Alima • eyeshadows - all • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I bought five full-size Alima shimmer eyeshadows: Milan, Venus, London, Sphinx, and Aubergine. I have samples of Opal, Nymph, Sky, and Mahogany. All of these shadows are poorly pigmented. They all have a lot of fallout whether used wet or dry. They are all sheer and don't have the same predictable application that the Bare Escentuals eyeshadows do.
I had hoped for better color payoff and easier blendability. I will stick with the other eyeshadows I was using before: Kat von D Beethoven palette, the Urban Decay Naked2 palette, and most of the Bare Escentuals eyeshadows.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I love Alima eyeshadows. I love that you can order the cheap samples to try different colours and looks. My lids are greasy, so I need to use Urban Decay Primer Potion to prevent creasing when using them.
The bottom line is that these eyeshadows are chemical-free, not too expensive, and come in very interesting shades.
My favourites: Gold, Sky, Chai, Camel, Buttercream, Soleil, etc.
I did not like so much: Platinum (looks dirty), Meringue (too glittery!)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Somewhat disappointed by these shadows. I bought 10 samples of varying finishes and colors and depths and they were all very unpigmented. I don't like to use shadow wet, so I guess these will pretty much be regulated to barely-there day looks. Texture and staying power are alright.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought a bunch of samples to try and but overall, I would not buy the full size. When used dry, there is some fallout and the colors are not pigmented enough. The colors are nicer when used wet but it is really hard to blend. I have oily eyelids so it creased really bad by midday. Also, the loose minerals can be messy and time consuming to use. They do have some great colors though. I like their eyeliners, doesn't smear and has pretty good staying power.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I bought a bunch of these eyeshadows and I have to say:
They do not stay put.
They ran down my face and I always ended up like a raccoon by the end of the day. I just don't get it. I also tried to eyeliner (you wet it) and that disappeared within one hour.
I am trying to only purchase healthy makeup, but this isn't the one, unfortunately.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love shimmer es so I think these are great. I have not tried the bright colors as Im not a fan of them but the dark ones and neutrals ones that Ive tried I am quite pleased with. They have not faded on me which I love and blend very well. I used my Ecco Tools es blending brush and this works great for me. I love how Alima send you evry samples w/ their iteams and they have excellent cs. Def will continue to buy.
updated- the color payoff on these suck, wears off in a couple of hours
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I've never really cared for loose mineral shadows as I always seem to get them on my face when applying, but I really like Alima's pearluster shadows. The lighter colors are easier to apply and show less mess, although I do use darker and brighter shades over my liquid liner to set it provide staying power. My current fave shadow is Cassis, a soft lilac (more pink than purple toned) that is a good neutral for me. Samples are generous and only a buck so you can try before commiting to a regular size shadow and they always throw in more samples with purchases.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Coarse Eyes: Green
For me, all except the most vivid colors ended up fading to a bruise like sick yellow after an hour or so The dark colors not only faded to post bruise yellow, but didn't blend well. But-the vivid colors (like azure and black orchid) look really great when used as eye liner.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Alima's eye shadows are wonderful. I recently bought two new shades (Grace and Cappucino) after enjoying samples from my most recent order. Alima's eye shadows are soft, but they last all day. Yesterday I brushed Fawn (a neutral matte shade) all over the lid, then added Cappucino (applied damp---just spritzed my shadow brush with water) over the lower part of the lid. At the end of a VERY hectic Friday here in humid Texas, my eye makeup looked great----no creasing or rubbing off. The shades don't apply as thick or as dark as the regular eye shadows I've used in the past, but Alima's colors are so pretty. They come in small pots with sifter tops. The two new shades I just bought make my eyes look really blue. I will definitely be purchasing again.
UPDATE 6/13/2010: I still use these shadows. I've found that I get the best staying power when I apply with a damp brush. The pearluster texture is my favorite. They are easy to blend and you can have subtle or intense color, depending on whether or not you wet the brush.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I've loved all the shimmer colors I have gotten from Alima. They are more reasonably priced than Bare Minerals for a very quality product. I am getting tired of the mess involved with loose minerals so I do wish they offered their amazing colors in a pressed format.
Pros: Non-creasing. Great shimmer colors. Reasonable price. Great packaging.
Cons: Can be messy. Wish you could get it from a one-stop shop like Sephora.