Jelly Pong Pong Nicola Roberts Dainty Doll Concealer Review
Ahhh concealer round up continues today with a concealer from across the pond!
Chances are if you're not living in the UK or up to date on your British Pop Culture you don't know who Nichola Roberts is.
Nicola Roberts is a member of the girl band Girls Aloud and now a creator of her own makeup line. Jelly Pong Pong released the collection from Nichola Roberts in April and it sold out pretty quickly online which accounts for why I never nabbed some for myself. By the time I did get a chance to look through the collection it was sold out completely. However, the good news is ASOS still sells all of the collection (They ship worldwide btw).
After much debate with myself I decided to order the concealer and a few other items. I was highly doubtful I should order any of it since the collection is geared towards fair, pale, and milky completions. Since I'm so obsessed with lighter products and whiter skin I decided I'd give the concealer a shot.
I really wanted to love this. It sported cute packaging, came in a similar style jar as my beloved Benefit Boi-ing, looked moist and creamy, plus the price wasn't too bad at £8.00.
I made my first mistake when I ordered the lightest shade which was fair. It comes in fair and natural and I'm thinking natural might have been better suited to my skin. Although fair worked ok it was just a bit too light. I was hopeful that lightness would brighten my eye area up but all it did was make me look unnatural. The product is pigmented enough to cover blue or darker circles on fair skin and will offer some brightening benefits for a shade or two lighter than fair.
Please take note the skin on the back of my hand is much darker than the skin on my face
I made my second mistake when I assumed this would be moist and creamy. It's not either sadly. The texture is very hard which makes blending extremely difficult even after warming the concealer on the back of my hand. The worst part is how it creased into my fine lines and actually dried my eye area out even worst than it already is! Eep!
I don't want to give this a complete poor review because I believe that it can be extremely good for a few select people. Younger girls can definately benefit from this if you're eye area is woe free (example: fine lines, moist skin, etc...) and I also think it's ideal for pale, creamy complexions. It has to be thee most flattering shade I've seen on the market for a fair complexion. Finding the right shade of foundation, concealer, etc..when you have very fair skin comes with drama so the idea behind this entire line is simply awesome for those of you lucky enough to have a gorgeous, milky complexion.
Who this might be good for:
- Fairer Skin
- Younger Skin
- Line Free Skin
- Normal Skin that's not dry
Those who should avoid it:
- Older Skin
- Finely Lined Skin
- Dry Skin
It had it's strong points and I think it could possibly be a Muse Approval if I fit the criteria of being younger, less lines, no dry skin, etc....
However, since I'm 30, sport some fine lines, and have a dry under eye area it simply did not work for me.
I'm quite disappointed as I really wanted to love! Stay Tuned Next Week when I review the Dainty Doll Foundation! Maybe that'll be good!? We shall see!
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