I ordered another round of products from Beauty Pie over the weekend and was surprised when they showed up a few days later.
This time I included a mix of skin care products and cosmetics.
The skin care products are yet to be proven, but on first glance they all seem nice. I ordered an eye cream, face serum and night moisturizer. The texture is light, almost gel-like. I couldn’t detect any scent. Application was smooth and they were not sticky. All are from their Super Retinol line. While there was a retinol set on the website (advertised as “Coming Soon” here), it is inexplicably more expensive to buy the set than the individual products. The set includes a clear bag to hold the products, so that may account for the price difference (about $34 to buy the individual products versus $41.12 for all of them). The set isn’t currently available and while it includes four products (not just the three I ordered), the fourth is a retinol hand cream that didn’t seem appealing. That made it easy to save a bit and just order what I liked and as a plus, those items were already in stock.
Here they are swatched on my arm:
Ok, a couple of things here. This is my right arm and I am right handed, hence the wavy lines with the gel eyeliners that were applied by my left hand. From top to bottom, the colors are Stargazer (metallic gray), Turkish coffee, Envy, Deep Blue Sea, Very Pretty Plum, Wild Violet (the shadow stick), and Naked Pink.
The gel eyeliner set is a huge bargain. The colors are creamy and even when applied by a non-dominant hand, they swatched with zero tug. I like all of the colors. Trixie picked Deep Blue Sea as her favorite.
The Wild Violet shadow stick is also quite pretty and manages to straddle the line between purple and copper. This is very appealing.
The Futurelipstick was also a winner. Not only is the color right up my alley, the texture is creamy and there is perhaps a very faint vanilla taste. I am definitely going to order more of these.
The prices stacked up as follows (listed as suggested retail/member cost):
- Gel eyeliner set: $35/$11.79
- Cream eyeshadow stick: $26/$2.88
- Lipstick: $25/$3.56
- Face serum: $100/$11.09
- Night renewal moisturizer: $95/$9.28
- Eye cream: $85/$7.17
All told, this was about $47 for the products (member cost here) and $8 for shipping, so for bought $55 I was able to get a lot.
Beauty Pie continues to win me over.