Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Talk About It - Alima Pure ( + CLOSED GIVEAWAY!)

I am a huge fan of Portland based natural beauty superstar, Alima Pure, and their line of lovely cosmetics. I seriously adore the brand and their vast selection of cruelty free, high quality, and eco-friendly mineral makeup. A few weeks ago I posted a Wish List Wednesday on the Beautiful Basics Facebook page featuring the Sombra Contour Powder and many of you e-mailed me asking me to review it which prompted me to write to the company. The founder of the company, Kate O'Brien, generously sent me the Contour Powder and a couple of other products I'll get to shortly.



I'm a firm believer in the power of contouring. It's actually my favorite part of applying makeup and it's something I always, always do. I have always used my favorite bronzer to shape my face but have often found that the color is unconvincing. Don't get me wrong, bronzing is another favorite step in my makeup routine but it tends to work better as a way to warm up the face rather than sculpt it. Alima Pure's Sombra Contour Powder has become my absolute favorite, must have makeup product.



Sombra is a dusty tan color, with no red or orange in it at all, that is very pigmented but easy to blend. It's also buildable so it's extremely versatile. It's incredibly natural looking and helps define bone structure. I apply this powder to the hollows of my cheekbones, the crease of my eyelids, and the sides of my nose to create definition and slim out my face. It mimics natural shadows and adds so much depth to my face. I don't think I will ever be without this wonderful powder.


I have also been experimenting with the Natural Definition Mascara in Black, another product that many of you have asked me about. I have very sensitive eyes and mascara can be a huge irritant for me but this formula is awesome! It goes on smoothly, wears well throughout the day, feels soft instead of crispy, and provides natural looking length and definition. I would say this works as well as any traditional mascara without the harsh and scary ingredients.



I have always been curious about Alima Pure's Lip Tints so I was excited to see that I had been sent one! I received the shade Holly Berry, which if you're a regular reader you probably know is right up my color alley. This particular shade is described as Spiced Rose and on me equates to a "My Lips but Better" color. It is surprisingly pigmented which makes me curious about the rest of the lineup! The formula is wonderfully moisturizing and gentle on my sensitive lips. It smells (and tastes a little) like a delicious, organic chocolate bar and lasts quite a long time!



I have nothing but good things to say about these products, and Alima Pure as a whole, and hopefully the lucky reader who wins the giveaway with fall in love with this trio as much as I have. If you want the chance to win these products, as well as the cute pink Alima Pure makeup bag, all you have to do is use the Rafflecopter form below. It may take a moment or two to load. Don't forget to "like" this post. All entries will be verified. Giveaway open only to US readers. Good luck!



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62 comments:

  1. I have so many Alima shadows and powders, but I would love to try the contour powder or the mascara!

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  2. Red lipstick all the way

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  3. Would love to try the porcelain concealer!

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  4. I want to try the RADIANT FINISHING POWDER.

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  5. I think the belize shimmer looks fun!

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  6. I already use (and love) the Satin Matte foundation and blush but I would really like to try more of their eyeshadows and the eyeliner.

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  7. I would love to try the Black Rock Mud Co. MudPot. It sounds so interesting!

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  8. i like the LUMINOUS SHIMMER EYESHADOW in Chai!

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  9. I have a couple alima pure eyeshadows and really love them. The mascara has been on my wishlist for a while now. I have tried several other all natural mascaras but haven't found one that best suits me yet. I would also love to try the Satin Matte Eyeliner (black violet looks super cool) and luminous shimmer blush in Lily. Thanks for hosing this lovely giveaway!

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  10. I like the gaia collection!

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  11. ISOLT collection would be perfect!

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  12. I wold love to try the satin matte foundation!

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  13. I would like to try the Luminous Shimmer Eye Shadow, Balancinb Primer Powder, and Bronzer.

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  14. I would love to try the luna highlighter. It's hard to find a good one.

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  15. i love the isolt collection

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  16. I would like to try their COLOR BALANCING POWDER to help with my uneven skin.

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  17. I love eyeshadow, so the Pearluster Eyeshadows in Quartz and Grace are beautiful to me!

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  18. The Rhubarb Lip Tint would be my first choice. Great color.

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  19. i would love the Satin Matte Eyeshadow

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  20. I would love to try the Luna highlighter and the mascara

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  21. The mascara! It looks so nice!

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  22. The bronzer is definitely on my wish list.

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  23. I would want some makeup brushes! The concealer one looks beautiful!

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  24. I would like to try everything, but the SATIN MATTE FOUNDATION looks great

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  25. I would love to try the contour powder, or the luna highlighter.

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  26. I want to try the lip tint in mango!

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  27. I like the Isolt Collection.

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  28. So many to choose from but my wishlist today includes the satin matte foundation along with the concealer.

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  29. I would like to try their porcelain concealer.

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  30. I would love the have the Satin Matte Blush and the Natural Definition Mascara.

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  31. I would love to try the LUMINOUS SHIMMER BLUSH!

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  32. I would love to try the COLOR BALANCING POWDER!

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  33. I would love to try the mascara!!

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  34. the pearl luster eyeshadow in atlantis

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  35. Satin Matte Foundation

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  36. Concealer, Balancing Primer Powder, Lip Tint

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  37. I would love to have the Black Cherry Luminous Shimmer Eyeliner

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  38. Id like to try the eye blending brush, orchid eye shadow and the half moon brush.

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  39. I'd like to try the lip tint in the cranberry shade.

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  40. I'd like to try the balancing primer powder.

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  41. Samantha PlotkinMay 18, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    I would want to try the Satin Matte Blush in Honey Rose!

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  42. Melissa DealmeidaMay 18, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    I would love to try the Contour Powder

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  43. I want to try the natural definition mascara.

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  44. I'd like to try the Satin Matte Eyeliner (pewter).

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  45. I'd like to try their contour powder.

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  46. These items are definitely on my wishlist... Gold Dust & Venus eyeshadow.

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  47. I would like to have the Isolet Collection. I love the colors.

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  48. I would love to try the Gaia collection!

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  49. I like the Isolt Collection and the contour powder.

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  50. Meredith WingersonMay 19, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    These sounds awesome!

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  51. I love the GAIA COLLECTION

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  52. Angela KillingsworthMay 19, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    I have the GAIA COLLECTION on my wishlist!

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  53. I like the Isolt collection and the Orchid pearluster eyeshadow.

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  54. I'd love to try the finishing powder

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  55. lip tint, brushes, powders, wow i want it all!

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  56. I'd love to have the cranberry lip tint.

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  57. I love the Balancing Primer Powder and the Nightingale Satin Matte Eyeliner.

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  58. Bright red lipstick, liquid eyeliner and a bronzer :)

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  59. On my list from Alima Pure are the "Horizon Full Color Story", the "Satin Matte Blush" and the Taupe & Hyacinth "Pearluster Eyeshadows". Nice collection there!

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  60. Stephanie ShipleyMay 21, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    The lip tint in holly berry in on my wishlist!

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  61. I still haven't tried this mascara, but next time I make a purchase from Alima, I am going to get it.

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