Wantable Beauty Box Review – July 2013

by Lisa Heath

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It’s no secret that I am a subscription box lover.  I have 3 going currently and I am always on the lookout for new and exciting boxes to try out!

Wantable.com offers two different types of boxes for only $36.00 per month.  I know $36.00 sounds like a lot – but looking back, I spent $10 a month on Birchbox for almost 2 years and all I really got was sample packets and every few months I might get a full size product.  For $36.00 a month with Wantable.com, you get 4-6 full sized cosmetic items.

My July Box!


July’s box was PERFECT for me and my skin tone.  Very flattering colors and 4 of the 5 products I will use regularly (and will probably buy more of).  The value is well beyond the $36.00 fee as well.

Lets move onto the items!

Michael Marcus Eyeliner: Prism

Michael Marcus

I’m going to start this off with the one item I wasn’t happy with.  It looked promising – a dark brown eyeliner with glints of gold shimmering in it.  When I did an arm swatch though, it was rough, it pulled and it left my arm red.  Color payoff wasn’t great and when I applied a little pressure to get some color, it crumbled a little and 3 small chunks came off.  I’m a huge eyeliner junkie, but if its that rough AND crumbled – it’s not going near my eyes!  Because of this, I did not do an actual eye swatch.  I already have sun damage to my eyes, I don’t need more caused by crumbled, rough eyeliner.

Michael Marcus Eyeliner Retail Price – $20.00

Arm Swatch:


Lisa Watier Ombre Soufflé Supreme: Sunrise Peach

Lisa Watier

Now my favorite item of the box!  Lisa Watier Ombre Soufflé Supreme in Sunrise Peach.  This is a light, airy, and has anti-aging properties.  I used my fingertip to apply (as suggested) and it feels like a light, whipped mousse.  When I applied it instantly turned to a light powdery feel.  It gave off a nice shimmer to my lids without looking like a 13 year old who just discovered glitter makeup.  Perfect for a neutral look, or as a toned down base you can add a fun pop of color to!  Very usable!

Lisa Watier Ombre Soufflé Supreme Retail Price – $24.00 CAD (which converts to about $23.10 in USD)

Arm Swatch:


Eye Swatch:



A very nice, subtle shimmer!

Paula Dorf Cheek Color: Ecstasy

Paula Dorf

Another great product!  Paula Dorf blush in the shade Ecstasy is a light rose shade with a very fine shimmer to it.  It’s almost hard to see when applied and gives off a nice natural glow.  Builds up very nicely if you want a stronger shade (I use it fairly light handed).  Very soft blush with great application and easy to wear for an every day look.

Paula Dorf Blush in Ecstasy Retail Price – $23.00

Arm Swatch:


Manna Kadar Gloss Ware Long Lasting Lipgloss: Lip Candy

Gloss Ware

This is a completely new-to-me brand.  I want more though!  Manna Kadar Gloss Ware Long Lasting Lip Gloss in Lip Candy is a great shade for me.  It applied easily with a doe foot application and felt more like a lipstick when on.  There was a touch of stickiness, but really not that bad (I dislike sticky lipgloss!).  I wore it for 3.5 hours before it started to fade.  Not too bad for a gloss.  Lip Candy is a pretty coral pink with gold shimmer in it.

Manna Kadar Gloss Ware Long Lasting Lip Gloss Retail Price: $19.00

Arm Swatch:


Lip Swatch:


Rainbow Honey Nail Lacquer: Apple Kid

Rainbow Honey

Eep!  Nail polish!  I was very pleased to find this in my box for July!  I have actually never tried Rainbow Honey (shame on me, I know!)  I received the color Apple Kid which is a nice fuchsia shade with lots of shimmer!  I applied 2 coats for the thumb swatch I did and I will definitely be wearing this again.

Rainbow Honey Nail Lacquer Retail Price: $10.00



Overall Value of Box: $95.10 (even if I deducted the eyeliner I didn’t care for, it’s still worth $75.10)

Subscription Price: 36.00

Not a bad deal.  Aside from the eyeliner, I will use the other 4 items again without a doubt.

Not sure you want to subscribe without trying it for yourself?  You can also buy each box for $40.00 without signing up for a sub box!

How Do I Sign Up?

When you first sign up, you are taken to a screen that helps you fill out your preferences which helps eliminate the possibility of getting items in the wrong colors as well as products you just won’t use. (I added a screenshot to show you)


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You just move the slider either up or down for Love or Dislike (leave it in the middle if you Like it).  Very easy to do and this is why my box had colors and items I was actually into!  There are several screens you do this in.  It should take you no more than 5 minutes to get through.  It will go from types of products, to finish of products (not a glitter lover?  Select Dislike and you should never receive glittery items!), your skin tone, whether you like toned down or dramatic shades, to actual color shades!   They really go in depth on this to ensure you get a box you love!

Not into cosmetics?  They also offer an accessories box!  The accessories box contains 3-4 boutique jewelry pieces. Monthly price is the same as the Makeup Box!

  Monthly Subscription Price – $36.00

One Time Purchase Price – $40.00

Where do you go?  Wantable.com

Can’t afford a box one month?  They give the option to skip your box.  I always like sub boxes that allow you to skip!

Don’t like your box for any reason?  They allow you to RETURN your box!  You just have to return it within 6 months of receiving it.

Not too bad, and I am ready to sign up (in fact I signed up right before typing this review).  For me, its worth it.  I can skip when I need to, return if I don’t care for it… otherwise I get new makeup to play with.

So what do you think?  Willing to try Wantable.com?


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Jess Scull August 4, 2013 - 11:39 am

Minus the liner, that’s a pretty awesome box!!

Adventures in Polishland August 4, 2013 - 11:47 am

That is a great value! I agree with the Michael Marcus product — it seems they aren’t as great as you want them to be. That blush looks gorgeous, though!

Shipra August 4, 2013 - 4:16 pm

What a great box! Not bad! :)

Kelly R August 4, 2013 - 5:49 pm

Hmmmm, I might have to try this subscription service. It looks like a great deal!

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