Dusty Girls is an Australian, natural, vegan, mineral and clay based makeup line. They sent me a few goodies to try and I’m happy to see that they are not only nontoxic but they preform too!
Earth Cream in Medium (no longer available)
Okay full disclosure, I am a W3ll People foundation girl through and through but ever since I got Dusty Girl’s Earth Cream in the mail my W3ll People hasn’t been getting as much love – gasp! This light-weight cream goes on super transparent and can be layered for a more full coverage look. I love a sheer layer just to take away any redness but not enough to cover my freckles and spots. Less than a pea size amount does the trick around my nose, cheeks and chin. Wears almost sheer and takes the edge off any pesky redness.
The finish is not matte like a powder and it is not as dewy as an oil based foundation. It takes some of the shine away but leaves a bit of life behind. Really natural looking. Available in light and medium – medium was a good match for my olive-y tanned skin. Dusty Girls recommends using this alone with no moisturizer, face oil or serum applied first but I found that my skin needed more moisture and when applied over an oil, it made for an even smoother application.
You can check out the ingredients here – they replaced silicone and synthetic chemicals, which are commonly used in cosmetics, for some natural moisturizing oils.
I can’t feel this product on my face and it stays even all day. I have it on in these pics below. 18.50
Natural Mineral Blush
Their blush comes in two colors: Golden Delicious and Pink Ladies. I picked Golden Delicious to try because with its golden color, it doubles as a blush and a bronzer. I am wearing it in the pics above on my cheeks and as an eyeshadow. Pretty huh!
Natural micas are used instead of synthetic dyes to pigment this blush. It goes on even, no caking or clumping, and it stays all day. This color is so pretty and is such a fun way to play up sun-kissed summer cheeks. 25.00
Sheer Lip Gloss – Sun Shower
Okay – I have a confession to make. I am a sucker for lip glosses, balms and sheers. I have a million so I am never without. A sheer for all diaper bags, handbags, my wallet, car, husband’s car, desk, night stand, vanity….some people call it a problem, I call it covering my bases. And I know I’m not alone – who’s with me!?
Dusty Girl’s lip gloss did not disappoint – Thank God! Goes on thin and moisturizes with no stickiness. Plus it smells amazing; fresh and fruity. And it’s nontoxic! This gloss hydrates and softens using natural oils like Shea Butter and Watermelon Seed Oil.
To compare lets look at Chapstick. Chapstick is made up of:
Oxybenzone, Propylparaben, Octinoxate all which cause allergies, immunotoxicity, endocrine disruption, organ system toxicity and they bioaccumulate. It also has petrolatum, methylparaben, octisalate….and the list goes on and on. Pretty gross.
This gloss has found a home in my vanity, ready and waiting for me every morning. Oh and I am wearing it in the gallery above. 14.50
Natural Mineral Mascara – Night Fall
Night Fall fell a little short for me. I love that this mascara is clean with no parabens, mineral oils, synthetic dyes or pine tar. There is no irritation upon application or throughout the day. It is really easy to take off and the application brush is full and works effectively. Those are all the pros.
The cons are: it goes on super thin and needs several coats to thicken up plus it didn’t stay. I try not to touch my eyes during the day but whenever I did there was a ton of color transfer to fingers. It also started to fall after about 5-6 hours of wear and you could see it under and around my eyes.
Although not my first choice, it did look really pretty when first applied.
What do you think of Dusty Girls? Have you tried their makeup?