Dusty Girls Mineral Foundation – And Why I Hate It.

Hate is a strong word. I don’t usually feature many products that I don’t like here because to be honest, I usually forget about them and I’d rather focus on those that I do like, and would recommend purchasing. But every so often, a product comes a long that blows my mind in how rubbish it actually is.

There’s a lot of things to love about Dusty Girls – they’re organic, cruelty free, vegan, and all natural meaning a list of ingredients you can usually count on your hands (and understand, more importantly). I have wanted to love them so badly from the moment I saw my feed flooded with positive reviews of their mineral foundation and blushers.

Dusty Girls Mineral Foundation - And Why I Don't Like It.

When another blogger was kind enough to give me their Dusty Girls Mineral Foundation + Blush I was over the moon. My cruelty free heart soared, and I rushed home to try it. The blush is alright, but definitely not the best I’ve ever tried and definitely nothing to write home about, but the mineral foundation is just infuriating.

Let’s Get Started On The Mineral Foundation.

To date I’ve tried the mineral foundation on top of some light concealer, about 20 mins after moisturising, with nothing at all on my face under it, with other products over it and just on it’s own. I’ve used 4 different fluffy brushes to apply it. And I cannot for the life of me get it to sit right on my face.

You know when we were teenagers and we’d wear Maybelline’s Dream Matte Mousse with a hefty layer of Rimmel Stay Matte over the top and look all cakey and flat? Well this is that, minus the coverage. It somehow finds every single imperfection my skin has and hangs on with it’s tiny mineral fingers for dear life, so believe me when  I say you see every pore, every oily bit that it sticks to like a fly to shit and every single spec of dry skin on my face.

Dusty Girls Mineral Foundation - And Why I Don't Like It.

When I was little I had horses and we used to play the bran race. You had to bob an apple out of a bucket of water, and then another out of a bucket of bran and run, blinded by dusty horse feed back to your horse, be flung through the air to mount it again and canter to the finish line with bran stuck all over your face. There’s a photo of my mum after doing it once that I wish I could use for illustration, but she’d probably walk to Newcastle to skin me.

That is how this foundation looks on my skin.

Dusty Girls Mineral Foundation - And Why I Don't Like It.

And not only that, but it makes me look a bit like I’ve been dug up. I look dead. Nothing sits on top of it – it somehow makes any product I use with it super powdery – blushers, highlighters bronzers and eye shadows are a write off in it’s presence, and any sort of cream product is an absolute no go or else it will stick like you used sudocrem as your base.

Do I hate it? Well, I certainly wouldn’t waste the $29 Australian dollars that it sells for.

Have you ever tried this?


Brianne xo

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6 thoughts on “Dusty Girls Mineral Foundation – And Why I Hate It.

  1. This was hilariously written! What a shame it turned out to be so bad. I’ve tried the Inika mineral foundation…I just don’t like mineral foundations at all. Good thing this was a gift! Xx

  2. It’s always interesting to read about products that aren’t what you hope for! It’s a shame this isn’t so great, especially since Dusty Girls are cruelty-free. I remember the Dream Matte Mousse days all too well so I’ll be giving this a miss haha xx

  3. This is such a shame that you didn’t like it! I have a bronzer from Dusty Girls and I love it – it’s really really good! That is pressed and not loose though. Maybe this would be better if it was pressed?

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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