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.
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.
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?
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.