Notice: This entry was published 4 years ago and may no longer reflect my views today.
Tara was kind enough to cover half the cost of my first Wantable box, so thank you. She's truly an angel, you guys. Wantable allows you to pick which category you'd like to subscribe to, and they have a good range to choose from: makeup, accessories, intimates, fitness, and style. It certainly sounds like they try to cover everyone's interest. I chose makeup for my subscription. I thought it would give me a good chance to explore a little bit. I tend to stick to the same look because makeup isn't something I like to fuss too much about (that would be my hair), but I should try something new.
After choosing your category, you’re prompted to take a short quiz to gauge the kind of products you’d enjoy. For makeup, it asked me which tones I preferred, if I wanted timeless or trendy colors, what type of makeup I wanted to get (cream, powder, liquid), and so on. I wasn’t choosy. The only thing I flagged was cool makeup as they don’t match with my skin tone at all.
I submitted my quiz and received my box within the week. I didn’t have any shipping issues since I live in the US. I’ve heard of shipping hiccups for international customers though, so keep that in mind if you’re outside the States. It can take a few weeks up to a month to receive your items.
I forgot to take a picture of the box, but here’s what I received:
- Ofra Lipstick – 202
- Spellbound Nail Lacquer in Jinx
- Ferro Cosmetics Mineral Blush in Desert Rose
- Doucce Volumizer Mascara in Black
These items retail for a dear price individually, but as a Wantable bundle, they did come up much cheaper overall. Four items in a box isn’t bad at all.
I was most excited for the lipstick. Sadly, I was also most disappointed by it. It’s average drugstore quality. Application wasn’t anything special, and the staying power was lacking. The shade wasn’t terrible though. It looked like a true red from the tube, but it came on a little purplish on my lips.
I really liked the color of this polish. It laid on thick, however. That may or may not be a good thing depending on you, but I personally prefer thinner coats that I can build up on. It also chipped very easily, and the cap screwed on crookedly no matter what I did. I’m torn on this because I really liked the shade. It’s perfect for summer, but the overall quality wasn’t impressive.
I do have to disclaim that it’s not glittered. I added a coat of glitter polish on top.
This is a loose powder blush, and I liked this one a lot. It had a good bit of pigment, but not too much so you can control application without excessive effort. I don’t like to go overboard on blush, so Ferro was just right for me. I love the color too! Shimmery, warm and slightly peachy. I live for peach tones.
The mascara is my favorite out of the box! It made a huge difference in my lashes. They’re short and not very thick, and this mascara made them look so much better. I just love it.
Here’s the best picture I have wearing everything from my Wantable box. It’s from the same set of pictures as my previous post about going red to blonde. Check out my lashes yo! So long and thick. They don't hold a curl very well though, so that's the best I could do huhuhu. I love the shimmer on my cheeks too.
Strictly from a looks standpoint, I suppose the entire bundle wasn’t that bad. At the very least, it’s a whole face of light makeup. I’m 50/50 on my first Wantable box. I love the mascara and blush, disliked the lipstick and nail polish. But I’m willing to give them another chance. I hope I’ll love everything from the next box!
I do have to touch on the price. The first box is $40. You’re welcome to return any items you don’t want to keep, but if you do choose to keep everything, you get $4 in credit which will bring your next box down to $36. Of course, you get a refund from anything you return as well, so there are savings to be had by going either way. I’ll reserve my judgment on Wantable’s overall value until my next box arrives.
If you’d like to try Wantable yourself, I’d appreciate it if you use my referral link! As I mentioned, Wantable offers subscriptions for accessories, intimates, style, and more. There’s something for everyone, and wouldn’t it be fun to give yourself a little surprise? I know that’s what I’m getting out of subscription boxes so far. It’s like a surprise gift every month.