I usually stick to liquid foundations but because my previous experiences with alima pure products were great, I decided to give another one of their produce a go, alima pure pressed foundation. And plus I haven’t used a pressed powder before so this was going to be both new and exciting for me.
Alima pure on their foundation:
“Pressed Foundation with Rosehip Antioxidant Complex is a lightweight pressed mineral powder with a velvety, matte finish in a refillable compact for easy, on-the-go application with a soft sponge applicator.
Pressed Foundation is formulated with finely milled rice and mica powders to provide even, buildable coverage”.
Now onto how this product really worked out to be!
- Easily blendable
- Good shade range
- Good coverage
- Free from junk
- Less product in packaging
- Little clingy on dry areas when going for full coverage
How easy is it to blend?
I don’t think I’ve really used a powdered foundation much before so I wasn’t sure what to expect, although I had been told by a few people that they can be harder to blend especially on dry skin.
But I wasn’t going to take this for an answer so decided to see for myself.
Well I can say that blending wasn’t a problem. It was easy. I think using a liquid product beforehand makes blending even the easier like a moisturiser.
I used a kabuki or powder brush to blend.
Alima pure pressed foundation has around 17 various shades. They cover cool, neutral and warm tones which is great as it’ll make matching the correct foundation easier and on point.
From ‘birch’ which is the lightest shade with cool undertones to ‘clove’ their deepest shade with neutral undertones and everything in between.
All the individual shades come in various undertones.
The thing I like about this product’s ingredients is that apart from being both vegan and cruelty-free, it’s also formulated free from parabens, synthetic dyes, sulfates and many other nasties.
Other ingredients which I think are cool too is the evening primrose oil for moisturizing and toning, aloe leaf extract that’s ment to soothe and is anti inflammatory and last but not least argon oil which apparently revitalize and nourishes.
This pressed foundation provides you best with a medium coverage. You can also build to a full coverage but it requires quite a lot of building. Sheer coverage is also easy to achieve.
With the sheer coverage I was able to even out my skin tone pretty well. The medium coverage allowed easily to hide imperfections such as redness and dark circles.
I’m not a fan of full coverage totally as it begins to look cakey.
How long does it last?
I applied this foundation at around 9am and it stayed put till about 5 ish, after then it started to show its weakness on the dry areas where it appeared to crack.
I did set it with a powder at the end and before applying this foundation I used a moisturizer to help my skin stay hydrated and for ease of application.
Application wasn’t hard. I applied using a damp beauty blender and once with a kabuki brush.
I preferred using a damp beauty blender to get a full coverage the quickest. The powder brush is great for a light or medium coverage.
Overall with this foundation there weren’t any major setbacks except that there is less product packed in.
I have combination skin and feel like this foundation did complement my skin.
My skin is sometimes also sensitive but seemed fine with this foundation, no itchiness or redness.
There weren’t any setting into lines or feeling of heaviness with the light to medium coverage.
The full coverage just felt a little clingy on the dry areas but that was towards the end so easily forgotten. After all it is a matte finish.
Do you have any problems with your foundation? What is it you don’t like about it? Drop the answers down below, I’d love to hear!
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Have a great day!🙂