Here are more of the samples that I purchased of Alima Pure Minerals eye products after reading reviews and getting recommendations from Lovely Android and Scenthive. These are all light, neutral colors. These aren’t the most “fun” shades of eyeshadow but I’ll guarantee that I’ll use them the most.
a. Satin Matte Eyeshadow in Dove – A super light pebble gray (hints of brown) with a matte finish. It’s very pretty and soft. I like to wear it with shimmery pinks.
b. Shimmer Eyeshadow in Mink – A super light tan with lots of pink shimmer. None of my photos pick that up, so trust me. It’s very pretty too.
c. Satin Matte Eyeshadow in Bramble – Matte light taupe with a hint of mauve. This color has the most pigment from this batch. I like it and I thought it would be the one I’d like the least from the online description. This one was a pleasant surprise.
d. Pearluster Eyeshadow in Champagne – A light bubbly champagne shade with rosé shimmer. I am going to get my use out of this sample. It’s a great under the brow shade. I think it would also be a pretty “body” highlighter to wear on shoulders or something when going out.
e. Shimmer Eyeshadow in Stone – A super shimmery silvery taupe. This is a pretty shade to wear with a dark gray in the crease.
f. Shimmer Eyeshadow in Meringue – A pure white with “medium” sized silver shimmer, an essential under the brow bone shade. These shimmers have a tendency to “fall”. This is another pretty highlighter for face or body.
My swatches aren’t great. But to be honest, they didn’t look any better in person. These shades are all very light, very neutral and blend in with my complexion. It’s difficult to photograph colors that match your skin!
I really like Mink (the pink shimmer makes it an interesting color), Bramble, and Stone the best from this batch. These are all very light neutral shades. I recommend them for light to medium complexions. I’m light and you can barely see these. However, most eye makeup looks need a highlighting shade. Here they are. I get a full workday of wear out of these shadows. I do recommend wearing a primer with all mineral and loose powder shadows. This keeps the particles from migrating to the face.
Above is a look that I created using these light neutral eyeshadows. From lash line to brow, I applied Champagne. In the crease, I blended the shade, Stone, in a arch motion. In the outer corner I blended the matte shade, Bramble. I applied a very thick layer of Milani Eye Tech Liquid Liner in Black. I curled lashes and applied Maybelline XXL Lash Extensions Mascara in Very Black to top and bottom lashes. This is a very quick, easy look. I can pair it with a matte light lip for a 60’s look or red lipstick for a 50’s pin-up gal worthy look. These shadows were very easy to work with to create this look.
Alima Pure Eyeshadows retail for $9 for a full-size and $1 for the sample jars seen above. (The one in the baggie is a free sample with purchase). These are available at Alima Pure.
My other Alima Pure Swatches: Shades of Green Eyeshadow