Beauty Pie – Mineral Serum Foundation


Some of you may know (I might have mentioned it ONCE OR TWICE) that I’m on a ‘no buy’ this month. I’ve stayed (almost entirely – there was a sequin camo jacket not to be resisted on eBay) strong but am coming in to April with a beauty shopping list as long as my arm and top of that list? A Beauty Pie order.

I had already put together what I wanted when I was contacted by the PR and offered a box of goodies to try.. uhh, yes please! I’ll still be placing my own order because there are a few more products I want that weren’t included but I’ve been DYING to test out  this foundation so I felt the Gods of ‘no buy’ were smiling on me when that arrived.

Looking online, my first query is cost. It appears to be a different price for different shades – odd but the insinuated saving is a good one. They claim to have the same labs/ingredients as the luxury beauty brands ; which informs their ‘Typical Price’, in this case £30. You are then able to ‘access the discount’ with a £10 monthly membership to the site.

I 100% thought this was a gimmick/scam when I first heard of Beauty Pie and waited patiently for it to come out via twitter and then fade away like so many before.. but it didn’t. Review after review said it was an amazing concept with effective products and once I took away my spending power I ABSOLUTELY HAD TO SIGN UP!

This is really just a toe in the pool today, I’ll be back with a more comprehensive review on the service/the company but I couldn’t wait to add my own endorsement to this fan favourite. It’s just one of the best foundations I have ever tried. I have the shade 200/Buttermilky which is works for me but the formula is the blurring potion of dreams! Similar to Hello Happy (my current love) but with a little more coverage. Neither really sets on the skin and as such you can smudge/wipe it away if you’re a face toucher and it isn’t transfer proof but it’s exactly the kind of foundation that I love.

It looks like skin, it’s not so full coverage that it masks all imperfections but it gives enough blur to hide any visible pores/fine lines. It’s not a bullet proof, all day wear kind of animal but if you like something a little more natural, you should be able to get a full work day out of it, no problem.

Apparently it’s been compared to the Armani foundation in similar packaging, I haven’t tried that (too rich for my blood) but it definitely feels like a luxury product and if you sold it to me as such, I would have totally believed you!

Have you tried anything from Beauty Pie yet?



  1. 25 March, 2019 / 8:49 am

    This looks amazing on you!
    Beauty pie are well loved at the moment! Their retinol is supposed to be amazing!

    • missbudgetbeauty
      25 March, 2019 / 9:08 pm

      I’m going to have to do some research and get the best of the best for a video, I think

  2. 25 March, 2019 / 10:33 am

    Aaaaand I’m adding that to my next order 🙂

    I have a really weird relationship with Beauty Pie as I find some of their products really exciting, but there’s not enough on there for me to get excited every month, so at the moment I’m just letting the credit build-up each month so I can place a mega order when I’m ready. They’re about to release a massage tool that I’m holding on for! xx

    • missbudgetbeauty
      25 March, 2019 / 9:07 pm

      massage tool?! I’m literally contorting myself on the sofa to type this because my back hurts, haha. I will also be adding that to cart!

  3. Ashley
    25 March, 2019 / 1:31 pm

    Looks great. I’ve had a membership for a few months. Only item I would repurchase so far is their lip oil which I could not have done without over winter. My fav budget foundation is Loreal Glow Pro but I may try this from from Beauty Pie next.

    • missbudgetbeauty
      25 March, 2019 / 9:04 pm

      oh, really? I’d never have imagined that to be a stand out! Adding to my basket!!

  4. Laura
    25 March, 2019 / 5:02 pm

    Not yet but am planning to try out the concept soon. Foundation looks good!

    • missbudgetbeauty
      25 March, 2019 / 9:03 pm

      you wont be disappointed

  5. 25 March, 2019 / 5:42 pm

    This looks lovely on you, I love how it’s not cakey and looks flawless. I haven’t tried anything from the brand but will definitely be taking a look now xx

    • missbudgetbeauty
      25 March, 2019 / 9:01 pm

      it really is just soft focus perfection

  6. Emma
    25 March, 2019 / 8:00 pm

    Tried a fair few bits and nothing has disappointed. Currently obsessed with the entire QI collection, makes your skins feel so hydrated and plump, will definitely be ordering back ups. Putting the this foundation in my basket now.

    • missbudgetbeauty
      25 March, 2019 / 9:00 pm

      I’m testing a fake tan right now but as soon as that’s gone I can’t wait to try the masks/peels!

  7. Claire
    26 March, 2019 / 11:05 am

    Can I ask are you wearing powder in this photo? I want a foundation that doesn’t need powdering as I’m 41 with dry skin, and powder ages me another 20 yrs

    • missbudgetbeauty
      26 March, 2019 / 6:31 pm

      I’m not; HOWEVER, it definitely still needs blotting throughout the day! Have you tried a mattifying spray?

  8. Philippa
    27 March, 2019 / 10:32 am

    I’ve been a beauty pie member since before Christmas.
    I love they’re eye brow pencil – it just doesn’t last very long so I have to buy every month. The skincare is really lovely – especially the japanfusion stuff. The reason I joined was the eyeshadow sticks – these are ace – so easy to use. I also like their tinted moisturiser and powders. The only thing that’s failed me so far is the everyday foundation (I think it’s called) and also their bronzer range is a bit meh. Other than that – I love having a try of stuff at a lower price

  9. Maria
    29 March, 2019 / 8:42 am

    The make up is ok, esp the lip sticks and the mascara, but some of the skincare is outstanding

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