Wantable Makeup Subscription Box Review – February 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
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)
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).
(FYI – I noticed that the description of my blue nail polish says it’s a “rich, oxblood, deep red shade,” so that’s obviously inaccurate.)
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.
Seta Kabuki Brush – retail: $18 (my price: $7.91)
This is a pretty nice brush. It has synthetic bristles but they’re soft and work well. I have a ton of brushes, but I don’t mind the back ups!
One Love Organics Brand New Day Microderma Scrub + Mask – retail: $39 (My Price $17.14)
I was so happy to see this in my box! This brand is great and organic, and this product is worth the cost of the box.
Eddie Funkhouser Chromographic Lip Color in Kiki – retail: $11.99 (my price: $5.27)
This lipstick is quite pretty! It’s a really nice pink shade. (swatch below)
Beauty For Real Illuminating Nail Polish in Light On Your Toes – retail: $9 (My Price: $3.96)
So, when they say “illuminating nail polish” they mean it literally. This polish’s cap has a little ridge on the side that’s actually a little bulb and a button on top so you can have a flashlight when painting your nails. Interesting idea but mine doesn’t work (I didn’t even know it was supposed to be there until I looked it up) and the shade isn’t one I’ll use.
Here’s the lipstick swatched on my wrist.
Bodyography EyeLiner Pencil in Black Magic – Retail: $13 (my price: $5.71)
I was surprised how much I like this eyeliner! I’m generally really picky. This goes on nicely and has lots of pigment. It’s pretty soft, too, so it goes on smoothly – just means you have to have a lighter hand when applying it, though.
Here’s the eyeliner swatched on my wrist.
Here’s my full face of makeup, showing the lipstick and the eyeliner! I actually really love this shade of lipstick.
And here’s a better look for seeing how the eyeliner looks. I’m happy with it!
Verdict: I’m surprisingly happy with everything in this month’s Wantable Makeup box! The total value comes out to $90.99, too, which is fantastic. I definitely found some new brands and products I’m glad to have.
What do you think about Wantable‘s makeup subscription box?