Joppa Minerals- Full Coverage Foundation- All

3.8

39 reviews

69% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.2

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.2

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Full coverage ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Sericite Mica, Iron Oxides, Kaolin Clay, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, May Contain Ultramarine Blue, Chromium Green Oxide Soft coverage ingredients: Sericite Mica, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Kaolin Clay, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, May Contain Ultramarine Blue, Chromium Green Oxide


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I've tried loads of mineral foundations from bare minerals, earthnicity, Alima, Lucy, meow, Jane Iredale, lily lolo, Afterglow to name a few! Where some had perfect shades to match my skin tone they lacked coverage and some had good coverage but lacked longetevity. I ordered Joppa samples as the reviews seemed pretty good and was really surprised to love it!! The website is really confusing when it comes to shades but I ordered a few and were sent some more for free by their customer services which was really nice. I would say I'm a nc35 to 40 with golden warm tones. Normally I would be a medium but in Joppa , Light 3 matches perfectly, I could also pull of Light 2.5. It looks flawless and out of all the minerals I've used, this has the best coverage. My skin looks glowy and smooth. I ordered the full size straight away. I bought the full coverage one and it really is full coverage! It is true that the colors have slightly more red in it but alittle goes along way and if your warm toned you can probably pull it off.



Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Brown

Is it difficult to find a shade? Yes

Don't rely on the pictures on the website or the description. What helped me was reading the reviews and looking for swatches online. Before doing that I purchased medium-light 2.5 full coverage for my nc 35 that tans very easily. Nothing with a pink undertone or I automatically look orange. Omg it was too dark. That shade would suit bc 40 with a very yellow undertone.

So I bought samples and tweed and light 3 suits me pretty well. Description says its for light skin Asian or olive skin tones which is odd bc I don't consider myself by any means.

Besides the pain of looking for your shade, I highly recommend buying samples..a lot of them. Sorry. I don't look super greasy at the end of the day, blends easily and doesn't make my skin worst. The packaging is alright. Nothing special. I had an issue with an order and they replied within a reasonable time and left satisfied. I just bought 3 jars that were half off on their site in the clearance section. Woohoo

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on 8/24/2014 11:56:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I have tried a lot of mineral foundations and I found my favorite with this one. It seems to be the best for skin, and at least for me it looks the most natural. I get really oily, and with some other stuff the makeup just runs off my face *cough, bare minerals, cough* , but this is all around best. Some other brands I've tried are similar in quality but look kinda cakey on me, this one works and I don't really have any complaints. Well, a few I guess. Since I guess it's probably handmade, sometimes you'll get streaks of unmixed color, like an orange line across your cheek but it rubs out in a snap. And yeah, I agree that the customer service is kindof awful if you have an issue, I had a shipping problem once and they kinda blew me off and I had to hound em, but they make a good makeup that is cheaper than it's competitors, so I'll deal. I understand not everyone has had a cool experience with them, if so, I recommend you try Meow Cosmetics. They make great mineral product too, maybe you'll have better luck with them.

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on 11/11/2013 7:47:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I bought a few samples of the full coverage foundation and found that Light #2 fits me perfectly and so proceeded to purchase the full size product in that colour. It was a completely different colour from the sample (too yellow and dark) and made me look like I had jaundice.
I was so disappointed. What's the point in purchasing the samples if they are a completely different colour from the full size product?
I sent them an email with no reply.
I tried to leave a review on Joppa's website and it hasn't been posted (the only ones posted are all 4 and 5 star reviews).
Moral of the story is don't waste your time purchasing from Joppa if you're trying to find the right shade of foundation and don't expect the owners/managers to be honest or have good customer service.

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on 10/22/2013 6:50:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

So sad to have to add this. Joppa sent me the wrong order, easily done and I thought nothing of it. I just expected joppa to put it right. Some poor lady in Japan received mine and I hers. I emailed Amy so many times I lost count. I offered to send it back, begging for her to resend my order but no answer. Eventually I filed a dispute which PayPal of course found in my favour but getting the refund wasn't what I wanted :-( I hoped that Amy would do the right thing but she didn't. Sadly, as much as I love this brand I can't buy from the company any more. I have seen a few similar reviews which I dismissed at the time - but remember them now. So I guess my advice is the chance of the same thing happening to you is slim but if it happens Amy at joppa minerals will not reply, even if you email her pictures of the product you have received and the receipt with someone else's name on it as I did. Even if you are a loyal customer who has spent hundreds of $ over the last 2 years. Sad times :-(
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I have medium olive skin and light #3 and Tweed suit me perfectly. I wasn't sure whether I would be #2.5 or #3 but 3 is better although I can also use 2.5. I used to use everyday minerals (golden medium) until they changed the formula and have been searching for a replacement for years! This is it. Better than Alima (golden 4) , Lily Lolo (butterscotch), mineral basics (RIP) (olive medium), the all natural face (olive darkest), signature minerals (never got a good match), and countless others I have stashed in my cupboard. I have rosacea, histamine intolerance and eczema and I have no problems with this foundation. This covers everything and looks natural. It needs topping up on my oily nose, but that's OK.
I initially bought medium, way too dark. Then medium light - good summer shade, and finally light - perfect. Sample first as the colours run dark - not that it's a problem. Great product. Might be new HG !

