A review of some of the key pieces in this trendsetting line..
Fruit Punch happens to be one of my favorite flavors of Kool-Aid, and one of the things I love about it is the smell. Well, I discovered a lip gloss that gives off the same scent and it’s equally juicy and refreshing. Hello Jemma Kidd Make Up
Hi Shine Silk Touch Lipgloss in Fuchsia! ($22) Just one of the items we heart this received for review from this impressive and colorful line.
If you aren’t familiar with the brand, Jemma Kidd is the Founder and Chairwoman of Jemma Kidd Make up Up School Cosmetics. She worked as a makeup artist at both New York and London Fashion Week for a few years before becoming one of the UK’s most popular artists.
The first Jemma Kidd Make Up School Collection came out in 2005 at Selfridges in London. Soon it launched all over the world in places like New York, San Francisco, Australia, Hong Kong and beyond. (But us yanks may know her best from her line for Target~wht)
But back to the gloss! Fuchsia is normally associated with being an uber-bright pink, but this one is definitely more subtle. It’s still bright and punchy, but not neon or unwearable. I would say the color is more of a bright rose pink with some fabulous pink shimmer.
The formula is really fantastic! What I loved right off the bat was how smooth and un-sticky it was. (because stickiness + lip gloss makes me unhappy.) It’s also amazingly shiny and looks like wet strawberries on your lips!
Perhaps best of all, it lasts. Normally I have to reapply my gloss every 1-2 hours because it either fades or slips around. This lasted a solid 3 hours on me without having to touch it up and really the only reason I touched it up then was because I like applying it. Bonus!
Next up, the Eye Colour Quartet in Green ($38). Green eyeshadow and me are like *this*. I’ve always had a thing for them because they make my eyes really pop and look great with my skin tone.
The quartet includes a crease defining olive green/taupe shimmer, a mid-tone celery green shimmer, a cool yellow/green shimmer accent shade and a light vanilla with subtle shimmer highlighter.
I love the packaging that this quartet comes in. It’s very thin and fits nicely in my hand. The texture of it is matte and smooth, and it shuts with a satisfying “click”.
The color payoff wasn’t as great as I had hoped for though. I prefer super saturated, vivid colors, but with these, I had to keep swiping my brush across to get the color. Even then it wasn’t as much of a statement as I had hoped for; but that’s just me. Some people might prefer a more conservative green look where it doesn’t scream “GREEN!” when you bat your lashes.
Subdued and calming are the words I think of when I look at this palette and for those looking for a pop of summery color on their eyes, but don’t want anything too crazy, then I think this could be the palette for them.
Be sure to check the comments for other team members thoughts on the following items (all $18-$20):
- Define Stay Put Eyeliner in Electric – an easy-glide, long-wearing, blendable waterproof eyeliner
- Crushed Jewel Gel Liner in Diamond – a clear gel eyeliner with suspended glitter inside
- Iridescent Eye Silk Crayon in Amethyst and Tigers Eye – a silky, creamy crayon for eyes
- Ultimate Lip Care Protect & Shimmer in Rose – a protective lip balm with added apricot kernel oil
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