Are you even on social media if you haven’t heard of Beauty Pie? I must admit when I saw the reams of ads on facebook and instagram I was sceptical. Cut price high end beauty products? Too good to be true right? So I cancelled my trusty Birchbox subscription and instead signed myself up to a 3 month Beauty Pie membership to see if it’s worth the hype.
I thought I’d wait the full three months until I posted a review so I could really put the products to the test. And in the most part they haven’t disappointed. Here’s what I ordered:
All-Rounder Double Cosmetic Pencil Sharpener
Shimmer Bar in Lumineer
Fantastic Colour Sculpting Lipstick in Rebel Ruby
Clean House Luxury Scented Candle
All-In-Wonder Illuminating Primer in Nude Glow
Everyday Great Skin Foundation in 250 Wheaty
Ultra Colour Pro Gel Eyeliner in Stargazer
The Unbeatable Concealer in 75
Fantastic Colour Sculpting Lipstick in Vegas Nude
One Powder Wonder in Uberlucent Universal
Future Lipstick Satin in Nude Honey
Uber Youth Super Serum
Moisture Lock Wonder Gel Lip Liner in Rummy Pink
Uber Volume Boost Mascara in Jet Black
That little lot cost £114.85 including the £30 membership fee. The total cost for the above products is £370 rrp, meaning I saved £255.15. A pretty impressive saving I’m sure you’ll agree. But are the products actually any good?
There are certainly things I use every day. The foundation for example replaced my trusty NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, purely because I’d run out of my usual brand and thought I’d give the Beauty Pie version a try. It’s equally as long-lasting, provides full coverage and I was impressed with the colour match too. Likewise the Sculpting Lipstick in Vegas Nude has become my go to nude lip, with the Rebel Ruby being used when I fancy something a little brighter. I use the Uber Youth Serum almost daily, the One Powder Wonder when I have time to make a bit more effort with my makeup and the Shimmer Bar is my new go to highlighter. The eyeliner is a new favourite too.
All in all I was impressed with the products I bought. And while I have now cancelled my subscription (due to a change in finances rather than a lack of satisfaction with the products) I think I have quite the collection to be getting on with for now. And I must say when I did ask to cancel the subscription it was done immediately so there was no wondering if the subscription amount would keep coming out of my account.
Would I use Beauty Pie again? Yes I would. Perhaps not as an ongoing subscription, but certainly for the odd three months here and there when I’m running low on makeup.
Things to Remember
When you sign up it’s well worth keeping your eyes peeled for special offers. When I joined Beauty Pie I received additional £££s to spend on products and a free full size mascara.
The minimum subscription period is three months. Bear this in mind before you commit.
Be aware you pay your membership fee (from £5 per month) in addition to what you spend on products.
Remember your spend limit (paid for by your membership fee ie you get £100 limit for £10 membership fee) is the retail value of the products not the price you pay. Therefore you may only end up receiving one product for your £100 limit (although it will cost you less than this). You can however increase your limit should you wish to treat yourself.
If you want to colour match your foundation, there’s a fab tool you can click on once you’ve clicked through to the foundation of your choice. Simply click on foundation matcher and enter your normal brand, product name and shade in the pop up and you’ll be matched with a Beauty Pie shade.
Have you tried Beauty Pie yet? What did you think?