Sunday, October 13, 2013

Wantable Makeup Box Review

When I was offered the chance to review the Wantable Makeup Box I jumped at it because it's been on my list of boxes to try.  I'm so glad I said yes, because this box turned out to be one of the most well-curated ones I've ever tried, and I found that four out of the five brands featured are cruelty-free (I could not find a definitive answer for JAPONESQUE).

Wantable offers a variety of different boxes; currently their offerings include Makeup, Accessories, Intimates, and a limited edition Halloween box.  The Makeup box costs $36 a month, or $40 for a one-time purchase.  They promise 4 to 5 full-sized products that are hand-picked to match your needs and interests.  I didn't realize that Wantable subscriptions were based off of a user profile, but I was glad to learn that they are because I like having some sort of input on what types of products I'm going to receive.

The best part about filling out my Wantable profile is that I could choose which products I definitely did not want to receive (brows, eyeliner, highlighter, and bronzer), but would have the option to go back and change this if I ever changed my mind.

The first products in my box were by Lise Watier.  I received an Ombre Souffle Supreme eyeshadow in "Tartan Magique", along with a bonus sample of Sunrise Peach and Verte Enchante.  At first I was worried that the Tartan Magique shade would be too pigmented for me, but it comes off as a light, silvery-blue with buildable color.  When I first went to use it I was expecting a harder surface, but was surprised to see that it really is souffle-like in texture.

I was most excited to receive this Michael Marcus Nail Polish in "Paint the Town Red" for two reasons.  First, I love nail polish.  Second, the Michael Marcus brand is commonly found on Little Black Bag, but I hadn't chosen to try any of their polishes because I couldn't find a decent amount of reviews for it.  Turns out that their polishes have a fantastic formula!  This one was opaque in two coats and went on very smoothly.  I wish I had received a shade other than red, but at least now I know that other shades are well worth the purchase.

Another aspect of the Wantable Makeup Box that I liked was that I could opt to receive tools as well as cosmetics.  They sent me a JAPONESQUE Travel Smudger Brush, which is perfect for me because I don't currently have one (I know, I keep meaning to round out my brush collection, but I just haven't).  This stubby little brush is perfect for smudging.

The Cailyn Cosmetics Eye Primer was another perfect pick for me because I'm almost out of my current eyeshadow primer.  I was just about to buy a replacement, so I'm glad that I didn't!  This one glides on smoothly and kept my eyeshadow in place all day on my oily lids.  It's a good sized pot, so I think this will last me quite a while.

The final product I received in my box was the Manna Kadar Glossware in the shade "Lip Candy."  When I opened this up I was really happy with the shade because it looked like the perfect pink for my warm skin tones.  Upon application I wish it was just a bit less frosty, but it's still flattering and has a smooth texture.  It doesn't feel sticky, which is really important to me when it comes to lip glosses.

Bottom Line: I think this Wantable Makeup Box was perfectly suited for me, and I love their thorough user profile options.  The box is a bit pricier than some other options out there, but I think it's worth it because you receive all full-sized products instead of just samples and foil packets.  Plus, the total retail value of my box was $87.50, which is much more than the box's price tag!


  1. I love Michael Marcus polish! I received it through LBB, and I also was impressed with the formula. The bright colors are great for toes and very long lasting.

  2. Agreed! I've been very impressed by how long-lasting the polish is. I've been wearing it for the past four days without a topcoat and it only started to chip a little bit today.


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