Alima Pure Pressed Eyeshadow

Alima Pure makes the prettiest, user-friendly eyeshadows (save for their loose dark shadows, which definitely require a damp brush and steady hand), and the news that these shadows were now available pressed was a big deal.

These deliver a smooth burst of pigment, fine grain shimmer and blend well solo or layered with other shadows. I'm a fan of popping one in my makeup bag when traveling. It's nice to have a mirrored compact on hand, there's no pesky fallout to clean up underneath my lash line, and these are surprisingly finger-friendly. A score for the minimalist.