Friday, November 15, 2013

Wantable Subscription Box Review

Over the course of blogging I have read many posts and reviews on all types of different monthly subscriptions and beauty boxes that have emerged. There are so many out there that I found it a bit confusing and overwhelming. I also wasn't sure if some of those boxes would give me an adequate representation of a product if everything came in smaller sample sizes.

I was recently given the opportunity to try out my very first makeup subscription box with Wantable. What really caught my attention was the fact that Wantable offers full size products in each of their monthly boxes instead of sample sizes. They are also affiliated with some great companies to offer the hottest products hand- picked by their stylists to help keep you up to date with the season’s latest trends.

When the box is shipped Wantable sends an email which allows you track your shipment and follow its progress. I also thought shipping was quite fast so you don't have to stalk the mailman for very long.

Personalizing your boxes
The first thing I did when I got to the site was answer a few questions so that I could be matched with the right products. I like that they take your personal preferences into consideration and use your answers to help customize the products you receive in your box. This way you can help cut down your chances of getting stuck with products you may not use or like. They asked me questions relating to all categories of makeup such as lip products, eye products, skin products as well as questions about different textures, colors and finishes. It was all very comprehensive and quite fun.

When I opened the box it definitely seemed like they took most of my preferences into consideration. Lets review what I was sent. 

Lise Watier duo shadow and glitter
(in the color Pink Strass) retail value: $25

This product has a metallic cream eye shadow on the top with a chic little mirror and a glitter shadow at the bottom. The packaging is very nice and in the compact the shadow looks beautiful. When I tested this color on my skin it showed up extremely light and translucent. Very little of the pink pigment came through and it gave off a frosty matte sparkle finish that looked like a very faint highlight. I wasn't able to build up this color and it was very subtle when applied to the eyelids without the glitter. I guess with the wow factor of the glitter they were going for a more sheer look with the eye shadow. The texture however was quite smooth.
 The glitter in this duo is my favorite thing about this product. It is a lovely chunky pink glitter that catches the the light and looks beautiful. When applied over the cream shadow it looks pretty but you need to be careful and use a primer as I found that it was quite easy to wipe off without one. The good thing about this glitter is that it can be used with other eye shadows, and who doesn't like a little glitter during the holidays! Since I was in the market for some glitter I will definitely be using this shadow.

Michael Marcus eye shadow primer
Retail value: $24

 This primer by Michael Marcus is one that I had not previously tried and it provides a great base for eye shadow. I found that this primer really helped to smooth out the texture of the eyelids to prepare them for shadow application. It also helps to prolong my eye makeup and prevent creasing. It is excellent to use with cream based shadows. I use a shadow primer every time I apply eye makeup so this product is one I was happy to receive in the box.

You can see that this primer is a creamy beige color and looks similar to a concealer type of product but when you apply shadow over it the slight tint is not noticeable.

Reserves Moisturizing Lipstick 
(In the color Rose) Retail value $25
This was my favorite product in the box which surprised me. Usually I opt for bright bold colors but this lipstick is a gorgeous rusty pink shade with a shimmery soft, smooth satin finish. I love the gold flecks in this lipstick and I also like that it has SPF 20 and grape seed. It also contains anti-oxidants, eases the signs of aging and protects against free radicals and pollutants. The texture of this lipstick is fantastic and it doesn't dry out the lips.

Here is a swatch of the lipstick

Final thoughts
What I like about this box is that all the products seem to fit together well, the lipstick looks gorgeous with the sparkly shadow and the primer is essential for applying the glitter. I prefer to receive full size, good quality products rather than a few small samples and I thought this box delivered on that. The items were ideal for the holidays, and as Christmas and New Years Eve parties are coming up I think these products would be fitting. I like that the box included higher end brands and products in sizes that I could really use. I also like that some of the products in this box are not brands that I have tried before.

Wantable gives you the option of purchasing one box for $40 or an ongoing monthly subscription for $36. You can also cancel or pause your subscription at any time.

The box comes with a detailed description and information on each product and also lists the retail value. In this box I received $74 dollars worth of products plus one sample which I think is a good deal.

For more information on the Wantable makeup subscription box visit their website by clicking – HERE 

I think it is a great idea that this company caters to women's fashion and style with a variety of different subscriptions to choose from. 

Accessories box 
If makeup isn't your thing and you are more interested in accessorizing then Wantable also offers an accessories box,  for more information click - HERE
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Intimates box
Wantable also offer an intimates box for those who are interested in trying the latest undergarments, tights, shape wear, camis, socks and lounge wear. For more information on this box click - HERE 
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**Disclaimer: These products were provided to me for a sponsored review courtesy of Wantable. All opinions stated in this review are my own and based on my experience with the products. Results may vary based on individual use.**


  1. 36 bucks a month isn't bad at all if you getting full size products.

  2. That's cool that you're getting all full sized products and that they actually took the survey you completed into consideration...I feel like some of the boxes I've been subbed to in the past did NOT do this and I got sent lipstick that is supposed to be for someone who has a medium/dark complexion when I'm as pale as a ghost over here!

  3. I like that wantable has boxes with themes other than makeup! I would probably still want the makeup box of course, but I still like the idea.

  4. I received Lise Waiter products in my wantable box, too, and I loved the products so much, great quality!!
    Kallie, But First Coffee Blog

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    1. Yes I think so, I liked the box and the brands

  6. That glitter is so pretty, jealous! I wish I'd gotten the primer...I got a Michael Marcus pencil in one of my last boxes and it is one of the worst liners I've ever's like trying to use a colored pencil on my face! But the other items by him seem much nicer. I'd like to try something by Lise Watier, too!

    1. Oh that sucks, yeah the primer is definitely usable!

  7. This box looks like fun! I miss getting my beauty boxes.

  8. Interesting, I've never heard of this box yet. I recently started with Glossybox and I have to say it's the best box I've run across. I'll have to take a peek at Wantable.

    Barbara @

  9. Wantable boxes are amazing, I wish I could get my hands on them :( We have like two subscription boxes here and they are nothing like these amazing boxes I see abroad.

  10. I love the lipstick and eye duo - gorgeous! Awesome box :)


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