Alima Pure is a mineral makeup company founded on the old adage of less is more. Less ingredients, but still maximum quality and impact. They make a whole range of products, including more than 60 foundation shades and both matte and shimmer lines of eyeshadow and blush. Today, I've got five blushes to show you: four from their Luminous Shimmer line and one of their Satin Mattes.
Price: Full Size: $20; Sample: $1.50
Ingredients: Mica (CI 77019), May contain [+/-]: Iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891).
|Clockwise from top left: Freja, Sospiro, Rosa, Mimosa, Guava|
Rosa: "Soft, shimmery pink for light to medium skin. Like a bouquet of pink roses for your cheeks, but without the thorns, Rosa is what a blush was meant to be!"
A really pretty cool pink. Gives a nice 'barely there' flush.
Guava: "Warm peach packed with gold. The perfect date-night blush, the luminous finish looks gorgeous in candlelight, and the peachy-pink tone is soft and feminine without seeming too innocent."
Freja: :Light-to-medium warm pink with very subtle shimmer. Afraid of sparkle, but want a bit of the glow that a shimmer blush can give? Freja is your goddess! Almost matte, but better, and looks great on most skins."
Warm, peachy-tan shade with very little shimmer. Looks very natural.
Sospiro: "Intense coral-pink with golden sparkle. Strolling through Venice in the sunshine? Sospiro is the perfect blush to make sure that your vacation pictures capture that radiant glow!"
To me, this reads more as a coppery russet than a coral or pink. Surprisingly wearable, even on my fair skin.
Mimosa: "Pale peachy pink for fair skin. Are you a little blush-shy? Want a hint of pink, but don’t want to be overwhelmed by it? Mimosa is your new best friend."
Pretty colour, but unfortunately, it doesn't really show up on my cheeks!
|Left to Right: Rosa, Mimosa, Guava, Freja, Sospiro|
My Thoughts: Judging by these five colours, the formulas of both the matte and shimmer blushes are impeccable. I'd say they have medium pigmentation, which just so happens to be my personal preference for blush. They're pigmented enough that a little product goes a long way, but not so pigmented that they go on splotchy or are hard to blend. Just the opposite in fact; they blend very easily and I'm not left struggling with any harsh lines or blush stripes. I like applying loose blushes with a duo-fiber brush, first stippling the colour on and then blending it out, and this method works beautifully with these blushes.
I will say I was a little underwhelmed when I first saw the blushes in their jars, but even just swatching them, I was a much happier camper. The only one I was disappointed with is Mimosa, and only because it's so pale as to be almost invisible on my cheeks. Other than that, I'm really happy with the colours I chose. The shimmer blushes have a definite sheen to them, but it's not anything even close to obnoxious or chunky glitter. None of the these shades are super bright or dramatic; rather, they're fantastic everyday colours that I can see myself reaching for a lot!
And now, for something I haven't done before! Here's a quick FOTD wearing Sospiro:
> Honeybee Gardens Pressed Mineral Foundation in Geisha
> Silk Naturals Sleep in a Jar in Light Peach
> Alima Pure Luminous Shimmer Blush in Saspiro
> Pollen Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Future Sunrise
> ZuzuLuxe Mascara in Onyx
> Silk Naturals Buttercream Lip Glaze in Dame