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Dusty Girls Face Products Review

16/07/2016

*Press Sample

I mentioned in my last MooGoo post that I got to go to a lovely blogger lunch with the ladies from MooGoo and Dusty Girls. MooGoo (skincare), Dusty Girls (natural vegan makeup) and Dr Zoo (pet products) are Australian cruelty free sister brands. I am so obsessed with MooGoo so I was really excited to try the products from Dusty Girls. Today, I have a review of the face products in their collection, including their foundation, tinted cream, bronzer and blushes.

Dusty Girls Vegan Face Products Review and Swatches - Polish and Paws
Dusty Girls Face Products

The Dusty Girls Natural Mineral Foundation is a loose powder that comes in 10g for $29. They advertise it as being suitable for all skin types, but especially sensitive skin as it is filler free. The Natural Mineral Foundation comes in 7 shades, with cool, warm and neutral undertones in the fair and medium varieties. I don’t have this product so I went in store to swatch the ‘fair’ shades from their range. I really love that they have thought about undertones as a lot of brands just make everything with a yellow undertone – and that makes someone like me, with really pink undertones, look ill. Unfortunately, their ‘fair’ shades are really what most brands would call ‘light’. I am very fair and typically require the lightest shade that a brand has to offer, but all the colours are too dark for me. I could possibly make the Sunset Tones work with how light the powder is, but it is just far too yellow for me. I left the powders on my arm for many hours to see if I had a reaction, but there wasn’t any sign of irritation, so I think it will be a suitable product for other sensitive skinned people out there, I just wish there were lighter pink or neutral colours to choose from.

Dusty Girls Natural Mineral Foundation swatches, Fair Minerals with Sunrise Tones, Fair Minerals and Fair Minerals with Sunset Tones (L-R) - Polish and Paws
Dusty Girls Natural Mineral Foundation swatches, Fair Minerals with Sunrise Tones, Fair Minerals and Fair Minerals with Sunset Tones (L-R).

The Dusty Girls Earth Cream is a tinted cream that can be used in the same way a tinted moisturiser or BB cream would be. It is advertised as being lightweight, natural looking and radiant, and ideal for acne prone skin. It comes in a sturdy pump bottle, that isn’t easily broken, and costs $18.50 for 50ml. I have the cream in the ‘light’ shade but there is also a ‘medium’ shade available. As with the Natural Mineral Foundation, the light Earth Cream is too dark for my skin tone, but I have still tested it by wearing it on days I’m home. Before I tried the Earth Cream, I read some bloggers reviews on it, and the consensus is that this cream is great for oily skin, but my skin is combination to dry, so I was hesitant that this would work for me. The cream is quite thick when you pump it out of the bottle, but it spreads out on the skin easily, and it doesn’t cake or cling to the drier parts of my skin. It does have a slight balling effect when I spread it out (like a primer can do if you put too much on) but the balls fall off easily and quickly and seem to have no effect on the look of the cream at the end. It has light coverage, so if you have an active red pimple, you will need some concealer too, but you can also layer this cream on top of itself, as long as you let the first layer dry before doing the second. The Dusty Girls ladies also mentioned that you can use the Natural Mineral Foundation over the Earth Cream if you want more coverage from these products. The Earth Cream feels really nice on the skin and the finish looks nice despite my drier patches at the moment. I seems to work with combo to dry skin types as it has shea butter, vitamin E and quite a few oils that are good for all skin types. I haven’t been able to test the wear out in rain and wind in winter, or heat and sweat in summer, but I think it would be a cream I would enjoy using if it were in my colour. Some people like that there are only two colours available as they find it easier to choose a colour online, but I’m not one of them. I would really like it if this cream came in a lot more colours, especially one for very light skin, and colours that suit darker skin tones too.

Dusty Girls Natural Tinted Earth Cream Review - Polish and Paws
Dusty Girls Earth Cream

The Dusty Girls Natural Mineral Bronzer comes in one shade called Sunshine. Sunshine is a pressed bronzing powder that has warm, golden undertones with a soft shimmer throughout. The 15g compact costs $25 and comes in an orange pan with a clear lid that has the Dusty Girls logo on it. It is advertised as being suitable for all skin tones but it is far too warm for me to be able to use as a bronzer, let alone contour colour. This will however be a good colour for anyone with darker light skin tones and medium skin tones. I have swatched this bronzer quite a few times now, trying to get it to work for me, and it hasn’t irritated my skin any of those times. It contains Macadamia and Jojoba Oils as well as vitamin E. I would really love to see Dusty Girls make a cool toned bronzer/contour colour, as I would go out and buy that.

