I dunno why…but when I heard about the new Jemma Kidd Mannequin Skin Brightener and Concealer Duo the first thing that popped into my head was that old kid’s show, Today’s Special. Remember that? Totally dating myself here right? Must be the “mannequin” part because I was thinking of that guy Jeff who was a mannequin and came to life at night when the store closed, it was kinda the premise of what Kim Cattrall would later bring to the big screen.
Anyway….if you don’t remember that don’t mind my babblings but I’d be ever so delighted if you all admit you did so I’m not left feeling like the old fart around here.
What was it I was talking about again?
Ahhh yes Jemma Kid Mannequin Skin Brightener and Concealer Duo.
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I’ve been here before with the Lorac Double Feature Concealer don’t you know. What is it? It’s a dual ended concealer stick which houses a concealer stick (“lipstick”) on one side and a highlighter on the other. Where as Lorac’s version sports a fleshy, golden shade of highlighter this version sports a white one which is supposed to brighten eyes up and make them a little less tired looking.
First of all the concealer itself is quite lovely. Remember kids, I hate concealer in a stick but I make an exception here. It’s quite good. It’s creamy, moisturizing, and quite pigmented enough to hide all the problems you might have going on. I love this side of the product, ace formula and texture which blends easily and flawlessly leaving behind nicely concealed eyes.
If you’re a bit older the highlighter could prove too much. I feel like the highlighter creates a bit of a disco effect and indeed you may very well look like you’re sporting mannequin skin if you over do it. For a younger eye it’s perfect but for older eyes do use a tiny drop as too much could age you further. I’ve read a few reviews and some folks like using it prior to concealer but personally I used it after and actually it works even better as a highbrow highlighter than it does under your eyes. If you’re not up for using it under your eyes I suggest a little on your cheek bones or your brow to highlight certain areas of your face. The formula is white and shimmering so you can imagine it’s much like a spotlight for your problems if you’re busy slathering it away under your eyes. This was one of my problems with the Lorac Double Feature Concealer as well.
Overall, I absolutely adored the concealer formula but I found the highlighter a little bit of a miss. At $18 just to use the concealer I’m thinking that could be too much to splurge. Younger eyes will benefit fully from both sides of the product however older eyes may need something a little less “glam” to conceal their problems.
Available now from the Jemma Kidd Collection at Target for $18.
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