I first heard of Beauty Pie from Grace at The Stripe, so after a while of stalking their site and their options, I signed up this past July. I signed up for the $10/month plan, which gives you “$100 retail price” purchasing power.
The way their plans work is a little confusing. They have a “regular retail price” and a “price you pay”. With my plan, I can purchase up to $100 of regular retail price, which ends up being about $25 (plus shipping) of what I actually pay. I can normally get 2-3 skincare products with this option. They lay it all out on their website: Beauty Pie How It Works.
One downside is that their prices change more than I expected. I got a marketing email from them with a price on it, and clicked through the link which showed a higher price than the email which I got 20 minutes earlier.
Beauty Pie says their prices change because “BEAUTY PIE relies on collective buying power of all our members to get the hottest new cosmetic formulations – which arrive in our warehouses in waves – at the actual (and fantastically low) Members Price. This is why it is so important that we grow our community and how you can help reduce the price you pay, by simply introducing more of your friends to our membership! “
My experience was that everything was a great deal, but I really don’t like paying a monthly fee for it. I have liked almost every product I tried, and found that the price I actually pay is a really great price. I cancelled earlier this year because I wanted to reduce the amount of monthly auto payments I have.
I found cancelling to be pretty easy which is a relief; I just had to email them and tell them why I wanted to cancel. They didn’t give me any hassle and cancelled immediately. I will sign back up again, I just temporarily needed to reduce my expenses and can’t wait to get more of their products.
This is one of the products that Grace was raving about, and I have to agree. I don’t have signs of aging on my hands, but I also don’t want them to start so I like the idea of a preventative hand cream. I’ve been using this on the tops of my feet also because I think if it works on my hands it will probably work on my feet. It’s a mid-weight lotion that might not be heavy enough for winter dryness, but is great for 90% of the time.
I have been using this every morning as my lotion and I actually love it. I have OILY skin and normally use a gel lotion, but this one goes on so nicely that I don’t mind it. I plan to re-buy this when I run out.
I have been using this when I’m in a rush to get to bed and don’t want to bother with a bunch of serums. I just put on this moisturizer and I know I’m still getting retinol goodness while I sleep. It doesn’t feel too heavy or too light, it’s just perfect for before bed.
This is the only product I haven’t liked! It has great packaging, looks great, but feels weird and sticky. It did end up making my hair feel soft, but it still looked frizzy somehow. I am really particular about my hair care products, and this one just doesn’t make the cut. I can’t even use it to shave my legs because of how sticky it feels on my skin. I definitely do not recommend using this one.
For the price, this eye cream is perfect for me. I wouldn’t say it changed my life, but it does make my eyes look brighter and more awake. I have bought this twice, which is rare for me because I love to try new things. The little container lasts a long time, and I will definitely keep buying.
“Super Moisture” is definitely how to describe this lip balm. It feels very thick and heavy on my lips, which is what I need sometimes. This balm also feels really nice when I put it on my cuticles, so it has a dual purpose!
My hands get really, really dry from washing during the winter, and this has been a great lightweight hand cream to use multiple times a day.
When they say “fine precision” they mean really fine. This is a small pencil, but works great for my blonde brows!
I have only been using this for about a week, but I love the results. It is not too harsh on my skin (I don’t have sensitive skin though). I wouldn’t recommend this for dry skin, only combination or oily.
I was hoping this would replace using a BB or CC Cream, but it doesn’t seem to have enough coverage for that. This is a little lighter coverage than a tinted moisturizer, but since it’s a primer you can build on it. It’s not what I was looking for, but it’s still a great product I will continue to use.
Highlighter has been my saving grace lately with the dreary days. This highlighter is so easy to apply since it’s a stick, and it stays pretty well. I love the color and definitely recommend!
BeautyPie described this cleanser as a “high-tech gel-to-oil-to-milk cleansing” but I found it to be similar to milk/cream cleansers. So far it works great at removing makeup and would be great as a “Step 1 cleanser” if you are double cleansing.
What is keeping you from signing up? What products would you buy on your first order?