Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Natural Mineral Blush & Lipshine, Dusty Girls - Review

When you think of Australia, you think of hot weather all year round (well I did anyway) Bahahaha! I've just ditched Melbourne's winter as it's a lot like being back in the UK. It's around 8-16C (Being acclimatized this is very cold) with a lot of rain. Bleugh! The fire was lit in the evening and I slept with a hot water bottle. 
Needless to say, I've now moved up to Bundaberg in Queensland where it's now springtime with most days currently around 25C ahh bliss.
Wait a second, you clicked here to read about makeup, not me moaning about the weather. Well... To save me looking like I'm ill all the time (I'm not ill, I'm just naturally pale!), I decided to try Natural Mineral Blush and Natural Mineral Lipshine by Dusty Girls to make my face look a bit brighter.

Natural Mineral Blush in Golden Delicious, Dusty Girls
Natural Mineral Blush in Golden Delicious, Dusty Girls
I chose the 'Golden Delicious' blusher as peaches suit my deathly pale skin much better than pinks. It is easy to apply with a regular blusher brush though you can just use your finger if you're feeling lazy. It is completely natural and made with natural vitamin E so works happily with your skin. Barely a day has passed where I haven't worn this blusher. It looks completely natural and adds colour to my cheeks. I did a grulling 12 hour shift in a factory and thanks to Dusty Girls, I actually looked alive at the end of it... I didn't feel alive though.


Natural Mineral Lipshine, Dusty Girls
Natural Mineral Lipshine, Dusty Girls
Unfortunately I was not too fond of the lipbalm purely because the colour 'Argyle Pink' did not suit me. The texture was smooth and the natural plant oils softened my lips which is precisely what I want in a lipbalm. It also added a lot of colour and a slight glisten making it a nice lipstick/lipbalm hybrid. Hopefully Dusty Girls will release more colours as I'd love a peachy one. So as I said, the only problem I had with this was the colour.
Vegetarians and vegans rejoice, not only is this made with 100% edible ingredients and they do not use boiled beetles for colouring (AKA cochineal/e120/carmine/natural red 4) and instead they extract the colour from Caesalpinia Sappan bark. Fancy! I for one would rather lick bark off my lips than insects.

So people, have you tried either of these products? What do you think of mineral make up?

Helen x

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3 comments:

  1. It looks so pretty, I like the colour.

    I have this issue with red lipstick too. When I ask if it's vegetarian I often hear that is not tested on animals... great, but that was not my question and it's illegal (in Europe) to sell cosmetics tested on animals anyway.

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    1. Yeah its annoying when I know more about certain products than the staff.
      Also in the UK you can still buy things tested on animals (e.g. Herbal Essences shampoo), it's just illegal for the companies to continue testing.
      It's really quite confusing :/

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    2. Yeah its annoying when I know more about certain products than the staff.
      Also in the UK you can still buy things tested on animals (e.g. Herbal Essences shampoo), it's just illegal for the companies to continue testing.
      It's really quite confusing :/

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