Foundation Trials: Jemma Kidd Mineral Skin Nourishing Tint

By | June 23 2009 | 25 Comments

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Every now and then I go on a hunt for a new foundation – it keeps me on my toes and in truth, I’m always after the next big thing anyway. That NBT is currently Dior’s Diorskin Nude, but my previous one was MAC Studiofix Fluid, proving there’s always room for a bit of makeup manoeuvering, should the fancy take you.

One of the products I’ve been checking out is Jemma Kidd’s Mineral Skin Nourishing Tint, €38. It’s a brand that’s not particularly easy to come by here – you’ll find it only at Space NK at Harvey Nichols, and because of that I have a bit of a tendency to forget about it.

Mineral Skin Nourishing Tint, though, scores points with me despite being hard to source. Firstly, the tube is excellent. It’s squeezey with a good nozzle, meaning you’ll get every drop out. Meant to be more of a tinted moisturiser than a full foundation, it comes in only three shades –  porcelain, cameo and nude.

I checked out porcelain which proved to be a good match and even though it’s oil-free, because it’s got vitamin E, A, chamomile and a multi-mineral complex, it’s very hydrating and comfortable to wear. Fairly thick when it goes on initially, it spreads really well with fingers or brush and gives a lovely sheer-yet-somehow-still-managing-to-camouflage-all-the-horrible-bits effect.

This is one for hot days and holliers thanks to the added SPF 20 and the fact that it’s water-resistant.

Thumbs up!

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25 Replies to "Foundation Trials: Jemma Kidd Mineral Skin Nourishing Tint"

  • Shelly says:

    Its like you read my mind :D as i’ve been trying to find some sort of foundation to bring with me on my sun hols, this sounds good!!

  • Kirstie says:

    my psychic powers are well known

  • Big eyes says:

    I’ve always been a bit confused about spf on holidays normally id just wear sunscreen but some places you go to you’d like to look a bit more polished so would half think about wearing makeup – are you saying this can be worn instead of sunscreen on your face even when its very hot?would you then need a powder with spf for over that or should one forgo the powder?

    Sorry for the long post!

  • Kirstie says:

    Big eyes – ah no, this is not for sunbathing as it is a makeup product, but would be a nice choice for a warm day or when you were away. I’d use a separate sunscreen underneath it personally. If you wanted you could use powder, it’d be up to you.

  • Sparkle101 says:

    This sounds like just what I’m looking for for the summer – but how pale is the porcelain exactly? NW15 in Mac just about matches my skin, is porcelain pale enough for me?!?

  • Kirstie says:

    Sparkle, because it’s so sheer you’ll get away with a slightly darker shade, I hover between NW15 and NW20 and it’s fine for me.

  • Sparkle101 says:

    Oh sounds brilliant so!! Will be off to have look next week. Thanks!!

  • Big eyes says:

    Thanks Kirstie, I dont mean for sunbathing but for shopping and going aroound mueseums etc, lie being in teh sun but not sitting out?

  • Kirstie says:

    Big eyes – as it’s sheer I’d still use the extra SPF to be honest. Better to be safe than sorry, you know?

  • Big eyes says:

    Gotcha :) so basically to protect your skin you need to have spf in all the layers of your makeup?

  • Kirstie says:

    Big eyes – no, not necessarily. The key is really coverage. 20 isn’t enough for proper protection in a hot, sunny climate, even if you’re in and out of the rays – you’re likely to be eating outside during the hottest part of the day, etc.

    Most makeup acts as a physical barrier to the sun due to the fact it covers skin with pigment but as this is sheer – and this is why I keep stressing the sheer bit – to be properly protected against UVA and UVB, I personally would use an extra product underneath for reassurance.

    If it was a regular day at home and I was wearing moisturiser with SPF plus a medium coverage foundation, I’d be happy with that for protection. But on holidays, no, and as you’d be not wanting to load on thick base and powder. That’s what I’d offer as a solution something like this plus SPF.

    And always remember, you cannot ‘add up’ the factors. You’re only getting protection from the highest factor you applied, not from all of them added together.

  • Big eyes says:

    Think i have it eventually! :oops: thanks for SPF101 :)

  • Fabulash! says:

    That was really helpful!! Thanks Kirstie!

  • Aphrodite says:

    Gorgeous packaging!

  • Princess Lisa says:

    another product to add to the holiday must buy list!
    you’re so great for taking away all the legwork ;-)

  • Robin says:

    Sounds like a lovely foundation….is it all natural?

  • Kahani says:

    Good lord… it’s a BB (Blemish Balm) cream! A nourishing base that provides coverage – all the rage in Asia. Even the packaging is the same!

  • Kirstie says:

    Kahani – oh really!! Tell us more?

  • Ellie says:

    Does anyone no if you can get this somewhere other than Harvey Nichs?

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