About Our Brand
I was one of those little girls that dragged around that big Barbie head on a stand and made her up over and over and over and over again. That poor doll’s face should have been worn down to a nub. Without a doubt, it was written in the stars that I be a makeup artist. As an artist, I love the art of transformation and have always loved great quality products with lots of satisfying pigments.
After nearly two decades as a makeup artist, I discovered that my clients were becoming very ingredient savvy. Time and again I would be asked about the ingredients in beauty products and why they were used. Eventually, I became tired of being embarrassed by these ingredients so I searched for some great quality options that were non-toxic. Sure, there were some brands out there that made non-toxic skin care and makeup, but honestly as a professional makeup artist there wasn’t one brand that made professional quality, nontoxic products. Believe me, I tried them all. That is when the lightbulb went off, and Hush + Dotti was born.
I was completely swept away by my passion for righting the wrong that was occurring in my beloved beauty industry. Tirelessly, I researched and wrote and rewrote our formulas to be what they are today. We are proud to say that we make the best nontoxic, organic, vegan, cruelty free, paraben free, gluten free and phthalate free skin care and makeup in the marketplace today.
Because life is magical, I luckily have the best partner in life that has understood & joined me in my passion for creating the best beauty products in the world. Together we have grown Hush + Dotti to be the sassy, hip beauty brand that it is today. He is a creative genius, a former fashion executive (Nordstrom & Stüssy) and a restaurateur from Laguna Beach, California. I am a professional makeup artist from New York and have been blessed to work with the world’s most preeminent brands, such as Bobbi Brown, Chanel and Laura Mercier.
Our name is super cute, so we get asked all of the time where it came from. My mom is Dotti and is adored by anyone who knows her. She doles out love and kindness as generously as she serves you a yummy meal. Her patience and wisdom is endless, so naturally I knew I wanted to name something after her. She enjoys a witty banter with my husband and quite often tells him to “hush”. Yet again, another lightbulb went off and so we named our brainchild “Hush + Dotti”. It only makes sense that my baby is named after the two people I love most in this world.
Our products are created with love & care that everyone deserves in small batches at our facility in Connecticut. Our packaging, print materials, tissue, cards, and containers are recyclable. We are proudly made and sourced in the United States.