JK Jemma Kidd In Vogue Perfect Blush in South Beach on cheeks
Don’t just stand there, let’s get to it, strike a pose, there’s nothing to it —
Aw, man! It was only after I took these pictures that I put two and two together. I should have done Vogue poses for these pics! Oh, well… Next time.
Have I ever told you about the time my friend Cindy and I went to Madonna Night at a club in San Francisco? Yep, the DJ played Madge hits all night long. It was awesome! — except for one thing, and that thing had nothing to do with the music and everything to do with my height.
I’m a little shorty, and every time the DJ played Vogue, which he did several times, I spent the entire song dodging sharp Vogue elbows to my temples and long arms to my face. I left the club happy that night, but I looked like a to’ up rag doll with a mild concussion.
Please, if you find yourself striking poses after trying on the new JK Jemma Kidd In Vogue Perfect Blush, watch your surroundings, and keep your elbows in close. There might be a little blogger person dancing beside you (you never know).
These three new powder blushes are apt to trigger quite a few happy dances, but they carry a hefty cover charge of $18. They’re named after shopping and fashion hot spots like South Beach (a bronze), Rodeo Drive (a pink) and 5th Avenue (an apricot), and Jemma designed them to work with all skin tones.
Doesn’t the packaging have a Shu Uemura vibe? The pans each have five colors which can worn individually or swirled together with a brush.
Here it is beside an iPhone for comparison…
Swatches of Rodeo Drive (left) and South Beach (right)
Rodeo Drive on cheeks
The finish? I love! It’s mostly matte, but with a hint of shimmer that keeps the colors from looking flat on my cheeks. The long-lasting blushes have a fair amount of pigment, too, and I’m able to build them up in layers for bolder cheek looks.
Unfortunately, as it is for Jemma’s Glitterati eyeshadows, the $18 price is hard to stomach. These may be gems — no, wait, they are — but they’re priced like them too, especially for drugstore booty.
PRICE: $18 each (available in three shades)
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Target stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A (an A+ if they were $5 less)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,