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15 May 2020

Beauty Pie — First Impressions


Undoubtedly one of the key contenders in a nuanced world of beauty is the concept behind Beauty Pie. Different from others, the brand gives complete transparency of the cost of their products without the fancy packaging, celebrity endorsements etc. and works in a different way to most. Instead, they use a membership scheme (you get a monthly allowance depending on your membership level that could be from £5 a month to a heftier annual amount) and retail their products at the price it actually costs to make them. Essentially, you get a great deal on everything for premium quality but you do have to commit to buying with them every month for at least three months. Although it's a relatively new brand, they have a huge amount of products to choose from, from make-up to skincare to candles, there is a lot to be tempted by and they are consistently releasing new innovations. One of the best things about the products they offer is that they are always up to par with the latest 'it' ingredients and technologies, particularly in skincare, with most things having very technical product names that sound too good to turn down.

As a self-proclaimed beauty addict, I can't believe it's taken me until now to make my first order with them as this kind-of kid in a sweetshop with a monthly allowance situation is right up my street. I have a solid skincare routine going at the moment so wanted to go down the make-up route (with one exception) on this order. It was very difficult to choose what to go for initially, particularly within an allowance that doesn't go as far as you'd think, but I thought the below were good basics to begin with...

THE UNBEATABLE CONCEALEr (£7.68) more here.

This concealer is definitely on the oilier side of the concealer-texture spectrum, making it very easy to build up if you're using it throughout the day - which I love! A lot of the reviews describe it's application as 'glide's on' which is very accurate. It's pretty long-lasting as concealers go and blends well with foundation if you're using it as a base and particularly good for colour correcting. 

SUPER HEALTHY SKIN™ SHEER TINTED OIL-FREE SPF20 (£6.77) MORE HERE.

 This is my first tinted moisturiser in a long time and it did not disappoint. The formula is not dissimilar to a lightweight foundation and gives a really glowy, sheen finish. I got the medium shade which is a touch too dark for me, so next time will be getting the light. Love that it has SPF however I still am applying my daily SPF 50 as 20 is a little low for the whole day. Comparing it to Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue, I think the formula is slightly thicker with more coverage, but a similar finish. I'm sold.

ÜBER VOLUME BOOST MASCARA (£4.30) MORE HERE.

From the packaging and size of this mascara, I thought it would be a similar take on Benefit's Bad Gal Lash - but actually it's really different and much more delicate. I wouldn't say it's particularly volumizing and thick, but applies nicely and is actually great at separating lashes rather than clumping them all together which isn't cute and common with value mascaras! It also more-or-less lasted through an entire workout without smudging all over my face and I think will be my go-to for every day mascara (but maybe not an evening one). 

SUPERDROPS™ HIGH INTENSITY HYDRATION (£11) MORE HERE.

I actually couldn't resist this one as my skin is really dry at the moment (which means dullness - sad face) and the reviews are insane for both qualms. It contains hyaluronic acid plus lots of other science-y sounding ingredients promising moisture and plumping. On application, it's quite a tacky consistency and slips onto skin really easily. I've only used it for a couple of days so can't speak on the results just yet, but it feels just as good, if not better, than similar serums I've tried before. 

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All photos taken by myself. 
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