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Beauty: Dainty Doll Make-Up for Gingers

Being pale is a tricky business. Not only does it mean that you whip out the sun cream when it’s cloudy, but also that putting make-up on without looking ‘too orange’ becomes a daily art masterclass.

But when a product comes along that actually works, it’s something to shout from the treetops about. And if you’re a pale Betty like me, you’re in for a treat!

Ahhh, Nicola Roberts is a clever ginger lady. Dainty Doll‘s range of products for fair beauties has tapped a niche market that, until now, constantly struggled to find slap for their slightly-too-pale complexions. So, in the name of research, I was lucky enough to be given the chance to try some out for size.

Dainty Doll Liquid Foundation
in Very Light

Light as a feather and almost as white as paper, the pale shade of the liquid is daunting when you first squeeze some out. You say to yourself, “Oh my, that’s light, I’ll look like a ghost!” But actually, that’s wrong, my lovelies.

Because the formula is so thin and smooth to apply, the shade relaxes pretty sharpish, blending naturally with gingerful skin tones. You’re then left with an even covering of porcelain that doesn’t join your freckles together into one tango-ed block.

Yes you look pale, but you also look natural, which is what we’re going for here, people.

Dainty Doll Eyeshadow
in Purple Hills

I must admit, when I opened this eyeshadow, I took a large *gulp*. I’d never worn make-up this bright before, and the idea of going into work that day wearing a shock of purple on my lids made me feel a wee bit queasy (yes, I’m a wimp).

But, I bravely carried on. And, I was surprised in what occurred. Instead of the expecting shock of bright purple, I achieved a subtle pop of colour, whilst also maintaining a delicious eye-catching hue. How about that, eh?

Dainty Doll Lipstick in Baby Love

And to finish off my look (besides mascara and liquid eye liner), I applied a slick touch of pale colour on my lips. I used Baby Love, as I knew that the pop of colour of my eyelids would be enough to attract attention, and I didn’t want to overdo it, not on a Monday morning.

I’m not one for using lipsticks on a regular basis, and although it delivered a delicious shade, I decided to dress it down with a smoothing off of clear lip balm, just to make the look more daytime. Yummy!

Now that I’ve found these products, there’s no going back. No, sir-ee. I’m safe in the knowledge that I no longer look like I’m trying too hard to ‘fit in’ with darker foundation shades. Instead, I can stay individual and true to my natural complexion.

Remember: pale and interesting!

Dainty Doll Foundation can be bought for around £22, Eyeshadow for £11.50, and Lipstick for £12.50 each.

By Emma


Emma Kelly is the Editor & Founder of Ginger Parrot. She dresses herself in mismatched multi-seasonal clothing and has a talent for sniffing out the next opportunity for coffee. She believes that any new band with a female musician is the next big thing and that whoever is currently dating Ryan Gosling is the luckiest lady on earth. Her biggest obsession is shopping online for castles, (probably) fueled by childish fantasies of finding her prince and settling down for a life of luxury, bathing in a pool of gin and bitter lemon. Other than that, though, she’ll be incessantly researching the latest gingerful news to deliver to Gingerkind.

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