Yes, yes, it’s not Friday…again… but that doesn’t mean I’m not stoked to swatch these AOA Studio Crystal and Diamond Powders for you!
After watching ThatGirlShaeXO perform dozens (if not hundreds) of live swatches on her face it inspired me to do the same all in the name of helping you find that next holy grail item.
Every week (mostly…) I’ll swatch a product on my arm and respective application site (minus glitters because, at the end of the day, I love myself too much to do that to my face). I hope this growing swatch catalog of my own personal collection will help you decide if it’s meant to have a home in your check out basket.
After all, what better way to celebrate the weekend than with makeup? I’ll wait…
Shop Miss A
AOA Studio Crystal Powder & Diamond Powder
Each color can be purchased individually for $1USD or as a pack of 12 for $10USD.
Shop Miss A Describes Each:
The AOA Diamond powder is a high intensity sparkly glitter that creates a high-level sparkle effect on face, skin and hair. These loose glitter pigments can be used in so many different ways! The Diamond powder is a chunkier glitter size than the AOA Crystal Powders.
The AOA Crystal Powder is a high intensity sparkly glitter that creates a high-level sparkle effect on face, skin and hair. These loose glitter pigments can be used in so many different ways! Crystal Powder is finer in size than the AOA Diamond Powders.
However, as you may be able to see in the swatches, I don’t necessarily agree with their definition of difference. In fact, I found most of the powders (minus a few clear pigment-like shades) to be essentially the same glitter size in both the Crystal and Diamond ranges. This doesn’t personally bother me but for disgression sake I find it a touch misleading. If you want a glitter you should be able to see that the product is a glitter. If you want a pigment then you should clearly be able to see that it is a pigment.
As far as package size is concerned - you tell me when was the last time you finished a full container of cosmetic glitter? And no - not to create body painting or another extravagant look, I’m talking your run of the mill glam.
If your answer is yes, and often, I bow to you because you are a more dedicated makeup addict than I. If you answered no, congrats, you’re like the rest of us makeup hoarders! Welcome to the club, we’ve made hats.
Overall, for the price, the quality, the range, and the selection, I say go for it. I’m a Shop Miss A junkie so I know I’ll be trolling the likes of my favorite dollar site sometime soon. You really can’t go wrong with most of the AOA Studio range (minus a few duds as seen here).
Have you shopped at Shop Miss A? Is there a hidden treasure I need to find? How do you feel about dollar makeup? I’d love to hear from you!
The colors I found to be more pigment-like rather than glitters were White Opal, Rosaline, Amber, and Citrine.
All swatches were done using the Model’s Own Glitter Glue as a base stamped on with a finger.