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Review of Jemma Kidd Make Up School

Does This Makeup Make The Grade?

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Review of Jemma Kidd Make Up School

Jemma Kidd Light As Air Liquid Foundation SPF 18.

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As I was looking for melt proof and waterproof makeup items, I was introduced to Jemma Kidd Make Up School’s line of makeup products that, the company promises, stays fresh all day, even in hot temperatures.

Whether you’re in a hot, humid climate or are escaping to a tropical destination, you want makeup that won’t smudge, fade or melt away. Still, you don’t want foundations that feel heavy, or waterproof and sweat proof products that feel uncomfortable.

Will Jemma Kidd make the grade?

Light As Air SPF 18 Liquid Foundation

Is It Light As Air?

Light As Air has a lightweight texture. It blends easily and dries to a matte finish. It contains skin balancing ingredients to combat shine-prone, overactive skin, including salicylic acid. Starch esters and laricyl (mushroom extract) provide balancing, astringent and mattifying action. It also helps even out skin tone.

I've read that some women with extremely oily skin liked the feel of the foundation, but it wasn’t great at keeping the oil and shine at bay. It might be better for normal to combination skin. For dry skin types like mine, it is fine for the summer, but in cold and dry climates it would probably be a bit drying.

Light As Air is only available in seven shades. Four of them (04 medium, 05 medium beige, 06 medium and 07 dark) work for light to medium-dark skin tones. Dark matched my skin tone, but they need more shades in the darker range.

Lasting Tint Semi-Permanent Waterproof Lash Colour

Jemma Kidd Lasting Tint Semi-Permanent Lash Colour

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Does It Last?

Lasting Tint is a lightweight waterproof lash color that doesn’t smudge or flake off (they say for at least 24 hours and up to three days.) I'm not sure if that’s true. After wearing it for a day I washed it off. Personally I don’t think it’s a great idea to wear mascara to bed, even if it will last that long.

The mascara contains vitamins C and E. It has a smooth and glossy look. I wouldn't say it's the best waterproof mascara out there, but it'll do.

Define Stay-Put Eye Liner

Waterproof, Smudge-Proof Eyes

Define Stay-Put Eye Liner is water and smudge-proof. The eyeliner can be used for sharp definition and it also has a smudger at one end to use for a soft or smoky eye. It’s enriched with vitamin E and jojoba wax, which helps condition the eyelids and gives it a smooth application without dragging or tugging at the skin.

Hydrating Glosstick SPF 15

Jemma Kidd Hi-Shine Hydrating Glosstick SPF 15.

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A Product That Doesn’t Gloss Over

Jemma Kidd Make Up School’s Hydrating Glosstick has a creamy gloss formula that soothes and hydrates the lips. It has a chisel bullet design for precise application. I like that you can push up the bottom of the tube which releases the lip gloss so that you can easily remove it. I hate lipsticks with covers that are hard to take off, or won’t stay on.

The summer shades impart a sheer, shiny wash of color. Hibiscus is a nice hot pink shade. Hopefully the line will introduce some deep berries, reds and browns for the fall.

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