Monday, September 3, 2012

Highlighter: Jemma Kidd

Jemma Kidd Makeup School - Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Creme in Iced Gold
Jemma Kidd Makeup School - Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Creme in Iced Gold | Rose Gold


As you can see from the photos below, this shade fluctuates between a warm gold and a silvery beige.  Both photos were taken on a sunny afternoon, the difference being whether I opened/closed the curtains.  I was stuck between this lighter shade or the darker one, Rose Gold.  Luckily, Jemma Kidd made it easier for me by discontinuing the latter.  So I took a deep breath, reminded myself that in a shimmer product the shades probably wouldn’t make too much of a difference, and ordered the Iced Gold:

Jemma Kidd Makeup School - Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Creme in Iced Gold


This is the more true to life appearance:
Jemma Kidd Makeup School - Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Creme in Iced Gold


I don't know why I was so worried.  With BB creams and tinted moisturizers, the lighter shade usually works for me.  I think I was just super attracted to the name of the darker shade - it sounds so much warmer and prettier no?  Short story: I’m happy with this product.  This was to be expected - it is a cult favorite!  Longer story: once I started using it, I realized that this highlighter would really work to its full potential for those whose makeup routine involves a matte or powder based foundation. The BB cream I use in lieu of foundation already has a dewy finish, so when I put this highlighter on top, the effect is quite subtle.

I’m trying to build a makeup collection that has just the bare essentials, so this discovery makes me wish I had gotten something else first - a contouring blush perhaps, or a face primer. It’s surprising; even with the goal of getting the minimum, it still amounts to a lot of stuff! (eye shadow primer, eyelash curler, eye makeup remover, contouring brush, pressed powder brush, all things I still need)

This product combined with a light coverage foundation (for those with average to good skin) would be a great no-makeup makeup look.  While I am a fan of the enhanced yet natural look, I also love the very opposite of that.  Something like this.  


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