Wantable Makeup Subscription Box Review – June 2017
Wantable Makeup is one of several different subscription boxes offered by Wantable, including Wantable Intimates Collection, Style Edit, Fitness Edit, and Men’s Fitness Edit. At the beginning of the subscription, you fill out a fairly in-depth questionnaire to customize what you will receive in your box. You can update these preferences at any time from your profile.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Wantable Makeup
The Cost: $40/first month, $36/month thereafter + free shipping
The Products: 4-5 premium, full-sized makeup and skincare products based on your preferences
Ships to: U.S. (free shipping), Canada, U.K., Australia (international shipping info)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each collection comes with an invoice with your price to keep each item and retail prices. If you keep all items, you get a $4 discount on your next box. If you decide to return an item, you are refunded the “Your Price” amount. You also get a note from your stylist with any extra info and a suggestion to go to Wantable’s Stream feature, where you can request items you would like to try.
Here’s what my stylist picked for me this month:
Beautisol Exscrub Me? – Cost to keep: $8.61 (Retail Value $17)
Beautisol is a company that sells products mainly geared toward self-tanning and this is one of their facial scrubs. Of course, you can use it even if you are not tanning and get great benefits. It has a nice consistency and is gritty enough to polish your skin but not be abrasive. You don’t need to apply much pressure – it does the work for you. It smells like tangerines and has some great citrus oils to help your skin feel refreshed. The downside is that it is formulated with polyethylene beads which are not good for the environment. I’m not sure why they didn’t go all natural (they included jojoba beads too) and make this a more responsible product.
GLOW for a cause Facial Nourishing Cream – Cost to keep: $19.25 (Retail Value $38)
If you have skin that loses lots of moisture during the day, this cream is worth a shot. Calendula is touted as a great ingredient for preventing skin from drying out. It is nice and rich but sinks in without leaving a sheen or tacky feeling. I have been using it as my last layer of my nightly skin routine and have been waking up with soft, glowing skin. I like that it is not heavily fragranced and has a light scent of orange. Jar packaging isn’t my favorite, but the product is worth it.
Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Meow Meow – Cost to keep: $5.57 (Retail Value $10.99)
The description of this lip gloss says it “provides a brilliant, color-rich, multidimensional finish” and I’m guessing that is probably true for any other color but this one. Meow Meow is a sheer gloss with a yellowish tint which wasn’t super flattering on its own. I have swatched it below to show what it looks like worn alone but from now on, I’ll wear it as a gloss over my matte colors to get a different look. It has a bit of shimmer and is moisturizing. The texture is a little thick but not sticky and there is only a hint of scent.
Eddie Funkhouser Micromineral Foundation Powder in Light Medium – Cost to keep: $6.58 (Retail Value $12.99)
I typically use mineral powder foundation as my everyday go-to so I was happy to see one in my box. I use my normal brush to apply it and layer several layers until I get the medium coverage that I like. The finish is natural and matte enough that I don’t need another powder or spray. My bronzer and blush apply nicely on top and it lasts throughout the day. I think the color is close to a match for me, but maybe a little too yellow. I’m pretty neutral on this one. I still like my other mineral powder foundations better so I’ll probably be sending this back to try again.
All of the items swatched from top to bottom: powder foundation, scrub, cream, lip gloss.
I used the GLOW cream to prep my skin for the powder foundation here and got a nice natural finish. I used the gloss alone here but would probably layer it over one of my matte colors more often.
Verdict: This month’s Wantable Makeup Collection was a nice introduction to this subscription for me. I like that I got items in the makeup and skincare categories to try. I’m sending some items back but the process is simple and I can give feedback to my stylist so they can have a better idea of what I’d want. The value of this box totals about $79 plus free shipping.
What do you think of the this month’s Wantable Makeup Collection?