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4.2

160 products

1,337 reviews

76% would repurchase

Not tested on animals

Recent Alima Reviews

Concealers -Alima -Concealer

on 2/11/2018 4:09:00 PM

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.



Eye Shadow -Alima -Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow in Chai

on 2/9/2018 1:06:00 PM

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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.

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Powder -Alima -Satin Matte Mineral Foundation

on 1/9/2018 9:40:00 AM

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I got the Find your match kit that comes with a small kabuki, then promptly ordered the full size+their foundation brush. It took forever to reach me, I contacted AP and they sent me a replacement. Great customer service. This is the first time I find a great shade match in a foundation.

I have dry but fairly problem free skin and was worried a powder wouldn't work well but it seems fine. I don't know yet if I can wear this every day without it drying out my skin but as long as I moisturize properly it goes on well. It will sit in dry patches a little but nowhere near as bad as the liquid/cream foundations I have. If I haven't moisturized properly or if I've used too much it looks very dry/powdery, especially at the end of the day.

But the texture of this - it is to die for. I was really surprised how perfectly it went on right from the start. As long as you use a light hand and apply in thin layers it almost looks (and feels) like nothing. If there's too much product in the brush it will look cakey/bad. I love that even on a meh skin day it will still look okay on my nose (which is usually flaky and has stubborn whiteheads.) It also gives my face this lovely, kind of porcelain glow that I love.

It's not full coverage on it's own, almost medium if layered. I wear foundation to cover up red cheeks that are a constant for me. (Not the cute, flushed kind. The kind that goes from your nose down to your jaw.) It tones down the redness and evens out my skintone.

It stays on well too. I love that it doesn't really transfer once on and it doesn't wear off much during the day.

However the reason I won't be repurchasing is that it contains titanium dioxide in powder form (obviously) which disputably may cause cancer. Even if I hold my breath when I apply, the reason I got into green beauty was to NOT expose myself to questionable ingredients and I don't really know why I decided to overlook this ingredient because I knew about this before.

In addition, since I'm closing in on 30 and my skin is dry and has fine lines etc I want to look for something more moisturizing, slightly glowier and less drying.

It really is a great foundation though, and I think it must be great for oily skin.

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Powder -Alima -Pressed Foundation with Rosehip Antioxidant Complex

on 12/15/2017 8:17:00 PM

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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.


Eyeliner -Alima -Natural Definition Eye Pencil - Patina

on 7/31/2017 3:50:00 PM

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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