Anyway, lets get on with the review!
I have been wanting to try Dainty Doll foundations for such a long time! You may have noticed I am very pale, paler than most drug stores and high end products. I use a mix of high and low end foundations but I mix (most of) them with Illamasqua white foundation to lighten them up. Only 2 or 3 fooundations I have tried in my life match me perfectly. So, I thought Dainty Doll might be my answer as these are specially made by Nicola from Girls Aloud to suit the palest of pale girls. Here came my problem... I always go for the palest shade in the range but I thought the palest Dainty Doll would be *gasp* too pale! I got myself some samples of Shade 2 and Shade 3 and I must say both are good! There isn't much of a difference between them but I went for Shade 2 in the end.
I love it! It's such a novelty for me to use a foundation straight from the bottle! It saves a lot of time in the morning as I don't have to mix it. It also matches my skin perfectly, another novelty!
It isn't the easiest of foundations to blend as it dries quickly but it's not too bad. I find that it does on much easier with my Real Techniques Buffing Blush compared to a usual style foundation brush. I then go over my t-zone with my RT Stippling brush (review here) just to work it in a little bit more. It doesn't take me too long and it looks gorgeous once it's on!
It has a medium to full coverage I'd say, it's a little more than I'm used to but I do like it. Most of the time. It covers imperfections well and gives a good flawless base. I find that some days it feels a little too heavy for during the day but that might be because I usually go for light foundations.
As for longevity, it does really well! It lasts me all day easily and my oil / shiny tzone doesn't break through. I've never tried it on a night out dancing yet but I think it would be ok as long as I built it up a little more than my usual day-face.
I like the packaging as it's a pump bottle. I use 2 or 3 pumps on my face each day. Aesthetically, I'm not too fussed. It's a pretty nice bottle but I'm not bothered about it, as long as it does it's job I'm happy!
I am in love with it and I will definitely buy this again. If I can get my hands on another bottle that is!