And the second part of our Alima destinations series: the beautiful face collection. Alima’s Destination: Face collection includes a face radiance powder, a new product sold by Alima, and a blush. So what is a radiance powder? Per Alima, it is a hybrid of mineral blush, mineral bronzer, mineral shimmer powder and mineral finishing powder. After using it, I think that’s an accurate statement. But more on that later…
The two products, with their official descriptions, include:
Sitka Luminous Shimmer Blush: a bright peach that is nearly matte, but with a delicate shimmer finish.
Sedona Face Radiance Powder: a light, peachy bronze with a soft, radiant pearl finish.
These are totally accurate. Now for the swatches!
Sitka is actually much more peach than what my camera picked up. Being next to Sedona brought out the pink in it. As you can see, they aren’t very shimmery – it is more of a pearl finish like mentioned above. I usually prefer pearl finish over matte (which can look dry) and super shimmery (which isn’t always appropriate for daytime/work).
To get a better idea of the color of Sitka, here it is next to Freja.
Freja is described as a beautiful peachy apricot, and it is – but looks pink next to Sitka because Sitka is a true peach blush. Finding true peach blushes is actually kind of hard, a lot of times they tend to be more peachy pink. I love peach blushes too. Their warm color really brightens up my face. I think Sitka would look good on warm or cool tones. The only skintone this may not work for is dark/very tan.
As for Sedona, the official description is “light” and overall I think that’s accurate. When I apply it as I would any bronzer (with a fluffy blush), it doesn’t look too dark on my fair skin. Because it is referred to as a light bronzer, I wanted to show it next to Maracaibo.
Maracaibo is their lightest bronzer, and as you can see – is quite a bit lighter than Sedona. When I see Sedona on my arm I think, “that’s way too dark for me!” But it’s not at all, on my face it looks great! It also looked great on Jen’s medium skintone too, she used it as an all-over powder and really loved it.
I really love both of these colors together. They give my face a warm, natural color. They are great for fall colors, and would be equally great in the summer for a bronzed beauty glow. I normally don’t wear warm-toned blush in the winter months, but I have a feeling I will be reaching for the bronzer for some color when my skin gets super pale (I know it’s hard to believe – but my skin actually gets paler than what it is right now). And is the case with other Alima blushes and bronzers I’ve tried, they apply smooth and last all day.
And to see these colors and the eye collection in action, here is a video with Jen and I! I will warn you in advance that Jen and I were feeling zany when we filmed this. Jen has the excuse of too much caffeine, I’m not sure what my excuse is…
Disclosure: Samples were provided to me by Alima Pure. Opinions and the choice to review are 100% my own! I’m not compensated for anything I write.