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November Wantable Box

November 24, 2013


This is my third Wantable box and when I received my first box I was super impressed, but sadly I have become less and less impressed as I received my second and third box.

Wantable is a makeup subscription box that is based in the US, and the makeup box retails for $40 a month for a one off box, or $36 a month if you are subscribed. Shipping to Australia is an additional $9... which makes this box cost a minimum of $45 to Australia. This isn't cheap, but if you want a subscription box that just sends makeup (and full size makeup products) then this may be worth it for you. When I first signed up, they guaranteed 5 full size makeup products but that has been reduced to 4 full size products this month which is a shame. 

When you subscribe you go through each makeup item and you select what products that you love, like, and dislike and you don't get sent products that you dislike. If you want to see more about the selection process, check out the review I did on the first box I received here


So now that they send four makeup products and a sample, this box was looking a little empty this month. I also had seen reviews of other peoples November box and they received cool things like a full size perfume and concealer palettes, but sadly I didn't get either of those.


Michael Marcus Shadow Prime: The first thing I got was from Michael Marcus, and before Wantable I had never heard of this brand but I have received a Michael Marcus product in my last 3 boxes which is a bit of an overkill. This is a firm cream type product that is flesh toned and so far so good. This retails for $24. See the swatch later in this post.


Whip Hand Cosmetics Cheek Flash Loose Blush In Beachhouse: I have never heard of this brand, and although I love blushes I really don't like loose blushes because they are super messy. If I decide to give Wantable one last try I will have to change my blush preferences so that I "dislike" loose blushes. Nevertheless, this is a really pretty shade (see swatch at the end of this post) it is a shimmery bright berry toned pink and even though this is extremely messy, I did use this today and I really liked the look of it. This is great if you love pigmented shimmery blushes. This retails for $18.


Color Club Nail Polish in Brrr-Red: I love nail polish, but I was very disappointed when I saw this shade. It is a very pretty shade but I have received 4 berry red nail polishes from Wantable in the last 3 months (see photo below) which is way too much! All of these shades individually are quite nice, but they all look very similar on the nails and it is really annoying getting so many. You can also see in the photo below that I said in my preferences that I love neutrals, reds, darks, brights, and multi... so why am I only getting red? If I decide to get next months Wantable (which is unlikely at this point) I will change that reference to dislike reds! This retails for $8.


29 Cosmetics Reserve Moisturising Lipstick in Smoking Cab: This is a nice pigmented berry lipstick that is really smooth to apply and lasts really well on the lips. I did also receive a berry lipstick in my last months box, despite saying that I loved all lipstick shades, but this is still a nice lipstick. This retails for $25, and see the swatch below.

l-r: Michael Marcus Shadow Prime, Whip Hand Cosmetics blush in Beachhouse, 29 Cosmetics lipstick in Smoking Cab

Skiin Instant Skin Tightener and Liner Filler sample: I probably won't be using this sample since I (knock wood) don't have lines to fill just yet!

So that's it. Despite being very open with my preferences and saying that I am happy to receive most products and most shades, I am finding that I am getting the same things over and over again. Because of that, and the fact that they have reduced the box to 4 products instead of 5, I really don't think I will be continuing getting this box in the next few months. It is a great idea if you are starting out a makeup collection, but I really don't need a fifth red nail polish or another berry lipstick to add to my already large collection of nail polish and lipstick. I guess I signed up to this box for some variety, but sadly I am not getting it.

Do you get Wantable? What did you think of this months box?

Check out my first Wantable box here, and my second Wantable box here.

11 comments

  1. Sorry this was a bit of a disappointment! But the shade of that lipstick is stunning! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  2. That's what I've noticed in all the blog posts/youtube vids I've seen for Wantable openings - they seem to cycle the same brands over and over. It's as if they don't have a large pool of different brands to select from causing so many repeats.

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    1. I know, it is good for the occasional box, but you will end up with the entire Michael Marcus range if you stayed subsribed each month :p

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  3. Bit disappointing that you've received all red polishes. Not real great from their end is it? Every review I've ever seen about Wantable has been great, but no one wants the same shit again and again. Be nice if they'd take into account us poor little Aussies being in the southern hemisphere too... that lipstick is gorgeous, but I'n thinking not quite right for summer.... on the bright side? You can do at least 4 different Santa nail art manis and they'll ALL be different :)

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    1. Thats true! or I can do a suble ombre nail look with various shades of Wantable red nailpolish :P

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  4. I agree re: the loose powder blush - that would certainly be very messy!

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  5. Loose blush seems bizarre and would be super messy! x x

    zoetrope2468.com

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    1. its a nice shade, but really hard to use :(

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  6. I signed up for wantable based on your previous two reviews, but I recieved the November box and was SO disappointed.
    I emailed them and they said they reduced each box to having 3 full sized items and 1 sample.. I see you received 4 though? From other bloggers I've seen they seemed to have recieved 4 items too which makes me suspect that they send more items to bloggers and I was well and truly ripped off.

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    1. Oh no! The website says 4-5 full size premium makeup products so clearly its not that they just send it to bloggers. I would email them again and say that you want a refund!

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