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Wantable Makeup Box Review – October 2013

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It has been a few months since I last reviewed Wantable, so I figured it was time to give them a look again. Wantable has a few different subscription boxes available, though I always tend to get the beauty box! They’re now offering an accessories box and a lingerie box, and you can currently pick up a special Halloween themed box as well.

Wantable is not a beauty sample box. Wantable is a full-size beauty box. Every month they send out at least five full-size designer beauty products. There’s a very lengthy survey you take when you register for the site, and they do their best to only send products that you will use and love.

However, because you are receiving full-size designer products, the price is steeper than what you pay for most monthly beauty boxes. One Wantable box costs $40, but you can subscribe for a multi-month subscription and pay $36 per month. While this is definitely a price commitment, if you L-O-V-E receiving new beauty products each month and are a beauty junkie, you’ll find that you definitely get your money’s worth!

Here’s what I received in my October box from Wantable:

Besame Cosmetics Brightening Violet Powder


B├ęsame Cosmetics Brightening Violet Powder ($22) – I really don’t know much about this powder but one of the things I love about monthly beauty boxes is that they are really expanding my beauty expertise! Here’s how to use this powder, according to the website: “The finely milled formula sets makeup beautifully, leaving a soft, matte finish and a subtle violet fragrance. Wear it alone, over foundation, or around eyes to instantly ligten dark circles.”

Michael Marcus Pencil Sharpener


Michael Marcus Pencil Sharpener ($6) – I like the design of this pencil sharpener, though $6 seems a bit steep! I only wish that in addition to the “traditional” pencil hole that it also had an ability to sharpen thicker pencils.


Cailyn Cosmetics PINK Kabuki Brush


Cailyn Cosmetics PINK Kabuki Brush ($15) – I love this little pink brush! I recently (within the last year) discovered kabuki brushes and I’m a fan.


29 Cosmetics Reserve Moisturizing Lipstick


29 Cosmetics Reserve Moisturizing Lipstick in Lightly Crushed ($25) – I love when I get beauty boxes that are filled with brands and products I’ve never heard of before! Such is the case with 29 Cosmetics and this gorgeous lip stick. First off, I LOVE the packaging. Second, I think this color is going to look pretty natural on me, which I like. After a year of receiving only red lipsticks, it’s nice to get a fairly neutral berry color.


FACE Stockholm Lip Gloss


FACE Stockholm Lip Gloss #46 ($19) – Another great lip product that I can’t wait to use! This color is a little darker than what I typically wear, and again, it’s so nice to receive lip products that aren’t red! I would never purchase something this dark for myself, so I can’t wait to see how it looks!


The total retail value of this box is $87! Wantable is definitely pricey, but if you’re already spending this much money per month trying out cosmetics, this box is definitely a steal! I received four products I can’t wait to use (I’ll use the pencil sharpener but I’m not jumping up and down about it or anything), and perhaps the biggest deal to me is that ALL of these products are still available in-stores. Sometimes when subscription boxes send full-size products it’s because the brand is trying to clear out stock. This is not the case with Wantable, so you don’t have to worry about falling in love with a product only to realize you’ll never have access to it again.


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