Alima • Balancing Primer Powder • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love the primer powder and it works wonders for me!! I have oily skin and once you apply this primer your skin will be oil-free for hours (just a touch-up on nose) and I feel great! Too bad the samples that i got was so little!! Medium color is perfect match for MAC NC20! I would definitely buy this again...!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I agree with all the reviews...it makes my skin look flawless, very good product and doesn't make my skin itch like BE
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is the BEST primer I have tried to date. Like the previous poster, I notice the difference when I don't use it. I have extremely oily skin and this keeps my makeup on all day.Even in the extreme temps we have been having this summer. I used to have to blot all day long but not with this. I may get a tiny bit of shine late in the day but not even enough to make me want to blot it. Used as a primer on my eyelids keeps my shadow in place all day better than UDPP for me. I will never be without this! My true HG! Thanks Alima!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have to echo the raves below -- this primer is great! Before Alima introduced this primer, I was wearing their Satin Matte Foundation over just moisturizer or sometimes over MAC Prep + Prime. Since I did not notice a big difference using the MAC primer, I would generally just stick to applying the MMU directly over moisturizer. The foundation wears pretty well on my skin this way, but oh my gosh does it last and last when I use this primer! I can literally go from 6 am to midnight with maybe a light touch-up of MAC Blot powder in the middle of the afternoon. I have dry skin with nonexistant pores so I don't know how this primer works for oily skin or enlarged pores but I can say the primer keeps my skin comfortable and smooth all day. I will definitely be purchasing a full-size jar of this. I wear Alima's foundation in Lily (C-0) and the primer powder in Light.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This stuff is amazing! I can definitely tell the difference when I skip this. I have oily/combo skin that is EXTREMELY oily in the T-zone, but not as oily on my cheeks. I use this under Alima foundation and it really does a great job of controling the oil all day, which is new for me. I was skeptical of a primer powder, but it works really well. I use this stuff every day!
In terms of the colors, I wear a mix of W2 W3 W4 N2 N3 for foundation, and I tried both Light and Medium of the primer powder. I found almost no difference, but Medium looked a tiny bit better. It does not add much color at all, but I decided on Medium when I purchased a full size, and I am very happy with it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I am a total MMU convert, and so far Alima is my favorite line. This primer powder is a big reason why. It's freakin' amazing! I have VERY oily skin that pretty much nothing can control...except this primer powder. A dusting of this before my foundation, and I don't have to blot all day. (I would imagine it would work as a finishing powder, too.) Don't get me wrong, I still shine a bit. But it's more of a "glowy" shine, rather than an "ew-gross-look-at-her-nasty-oily-skin" shine. That's nice. But I think my favorite use for this is as an e/s primer. I'll dust a little on my lids when I do my whole face. Then I'll put on my cream shadow base (WnW Cafe au Lait, usually), then I'll dust on more of the primer powder on top of that with my e/s brush. My shadow does not budge all day..even while working outside and in an unairconditioned building. Sweeeeeeeet! It comes in 3 shade choices...light, medium, and dark. I got samples of light and medium, and I can wear both. There's really not much color payoff to it at all. (I'm a neutral-cool LLL with a little summer tan going on right now.) So I just dumped my samples into the same jar. I can't imagine ever being without this product again. And for $14 for a 20 gram jar, I don't think I'll have to be. A little goes a long way, so a jar will last a looooong time. Seriously, all you oily-skinned gals, you NEED this!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
this stuff is great. i've tried wearing my alima foundation with and without it, and it makes a huge difference. it really helps control shine, and prevents the foundation from sinking into your pores. will definitely repurchase.
update: i've switched to using everyday minerals silk dust as a primer. it feels much lighter going on, yet controls oil better in my opinion.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I use this in Medium- I am a MAC NC30-NC35- Alima W3. I found that this is great as a primer and finishing powder. It applies smoothly and is very translucent. ( I have used Aromaleigh Porcelaine Oil Control Mattifying Primer Powder and found it applied too chalky and looked funny on me.) It really does help keep my face matte but not too matte. I apply a light layer of this before my foundation and on my T-Zone as a finishing powder.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This stuff works so well for controlling my oil breakthrough. Although I do love Alima's foundation, I find that the best combination for my incredibly oily summer skin is this balancing primer along with Everyday Minerals' Intensive foundation. No shine at all!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I love Alima foundations and eye shadows but hadn't been too crazy about their finishing powder. I still felt that I was getting oily throughout the day. Enter the Primer Powder! I ordered a medium and I am about an NC30. I dust it on before my foundation and I also use it on my lids as a shadow primer. I find that by the end of the day my makeup still looks flawless and my oil is controlled. I actually don't use the finishing powder at all anymore because I find that the primer and foundation are enough for me. A little tip, I apply concealer AFTER the primer and before the foundation. Through much experimentation, that for me seems to be the most effective way to achieve a flawless complexion. Overall I am thrilled with Alima's color selection and customer service. I'm totally hooked!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I'm a recent (past 3 months) Alima convert and I am THRILLED that they came out with this primer...it's the perfect thing to use under MMU to eliminate pores and give a smooth application every time...this makes a huge difference to me. I use Medium and the foundation color I have is N-4 mixed with W-3. I just apply moisturizer, the primer powder with the mini-foundation brush, then the foundation with the regular #25 brush and then loose powder in Light Yellow and I'm flawless!
NC30-37 / MMM / Oily-Combo