I’m back! Our little family has just been on a nice getaway – about 3 hours drive south of Perth to the Margaret River winery region. It’s a favourite destination of ours as it isn’t far away and we get to relax and indulge in some very fine food and wine. I was very excited to come home to find a couple of packages waiting for me, one of which was my first ever Wantable Make-up Box!
For those of you who are not familiar with Wantable, they are an American subscription beauty box service which has recently begun shipping to Australia. Wantable is a little bit more expensive than Australian beauty boxes, however there are a few things that really attracted me to Wantable. Firstly, this is a make-up only box and you receive 4-5 full-sized items per box, so no more skin-care, hair-care, perfume, etc. samples for me. Don’t get me wrong – there is nothing wrong with samples and they are a great way to discover new brands and products – however due to my temperamental skin I tend to stick to what works for me. I do love trying all sorts of make-up products though and Wantable allows me to try new brands that aren’t yet available in Australia.
The other thing that really sold me on Wantable is that you complete a quiz when you first subscribe and tell them what you “Love”, “Like” or “Dislike” and Wantable promises never to send you anything that you dislike.
You first choose whether you “Love”, “Like” or “Dislike” main make-up categories such as Brows, Eyeliner, Blush, Highlighter, Lip Colour, Nail Polish, Lash Products, Bronzer, Eye Shadow and Tools. There are then more detailed questions in each category to clarify the colours (eg. neutral, bright), formulations (eg. powder, stain, gel, cream) styles (eg. dramatic, subtle), etc. that you would like to receive. The best thing is that you can update your preferences at any time you like, so if you tend to go through many different make-up phases like myself, you can easily change your preferences at any time before your next box is shipped.
Let’s open the box together and see what I received 🙂
I was really impressed with how the box was packed – my goodies were carefully sandwiched between two thick pieces of packing foam (see how thick the foam is to the right-hand side of the box). In addition to my products, I also received a welcome card, a 10% discount voucher to LAQA & CO. (the nail polish in the box is from LAQA & CO.) and an information sheet which provides details on the celebrity box curator (September’s box was curated by Jordan Liberty of Liberty Republic) as well as individual product descriptions, usage tips and the RRP.
CAILYN COSMETICS – Line Fix Gel Eyeliner (Black) – RRP US$21.00
Besides foundation, black eyeliner is a staple in my make-up routine. I’m still trying to master the art of the perfect winged eyeliner so this gel eyeliner will come in very handy!.
BE A BOMBSHELL – Bombshell Blush (Blind Date) – RRP US$16.00
This powder blush in “Blind Date” from Be A Bombshell is a very flattering coral colour and is a perfect shade now that spring has finally sprung in Perth! I seem to have lots of pinks in my blush stash but nothing in a coral tone, so this is a great addition.
LISA WATIER – Solo Eyeshadow Powder (Vert Cosmique) – US$18.00
If I had to wear one eyeshadow colour for the rest of my life, this would be it. I love the dark olive-y moss-y greens and how they complement my dark brown eyes. I remember being given a Nutrimetics single eyeshadow sample in a very similar shade when I was in my first year of university and freebies were a godsend; I had to put the pan in a small ziplock bag and I used it until it was old and as hard as a rock (probably not the most hygienic now that I think about it!). This is a much more luxe version and I like that it’s in a single case so I can pop it into a clutch and touch-up while I’m out and about.
LAQA & CO. – Nail Polish (Blurple) – US$11.00
As you all know, I love nail polish so I am looking forward to trying this brand out! This is such a vibrant deep purple shade which I can wait to show you all in a NOTD 🙂 LAQA & Co. polishes are three-free, paraben-free and cruelty-free.
THREE CUSTOM COLOR – Lip Gloss Pot (Simply Beautiful) – US$22.00
A girl can never have too much lip gloss! Most of the glosses that I own are very shimmery so it is nice to have a gloss that is just simply glossy for a change. This shade is slightly darker than my normal lip colour and will look great to top off a glam look for an evening out. It is also nice and compact and would easily slide into an evening clutch.
ECHO VIE – Organic Body Oil – Sample
In additional to my five full-sized products, Wantable also threw in a sample of organic body oil which smells divine. The description says I can use this as a body moisturiser, massage oil, bath oil or in my hair so I am sure I will find a way to try it out.
Overall Impressions: I love this box! The total RRP of the five full-sized products in this box is US$88.00 (the sample is not included in this total) so is definitely great value. I really like how each item is something that I want and would definitely use. I’ve also had a stickybeak and had a look at what other bloggers have received in their September boxes and while the brands received were generally the same, everyone’s boxes were so different as they were all personalised to each person’s preferences.
Deets: Wantable costs US$36.00 per month (if you subscribe monthly) or US$40.00 for a one-off box (shipping to Australia is an additional US$9.00) – click here if you want to sign up. If make-up isn’t really your thing, Wantable also have an Accessories box or Intimates box for the same price. You also fill in quizzes for those boxes so everything is personalised to you! Occasionally, Wantable will also release limited edition boxes such as the Halloween Make-up Box which contains 9 products from Cinema Secrets which looks so tempting!
Are you signed up to Wantable or any other subscription beauty box service?