|Pumped and swatched (Left – Shade Light, Right – Shade Medium)|
|Blended in (Left – Shade Light, Right – Shade Medium)|
Dusty Girls are the makeup side of MooGoo Skincare. They make lovely products with natural ingredients that help your skin to be lovely without chemicals, that’s particularly good for sensitive and acne-prone skin.
I’ve been wanting a lighter base than my foundation for a while, something that I can just pop on quickly when I can’t be bothered to do my face properly. So when I came across the Dusty Girls Earth Cream* which is also natural, made for acne prone skin and cruelty-free, I had to try it out. They kindly sent me over both shades, the medium is much too dark for me but my mum has been enjoying it!
As you can see from the swatches, the light is also a bit too dark for me, especially at this time of year. But I’ve found that when it’s blended well (including down my neck) and I pop a bit of powder on top it gives quite a nice warming glow. I have needed to put a little bit of concealer over the top of this as I’ve found it doesn’t completely cover blemishes, it does even out my skin tone overall though and has a lovely light coverage. My blush, contour and highlight also apply nicely on top of this, as long as I’ve blended it in properly. It’s definitely best to work in thin layers with this otherwise it does that gross peely thing when you rub it.
I like the finish that this cream gives but the application takes some getting used to, it dries pretty quickly so you have to work with it quite speedily. It claims to also be good for your skin and I have to say that using this as a base over the last couple of weeks has definitely made a difference. Usually, if I wear a full face of makeup for several days in a row then my skin starts to get a bit unhappy but with this, my skin has been absolutely fine. I can’t say it’s improved just yet but it’s definitely not caused any break outs or dryness which is what I normally suffer from.
I’m definitely intrigued about using more natural makeup products, it certainly seems like my skin agrees with it.