Everyday Minerals • Jojoba Base • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||82%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
After they discontinued the Intensive line (at this point, I just assume EM will discontinue every product I like within a year), I tried samples of this. I have to admit, I loved the way it felt. It went on silky smooth, and while it did nothing for oil control, I'm used to that with all foundations. Still, while I liked the way this felt, none of the shades were really a match for me. I'm neutral/warm, but *very* light, and all the shades were too dark or pink.
Sorry, EM, I've moved on to Alima. Keep jerking your customers around, and I won't be the last.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I'm very pale and have rosacea and very sensitive skin, I bought the shade cream, which is the lightest neutral shade, it looks a bit dark in the container and when just applied, but after a while it sets and it's the perfect shade.
I really like how it feels and it's invisible on the skin, I never though a powder foundation could give me an almost dewy look, but this does, it may be the jojoba oils.
I will repurchase in shade alabaster (lightest cool) just to see if the colour matches me better than cream.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is just as good as Bare Minerals, if not a little better. It's also much cheaper ($14.99 EM v.s. $27.99 BM). I got this in Alabaster and it blends perfectly without being cakey. It leaves my skin feeling SO SOFT! I really like this foundation. I may just end up using this one from now on instead of my Bare Minerals one!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm Asian, and I use a mix of sand and honey.
Might I say that I am a foundation novice, but I had really wanted something that looked like I wasn't wearing makeup and I didn't like the feel of liquid foundation. Other powder and mineral foundations look powdery and highlight my peach fuzz when you get close to my face, but not this one! I had had to wait a few minutes, but it really did melt into my skin. My friend could tell I had foundation on until I told her.
A CAVEAT: This does NOT give you 100% perfect skin. It's is NOT something you want for a wedding or prom. What it does do is make you look like a really good skin day. As my friend eloquently put it, "It looks like [my] skin, but better." My skin's not bad -- I don't have any acne and it's surface is really smooth. I do have some light freckles and some light redness/uneveness and a few spots of hyper-pigmentation. Though base erased my freckles and got rid of my uneveness, my hyper-pigmentation spots where still there, albeit lighter and a bit less noticeable. Still, I think the trade off is great, as having something that doesn't look like I'm wearing makeup is really important to me. I might just buy a nice concealer later.
One other thing that I'm noticed: When the air is really dry and I get really warm, my cheeks tend to get blotchy and really red. This foundation didn't prevent this, but what it did do was it made the redness a little lighter and more even, so it looked like I was just wearing some really nice, creamy blush (it actually looked good).
Might I say to anyone on the fence to just try it -- notice that most of the poor reviews are from people saying the foundation is too dark, not about the actual performance of the thing. Overall, I am very pleased - it won't give you that 100% flawless, airbrushed quality, but it looks so incredibly natural and makes my skin look really nice.
One more thing, using honey beige on its own makes for a really natural, subtle bronzer.
Also, I find that using a primer just makes my skin look flakey. Using this alone was best for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Hopefully they will come out with lighter colours. All colors too dark for caucasian skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Skin Type: Normal-Combination, occasional breakouts, not acne-prone
Skin Tone: Light to medium with golden/olive undertones Ethnicity: Asian
I've been using Everyday Minerals foundation for about 6 years now. After trying their samples, I decided to go with the semi-matte base...until recently.
Jojoba base colors:
I recommend ordering samples for the jojoba base colors since they are not the same names from their other bases. In fact, they do appear much lighter on the screen than they do in person. For reference, I normally wear 'Golden Medium' in the semi-matte base. The color that was the perfect match for me was 'Sand' in the jojoba base.
Rich, soft, and buttery...this foundation really melted into my skin and offered a lovely silky smooth finish. It lasted all day for me during a cool temperature day (in California). I would say that this is a light to medium coverage foundation that would be great for those who don't have many problem areas on their skin and just need minimal coverage to even out their skin tone. In addition, this foundation did not cake on my skin, even though I dusted it lightly under my eyes to set my concealer :)
How I used it:
I actually used this more as a setting powder over my skin that had BB Cream + mineral concealer (lightly dusted over my cheeks in the area by my nose to conceal some redness). It seemed like it helped my bronzer and blush application go on more smoothly as well.
