Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Wantable Makeup Box - October 2013

I was sent an October makeup box by Wantable, and I was super excited about it! Wantable is a subscription service that is a little bit different. First, they have a few different types of boxes you can choose from - Makeup, which promises 4 to 5 premium/boutique brand items (all are full sized, though they sometimes include bonus samples), Accessories, which promises 3 to 4 trendy pieces, or Intimates, which promises 4 to 5 premium essentials. Each one is $36 if you subscribe, or you can buy a single box for a few dollars more.

The thing that makes Wantable so unique is their level of customization. Many subs have you fill out a profile, but Wantable is the only one I can think of that uses it completely. You can specify what types of items you want, and even the finish, format, or shade family. You can also specify what you hate, and you will never get those things!

I made my profile pretty simple, disliking only bronzer and brows, and liking most other things, with loved items being eyeliner (especially liquid and color) and tools.

Here's what I received!

Wantable ships very quickly, and their packaging is a cute simple box. I love that they use egg crate foam inside, it really cushions the makeup and protects it.

My box contained four full sized items and one bonus sample! When I saw a couple of the things in here, I was ecstatic!

This is a COLOREYEDEFINE pencil by Susan Posnick. I received the shade Sapphire/Ametrine. This is a double ended pencil with an angled liner on one side and an eyeshadow on the other. I love this! The liner is Sapphire, a pretty blue, and the shadow is Ametrine, a really pretty shimmery purple. These colors are right up my alley and this is one of my favorite items in the box...I can't wait to use it! This retails for $28.

This is Beauty for Real Miracle Mascara in Very Black! It's a longwearing formula that promises to be resistant to sweat, tears, and water, but still wash off easily. It also promises to strengthen and give length and thickness. Now, I love mascara and I have wanted to try this brand, but it will be a while before I get to try it because I am swimming in mascaras! I probably should have disliked them on my profile until I use up some of what I have, but I will enjoy this sooner or later! It retails for $23.

This is a Cheek Flash by Whip Hand in the shade Wanting. It's a very pigmented and shimmery loose blush. The shade is a pretty orangey shade that is different than anything I have! I have a couple of eyeshadows by this brand and love them, so I'm really excited to try this.

This is my favorite item in the box! A pink Kabuki brush by Cailyn. It is super soft sythetic and just adorable! I have a Bobbi Brown kabuki I have loved, but it is larger than this one (I find it too large for my needs sometimes) and honestly, not even close to being this soft. This brush is great and retails for $15.

Here are swatches of the liner (done with the angle sideways and then vertical) and the shadow on the top. The bottom is the blush. All super pretty colors.

And finally, a sample of Instant Skin Tightener and Line Filler by Skin, which promises to do exactly what the name states! I love skincare so I am happy to try this!

Overall, I am super thrilled with this box. It will all be used, the value is just amazing. If I had paid $36 for this box, I'd have been ridiculously happy, as it is an $82 value! I want to try out one of their accessory boxes next. I'm terrible at shopping for jewelry and accessories, but I love to wear them. I'm also curious to see how the profile works for that service, and if it is similar to the makeup one!

If you haven't tried Wantable yet, feel free to use my referral link to sign up. Have you gotten any boxes from them? If so, how did you like it?

Disclaimer: I received a box for free to review. I was not compensated for my review and all opinions are my own.

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