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Satin Matte Foundation by Alima Pure
Alima Pure

Satin Matte Foundation




Key Benefits:

  • Pore Minimizing
  • Not Creasing
  • Good Quality
  • Hydrating
  • Buildable
  • Doesn't Oxidize
  • Blends Well
  • Longlasting
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth
  • Brightening


Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Mica

Ratings & Reviews

4.794% of 842reviewers recommend this product

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July 1, 2015

Amazing foundation - truly a dream for oily skin! 5/5 Stars

I have oily skin and have been struggling for a long time to find a foundation that stays on throughout a long work day. I don't like a stark matte complexion, so there's also that to content with. I've always been a liquid foundation girl, and have tried quite a few that claim to last for 8+ hours. No matter how good they are, by lunch time, the foundation on my nose is pretty much gone, and by the end of the day I will get some creasing or foundation clumping around my nose (usually if I stare real close, but it's enough to bother me and make me look worn out, ya know?). Not to mention I will be pretty oily by the end of the day, and it just doesn't look flattering. After trying out so many foundations, I thought I was the problem, and that I would just have to accept these as truths because of my skin type. But this Alima Pure foundation... this is seriously AMAZING. It does NONE of what I just described above. It looks so natural and is so undetectable even when I go right up to the mirror. It stays on my entire face all day long (yes, even on my nose!) and, while my oil does still come through over time, I look glowy rather than oily. I wish I would have found it sooner. Not to mention it is made with such simple ingredients and lacks chemicals that I think, on a daily basis, were not doing me any good. With other foundations, by the end of the day, my face would feel dirty and sticky, and after washing it off I felt as though I had to put back moisture or elements that were taken out of my skin. With this Alima Pure foundation, however, my face does not feel dirty at the end of the day and my skin still feels soft and plump after washing it off. I cannot say enough good things about it. Try it - it will seriously change how you view makeup. * « less user
March 23, 2015

beige 2 For dry Asian skin

When I picked the shade and tone of the foundation I was being risky. I have a fairly yellow skin tone but was afraid that warm or golden would be too dark or heavy on me so I chose beige 2.I have very dry skin that peels by itself if left alone, so I was afraid that the powder foundation would make my skin even chalkier. However, after reading many good reviews about this natural product, I really wanted to give it a try. Here's what I discovered for myself:1. The powder is very very fine and light. I was amazed at how light the product felt and looked onto my skin. It felt as if I wasn't wearing make-up at all.2. It's extremely buildable. I worked with my instincts on this part, and mixed some water with the foundation on my hand to make a paste. I used this as a base. As result, it gave an opaque effect and I didn't need to used a concealer. Afterwards, I dusted a second layer of dry powder foundation to even out the overall skin--so that the unconcealed parts would be covered. Because of it's versatility, I can adjust it to both natural and heavier makeup looks.3. It's long-lasting. I applied the product early in the morning and the opacity and feel of it stayed fresh well into the night. Despite my dry skin, the product absorbed my natural oils and didn't end up chalky or flaky. However, I would warn against going over with more foundation later as a touch-up because it would make the skin feel heavy combined with the natural oils already secreted. In this case, lift up the oil with rice paper or the equivalent before reapplying a light dusting of foundation.All in all, I was very satisfied with the product. The shade was a little too cool for me initially, but it dissolved and blended into my skin later.If you are looking for a natural and harmless foundation, I recommend this product because it didn't make me break-out.Although, it is a little time consuming to use. « less user
November 25, 2015