I went ahead and ordered the full sized jars of the jojoba base since I fell in love with the sample size. I would definitely repurchase this product if I ever ran out. This is probably going to be my new favorite mineral foundation staple.
I will be uploading a picture of the swatches from the samples I received. So please check it out above :)
I hope this review helped!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
UPDATE: I've been experimenting with my samples and I found that the Vanilla and Sesame mixed together look best on me. I wish they had the same color selection as the semi-matte. Also the coverage could be better. I might try Bare Minerals.
This is my favorite EDM base.It feels good on, has a nice look to it and doesn't break me out. I ordered it in nude and I have almost finished the container. I'll order again but not in this color. It was way more orangy than I expected and although it looked alright upon application, after a few minutes it oxidized and made me look way darker, orangish and not very natural. I have to apply it sparingly to get an okay look and then there's not much coverage. I ordered some samples today.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'm writing this review based on a few samples I received a couple weeks ago. Let me just begin this review with....LOVE it. It's a great product.
Me: Long time acne --- I'm 26 now but have battled acne since I was about 13. This includes multiple rounds of Accutane. I've luckily worked most breakouts out of my system, and only succumb to bad bouts during my TOTM. I'd classify my skin type as "combo". I don't like heavy-feeling products, and I was actually afraid to try this given the "jojoba" namesake. I was disenchanted with my other go-to foundations though. Revlon CS Whipped began breaking me out, and my otherwise loved Palladio Wet/Dry suddenly appeared mismatched to my skin --- I looked PINK in natural lighting. I busted out the samples -- Vanilla, I'm about a N20. And we have a match.
I like how this stuff becomes one with my face -- it doesn't look like I have any product on -- let alone that dusty powdery appearance. It applies so easily with my Sigma round-top kabuki. The finish is satiny and dewy. I'm hooked. I'll be pulling the trigger soon on a FS, and I can't wait to make this my go-to product.
EDIT: this stuff isn't longwearing enough, and I do not like the way I look midday. When I blot, the product disappears from my face. :(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
No, no, no..... Nothing for my skin...
My skin problems; acne-prone, enlarged pores, oily on the surface, uneven skintone cause of hyperpigmentation and old acne scars.
I've relied on EDM for many years, and have used the matte foundation formula everyday since they started their company... I love their concealers and the matte foundation really has a wide range of shades. BUT this new jojoba base was really not even close to quality; I'm a NC15/NW15 and usually wear the shades Fairly light neutral/ Linen/ Sunkissed fair and Fairly Light in the EDM matte foundation. The closest to these quite light neutral shades were the Alabaster and Cream in the Jojoba range.
But no, no, no.... This "oxidized" in some strange way after only 1-2 hours!! And I was wearing Alabaster, the lightest shade!! Still I had dark patches all over my face on the side where I wore this (I usually try it on one side first to be able to compare).
This also did nothing to my enlarged pores, which is one of my main problems!! And it had no mattifying effect whatsoever!!
It didn't had that extremely pigmented coverage as the old intensive base had either.
This also contains extremely small sparkling particles, that I don't like. My skin is so oily, that I don't need sparkle in my foundation I think....
So no more of this foundation! Even if I never fell in love with the Alima foundation, that one looks much better than this.... (Cause this is not full coverage either).
I guess this is good for normal or dry skintypes, that really need shine and very little coverage.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I've been using EM for a few years now. I was already a fan of their products, as I have very sensitive skin, and most products either break me out, whether with acne or some sort of dry red rash. I tried a sample of the Jojoba Base and was an instant convert. It has a more dewy appearance that the regular base and seems less drying.
My only issues with the product is the limited variety of colors, and I wish it had just a bit more coverage. It gives my face a nice brightness, and it covers light marks and redness, but deep acne scars and pimples are always still visible. This was the case with the original base as well.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Was using EDM Matte base, and liked it. But for some reason I wanted to try this one, and I really love it! It does not give full coverage, but evens out my natural skin tone nicely.
