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Get A Natural Glowing Makeup Look With Alima Pure’s Delicious Summer Collection!

Delicious Summer

Alima Pure Delicious Summer Collection

I was super excited when I received some press samples of the new Delicious Summer Collection from Alima Pure the other day for review.

This collection seems to be a bit more simple than other collections, but, somehow, it’s my favorite one yet because of the lovely colors included in it!

Included in this Collection: 

  • Milkshake Eyeshadow is almost-matte, but the creamy beige is punctuated with scattered silver sparkles.
  • Coffee Frappé Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow is a medium golden brown, loaded with golden shimmer.
  • Strawberry Lemonade Luminous Shimmer Blush is a peachy-pink with a whisper of shimmer.

Swatches of the Collection:

@AlimaPure Delicious #Summer Collection #swatches! Top to bottom - Coffee Frappe, Milkshake, & Blush in Strawberry Lemonade. All limited edition coming out early June! Stay tuned at StorybookApothecary.com to find out more! #makeup

From Top to Bottom: Coffee Frappé, Milkshake, & Strawberry Lemonade.

What I really love about this collection is that all the colors are very natural looking and I think they would be super flattering on any skin tone or type. They’re very soft pigments and the 2 neutral eye shadows – Milkshake and Coffee Frappé are both very natural looking, yet the colors have a lot of dimension to them so, together, they actually give eyes a lot of depth and shape. The colors look great during the day or at night as well and you can easily keep the colors very natural during the day and then layer some of the Coffee Frappé shadow a bit heavier for a more smokey night makeup look.

The peachy pink blush, Strawberry Lemonade, looks very glowy and soft, but not glittery. I’m not a fan of too much glitter or overdone sparkle. In the swatches, the blush looks more matte than it actually is on the skin. On the skin, it looks more glowy and soft as opposed to matte, even though the color isn’t super shimmery. Alima Pure have a way of doing just that right amount of shimmer in their blushes to create the perfect look that everyone wants in a blush. It doesn’t look overwhelming or plastered on – it just gives a natural flush to the cheeks which is quite lovely.

I was going to post an Instagram photo on here of me wearing all these in a makeup look, but I can’t get it off instagram for some reason so, if you want to see that look, check out my Instagram page – here.

Overall, this collection is really beautiful for Summer, especially if you want that very natural, subtle glow makeup look. It’s great for those who like the “no makeup” makeup look or anyone who enjoys glowing skin, neutral eyes, and colors that will suit anyone really well.

You can check out this collection on Alima Pure – here.

What Do You Think of This Collection?

Have You Tried Any Of the Alima Pure Seasonal Collections Before?

If yes, which is your favorite of them?

If no, what are your favorite makeup items to use in Summer?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

♥ Tianna 


Alima Pure – Black Tie Gala – Face – Limited Edition Holiday Collection

Hi everyone!

Today’s post features 2 very lovely limited edition holiday collections from Alima Pure. If you’ve been following for a bit, you may know about my love for Alima Pure’s loose powder foundation and that love has now extended out into their line of eyeshadows and other great mineral powders that they offer. If you’re unfamiliar, Alima Pure offers some incredibly high quality mineral cosmetics including a unique line of loose eyeshadows, blushes, powder foundations and much more! They even offer natural makeup brushes! All of their products are cruelty free, BDIH certified, and free from harmful ingredients such as bismuth oxychloride.

For the holiday season, they are offering 2 great mineral makeup collections that are limited edition which feature some really lovely colors!

Black Tie Gala – Face – Clockwise – Tuxedo, Chandelier, & Red Carpet

Swatches L to R – Tuxedo Shadow / Liner, Red Carpet Blush, & Chandelier Highlighter


Alima Pure – Black Tie Gala – Eyes – Limited Edition Holiday Collection

What I really love about these collections is that they both really represent the holidays very nicely with appropriate colors and combinations, but they also include a lovely glow in their eye shadows, blush and highlighter included in these collections just seem really warm and beautiful in a way that can be applied for a natural, understated holiday look or built up for a more glamorous and bold one. I love that their products are so versatile and customizable for many looks.

