What: Mineral blush you wonâ€™t waste from Alima Cosmetics.
Why: Iâ€™ve been afraid of mineral cosmetics for a long time. For someone that is generally makeup-phobic, something that was promoted as â€˜makeup concentratedâ€™ didnâ€™t get me very excited. Luckily, a friend urged me to check out Alima Cosmetics, a Portland-based company that works exclusively with natural minerals to create concentrated colors for the face, cheeks and eyes.
One top seller, the mineral blush, is particularly non-threatening. Since their Web site is loaded with information on mineral cosmetics and how to use them, I was able to start of easily — simply dip your brush, shake and sweep.
With 14 different colors to choose from -â€“ and sample sizes that only cost $1 if you canâ€™t decide on the one that is best for you -â€“ the average user will discover the blush will last for months. Iâ€™m a particular fan of their newest color, Apple Blossom, a pale pink that is great for a little bit of color on my still-sunless skin. Plus, since they are inorganic compounds, mineral cosmetics will last indefinitely as long as they stay dry -â€“ perfect for a person who throws away more spoiled makeup a year than she uses.
Find It: AlimaCosmetics.com