Beauty Pie II

 
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Hey guys! Hope you're doing well on this fine Friday.

Today I'm bringing you a review of my latest haul at Beauty Pie. I don't know how it's been 5 months since my last Beauty Pie purchase. Seriously, insane.

As I said in the previous post, Beauty Pie is a membership program where you pay $10 a month in exchange for $100 worth of high quality makeup at factory prices. Basically, if a beauty product costs you $50 at say, Sephora, you'll be getting the same quality product for a fraction of the cost - albeit in a much less luxurious packaging. As I work in the beauty industry, I can tell you that most of the cost of manufacturing a beauty product is in the packaging alone. So a lot of the time, you're paying for a pretty package and not so much of what's really inside.

Today, I'll be showing you a couple Beauty Pie makeup products and my first impressions/review of them after using them for over a month. The things I purchased are:

THE TEN BEST BEAUTIFUL MATTE EYESHADOW SHADES - $10.54

SUPER TRANSLUCENT SETTING POWDER IN BANANE - $8.39

WONDERGLOSS LIP OIL - $5.65

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First things first: 

THE TEN BEST BEAUTIFUL MATTE EYESHADOW SHADES - $10.54

Honestly, I think the simplicity, shades, and design of this palette is so simple yet beautifully effective. I love the more neutral/cooler toned nudes as more warm-toned nudes make my eyes look like I have a disease. So shade-wise, it works perfectly on my skintone (light/medium neutral).

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As far as texture and color payoff, it sort of lacks in this area. While the shades may look really vibrant swatched on my arm, it took a few swipes for me to get to that level of opacity, especially for the lighter shades. The highlight and sculpt shades felt more chalky than the rest, and overall - slightly chalky. I do have to say though, the texture of these eyeshadows felt quite finely milled. While applying onto my lids, it felt even more chalky and I'll be completely honest - these shades are quite difficult to blend. Not sure if I should be using a specific primer but it took quite a bit for me to really blend these colors in. At times, I felt like they were never going to blend perfectly. Frustrating. If I were to benchmark this against the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette, I'd say this is definitely more chalky and less blendable than the UD Naked palette. I say if you want a matte palette, check out Urban Decay or Tarte matte palettes. 

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Next up: 

SUPER TRANSLUCENT SETTING POWDER IN BANANE - $8.39

If you've ever tried the Ben Nye Banana Powder, I think you'd like this one. It's kind of like the next generation of "banana-yellow" powders that were a huge craze back in the day when highlighting and baking was still a thing. This setting powder is so finely milled and so lightweight on the skin - I'm a huge fan. While it's not completely transparent, it works really well for people with more red/pink undertones as it really helps with neutralizing your skin tone. As I already have quite a neutral undertone, this really just ends up perfecting my skin after I've applied foundation. I do like the netting over the powder, as it helps with controlling the dust. Packaging-wise, it's simple but super functional. I love this stuff & as it is only $8.39, it's definitely worth giving it a shot! 

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And finally:

WONDERGLOSS LIP OIL - $5.65

When I saw this on Beauty Pie's Instagram, I knew I HAD to try it. I'm a big fan of lip products in general, and the word "oil" in the name just jumped at me. Originally, I had expected a more moisturizing & nourishing lip product - but as I applied it onto my lips, I realized (to my dismay) that it's pretty much a glorified lip gloss and nothing more. It's a shame because even the color of the oil looked perfect for my skin tone, and that didn't even show up very well on my lips. If I were to review this as a lip oil, I'm kind of bleh about it. If I were to review this as a lip gloss, I'd say that it feels super smooth on the lips and not very sticky or tacky. But overall, this product was not as moisturizing as I had hoped and color payoff was quite sheer. While it's not a terrible product by any means, I'm just disappointed that it ended up being a straight up lip gloss. Would I recommend this? For $5.65, I think it's worth giving it a shot if you're into gloss!

See the results below!

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This is the final look using the eyeshadow palette, loose setting powder, and lip oil. What do you all think?

Til next time, xoxo :)