Eye Shadows – From top left clockwise – Minaudiere, Bijou, Stilettos & Ballgown

Eyes Swatches from Left to right – Stilettos, Ballgown, Minaudiere & Bijou

Here is My Finished Look Using Both Collections:

@AlimaPure Black Tie Gala for Face & Eyes!

Sorry for the half- face photo, but I was in a bit of a rush and I just wanted to give you an idea of what can be done. I’ve used all the shadows in the Black Tie Gala for Eyes Collection on my eyes in this photo. I also used the highlighter, blush and eyeliner from the Black Tie Gala for Face Collection, though it’s not really discernible in the photo. I even mixed the Red Carpet blush with a bit of lip balm for a tinted lip. For my lashes, I used the Dior Diorshow Extase Mascara.

Either or both of these collections would make great gifts for mineral makeup enthusiasts or those looking to get a lovely makeup look without all the harmful ingredients.

You can check out the Black Tie Gala for Eyes – here.

You can check out the Black Tie Gala for Face – here. 

They also have a holiday lip collection called Holiday Kisses which you can see – here.

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Stormy Weather Fall Limited Edition Collection Eye Shadows with Alima Pure!

Introducing Stormy Weather

I ‘ve got the scoop on Alima Pure‘s “Stormy Weather” Fall Limited Edition Eye Shadow Collection!

Check out these awesome colors for the fall!


(From the Left: Mist, Drizzle, Deluge and Thunder)

Mist is a gold-tinged, white shimmer.

Drizzle is a light, sterling-silver shimmer with a subtle hint of gold.

Deluge is a deep pewter shimmer with silver sparkle and hints of blue and purple.

Thunder is a deep, matte purple that can line or contour.

I really love these colors! They’re so pigmented and soft; great for a night out fall smoky eye look! I love all iridescence of these shades. The 2 colors in the center (Drizzle and Deluge) are really lovely with lots of multicolored glitter bits in them, one is a lighter grey color and the other seems to be a greyish blue. Thunder is a more matte-ish dark purple, though it still has a small bit of glitter and finally, Mist is a really lovely and lovely white gold color that complements all of these colors really well.

Here is a quick simple smoky eye look I created with all of these colors!

(If you’re reading this sis, yes I know I need to tweeze!)

So, I’ve just done this one really light with no primer so you can see a simple look. Obviously you can layer these colors on and/or use an eye primer to get a more pigmented look. These shadows are super pigmented and colorful and they could easily work for a lot of different looks, light or dark. Also, as pigmented as they are, they are not difficult to wash off and they stay on well so I’m impressed by that!

This awesome fall limited edition collection of shadows launches from Alima Pure for $36 on August 21, 2012.

Stormy Weather Eye Shadow Collection NOW AVAILABLE – Here!

Check out Alima Pure’s entire line of cosmetics – here!

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Disclaimer: I was NOT given compensation to write this blog post in any way other than the samples sent to me from Alima Pure for review purposes. My opinions, thoughts and experiences with this product are my own irregardless of if and/or how I obtain products.

Last Week For @AlimaPure Semi-Annual Sale! Satin Matte Foundation is 20% OFF!

Semi-Annual 20% off Satin Matte Foundation Sale!

Image from Alima Pure


I will certainly be picking up an Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation in full size as I’ve nearly run out of the sample kit they originally sent me for this review post, but if you’ve never tried it you may want to purchase the $1.50 samples or take the foundation selector test and purchase a kit beforehand to find your perfect shade. Find out more about how the kit works and what you get in it – here! I truly love this for that perfect full coverage finish that still looks natural and beats that of MAC makeup.
Impressive, right?
Definitely check out this sale and pick up all your mineral makeup needs because the sale ends after this week!
Shop all Alima Pure Cosmetics – Here!
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with this company in any way. I post sales, specials and other promotions as a way to pass on the beauty goodness to readers, nothing else. My opinion and posts are always 100% honest and my own.

Alima Pure Cosmetics’ Awesome Foundation Match System and Sample Kit!

