Today I thought I would talk about a brand that I am absolutely ADORING at the moment. They could well be my beauty brand of 2015 so far. And that brand is Dusty Girls.
A few weeks ago, Chloe and I met up for a meal, and a few drinks afterwards. On our way home a guy decided to come up to us and ask us “Why aren’t you wearing any make-up” We were really quite stunned by this, just stood there like huh really? I can’t quite remember our response, but I sure remember his…. “It’s Saturday night you sluts!” oh I’m sorry…. I didn’t realise that not wearing make-up on a Saturday night made me a slut…. Dressed up in jumpers with rucksacks and big coats, we evidently weren’t out for the life of the party.
Funnily enough…. we were actually wearing make-up! I think I was wearing concealer and mascara, and going for a natural look. And WHAT is wrong with that?! What that guy doesn’t realise is how much that kind of comment, can really knock a girl. These days there are so many campaigns out there trying to embrace the natural beauty and build self confidence in women and that one little comment can literally shatter it all to pieces.
This is where Campaign CAKE FACE comes in.
On the side of the Dusty Girls product packaging they have written “Dusty Girls say no to cake face and yes to natural, healthy skin. Beauty is within but there’s no harm in highlighting our good features. Our number one beauty tip? Smile!“
I ADORE ADORE this message, I honestly couldn’t say it any better myself. There are always questions…… Why do girls wear make-up? Who are they wearing it for? The answer is ME. I wear make-up to enhance my features (mainly for special occasions) and I ENJOY it. I am perfectly happy not wearing it, however this wasn’t always the case. You can read about my previous experiences here.
These products I am mentioning below are all natural, not tested on animals and without the nasty chemicals that a lot of beauty products have. They aren’t only made with natural ingredients, but they are made to LOOK natural too. Because we really are all beautiful, just the way we are. Farmed by the same people as MooGoo, you can really trust that they have thought about putting your skin first.
This is the Dusty Girls Natural Mineral Blush in Pink Ladies* (£15) It is absolutely STUNNING. I featured this blush in my March favourites so I won’t talk into it too much. But I completely utterly adore this product. It is the perfect gorgeous summer pink, to give you that healthy flush, with a teeny bit of shimmer, but don’t worry it won’t make your face sparkly! It is SUPER pigmented, this totally surprised me with it being a natural based product. I like to apply this using my Real Techniques Blush Brush. I absolutely love love love it, buy it right now!
This is the Dusty Girls Natural Mineral Foundation Powder in Fair Minerals* (£17.50) Before this foundation, I hadn’t ever used a mineral powder based foundation before. If I am honest, I wasn’t entirely sure on how or why they would work! Boy was I wrong, I absolutely adore this product!
This foundation and the WONDERFULLY soft, Kabuki Brush* (£7.50) go hand in hand! They work absolutely perfect together. Just swirl the brush into the little pot, and apply to your skin in circular motions to build a natural coverage. You can layer it up for more coverage if you wish. I like how this feels on the skin, very light, as if you aren’t wearing anything, but getting that coverage that you desire. This is why I think this foundation would be gorgeous for use on holiday. On holiday it’s hot enough as it is, and I want my skin to be able to breathe. I don’t wear make-up a lot on holiday, but I do like to get dressed up in the evenings, and I think this foundation would be absolutely perfect! It also has an SPF15!
With it being a powder formula, I think it is really important to moisturise morning and night, in order to avoid it drying out your skin. I know a lot of people do this anyway… but speaking from my personal experience – I admit I am fairly lazy in my morning routine…
This is the Dusty Girls Earth Cream for Acne Prone Skin in Light* (£11.00) I don’t really suffer from acne prone skin, but this product is still lovely and provides a really sheer coverage and no clogging! I must say, it doesn’t have the most ‘pleasant’ aroma, but this is because of the natural ingredients and once you have buffed it into the skin you don’t notice it anymore.
Ok, so what REALLY surprised me was how well this product matched my skin tone, considering they only have two shades, light or medium. HOW?! When I have so much trouble finding a matching foundation in the drug store…..
Overall a gorgeous product, I would say that is has a little bit more coverage than the minerals powder. As you can see it has quite a thick consistency, but it blends really well. I think it is quite like a BB / CC Cream, but I haven’t tried those before! But ALL skin-loving, natural, edible ingredients… if you did fancy eating it… if that kind of thing tickles your pickle.
Dusty Girls offer a free sampling service, in order to make sure you receive the correct shade! They come in cute little pots like this. The Earth Cream only has two shades, but the Minerals comes in nine, based on your skin tone and under tones. There is a little quiz you can take on the Dusty Girls website in order to decide! Looking back, I probably would have suited the Fair Minerals with Sunset Tones more than the Fair Minerals, because of my pink undertones. So always try the samples first!
I hope you enjoyed this post lovelies! Will you be picking up any Dusty Girls products soon? Please do embrace your natural beauty, and don’t listen to anyone telling you otherwise!
These products are all made with natural ingredients, to give that healthy glow. The natural make up look is very ‘in’ at the moment… even if it still takes 30 minutes to achieve it…. Self confidence is so so important, for wellbeing and mental health. When I wear Dusty Girls product I feel more confident in myself, than if I wasn’t wearing anything at all, and the ingredients aren’t bad for my skin!
Lots of Love,
*This post contains gifted products, however, all opinions are my own, I absolutely adore Dusty Girls!*