper left) and a pearluster shadow in Cappuccino. I think my favorite two of the mix are Glow and Cappuccino. Glow I use as a highlight on the inner corner or actually it works great as a cheek bone highlight. Cappuccino is so great. When packed on the lid it almost has a foiled look to it. Which is so fun for a dry shadow. Java is a nice rich brown that makes a great liner or wonderful for adding a little smokiness to a look. Overall these were a big win with me.
The Bad: I really don’t like this blush. The color Freja is alright. Kind of a mid-tone pink/peach that pulls a little warm on my skin. The reason I don’t love it is that no matter how I apply it it doesn’t go on smoothly. It tends to get really patchy and doesn’t wear well long term. Bummer because I wanted to like it as much as the shadows.
I’d completely look into getting more eyeshadows as I did really like them but I think I’d be cautious on the blush. I’d like to swatch and play around with other colors in person before buying. Have you tried Alima Pure? What do you love from them?
I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas Holiday! I spent mine with lots of family all day and it was lovely. Since things got started really early in the morning I kept my morning face pretty easy.
I used foundation and concealer and then followed it with Tarte Blush in Stellar. It’s my go to blush for a nude/pink blush. Then I just applied a wash of Modern Minerals eyeshadow in Uma. It’s a nice champagne color with a good bit of sparkle thrown in. Of course I followed with a ton of mascara. I’m using up my Bare Minerals sample I’ve got but not sure what I’ll use when it’s out.
Later that night we headed to a family party and I broke out the smoky eye using my Jane Iredale Mystikol in Smoky Quartz. Then I popped on a not quite nude lip with Bite Beauty’s Musk lip cream and was finished. I really don’t like the name of that lipstick, but I love the color so I’ll survive.
By the way if you’re looking for great lipsticks with an amazing selection of reds check out Bite Beauty.
I love my Saturday off. It usually involves me spending time with family or running errands. So I like to be comfortable. And I like my makeup to be kind of comfortable too. It’s not really a no makeup look but it’s a no-fuss look. Something I can throw on and know that I look put together without trying too hard.
So for skincare I have my current morning routine. I always start with my La Bella Figura barbary fig seed oil and then apply either argan oil or lately I’ve been trying LBF’s barbary fig renewal serum. Eye cream has been by Kahina which I’m testing out and will have a review up in another week or two. My SPF has been the same 100% Pure one I’ve been using forever. Last but not least we have lips and it’s my current favorite LBF la curacio. Not that I’m having a current love affair with LBF or anything…
My makeup for the day was simple and easy. I went with fresh skin thanks to Vapour Luminous Foundation (shade 115), and Illusionist concealer (shade 010). I followed up with Vapour Aura Multi-Use in Torch and a little rms living luminizer. I never leave the house without brows so I use my trusty Jane Iredale Bitty brow kit in blonde. Josie Maran mascara and Bite beauty lipstick in Fig and I was out the door.
Today was spent baking cookies with my mom and trying on new lipsticks!
In all seriousness, I think this is my holy grail of Argan Oils. This is the sample size of oil but I know that I have the full size on my wish list. It has an amazing consistency and smells incredible. I don’t know what it is about this one but my other argan oils haven’t smelled nearly as lovely. Seriously love for this here.
Speaking of amazing smelling things this is divine! I got this in my Goodebox last month and it has steadily become a favorite night treatment for my skin. To me it’s slightly richer than my Argan oil making it great for a night oil. It sinks into my skin overnight making me feel glowing and gorgeous in the morning.
This is a great color! It’s blackened brown with a gray tinge. Fantastic longevity for a cream shadow. I mean girls night out longevity. It totally surprised me with that. I love wearing it smudge along my lash line or as a winged liner.
This is my newest find but I love it already. I’ve been having a few breakouts due to the temperature change and was looking for a lighter weight concealer than my rms or Vapour concealers. This is a very thin almost watery texture but has amazing coverage. I only need the tiniest dot on a blemish to make it disappear.