Archive: Jemma Kidd

Back to School Basics from Jemma Kidd‏

Reading, Writing, Rouge

The leisurely days of summer are over, and it’s back to the books. The soothing sound of waves crashing on the sand is replaced by beeping alarm clocks and class bells—but don’t consider the fun totally done. Jemma Kidd, international make-up artist and award winning product designer, shares back to school beauty tips and tricks that are as easy as ABC.

A. Moisturize

Skin can feel tight and dehydrated after a day in the sun, so apply an intensive moisturizer to nourish and soothe, leaving skin smooth, plumped and less likely to peel. Use a hydrating face mask to restore moisture and help repair damage.

B. Makeup
Face: As your tan fades, consider switching to a heavier-coverage foundation—on thoroughly moisturized skin a cream foundation won’t cake or look too thick. Apply it sparingly with fingers or a sponge and work it into the skin thoroughly. Your skin will probably get paler, and you should change your foundation or concealer to reflect that.
Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Light As Air SPF 18 Foundation

Eyes: I’m a huge fan of natural beauty in summer, but I like bringing in richer colors in the fall. Jewel and berry colors are fantastic for eyeshadow—try the brighter tones in a moisturizing cream shadow on the lid or to define the socket, as well as the smoky shades that look so sexy. Avoid too much pink, as this brings out redness in the eyes and skin.
Try: Tailored I-Ris Enhancers

Lips: Carry a wax balm and reapply frequently. Look for a lipgloss with moisturizers or vitamin E to protect the lips while adding shine. Treat yourself to a flattering red lipstick, preferably matte rather than gloss, so it is less easy to smudge.
Try: Hi-Shine Silk Touch Lipgloss and Ultimate Lipstick Duo in Scarlett

C. Bronze

Apply a touch of bronzer that naturally catch the sun. Powder bronzer can be brushed in a T-shape over the nose and forehead, with a little on the cheekbones, collarbones, décolletage and sides of the neck. For day use a light reflecting crème bronzer. Body moisturizers with added gold give a light glow to arms and legs.

Try: JK Jemma Kidd Showstopper Water-Resistant Bronzer.

Jemma Kidd Makeup School: Beach Beauty

I love the Jemma Kidd line, very high quality makeup and beautiful color combinations.

Looking good at the beach can seem a challenging proposition…especially at the beginning of the summer. International make-up artist and award winning product designer Jemma Kidd offers tips for the beach-bound to feel confident and ready for the summer months ahead.

To get started, “Mix a little body shimmer into sunscreen to prevent skin from looking dull, and use make-up to define the eyes and add a healthy glow.”

For a day at the beach:

Eyes: Line the upper lash line with dark brown pencil for definition. Apply a shimmery peach eye shadow from the upper lash line to the socket crease. Add a little shimmer under the lower lash line using a gold eyeliner pencil. Apply dark brown waterproof mascara. (Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Define Stayput Eyeliner in Mahogany and Vintage Gold, Eye Essentials Shimmer Shadow in Peachie, and Lasting Tint: Semi Permanent, Waterproof Lash Colour in Brown)

Lips: Use a hydrating lip balm with a nude shimmering finish and high SPF to protect lips and keep them feeling moist despite sea spray and sun. Nude/brown tones are more flattering with a tan than red. (Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Ultimate Lip Care Protect & Shimmer SPF 12 in Nude)

Face: Apply sunscreen and layer sheer tinted moisturizer on top, blending it well. Pat on concealer as needed to cover blemishes or redness. Bring a natural flush to your cheeks by blending in pink cheek stain, which is water-resistant and will last longer than cream blush. If you need it, blend a little gold-toned highlighter or cream bronzer onto the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, chin and temples. (Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Mineral Skin Nourishing Tint SPF 20, Rosy Glow Lip & Cheek Tint, and Dual Illuminator Crème Highlighter & Shimmer Dust in Champagne)

From beach to bar:

Eyes: Draw along the upper and lower lash line with black eyeliner pencil. Apply bronze crème eye shadow over the lid and layer with bronze metallic pigment. Apply black mascara to define and thicken the lashes. (Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Define Stayput Eyeliner in Pitch, Crushed Jewel Crème Duo in Bronzite, and Lash Xtension Mascara)

Lips: Moisturize with nude lip balm and add a layer of non-sticky nude or soft pink lipgloss. (Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Hi-Shine Silk Touch Lipgloss in Shell)

Face: Apply a tinted moisturizer and concealer as needed, then lightly dust with a little translucent powder before sweeping a little bronzer over the cheekbones and temples. (Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Mineral Skin Nourishing Tint SPF 20, and Bronze Perfection Natural Skin)

Introducing Jemma Kidd Makeup School

I was not familiar with the Jemma Kidd line and was excited to try the Stay Put Liner.  If the rest of the line is as great as the liner I am their new number one fan! The eyeliner is so smooth it goes on like a liquid but with the ease of a pencil. Once you let the liner set it’s not going anywhere until you wash it off. The smudge sponge tip is the cherry on the top, of this great eyeliner.

DEFINE STAY PUT EYE LINER
JEMMA KIDD


Water and smudge-proof eyeliner with added antioxidant Vitamin E for healthy and defined eyes.

$20

Disclosure:  A complimentary sample of the above mentioned item was sent to me for an honest review.