For those of you who regularly come back to see what I’ve been up to you might’ve seen my recent post about Beauty Pie. I went over what it is, how it works and why it’s totally amazing. Being a 3 month minimum membership I placed a second order with a completely different set of products and here’s what I thought.

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Bio-Infusion Breathable Primer £3.11

This is a perfect primer if you’re not a fan of silicone based primer – it’s highly hydrating so much so that you could almost use it as a moisturiser. I can’t tell how much longer my make-up lasts with the primer but I love using it. It has a delightful light, fresh scent which is quite sweet  although it’s not odourless it is paraben free. It’s definitely great quality for under £4 but I don’t know if I would pay the full £23 for it but I’ll update you on how much impact I think it has on the longevity of my makeup.

Pro-Glow™ Highlighter £5.46

This might just be the most beautiful beauty product I’ve ever owned. This really does seem like a high-end product for a fraction of the cost. This isn’t a highlight for the faint hearted – it’s a yellow rather than pink based highlight. It’s probably not something I would wear on an everyday basis but it’s definitely something I’d wear for night-time. The product is talc, paraben and fragrance free – it gives a huge glow but is still finely milled so it doesn’t make you like like you’ve dunked your face in a pot of glitter!

Matte Futurelipstick in Cowboy Nude £2.24

In case it wasn’t clear – I’m really not a lipstick wearer. I enjoy the occasional red liquid lipstick which means I don’t need to re-apply throughout the day/ evening but I really wanted to see what the ‘nude lipstick’ trend was all about and if I could pull it off. I have to say the texture of this lipstick is lovely – it’s so smooth and easy to apply. The colour I chose is a little darker than my natural colour but it’s not too far off meaning when it wears it doesn’t look totally awful.

The Ten Best Natural Eyeshadow Shades £6.94

This was one of the most anticipated products for me being a daily neutrals kind of girl. I don’t really like to buy eyeshadow products where I can only use a fraction of the shades either for day or night – I like my makeup to be versatile like my clothes. This palette was perfect for me – the mirror is huge which is perfect for using to do your makeup when you travel like I do. At first I was actually a little disappointed because I was hoping to see more matte shadows but after I tried some of the shimmer shades I was hugely surprised – they gave a sheen rather than being overly glittery. The colour goes on nice and easily and there’s a good variety between cooler brown shades and warmer tones.

So what’s my verdict?

I still love Beauty Pie – I find the quality of the products great, the mascara I bought last time has massively improved with time. I think the simple packaging is great, the colours are flattering to a huge range of skin tones. The only thing I would like to see more of is matte products – I would like to see more shimmer-free products based on the product testing I’ve seen on Marcia Kilgore’s instagram they are sticking with the shimmer theme. Next up on my testing list will be a cheek product (blusher/ bronzer) and possibly a concealer. I can’t wait to see what products are coming next!