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Wantable Makeup Subscription Box Review – May 2016

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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 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.

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The Subscription Box: Wantable Makeup

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.

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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.

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Doucce New York Lights Eyeshadow Palette – value: $35

I always like getting palettes in subscription boxes. Here’s the box and case… pictures of the shadows below.

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Here are the shadows. There’s a matte white and light grey, and a shimmer grey and black.

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And here are swatches for you! The pigmentation isn’t fantastic and they take some working with but at least that makes this smokey shade range kind of easy to wear (and a little harder to overdo).

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Joshik Nail Polish In Peachy – value: $12

This polish is a pretty shade. It’s called “Peachy” but it’s really a bright red with orange undertones than a peach color. I like that it’s 5-free, vegan, and cruelty-free. I think this will be a great color on my toes this summer!

Mineral Hygienics Natural Matte Lipstick in Diva – value: $18

The info card says this is their “gloss” lipstick, but it’s actually a matte shade. Also, the picture (which they got from MH’s site, to be fair) is pretty red-looking, which the lipstick really isn’t. However I really love this lipstick. It’s become my new go-to. Swatch below.

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Mirabella Eye Definer Eyeliner in Twig – value: $19

This liner is really nice – it went on really smoothly and has a bit of an almost-metallic sheen.

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Here’s a swatch of the eyeliner and the lipstick. See how the lipstick is more of a neutral shade?

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Here’s a look using the eyeshadow palette and the lipstick. I didn’t use the eyeliner because I didn’t want to mix the warm, brown, metallic eyeliner with the cool, shimmery greys of the shadows. I also feel like you can see it pretty well in the swatch above so I hope that’s enough. I also blended the shimmery black shade along my lash line to have a little extra lash love there.

See how this lipstick is a really pretty neutral? I love it. Perfect for my skin tone and easy to wear!

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And here’s a better look at the eyeshadow for you. I don’t think the colors are very pigmented but, as I stated earlier, I think that makes them less intimidating for beginners and makes them more daytime-friendly.

Verdict: I like my Wantable Makeup box this month quite a bit! The palette is okay but I’m in love with the lipstick, and I know I’ll definitely use the eyeliner. The total value comes out to $84, which I’m happy with for the price.

What do you think about Wantable’s makeup subscription box?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

4 Comments

  1. Haley has the best skin, always looks so clear and even toned. What foundation, bb creams or concealer do u use ?

  2. These makeup photos of the makeup actually on someone’s face are great! So helpful!! Please continue to keep them coming in the future, MSA Team :).

  3. I don’t know how this sub continues to do good business. At that price point you’re getting less value than you do in a lower or box each arm which are much cheaper. Just curious what everyone else thinks about that.

    • I dropped it after a couple months, my first test box was an awesome value. After that I was still getting brow products and mascara that I specifically didn’t ask for. I wanted foundations, bb creams, powders, blushes, I rarely got those. I did get a gorgeous lipstick once and an awesome blush palette.

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