Wantable Makeup Subscription Box Review – May 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.
Terre Mere Mineral Blush in Nectar – Value $54 (My Price $21.82)
Wow – I’ve never spent over $50 on a blush (and I don’t plan on starting to) so I’m glad I get to try this via Wantable. I wasn’t sure if the peachy color would work for my skintone, but it gives a subtle sunkissed look – similar to the Cargo Powder Blush in Cannes from the Birchbox Limited Edition Lovely Day Box.
Eddie Funkhouser UD Bronze & Sculpt Powder – Value $12.99 (My Price: $5.25)
This pressed powder is designed to be a highlighter, bronzer and blush in one. The formula isn’t nearly a pigmented as I expected, but at least the shimmer is very subtle.
Doucce Brown Pencil Filler in Light Brown – Value $22 (My Price: $8.89)
I wasn’t too impressed with this eyebrow pencil – it didn’t go on smoothly, and it took quite a few pencil strokes to get color. (I swatched it in the photo below – the color shown took about 10 pencil strokes to get).
Tarina Tarantino Gem Gloss in Cabochon – Value $10 (My Price: $4.04)
(Wantable listed the value as $10, but Beauty.com sells it for $19).
This lipgloss has almost no pigment, but tons of shine and some shimmer. Swatched below:
(A few readers had mentioned wanting to see swatches in makeup reviews, so I’m trying! Hand models and/or better beauty box reviewers needed! 🙂 )
Verdict: This box has a value of about $98.90, or a little over $100 if you count the $19 price for the lipgloss. I really like the lip gloss and blush, and I’ll use the Eddie Funkhouser pressed powder as a bronzer (that’s pretty much the only color I’m getting from it). The only miss for me is the eye brow liner, so I’m happy with this box.
What do you think of the Wantable Makeup box?