March 28, 2012

Alima Pure Let Them Eat Cake collection

First off, I apologize for my long hiatus from blogging! I am finishing up my last semester of school, and life has been pretty much non-stop these past couple months. To add to that, I've had limited access to a camera, so I've had several barriers in getting up new posts.

That said, I'm excited to share with you a recently released collection from Alima Pure. Cutely titled Let Them Eat Cake, this dessert-inspired eyeshadow collection contains Devil's Food, a dark shimmery cool to neutral brown, Red Velvet, a warm brown with a reddish undertones, Strawberry Shortcake, a light pink that appears more frosted on the skin, and Angel Food, a golden champange shimmer. 

At first glance, I thought the colors were pretty, but not very suitable for me. I like cool toned neutrals, and I don't tend to wear pink. But I was all wrong, I wear these all the time and have gotten lots of compliments. The light colors, Strawberry Shortcake and Angel Food, are super pigmented and add a ton of sheen and shimmer to your lid. On me, Strawberry Shortcake looks more cool and flesh-toned than pink, which I really like. The darker colors are great because they can easily be sheered out and blended, which makes them very wearable for day use, or piled on darker for smokey night looks. I pair Red Velvet with many of my other tan and warm shadows, and unlike many warm shades, it does not make my eyes look red or tired. Devil's Food is even more versatile, and I often pair it with cooler shades. I also use both of them smudged along the lower lashline all the time.

If you're interested in swatches, I posted a picture on my twitter here. This blog also has an intense amount of photos!

IngredientsMica (CI 77019). May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides ( CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510). Note: I always prefer products without ferric ferrocyanide, but am making an exception because I really love these shades. I am guessing the only ones that have it are Strawberry Shortcake and possibly Devil's Food

Price: $32 at The actual kit contains full sized eyeshadows, the ones shown above are sample sized.

Disclosure: The products in this post were provided from Alima Pure as PR samples. This does not affect my views of the product, and opinions are 100% my own.
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