REVIEW: Dainty Doll Liquid Foundation

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I have had this review waiting to go for a little while now but this month has gone so fast! Anyway, as promised ages ago, I have finally tried the Dainty Doll liquid foundation and if you’ve read my recent favourites post you know I already love it, so this will be a very much to the point review! In case you’re unsure of what the Dainty Doll brand is all about, then very briefly, it is a cosmetic line created by the gorgeous Nicola Roberts of Girls Aloud, who after struggling to find make up to match her porcelain complexion, set about creating her own shades. The whole thing was thought up when Girls Aloud did a TV series called ‘The Passion of Girls Aloud’. Immediately after the show Nicola launched Dainty Doll with a few mouse foundations and other make up bits. You can check out my review of those here, but fast forward to last year, Nicola re-launched the brand completely which now includes liquid foundation, and a ton of other gorgeous things. I have been holding out and waiting for the much anticipated liquid foundation, which is the newest item to the collection. Here’s is a little description of the product:

Enriched with skin-loving ingredients and essential SPF 15, this Dainty Doll Now That I’ve Found You Liquid Foundation in 002 Light gently cares for your skin while the pump action dispenser makes it easy to use whether you’re applying with a sponge, brush or just your fingers. Soft focus particles give a luminous look that helps visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles for a gorgeous, flawless finish.

But now a slightly brief story of my pale foundation searching woes. Well, my skin is fair, I think that’s pretty clear to see though! I have always had snow white skin, and to be honest it has never ever bothered me, and it makes me so, so upset to see how much stick people like Nicola have had to go through because of it. Why is it impossible for people to just accept that everyone is different and that we don’t all look the same? Like Nicola, I have never tanned in my life, and every foundation from Boots etc. gives me the orange look.

As a result I have grown up never really wearing foundation, which is weird seeing how make up obsessed I have always been! Having said that, I have found a few goodies along the way. Mineral make up companies like Lily Lolo are quite good for pale skin, as is Make Up Forever but there was definitely a much needed gap in the market for Nicola’s range.

(The skip to bit if you don’t want to know the background stuff!) I feel like I have just typed an essay already so here comes the actual review bit. Very basically, I adore this foundation…like seriously, seriously love it! I have never had a reaction to a foundation like I have had to this. I don’t want much coverage at all and this is so perfect. It goes on so smoothly, melts into my combination skin perfectly, leaves a gorgeous luminosity to the skin, and it feels so soft. Oh and how could I forget the most important factor of all: MATCHES MY SKINTONE! I was really dubious about whether the shade 002 would be too dark for me, but it’s absolutely perfect. If you are an NW15, or just under, and MAC foundations oxidise on you (been there, got the t-shirt!), then this would be perfect on you. Just take a look at my photo above of NW15 on the left, and the Dainty Doll on the right, and you’ll see how orange NW15 looks! If you have very, very, VERY pale skin I would then go for shade 001, but I think 002 is going to be great for most. I’m sorry the photos of me in it aren’t that good, but I was trying to capture the gorgeous glow it gives. It’s not greasy or anything like that, but it just has something pretty magical in there which makes the skin look radiant. It’s like my natural skin, but so much better, and I’m trying so hard not to wear it every day because I’m literally just a every so often foundation girl normally, but this stuff is so addictive!

You can buy this foundation from Boots, and selected Boots stores, Harrods, and Look Fantastic. I got mine from Look Fantastic and would highly recommend their service, plus I got it for £17 and normally it is £22, and I even got free shipping. If you purchase it from Boots be snappy and take advantage of the 3 for 2 make up offer, which I’m pretty sure is still going on. I’d love to know if any of you have tried the Dainty Doll range, and if so what your thoughts are? Would you like to see more pale skinned posts? I have also reviewed her new concealer in case you wanted to see what that’s like too.

xoxo

15 comments:

  1. I'm hopless at finding a foundation to match my skintone. I've never heard of dainty doll products before tbh, but hey it sounds pretty snazzy.

    Sweet blog you have here m'dear :)
    x

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  2. @ Spencer- Thank you very much, I hope you love it!

    xoxo

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  3. I dont have skin pale enough for this collection, but I have heard so many positive things about it!
    http://oliviadollydaydream.blogspot.com/

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  4. @ Dolly Daydream- Oh it really is amazing!

    xoxo

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  5. Have you tried NARS Sheer Glow in Siberia, if so do you know how this compares in colour?

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  6. @ Madeline- No I haven't tried that shade. Is it very pale? xoxo

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  7. I've wanted to try this for ages but the price tag puts me off a bit! I've literally just finished my Dainty Doll concealer that I got what it first launched so if the foundation lasts as long it must be pretty good value for money! X

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    1. Lasts a really long time, but of course it depends how much you wear foundation, and how much you use :) xoxo

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  8. So glad to find this review. I just made a post on my blog about how I found a great drugstore foundation, but I would love to find something a little more special for other types of wear... Unfortunately, i live in the US and can't swatch these on my skin. I'm not sure if I should get the very light or the light... This seems to be the perfect the foundation! So sad it's so difficult to get here.

    Thanks for the review! It seems like amazing stuff!

    Lauren
    bangbylo.com

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    1. Hi Lauren,

      You're welcome! Have you tried Look Fantastic? They might do international shipping?

      xoxo

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    2. Yes, I checked there. I'm debating between the very light and the light... I can't decide which one will be better! It's still such a great price, too! Any advice?

      Lauren

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    3. Hmmm, how do you get on with other drugstore brands? If they are way, way, way off I would go with very light, but if not, light should would fine :) xoxo

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  9. hi ,

    i just read your review for dainty doll foundation and i would like to ask you which colour i should buy 002 or 003.In Mac i am somewhere between NW15- NW20.
    Looking forward to your answer.
    Thank you

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    1. Hi! Are you more NW15 or more NW20? I am very much an NW15 but to be honest slightly paler and use 002 which works perfectly for me, so if you're somewhere between NW15-NW20 you might actually find 003 works very well. I think it also depends if you have oily skin because foundation can oxidise and get darker throughout the day so in which case 002 would be best. Feel free to email me if you need anymore help :)

      xoxo

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  10. I would love to be able to try these products but they do not sell them in the US. Your blog is lovely! I'm a new follower, and hope you will follow back.

    Thanks,
    xx, Gina

    http://www.lipglossonmylatte.com/

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