The Beauty Business | Jemma Kidd – Celebrity Makeup Artist
I like to think I’m great at makeup application, but a makeup artist especially a celebrity makeup artist like Jemma Kidd would certainly put me to shame! Jemma Kidd is an incredibly talented lady with a cosmetics brand, makeup schooll, several celebrity clients and now a book under her belt. Jemma recently released her book Jemma Kidd Make-Up Secrets in October, published by Jacqui Small LLP where she shares her wealth of knowledge from years of working in the beauty industry as a professional make-up artist, product developer and teacher, addressing key make-up issues and answering the questions about beauty that every woman wants to know.
I interview Jemma about her new book, dream clients and advise for looking our best:
1) When did your interest in cosmetics begin? When I started modelling when I was 16, I was totally inspired by the power of make up emotionally and how it made you look physically.
2) Dead or alive, who would your dream clients be? I loved all the 60’s themed makeup so everyone from Brigitte Bardot, Penelope Tree, Jean Shrimpton and Veruschka.
3) Are there any cult favourites of yours that you carry around in your kit? Benefit They’re Real! Beyond Mascara, Bobbi Brown Powder Pink Crème Blush and Vitalumiere Chanel Foundation.
4) We don’t all get to have a makeup artist on speed dial so are there any tips you’d recommend to look your best? It’s so important to get your skin looking flawless, get rid of any imperfections, redness and blemishes with a primer, foundation and then a concealer. Curl your lashes. Fill in any gaps in the brows as it helps lift the eyes and frame the face. Preparation is key.
5) Tell us about your book, why did you write it? When I was asked to write a new book, I nearly jumped for joy. I had the most wonderful time creating my first book, Jemma Kidd Make-up Masterclass. In this book I wanted to go in-depth into all the problem-solving tricks and techniques I have learned over the years.I looked at everything from skin tones to eye shapes, and thought hard about what women find challenging about make-up and the beauty problems they come up against on a daily basis. No two women’s faces, eyes and lips are the same, and I wanted to demonstrate the different ways of applying make-up to achieve the most flattering effects.