Dusty Girls Sunshine Bronzer, Golden Delicious and Pink Ladies Blush swatches and review - Polish and Paws
Dusty Girls Sunshine Bronzer, Golden Delicious Blush and Pink Ladies Blush swatches (L-R).

Dusty Girls also make a Natural Mineral Blush that is $25 for 15g. They have two colours, Pink Ladies (soft pink shimmer), and Golden Delicious (gold and terracotta tones). Pink Ladies will suit light skin with pink or neutral undertones and Golden Delicious will suit medium to dark skin tones and those with more yellow undertones. These pressed blushes have natural micas, jojoba and macadamia oils as well as natural vitamin E ‘to increase the staying power’ of the blushes. I own Pink Ladies, but I went to a stockist multiple times to try and get swatches that would show the true colour of all the cheek products. Golden Delicious is advertised as being a matte blush (as opposed to the shimmer that Pink Ladies has) but if you look at my swatches, you will see that Golden Delicious actually has a nice sheen to it. There are noticeable little sparkles/glitter in the Pink Ladies blush but they don’t really transfer to the skin much, so there isn’t a lot of shimmer on the cheek, which I prefer. I have used various synthetic blush brushes with Pink Ladies and they have all worked. It isn’t one of those pressed powder products that only picks up with a certain type of brush. I have found it easy to put on a thin layer so that I don’t end up looking like a clown, but it is also easily built up for anyone with a darker skin tone than me. Pink Ladies is such a beautiful pink colour, it isn’t too neon or too pastel, so it gives the perfect flush of colour. It thankfully comes in quite a big pan, so I won’t need to replace it any time soon, but if/when I do run out, I will be repurchasing the Pink Ladies blush.

Dusty Girls Sunshine Bronzer, Golden Delicious and Pink Ladies Blush swatches and review - Polish and Paws
Dusty Girls Sunshine Bronzer, Golden Delicious Blush and Pink Ladies Blush swatches (L-R).

The packaging on all of the Dusty Girls products is well thought out. The products come in a textured cardboard box with a push out draw that the product sits in. Each box has lots of information about the product, so it is useful to keep, but you can recycle them when you’re done, which is great. They also make a little synthetic kabuki brush that you can use with all of their powder products. It is a decent brush for $12.50, and very soft, but there are others in my collection that I will reach for over the Dusty Girls one. The brand is vegan, cruelty free, natural and made for sensitive skin, which are values I appreciate in a company. Out of all the face products, the Pink Ladies blush is certainly my favourite. I would really like to be able to use their base products (Mineral Foundation and Earth Cream) but the shade range needs to be increased. My main issue with the brand is that the colours mainly cater to those in the middle of the skin shade spectrum. I think it would be great if they made products suitable for very fair skins (like mine) and products for darker skins too. If I could access products that suited my skin tone then I think Dusty Girls could make up a large proportion of my daily use products. I still have the other products from Dusty Girls that I will review which include eyeshadows, lip gloss, lipstick and mascara. You can sign up to my email updates if you would like to be notified when that blog post is live. I also have more MooGoo products to review and the Dr Zoo pet products as well.

Dusty Girls Vegan Pink Ladies Blush Review and Swatches - Polish and Paws
Dusty Girls Pink Ladies Blush

The Dusty Girls website has a list of Australian stockists that you can get the products from, plus they are available on the website. They also have UK and US websites and distribution centres so that everyone can enjoy these products. If you don’t live in Aus, USA or UK, then you can buy from the International/Australian website (they ship to Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and United Arab Emirates). You are also able to buy Dusty Girls and MooGoo products in the same order by clicking “Jump to Moo Goo” after putting your Dusty Girls products in your cart. They are working on a new website that will enable you to also buy Dr Zoo in the same order too. Do you like the look of the Dusty Girls face products? Is there something in particular that you will be picking up to try?

P.S. You can see links to other beauty bloggers recent posts at Fabulous and Flawless.

Love, Alinta

10 Comments

  • Ingrid Ingrid 25/07/2016 at 8:23 pm

    I love the look of the Pink Ladies blush. Even though I have more of a medium colouring I think this would still be my first pick from the range you featured.

    • Alinta McMurdo 25/07/2016 at 11:23 pm

      It’s really pigmented so it would work for you too 🙂

  • Shell 26/07/2016 at 10:34 am

    I have the same problem as you Alinta – very fair/fair skin with cool/pink undertones & every “light”, “porcelain” or “fair” foundation/tinted moisturiser/BB cream/CC cream is too dark or yellow-toned for me! I don’t know why companies don’t cater enough for us – light & medium aren’t the only skin tones out there!