The available colors are quite dark: In Matte I was using Medium Fair and in this I use Alabaster. It's a really good idea to order samples before buying a full product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I don't know what to say about this product...I like the shades. Bare suits me fine, I used Fairly Light Neutral from Intensive. I really like how it solves into my skin, doesn't emphasize pores or flakes (I'm on retin-a). But - it doesn't seem to have any coverage at all...I just put some on my brush, and apply, and then a I put on some more...and again...still, it looks like I have nothing on. I will use it up in 2-3 weeks or so...It is just like having a BB cream on the face instead of makeup. Oh, I badly need something instead of the discontinued Intensive!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Other
I am extremely happy about this product! I was trying not expect too much from this product because i read so many positive reviews but i was pleasantly surprised. I got the cream colour and it matched my skintone perfectly and it didn't even look like i was wearing any makeup at all (which never happens because of my extremely dry and sensitive skin) and it still looked great after wearing it for the entire day. The coverage is very good, it hides most/all my imperfections and blemishes. I usually wear asian BB creams but they would always highlight my dry skin but this mineral makeup doesn't!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
My skin type: Sensitive combination, starting to show signs of aging like fine lines, loss of elasticity.
My concerns: Fine lines, large pores, broken capillaries, uneven texture
My skintone: Neutral, but on the warm side. NC20-NC25, Light Medium in Intensive, Shell Beige in Lucy Minerals
I've always been a big fan of Everyday Minerals. Before this, I was using their Intensive line in Light Medium, but of course, that's discontinued, and found out that two new bases have been rolled out: IT base and Jojoba base. Due to IT base's bad reviews, I opted for jojoba's samples instead. Many other reviewers are right: you need to buy samples. Where in the past I would select the second lightest neutral color and have it match, this time, it didn't. I thought I would be under Neutral undertones, but instead, the Warm undertones suited me best. I ended up getting Shell Blanc, and it matches me perfectly.
The texture is a lot finer than Intensive. I don't know how to describe it, but it feels CREAMY. It's so lovely to use and I look forward to use it every day. My pores are blurred (yes!) and with careful build-up, my broken capillaries can be semi-covered. I would say its coverage is light to medium. Nothing like Lucy Minerals' amazing coverage, but it's a whole lot easier to use than Lucy's. I find that I do have to use a bit more than I was used to with Intensive formula. Hmm....
But the most amazing thing about this Jojoba formula is that I actually look younger. Yes, seriously. It must be the teeny-tiny light reflecting particles I could see on a close-up... it's not glittery, but it's definitely there, like a shimmer. Fine stuff. Because of this, I'm happy to have switched to this and is more than glad to slap a HG label on it. :) Definitely recommend it!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I ordered some of the samples with reservation. I was concerned that the jojoba might cause a skin reaction but surprisingly it caused no irritation. It is a beautiful base and looks flawless but way too dark.
It does require alot of building to get coverage, it is very difficult to remove when too much applied The only problem I have is that it is VERY VERY DARK. The lightest colour is more of a bronze. Hopefully they will come out with lighter colours. I might buy one of the colours to use as a bronzer but overall I would not buy this for everyday use--just too dark
UPDATE:i got samples of all the jojoba base colours thinking that my skin tone must be in here someplace but it was not to be--this base is only for darker skinned people so I will not be purchasing
All the bases look like they should have had terracotta added to their names(SO DARK)
Again I feel very let down by this company, they got rid of the intensive line and this line does not even come close to delivering for fair skinned people---Everyday minerals used to be good-my holy grail- but now are coming up terribly short.
Addendum:broke out using this as a bronzer, my face is a mess--what a nightmare!!!!!!.
Have stopped using ALL EVERYDAY MINERALS products
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Love , love, love this foundation! No sparkly/iridescent particles, but leaves a real skin finish that lasts all day! This hasn't irritated my very sensitive, rosacean, dry. skin and I get compliments on my skin every time I wear it.
