JK Jemma Kidd Puts Neutrals and Brights In the Spotlight With This Spring Palette of Pieces for Eyes and Cheeks

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Jemma Kidd, Makeup, Palettes, Product Reviews

If all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players…that’s a hella big stage. Should be plenty room for everyone to share the spotlight.


Oh, but before I go on, can I get a couple minutes to check my makeup? Because I don’t want to go out there with lipstick on my teeth. πŸ™‚

And another thing, before my moment in the spotlight, 1) I hope I’m not wearing clothes that make me look like a pint-sized linebacker (a reoccurring theme in my life), and 2) I hope I am wearing makeup that mixes sassy neutrals with something bright, like the new JK Jemma Kidd On Location Palette in In the Spotlight ($25).

My wish for you: I hope you get your time to shine, and when it comes, I hope it’s doing something you care deeply for.

Jemma sprinkles a couple of fun brights into this mostly neutral palette of pieces for eyes and cheeks, and it’s all about flexibility. You can keep the look casual by incorporating a nude lip, like I’m doing in the pic above, or go for something brighter like the face shot down below.

Swatches from the left: Cream eye primer, gray eyeshadow, purple eyeshadow, taupe eyeshadow, beige highlighter, teal eyeshadow, peach blush

The palette’s sheer purple and teal give a little kick to the more staple shades in shimmery taupe and gray. You could wear them with your favorite primer, or layer them on top of the included creamy, cool-toned beige eyeshadow base.

Like most of Jemma’s palette eyeshadows (the ones I’ve tried), these benefit from a little extra TLC. Before snapping these pics, to get the colors as punchy as I wanted them, I used between three and six layers.

Anticipate some moderate fallout, too. I dealt with some beneath my eyes and on the tops of my cheeks.

What you get…

  • A cream eye primer
  • Gray eyeshadow
  • Purple eyeshadow
  • Taupe eyeshadow
  • Shimmery beige highlighter
  • Teal eyeshadow
  • Creamy peach blush

Both of the cheek/face products, the blush and highlighter, give a radiant glow to my skin that lasts for a solid six hours (yay!), but keeping the products apart in the palette hasn’t been easy, since they’re all so close together (boo).

I like being In the Spotlight with these shades, but the cream product’s proximity to the powders in the palette and the shadows’ moderate fallout makes ’em a bit of a bear.

Still, I do like JK Jemma Kidd’s products… Might be worth taking a look at it anyway.

PRICE: $25
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Target stores (I haven’t spotted it online)

I think I need this sweatshirt…

Via Cat Versus Human



For $35. It’s available at the Cat Versus Human online store in navy blue, heather gray and black.

Want. πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. The shirt is priceless! You do need it:)
    And you look so chic and classy wearing these colors!
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  2. Maggie says:

    Yes! Get that cat shirt! Also love what you got on, where did u get that shirt?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Maggie,

      It’s a romper from Anthropologie by Leifsdottir. I’ll try to post an outfit of the day with it soon… gotta shave my legs first, LOL!

      How was your Thursday? Good, I hope.

  3. Audrey says:

    WOW. Is that the romper from Anthropologie that you posted about a while ago? That is GORGEOUS.

  4. Haha, that sweatshirt is awesome! πŸ˜€
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  5. Liz! says:

    You always look so nice in those eyeshadow colors! Jealousssss. I just can’t pull off blues and am iffy with purples. And that sweatshirt is so adorable. Wonder if they have a dog lovers one too?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Liz,

      I know how it is to have a hard time with certain colors. Reddish eyeshadow give me grief!

      As for the sweatshirt, I think for that particular store it’s just the cat one, but I’m sure you can find one with a similar sentiment for dog ladies on etsy.

  6. Adrienne says:

    I heart Cat Vs Human, her comics are so cute! I’ve seriously forwarded or texted like half of them to my girlfriend, like “omg this is totally my/our life!” or “hehe, aren’t cats so funny!!” and she’s like “yes, babe, wonderful, another cat text…” lol. She’s more of a dog person, but me and my Daphne are converting her πŸ™‚

  7. katie wong says:

    OMG I love your purple top!!

  8. Melody says:

    Oh I like how these colors coordinate! That sweatshirt is too awesome btw πŸ˜‰ but I need one with a big slobbery dog on it lol

  9. Yasmine says:

    aw, thanks for linking my shop!

    gah! i love your complexion…i think i need to get more sun πŸ˜›

  10. gio says:

    Love that sweatshirt, it’s awesome!
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  11. Eli says:

    Love this palette -especially the blush. It can also be used as a lip tint, I suppose.
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  12. I’m liking liking that teal! Also, please give me one of those shirts please!!!
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  13. Phyrra says:

    I love your lipstick in the look. Adorable shirt πŸ™‚
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  14. Miss Ling says:

    Hi Karen!

    I wanted to say thank you for this review. I was debating whether to buy this palette and I couldn’t find ANY reviews except for yours! It was very informative so thank you! I ended up purchasing the palette and even ended up writing my own review =) If you’d like to check it out, it’s at:


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