In partnership with Beauty Pie
I was probably first introduced to Beauty Pie via The Frugality readers, so many recommended it and I’ll admit, it is worth the hype. The first membership based beauty brand (founded by Marcia Kilgore) offering amazing skincare, fragrance, haircare, makeup (and more) direct to the consumer.
Home to iconic skincare and sell-out products (manufactured in the world’s best beauty labs), browsing the Beauty Pie website is almost like taking a tour of the Beauty Hall of Fame. And the brand have recently just announced BEAUTY PIE PLUS – a yearly membership (£59) with absolutely no monthly spending limits (previous memberships offered monthly shopping with spending limits that renewed every month). Basically, they realised that most people didn’t want a spending limit as there are too many great products to be had, so they sorted it!
All Beauty Pie products are cruelty-free. Yay.
Through a Beauty Pie membership you get access to high-tech skincare and luxury beauty without the middlemen and costly retailer mark-up on products, which means you can shop innovative products without the high pricetags – for instance, this ‘Love’ Eau De Parfum (my everyday go-to) costs just £20.88 for members but would usually cost £125 if bought at retail price.
Through this post I wanted to highlight my favourites items that I have been trying and using recently (some for a few years). All whilst showing you my everyday low maintenance makeup routine (talk about multitasking!).
Firstly the Super Healthy Hair Repair Treatment is a must (I even just bought it for my sister’s birthday!) costing £6.10 (typical price £34). I use the shampoo and conditioner as my default routine and then this Repair Treatment once a week to help strengthen my damaged hair from post partum and hair colouring. I usually do this in the evening once the kids are asleep and apply the Awesome Bronze Sun-Kissed Glow Self-Tanning Drops (£8.69) and the Super Healthy Skin Deluxe Moisture Body Creme (£15.11).
The first step to my morning routine are the Superdose Vitamin C oxygen boosting moisturizer (£12.54). If you are after an SPF then I can also recommend the Ultralight UVA/UVB SPF25 (they do SPF 50 as well but I have only tried this one!).
And then for my quick everyday makeup routine I like to keep it simple and can generally keep it to a 5-7 minute task (I don’t get much more than that with two kids these days!):
Everyday Great Skin Foundation (I wear 200 buttermilky warm undertone – £9.91). Buffered using the Seamless Foundation Buffing Brush (£6.42). This foundation feels so light on the skin and really lasts, all day – the perfect everyday coverage.
Superbrow Angled Shaping Pencil (I wear shade ‘Perfect Brown’ and LOVE it £7.09).
Supercheek Elastic Powder Blush in Fever Peach – I find a coral rather than a pink really lifts my complexion (£7.92) and works well with coral/orange lip colours which obviously I love.
I then add a quick flick of Deluxe Precision Liquid Eyeliner (£6.85) – super easy to use and has good staying power.
Followed by Massive Fan 360 Mascara (£6.83) which is light and not clumpy but really elongates the lashes, Shine Up Lip Colour Balm Stick in ‘Super Juicy’ (£4.72) which is a colour pop without being overpowering and Triple Beauty Perfect Glowy Powder (£9.06). This and the colour balm stick are items I would keep in my handbag all day – ideal for touch-ups throughout the day.
Basically, you get luxury beauty products without the luxury price tag and I love being part of the club. The no nonsense description of ingredients and pricing transparency makes it a wholly enjoyable shopping experience and with new product launches always being added to its already extensive roster of products (I’m sorry to say I’m already thinking about Christmas presents!), BEAUTY PIE PLUS is probably the most exciting membership around. Did I also mention they stock incredible candles…?
If you include the code THEFRUGALITYSENTME you will receive £10 off your membership when signing up!
This post was in collaboration with Beauty Pie, all images and wording my own.