Even though their skincare products are what drew me to Beauty Pie, I’ve been wanting to try a few of their makeup products, so over the past few months, I’ve used a portion of my spending limits to try a foundation, blush, highlighter, lip oil and eyebrow pencil. If you haven’t heard of Beauty Pie, it is a luxury beauty buyers club.
Beauty Pie luxury has a fantastic selection of makeup products, from foundation, concealer, and highlighter, to eyeshadow, mascara, and lipstick. All at a fraction of what you’d expect to pay for such high-quality products. Before I discuss the products I tried, let’s review what exactly Beauty Pie is and how it works.
NOTE: For more info on Beauty Pie and my experience with their skincare products, please see my Beauty Pie Skincare Review.
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What is Beauty Pie?
Beauty Pie sells skincare, haircare, and bodycare products, in addition to makeup, fragrance, and candles. They source their products from beauty labs that also supply major luxury cosmetics brands. These labs and suppliers are located worldwide including such locations as Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Korean, France, Germany, UK, and the US.
What sets Beauty Pie apart is that they do not add the high markups (up to 10x) that usually come along with luxury beauty products. Beauty Pie prices are often lower than drugstore prices! They use the buying power of all of their members to get the newest and best formulations.
How Beauty Pie Works
Beauty Pie is similar to Costco or Sams Club in that you pay a membership fee for the ability to purchase their products. Depending on your monthly plan, you have a /monthly spending limit/, or allowance, which is based on Typical Product Prices. You have an option of a $10, $20 or $30 monthly plan:
- $10/mo plan = monthly spending limit is $100 in Typical Price value**
- $20/mo plan = monthly spending limit is $200 in Typical Price value**
- $30/mo plan = monthly spending limit is $300 in Typical Price value**
- Annual Membership is $99/year = monthly spending limit is $100 in Typical Price value**
**Typical Price is not the Beauty Pie Members Price, but the value that is noted on each product.
If you do not use your entire spending limit in any given month, as long as your membership is still active, it rolls over to the next month. If you want to buy more than your current spending limit, you have the option to upgrade your account.
Beauty Pie Makeup Review
When it comes to foundation, finding the right color for my skin is always such a challenge. Beauty Pie helps to ease the frustration of finding the perfect color for your skin with their Beauty Pie Everyday Great Skin Foundation Six Sample Set. Choose from Fair/Medium, Medium or Deep and get a sample card with six colors in any of the three ranges above.
I ordered the fair-medium sample and I had a difficult time finding a good match for my skin. I ended up purchasing the full-size bottle of Beauty Pie Everyday Great Skin Foundation in Ivory, but it’s a bit too light for my skin. Since I am always mixing foundation, I simply mix it with my favorite drugstore foundation: Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin. This works well by lightening the ColorStay Foundation (Sand 180).
Beauty Pie Everyday Great Skin Foundation is a lightweight fluid and is formulated with high-tech micro-pearls to leave a soft-focus finish. The finish is described as “luminous matte” and I would agree. It is very skin-like and wears well all day. This is an oil-free medium coverage foundation, but it is buildable if you are looking for full coverage.
NOTE: This foundation comes with a pump that is very similar to the pump I had to purchase for $10 to use with Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation. But it comes with the Beauty Pie foundation for free!
I like this foundation better than most drugstore foundations that I’ve tried, and I’ve tried a lot of drugstore foundations. I just wish there was a better color match for my skin since there are only 15 shades currently available. Perhaps they will expand the shade selection in time. The foundation is 30ml/ 1.01 fl oz.
I purchased the shade Ring My Bell, a warm pink. What can I say? I love it! It’s the perfect shade for winter: a pretty, rosy pink. It is highly pigmented and you don’t need much. A minimal touch with your makeup blush brush will pick up plenty of color. It applies smoothly without a powdery finish.
The blush comes in four shades: Peach Dreams (a warm nectar), Go Rouge (a pink-orange), Bad Girl (a warm terracotta) and the shade above, Ring My Bell (a warm pink). The blush is 3.5 g/ 0.12 oz.
Shimmerbar Highlight Powder is made to impart a radiant glow without being too shimmery. Made in Italy, it has a blendable texture and is highly pigmented. It is also a buildable formula that comes in four different shade options: Sugar Drip, a dewy rosy glow (shown above), Lumineer, a cool dewy luminous glow, and Bikini, a beach-bronzed dewy sun-kissed glow.
I chose Sugar Drip since I loved the beautiful colors in the palette. The four shades in Sugar Drip are a light and deep bronze, rose, and a shimmery champagne.
I couldn’t reproduce the color swatches on my skin as well as Beauty Pie does on their website, so you can check out Sugar Drip Shimmerbar color swatch here.
You can swipe your makeup brush across all four colors and apply to the high-points of your face – the cheekbones, temples, and middle of the nose. Or you can zero in on one color. The pink is just gorgeous and the light champagne shade is beautiful at the top of your cheekbones. I just make sure not to overdo it since there is shimmer formula. I sound like a broken record, but this highlighter is just gorgeous! Shimmerbar is 8.5 g/ 0.30 oz.
Beauty Pie Superbrow Fine Precision Pencil is definitely high precision. It has a fine tip to recreate hair like color on your brows. It’s a no-sharpen brow pencil that’s easy to use and applies smoothly. The other end of the pencil is a convenient brow brush.
I’ve really been enjoying this brow pencil in Blonde Girl, (ironically) a soft brown. It creates natural feathery brows, has a nice texture and the color works well for me. All this for $3.62! Beauty Pie Superbrow Fine Precision Pencil is 0.09g/0.003 oz.
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Wondergloss Lip Oil is a gel oil that imparts a sheer natural color on your lips. Formulated with natural antioxidant hibiscus and cherry oils, essential fatty acids, and linoleic acid, this lip oil is conditioning as it creates a naturally dewy lip.
I love this neutral color and the sheer non-sticky formula. As you can see from the image above, the color really is sheer. It is the perfect complement to Smart Powder Blush in the shade Ring My Bell.
Wondergloss Lip Oil is 5ml/0.16 fl oz.
Related: 6 Pretty Pink Drugstore Lip Glosses
Final Thoughts on Beauty Pie Makeup
The biggest takeaway for me after trying a few Beauty Pie makeup products is that they are very high-quality. They do not feel or wear or look like drugstore makeup products. I loved everything that I’ve tried. I just wish there was a better color selection in the foundation.
My favorites so far are the Shimmerbar and Smart Powder Blush. I can’t wait until my spending limit tops up next month to see what is available next!
Have you tried Beauty Pie? I’d love to know!
Thanks for reading, and until next time…