Product Type: Jemma Kidd makeup
Newest Review: ... the May / June magazine is no longer available, you will have to purchase your Jemma Kidd lipgloss :( These can be purcha... more
Jemma Kidd Hi-Shine Silk Touch Lip Gloss - Not the best lipgloss
Jemma Kidd Hi-Shine Silk Touch Lip Gloss
Member Name: debbie41176
Jemma Kidd Hi-Shine Silk Touch Lip Gloss
Advantages: Long lasting, nice colour selection, non sticky.
Disadvantages: Very 'wishy washy' colour on application, the brush applicator isn't great either.
REASONS FOR PURCHASE
Although I've bought other Jemma Kidd cosmetics (which can be purchased from Space NK) in the past, this lipgloss was actually free in Red Magazine during May / June this year.
The magazine offered three different colours (although there are actually 10 or so available all together in this range if you pay the full RRP). There were coral, slightly deep red, and a light pink available. My sister in law had the light pink and looked lovely in it, I'm dark and not a fair skinned blonde like her, so I went for the coral. Luckily the news agent's I was in stocked a lot of these magazines so I was able to chose!
ABOUT THE GLOSS
"Jemma Kidd Hi-Shine Silk Touch Lip Gloss glides on the lips, creating the appearance of fuller looking lips. Enriched with lipogel, Jemma Kidd Hi-Shine Silk Touch Lip Gloss in Bare hydrates the lips leaving a delicate veil of colour. Use alone or experiment and wear over lipstick for extra shine or with a lip liner to fill out the lips."
PRICE / AVAILABILITY / APPEARANCE
Since the May / June magazine is no longer available, you will have to purchase your Jemma Kidd lipgloss :(
These can be purchased from a Space NK store or website for £14 each, or you could check ebay and see if anyone is selling on their freebie version! A quick Google Shopping search will show you where to buy this gloss.
The lipgloss comes in a rectangular clear thick plastic tube, with a black matte screw lid and a white wand doe foot brush applicator.
When I tried this lipgloss, I was expecting it to be a full and intense coverage gloss. Because it didn't look sheer or opaque at all in the tube.
I was disappointed that the colour was actually sheer on application. It was a little difficult to blend because it wasn't clear and it wasn't full coverage either. When I applied this directly with the wand it was uneven in colour and texture.
I realised that this was somewhat intentional with the gloss. It wasn't actually meant to be a full coverage gloss. It is meant to just leave a 'delicate veil of colour'. Fair enough!
So I tried this again, but wasn't very impressed with the applicator and didn't think it was suited to the colour and finish of the gloss.
Using this again with a lip brush, I was able to get a smoother and more even application. The actual gloss applicator had failed to work, especially at the corners of the mouth and cupid's bow. With a brush this wasn't an issue.
I applied this gloss onto bare lips, and it left a reasonably shiny and sheer coral finish.
Surprisingly, the gloss lasted well. I was able to still feel the shine on my lips after a drink and a snack. Unusual with a lipgloss. This was also a relief since the gloss wasn't easy to apply!
I was also pleased that this lipgloss wasn't sticky or tacky. It didn't make my lips stick together at all, and didn't leave those dreaded white marks at the corners of my mouth either (this can happen sometimes when your foundation near your mouth 'merges' with the gloss, makes for a great 'foaming at the mouth' look! Eek!).
This lipgloss does have it's selling points. It is long lasting (for a gloss), non sticky, and the colours that I've seen available and this particular coral, are very nice.
For me, I was put off by the difficulties in applying, and the fact that I was expecting a richer colour.
I personally wouldn't buy this gloss, but if you like sheer colours and would mostly be applying your makeup at home with all your brushes to hand, then this would be fine.
For now I think I'll stick with my Illamasqua Intense Lipglosses. I haven't found a gloss to rival them yet :)
Summary: This was a lovely freebie treat with my magazine, but I personally would not fork out the£14 for it.