Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Jemma Kidd during an event that was aimed at introducing us to both the JK Range (there are two Jemma Kidd ranges; the main, Pro range and the sister range, JK Jemma Kidd, which is more of a fun, funky, younger range) and the new Masterclass@Home experience.
We started the event with a brief introduction from Jemma regarding her ranges, before being given a taster of Masterclass@Home by her international make-up artist and brand co-creator who’s name I’ve annoyingly forgotten! He ran us through a few of the base products in the JK range and how to go about applying them. I really loved this aspect of the event as I do think that a lot of knowledge is presumed of beauty bloggers, and whilst I think most of us have a general idea of what we’re doing with make-up, it’s incredibly handy to watch a pro do it and be talked through it step-by-step.
As I mentioned, this was a taster of the Masterclass@Home experience which involves pretty much the same thing, tailored to your own individual requirements. So if you fancy being talked through how to go about achieving a smoky eye, or the best way to conceal under eye circles, then you can specify this and the professional make-up artist will talk you through it. There’s no ‘once we’re done you can buy lots of Jemma Kidd products’ type hard sell and the experience costs £20 for 2 hours worth of teaching per person, although there is a minimum class size which I believe is 6. You can have this in the comfort of your own home or at a venue of your choosing and I do think this is a really beneficial experience for both make-up experts and novices alike. I certainly learned a lot from my taster session.
|JK Pro Moisture Tint|
My favourite products that I had a chance to play with were the Pro Finish Moisture Tint, the Mannequin Skin Concealer and the Pro Flat Top Foundation Brush. The Moisture Tint is a light coverage, easy to blend tinted moisturiser that adds just enough cover to tone down redness and leaves skin looking very dewy and healthy. Obviously I love anything that leaves skin looking in much better condition than it is, so inevitably I was going to zone in on the skin products! The Concealer comes in a very blendable and easy to work in formula that can be built-up whilst still looking natural. The best thing, for me, was the Foundation Brush which is *amazing* for buffing in concealer. I literally just slathered on concealer, buffed it in then repeated until I’d achieved the coverage I wanted. I really believe that buffing concealer in (rather than applying and patting) is the absolute best way to get a clean, natural finish so anything that helps me achieve this is welcome in my kit.
|Pro Flat Top Foundation Brush|
A couple of other bits worth mentioning in the JK Range are the Mannequin Skin Perfector Kit and the City Chic Eye Kit.
|JK Skin Perfector Kit|
The Skin Perfector Kit is a palette of 4 skin boosting products; 2 complexion correctors in green and yellow, 1 eye and lip primer and 1 highlighter. This is a really handy kit for taking your concealing to the next level and I really like the fact that there’s a primer and highlighter included for the finishing touches. It’s also really handy for touch-ups on the go and comes with an insert that tells you where the products can be applied.
|JK City Chic Eye Kit|
The Chic Eye Kit is a real winner in my eyes as it’s got everything you need for a really lovely smoky eye, covering both greys for traditional smoky eyes and brown for a more natural take. Also included is a double ended brush, but what’s truly innovative about this palette is the mirror, a small part of which pokes through the back of the palette for on the go checking! I love this idea as you can just grab and look rather than having to open up the palette each time you want to check your reflection, which makes me sound a bit lazy really doesn’t it? Anyway…..
|From L-R: Pro Precision Concealer Brush, Pro Flat Top Foundation Brush and Pro Blusher Brush.|
I’ve not tried anything from Jemma Kidd previously, so this event proved to be a great introduction to the range and I’m thoroughly enjoy trying out the innovative and easy to work with products.
All products mentioned are available at the Jemma Kidd online store here and more information about the Masterclass@Home experience can be found here.
*All products mentioned were PR samples