76% would repurchase
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on 5/30/2018 6:11:00 PM
More reviews by KateLausanne
Looks like mineral foundations do not work on my skin.I’ve purchased several shades with different undertones to try, but within 5 to 10 minutes after application they all looked horrific!For the reference my skin tone is NC25. My skin is normal to dry and sensitive.Shades I’ve tried:- Neutral 3 - goes on too light and too pink, but transforms into neutral toned medium level blush pink - really scary look! Saturated pink face! Too bad I went out of the house before I see that the transformation had happened. (Had to was everything off in the public bathroom, scared some people prior that)- Neutral 3.5 - upon application it had a good colour dept, but was looking too pink. Ten minutes later my skin looked like I put a dark orange self tanner all over my face;- Beige 3 - initially was a great match that oxidised three shades up and became very orange, once again I was looking like I had a terrible self-tanner experiment day;- Olive 1.5 - initially was a 1/2 shade darker than my skin tone, transformed into deep yellow colour that only people with severe liver problem could have.It’s not the first brand of the mineral foundation that I’ve tried, they all oxidise on me, but Alima Pure does it beyond any reasonable level. Horrific experience!
2 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 2/11/2018 4:09:00 PM
More reviews by hringana
I am really disappointed in this. I had bought a bunch of samples from Alima Pure but not this one. Figured it wasn't too expensive and all the other AP products had been interesting so just got full size. Somehow it manages to crease really badly (worse than rms uncoverup) in my undereye area - the creasing somehow happens on top of the crease so the clumped up product is visible. Normally (with rms, for example) it ends up inside the crease and never shows. The texture also just looks really bad and crepey. It's strange because the AP eyeshadows don't crease at all for me even though I have fairly hooded eyes.I have the AP concealer brush which is just stiff, kind of stabby bristles (unlike their other brusges which are soft soft soft), awkward and impossible to use.I have the lightest shade and use Neutral 1 in the Satin Matte foundation. The shade is a good match.In addition to the creasing, this is not a full coverage concealer at all - dusting the foundation over my eye area when applying to my face works just as well and the texture is better.
on 2/9/2018 1:06:00 PM
I love this eyeshadow. I don't have a lot to add to what others have said. I don't wear eyeshadow a lot but this is my favorite. I never feel "overdressed" wearing this. I prefer to pat it on using a dense cream shadow brush (just something I had when I got this). That way is less messy and I get better colorpayoff. Less product in the air and brush and more on lids. Also, no creasing.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 12/15/2017 8:17:00 PM
More reviews by Tashi09
I waited so long for Alima to make a product like this, so I could carry it around for touch-ups. I was shocked when it finally arrived and I realized it was scented with essential oils. I did use it for awhile. It didn't cause problems; but the fragrance was ultimately a deal breaker for me. I just don't like it. It reminds me of a lavender-calendula diaper cream I used to use on the kids.I've used Alima Pure's Satin Matte foundation for years, and it has been great. For awhile, I carried Laura Mercier's pressed mineral powder in my bag for touch-ups, but lately my go-to has been Physician's Formula Mineral Wear Airbrushing Powder, which has SPF 30.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 7/31/2017 3:50:00 PM
More reviews by Shadomere
I really wanted to love this pencil but I just don't. It is soft and creamy to apply, smudges well but it runs horribly after a few hours and I don't particularly have oily skin. Especially under the lower eyelid into the fine lines under my eyes. The colors are very nice and true, but I just don't want to find myself like a raccoon before lunch break. If it just stayed put I'd definitely buy again, but as it is, I just can't recommend it.
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