Friday, 23 December 2016

Make up without the mark up // Beauty Pie review

This is it. This is real. Beauty Pie has been launched. Makeup without the markup. This year's biggest beauty game changer has arrived in the last few weeks of 2016, and the blogging world is going crazy.

If you haven't seen the hundreds of people posting about these everywhere, (where have you been?) then I am bringing you the low down in this blog post!

The beauty brain behind this company is Marcia Kilgore, the same woman that founded both Soap & Glory and Bliss Spa so I am extremely excited to see how these products compare due to her hefty network she must have been able to call on.

Beauty Pie is a beauty club, you pay £10 a month, almost like a subscription but unlike other beauty subscriptions you may be used to, such as Birch box, Beauty Pie don't send you a box of products monthly, instead you have the value of £100 a month to spend on products (this may even be a blessing in disguise for beauty addicts!). If however, you don't spend your whole £100, the money left over rolls over into the next month, so if you only spend £50 one month, the next month you'll have £150 to spend. The pricing of these products is where the fun begins. The prices aren't your usual marked up £30 for a foundation, instead, we're talking factory prices, less than £5. You're may be saving £25 but there is no skimping on the quality. This is a totally new concept but I have a feeling it's going to be huge. Designer products at factory products.

So, onto the actual products. They packaging does have a premium feel to it, it's simple and classy. You may notice they're not as heavy as some products you may usually buy. This is due to, for environmental reasons, they have not added any extra weights to their products to weigh them down.

I brought both the foundation (£5.10) and the concealer (£3.40) in fair 001, this is the lightest shade they do and for some reason, this shade is more expensive than the others, I'm guessing this might be down to the volume of products made/sold, fewer products, more expensive? The foundation has a really great formula and sits nicely on the skin, doesn't look cakey and lasts all day. The concealer is great for both blemishes and dark under eye circles. I normally use liquid concealer from a tube but I really like how this one feels on the skin.

I brought a satin lipstick (£2.87) in the shade pin up (right in the photo above), which is a pinky red colour. It is super creamy and sits well on the lips and is very pigmented. 

I got two lip liners (£1.60) in the shades rummy pink (bottom left in photo above) and racy (middle in photo above). Racy is a darker pink and rummy pink is a browner pinky shade. I was really happy when I saw these were traditional pencils as I prefer these over the mechanical ones, they never seem to be sharp enough or precise. These liners go on nicely, stay put and I really like the colours, what more could you want for less than £2 each?

So let's break it down:
  • You pay £10 membership a month - you have to subscribe for a minimum of 3 months
  • You're allowed to buy £100 worth of products every month or it rolls over into the next month
  • Delivery is £2.99 per order
  • But you get great products at a fraction of the retail price!
I'm very excited for what is to come with this brand. They have over 300 products coming next year along with some collaborations in the works.

This blog post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own.

1 comment

  1. I've been curious about this!! I'll have to check it out!


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