Beauty review: Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Creme
Last month I posted a how-to guide for perfecting the glowing, dewy-looking skin look, favoured by and seen on red-carpets and catwalks around the world. Since then, I’ve been sent a number of products to try as alternatives to the staples aforementioned (MAC Face and Body, Bourjois Delice de Soleil, Stila convertible colour and Dior Amber Diamond to name a few) and am pleased to report here on a particularly great product which is ideal for achieving this look.
The product is Jemma Kidd’s Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Creme in Ice Gold. Billed as a ‘multipurpose radiance creme’ the product is recommended for use all over the face, under or over foundation, for brightening and highlighting the skin. Ingredients include moisturising Jojoba Oil and Rice Bran Oil, to help hydrate the skin, and the product is lanolin and fragrance free making it a good bet for more sensitive skins.
Available online, at feelunique.com and in some Space NK stores, the product comes in a very slim, professional-looking albeit slightly industrial compact, making this product ideal for slipping into handbags for touch-ups on the run. The product comes in two colours: Ice Gold, for paler skins, and Rose Gold, for darker, or more warm-toned skins.
The product can be applied directly with fingers, although I found that a longer-lasting, more blended and natural finish was achieved by applying the product with a firm buffing brush (my favourite is the Real Technique’s stippling brush). The product delivers such a strong highlighting effect that it’s worth bearing in mind that a little goes a long way with this gem of a product! I apply the creme on my cheekbones, brow bones and cupid bow to add an instant dewy sheen to make-up looks.
So how does the product stack up against the industry’s leading powder highlighters?
Although I tend to prefer the ability to blend and build-up cream-based products, whether we’re talking blushers, eyeshadows or highlighters, I’ve always found powder-based products to be longer-wearing than their cream equivalents. I was therefore surprised and impressed, in equal measure, by the last of this product (for my ‘normal’ skin it stays put for a good eight hours without needing a touch-up). The cream formula also blends more evenly than powder highlighters – whose particles can sometimes make pores more visible – which makes this product far superior for achieving a ‘barely-there’ look.
At £17 this is not the cheapest highlighter on the market, but given the longevity of the product on the skin and the incredibly natural looking finish it delivers, it’s easy to understand why this product has become a mainstay in the make-up bags of artists around the world.