Wantable Makeup Subscription Box Review – September 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.
FYI: Wantable Collections will be ending Dec. 1st. You can find out more here.
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)
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Each collection comes with an invoice with your price for each items 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 may return an item for any reason.
Here’s what my stylist picked for me this month:
Appeal Cosmetics 18k Lustre Drops – Cost to keep: $13.47 (Retail Value $29)
I have gotten these drops in another box recently so I feel like they must be trending. 🙂 This is a tricky product to master because a little goes a very long way. Appeal Cosmetics suggests using it like a highlighter or mixing some into your foundation or moisturizer for an overall glow. I like the dropper packaging and that the formula is buildable from sheer glow to lens flare level highlight. These drops are also great for getting a little glow on your décolleté or legs for a night out.
Elizabeth Mott Color is Bae Lip Lacquer, Plumsicle – Cost to keep: $9.29 (Retail Value $20)
What a great color! I’ve been seeing berries and plums pop up everywhere now that fall is here and I’m not complaining. This is a bright plum, matte, liquid lip that is full coverage and intense. The formula is really thin and applies easily with the doe foot applicator. It takes several minutes to dry down in which I have to be careful to not smudge it. It remains tacky even when set and does transfer a bit. I don’t notice any dryness or cracking after wearing it for a while which is a plus. As with many liquid lip colors, it gets splotchy when it begins to wear off but I can easily add a layer on top without it becoming gunky.
Eddie Funkhouser Chromographic Eye Gloss, Afterglow – Cost to keep: $5.57 (Retail Value $11.99)
I have never used an eye gloss and I’m not sure this product has me sold on them. This product looks and behaves like a really thick lip gloss. When applied directly from the applicator, my lids felt heavy and sticky. Once I patted it in with my finger, it felt better but seemed to crease anytime I blinked. I can imagine that if I layered it over eye shadow (as the site suggests), I’d would end up with major creases, color everywhere, or worse, with my painstakingly applied winged eyeliner smudged. Gasp! It did redeem itself when I saw how nicely it highlighted under my browbone and inside the corners of my eyes. I don’t think this would last all day or even for a night out as an eye look, so I’ll probably just nd up using it as a dewy highlighter.
Three Custom Color Eye Pencil, Dark Brown – Cost to keep: $7.67 (Retail Value $16.50)
This is probably one of the most basic eye pencils I have used in a while. It’s water resistant, so it should be great for lining the waterline, and also smudgable, so good for smokey eye. After several passes, I got it to do what I wanted, but I won’t reach for it over my other favorites. Believe it or not, I actually found that it worked best for filling in my brows!
Here are swatches from top to bottom: lustre drops, lip lacquer, eye gloss, eye pencil. I also blended some of the lustre drops out on the left side.
Here is a look with all of the products from this month’s collection. I used the eye pencil not only to line my waterline, but also to fill in my brows. The eye gloss really shows up under my brow bone and in the corners of my eyes, not so much on my lid. The berry shade of lip lacquer is really nice and I like the satin finish. I sparingly mixed some of the lustre drops into my foundation to try for the overall glow look.
Verdict: This month’s Wantable Makeup Collection wasn’t my favorite. I felt like it wasn’t a very cohesive collection and that is was a little thrown together. While some of the products were new to me, I felt like they were more work to figure out than they were worth. The value of this collection is $77.49 with free shipping. That’s just over twice the cost of the box. Even though this subscription box will be ending December 1st (read about it here), I hope they finish out strong and put together an impressive box next month.
What do you think of the this month’s Wantable Makeup Collection? Are you going to miss this subscription?