Have you heard of Beauty Pie before? I had heard the odd thing over the past year or so, but nothing outstanding to go and investigate for myself. My colleague then had a Beauty Pie parcel turn up at the office and she said it was definitely worth checking out.
If you haven’t heard of Beauty Pie before, it’s basically a beauty buyer’s club. It works by customers signing up to be members and paying £10 per month. This then allows you to access to buying luxury beauty products – both makeup and skincare at transparent factory costs, saving up to 85% on all products. Sound a little strange…? I thought so too so here is an example from Beauty Pie’s website:
Quite an unusual model, but in the days of beauty boxes (Birchbox, Glossy Box, etc) beauty consumers are more familiar with being a subscriber in order to get their hands of the latest beauty products – so I think this is a great idea from Beauty Pie. They are guaranteeing their income from subscribers membership fees whilst offering their consumers the very best products at factory prices – just without the high end branding and luxury, heavy packaging. With each product on the website they go into great detail on how the item it priced. Here is how they manage to sell a nail polish at £2.09:
So a pretty great concept, I think you would agree? Intrigued on how good these products really were I signed up, but rather then committing to spending £10 a month on repeat, I brought myself a three month membership for £30 to ensure I am not spending £10 every single month without the feeling I had to buy beauty products every month – although let’s face it, I do that already!
Membership brought, I explored the website for what to try out. With the membership you are given a limit of £112 you can spend (RRP). I wanted to first try the range of make-up so I tried select one type of each product –
- Pro-Glow Face Sculpting Palette – £32 / £5.71
- Wondercolour Nail Polish (Black Cherry Bomb) – £14 / £1.81
- Futurelipstick Matte (To the Beet) – £20 / £2.30
- 123 Lips Match Set inc. lipstick, lip-liner and lipgloss (Nude) – £54 / 7.19
- Fantasticolour Eye Crayon (A Rich Bronze) – £18 / £3.03
TOTAL = £138 / £20.04 (saving £117.96!!)
SWATCHES: Pro-Glow Sculpting Palette
SWATCHES (left to right): Lipstick in Too the Beet, next three swatches is 123 Lips Match Set in Nude and heart is Eye Crayon in A Rich Bronze
Well first impression because I haven’t a huge amount of time to play around with everything and properly test out every product, but what I can say is that I am really impressed with the quality of the products. Apart from the packaging, these honestly could past for products on high-end make-up counters. What I have been really enjoy straight away is the lipsticks, these are really nice to apply on the lips and not to drying either. The main reason I decided to purchase the 123 Lips Match Set is because I wanted to try out a range of products from Beauty Pie. All the products (lipstick, liner and gloss) are all really nice and I am still in shock that these set is only £7.19!
As I mentioned earlier, I brought a three month membership so next month I will be exploring the skincare range because I heard some pretty great things about their products – often being great dupes for the high-end skincare currently on the market! If theses products are worth the hype, I might be invested in a 12 month membership… but I will keep you posted on my thoughts.
Have you tried anything from Beauty Pie yet? Is there anything you would recommend trying?