Beauty Nostalgia: Reminiscing With…Jemma Kidd
Beauty Nostalgia is a new, weekly column on Beauty Counter in which we ask influencers, tastemakers, and some of our favorite industry experts to wax poetic on the sticks, salves, and sprays that helped shape who they are today.
The Pro:Jemma Kid, London-born makeup artist and founder of Jemma Kidd cosmetics
The Product: “My mum always used to have Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream in the house, and it’s a product that takes me back down memory lane. It has this really distinctive smell, and whenever I smell it, I go back to being a 14-year-old. She used it for everything: lips, cracked hands, and my grandmother was a real believer in nourishing the eyelashes with a petroleum-based cream, so she would swipe this over the lashes, too. My mum is a lot like me—we come from the same pod. Our styles are very similar, we like the same look with clothes—a blazer and a pump—and she wears my makeup line. Even though I’m always trying out new formulas for products, I usually keep two tubes of the Eight Hour Cream with me. Lately I’ve started using the Eight Hour lip balm stick, which is less liquid-y than the original and in my kit these days. I’ve found it’s one of those products that you can put on so many different parts of the body to catch the light just right.”
Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Arden