a moment to pause, to connect, to plan

pink rose in New Farm Park

wow what a time we are in, a new reality. I write this from under a rose canopy in New Farm Park, watching as a gardener delicately prunes the rose bushes nearby. a few people stroll past in the distance, the birds are chirping, & the weather is warm yet breezy.

after recently opening the new studio in California Lane, I am surprised to find myself here, yet hey, it’s abundantly beautiful.

dunkle authentic studio in California Lane

Molly Dunkle in dunkle authentic studio
well it is official folks, dunkle authentic has a happy new studio home in California Lane, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.

dunkle gals | Tayo

dunkle gal Tayo wearing Los Angeles lipstick
an avid traveller, hard worker, & inspiring woman with a roaring laugh, it is a pleasure to introduce Tayo as the dunkle gal for Los Angeles lipstick, batch 01.

dunkle gals | Jennifer

dunkle gals | Jennifer
what a pleasure to introduce the original dunkle gal, Jennifer Dunkle, for Oahu lipstick, batch 12. beautiful mamma, potter, therapist, & world...

dunkle gals | Kelsie

Kelsie McDonald wearing Montserrat lipstick by dunkle authentic
lovely friend, actress, & brand-new-blondie Kelsie McDonald is the dunkle gal for Montserrat, batch 19.

dunkle gals | Dayna

dunkle gal Dayna wearing Brisbane lipstick
beautiful friend, mother, & small business owner (among her many talents), I am very proud to introduce the gorgeous Dayna as the dunkle gal for Brisbane, batch 19. 

an ode to Fort Collins

Molly Dunkle wearing Fort Collins lipstick by dunkle authentic

each lipstick is named after a place I cherish, a token of connection to my favourite places around the world. Fort Collins, batch 25, is an ode to my hometown in Colorado. I recently visited to catch up with family & friends. 

New York, batch 13

dunkle authentic New York lipstick
oh New York, you beauty. adventurous & strong, vast yet inviting. the red New York lipstick is back, batch 13 however comes with a change of pace… 

dunkle gals | Meredith

Meredith wearing San Francisco lipstick by dunkle authentic
to celebrate the launch of San Francisco, batch 12, my dear & inspiring friend Meredith (who’s love for San Francisco lipstick started from batch 1) kindly agreed to model the shade & share her feel-good insights with us.

Museum of Brisbane

Molly Dunkle with dunkle authentic at the Museum of Brisbane
well what an honour, dunkle authentic lipsticks are now stocked in the gorgeous Museum of Brisbane Shop!

'tropical' resort 2019

'tropical' resort 2019
fresh mangos, dips in the ocean, afternoon chilled rosés… summer here we come (soz Northern hemisphere)!

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane

dunkle authentic at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival

the weather is getting warmer, the frangipanis are starting to bloom; change is upon us in Brisbane.