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.
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.
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!
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.
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!