Dainty Doll, as a brand, intrigues me to no end. Being pale, I've always found it hard to find products that suit my skin tone. Dainty Doll is a brand created by fellow pale patty, Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud. The range was created to enhance the beauty of the fairer skin tone. It also is a cruelty free brand, and doesn't test on animals which makes it appeal to me just that little bit more.
So, when I saw the range at a ridiculously discounted price on Fragrance Direct, I knew that I had to pick some bits up. One of those items was the Cream Blusher in Paper Roses.
With the British Summer supposedly just around the corner, I thought a cream blush would be a great addition to my collection. The product claims to be a soft natural cream blush that can be used lightly or in excess to create looks from something super subtle to something of the more dramatic kind.
The cream is lovely, and leaves a beautiful glowy look to the skin. It feels lightweight on the skin, but still offers a sheer wash of colour that enhance a natural flush. I found the cream to be extremely blendable, and didn't have any issues with it becoming cakey or patchy like some cream blushers have gone in the past on my skin.
The colour, 001 Paper Roses, is a gorgeous light pink with a very subtle hint of silver shimmer running through it. The shimmer is undetectable on the skin though so it's nothing to worry about if you aren't a fan of shimmery blushes. Now, because the range is created for fair skin tones, I don't think this would suit skintone over NC/NW 25 at a push. I'm NC15 though and I adore it on my skin.
Finally, the packaging is lovely. The round compact is completely black, with just the name label on the back, and the gold branding on the front. It feels very secure, and the closure is nice and tight so you don't have to worry about it popping open in your makeup bag. The compact has a nice big mirror on the inside that is great for touch ups throughout the day should you need too.
I only have one issue, and it's something that is actually quite irrelevant but the compact doesn't have the name on it. It carries the number of the back, but the name "Paper Roses" is only on the box. I don't really want to keep the box, but I don't want to forget the name in case I want to blog about it in the future.
I would highly recommend this blush to anyone who loves a good cream blush and who is of the pale variety.