Saturday, June 26, 2010
Joppa Minerals review
When I asked what company people would like to see reviewed next, Joppa Minerals was the most requested. I ordered some various eyeshadow, blush, and one complexion enhancer and finishing powder (all samples of course). They do have great deal for a 6 Piece Sampler Kit- it's only one cent plus shipping, and you get to choose two foundation samples, a concealer sample, two blush samples, and a finishing powder sample. I ordered this set as well. Everything arrived in a typical time span, about 5 days. Included was one free eyeshadow sample (breathless), and a lip twist sample (Perfectly Pink). From left to right (shadows): Hope, Orange Zest, Majestic, South Pacific, Blissful, Breathless, Golden Sage, Galaxy The colors look even more boring than their website pictures. They are pretty bland. I do like Galaxy, it's the only one I'd probably ever actually use. Majestic is just ugly, it looks like puke. I'm very unimpressed. From left to right (blushes): Just Blush, Crazy in Love, Tickle Me Pink, Glowing, Golden Horizon complexion enhancer These blushes look better irl. I do like the first two, they're very pigmented and pretty. The next two I couldn't care less about. And I want to know whose complexion would ever be enhanced by that gross Arby's spicy brown mustard color (I've started making sandwiches at work, lol). Here are the finishing powder in Original Sheer and Dewy sheer, swatched heavily then blended in. They do nothing to my face whatsoever. It looks exactly the same whether I use them or not. I tried applying them over a tinted moisturizer and a more matte face powder, and they didn't make a difference any of the ways. I'll stick to my Revlon PhotoReady translucent finishing powder, which I've hit pan on and barely have any left. It's great. Go get it. Here's the lip twist. I was going to order a full size one, but $7 is too much for a tinted balm, IMO. It smells minty and is pretty and moisturizing. I couldn't use my foundation samples because they were way too dark for me. I applied some on my hand, and it turned orange. I tested the concealer on my hand, and it too turned orange. So, I'm not bowled over whatsoever here. Some of the products are ok, but I can get better from many places. I'm actually pretty bummed about how much I dislike almost everything. Have you tried Joppa? What are your thoughts?