Wantable Review – Makeup Subscription Box – July 2013
I decided it was time to sign up for a Wantable makeup box subscription. If you aren’t familiar with Wantable, they offer two different subscription options: one for beauty and makeup, and one for jewelry items. (I still haven’t tried the jewelry box – if you recommend it let me know!)
While Wantable is on the pricier side of beauty subscription boxes ($36 a month), I decided to subscribe for two reasons: 1) Everything they send is full-sized or deluxe-sized; 2) You can really customize your subscription to let them know what items you want and what items you never want to see in your box. Since you’re paying more for this subscription, I like that they let you make sure you’re getting items you want!
The Box: Wantable Makeup Subscription
The Cost: $36 a month (one time only purchase available for $40)
The Products: Makeup products based on your profile settings.
Ships to: US, Canada (additional $5) and Australia (additional $9)
Frownies Eye Gels – Deluxe Sample- Value $10
I tried these Frownies Eye Gels before thanks to the December Birchbox, and I didn’t notice much of a difference in my under-eye area. I’ll probably pass these along to a friend. (FYI – these were a bonus item in the box not based on my beauty profile).
This eyeliner/eyeshadow pen is pretty slick. I love the Moonstone eyeshadow shade, and the application couldn’t be easier. (I always seem to prefer eye shadow sticks over palettes). The built in eyeliner definitely makes this a good grab-and-go item for a travel bag too!
Brazen Organic Mineral Brow Powder in Brigette – Value $18
Three Custom Color Simply Beautiful Cheek Tint – Value $22.50
I’ve received a few brazen cosmetic samples in other subscription boxes – and while I love that this brand is organic, the sample sizes are difficult to open without getting powder everywhere, so I was thrilled to see a full sized Brazen product in this box! When I was filling out my Wantable beauty profile, I realized I didn’t have many brow products, so I requested to get some – and now I have brow powder!
Color Club Nail Polish in Antiquated – Value $8
Cailyn False Eye Lashes – Value $10
These two items are perfect for me. I think I’ve said this before, but Color Club has the best nail polish formula in my opinion! I also discovered Cailyn Cosmetics through subscription boxes and LOVE this brand. (Their makeup is all natural and mineral based.) I now have their eyeliner in 3 shades and I want to buy more! False eyelashes have always been something I’ve wanted to try – I love the effect and I have quite a few now ready to use thanks to subscription boxes. If I had a Beauty Bucket List – I think trying false eyelashes would be at the top of the list! If you recommend false eyelashes and have any application tips let me know!
Verdict: I paid $36 for this box and received $94 worth of product – I’m definitely impressed with the value of this box! I actually think I”ll go back to my beauty profile and customize it even more! (This month I only let them know I didn’t want any lipstick). What did you get in your July Wantable Box? Have you been happy with the selections based on your profile?