A while ago you might remember I did a campaign with Beauty Pie – this is really a kind of catch-up, where-are-we session about it all, plus updates from me about some new products coming through.
I hope that those of you who became members might leave a comment about what you liked or didn’t like about it (are you still a member? What were your favourite things? Or not favourite things?) in the handy comment box below.
First, a re-cap for any new readers. What Beauty Pie is not is a subscription service, where you are sent a box of surprise goodies every month. Beauty Pie is basically a members club, where you pay a flat fee each month (starting at £5), which gives you access to excellent cosmetics without mark-ups. You can, of course, just buy Beauty Pie products without being a member, but they are more expensive.
If you want to know more about how it works (all explained very simply by moi), read my original post on it, which is HERE. I do all the maths for you – ask all the important questions.
Yes, Beauty Pie is only available online, making some a little reluctant to buy colour – but BP has a very good customer services ethos, so if you email saying “My current favourite foundation is bareMinerals Complexion Rescue in Suede – what do you have that is similar?” they will be able to advise you on the closest thing. They will also send out foundation samples, and scent samples are back in stock May 31st.
They will also advise you on what else you might find useful in their range if you email them with your skin type, age and any particular ailments. If you use a particular blush, lipstick or eyeshadow, they can recommend something similar.
Now for new products! If you have an existing BP membership don’t forget you can upgrade at any time to give you more spending power per month.
Beauty Pie’s ambition is to become a one-stop shop for your main beauty needs – from colour to coverage, technical skincare like retinol and serums, scent and candles, make-up brushes and haircare and they are adding to their virtual counter all the time. I know that there are more adventures coming, but they’ve asked me not to say anything in case they don’t happen, which I suppose is fair enough.
Shampoo and Conditioner – launching in June
As I’ve said before, I’m not one to judge on shampoo and conditioner. My hair is just my hair and it is unbearably fabulous whatever I do to it. But, this shampoo comes in a recycled and recyclable bottle with a pump-action and gets the job done and just makes Beauty Pie more appealing as a wrap-around concept to existing members considering extending or upgrading their membership.
£5.22 to members, £30 to non-members
Wondergloss Lip Oil trio
I freaking love these. I am a bit funny about lip gloss as I feel a bit self-conscious about my mouth, which is so flipping huge. Gloss and colour can make it look just revoltingly massive and ungainly, like I’ve had lip fillers, which is so not the look I’m after. But, at the same time, it’s often nice to have something on just to make it look like you’ve made an effort. These lip oils are the most terrific colour, with the reddish one settling to a sort of berry pink on me. They’re also non-sticky and moisturising and not too glossy. These are just new colours, the existing Wondergloss lip oil is here.
£8.12 to members, £40 to non-members
Perfect Pocket Palettes
Four little balls of powder shadow that you can use alone or blend together if you’ve got more than 4 minutes before the Uber arrives to achieve something really dramatic. You can use them with a damp brush for more vibrant colour – comes with an internal mirror and a brush.
£10.10 to members, £26 to non-members
Dr Glycolic Pore-Purifying Glow Toner – launching in July
This is an exciting one. A glycolic acid face wash saved my skin from a really horrendous bout of acne – and therefore from jumping off a bridge into the Thames when I was about 23. A great treatment for a range of skin problems, including congestion and hyperpigmentation.
Super Healthy Skin Nourishing Body Polish
I thought this was a load of bullshit until I tried it. The scrub is sort of a secondary element to the hydrating effect – this leaves your skin incredibly soft and smooth and hydrated for days. The very thing to use quickly just before you have to get your legs out or wear a dress or something and you haven’t moisturised or seen the sun for three months. I was so impressed.
£10.07 to members, £40 to non-members
Eau de Parfum in Love- launching October
This is delicious. I was very worried about this, it was spritzed on me in front of Marcia, the founder of Beauty Pie, and I’m sorry but there are so many perfumes that I absolutely hate. I thought oh god please let this not be tuberose otherwise I would have had to have got up and run away, forgetting my freebies, knocking over my tea. That’s how much I hate tuberose.
But it isn’t tuberose or anything gross!! I don’t know how to describe it but it’s great. When the time comes you will be able to buy a little sample. This joins the Beauty Pie already popular fragrance stable.
If you would like to join up to Beauty Pie, click here and if you use the code ESTHERSENTME you get an extra £50 spending.
How about you? Are you a Beauty Pie member? What do you think? Don’t be shy.
This post was sponsored by Beauty Pie