Hush + Dotti

about our brand

I was one of those little girls that dragged around my big Barbie head & 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 visual artist, I have fallen in love with many mediums, with makeup being my true passion.

Because life is magical, I luckily found the best partner in life. He has joined me in my passion for creating the finest clean beauty products in the world. Together we have grown Hush + Dotti to be the fun, 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.

So, after over two decades as a makeup artist in NYC, I learned that my clients were becoming very ingredient savvy. Time and again I would be asked about the ingredients used in each beauty product and why. I was embarrassed by these ingredients. Mortified actually. So I searched for some quality options that were non-toxic. Sure, there was a brand here and there that made non-toxic skin care or makeup. Honestly speaking, as a pro makeup artist there wasn’t ONE brand that I found satisfying to work with. There were no well pigmented, luxurious feeling, nontoxic products – period. Believe me, I tried them all. That’s when the lightbulb went off and Hush + Dotti was born.

Transparency On Every Level

Intrinsically, I knew that the only unchartered territory left for the beauty industry was for it to detoxify itself. Tirelessly, I researched, wrote, rewrote and tested our formulas to be what they are today. We make the best nontoxic, organic, vegan, cruelty free, paraben free, gluten free & phthalate free skin care and makeup in the marketplace today. For more info, click here.

Another thing we’re often asked all of the time is, “where did the brand name came from?”. Well, 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 are 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”. He’s a very sassy gent. Hence, a lightbulb went off in his head. We then decided to name the brand, “Hush + Dotti”. Therefore, it only made sense that my baby brand be named after the two people that I love most in this world.

Finally, our products are made with the love & care that everyone deserves. In addition, our packaging, print materials, tissue, cards, and containers are all from recyclable materials. We are proud to create and manufacture all of our products here in the USA.

We are certified by both Peta & Leaping Bunny as a cruelty-free & vegan brand.