Wantable Makeup Subscription Box Review – April 2015
Wantable is a monthly subscription service that has 3 different plans: Makeup, Accessories, and Intimates. (Plus a styling service for Fitness clothing similar to Stitch Fix in the try-then-buy model) It’s one of the pricier subscriptions ($40 a month), but everything they send is full size, and they fully customize the boxes based on your preferences. You also can return individual items from any box for a refund.
Wantable sent me this makeup box at no cost to review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Wantable Makeup Subscription
The Cost: $40 a month (keep everything, and get a $4 credit to your next box).
The Products: Makeup, nail polish and tools based on your profile settings.
Ships to: US, Canada (additional $6), UK (additional $7) and Australia (additional $10)
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Here is my invoice. In addition to the retail price of the item, they also include “your price,” which is how much you would get refunded if you wanted to return that item. (Wantable recently introduced individual item returns to their subscriptions. Previously, it was keep the entire box or send the entire box back for a refund).
You get to take a very detailed survey of what items you love, like and dislike. You won’t receive anything in your dislike list.
Previously I was very specific with this list, but I’ve found that I have better luck at high-value boxes when fewer things are on my dislike list.
I have received this eye shadow before thanks to the FabFitFun Winter Box, so I may end up swapping this one – a little goes a long way with this powder, so I don’t think I’d be using a spare for a very long time.
Mirabella Wildflower Eyeshadow in Pink Blossom – Value $28
First, bonus points to Mirabella for making me fall in love with a makeup product before even trying it – I love the pressed flower design! It’s not as pigmented as I was expecting, but I think I’ll end up using it as a shimmery blush. (I don’t have the right coloring for pink eye shadow anyway).
Frankie Rose Blush in Pink Ladies – Value $17
This is a very bold color in the pan, but one sweep of it gives a natural looking color – this one actually works well with my skin tone!
Sorme Lip Thick Plumping Lip Gloss in Bloom – Value $18
This lip gloss adds a good amount of shine and color – and it has a bubble gum flavor! (I didn’t notice any lip-plumping with this gloss, but I have yet to find a lip-plumping product that actually delivers on that promise).
Verdict: All the items in this box would have been keepers for me if I didn’t already have the yourMinerals eye shadow, so I’m happy with the item selection this month. For value, this box has a retail value of about $86. The value is good, especially since you can now return any item you don’t want – I like that they’ve removed the risk-factor of this box since it is one of the priciest makeup boxes.
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