My only word of caution is that this runs a bit dark, so order samples first to help you select the right shade.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Grey
I experimented with the semi-matte, it and jojoba bases from EDM. I also tried both base types from FO. I have finally decided on the jojoba base from EDM in Alabaster for my ultimate purchase. If your skin tends to get oily throughout the day I think this makeup will really help you. It was the only base that I tried that kept the shine away all day.
A few tips:
1-the makeup has to settle a little, so do not judge it until you have it on for about 15 minutes (I found this to be true of ALL mineral makeups)
2-go light! I consider myself fair-light, and initially I always liked the second lightest colors, but after about 15 minutes (make up settles in!) the color kind of darkens on the skin. Ultimately, I always ended up looking better in the lightest possible shade (alabaster in the jojoba since I am cool skin toned)
3-get the kabuki brush to apply your MMU, and apply with a light hand. You can always add more if needed, but if you apply too much it can be a bother to try to buff out with the brush
Bottom line, if you are unsure then order a few samples from EDM. You can try different colors and different base types (matte, semi-matte, jojoba, it) for FREE (you pay small shipping fee). I recommend going with lighter colors for your skin tone and trying different base types rather than picking one base type and trying a bunch of colors.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have tired all of the EDM foundations and this one is the best. I have Dry/combo skin and it feels hydrating. It can get a bit oily in other areas but it sort of looks more "dewy" than oily. I use a moisturizer, then Skin79 BBcream, and then EDM jojoba in alabaster which is the lightest "cool" color. I set it with E.L.F. setting spray. Perfect!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Firstly, this surprised me as a great base for just about any skin type. Over the past few months I've had the most turbulent season of temperamental combination skin and every time, I have still been able to get great results from this on my driest days and my oiliest days. There is no gleam or sparkle, just a really natural glow. Coverage is light-medium. The feel of it on my skin is incredibly light, almost nurturing on my dry days.
I initially bought this because my BE Golden Fair was suddenly too orange on me. So I got this is Shell Blanc and it was really a perfect match for me. I am an NC10/C1 as a MAC reference. Compared to BE Golden Fair, EM Shell Blanc is definitely less warm.
Packaging, to be quite frank, sucks a bit. On the outside it looks sleek but don't even think about travelling with this without reinforcements (I'm thinking sticky tape). A month in, the rotating part of plastic that keeps the foundation from flying everywhere once you open the lid moves way too easily! Although the packaging does give you more surface area to buff the foundation into the lid with your brush, It is nothing like the fool proof portabilities of BE foundations.
I really do like this base over the others from EM especially on good skin days(I still occasionally conceal with BE because of their epic coverage). As a base underneath, I often use Asian BB Creams (Skin79) that give me extra coverage and extra sun protection. If I ever run out at this point, I would definitely get more. It's hard to make a mistake with this and that's what makes it extra special.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
Amazing! I'd previously liked EDM's Semi-Matte and Matte formulas... right up until I realized that whenever I used them, I'd be so oily within a couple of hours that my face would like like plastic. I'd written it off as a sad incompatibility with mineral makeup and moved on in my quest to find the perfect foundation.
However, anybody who pays attention to reviews will have heard about the controversy over EDM's inclusion of Lauroyl Lysine, which some people find to be an irritant. I sure had, and between that and the fact that my skin loves Jojoba I decided to go for a few samples and give this base a try.
Lo and behold, no shiny face! The Jojoba base didn't overemphasize my pores, and I didn't even have to blot until somewhere around five hours after putting it on-- I was thrilled. However, I was less thrilled about the reviews regarding the color selection being right. I'm so pale that even the lightest shade looked orange on me :( The coverage is also a little bit sheer, too, but with some concealer that shouldn't be a problem.
If EDM ever puts out a shade in this base that really matches their Fair, then I might repurchase. Otherwise, I think this is my break with the company, seeing how everything else they produce contains an ingredient my skin dislikes :( For those of you who don't have problems or aren't as ghostly white as I am, though, definitely give this a try.