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on 8/23/2013 7:41:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

*I'd recommend buying their samples before buying the full sized versions of any foundations, because it's really not obvious what your colour is just from the website*

I have been going through foundation after foundation, all liquid or cream, and I found that it wasn't coming off that well on my skin. I have very dry/sometimes combo skin with acne scarring and uneven skin tone.
I thought for so long that mineral foundation is a no no for dry skin, but I was reading an article by an esthetician (spelling?) about how liquid foundation is actually not ideal for dry skin.

Anyhow, I wanted to try Lucy Minerals but they don't ship outside of the US (Aussie girl here), and on my internet search I found Joppa Minerals.

I bought the full coverage in lightest #2, which has yellow undertones (perfect for me, I've got Mediterranean skin actually) and is actually pale enough for me without looking orange!

I have quite acne prone skin aswell, and since switching to this foundation, I have noticed less breakouts (I think the full coverage version has Kaolin clay in it).
I read some previous reviews that said it gets cakey over blemishes and stuff like that, I find that that is true (to some extent), but that won't happen if you blend properly - you can't take the same approach to mineral foundation as you would liquid, it requires SO MUCH buffing and blending. I recommend using a flat top kabuki, for some reason round top just doesn't work as well.

Point being, this is an amazing line, very affordable and most importantly, is natural, vegan and doesn't contain any nasties like Bismuth Oxide! Highly recommend.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

This is the best mineral foundation I've used. It works great on my oily skin and it looks dew, not cakey at all. It doesn't break me out either.

Too bad their customer service doesn't work. Placed an order and I got an e-mail informing that my order had been shipped 45 days after Ive placed the order! I still haven't received it and nobody answers my e-mails.

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on 8/6/2012 1:41:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I like this product. It works well for my combination skin and comes in shades light enough for me to wear. I order all my makeup online and I will definitely not be ordering from Joppa Minerals again and would advise others not to order from their online store. Twice I've had the wrong order sent and once was never sent the correct order dispite numerous emails to the company.


on 6/30/2012 10:57:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

FINALLY! I found a foundation that:

-provides me full coverage
-matches my very hard to match skintone (light olive)
-good price
-great quality
-has very good staying power
-doesnt oxidize

I LOVE THIS foundation. I searched high and low for something, anything to match my light-olive skin tone. After all this searching, i have come to notice that there are very very few foundations out there and brands that make foundations for olive skin tones. Everything i tried, was either, pink, too light, too yellow or too dark.

I found out of everyday minerals. I loved it because it matched me perfect (shade: light olive), but it hardly stayed and the coverage was light to medium at best. They changed their formula and i hate it. Gave me cystic acne WHILE i was medication for it.

Joppa Minerals is amazing!!! I have several post acne scars/marks on my cheek. I got the sample of the shade Light #3 in full coverage formula and its covers them all up without using concealer! i was ecstatic!

Oh yea, i am very makeup illiterate. I dont know how to blend and do the fancy stuff like contouring. SO i needed something quick and fool-proof. This is it ladies! I use my everyday minerals Flat Top Brush to apply my Joppa Minerals and finish it off with e.l.f. Studio High Definition Powder and spray it with e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist & Set. It lasts OVER 8 hours. Wonderful!!!!

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

The only reason I gave it 3 stars instead of 5 is because I didn't find my perfect match with this foundation. Medium 2.5 is still a teeny tiny bit light for me, not too much though... but to the trained eye- it will be noticed. It's supposed to be for Asian skintones but it still has some pink tones to it. The great part is, it had wonderful staying power and it didn't get chalky on my face. Mineral Foundation suits oily skinned individuals- so ladies, and gentlemen too, when you're on a quest for a mineral makeup make sure that kaolin clayand serecite are the key ingredients in the mineral makeup itself rather to save time from putting on a separate setting powder. Mineral Makeup with built-in kaolin clay and serecite makes a whole lot of difference, and that's what Joppa Minerals has. Also, healthy mineral makeup tends to have less than 10 ingredients. For others out there taking a shot at trying to find their color match with this brand, Good Luck!

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