Foundation Selector

So I was recently able to try Alima Pure’s new Foundation Match selection system and I am very impressed!

Here’s what they have to say about How it Works: 

Foundation Selector

Curious about which foundation shade is the best match for you? Try our new Foundation Selector!

Here’s how it works:

1. Answer the questions
2. Find your matches
3. Try your samples!

Give it a try! What’s your Alima Pure Foundation match?

After this, you click on the icon that says “Find My Match” and answer a series of questions about your skin/tone in order to get several shades the might fit your skin tone best.

Here are My Test Results:

Once you have your results, you can opt to get a sample kit for only $20.
Check out this kit! 
So this is what the kit looks like. It comes with 4 foundation shades (the ones from your test results), one of which is slightly larger than the other 3 because their system selects it as the closest shade to your skin tone. You also get a finishing powder and a blush powder in shades most suitable to your tone. I received a finishing powder in “Keiko” and a blush in “Pink,” both of which suited me quite well. Lastly, I received the small kabuki brush and makeup pouch pictured above wrapped in some cute recycled paper.
Satin Matte Foundation
First off, let me say that this foundation match system is incredibly accurate! Some of the smaller shades were a bit too dark or light for me, but the slightly larger one fit my skin perfectly! This powder has amazing coverage that is totally buildable. You can brush a little bit on for light coverage or build it up to super full coverage that looks very natural and not cakey at all.  Another shocker is that I loved the little kabuki brush they sent with this kit! I was totally expecting it to be one of those cheap brushes that feels like crap and sheds a lot, but this one is so soft that I ended up using it for all my powder makeup! It’s super soft and top quality material. I haven’t had any shedding at all.
All the powders blend very well with each other and look really natural. I love that their powders do not include talc in them because it often clogs my pores really bad. Instead, they use a simple formula of mica, kaolin, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide for oil absorption, nice coverage, and natural sun protection.
Learn more about the ingredients in Alima Pure products – here!  


Satin Finishing Powder

The blush and finishing powders work really well and blend nicely. A little bit goes a long way and I’ve managed to use these tiny samples for the better part of a month and I’ve gotten a good feel for them in that time.
One thing I will say about these powder foundations is that use a little bit at first to get a feel for the coverage. I just slathered a bit on the first day I received this kit and the amount of coverage was a bit of a shock! So, if you prefer a lighter look, definitely use the smallest amount at first and build onto it. I was so impressed with the fact that they offer an impressive amount of shades : 61 total shades to cover most skin tone colors. 
That being said, the only thing is that the foundation is pretty expensive at $25 for .35 Oz. of powder, but the powder will last you so I think the price is worth it. I am a huge fan of my own healing powder that I make, but I find that this works better when I want more full coverage in a powder. It looks incredible and I feel like it would even work for photos because it rivals MAC powders in the amount of coverage you get without the pore-clogging ingredients. There is certainly something to be said for that because a lot of people love MAC, but hate the skin backlash they get from the ingredients that tend to damage skin over time. This has all the beautiful finish of a MAC powder without any of the negative effects! It doesn’t break me out, clog my pores or irritate my skin in any way.
Satin Matte Blush
I definitely recommend these foundations to anyone and everyone who loves a full coverage powder, but wants something with more quality ingredients in the formula.  I will certainly be purchasing a full size once I run out of all the little samples. I also highly recommend the line of brushes; I was so shocked that the kabuki brush I received in this kit was of such amazing quality. I will certainly be looking into purchasing more brushes from Alima Pure as well. Alima Pure has a great line of powders, blushes, and finishing powders that look amazing. If you love MAC, but want something more natural, this is a great choice!
Find Your Match – Here! 
Check out their 61 Foundation Shades – Here! 
Have you ever tried any Alima Pure mineral powders?
Disclaimer: I was NOT given any compensation to write this post other than the free sample kit I was sent from Alima Pure. My opinions and thoughts are my own.
Disclaimer: I was NOT given compensation to write this blog post in any way other than the samples that were sent to me from Alima Pure Cosmetics for review. My opinions, thoughts and experiences with this product are my own.