Monday, 24 October 2016

DUSTY GIRLS | Mineral Make-Up*


Hey Guys,

I was recently contacted by the lovely team behind Dusty Girlsan Australian make up brand, to try and review some products (exciting!!). I was gifted the Dusty Girls bronzerloose powder and tinted cream
I was excited to try these products as they are designed specifically for people with sensitive skin and/or frequent breakouts/acne. Like a lot of people, I suffer with the odd spout of breakouts and I love to find products that may help with the control of my skin problems. 



"Dusty Girls Makeup is farmed by MooGoo Skin Care. We have the serious job of making skin care for people with skin problems or very sensitive skin. Our makeup range adapts the same principles. We have developed makeup that doesn’t damage our skin but provides you with a natural and healthy coverage- without the synthetic chemicals." - From the Dusty Girls website. 




I actually already used a bronzer and loose powder as part of my everyday make products, so these two fit perfectly into my routine
As you can see from my picture, the bronzer is a compact powder with a small amount of shimmer. Although the website says this bronze is "highly pigmented", I found that the product didn't transfer from brush to face as well as my current one. However, I did find this very useful when looking to achieve a more natural look. This is great for a subtle glow rather than a contour colour. 



I love, love, love loose powders and have recently discovered mineral powders which were recommended to me by a Superdrug employee. 
This Dusty Girls mineral powder comes in a good variety of shades from sunrise tones to sunset tones, all containing a natural shimmer. The powder is also protective with an spf of 15. 
Use this powder to set your foundation giving you a smooth, shine-less finish. I would also recommend using lightly with a large brush head so as not to clog up the pores which can lead to breakouts. 



Now, I have a love/hate relationship with this tinted "earth cream", I tried it for two weeks to be able to give a full review. I found the colour was a tiny bit too dark for use on my whole face so I mixed in with a little of my usual foundation and applied with a beauty blender with excellent results and coverage. I actually loved the slightly more tanned look I could achieve. I set the products in place using the Dusty Girls loose powder.
However, after two weeks using this method, I found that the clogged-pore forehead bumps I had managed to get rid of just a couple of months ago, slowly started to come back! OH NO! I can only put it down to the recent change in my base make-up routine and immediately discontinued use. I was surprised as this product is made with such natural products and is "silicone -free". 
I also found that the earth cream would "mattify" very quickly and sometimes before I had gotten round to blending, making blending a little more difficult. 
I loved this product at first, it is such a shame that my skin didn't agree with it. 



I hope you enjoyed this full round up! Are you thinking of trying any new beauty products soon?

Eb x