    But enough rantage from me…I’m tempted to pick up the Pink Ladies blush at some stage. I’ve swatched it before & thought it was nice, but I think I was turned off by the shimmer. I might still give it a go though.

    • Alinta McMurdo 26/07/2016 at 11:14 pm

      Ugh I know! I am still struggling to find a concealer that isn’t darker than my skin :/ even the Urban Decay one that lots of fair people like isn’t quite light enough. I think I have to invest in some sort of white additive, but that won’t help with things being really yellow toned. I am not a big fan of shimmer or glitter blushes but I like pink ladies, so you might too 🙂

  • Lily (@lilynotlouise) 26/07/2016 at 4:27 pm

    this brand sounds and look so lovely I’ve been dying to buy some but I can’t justify buying more makeup when I have so much waiting to get used at home! I will however pop this on my list 🙂

    Lily not Louise

    • Alinta McMurdo 26/07/2016 at 11:15 pm

      Oh I know! I have a huge pile that I haven’t even tried once, it’s terrible. I need to get better at not buying new things lol

  • lubzsays 27/07/2016 at 1:47 pm

    I love the pink lady blush. It looks so pigmented and beautiful!

    • Alinta McMurdo 28/07/2016 at 5:52 pm

      It is a great blush 🙂

  • A Bella Adventure 06/08/2016 at 8:21 pm

    I have heard of this brand before but haven’t tried any of their products. The Earth Cream and Blush both sound great!

    • Alinta McMurdo 16/08/2016 at 10:33 pm

      I was like that with MooGoo. I had heard of them but it took me ages to pick up their products. Very happy I did though, both brands are great 🙂

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    6/9
    With it being #EarthDay, I thought I would share some on my sustainable cleaning products. Everyone has to clean, but supermarket cleaning products don’t tend to be very eco-friendly. Here I’ve got my @ecomaxbrushes Bottle brush which is made from coconut waste products and can be composted at the end of its life - it will just leave the wire which can be recycled. There’s my Safix biodegradable scrub pad made from organic coconut fibers which can be composted when you are finished with it. And @retrokitchenaustralia biodegradable dish cloth in a cute dog print. It’s made from cotton and cellulose and can be composted when worn out. I use them with the @koalaeco Natural Multipurpose Kitchen Cleaner which is cruelty free, vegan and palm oil free and comes in 100% post consumer recycled bottles that can be recyclable when finished. I get the big refill bottles and just fill up my spray bottle. I bought all the above from @floraandfaunaau and they’re actually having 15% off eco items today, so all of these are discounted. Don’t forget to use my #floraandfaunaau affiliate code on my blog if you ever make a purchase, it helps me out. There’s lots of other ways to make regular household chores better for the environment. It can feel overwhelming to charge, but just start with small steps. When one product runs out you can replace it with a more sustainable option. One of the last things I need to change is is my laundry detergent so I’m thinking I’ll try @thedirtcompany one. I would love to hear what you think of their products if you’ve tried them. Also let know what eco swaps you’ve made in your home so that I can get more ideas. #EcoSwaps #LoveAlinta

    With it being #EarthDay, I thought I would share some on my sustainable cleaning products. Everyone has to clean, but supermarket cleaning products don’t tend to be very eco-friendly. Here I’ve got my @ecomaxbrushes Bottle brush which is made from coconut waste products and can be composted at the end of its life – it will just leave the wire which can be recycled. There’s my Safix biodegradable scrub pad made from organic coconut fibers which can be composted when you are finished with it. And @retrokitchenaustralia biodegradable dish cloth in a cute dog print. It’s made from cotton and cellulose and can be composted when worn out. I use them with the @koalaeco Natural Multipurpose Kitchen Cleaner which is cruelty free, vegan and palm oil free and comes in 100% post consumer recycled bottles that can be recyclable when finished. I get the big refill bottles and just fill up my spray bottle. I bought all the above from @floraandfaunaau and they’re actually having 15% off eco items today, so all of these are discounted. Don’t forget to use my #floraandfaunaau affiliate code on my blog if you ever make a purchase, it helps me out. There’s lots of other ways to make regular household chores better for the environment. It can feel overwhelming to charge, but just start with small steps. When one product runs out you can replace it with a more sustainable option. One of the last things I need to change is is my laundry detergent so I’m thinking I’ll try @thedirtcompany one. I would love to hear what you think of their products if you’ve tried them. Also let know what eco swaps you’ve made in your home so that I can get more ideas. #EcoSwaps #LoveAlinta

