Wantable Makeup Subscription Box Review – January 2016
Wantable is a monthly subscription service that has 3 different plans: Makeup, Accessories, and Intimates. (Plus a styling service for Fitness wear and 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.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (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. Here’s how my personal preferences are set up. Also, your stylist can send you notes or respond to comments you’ve added to your profile.
I included mine this month to show you because she mentions that she sent me a liquid primer. Well, she didn’t. I’m not mad about not getting it, and this discrepancy isn’t an issue enough to contact Wantable about, but I wanted to show you. In November, my stylist called me by the name of the town I live in. Small mistakes, but to be honest it makes me wonder just how carefully the stylists pay attention, you know?
Frankie Rose Cosmetics Defined Seduction Lip Liner in Bella Rose – Value: $18 (My Price $8.57)
I really like this lip liner! It isn’t smudge-proof, but it has great coverage and is a really pretty matte. (photo at end of article)
Liptini Straight Up Color Lipstick in Pink Champagne – value: $18 (My price: $8.57)
This is an alright lipstick. It’s a really pretty shade but it’s definitely glittery and shimmery, which I don’t prefer in my lipsticks. The shades of lipstick and the lip liner go together really well for layering.
Elizabeth Mott All-Over Shadow Brush – value: $10 (my price: $4.76)
This brush is in a lot of subscription boxes. It works, so I’m happy to have an extra.
Erin’s Faces Makeup Setting Spray – value: $25 (My Price: $11.90)
I really like the size of this setting spray, but the actual spray isn’t great. It’s not a fine mist at all and felt more like I was just spraying myself in the face with a normal squirt bottle.
Elizabeth Mott Pop! Goes the Shadow in Champagne – value: $13 (My Price: $6.19)
This champagne eye shadow is pretty, but it arrived broken, unfortunately.
It’s still pretty usable. I did contact Wantable customer service about it and they have a replacement already on the way.
Here’s a look with the eyeshadow (as my base color) and the lipstick.
And here’s what the lip liner looks like! I really like this color/finish from the liner!
Verdict: This was an alright Wantable Makeup box! I’ll use everything. The value of this box adds up to $84, which I’m happy with.
What do you think about Wantable’s makeup subscription box?