Naturally, after reviewing the skincare products I’ve used from Beautypie it makes sense to follow-up with my thoughts on the makeup products too…
I haven’t used as much of the makeup range as I have the skincare, but that definitely doesn’t mean I haven’t found some products that have earned their permanent place in my makeup
I’m not going to go into the detail around Beautypie as a company again, as it’ll literally be exactly what I covered in my previous post (see: My experience with Beautypie part 1: Skincare), but it’s fair to say that they have hold a good weighting in my cosmetics cupboard for a multitude of reasons!
So without further ado, onto the products I’ve tried and tested.
The products I have tried
Personally I’m a fan of full-coverage foundations, so I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one. I’m also dubious of ordering a foundation online as it’s really difficult to find your colour easily – even with comparison charts. I dropped BP an email and asked whether they would be able to send me some samples of the foundations in appropriate shades for my skin tone. I told them which shades I use in specific brands, and they sent out 3 small pots of foundation to try which was super helpful. I’m not sure if they’re still doing this now as you can order a set of foundation testers on the site (£6 or £5.44 for members) in sets for fair-medium/medium/deep tones, but it’s always worth a try to see if they can send you some samples free of charge!
This foundation has surprisingly decent coverage and is buildable, so it can be sheer enough for someone who doesn’t want that extra coverage. The price for my shade is £7.36 for 30ml, however the prices across all of the foundations range from £6.75 up to £9.99 (members prices). BP addressed the price disparity across the range in an email update from June, where they explained that the prices on the products are directly related to the prices paid to the factories when Beautypie make the bulk purchases. To take advantage of the lower prices, they need to order big batches. However at times where they had have to make smaller orders to restock particular products, the impact has been that those specific products/shades of foundation if this case have had a slight increase in their price and thus have a different price to other shades. Personally, I’m not too fussed as the prices are still amazing for what you get.
This is officially my go-to everyday foundation now. At that price why would it not be?! I do still like to use my MAC studio fix at times, but the Beautypie foundation is such incredible value that I feel stupid having anything else as my primary. It has a matte finish and doesn’t feel like a heavy product, regardless of the coverage. It does transfer a bit if you’re not careful, but setting the foundation does help and it lasts all day. It just makes my skin look the way I want it to, I guess that’s the best way I can explain it!
I apply the foundation using a Beautypie makeup sponge (BeautyBlender style), which I’ve bought a few sets of as they’re really good too and so affordable.
Unfortunately I don’t plan to repurchase this mascara as I found is a bit disappointing.
Perhaps I just wasn’t holding the wand properly, but I found it quite difficult to work with at times and ended up getting mascara around my eyes and not just on my lashes! I’m still using it to use it up but I have to be very careful holding the wand now. I also found that it transferred under my eyes throughout the day a lot more easily thank other mascaras I’ve tried. It sits around at the bottom of my makeup bag a lot while I’m slowly using it up.
It does do a reasonable job of enhancing my lashes once I’ve got it to apply properly, but it’s not overwhelming. I also found it can go clumpier than I would like – yet another reason I wouldn’t recommend it. Other people may get on with it better than I did, and it’s by no means a bad mascara or even the worst I’ve tried, but it’s not a product I’ll go for again. Let me know if you’ve tried it and had a different experience!
I fell in love with this the first time I used it and never looked back. What else can I say other than this is a KILLER product?!
I would say this is a pretty decent dupe for the ABH Brow Whiz; it’s really pigmented, you can do lighter/harder strokes for different strengths of the product and it lasts really, really well. You can create little ‘hairs’ with lighter strokes which can be pretty convincing! There’s also a little spoolie at the other end to really get the desired shape and effect of the look you’re going for. I would say it lasts at least a couple of months (unless you love a really bold brow, so at £5.44 it’s a steal, and I may or may not always have at least 2 in back-up at all times…
Following the foundation, this is the second BP makeup product that holds a high ranking in my makeup bag and is a staple. I use the shade Hot Coffee on a daily basis.
I’ll say it straight: this is a good bronzer. It’s not particularly special, but it does the job.
I opted for the shade: Goldielux, described by BP as: “subtle bronzing for lighter skin tones“, but I feel it’s that it’s veering towards being a little bit too dark for my skin tone and easily goes patchy if not applied carefully so not much is needed. It’s particularly good for the summer when you want that extra-tanned look but for me there are days where it can otherwise just feel that little bit too much.
Don’t let that take away from the fact that it’s effective though, and a product that I would recommend buying if you were looking to try out a new bronzer without breaking the bank. When it’s on it lasts and does exactly what you want it to do. It’s easy to apply and picks up well on the brush due to the fine pressed powder, so it’s pretty great for £8.76 members price. Plus, it comes with a little mirror which is always useful!
It would be good if Beautypie were able to offer more shades, but it’s understandable that they can’t offer loads of varieties of every product.
I bought these in 2019 in the shades: Knockout Punch (A Pinky Brown) as a satin lipstick, and Shade : Cowboy Nude (A Brown Nude) as a matte lipstick. I’m not sure whether Knockout Punch is still available as I couldn’t see it on the site, but Cowboy Nude still is.
I actually ordered Knockout Punch first and I was so impressed with it that I bought a second one the next month. These are really lightweight, pigmented lipsticks that don’t dry your lips out – even the matte one. There’s a great variety of shades for each type, and I adore the colours of these ones.
Admittedly I don’t wear them enough but since rediscovering them recently (mainly to test them out for this post) I’ve been wearing them a lot more! The application is really easy and doesn’t drag your lips, and the lipstick lasts really well – only needing a top-up every now and then. My lips still feel soft and happy after using these – a feeling I don’t often get with lipsticks (especially mattes!).
At £4/£5-ish each these are so worth trying out. Beautypie also have a great range of lip liners…
I got these in the shades Damzel and Reckless Red, which are both good shades for pairing with other lipsticks (of course the red will only really pair with red shades).
These are really easy to use and just glide on, making applying lipstick fast and easy. Both of these last really well, and the formulation I find to be really comfortable and pleasant to wear. It’s quite a creamy consistency and not irritating on the lips. I also think the shades are really pretty, and there’s a good variety to choose from! The members price for all of the lip liners is under £4 – incredible value in my opinion. I plan to get more of these (and the lipsticks, of course) because of the amazing quality and value.
It’s really easy to sharpen these as well, which is always a bonus. IT’s so frustrating when you sharpen something and it breaks or just doesn’t seem to want to be sharpened!
I’ve also used the SHAPE & SMUDGE EYESHADOW BRUSH which comes in handy, but it’s not one I would reach for super often. I find it good for applying shadows along the lower lash line as it picks up the colour really well and makes the shadow easy to apply.
That concludes my Beautypie review for now until I get some new bits to try. I hope you enjoyed it and thanks for visiting!