Alima Pure Bronzer and Highlighter Review

Alima Pure Highlighter in Docle and Bronzer in Trinidad. Five Product Face.
Me wearing the Alima Pure Bronzer in Trinidad and Highlighter in Dolce

The Alima Pure Bronzer and Highlighter were among the products I purchased when I decided to dive into the clean beauty arena. I was drawn to the line because the foundation range seemed really inclusive, which is important to me. After playing with the products at Fig & Flower in Atlanta I knew that they would provide me with the intense pigmentation that I felt was lacking from the few RMS beauty products I already owned.

Dolce is as sweet as it sounds.

It only took one flick of my brush to fall in love with the Highlighter in the shade Dolce. It’s a soft peachy shade that provides a customizable glow through buildable pigment. Becca’s Opal is a comparable shade on the conventional beauty scene.

Trinidad provides more shape than warmth.

The Bronzer in Trinidad is the deepest yet most cool-toned of the three bronzer options. Although I was hoping for more warmth it does have a place in my collection as a contour shade. A comparable shade would be Kevyn Aucoin’s Medium Contour Powder.

Alima Pure Bronzer in Trinidad. Five Product Face.
Alima Pure Bronzer in Trinidad
Alima Pure Highlighter in Dolce. Five Product Face.
Alima Pure Highlighter in Dolce

The ingredient deck of my dreams.

There’s three. No like really, both the Bronzer and Highlighter have three ingredients - Mica, Titanium Dioxide, and Iron Oxides. It really makes you wonder why so many makeup products have twenty or thirty ingredients.

The shade range is a good start.

The highlighter comes in four shades and the bronzer in three.  Four shades is a lot for a highlighter. Unfortunately, they range more in tone than they do in depth. I’d like to see a deeper bronze or copper shade in the mix. Same with the bronzer - although there are three shades, if you’re any deeper than me, the bronzers won’t really do much for you.

A great option for conventional beauty lovers.

There are a lot of stereotypes and incorrect assumptions about green beauty. This it’s expensive, that it’s greasy, that it’s poorly performing. What I love about these products are that they work just as well as what you might traditionally find at Sephora and that the price point isn’t prohibitive.

Alima Pure Highlighter in Docle and Bronzer in Trinidad. Five Product Face.
Me wearing the Alima Pure Bronzer in Trinidad and Highlighter in Dolce

In these pics I'm wearing the bronzer and highlighter on my face and my eyes. I'm also wearing the Alima Pure Foundation in Lush, Concealer in Heat, Lip Tint in Dahlia, and Brow Pencil in Deep. I've also got on the Zuzu Luxe Liquid Eyeliner in Taurus and Honest Beauty Mascara.

To learn more about my brow routine click here.

About Alima Pure:

Alima Pure is an O.G. clean beauty makeup range that I really respect and stand by. They’ve got a great foundation range, pigmented products, and sleek packaging. Their mantra is “minimal ingredients for maximum impact”. If you look at my Instagram bio, it sounds a lot like my tag line, but I promise I didn’t steal it. I appreciate their minimalist approach to ingredients, packaging, and especially waste.

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  4. December 31, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Alima pure is one of my favorite brands!!! And it just so happens Dolce and Trinidad are my most used products!! For a great everyday look I apply juice beauty illuminating primer with Dolce and Trinidad and some pacifica mascara and I feel complete. Your blog is beautiful. Let us know if more woc friendly non toxic beauty finds you run across.. take care

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