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Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:43 am      Reply with quote
This question kinda goes along with the skin care line question.

After reading numerous threads, I think the most popular mineral makeups are Alima and Lumiere. Would you agree? If you do not like these 2 mineral makeup lines, would you please post. Oh, please post if you love one or the other also. These 2 makeup lines seem more popular than Jane Iredale.

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Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:53 am      Reply with quote
Alima gave me spots and itchies.

I havent tried Lumiere yet - waiting for samples.

I like Pure Luxe and EDM.
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Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:16 am      Reply with quote
BE looked greyish and cakey on me. I like Everyday Minerals a lot but Lumiere is my HG. It doesn't look like I'm wearing foundation just that I have flawless skin, which I don't.

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Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:33 am      Reply with quote
I'm an Alima fan all the way. The coverage is good, the texture is very silky/creamy, and it has actually helped to clear up my acne. I also love their color selection--- very skin true. I tried many colors from Lumiere, but I couldn't get a good skin true match. Also I've tried brushes from Alima and from Lumiere, and the Alima brushes are 100X nicer and more luxurious--- and much nicer than the more expensive JI brushes as well, IMO.

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Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:36 am      Reply with quote
Patty wrote:
This question kinda goes along with the skin care line question.

After reading numerous threads, I think the most popular mineral makeups are Alima and Lumiere. Would you agree? If you do not like these 2 mineral makeup lines, would you please post. Oh, please post if you love one or the other also. These 2 makeup lines seem more popular than Jane Iredale.


They are both def. more affordable than Jane Iredale! Both owned and operated by basically a one woman show! Both have great customer service and both are "hot" right now on this board - but UGLo Girl is a well regarded line as well, as is Pure Luxe, Aromaleigh, True MMU, etc., etc.

Like skincare, MMU is trial and error, as you'll see from the responses here.

I have found my HG in Lumiere. I liked Alima too, but during the winter it made me dry and itchy and as I have dry skin, the Lumiere's Flawless Face Foundation w/ Squalene has solved that problem. I was also able to find a color match on my first batch of samples. Had no problem finding a color match in Alima I will also add. Alima has some lovely blushes and eyeshadows. I just started playing w/ my samples of Lumiere's blushes and shadows and they are lovely as well.

As far as brushes go, I haven't tried Alima's (but I've heard nothing but raves) but have been very happy with Aromaleigh's Flat Top (my application tool of choice Laughing ) and I did just recently put in an order for brushes from Lumiere as well as they were having a big sale.

Samples are very reasonable from both companies, so you may want to try them both (and maybe a couple more) to see which one suits you better? You can't go wrong with either. Two terrific companies with two great women at their helms.

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Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:12 pm      Reply with quote
I'm a big Jane Iredale fan, but my experimenting is very limited. I tried BE, but didn't feel it was as good quality as JI, and I seem to have a good match in JI, so I stick with it. I get great prices for it online; much cheaper than I would pay locally.
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Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:44 pm      Reply with quote
I've tried PurMinerals, Bare Essentuals, and recently got samples of Alima. So far I like Alima the best. The minerals seem finer and more creamy. I love the way it looks...not so powdery.
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Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:51 pm      Reply with quote
The only one I've tried is Lumiere and I was also lucky in that I found a color match with the first samples. It took some experimenting for me to get the application down pat, but it's really easy. I have dry skin and it seems that the dry skin ladies prefer Lumiere and the oily skin folks prefer Alima.

I've got to check out those brushes.

Thanks ladies for your responses. I know one-size-doesn't fit all, but maybe I can get close.

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