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.