In my mind, Beauty Pie is the only beauty subscription box that makes any sort of sense because you actually get to choose what you get.
Most subscription services work like a lucky dip, in which you end up paying a lot of money for something that you might like. Personally, I wouldn’t waste my money on them.
(Also, in terms of their CRUELTY FREE STATUS, they say: At BEAUTY PIE, we do not believe in or authorize animal testing for our products or the ingredients that go into our products. (This means we do not do animal testing, our suppliers do not do animal testing, nor do we pay people to do animal testing for us). Each of our product information files contains a declaration from the supplier that their products are not tested on animals, and that the ingredients comply with the European Ban on Animal Testing.)
Beauty Pie works like a membership club where you pay a monthly payment and then get to choose hundreds of products from their line at factory based prices. It’s been around for a few years now, so they have a tonne of things to choose from. You essentially get to access top lab produced product without typical retail markups.
However, if you’re the sort of person who doesn’t buy makeup and skincare that often this may not be for you. The marketing obviously conveys that you should only have to pay £2 for a mascara, but clearly the business model requires more economic input than that! The subscription means that you will be encouraged to buy more, of course. But this is ideal if you want to do a bulk buy of great products and saves a lot of money.
Here’s an example of how it works:
Plantastic Apricot Cleansing Balm
Typical Price: £50
Members Pay: £13.67
With a £5/month membership this is an example of what you have access to buy. So essentially (typical market price) £50 is going to cost £5 in membership, £100 = £10/month etc. This cleansing balm essentially costs £20.
I think this is so worth it. The quality of the product I have tried so far has been excellent, and I am the sort of person who would happily pay this amount per month. If you are the kind of person who spends plenty of money on beauty this is well worth it. So far I’ve paid for a 3 month membership, and saved up my allowance to do a big splurge and save on delivery costs. The lipsticks are great, the candles are probably the bets I’ve tried and the skincare is faultless too.
My advice would be to start with the mini membership, let the allowance add up and spend all the money in one big shop. You’ll save on delivery costs and it is such a treat to get all that product in one go !
I’m well considering getting the 12 month membership for £99. It’s £100/month spending limit and 2 months free. And I just know I’ll use up all that credit. Candles, lipstick, nail polish, makeup brushes ….
I will definitely be writing reviews for some of the products, and hugely impressed so far.
What do you think ?
Check out their website and have a look yourself; https://www.beautypie.com/
(More examples of how pricing works:)
Japan Fusion Range:
Pure Transforming Cleanser. £25/£6.49 Basically, £9
Hydra Prep Lotion £25/£7 Basically, £9.50
Deep Treatment Serum £75/£8.18 Basically, £15.60
Supreme Cream £100/£10 Basically, £20
Disclaimer: not sponsored, have paid for everything myself ! x