Getting a Slice of the Beauty Pie
So much of what we now do is governed by subscriptions. You subscribe to have your online shopping delivered next day, or to have the world on TV and film at your fingertips: so why should selecting your skincare be any different?
Beauty Pie was a concept I’d seen time and time again on my Instagram feeds, with the soft pink packaging and plain design, it drew me in with its subtle and unassuming style.
The idea is fairly simple:
At BEAUTY PIE we’re blowing the old beauty business wide open. We go straight to the labs that make the very best products for the other ‘big brands’, buy in large batches, and our members get to shop direct, from our warehouses, for a whole lot less. - https://www.beautypie.com/cost-transparency
So how do they do it?
By cutting out the middlemen, reigning in the product packaging and keeping their products off department store counters, Beauty Pie are able to slash RRPs and bring a better pricing structure direct to the customer.
When joining Beauty Pie there are two membership options, by signing up for a monthly membership you have the ability to purchase £200 worth – it’s £100 thereafter – for £10. This means that you spend your tenner and are then able to access the discounted product prices to the previously mentioned amounts.
Alternatively, you can spend £59 for a yearly membership and this gets you an annual limit of £1000.
Is the membership model worth the savings?
So bearing in mind that the Beauty Pie range is sourced from 59 different labs across the world – this means that time and effort has gone in to curating a product range that works for all skin types and appeals to all ages.
One of the products that drew me in initially was their Plantastic Cleansing Balm. Reviewed over 2.5K times and with an average rating of 4.7, it was clear that this was a cult favourite and one to try. The combination of cold-pressed rosehip seed oil, apricot butter and vitamin E melts makeup from skin and defeats even the most stubborn of mascaras.
According to Beauty Pie, this cleanser should retail at £50 but with your membership will cost you just £16.26; even taking into account your monthly £10 subscription you’re easily saving this a couple of times over.
Another product you could save big bucks on is their Supercheek powder blush. Given that their prices are driven by a range of products, the exact amount can vary, but to purchase in Rose Pink you should be spending £25 but instead will only be charged £8.10. This is another super highly-rated product that boasts blendability and a natural effect; so it’s clear to see why it’s so popular.
So, is Beauty Pie worth the investment?
I’m always picking up bits and pieces, so the idea of getting more for my money appeals to me. As I pay for my subscription monthly, this can be a little restrictive meaning that you can’t pick up everything you fancy. However, what I’ve been doing is saving my allowance to allow me to do a big, bulk order. This means that I don’t grudge using my allowance on trying a new candle, and can still try some new skincare.
Keep your eye out for some rapid reviews on the products I’ve had the chance to try out!