November 12, 2009

Jemma Kid Mannequin Skin Brightener and Concealer Duo Mannequin Skin Brightener and Concealer Duo Review

Today's Special

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.

Jemma Kidd Makeup 4

Jump for it!

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.

Jemma Kidd Makeup 3

Jemma Kidd Makeup 5

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.

Jemma Kidd Makeup 1


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.

Jemma Kidd Makeup 2

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.

Disclosure: The following item was provided to Musings of a Muse by a PR firm for review purposes. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.

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  • MC


    LoL I noticed that more then the review at first. Then I was under the impression that the concealer made you look like Jeff the Mannequin. XP

    • the Muse

      LOL MC! I dunno the first thing I thought of when I seen mannequin was today’s special LMAO!

  • kristina

    I loved that show! I can never remember the name of it though whenever I’ve tried to talk to someone about it. I always loved it when they went into Muffy’s little apartment.
    Do you remember a show that had the song that went,”Pinwheels, pinwheels spinning around…” I get that stuck in my head often during the summer when the stores have those little plastic ones for sale.

    • the Muse

      ME TOO Kristina! Muffy’s apartment was so cute…I remember they had her in a bath tub once! So cute! YESSSSSSS! I remember that 😀 LOL remember Orelia the fortune teller chick from that show!?

  • ginnygordon

    Hi Muse,

    I used to love Today’s Special as a kid! I haven’t thought about that show in quite a while, but I liked your reference and the pic you included – what a trip down memory lane!

    • the Muse

      LOL ginny! Does this mean we are soooooooo old? Remember the song? Today’s SPECIALLLLL it’s about to begin! haha!

  • BB Snob

    Oh my goodness! I LOVED Todays Special and I’m pretty sure we are the same age. I’m not much for concealer although I do wear the BB eye brightner, I really just wanted to comment about Jeff, Jodi, Sam and Muffy! Your my fav!

    • the Muse

      Hey BB I shall tell my age shhhh! LOL 😀 I loved it too! I swear that was the best tv show evahs! 😀 Is the BB Eye Brighner the one in the heavy jar? I think they diced it b/c I wanted to try it for SO long but it’s gone now!? Ha little muffy so cute 😀

      Aw shucks thanks dear! *hugs*

  • laura r

    holy cow, i loved Today’s Special and no lie, i was trying to remember the name of the show recently. describing it to my mum was NOT working. bless!
    wow! (and you can’t be old at all, i’m 23 and i recall it.)

    that got me so excited i have to go back up and read the actual review. 😛

    • the Muse

      hey laura! LOL! Gee it seems like 100 years ago LOL! I gotta go look up around what time it was…seemed like the 80’s but maybe it was the 90’s!?

      LOL! I got you so sidetracked with Today’s Special you forgot to read the review LOVES IT!

    • the Muse

      yes bb I never see it around!? it’s not on the site either! blah! must stalk ebay!

      • BB Snob

        or the CCO, I better pick at least one more up. I wonder what the shelf life is?

        • the Muse

          ooooo going to CCO soon! Hmm so long as it isn’t open I’d say a year since the product will end up separating after that I imagine.

  • Melissa

    Muse- When I grow up I want to be “Orieea” is what I would tell people when I was a wee girl. I also couldn’t remember the name of the show thanks for the flashback! I need a new concealer as my Chanel one is a bit too dark for me now and while I probably should buy the lighter one I really don’t want to add a random $50 to my crazy hauls of the weekend thanks to your coupon-code happy blog.. Do you think all Targets have it? I don’t remember seeing Jemma Kidd at my regular Target but there are 4 within 5 miles of home or work so I could check around.

    • the Muse

      LOL Melissa 😀 Pinwheel, pinwheel spinning around 😀

      haha sorries 😀 damn me and the coupons 😀 I have one for philosophy too want one!? HAHA! that’s weird….all the targets should have the line, quite strange one doesn’t…..almost all the target’s here carry her line or get it online if you want 🙂

  • jonnie

    I loved Today’s Special as well. And Pinwheel. 🙂 Why aren’t kids’ shows that good any more?

    • the Muse

      jonnie I loved pinwheel too! 😀 I agree today’s shows are so “grown” up for kids!

  • Jenn

    omg i loved that show, i have never been able to remember the name of it though, thanks i’ll have to see if there are any old eps. on youtube 🙂 i can remember watching it when i was home sick from school and spending the day with my grandma thanks muse for making me all nostalgic 😀

    • the Muse

      OMG Jenn so funny you mentioned that as I recall watching it when I was home and sick too when I was little as I think it went on during the day so I was at school and didn’t see it on TV as much but days I was home sick I recall it being on at around 2pm or something!!!!! 😀

  • rasilla

    ahhhh omg yes I remember…
    with muffy the mouse XD
    it was a fun show~
    anyway thats all i wanted to say ^^

  • gladys

    I bought one of this on clearance at target and have since been having a hard time finding them again and i’m almost out!!! I love this stuff!! do you know what a good dupe for it is?