Name: Dainty Doll Foundation
Brand: Dainty Doll by Nicola Roberts & Jelly Pong Pong
From Asos website:
– Pale-toned foundation
– Silky mousse texture ensures even application
– Smooth matte finish for combination skin
What I liked:
– Good coverage
– The shade
– The price
– The packaging
What I didn’t like:
– The size of the pot, it’s too small
Dainty Doll is a makeup range created by Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts. Nicola has very pale skin and struggled to find cosmetics, especially foundations, that were flattering on her. So, she decided to create a range for fair-skinned people like herself. She teamed up with Jelly Pong Pong and created the Dainty Doll Foundation. It is available in 3 shades: Ivory, Porcelain and White.
You can buy it in some UK stores like Boots or online at asos. However, this range was so successful that the foundation has sold out in most places. The only shade left available at asos is white so if you’re interested in buying the product, hurry up! At the moment this is a limited edition, but I’ve heard rumours it may become permanent due to its success. I really hope this will happen as I really like this foundation.
I have very fair skin so finding a shade of foundation that isn’t too dark for me has always been a problem. Drugstore brands don’t make foundations for very pale-skinned people and I find that even high-end brands foundations are still a bit darker than my skin tone. That’s why I was so excited when this foundation came out.
Finally someone created a special range for fair-skinned people like me. I purchased the white shade and I have to say that it is actually a bit too light for my skin. However I was so happy to realise that for the first time in my life I didn’t have to apply foundation on my neck or body as the foundation was the same colour as my neck!! Yes, I’m that pale!
The foundation has a whipped mousse texture, something between a liquid and a powder. If, like me, you have always used only liquid foundations, it will take you a while to get used to the mousse texture, but the silky feeling is lovely. And the coverage is really good too.
Another thing I liked about this product was the price. 12£ for a foundation is not much. And the packaging is so cute!
The only thing I didn’t like is the small size of the pot. There isn’t much product in it which is why I only use this foundation for special occasions. If the range was permanent I would use it every day but since it’s limited edition I wanna make it last as long as possible.
I’m in love with this foundation. I’ve finally found a shade that works for me and the coverage this product gives is good. And it’s quite cheap too! I only wish the size of the pot was bigger.