InTruBeauty: Wantable October Makeup Box {Review}

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wantable October Makeup Box {Review}

Wantable October 2013 Review

I'm sure you've heard of the numerous subscription boxes that are out there and chances are you've even subscribed to them. But which beauty subscription box is worth it and which one stands out? I've subscribed to many boxes including Birchbox ($10), Ipsy ($10) and Rocksbox (jewelry), Borrowed Closet (clothing), and more! Today I'm bringing to you my review of the October Makeup Box from Wantable. They also have an Intimates Box, Accessories Box and a Limited Edition Halloween Box. Product was provided for review, all opinions are honest. Contains referral link.

The details:
  • $36 per month or $40 to buy one box
  • Customization quiz that is the best I've ever taken. You place products into the categories ofr Love, Like and Dislike. You're most likely to receive you Love and you will NEVER receive products you dislike. I absolutely love this because I won't end up with something I won't use which is a major draw back of the other boxes. 
  • The survey takes 5-10 minutes and the questions and customization is so easy to follow and it just makes sense. 
  • Receive 4-5 full size high end samples based on your customization, including color preference questions!
  • You can skip a month, you are under no obligation to purchase each month
  • Free returns and refunds if you're dissatisfied, no questions asked
The packing slip is also one of the best I've seen. It includes your preferences (upper right corner) and you can see my Love category was blush, highlighter, lip color, lash product and eyeshadow, my Like category was nail polish, bronzer and tools and my Dislike was Brows and Eyeliner. I also customized my quiz to let Wantable know exactly what color lipsticks I like and what color eyeshadows I like, etc. Besides probably not picking the exact Lisa Watier color I received since I don't wear blue that often (who can complain though since its gorgeous) it was pretty spot on. The product descriptions even include beauty tips! It also lists the retail value of the products which customers are always wanting to know and usually have to look it up. 
The retail value of my $36 box was $82! That is a 43% savings! 

Besame 1955 Lipstick Exotic Pink: A modern classic. One coat of this high-pigment lip color provides full coverage for a weightless, long-lasting finish. The featherproof, semi-matte formula is enriched with vitamins A, E and C, aloe and green tea for comfortable all-day wear. Packaging is reminiscent of original 1940s gold plated lipstick bullets with a velvet pouch for storage. Available in 11 unique colors, the reproductions are the exact shades used by starts from Hollywood's Golden Age.

Jordan Liberty & Liberty Republic Lashes ($8): Exaggerated and feathered brown flares make this lash perfect for only the most dramatic! the lighter color of hair helps to intensify colored mascaras and also makes this pair a one-of-a-kind. 100% sterilized natural human hair, invisible band, knotted and flared.
Cailyn Cosmetics Red Tint ($13) is a waterproof, indelibly sheer tint. The color is a beautiful red which can be worn alone or topped with gloss to tone down the color.

Michael Marcus polish in Blood Red ($15): Housed in a sleek, geometrically shaped glass bottle, this polish is free of Toulene, Formaldehyde and DBP. The polish is chip resistant and offers long lasting staying power. 
Lise Watier: An exceptionally light creamy mousse texture, combined with the antioxidant, anti-aging properties of our exclusive Labrador Tea extract. Easily applied with the fingertips, its long-lasting formula gives the eyelids an iridescent look. The box also comes with a small sample of two other shades.

My final thoughts:

  • Yes this costs $36 (or $40 for a one time box) and that makes it one of the most expensive subscription boxes around and therefore this will not be for everyone. You can skip a month and so you don't have to pay each month like the other boxes.
  • This is for the woman that absolutely loves high-end makeup and is trying to build her collection or just loves to be pampered and try new things. 
  • This is a perfect gift to give to a woman who loves makeup. The tricky part may be taking the quiz. If a man is buying this for his woman, he should ask her best girlfriend to take the quiz for him. Most women would be so happy to receive this! 
  • The products I received are from brands that are high-end and well known. I've been dying to try these as well. Everything was so glamorous and it really felt like it was individualized to me. 
  • My savings over retail was 43%. When have you ever seen a bunch of high-end makeup collections on sale for that price? This is a fantastic deal for the high-end makeup lover who can see the $36 price as an investment in her collection. 
  • If you don't like it, return shipping is free and you can get your money back, no questions asked, so there is no risk to you to give this a try. If you're scared to sign up for the monthly service, pay $4 extra and try this out just one time!
Bottom line: I love, love, love my box and I definitely recommend it! Plus this company is from my hometown, so I had to give them some extra love! :)

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