Wantable Makeup Subscription Box Review – November 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.
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.
‘Tini Beauty Eye Cordial in Dirty Martini – value: $18 (My Price: $8.57)
This ‘Tini Beauty Eye product is like a cream eyeshadow that you apply with a doefoot applicator (I used that to get a rough application and blended with my fingers). It’s a shade I’d never pick up for myself – I tend to stay away from greens. However I really like how this looks on my skin so maybe I’ll try out more in this color family! (Swatch below)
OFRA Eyeliner Brown – value: $13 (My Price: $6.19)
I’ve never really been impressed with the OFRA brand before. This eyeliner is okay. It works. I felt like it was really dry and hard, though, and I prefer my eyeliners to be more creamy.
Eddie Funkhouser Quattro Variable Mascara – value: $12.99 (My Price: $6.19)
This isn’t a bad mascara! I haven’t ever tried this brand before so I didn’t know what to expect. The brush isn’t fluffy; it has four rows of combs, is the best way I can describe it. I like my mascara brushes to be similar to this because I look for separation and definition with my mascaras. The main downside for me with this product is that it was very flaky when removing, even with a good eye makeup remover, and I found flakes of it still on different parts of my face when applying my makeup the next day.
Gleam Body Radiance Highlighter – value: $15 (My Price: $7.14)
This highlighter isn’t for me. It’s a very yellow/gold highlighter. I’m so pale that I really need white, cream, or very light pink highlighters for my skin tone. (swatch below)
Here’s a before and after application of the mascara. Also, the OFRA eyeliner is what I used in both of the photos, too.
Top: ‘Tini Beauty Eye Cordial in Dirty Martini, Bottom: Gleam Body Radiance Highlighter
29 Reserves Grape Seed Age Protection Lipstick, in Wine Critic – value: $25 (My Price: $11.91)
This lipstick is a pretty shade, and quite moisturizing. It’s not very opaque, though, so you can layer it for a more intense color or just swipe once for less.
Top: OFRA Brown Eyeliner, Bottom: 29 Reserves Lipstick (2 swipes)
Verdict: This was a pretty good Wantable Makeup box. I’m glad I got to try some new brands and colors/products I wouldn’t necessarily pick up myself. Also, when you leave a note in your feedback for the person who puts together your box, they can send a response on your info sheet. The girl who put together my box this month called me by the name of the town I live in! A simple mistake – I’m sure she just looked in the wrong place or saw my address and had that in her head when she wrote her response. Kind of funny, though. The value of this box adds up to $83.99, which is a value I’m happy with.
What do you think about Wantable’s makeup subscription box?