I was very excited to try out Alima Pure as its mineral cosmetics are virtually free of allergens and sensitizers and are noncomedogenic (will not clog pores). It’s also met the European Union’s EU Cosmetics Directive standards, which ban thousands of chemicals. I definitely feel like I’m in good hands here.
I tried the Alima Pure Satin Finishing Powder
in Hanae ($17 in the TIA shop
). It’s a lovely shade, and its somewhat warm hue is a great counterbalance to my skin, which can be a bit red (thanks to my Irish heritage). Despite being in my 40s, I also seem to have developed some acne blemishes around my chin and nose, so I’ll try anything to improve this particular skin issue.
I used the powder after I put on foundation/concealer. For those that are not used to using powders, you need to have a brush to apply the powder to your face and it’s important to have a good brush. Luckily, I have some great brushes. If you need one, Alima Pure also has a beautiful line of brushes, including a foundation brush ($28 in the TIA shop
). The powder went on very smooth and even. However, this product didn’t quite give me the amount of coverage/color or the matte finish that I favor. This is likely a perfect product for someone like Marta who does not do foundation
. The finishing powder looks very natural. Unfortunately, with my blemishes, I need a bit more help.
Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947) Mica (CI 77019). May contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)