Today’s blog post comes from a place of sheer excitement..mainly because I just love this unique company so much! From their Lip Boosts, to their Serum Foundations – Gressa Skin is paving the way for a more innovative green makeup lifestyle. Quick, healthy, clean, beautiful, and simply put, flawless!
So by now we all know that I cannot get enough makeup in my life. I mean, I just love it. From lipsticks, to eyeshadows, foundations, concealers, blush and more…I think it’s so fun! And as a makeup artist, a green beauty blogger and makeup fanatic, it’s always exciting to discover new green cosmetic companies! Ones really striving to create safer, green makeup that works just as great as the conventional brands.
No, this is not about girls covered in dust……haha. Sorry. Hold onto your britches cus this post is probably one of my favourite reviews I’ll do regarding affordable, AMAZING makeup!
Dusty Girls is an Australian company based out of Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. They create Natural Mineral Makeup from quality, safe and effective ingredients that encourage and promote healthy skin so that you can look your best even when your makeup comes off. DustyGirls is ‘farmed by MooGoo‘, an all-natural skincare company that makes products for people with sensitive skin issues. (Aka me…)
Dusty Girls believes that the skin always looks better after a day spent in the country, which inspired them to develop a range of makeup using natural clays and minerals of the earth. Their makeup is designed for all skin-types and is especially beneficial for gals with troubled or irritable skin – but is also an awesome choice for those wanting products that are actually good for the skin, rather than toxic and harmful…cus that ain’t gonna fly.
So, let’s get started with my favourite product (don’t get me wrong, I love all of them, but this one…man, it’s good.)
The “Sunshine” bronzer is made to suit all skin tones. It’s a warm, glowing, not too glittery formulation – don’t worry, the glittery part isn’t scary – trust me, I would stay away if it was glittertastic! Depending on your skin colour, this will determine the amount of product you apply, as this bronzer has quite the pigment! Let me explain. :) So, I’m quite fair and if I want a sunkissed-beachy look, what I will do is lightly dust my brush onto the bronzer and then apply/blend it to the areas where the sun would naturally touch. What I love about this bronzer is that it not only gives you that sunkissed look, but it allows contouring of the facial features to give you that healthy outdoorsy look as well!
Dusty Girls don’t think there is a need for talc or bismuth in a bronzer – amen! I mean, who wants skin irritation?! Not me! So they figured out a way to provide the same function by naturally using ingredients such as Jojoba and Macadamia oil esters, micas and oxides. Ladies, this bronzer is seriously the best. I can’t rave enough about this product, I don’t know where I’d be without it! GET IT!!!!
Oh my lands, I LOVE THIS STUFF! It is a tinted moisturizer containing natural ingredients to combat acne prone skin (which, I don’t necessarily have – but it doesn’t hurt to prevent any spots!), as well as offering sun protection throughout the day. It is free of any silicones and UV filters (as these are common skin irritants). Instead, Dusty Girls included natural ingredients like Manuka Tree Leaf Oil and Nigella Sativa Oil (great for reducing acne) along with Magnolia Acuminata Extract and Chaulmoogra Tree Seed Oil (idea for soothing and repairing). I think the best about this stuff is that it will replace your moisturizer, sunscreenand foundation all in one application!
Much like a bb cream, this “Earth Cream” feels like nothing on the skin. It’s lightweight, made with great ingredients, comes in the best little packaging with A PUMP – YES!!! – and oddly enough, I like the scent of it too! It kind of smells like clay/earthy minerals…I dunno, call me weird, but it’s pleasant to my nose. This “Earth Cream” provides light to medium coverage – depending on how much you apply – and it gives you a beautiful light glowy satin finish (does that make sense? It just looks luminous and natural..). You can get this in two shades, light and medium (I own the light) and this caters for most skin tones. I promise! It may look dark on your finger, but it rubs in quite clear and miraculously evens out your complexion. Make sure to start with less than a pea size amount.
It’s so nice to know that wearing this cream not only gives you coverage, but your skin is also being cared for and not clogged or damaged in the long-run. Love, love, love this product!
Natural Mineral Bush in ‘Pink Ladies’
If you’re looking for a healthy flush of pink that screams fresh and youthful, this is your friend! Full of the healthiest natural oils, oxides and micas available, this blush will nourish your skin while adding a subtle sparkle that will make your smile even brighter than it already is! Again, there’s no need for yucky chemical preservatives, talc or bismuth, Dusty Girlsis all about clean, non-toxic and good ingredients for your skin and body!
The Mineral Blush does come in two shades, Pink Ladies(which I have, and is pictured above) and Golden Delicious. I think that ‘Pink Ladies‘ is a shade that will suit most ladies. It’s very pigmented, so use a light hand when applying it, or, if you prefer something a little more powerful…build it up for a really nice rosy cheek!
What goes on the lips gets eaten! The common internet rumour is that on average we eat 3 kilos of lipstick in a lifetime, nobody knows for sure, really. But we do know that what we put on our lips can (and will) accumulate in our bodies. Good thing that Dusty Girls use food based ingredients that they are are proud to show on their website, as well as the awesome packaging.
Here are some of the ingredients they do not use:
Carmine: also called cochineal extract or natural red 4 or even “natural colour”. This red pigment is made from boiled Cochineal beetles, and let’s be real, I am NOT a fan of bugs. Dusty Girls have worked hard to find a way to make a natural non-beetle pink lip stick and this is the result!
The influence for this gorgeous rosy shade was the pink Argyle Diamond form Western Australia. This lip shine not only gives you a natural pink rosy shade of colour but also conditions and moisturizes your lips too – my lips don’t feel dry EVER when I’m wearing it! The lip shine is made from some lovely oils such as Apricot Seed Oil, Watermelon Seed Oil and Sweet Almond Oils. Again, there is absolutely no lead, no carmine (beetles), just heaps of natural rosiness. It’s a good one, gals! :)
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