Nicola Roberts is known to most for being the Red haired member of the ever popular British band ''Girls Aloud''. As a fair lady myself I have heard of Nicola's line before but never got around to trying the products. Her line is directed for those extremely pale women. We are talking lighter than the lightest shade for most makeup brands and also lighter than nw15 if your speaking MAC terms.
The range features shades that go from nearly pure white to off white yellow based concealers,foundations and powders. The rest of the line features many eye shadows lipsticks,eyeliners and blushes. The reason these line brought me in was that over on fragrancedirect.co.uk they were having a sale on this particular line. Many of the products were discounted right down with up to 75% off.
Many of the products were down around the 1 pound to 2 pound area so of course I wanted to jump on the band wagon and see what these products were like.
Boxes of Products from above
The packaging for these products are so luxurious,you feel very ''fancy'' using such a product. The lipsticks come in a nice hard metal canister which gives the ever satisfying click when closed. The eye shadow is cased in a generic black single pan as is the concealer which holds a mirror inside also. The brush on concealer comes in a stronger plastic which seems like metal which seems stronger as apposed to most lower end duplicates which come in cheap plastic. These products will definitely be safe to roll around in any makeup bag or kit.
First up is the eye shadow, Retailing for £11.50 I got this shadow for a shocking price of £1.99.
This shade is called ''teach me tiger'' and is the number 003. I am always pulled towards orange salmon shadows and this was no different. This shadow is so creamy to the touch and packs onto the eye so well.
A slight undercurrent of gold sheen can be seen through this orange based shadow and goes extremely well on tanned skin or people with blue eyes but is an all around nice everyday shadow. The container it comes in feels very luxurious as stated above. The outer packaging is a black box with a beautiful orange haired doll and on top of the box states ''eye shadow'' so if you kept your products in the box it would be easy to find each of the chosen products.
Eyeshadow in 003 ''teach me tiger''
Next up is a product I am constantly on the hunt for, as a pale lady it is very difficult to find skin products so when I saw that Dainty doll concealer was on sale for £1.99 as apposed to the £14.50rrp. The concealer comes in a potted container similar to that of Benefit boi-ing in which you dip your finger or brush. The concealer is a little dry (Im putting this down to being in a warehouse for too long) which can be warmed up with your fingers to give a nice coverage on the face, Both of the shades I own are yellow based and are extremely pale and should cater to skin lighter than nw15 or the palest shade of most foundation ranges.
Dainty Doll concealer pen is also retailing at £1.99 and I purchased the lightest shade 01, The concealer is a very light lumines concealer than covers under eye circles quite well while having some tack to it as to stick to any powder placed over it nicely.
L - R 01 brushed onto the hand,01 blended onto the hand
Lipstick is a Product I just can not get enough of so when I saw that Dainty doll also had their lipsticks on sale for £2.99 I virtually ran to the website to purchase. I picked up 2 shades. 003 its my party is a bright coral pink that makes quick an impact on my pale skin. The other shade is 005 which is a true wine red which has a blue undertone is also a satin finish and glides across the lips. Both lipsticks are long lasting for a lipstick and feel delightful on your lips.
L - R 005 and 003 swatched on hand.
Overall these are some fantastic products and I would highly recommend anyone head over to this website and take a look at these products. All very affordable and as you can see above pigmented too.