AOA Wonder Metal Liquid Lipstick

Hello, Beauties!

Happy 4th of July to my American readers. I hope you are having a wonderful day celebrating.

Who doesn’t love makeup deals? I have been shopping online for a while now and recently started shopping from Shop Miss A. The best part is all of there makeup is cruelty-free. Now with everything being $1 from the basic line, I knew there was a risk of some hits and misses. I wouldn’t mind spending a dollar to test out something that may save me a lot of money in the long run. Why would you buy a 20-dollar lipstick if you can get the same quality and shade for 1/20th of the price?

I bought 3 AOA Studio lipsticks to see for myself if these one-dollar lipsticks are truly fab finds. I am going to be reviewing them individually as they are all different formulations. The one I was most excited for was the colour Vanity- in the wonder metal formulation.

Here’s how the packaging looks:

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You can see the colour here on my lips:

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The formula is pretty thick. They are not very heavy on the lips, it is a pretty comfortable formulation. They last about 5 to 6 hours, but oily foods will fade them faster, so just be prepared to reapply.

I really want to compare these to color pop, the color pop line does hold up a little better over the course of the day and against any oily foods, but for the $1 price tag, you really can’t go wrong.

Overall, these lipsticks are not bad especially if you think about the price. Just keep in mind if you are in Canada shipping is about $10 so please make sure to order a few things to get your money worth on shipping!

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Have a beautiful day

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Converting To Cruelty Free by 2019

Animal testing has been on my mind lately. I sat down and really looked at my makeup collection and I have come to realize my favorite products are actually made by companies that test on animals.

It has taken me years to find products that work with my skin. I have lots of unopened products that sadly can’t be returned and being on a budget I can’t just throw them out so I will be using them up. However, I am going to use everything up and find replacements that are cruelty-free.

My aim, for the end of 2018, is to have found replacements for a lot of my animal cruelty products. It may seem like a while but I think swapping out products for other brands will be a lot of trial and error + the time it will take me to actually use up my remaining products. Not many foundations work with my skin at all and I think this is going to be the biggest issue. Another issue is going to be finding products that are truly 100% cruelty-free, there are a lot of lists out there and a lot of labels on packaging, but some lists haven’t been updated In years and some brands don’t advertise the product is cruelty-free.

I do really wish that I was less selfish and that I could easily just throw away or stop using products that are tested on animals, but at the moment that just isn’t an option for me, maybe in the future, I will be able to do a massive purge.

The main products that I want to swap out are the foundation, eyeliner, mascara, and eyeshadows. I currently by chance have a few cruelty free products that I love and I hope to be able to branch more into those brands and find some new beauty favorites!

I will update as I try out new products and keep track of how much of my makeup has been swapped out.

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