Powder -Alima Pure -Satin Matte Mineral Foundation

on 1/29/2019 11:22:00 AM

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No coverage. It's EXACTLY like the Lily Lolo makeup. It goes on grainy and does not blend. If you want to use a mineral makeup, and can find your color, go for the Pureminerals pressed makeup. It blends like butter.


Powder -Alima Pure -Satin Matte Mineral Foundation

on 5/30/2018 6:11:00 PM

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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 NW25. 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!

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Concealers -Alima Pure -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 Pure -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 Pure -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 Pure -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.

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Powder -Alima Pure -Satin Matte Mineral Foundation

on 11/22/2017 8:36:00 AM

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This is a favorite mineral powder foundation by one of my fave youtubers, Audrey Coyne. So I went and ordered it from Sephora online. It took about a week to get this but it’s all worth the wait. The texture is similar to Jane Iridale’s but the effect upon application is way way better. I get a radiant glow without the messy oiliness. It is also not tacky. Plus the ingredients are so simple and hypoallergenic that are safe for my acne prone skin. Will definitely repurchase once I emptied the jar.

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Powder -Alima Pure -Satin Matte Mineral Foundation

on 10/4/2017 4:58:00 AM

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I've been using Alima for four years now? I'm honestly not sure. Enough to have repurchased a few times. This foundation on me is not full coverage but it goes on so beautifully that I can hardly complain and with 45 shades I can match mine perfectly. The powder is soft and finely-milled and buffs on easily with my flat-top kabuki brush. It has never broken me out and it is so light on that I'll forget I'm wearing it at all. So long as they make it I'll buy it.


Eyeliner -Alima Pure -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.


Powder -Alima Pure -Pressed Foundation with Rosehip Antioxidant Complex

on 6/17/2017 1:13:00 AM

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EDIT 10/15/2017: My love affair with this all-natural foundation has come to an abrupt end and here is why:
1. After using 4 months, my skin has become drier, more sensitive and prone to redness.
2. No SPF. Does not set well with my moisturizer and sunscreen.
3. Made with Alima's "proprietary" blend of essential oils --- some good, some not so good (limonene, orange seed, lavendula) are known skin irritants.
4. Not a good value. I am on my second compact refill within 4 months.
5. No contact phone number to speak with a live representative on the Alima website other than email.

Original review: I've transitioned to natural and "pure" cosmetics as I deplete department store cosmetic brands I've used for years. I purchased the Alima Pure Pressed Foundation in "Dune" for fair skin with pink undertones. The color leans more neutral than cool and is slightly dark for my medium light skin but blends without being obvious. There is a beautiful lighter shade for cool undertones, Macadamia, that would have been the optimal match.

After using two weeks, my skin tone is even and texture seems smoother. I'm fairly active and this foundation wears for approximately 5-6 hours before a fade. It is a matte finish but does not look cakey and provides light to medium coverage. I believe this would be an excellent foundation for those with slightly oily or normal skin. For reference, I have mature, dry skin so as a first step, I moisturize liberally, apply sunscreen, then this foundation. Moisturizing would be key for this to work on dry skin. I stipple or lightly swipe across my face and lids with the round sponge that comes with it. This powder does not accentuate pores, or settle into fine lines and is "lightly" buildable.

For those looking to transition to the natural or pure cosmetics and like powder foundations, this is a winner! Price point is expensive $34, but worth it to me.

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Powder -Alima Pure -Satin Matte Mineral Foundation

on 4/22/2017 8:41:00 PM

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I've been using this for quite a few months. I have ultra sensitive rosacea but this stuff along with a few other products has cleared up the little bumps that were all over my face. Do I think it goes on as think as my Estee Lauder Double Powder Foundation? No but at the same time my face is clearer. Totally worth it for me. It is close enough. If I really wanted to I probably could build it more but I'm getting old so don't need more creases to show. I do use a smaller brush to apply it around my eyes bc that I do put on thicker due to dark circles.
Other thing that helped me finally cure this redness and bumpiness: Using a sulfate free wash-Vanicream Gentle Face Cleaner, Neutrogena oil-free eye makeup remover, NuFace Facial Toning Device with the Gel. Didn't expect Nuface to help with texture of skin but somehow it did.
Just as a side note, I use a deep round yet small tupperware type container to put the powder in.

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Powder -Alima Pure -Satin Matte Mineral Foundation

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Great stuff. I use this in conjuction with Dr. Jart Black Label BB Cream and Alima Balancing Powder Primer. In the last two weeks, I have not had much breakout or rashes. The colors of the foundation can vary. I actually thought I would be warm, but ended up in the olive spectrum. I'm a Mac NC30-35, after reading the reviews, I bought Olive 3. I ordered samples or warm 3 and 4, neutral 3 and 3.5. Warm was too yellow, neutral was okay and lacking some brown tones. Olive turned out to be a the best match, though I think I may buy Olive 2 next time. My only complain is I wish this was more readily available and can be expensive. Another pro is there is a way to secure the powder from spilling out, making the powder easy to travel with.

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Primer/ Corrector -Alima Pure -Balancing Primer Powder

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Great stuff. I like to use Dr. Jart Black Label BB cream first. Apply this powder primer, and apply the Satin Matte Foundation. I have not tried a power primer before, and I haven't had much breakouts or rashes in the last two weeks of wearing this. It's a bit pricey, but well worth it since my skin can be sensitive to a lot of makeup products. I like that the product does have a stopper to keep the powder from spilling all over the place. I just wish it was more readily available at most retailers. I resort to buying their product on their website, since the shipping is free.

EDIT 5/8/2017: I dropped the BB cream and started using the primer and powder only. I still get some break outs, but it's mostly hormonal. I think my only complain is the primer powder does not have the same amount of powder as the Satin Foundation. So you would probably have to purchase the primer before you purchase the satin foundation. The pro is no itching and the primer disappears after applying the satin foundation.

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Powder -Alima Pure -Satin Matte Mineral Foundation

on 2/17/2017 11:53:00 PM

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I'm acne prone and just recently decided to get myself into more organic/cruelty free makeup. I was really hesitant to try out a mineral foundation because I figured it wouldn't offer me enough coverage. Thankfully my skin has cleared up with the help of my dermatologist, and now I mainly deal with mild hyperpigmentation. I've been trying out this foundation for 2 weeks now and I like it! It offers medium coverage when I build it up. I like to apply it with my RT buffing brush, and then go over areas where I need more coverage with a soft brush like the elf small tapered brush. I use a primer under it and still like to set it with a setting powder. I have terribly oily skin but somehow it manages to stay intact, even when I use 3-4 blotting sheets. At the end of the day I only have some separation where my glasses sit. I just really enjoy the way it wears off nicely, instead of getting cakey and blotchy.

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Powder -Alima Pure -Satin Matte Mineral Foundation

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I'm just so disappointed cause I read all the good reviews and thought i'd love it.

I have combination skin, and I tried wearing this in the summer but it would literally sweat right off (that's never happened to me) and separate on my face. Gross. So i thought i could wear it in the winter. False. In the winter it clings to all my dry patches, even when i moisturize them. UGH.

It also surprisingly breaks me out.

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