You can find subscriptions boxes on the internet for just about everything — dinners, dog toys, books, just to name a few categories. Throwing her hat into the beauty box industry, famed beauty entrepreneur, Marcia Kilgore gives makeup and skincare enthusiasts Beauty Pie.
Rather than dubbing itself as a subscription service, the UK-based company considers itself a buyers’ club for luxury makeup products at low prices.
Learn more about the benefits of this membership that prides itself on being environmentally and economically friendly.
What is Beauty Pie?
Beauty Pie is a makeup subscription service that launched in 2016 with makeup essentials sold at low prices instead of retail markups. Beauty tools and skincare products were added to the company’s collection soon afterward.
The products sold by Beauty Pie are fragrance and cruelty-free.
The company is also developing lightweight shipping packages that are recyclable to cut down on their carbon footprint. They keep their products ecologically conscious by eschewing packaging products in the typical ornate caps or false-bottom jars.
Founder Maria Kilgore is known for her successful beauty ventures, such as Soap & Glory, Bliss Spa and FitFlop. Now she brings you, the consumer, luxury cosmetics at factory prices with Beauty Pie, a membership-based retail website.
With many online subscription boxes, all of the subscribers get the same products each month. For example, people who get BarkBox subscriptions for their dog all got a Shakespearean-themed box with a white collar for their dogs to wear. The resulting photos on the internet were hilarious, but also highly impractical – what fits one dog might not fit another dog. To that end, what makeup works on one face might not work on all faces.
With a Beauty Pie membership, you receive a monthly allowance that is used to purchase the products of your choice at huge discounts. If you can’t find anything that you want during one month, the unused allowance can be used the next month. If you don’t want a membership, you can still buy the products, but at full retail price, not the membership price.
The amount of your spending allowance depends on the membership tier that you enroll in. The four membership levels are:
Mini-monthly – £5 a month for £50 spending allowance
Standard monthly – £10 a month for £100 spending allowance
Silver monthly – £20 a month for £200 spending allowance
V.I.PIE Annual – £99 a year for £100 spending allowance
Everyday Great Skin Foundation
The base of any makeup regimen is the foundation. Beauty Pie’s Everyday Great Skin foundation line has 15 available shades for all skin colors and types. The company searched through 79 submissions before landing on this lightweight foundation for healthy, luminous face.
The formula is infused with micro-pearls for soft, subtle and stunning coverage. Your foundation won’t look caked-on or uneven once you’ve tried this high-tech formula.
Other foundations can feel heavy or fade away throughout the day. Applying this foundation gives you flawless skin with a lightweight feel. More shades are being developed. Beauty Pie also sells samples with six different shades of foundation so you can find the one that matches your skin.
One Powder Wonder
One Powder Wonder is a pressed powder that gives you weightless coverage while blurring your skin blemishes. It’s especially useful in absorbing the excess oil that causes shiny skin. The ultra-fine formula prevents the powder from caking on while adding a subtle glow. The makeup is ‘uberlescent,’ meaning it is translucent and universal for all skin tones.
Plantastic Micropeeling Super Drops
The Plantastic Micropeeling Super drops contain fruit acids and the extract of black willow bark. The drops are a serum that help clean your skin of dead skin cells and other dirt and bacteria that can clog your pores. Clogged pores can lead to acne breakouts and make your skin look oily and dull.
The drops leave your pores tight and refined for a flawless, blemish-free face. To keep your skin looking bright, use the drops a few times a week for maintenance or daily if you have excessively oily skin. Purify your skin now by adding these micropeeling drops to your skincare routine.
Wondercolour LongWear Cream Shadow Stick
Wondercolour LongWear Cream Shadow Sticks come in 11 different shades from muted nudes to bright violets perfect for brilliant statement eyes. The eyeshadow crayons glide on for blendable, smudge-proof eye makeup.
