Monday, April 12, 2010

Jemma Kidd Neutral Eyeshadows with Comparisons

After seeing the Jemma Kidd products for months in my local Target, I finally decided to try out some of the eyeshadows. I ordered the shade Vintage on because it was out of stock in-store. It's a really lovely champagne color with just the right amount of shimmer. I wasn't expecting it to be so pretty on. The pigmentation, texture and lasting power are great. In fact, I am liking this particular shade just as much, if not more, than some of my Bobbi Brown neutrals. After my success with Vintage I picked up a few of the other neutral shades: Editor, a very pretty silvery-plummy taupe, and In Season, a shimmery sandy tan, and the golden/bronzey duo Boho. These shadows look a lot better on than they do in the pan. My favorites are Vintage, with Editor coming in second. Target carries this line and the singles are available for $16, duos for $18. Jemma Kidd cosmetics can also be found at select Neiman Marcus stores, Bloomingdales, and Space NK in New York and New Jersey. There is also a Jemma Kidd "Make Up School" collection that is available at and Dermstore. I haven't tried any of these products out though.

Onward to the photos!

The colors look dull in the pan, possibly due to the embossed JK design. They are more shimmery on application.

VINTAGE Comparison & Swatches:

(Note: I used two different cameras for the product images & swatches, so tones are a little different.)

  1. Nars: Silk Road duo
  2. Nars: Bohemian Gold duo
  3. Bobbi Brown: Nude Beach
  4. MAC: Hey (Veluxe Pearl)
  5. Chanel: Sillage
  6. Bobbi Brown: Copper Sand
  7. Bobbi Brown: Champagne Quartz
  8. Lorac: Serenity
  9. Smashbox: Shell
  10. Jemma Kidd: Vintage
More views in different lighting:

The swatch below is more true to life than the others:

IN SEASON Comparison & Swatches:

  1. Nars: Hula Hula duo
  2. Nars: Indian Summer duo
  3. Bare Minerals: Summer
  4. Nars: Cyprus
  5. Paul & Joe Beaute: 92
  6. Bobbi Brown: Golden Leaf
  7. Jemma Kidd: In Season
Being much darker, "Golden Leaf" isn't really comparable to the others, but hopefully it will give you an idea of the slight olive tone of "In Season."

Another view:

EDITOR Comparisons & Swatches:

  1. Bare Minerals: Queen Tiffany
  2. Chanel: Safari
  3. Bobbi Brown: Java
  4. Nars: Brousse duo
  5. MAC: Prepped for Glamour
  6. Origins: Cocoa Powder
  7. Nars: Cairo
  8. Origins: Frosty Fudge
  9. Chantecaille: Granite
  10. Bobbi Brown: Stone
  11. Jemma Kidd: Editor

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