I am really, really excited about today’s post as it’s such a cool concept and something I think you guys will truly LOVE. Like really love.
Beauty Pie… how to even explain it! In a word, it’s a members only club for beauty lovers; allowing you to buy luxurious beauty products at cost. I am on the $10 a month plan, and so for that I get $100 to spend a month at the typical price.
Beauty Pie was started by Marcia Kilgore (you may remember her as the founder of Bliss and then Soap & Glory). Over the course of her impressive career she developed relationships with all the really big beauty factories and labs. She had the (brilliant!) idea to start a members only club where customers pay a small monthly fee (between $10-$30/month depending on how much you want to be able to buy) and then can purchase luxury beauty products at cost. They make their money from membership dues and because they’re direct to consumer and don’t do any big celebrity marketing, they can sell the product at the actual true cost. So you’re not paying for middlemen or retailer markup, stores, fancy marketing, etc etc. Just product costs. I’ve talked about this before but the markup in the beauty industry is pretty huge…. like, 90% when all is said and done.
Beauty Pie is completely transparent in their pricing – each product page shows the typical price as well as the cost for members. There are three membership tiers (and an annual pass), depending on how much product you use. I’m going to talk about some of my favorite products, but if you sign up using my code GRACESENTME, you will get an extra $50 allowance in your first month!
I have so much to say here! Over the past few months I have tried SO many Beauty Pie products (I love them all; there’s nothing I wouldn’t recommend!) but today I want to talk about my absolute favorites.
The Über Youth™ Hyaluronic Sheet Masks are one of my new favorite sheet masks. The pack of five masks would typically retail for $70, but members pay $22.62. The masks are packed with anti-aging ingredients as well as hyaluronic acid and hydrolyzed collagen to instantly plump up skin. I love these when I am tired or before a big event.
All of the Super Retinol products are AMAZING, but my favorites are the retinol night cream (I like it just as much as my usual go-to department store retinol), which also contains Vitamin C! This one would usually retail for $95 but members pay only $11.23. I like this one a lot because it doesn’t dry your skin out. Besides all the important anti aging ingredients (retinol, vitamins E and C, ferulic and hyaluronic acid), it also has shea butter to nourish. When I do this I will just pop on a little bit of face oil on afterward and I wake up with smooth, glowing skin.
Along those lines, is it weird to admit that the Super Retinol hand cream is actually my favorite Beauty Product of all? I am super self conscious about my hands (they get so dry and look old!). I use this every day and have noticed a huge difference. HUGE. This one would usually go for $50 but members pay only $7.48.
A few more awesome products:
Plantastic™ Apricot Butter Cleansing Balm // usually retails for $65; members pay $12.35. You know I LOVE a cleansing balm and this is a good one… made from cold-pressed rosehip seed oil, apricot butter, and vitamin E. Gets all your makeup off while leaving it nice and hydrated.
Superactive Capsules Hyaluronic Acid & Biopeptide Microspheres Serum // typical price would be $65; members pay $11.65. These are amazing (I am BIG into hyaluronic acid for plumping up my skin). This isn’t how you are supposed to use them but I actually really like them before makeup because of how much they plump, smooth, and hydrate the skin. So I actually use these after moisturizer and before primer/foundation. They make a noticeable difference, instantly smoothing out rough texture and filling in fine lines.
Wondergloss Lip Oil Trio // usually would retail for $50; member price is $8.66. These lip oils (made in Italy!) are supremely hydrating and glossy. I like that they deliver tons of shine (and just a sheer wash of color) but are still really hydrating.
Blending Sponges // usually would retail for $20; member price is $4.09. I was going through my makeup sponges wayyyyy too quickly (I use them to blend everything, from eyeshadow to foundation and concealer and highlighter, to blush and bronzer) and it’s annoying how expensive they can be. Four dollars is much more palatable!
Lips Makeup Bags (Small and Large) // these are a limited edition so grab them quickly! I’m a sucker for anything with modern art or lips, so these immediately appealed to me. They’re a collaboration between Beauty Pie and NYC graphic designer Laurie Rosenwald.
Lastly: we have to talk about is the candles. Holy MOLY. The candles are amazing and they’re made in the same factory in Grasse, France, as other premium brands known to make the same scents. They’d usually retail for around $50, but members pay around $15 (depending upon the scent). My personal favorite is the Tuberose candle, followed by Clean House. Both smell exactly as you’d expect them to.
I am always burning a candle and love these. They smell so good and the quality + packaging is very nice too.
It’s really all about the Super Retinol hand cream though. Seriously; this stuff is MAJOR. Such a game changer.