Dainty Doll by Nicola Roberts

DD1 Dainty Doll by Nicola Roberts

As a bona fide Casper face, Dainty Doll was always a brand that I intended to try but never got round to. Nicola was always my favourite from Girls Aloud too so it was a bit of a no brainer, but I guess the brand just totally slipped my mind for a long while after my initial interest. I’d never seen it in store before, so when I came across it MONTHS ago in Boots at Westfield Shepherds Bush, and it was on 3 for 2, the time had obviously come for me to try it! I’m loving the outer packaging as seen below – but I’m not loving how the actual product packaging doesn’t have the names of the products on! I had to dig out the boxes to remind myself of the product names for this post – bit of a pain.

DD2 Dainty Doll by Nicola Roberts I picked up the cream blush in Orange Country Girl (£13.50), the powder blush in My Girl (£13.50) and the click pen concealer in Light (£12.50). Let’s start with the concealer and get it out of the way. I HATE THIS. I chose the shade Light as it seemed the best match for me (Very Light is literally almost white), but when I swatched it at home I noticed it oxidises almost immediately. In the swatches at the bottom of this post, you can see it. I swatched it, and by the time I’d swatched the blushes next to it, it had got about fifty million shades darker. I added another layer on top and snapped the picture straight away, but you can still see the dark, oxidised layer underneath. This has rendered it absolutely useless for me so I can’t even offer a verdict on how it wears. :-(

DD3 Dainty Doll by Nicola Roberts

The cream blush in Orange Country Girl is nice enough. Definitely more of a summery colour than one for this time of year – a stunning golden coral peach with a good amount of gold shimmer to really lift the face. It’s lovely, but I’m not sold on the formula – I find it a little stiff and dry for my tastes, I like cream blushes to be properly creamy. The colour is worth it though!

Luckily I do have some praises to sing – the powder blush in My Girl has become one of my most loved blushes ever! A beautiful pale pink with the perfect amount of shimmer. Well, it comes across more satin-y than shimmery which is wonderful. The shade compliments my skintone excellently and it goes with more or less any eye look which is an important factor for me in a blush since my eyes are always the focus of my look. The formula is gorgeous – so soft and silky, really blendable and very pigmented but without the risk of the dreaded Aunt Sally look.

DD4 Dainty Doll by Nicola Roberts
L-R: Concealer in Very Light, powder blush in My Girl, cream blush in Orange Country Girl

So to sum up, I definitely recommend the powder blushes and will probably be checking out the other shades for myself. Whilst I’m not madly in love with the texture of Orange Country Girl, it’s worthwhile for the beautiful colour. Sadly, I can’t recommend the click pen concealer at all thanks to the awful oxidisation issue.

Have you tried any Dainty Doll makeup? Anything I’m missing out on?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09788765300162179048 LilyLipstick

    I’ve not tried any Dainty Doll products but have always wanted to. That’s a shame that the concealer was such a let down but the blusher shades look really pretty. x

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      Yeah, the blushers are lovely – just a bummer about the concealer! It’s put me off trying the foundations too x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04326188460158185336 Kimberley K

    Every time I see the Dainty Doll stand I am so tempted but I’m yet to pick anything up. Definitely going to have to give them a whirl next time! x

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      I was with you when I got these, you should have got them then! When am I ever wrong? ;-) x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00906778740767771153 Kumiko Mae

    oh wow the lavender blush is so pretty on the skin! :D

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      Isn’t it lovely? There’s actually a proper lavender blush in the range called Hippy Shake, I might check that out!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05803485661236126372 Katie Walker

    I’m yet to try these products but the colours look so pretty!



    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      They are! Definitely worth a go x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07518872445831636223 GlitterInfatuation Jazz

    Gah I am too a pale face, Its so hard to find make-up that doesn’t turn yellow! So far the only concealer that worked for me is E.L.F cover stick! I like the sound of dainty dolls but for the price you could probably hunt around and get something similar if not the same for a better price. Great review though I always wondered what the brand was like!

    Jazz x

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      If you want a good under-eye concealer for pale skin try Sleek’s Luminaire concealer in the lightest shade! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16717669339443902755 Julianne

    Wow, that is terrible oxidation! I have the My Girl blusher too and love it.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      Tell me about it! But the blush makes up for it :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03404003222213871245 jennie

    Such a same about the concealer, oxidation is SO annoying! The blushes both look amazingly gorgeous and I simply must have them ASAP haha! You are bad for my bank balance!!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      Haha don’t worry, you are just as bad for mine! :-D x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13702752457874155510 Aylish

    I really love the dainty doll liquid foundation and the bronzer. I can promise you the foundation doesn’t oxidise like that concealer!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      I might have a look at the foundation then, thanks!