Wantable Makeup Subscription Box Review – March 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.
I used to get 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.
Au Naturale Creme Shadow in Larkspur – Value $20 (Cost to keep $9.39)
I love Au Naturale products, especially their creme shadows, so I was excited to see this in the box! The Larkspur color goes on a little more sheer than I was expecting, but that’s actually a good thing for me since the color in the pan is pretty bold!
Bodyography Pressed Complexion Powder in Honey Beige – Retail Value $27 (Cost to keep $12.77)
This powder is a match for my skin tone in summer, so it’s a good fit, but I’m wondering if the makeup is old since Bodyography shows a different packaging on their site. (I’m likely being over skeptical, but if I had paid for this box, I would likely return this item for that reason).
Frankie Rose Lip Gloss in Crushed Berries – Retail Value $16 (Cost to keep $7.51)
In the tube, this lipgloss looked like it might be a little too bold for me, but it just gives a natural looking amount of sheer color and shine. Stickiness wasn’t an issue either.
Lord & Berry Magic Brow Pencil in Wonderful – Retail Value $22 (Cost to keep $10.33)
This is my favorite discovery in the box. Looking at the pencil, I was worried the color would be too grey, but it is such a natural looking shade of brown that matches my brows perfectly. It also goes on relatively light, I don’t have to worry about accidently applying too much at once.
Verdict: With the exception of the pressed powder, this box is a win for me. The value is double the cost, and I really like that you can return individual items now.
What do you think of the Wantable Makeup subscription box?