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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Review: Wantable February 2014 Makeup Box*

Wantable is a subscription service that offers hand selected makeup or jewelry or intimates that match your style preference. You can choose to subscribe monthly for $36 (U.S.D.)/month or opt for a one time buy option which is $40 (U.S.D.). If you subscribe monthly you can pause or cancel your subscription at anytime. Say you don't like the products you're being offered that month, simply pause your subscription by skipping that month. Along with that they also offer free shipping and returns, which is a huge perk in my book!

What I found that felt very accommodating from the Wantable, is the in-depth makeup quiz which asks about what type and coloring of products you want to receive. I'm very impressed with their quiz, they are much more interested in you as a client than other subscription service I have tried.

When I first opened up my Wantable box, I was greeted with a cute little banner (pictured above) that greeted me: Hello, knockout! I thought that was very cute and who wouldn't appreciate such a greeting? =D On the flip side of the banner, there is an inspirational quote:

Under the cute greeting is a detailed packing slip. What I appreciate about the packing slip is how they have the original retail price for each item you get is. There's a memo on who inspired this month's makeup selections along with a little info snippet to tell you what each product is made for. There's also a snippet to remind you what your preference selections from your style quiz, you took online when you signed up for the subscription:

Sorme Treatment Cosmetics | Blush & Bronze Duo | $28 U.S.D. Retail

I never heard of this brand until now and am glad to be introduced to beauty brands that I do not know of. This blush/bronze duo is oil-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free, and there's no animal testing. Their makeup products are made in the U.S.A.

"This luxurious, 70% natural duo gives you fresh, summery radiance with healthy, natural minerals. Vitamin C and E plus antioxidant Pomegranate and Rooibus extracts help treat your skin and defend against aging free radicals. Sheer matte or shimmer formulas seem to meld with your skin."

I can't wait to use this duo to see how it pigmented it is! I haven't touched it yet because I already have my e.l.f. blush/bronze duo that I'm using.

Sorme Treatment Cosmetics | Skin Perfecting BB Cream | $30 U.S.D. Retail (Full Size)

Eventually the spring season will get here! When spring and summer arrives, I like to switch out my foundations for tinted moisturizers/BB/CC Creams. This is a foil packet sample of the Sorme Skin Perfecting BB Cream which I am eager to use the next time I put on makeup (so stay tune for a selfie with my makeup breakdown on Instagram!). I can't wait to see how I like this BB Cream, and if I do enjoy it, I'll probably buy the full size version and get my makeup transition prepared for spring =)

Billion Dollar Brows | Clear Brow Gel | $18 U.S.D. Retail

I am a brows and lash junkie if you did not know that yet, now you do! Currently I'm researching/shopping around for different brows products to use to enhance my brows (stay tune for a Makeup 101 How I Do My Brows post!). This clear gel came in perfect timing because I am almost out of my Anastasia Clear Brow Gel which I do adore but it's nice to try other brands. I can't wait to crack this one open!

Be A Bombshell | The One Stick (Buck Wild) | $18 U.S.D. Retail


"The One Stick" reminds me of Benefit's Watt's Up Highlighter (which I do have by the way because I don't want people to think how or why am I going to deem something as a dupe or say something is similar if I don't have the other item to compare it to). Buck Wild is a shimmery bronze shade which I can use to highlight my face, clavicle, and shoulders when I'm tanner in the summer. 

DEX New York | Lipstick | Brighton Beach | $22 U.S.D. Retail


This is a very nice creamy lipstick! The color payoff wasn't as intense as I had hope for it to be. It took a few swipes to achieve the lip swatch above. Sorry for the messiness! I was in a hurry to put this on for the lip swatch to post. When I first opened this lipstick, because of the lack of lighting it looked like an oxblood color but when I went to another room with better lighting, it's a berry red which I do love for a more subtle red lip look. 

Stay tune for a full in-depth review for each makeup item in the future =)

Total Retail Value of this month's box = $84 (U.S.D): I determine if a box is worth it to me by asking myself if I will use everything that I received in the box. In this case, I find the box to be well worth it's value. I think a beauty subscription is a great way to build up your makeup collection because you are only paying a fraction of the retail price.

If you are looking for a new subscription service to try out, I definitely recommend Wantable because they are unique and offer quality products. I would get next month's makeup box but I've made a promise to myself to cut down on my spending. The first six months every year are extremely busy for me with birthdays (including my own!) and anniversaries so I have to be budget conscious for myself to splurge on the loved ones =)

If you are interested in signing up for the Wantable subscription, feel free to use my referral link =)

Do you have a subscription to Wantable? If so, please let me know what your thoughts are on it! I would love to hear!

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