Alima Pure Eye Pencil in Paper

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As I mentioned in the last catch-up, I have been using a new eye pencil from Alima Pure in the shade Paper, which can be used to brighten the inner rim of the eyes.

In case you have never used a brigthening eye pencil, they are generally used to make your eyes appear bigger/brighter. If you have small eyes, or if you want your eyes to appear bigger than they are, applying white eye pencil on the inner rim can give the illusion of bigger eyes. The color white, however, can give you a dramatic effect. A flesh-toned eye pencil gives you the same effect, but it is less pronounced. It makes your eye color “pop”, no matter how intense the rest of the eye makeup is, as it enhances the contrast between the bright inner rim and the eye color. It also helps tired eyes appear less tired, as it cancel out the redness usually noticeable in the waterline.

The Alima Pure Paper eye pencil* is white, but when applied, it does not look too “starchy”. When I swatched it on my hand I though that it would be too bright for daily wearing, but as you see in the photo, it does not overpower the look. The formula is good; it is very pigmented and creamy, but not too soft. It does not smudge and it stays on for several hours, unless I work out/sweat. I find this one to last better than the other eye pencil I tried from Alima, in the color Coffee (rich brown), which tends to smudge a bit on my lids.

This is the full list of ingredients:

Ingredients: Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Mangnifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Mica, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Cera, Glyceryl Caprylate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Cera, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate [+/-] Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).

I remember quite a few people asking me if I knew of an inner rim brightening pencil like the MAC Chromagraphic pencils and the Tarte Inner Rim Brightener, so if you were one of them, I think that you should give this one a try. You can find it here.

P.S. Excuse my hair doing its own thang.

  • Wow, that looks so gorgeous! Would you recommend a pencil liner / eye pencil for beginners as compared to liquid liner? :)

    • Hi Julian, thank you so much for your kind words :) If you want a black eye pencil that is pigmented enough to get a nice, rich line, but still forgiving to where you can clean up any mistakes with a cotton bud, I would recommend the Antonym Eye Pencil in Noir, which you can find here . If you prefer a dark brown eye pencil, I would recommend the Fior Minerals Organic Eyeliner in the color Brown Sugar, which you can buy here .

      Please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you for reading :)

  • Emma

    Love the makeup in this post! What else do you have on???

    • Hi Emma, sorry for the delay. Here’s what I am wearing: Gressa serum foundation (shade #3), RMS Beauty Un Powder #2-3 (only where I was a bit shiny like nose and center of the forehead), Kjaer Weis Grace and Cloud Nine eyeshadows, Fior Minerals Organic Brown Eyeliner on the upper lid really close to the lash line, Kjaer Weis mascara, Jane Iredale lip pencil in Spice all over my lips with Ganache lip balm on top (good, non glossy lip balm, and also inexpensive!), Ecobrow in the color Penelope (this was en experiment gone bad, as this shade looks too light and warm for me, I usually use the shade called Liz). Please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you for reading! ♥

  • Mari

    How long would you say this lasts on your waterline? I’ve tried the Pacifica nude liner, and it only lasted about 30 minutes :( Now I’m trying to decide between trying the Jane Iredale, Alima Pure or 100% Pure liners in white, but I’ve heard the Jane Iredale also only lasts a couple of hours so now I’m afraid that they’ll all smear off of my face after a short period of time! Have you tried a white pencil only by Alima Pure, or other natural brands as well? Thanks! xx

    • Hi Mari, I haven’t tried the 100% Pure liners, but I have tried the Jane Iredale white pencil, and recently, the Honest Beauty flesh-toned liner. The Jane Iredale eyeliners do not last on my lids nor in my waterline for more than a couple of hours (sometimes less). The Alima Pure Paper pencil lasts at least 5-6 hours (or more, depending on the activities of the day). The Honest Beauty pencil liners also last several hours, but the color is less white, more like a flesh color. I hope this helps, and sorry for the delay!