I'm Officially a Convert

I am 26 years old and have been using BareMinerals since I was 13 for my acne prone skin. While I mostly have my skin under control now, I was looking for a change. YouTube beauty experts mentioned Alima and I decided to give it a try. My father is a ghostly pale Welshman and my mother is a tan, yellow skinned Lithuanian. Needless to say, my skin tone is really, really hard to find...I'm really white with yellow undertones but pink on my cheeks from repeated breakouts over the years. BareMinerals Fairly Light was the closest I could find but Warm 2 blows it out of the water - the coverage and identical match to my skin makes me look flawless. - for the first time in my life, my face matches the tone of my neck! Even better, I can layer it as much as I want and it never, ever, EVER looks like it's sitting on my face. I tried wearing my BareMinerals out the other day, just to compare and I can't believe the difference - I'm never going back! Alima truly does "air brush" your face and blends in perfectly. I don't know how they do it but I swear, even on thick coverage days where I only use the concealer brush, you can't tell I'm wearing foundation. Seriously. I love that it's not shimmery like BareMineral's Original foundation and it's not flat like their Matte foundation. Alima seems to have found a happy medium - it truly buffs into your skin, giving it that beautiful glow you see mostly on the faces of children. It's crazy. My dermatologist asked me what I was doing because she said I was radiant - of course, I told her about Alima. And it's true what everyone says - I swear my skin looks better after I wash my face now too...could be because I recently adopted a Korean skincare regimen - all the rage now for good reason. I highly recommend - no better prep for Alima's miracle foundation. It's important to keep your skin very hydrated so the makeup goes on smoothly and evenly. Anyway, I'm delighted. Alima - please, never stop making your life-changing products! * « less user
November 3, 2013


Gotta say it, I did not think I'd ever like a loose powder foundation. Liquids and creams look too heavy on me, I feel like people look at my makup and not at me because it looks so fake if I wear anything but powder. I've been using pressed powders for years and could never find a good match. The closest I've ever gotten was Clinique's Almost Powder in Fair. It was a decent match, but not spot on. I've started "cleaning out" my makeup bag, slowly replacing products that have questionable ingredients with ones that are more safe and natural and I ran across this brand in a blog somewhere if I remember right. I was apprehensive, I had always considered loose powders to be messy and lacking in the coverage department, but I gave it a shot and boy am I glad that I did. I went with Beige 1 because at the time I thought it was the closest match out of the four in my sample kit, but I'm questioning that right now. It isn't so off that it's highly noticeable, but I'm particular about having a foundation that matches my skin tone so next time I'll try something else. Their sample kits are wonderful and you get enough foundation in each sample to last you a few days, I just jumped the gun. Anyway, this powder is amazing. So light, but so buildable. I can go eight hours or more without needing to touch up the oil slick that forms on my nose/forehead with other foundations. By itself, I'll get a little shine but nothing that I'm concerned about, but paired with the Primer Powder the shine is barely noticeable. I don't find myself checking my makeup every time I pass a mirror now, more like looking on in awe at how good it still looks. This foundation is very easy to touch up at the end of the day if you're going out. It doesn't get the caked on look that I've experienced with other foundations when I try to touch them up. I have rather large pores on and around my nose and I don't feel that this settles into them or any lines unless I apply it too heavily, but if it does happen it will easily buff out. It gives you a natural, believable look and you won't even know that it's there. If the foundation alone can't cover a spot, give the concealer and/or one of the color balancing powders a go, they're marvelous too and great for spot covering so that you're not applying more foundation than necessary. Seriously, five stars aren't enough. * « less user
September 3, 2015

Not for my skin type

After hearing such rave reviews of Alima Pure's foundation I decided to give it a try. I'm in my early 20s, have combination skin, and I'm prone to breakouts, so I thought mineral makeup (especially a brand like Alima that uses non-toxic, high quality ingredients) would be a great choice for me. I've been using it since June, but I recently decided to stop using it for quite a few reasons. 1) It gave me little bumps all over my face (some of them became bigger pimples while others faded). I wash my face every night and I always made sure all my makeup had come off, but yet I still broke out. I kept using the foundation to see if maybe these breakouts were hormonal, but I stopped using Alima for a week and my face stopped breaking out. 2) If you have any visible acne or redness, their foundation will not cover it. I've used their primer (I've tried their color balancing light, color balancing pistachio, and color balancing buttercup), concealer, and foundation, and I could never really get (even) coverage. I did the gradual, layering application (as suggested) and I even tried a wet application, but it still didn't work for me. I'm sure if you have flawless, pore-less, and perfect skin you won't have any issue with Alima's minimal coverage. 3) After a few hours the makeup begins to show visible signs of wear. It pools in certain places, makes my pores look huge, and it starts to look cakey and gross. I even bought finishing powder, and the same unfortunate wear happened.I really wanted this makeup to work for me, because I've been displeased with other brands I've tried lately. Unfortunately, though, Alima isn't the right mineral makeup for me. I recently bought another all natural mineral makeup, so hopefully it will work better for me than this. * « less

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