I have been curious about this collection for a while, being a pale gal myself seeing a collection released exclusively to cater for us really interested me and made me think 'about time!'. If I'm honest, the celebrity endorsement part put me off a little, as they often have little to no involvement and it all seems a bit unnecessary to me.
After a slight mouth- drop when I saw that 1) the palest shade of foundation was actually too pale for me, (I'm always the palest!) and then 2) the foundation is £22 I decided to test the waters of the collection with a blusher instead. I normally wouldn't flinch at a £22 price tag on a foundation, but for that I'd expect it to be on a makeup counter, with advice available from trained staff, from a high end brand. This was on a messy stand in Boots, to me that doesn't warrant £22 on a foundation...but we'll see.
There is three shades of blusher powder available in the range. Shade 001 Hippy Shake is a very very pale pink that is lilac toned. It wasn't a colour I'd really seen before and was curious to try it.
The pigmentation is very good, the colour in the pan is the colour you'll get on the face. I had my suspicions and unfortunately it is too pale to be a blusher on my skin, so I would think this would apply to the majority of people too. However, it acts as a good highlighter, it has a very slight pearl sheen. Below I took some photographs of it on the skin before I added any blusher on top;
Pictured; Dainty Doll 001 is used on my cheekbones, with Benefit's 10 (review here) on top of foudation. Pictures taken on the same day, in different lighting.
Have you tried anything from Dainty Doll? Would you be tempted to?