Saturday, December 7, 2013

Review: Dainty Doll Blusher | "My Girl"

Being introduced to Dainty Doll Cosmetics for the first time is like lighting up a disconnected beauty circuit in my brain. Why has this not caught on before!

The line, created by porcelain skinned Girls Aloud member Nicola Roberts, features a artfully selected range of colour cosmetics specifically meant to enhance pale skin. Foundation not light enough? Blush looking too harsh? Dainty Doll is here to save your beauty routine.

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THE BASICS
Brand: Dainty Doll (by Nicola Roberts)
Product: Powder blusher in #002 "My Girl"
Shades: 4 shades total
Size: 7grams
Price: £13.5
Availability:  Boots (UK), Look Fantastic (online), eBay (if you are lucky)
Would I repurchase: Yes
Website: www.daintydoll.com

My introduction to Dainty Doll Cosmetics was completely accidental but what a wonderful encounter nonetheless. I had been on my usual monthly eBay browse and was initially smitten with the chic cover art of the packaging. A little digging brought me to blogger swatches, photographs and in no time, I knew I had to get one too.

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In it's matte black packaging with a simple logo, this blush features a round mirror and it's large pan format makes dipping your blush brush inside fuss free. The entire compact, while made of plastic, has a heavier weight and therefore feels slightly more high end than your average drugstore blusher.

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"My Girl" is a labeled as a soft pink which comes off saturated and with a heavy dose of silver micro shimmer. When applied on the cheeks, this can work both as a blush and highlight, the iridescence catching beautifully on the cheekbones that I really didn't need any extra highlighter at all. The colour itself leans ever so slightly towards a cool tone and is what I would call "princess" than "Barbie". 

I love how truly buildable this blusher is and can be worn subtly or as a main feature and it's one that I've used frequently for filming. The formulation sits smoothly on the skin without a powdery feel or look, producing a pretty translucent result that is...as the brand stands for, very pretty on pale skin. Wear time is average but it never fades completely to the point where I felt a full touch up necessary through the day.

Overall, a surprisingly beautiful find if you can get your hands on this!

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9 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that is a beautiful swatch! It looks so soft and natural!

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  2. Some great pictures, thanks - Ebay does have some little gems, this blush looks nice :) xx
    http://insaneaboutmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. what a pretty color and it's great that this brand is focuses on producing products for really fair girls. oh man, i use to trawl through ebay too but mostly for korean cosmetic and skincare products. do you usually search the same things or shops? which ones?
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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  4. Es un rosa precioso, con cierto subtono malva, o al menos yo se lo veo. Muy bonito :)

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

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  5. What lovely blush! I've always wanted to try something from the Dainty Doll line, but I heard they were going out of business and that it's becoming increasingly difficult to find products! Have you heard anything about that?

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  6. As a very pale-skinned lady this interests me... thanks for the review! I will have to read up on this brand now. :)

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  7. This is just the blush color I'm looking for!

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