Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation Review
Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation | $28 6.5 grams
If I had to name the top 10 quintessential green beauty makeup products I would probably start with the RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, then the Lily Lolo Vegan Black Mascara, the Ecobrow Defining Wax and the Kjaer Weiss’s Cream Blushes and somewhere in that list would certainly be the Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation.
Move Aside Fenty Beauty
This foundation came in 45 shades before the name “Fenty” was rolling off anyone’s tongue. There are five undertones - Cool, Neutral, Beige, Warm, and Olive that each have nine shades. Typically in green beauty foundations I can immediately spot my shade because only one will come anywhere close to my skin tone, but in this foundation about 3 or 4 actually work. I have the shades Neutral 7 and Warm 7 which I personally like to mix together.
A Gloriously Flexible Formula
The Satin Matte Foundation is vegan and free of nuts, gluten, fragrance, silicone, parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, phthalates, dimethicone, talc, bismuth oxychloride, and nanoparticles. I mean, it only has four ingredients so it’s free of a lot of things. It’s essentially pure pigment, which means you can apply it dry, or mixed in with water, setting sprays, oils, lotions, primers. You name it, you can mix it.
The one thing about this foundation is that since there are only four ingredients there’s nothing to bind it to itself or to resist oils. So unless you have extremely normal skin, you’re going to want to mix this to get the best performance for your skin type.
Pictured here is me wearing the N7 and W7 mixed together with some Marula Oil and Setting Spray. To see the rest of the products I used click here.
This one is a keeper. It’s the type of product that I like to keep in my stash because I know that no matter what’s going on with my skin I can adjust it to fit my needs. And when I do mix it with creams, oils, or sprays I find that concealers and cream blushes and highlighters, which I use almost daily, layer nicely on top of it.