Christmas Gift Guide: Alima Pure The Essentials Lip Tint Duo - Review & Swatches

Thursday 13 December 2018

Shopping online for a last minute Christmas gift for a green beauty fan? Pop this Alima Pure Essentials Lip Tint Set into your basket and you're good to go!

Highly revered for their luxury range of cruelty-free makeup that's made from naturally derived ingredients such as pure minerals, Alima Pure has a specially curated gift range this year called The Essentials. As the name suggests, each Essentials kit or duo provides the recipient with a fuss-free selection of makeup that's easy to use and wear, so if you like to keep your cosmetics bag as streamlined and clutter-free as possible, this is the brand for you.

I've read so many positive reviews of Alima Pure's lip products in particular over the years, that it was high time I finally got my hands on some, and I decided to pick up their Essentials Lip Tint Duo during the recent Black Friday sale on Naturisimo. Being an American brand, you do end up paying in pounds what you would pay in dollars over there, but given the exchange rate at the moment, it didn't work out too badly and as I bought the set from an online UK stockist, there were, of course, no additional customs fees or charges to pay when it arrived.

I chose the Essentials Lip Tint Duo as I wanted something that I could throw into my handbag and apply on the go without needing to use a mirror, and these are absolutely perfect for that. The kit contains two full-size Lip Tints in Petal and Currant, and it's been specially designed as Limited Edition set for the holidays. The combination of a soft nude pink and a berry-red shade allows you to go from day to night effortlessly in just one swipe, so if you have a busy job and like to go straight out in the evenings after work, this is a great little kit to have in your bag.

The formula of these Alima Pure Lip Tints is seriously impressive; they are so creamy and hydrating thanks to an ultra-nourishing blend of plant-based oils and butters such as Cocoa Butter, Castor Seed Oil, Safflower Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil and Jojoba Oil, plus there's Vitamin E and a little Peppermint Oil added for good measure.

Pigmentation wise, they are very sheer as you would expect from a Lip Tint. As they're so moisturising, the colour doesn't last long on the lips before you need to reapply, though I did find that they stayed around slightly longer than a few other brands that have similar products, so that's a positive. If you find that your lips get very dry and chapped during Winter, but you still want a pretty wash of colour at the same time, you must try these!

 Alima Pure Lip Tint in Petal
Petal is a lovely soft nude pink that you can easily wear every day. It's the epitome of low-maintenance chic as you only need one or two swipes, and it somewhere pulls together your whole look so effortlessly. This is going to be staying put in my handbag until the whole tube has been used up!

 Alima Pure Lip Tint in Currant
If you find red shades a bit intimidating or just want to get in on the festive trend in a much more subtle way, Currant is the ideal pop of colour for you. It looks scary dark in the bullet, but as you can see, when applied to the lips it's actually a very wearable shade that gives you a nice 'just bitten into a berry' finish that's always in fashion every year.

From L-R: Alima Pure Lip Tints in Currant and Petal

Alima Pure The Essentials Lip Tint Duo is £20 (worth £28) and is available from Naturisimo whilst stocks last.

Have you tried anything from Alima Pure?

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