dunkle authentic is a feel-good makeup & skincare label. with values of simplicity, ethical manufacturing, & curiosity, dunkle authentic was founded by Molly Dunkle in 2013 to inspire feel-good moments. the label includes a rotating lipstick collection, foundation, & skincare, all made in Australia by Molly in her Brisbane studio in California Lane.
at 12 years old, Molly curiously started making lip balm & continued to explore cosmetic design & artistry for the next decade with the help of her environmental chemist father. a natural beauty advocate from the start, Molly became known for her natural makeup looks while working as a makeup artist between Australia & the United States. she began using her products during photoshoots, runways, & private bookings, & in 2018 decided to purely focus on designing the product line.
each dunkle authentic product is an ode to the curious 12 year old making lip balm for the first time & a nod to Molly’s love for travel. raw materials are carefully sourced for their quality & each tell a story; candelilla wax is wild harvested from the native candelilla plant of Texas where Molly's mother was born, & rose Maroc absolute is a nod to Molly's birth month flower, the rose.
whether it's feeling the mango butter in the lipstick melt onto the lips before giving a toast or massaging in the face oil to unwind from the day, Molly believes in gentle skincare & simple makeup that inspire feel-good moments every day.
the dunkle authentic gal is strong & curious. she is grounded amongst her family & friends. she knows quality, prioritises self care, & appreciates the details. gallery strolls relax her, deep conversations recharge her, & new places inspire her.