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Natural Beauty: Alima Pure Pearluster Eyeshadow Review and Swatches

This is the first eye makeup post in the history of Wonderlusting! I’m a Lipstick Lover and when I wear eye makeup I rarely venture beyond a slick of black liquid eyeliner. I recently did my first, guess I can call, “face of the day” using natural and organic beauty brands to create festive looks for day and night. The stars of the daytime look were the Alima Pure pearluster eyeshadows so I thought I’d give you a closer look at the products.

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Alima Pure is a mineral makeup company that makes natural beauty products from high-grade minerals without preservatives, parabens, or dyes. The ingredients lists are nice and short with just a handful of items. The three colours I used are from Alima’s ‘Decadent Fall’ limited edition collection.

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Alima say the collection is inspired by film noir, though to me there’s something sophisticated 70’s chic about the metallic colours.

Alima Pure Pearluster Eyeshadow Swatches

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Left to right: dry, wet, dry on primer

  • After Hours – black with golden flecks
  • Labrynth – a gorgeous teal tinged green
  • Breathless – an almost white yellow gold

The texture of the eyeshadows are very silky and they have an iridescence rather than being frosty shimmer. I love the versatility of the powders. Dab on with your fingers for a sheer wash of colour, use a brush for more of a pigment punch and when wet the colours intensify to their full metallic magic.

Alima_Pure_Breathless-swatch

Breathless is the one colour that I prefer dry as when wet it pulls slightly too white gold for my colouring. It does work well as a highlighter when brushed on dry with a light hand. I love that you can tailor make your own colours by mixing the different eyeshadows.

Alima Pure Decadent Fall pearluster eyeshadows

I noticed that the kind of brush you use makes a big difference with these mineral powders. For the best results I like to apply with my fingers or to use the Alima #36 crease brush – they say it’s for the inner and outer eye, but it’s perfect for use all over the eye area on me.

The Alima pearluster eyeshadows can easily be removed with water or just by wiping. The downside is that they are not very long lasting and the colours lose their intensity unless you use a primer. For a daytime look or dinner I don’t mind but these would not survive a Studio 54 style night out. Though to be fair I doubt much would.

Now I’ve discovered I can do eyeshadow I plan to have more of a play. I loved the multidimensional colours and texture of  these eyeshadows and will certainly be exploring more of the Alima Pure range.

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Breathless and Labrynth mixed dry on eyelids with After Dark used wet as eyeliner

Alima Pure ‘Decadent Fall’ pearluster eyeshadows*, £8 alimapure.com 

Alima Pure Pearluster Eyeshadow Ingredients: Mica [+/-]: Iron Oxides (CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77510)
*PR sample provided for review
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17 thoughts on “Natural Beauty: Alima Pure Pearluster Eyeshadow Review and Swatches

  1. I just made a purchase for their foundation that was shipped out today. And took a look at these exact eyeshadows. The pigmentation is stunning. Labrynth especially looks gorgeous.

  2. I loved how you looked wearing them for your Signature Looks tag, but now, as a close-up swatches, I must say they are even better than I thought, very intense, and multidimensional. ‘Breathless’ is da bomb!
    (Also a perfect dupe to a discontinued pigment by alva coleur.)

    P.S. On me, eyeshadow and no primer usually means disaster. However, I found that a wet application (with a flat, square, firm brush) lasts much longer and better, but it really depends on each individual colour.

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