Saturday, 22 October 2016

Review | Dusty Girls Eyeshadow*

Dusty Girls isn't a brand I've heard a lot about in the blog-o-sphere, but they're an Australian make-up company, an off-shoot of MooGoo Skincare, with a focus on using natural clays and minerals to produce "healthy" make-up. Now, I'm always very dubious about "natural" claims when it comes to cosmetic products and I can't abide by the term "chemical-free" (YOU ARE MADE OF CHEMICALS. WATER IS A CHEMICAL. NOTHING IS CHEMICAL-FREE.) but I can get on board with being mindful about what we put in and on our bodies - particularly coming from a brand whose number one beauty tip is to smile!
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I was very kindly sent one of their Eyeshadows to try out, and I went for the shade 'Going Buff'*, which is described online as follows: "This velvety smooth shade is cream in colour and pressed with a blend of soft pink and subtle golden pigments that will lift and enhance the appearance of your eyes and natural beauty." I'm always a bit unsure about mineral make-up that comes as a loose powder (I'm messy enough, trust me!) so I was pleased to see that this comes in a pressed format. The packaging is simple but pretty, and it does the job - it feels sturdy, and the clear plastic lid allows you to see the shade at a glance.
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I'd say the product I received matches the description pretty well! The eyeshadow has a lovely buttery-smooth texture which applies evenly on the skin, though there is a little bit of fall-out. 'Going Buff' is the perfect shade to highlight the eyes, as it really does have a beautiful pinky-gold glow when it catches the light, which doesn't show at all well in the swatches below - sad times! I've been using it daily on my browbone and it's equally pretty as an inner-corner highlight. I wouldn't use this as a lid shade as I like something a bit more dramatic from my eyeshadow, but that's not what I chose the shade for -it's a really gorgeous highlight shade and it's just perfect for that!
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You can kind of see it on my browbone there, right under the arch of my brow, right!? It's subtle but super-pretty. Dusty Girls eyeshadows are available in four shades in total, priced at £9.50 each for 2g of product, which I do think is at the higher end of what I'd pay for an eyeshadow (although you can get 15% off your order when you sign up for their newsletter) - especially considering that postage within the UK is another £5 on top of that. So whilst I do think this is a lovely eyeshadow and I like the ethos of the brand, I have to admit the price would put me off ordering from them in the future. There are a few UK stockists, however, so I would consider purchasing in store, and postage is free on orders over £60 (which can include both MooGoo and Dusty Girls products). What are your thoughts on "natural" cosmetics? Have you heard of Dusty Girls before?

xo
[*Product provided for consideration.]
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9 comments:

  1. Oh I love the colour of that eyeshadow, I don't think I've heard of Dusty Girls before, but I could totally see myself adding this to my collection. x

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  2. I haven't heard of this brand before but seems worth checking out. Love the shade you have, so pretty for highlighting the brow bone! xo

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  3. I never heard of Dusty Girls before. I would use this product as highlighter too R

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  4. I have never heard of the dusty girls brand but i really love that shade and the packaging is gorgeous!

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  5. This is such a pretty shade and so useful to have! X

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  6. Yes I've heard of them. They're the same people who make MooGoo. I would be totally put off by postage cost :(

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  7. I hadn't heard of this brand before, but I do like that shade it's subtle but very pretty. The postage would put me off too, but if there was a stockist nearby I'd certainly pick one up! x

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  8. I hadn't heard of these before. I really like the packaging!

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  9. Never heard of this brand, but that is such a pretty and useful colour.

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