If you read a lot of beauty blogs, you’ve probably seen a lot of Beauty Pie hauls lately, where bloggers have been gifted a voucher to spend on the Beauty Pie website to place an order. I’m not throwing shade, I’ve received Beauty Pie products are PR samples myself previously, but I was curious how the whole concept worked for a paying customer, so I decided to sign up, so I could test the whole process to write about it.
Beauty Pie Haul
If you’ve received a voucher to cover the cost of the products and delivery, you’re going to have a good experience as you’re not parting with your own money, nor are you having to subscribe to one of their subscriptions like everyone else has to.
If you’re new to the whole Beauty Pie concept, they’re a website where they offer their own products with formulas that supposedly rival or mimic higher end products. There’s no mentions of other names or products, but you can search the ingredients list and draw comparisons yourself. In order to purchase from Beauty Pie, you *have* to subscribe to one of their monthly or annual plans if you want the “discounted” prices, or you have to pay full price.
An example, a cream blush is supposedly £25, but if you’re a Beauty Pie member, you can purchase it for £8.06. The minimum subscription term is three months, and you can choose to pay £5 to £50 per month for your subscription. With your subscription, you’re given a ‘spending limit’ which means you can only purchase their products upto that spending limit.
One of the disappointing things about the spending limit, is that the limit uses the full RRP of the products. So if you bought that cream blush and only paid £8 for the privilege, you’d lose £25 of your spending limit. I guess it stops people mass buying, and then trying to flog the products for less, but I think the spending limits are quite stingy.
I placed an order for my Beauty Pie haul for around £50, and I paid for a £10 per month subscription, which means I have a £200 spending limit. So whilst my Beauty Pie haul order was only £50, that used my whole £200 spending limit for the entire month. I can’t buy anything else until my next subscription fee is paid, unless i want to pay full price.
I am going to share my Beauty Pie haul with you, and then review the products individually which I purchase this month and the next two months I’m tied into the contract. I thought it might be interesting to read non-PR sample reviews on the products, as I know that’s something I’ve been interested in as a consumer.
The first product I bought, and the inspiration for doing this series of posts was the Beauty Pie Dr Glycolic Multi-Acid Micro-Peeling Pads which were £9.34 for me, but full price they’re £25. I love acid pads, so I can’t wait to try these and let you know what they’re like.
Next up in my Beauty Pie haul is the one and only makeup product (I know, who am I?) I chose this time, and it was the Beauty Pie WonderColour Longwear Cream Eyeshadow Stick which cost me £5.43, but full price it’s £22, and I can tell you right off the bat, that these are trying to be the Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow Sticks. I chose the shade Wild Violet as something different to the many bronze shades in my collection.
I next chose the Beauty Pie Superdrops High Intensity Hydration which cost me £10.53, but they’re an eye watering £50 so a big old chunk of your spending limit. I hope these blow me away, but I will let you know very soon once I’ve had a chance to fully try them all out.
Then we have the Beauty Pie Dr Glycolic Pore Purifying Glow Toner which cost me £11.26, but the retail price is £30 which I really don’t understand. The aforementioned drops were cheaper at £10.53 and used £50 of your budget, but this toner is more expensive at £11.26 yet it only uses £30 of your budget. The whole Beauty Pie concept is really confusing…
The very last item in my September Beauty Pie haul is the Beauty Pie Plantastic Micro-Peeling Super Drops which cost me £9.29 and used £50 of my budget. I saw lots of rave comments on the Beauty Pie Instagram page for these drops, so I had to try them.
Everything I bought was quite pricey in terms of using my monthly spending limit. But I’m thinking about trying more of their makeup when my spending limit is renewed, but I was happy with the service with my first order as a paid customer. Delivery cost me £3.36, and it took around three working days to arrive. I’ll be sure to feature the products in more in-depth reviews very soon!
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