Beauty Pie

Marcia Kilgore is the brainchild behind Beauty Pie. If that name sounds familiar, think Bliss Spas. This lady has always been a go-getter, and several years ago she came up with a novel idea.

Ms. Kilgore spoke of her revelation as she was leaving a lab with armfuls of product that she was taking home for free to try. She thought of how much those same products would be marked up before hitting retail shelves. There would be few who would be able to get their hands on what she thought were some fantastic products.

Shen began thinking – What if there was a beauty buyer’s club for luxury products from the world’s leading labs? Charging a fee for access to member prices, allowing members to purchase directly from the labs that make the products. No middle-men, no mark-ups. Operating income would come from memberships.

She has done just that, and I for one am so glad! Membership to Beauty Pie is open to everyone. The members of Beauty Pie have the same collective buying power as the big brands. Even though the headquarters are in London, members can get products shipped to the mainland US for a nominal fee ($8.27 per order, no matter the size!).

I’ve been a member pretty much since the beginning. You can either pay $99 a year or $10 a month for membership which allows members to buy $100 worth of products a month (based on the products regular retail price value).

For instance, let’s look at a member buying the lipstick featured at the top of the post. The regular retail price value is $25, so a brand new member could purchase four of them (4 x $25 = $100) but would only pay $2.46 x 4 = $9.84 plus shipping at $8.27, and any taxes due. Do you get it?

They could do this each month with any combination of products, or they could allow their monthly allowance to roll over so that when they order they only pay one shipping fee and have a much larger allowance to work with. This is what I do. When I do order, it’s so fun, and when the order arrives it’s like Christmas!

Speaking of Christmas, or any holiday or birthday. A Beauty Pie membership would make the best present. It would enable your loved one (or you) to receive $1200 worth of luxury beauty and skincare yearly at incredibly low prices (less than the drugstore!).

In case you’re wondering why there is a spending limit imposed on members, according to the Beauty Pie website monthly shopping limits have been calculated and limited based on what will make Beauty Pie viable. Your unspent monthly allowance rolls over to the next month as long as your membership is still active. If you cancel your membership, you forfeit any unused shopping limit.

Over the last couple of years, since I’ve been a member, I’ve received several large orders. At this point, the product range has grown large enough that I can order exactly the kinds of makeup and skincare that I want. Personally, I prefer skincare without fragrance, and I like cream makeup products as opposed to powder. I’m able to buy just what I need without making any compromises to save money.

I highly recommend Beauty Pie. I realize membership sounds a little confusing; however, I will say the learning curve is short!

Enjoy!

 

 

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Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge

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As we age, powdered anything seems to accentuate our lines, pores, and just give a general aged appearance.

One thing I have done in the last few years to avoid this is switching my favorite powder products, like eyeshadow and blush to cream formulas.

The only problem with cream formulas is that they tend to fade as the day goes on. Sometimes they even apply so sheerly that you can’t really see any payoff for your application. Continue reading “Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge”

Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner

I love the Smashbox Always Sharp eyeliners! A common problem with middle-aged women is hooded eyes. Because of that, there is simply less space on your eyelid to apply eyeliner.

I have learned over the years (and with the help of some YouTube beauty bloggers) to tightline. Tightlining is lining your eyes on the underside of your eyelashes right at the lash line.

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HOOLA Bronzers by Benefit Cosmetics

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During the summer months, I always like to wear less makeup. It’s hot, so applying any makeup feels like a chore, right? Although I still want to look put together, and I like for my complexion to look healthy.

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Scentbird

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Scentbird is a monthly designer fragrance subscription service. They carry almost every imaginable fragrance, 450+ perfumes and 100+ colognes for women and men! Scents are available in sleek, travel-sized atomizers, 8 ml or .27 ounces, designed to last 30 days or 120 sprays. Members receive free shipping and handling and are permitted to cancel their subscription at any time.

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Butter London Sheer Wisdom Serum Eyeshadow

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Over the last several years eyeshadow pallets have been coming out in droves, both at the drugstore and department stores. I have purchased several of them, but to be honest I haven’t been too happy with the results. As we age, our eyelids tend to get crepey, which makes it very difficult to wear powder eyeshadow.

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A New Facial Sunscreen Love!

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Sunscreen is an item that I place a high value on. Not only does it protect against skin cancer but it also, along with retinol, is a fantastic anti-ager. Sun damage wrecks havoc on our skin causing dark spots, wrinkles, and my personal favorite – sagging skin!

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Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara

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Clinique has some great mascaras and at very fair price points. For a long time, I used their Lash Power mascara. It’s a mascara that wraps tiny tubes around your lashes. It ‘s not difficult to remove, but I would say very different than other mascaras. You splash water on your lashes and gently rub the tubes off with your fingertips.

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bareMinerals

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I have been wearing makeup since I was a young woman. The problem was after taking the time to apply it I was never truly happy with the way I looked. I think part of this was due to not using the proper tools and partly the result of using products that were so difficult to work with.

About 15 years ago, I was introduced to mineral makeup by bareMinerals. This discovery changed everything! The application was easy; I felt I had nothing on my face and most importantly the result was that I looked better in makeup than I ever had.

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Dorco Women’s Shai Soft Touch 3+3 Razor

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Dorco is a South Korean Beauty Brand. You can purchase them through their US website. Their women’s razors are comparable to US versions like Gillette or Schick but at substantial cost savings. This wouldn’t matter if they sold an inferior product.

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