11/15/2013 / 4 Comments
Wantable Makeup Box
Wantable is a subscription box that is a little bit different. Instead of getting a bunch of sample-sized products to try out, you actually get FULL SIZE products. Granted, at $36-$40 it is a bit more expensive than most subscription boxes, but again, you get a lot more product.
Another cool thing about Wantable is that you can order one box at a time, rather than having to subscribe for a couple of months. So let's say you just want to treat yourself, but aren't sure what to get. Just pop onto the website and choose a box!
You can choose from a beauty box, an accessories box, an intimates box (this is brand new to me!) or one of their limited edition holiday boxes.
How it works:
Just choose the kind of box you want and then choose from a bunch of options relating to your personal taste. You can choose to skip the questions (there are a LOT) but obviously, you get a much more customized box if you answer more questions. Then you just set up an account, pay and you're done!
Would you like to see what was in my Wantable box last month?
|Wantable Makeup Box Contents|
|Cailyn Pink Kabuki Brush|
Pleasant lipstick by Face Stockholm, $22, is described as a 'shimmer marigold'. I'll admit that it probably isn't a color that I would have picked for myself, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be when I applied it. The texture is really nice, it's not so glossy that it totally disappears in five minutes, but it's still pretty hydrating.
|Glam Girl Tweezers by Kikkerland|
|Michael Marcus Nail Polish - Paint the Town Red|
This nail polish is from celebrity makeup artist Michael Marcus' retails for $15 and is free from toulene, formaldehyde, and DBP. I am crazy about the color! It's like a bright red that leans a little bit pink. The polish texture on the thinner side, so you may want to use 3 coats. I was OK with two coats, but I think it would have looked better if I added an extra one.
|Susan Posnick ColorEyeDefine Duo - Amethyst/Opal|
This Susan Posnick ColorEyeDefine duo costs $26 and has an eyeliner on one side and shadow on the other. I was really impressed by how soft and smooth the liner was, it's great for smudging. The shadow is really pretty, and it goes on a little sheer, so it's great for wearing during the day or building up for more night-time intensity.
|Lise Watier Ombre Souffle Supreme Sample|
And just thrown in for good measure, these Lise Watier Ombre Souffle Supreme samples. I got two shadows, Sunrise Peach and Vert Enchante. I haven't used these yet, I really like the green shade and would like to save it for when I actually want to wear it out!
Total Value of Products: $82
Total Cost of Box: $36 if you subscribe, $40 if you go for a one-time purchase
Saving: $46 - $42
Not too shabby! The bad news is that they currently only ship to the US, Canada and Australia. So if you live outside these countries you will probably have to use a forwarding company. I used Aramex Shop and Ship and received my box within 5 days!
Have you ordered a Wantable box? What are your favorite subscription boxes?
*PR samples. For more information, please read my disclaimer.