Sorry, I missed last week’s post. I was rather busy pulling my hair out over a flippin’ Management Accounting exam.
This week I thought I’d give you my opinion on the BeautyPie make up. For those of you that don’t know, it’s a website that sells makeup with no/little markup and uses the same ingredients as specific, more expensive products on the market.
You pay £10 to be a member of the site which allows you to purchase the product for a few pounds each. To make it a little more difficult, BeautyPie put a limit on how much you’re able to spend. I think for the first month it’s £150 and then the following months are £100. This may sound like you’ve got loads to blow but it takes off the retail price, not the factory cost. It works out at about 5 items a month depending on what you buy.
If you’re interested in the site, click here to check it out.
False Lash Mascara in Cosmic Black
This mascara has quite a wet formula so if you blink before it’s dry, game over! The small brush gets right into the roots of your lashes which is great however because of the wet formula, if you don’t set your under eye area really well, or have watery eyes, this will transfer.
The Unbeatable Concealer in Fair 100
The colour of this concealer was a really good match for me and it offered good coverage. However, it has quite a ‘waxy’ texture and therefore creases quite easily. I also found that underneath my eyes it was quite heavy and I think if I were to have dry skin under my eyes, it would cling quite badly.
Moonlighting Balm in Soft Soul
I’m really not sure what this product is supposed to be. Whilst it has a really super soft texture, nothing really comes off on your skin and it doesn’t leave a glow or a colour or anything. Would be interesting to see how other people use this product and what their opinions of it are.
Super Luminous Concealer in Fair 100
This product has quite a warm undertone which is fine but I find it doesn’t blend into the neutral tone of my foundation too well. I have also found that it doesn’t illuminate that much. This may be because the colour isn’t quite right so I’d love to know if you have used it and what you think.
Ultra Colour Wondergel Eyeliner in Intense Black
The pigment of this product is on another level. The texture of it is brilliant and after application, you have a bit of time to blend it out before it sets down. Once it’s set, it doesn’t move which I love. I use it more frequently on my waterline than I do on my top lash line but I have used it on both and love it for both.
Smart Powder Blush in Peachy Dreams
The colour of this blusher is a really lovely, everyday flush and has great staying power. I also really like the smooth texture of this product and how it blends onto the skin. I’ve not experienced anything negative with the product and would recommend it as a great, everyday blusher.
FantastikKohl Smudgy Colour Eye Crayon in Khaki Queen
I really didn’t get on with this product; the colour, texture and finishing look of it was really odd. It’s a really hard pencil so when applying to the eyes it’s quite uncomfortable and takes quite a bit of pressure to get a decent colour pay off. When blending the edges of the product in the crease, it just blends the colour off and then doesn’t really leave any colour behind. Big no-no from me.
Micro Minimal Serum Foundation in Fair 100
Initially, I liked this foundation however after using it a couple more times, I decided it really wasn’t for me. I found it was a liquid-to-powder texture that sat weirdly on my skin. I thought I’d get on with it because I expected it to keep my oilier t-zone at bay but it really didn’t and I couldn’t work out the best way to apply it. It didn’t like being applied with a beauty blender because it clung to the sponge and didn’t apply evenly but then also didn’t blend well when I applied it with my fingers. If you’ve tried it, please let me know how you like to apply it.
Great Skin Foundation in Fair 100
I think this is a great everyday foundation. I like to mix it with my Cover FX Custom Blot Drops (see it in a post here) to mattify it a bit more. Whilst the staying power isn’t as good as some other foundations I’ve tried, it really isn’t bad. Also, I’ve found the fair 100 colour matches my skin well from the BeautyPie line. The coverage for this product is also pretty decent.
The Velvetizer Setting Powder in Fair 100
This product has replaced my MAC Studio Fix because it’s a much more neutral colour. It’s a really soft texture and blends well into the skin. It’s nothing groundbreaking but I would recommend it for an everyday powder to blot the skin.
Pro-Glow Highlighter in Cosmic Shine
This product is really great. The colour on my fair skin is perfect and the texture of it is really smooth. The way it applies to the skin is flawless and it lasts all day. Would 100% recommend this product.
Futurelipstick Matte in Cowboy Nude
I love the texture, the colour and the feel of this lipstick. It wears really nicely on the lips and doesn’t bunch up or dry out or anything which is great. Mine has, unfortunately, broke to the point where I can’t apply it out of the tube anymore and I’m guessing this is down to the soft texture so it’s a catch-22 situation. Would still recommend though.
Beach Gloss in Bare Naked
There’s nothing overly amazing about this lipgloss, however, I do still love it. The colour is great and the texture isn’t sticky like some other glosses you can buy. I wouldn’t say it was moisturising but it definitely doesn’t dry your lips out either. A pretty good, basic lip gloss that adds a bit of shine to your lips.
Precision Eyeliner Marker in Black Cat
Apparently, this product is supposed to be a dupe for the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner and I definitely wouldn’t dispute this. They are practically the same product but I’d go as far as saying that, for some unknown reason, I think I prefer the BeautyPie one. It’s super black, wears all day without smudging or transferring and the tip is really precise which makes doing a wing an easy task.
Superbrow Precision Pencil in Perfect Brown
This has replaced my Anastasia BH Brow Wiz which is really saying something. The texture is quite hard but it means that the look is much more natural than what you would get with a soft brow pencil. Additionally, the colour lasts all day and doesn’t smudge off which is great. I’ve also found the colour a great match.
Moisture-Lock Wonder Gel Lip Liner in Foxy
The colour of this product was lovely and from the few times I managed to use it, the lasting power was great too. However, I think I received a faulty one because it’s a twist-up mechanism and mine’s completely jammed. I guess it’s something you have to deal with when you’re not paying through the nose for good quality packaging but they have to be able to keep their costs down somehow!
Overall, a pretty mixed bag of reviews. I would definitely recommend that you try it out for a couple of months just to see how you feel about it because I think it’s really good value for money. However, you have to be vary of factors such as low-quality packaging as well as the fact that they charge about £7 for shipping. I always justified it with ‘well I’m saving £70 anyway’ but when you’re also paying £10 a month to be a member, the costs do start piling up.
They’ve recently released a skincare range that really intrigues me, so many I’ll have to make a few more orders!
I love the premise of this brand, however, I’m just not sure how successful it’s going to be.
I hope you found this review useful and would love to hear if you’ve tried any of the products and what you thought of them.