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When I first really started loving makeup again this was one of the first things that appealed to me. I have been wanting to pick this up for years but I bought the Dainty Doll eye base before this. I just thought it would be a waste to buy another more expensive one. The thing is every time I hit a Benefit counter this is the item I’d hover towards. When I finally caved about 3 months ago it was partly wanting to have a replacement for the Dainty Doll one that is sadly discontinued. The Dainty Doll brand was set up with pale-faced ladies in mind it just sadly never took off like it should have.
The thing is I’m also not always as pale during the warmer months & because of that Dainty Doll can make the eyes look a tad stark. I can only apply it to the red areas or it can be super pale and look off. I’m sure for the pale girls maybe more so with the red heads which the creator of Dainty Doll Nicola Roberts was this would be perfect. To see how it works see my original post for Dainty Doll.
Lemonaid – For Everyone
What I found with Lemonaid is its brighter yellow shade colour corrects but still leaves your skin with a more natural appearance. I can whip this on in a jiffy, blend it out and not have to worry about over kill. It’s got a creamier texture which you couldn’t just apply as a cream shadow as it creases without being set. It’s finish is dry but leaves a texture behind that’s slightly tacky giving eyeshadow something to hold on to. I have on occasion even used this when I’ve had a lack of sleep and get redness under my eyes. It is designed specifically as an eyelid primer but for me this works when I have any spots that haven’t surfaced but have made the skin red. On anything up or flakey it cling too much and spotlights rather than camouflage. I do find this keeps my eyeshadow around for much longer. I also happen to have psoriasis which I occasionally get on my face. This basically looks like red patched but they can become dry as the day goes by. I’ve used the Dainty Doll to conceal this but it’s much drier in texture than Lemonaid. I can apply Lemonaid as a base under makeup and it hold out much better. It’s not perfect but a vast improvement.
Lemonaid – Pros
- Sleek Packaging
- Suits More Skin tones
- Colour corrects without looking out-of-place
- Has a mirror so it’s travel friendly
- Keeps my eyeshadow in place for longer
- Unlikely to ever run out of it
Lemonaid – Cons
- Can’t help but get dusty bits in it ( same as Dainty Doll )
- Can crease a little after a very long day
Benefit Lemonaid Color Correcting Eyelid Primer is £16.50 at Debenhams.