So my Fragrence Direct Dainty Dolls order arrived the other day, seems I ordered too much though as it wouldn’t fit through my post box, so after a trip to the post sorting office I am now the owner of MORE make-up, I am going to need a bigger apartment soon. I recommend you run on over to Fragrance Direct (not until reading the rest of this post though) as the Dainty Dolls range is very cheap there at the moment what should have cost me around £70 came in at under £20 inc P&P, I only wish they hadn’t sold out of the lipsticks before I got there. Well then here goes the review for some of the purchases (I will do a separate one for the eyeliner and blusher)…
Dainty Dolls Mineral Powder
The bottle is quite deceiving here, when you look at it you are under the impression that the powder doesn’t stop at the black lid, I am afraid to tell you it does. There is very little product here especially when you think that the RRP for this is £19.50) What you see is all you get.
Ok so we all know what mineral powders do yes? This one does exactly that, in a round about way. It comes with an inbuilt brush which is supposed to make sure you get an even application of powder which is does to a certain extent, it takes some time to actually get any powder out. The brush is quite cheap and I felt like it was scratching my face a little. The powder is very finely milled so it doesn’t cake on your skin and is actually really nice. I was impressed with the coverage and it lasted quite some time and barley needed touching up after a full day out and about.
I probably wouldn’t buy this again even when it is on offer, due to the fact the brush is terrible and although the powder is quite nice there are plenty of better ones around.
Dainty Dolls Concealer
First up I would like to say not to go by the colours indicated on the Fragrance Direct website though as I ended up with a shade darker than I would have liked, the colours indicated on there seem to be a little inaccurate. This is shade 004.
With an RRP of £14.50 I was expecting good things, especially as for £5 more you can get the amazing Fake Up or Boi-ing from the Benefit range, so my hopes were high… The concealer contains shea butter to help condition and protect the skin, it does feel quite nice when applied and blends quite well. It is quite a thick concealer which helps to give good coverage but yet doesn’t cake or sit on the skin. This is the one product I would more than happily pay full price for as I think it is rather quite good.
Have any of you managed to grab a bargain?