Japanfusion Pure Transforming Cleanser
Japanfusion Pure Transforming Cleanser is a superlight cleansing balm that moisturizes just as effectively as it cleans. You’ll never go back to your humdrum cleanser after using this shape-shifting one! The texture of the cleanser changes from gel to oil to milk after mixing with water. The fragrance-free serum is rich in antioxidants to effortlessly clean your skin of makeup, oil and environmental pollutants, leaving your skin nourished and fresh-faced.
The cleanser can be used nightly as part of your skincare regimen for soft and supple skin.
Uber Volume Boost Mascara
The Uber Volume Boost Mascara will be your new go-to mascara for thick, gorgeous lashes. The mascara has a triple-action wand that adds volume and length to your eyelashes. Mascara is the cornerstone of any beauty routine and with this choice, you won’t have to spend big money to get bigger lashes. The mascara formula is infused with collagen tri-peptides to give you flexible, thick lashes.
Super Healthy Skin Daily Moisture
Your skin loses moisture throughout the day without you even noticing. That’s why a daily moisturizer is essential to your skin care. The Super Healthy Skin Daily Moisture is packed with soothing peptides and antioxidants found in plant extract.
The moisturizer glides on light but has a heavy dose of ingredients, including shea butter, to hydrate and replenish the skin. With this cheap-in-price-but-not-in-quality moisturizer in your skin care repertoire, you’ll have softer skin and more more money in your pocket.
Fruitizyme Five Minute Facial
The Fruitizyme Five Minute Facial is an at-home exfoliator that helps clean clogged pores. Clogged pores are often caused by an excessive amount of oil production on the skin. Our pores naturally excrete oil to keep the skin hydrated, but sometimes the oil over-produces, resulting in dull, oily skin.
This do-it-yourself facial peel contains glycolic and salicylic acids, pomegranate enzyme, bamboo and gentle quartz that help slough off dead skin cells and absorb excess oil. The mask is packed with antioxidants and plant stem cells to give you clean, fresh complexion.
Bitter Orange & Blackcurrant Luxury Scented Candle
After succeeding at makeup and skincare, Beauty Pie took a slight detour and waded into the scented candle niche. Bitter Orange & Blackcurrant is one of their delicious and comforting luxury scented candles. The candle has mixed layers of blackcurrant, clove and nutmeg intersected with citrus-scented lemon, grapefruit and orange essential oils. You can purchase the candles in bulk and give them to friends and family as holiday gifts.
Super Retinol Anti-Aging Serum
The Super Retinol Anti-Aging Serum is Swiss-formulated to correct fine lines, sun spots and other blemishes caused by aging. Retinol is an anti-aging miracle that increases collagen production and reverses or lessens the effect aging has on the skin. Super Retinol uses a microencapsulation technology to slowly release the anti-aging properties of the serum.
The anti-aging Super Retinol is rich in lactic and hyaluronic acids, which help exfoliate and hydrate the skin. Infused with a ceramide blend, the serum protects and repairs your skin while smoothing fine lines and reducing the appearance of sunspots.
Using the moisturizer in your beauty routine daily will help improve the skin’s elasticity to keep your skin looking young.
Beauty Pie works by scouring 20 of the leading makeup labs for the best formulations of all types of products, from makeup to moisturizers to scented candles. The products are then offered to members for up to five times the discount when compared to the retail price. Each product on their website offers a list of the ingredients and a breakdown of how they arrived at the member price. Beauty Pie believes in cost transparency so that members can see where they are saving money.
There are 5 membership tiers. Your monthly allocation depends on the type and price of your membership. To break it down from lowest to highest membership costs:
Mini-monthly – £5 per month for £5 allowance
Standard monthly – £10 per month for £10 allowance
Silver monthly – £20 per month for £20 allowance
Gold monthly – £30 per month for £30 allowance
V.I.PIE Annual – £99 per year for £100 allowance
If you find that your current Beauty Pie monthly allocation isn’t enough, you can upgrade at any time to a higher tier membership. Any unused allowances transfer from one month to the next. You can purchase Beauty Pie products without a membership. However, member prices are up to 85% lower than the retail price. With Beauty Pie, you get luxury products at discount cellar prices. Get your slice of the Pie today!