    Love, Alinta
    6 months ago
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    7/9
    I have some news. I’m engaged! As a kid/teen I never thought this would happen as I didn’t believe in love - then I got sick and worried that no one would see past my illnesses. But I have found someone who loves me for me, faults, illnesses and all and I can’t wait to marry him. 
We spent yesterday afternoon attempting to take our own engagement photos in the yard with a tripod and this is the result. Having a photographer would be so much easier but my immune system wouldn’t appreciate that. 
Oh and I’ll tell you all about my ring in another post as I designed it ☺️#engagedtomybestfriend #lovealinta

Photo 1 description: close up of the torsos of two people in dark colours standing side by side with arms stretched to the ground and holding hands. One hand over both arms showing silver coloured ring. 
Photo 2 description: man hugging female from behind with his arm around her chest. Her hands are on his arm showing ring. Both smiling at camera with greenery in background.
    I have some news. I’m engaged! As a kid/teen I never thought this would happen as I didn’t believe in love - then I got sick and worried that no one would see past my illnesses. But I have found someone who loves me for me, faults, illnesses and all and I can’t wait to marry him. 
We spent yesterday afternoon attempting to take our own engagement photos in the yard with a tripod and this is the result. Having a photographer would be so much easier but my immune system wouldn’t appreciate that. 
Oh and I’ll tell you all about my ring in another post as I designed it ☺️#engagedtomybestfriend #lovealinta

Photo 1 description: close up of the torsos of two people in dark colours standing side by side with arms stretched to the ground and holding hands. One hand over both arms showing silver coloured ring. 
Photo 2 description: man hugging female from behind with his arm around her chest. Her hands are on his arm showing ring. Both smiling at camera with greenery in background.

    I have some news. I’m engaged! As a kid/teen I never thought this would happen as I didn’t believe in love – then I got sick and worried that no one would see past my illnesses. But I have found someone who loves me for me, faults, illnesses and all and I can’t wait to marry him.
    We spent yesterday afternoon attempting to take our own engagement photos in the yard with a tripod and this is the result. Having a photographer would be so much easier but my immune system wouldn’t appreciate that.
    Oh and I’ll tell you all about my ring in another post as I designed it ☺️#engagedtomybestfriend #lovealinta

    Photo 1 description: close up of the torsos of two people in dark colours standing side by side with arms stretched to the ground and holding hands. One hand over both arms showing silver coloured ring.
    Photo 2 description: man hugging female from behind with his arm around her chest. Her hands are on his arm showing ring. Both smiling at camera with greenery in background.

    Love, Alinta
    6 months ago
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    8/9
    It’s been a while since I posted makeup, so here’s some makeup 🙃 the @meccamax Off Duty BB Cream made it into my 2020 faves blog post, and it’s still my favourite base to use on the rare occasion that I put makeup on. I’ve just been too tired to wear makeup the last couple of months. The #meccamax Off Duty BB Cream is cruelty free and vegan. It however only comes in 5 shades. I use the lightest shade Vanilla, which has a good undertone for me, but I have to mix it with the same amount of white concealer to make it light enough to use. @MeccaMaxima have said they will extend the shade range of their home brands for years now, but they still don’t sell a single base shade that I could use by itself, and I’m sure that’s the same for dark skin tones. The other criticism I have of this product is the packaging. The lack of pump makes it hard to control the amount that comes out, and I would really prefer if it were in glass as that would be easier to recycle. The actual cream itself is amazing though. The formula works so well on my skin. It’s easy to blend with a brush and doesn’t cake up or feel heavy. Have you tried this BB cream? Do you have another favourite cruelty free and vegan BB cream? #meccabeauty #crueltyfreebeauty #veganbeauty #lovealinta

    It’s been a while since I posted makeup, so here’s some makeup 🙃 the @meccamax Off Duty BB Cream made it into my 2020 faves blog post, and it’s still my favourite base to use on the rare occasion that I put makeup on. I’ve just been too tired to wear makeup the last couple of months. The #meccamax Off Duty BB Cream is cruelty free and vegan. It however only comes in 5 shades. I use the lightest shade Vanilla, which has a good undertone for me, but I have to mix it with the same amount of white concealer to make it light enough to use. @MeccaMaxima have said they will extend the shade range of their home brands for years now, but they still don’t sell a single base shade that I could use by itself, and I’m sure that’s the same for dark skin tones. The other criticism I have of this product is the packaging. The lack of pump makes it hard to control the amount that comes out, and I would really prefer if it were in glass as that would be easier to recycle. The actual cream itself is amazing though. The formula works so well on my skin. It’s easy to blend with a brush and doesn’t cake up or feel heavy. Have you tried this BB cream? Do you have another favourite cruelty free and vegan BB cream? #meccabeauty #crueltyfreebeauty #veganbeauty #lovealinta

    Love, Alinta
    6 months ago
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    9/9

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