Hustle that booty down to Tar-ghay, girlfriend, and pick yourself up a JK Jemma Kidd Fashion Palette ($36) ASAP!
A face of the day with the JK Jemma Kidd Fashion Palette
Fashion Palette appears low-key in the box, I know. But trust me, if you like effortless makeup that looks elegant and doesn’t require too much fuss, then you’ll love this palette.
The palette comes with five essential products to create a classic smokey eye and nude lip look: two large pans of eyeshadow, a mini-kohl liner and two medium-sized pans of nude lip glosses.
- Shimmery beige eyeshadow
- Shimmery cool dark brown eyeshadow with bronze pearl (amazing!)
- Black pencil eyeliner with silver glitter
- Creamy pink lipgloss
- Shimmery beige lipgloss
All Five Products in Fashion Palette Bring It
Finely milled and heavily pigmented, both the eyeshadows perform similarly to Shu Uemura shadows, applying smoothly without any grit and blending with ease. Even when I build up the layers, Fashion Palette’s shadows never look caked on or heavy. While the shimmery beige shadow (which reminds me of MAC Shroom) looks beautiful, the real stunner is the dark brown. It has tiny flecks of bronze glitter, which give it texture and added depth.
From left to right: black liner, beige shadow, brown shadow, pink gloss, beige gloss
The black kohl liner performs just as well, gliding smoothly along the lash line. It blends and smudges to the will of my brushes and fingers without any resistance.
Surprisingly, I didn’t find the medium-sized silver glitter in this pencil annoying. The flecks add just enough pow to keep the eye look from being too safe or boring!
The glosses are the last step that pull the look together. Both shades have medium pigmentation, feel smooth and non-sticky on my pucker and are free from taste and smell. In the pics above and below, I used a MAC 316 Covered Lip Brush to apply the pink gloss all over the lips and then dotted the beige gloss onto the center of the lower lip.
Brushes to Use With Fashion Palette
Fashion Palettes comes with easy-to-follow instructions on the box, which break down the steps of the smokey eye look. However, the instructions don’t indicate what brushes to use with the products (drat). I ended up using a MAC 252 Eye Shader Brush to apply the beige shade all over the lid, a MAC 212 Pencil Brush to blend out the edges of the liner and a MAC 239 Eye Shading Brush to sweep the brown shade on the lid and into the crease.
For the Makeup Minimalist or the Seasoned Traveler
If you’re the type of gal who likes streamlined makeup then you’ll probably love Fashion Palette. Also, if you prefer to wear neutrals when you’re traveling, this palette easily gives you both day and night makeup options. All you have to add is your blush, mascara and perhaps a lipstick if you want a bolder lip look at night. This palette will probably be in my bag when I leave for Florida on Thursday at the butt crack of dawn to make my 6 am flight!
JK Jemma Kidd Fashion Palette
Use: To achieve an effortless and elegant smokey eye and pale lip look
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
The Price is Right
JK Jemma Kidd is one of Target’s high end makeup lines, so I think the $36 pricing is on target (ha, pardon the pun) for what you get. The pans of product are large and they perform well. I know I’ll get plenty of use out of every item in the palette… and that’s a rare thing!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,