Wantable ~ Makeup Box ~ July

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I’ve received a Wantable Makeup Box in the past (see review here), and even subbed to the Wantable Intimates Box for a while too (see reviews here) but with the influx of beauty products coming in from Ipsy, Birchbox, Glossybox, Boxycharm, Blush Mystery Box and more, I became a bit overwhelmed with makeup, skincare and other products and needed to take a break. However, this month I racked up enough referrals and credits and decided to go for it and get one!

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I was very picky and specific when filling out my personal beauty survey, where they let you rate how you feel about products, colors, consistency, formula etc. Like for me, I’m not a lipliner girl, nor so I rock sparkly eyeshadow or blush, and I steer far away from nail polish as I think I own 5873458743 bottles, however, I was really looking for.

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Here’s the first look!

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Okay, so the first item (and one of my new favorites!) in my Wantable Box is Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer (value $32) The only reason I recognized this name/brand was because I just received the Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream Hyperliner and Hyperlight, two eye products that came in a recent BoxyCharm. This product is a dual-use: it works to prime your skin for foundation and makeup, plus it has a dewy ‘pearl’ glow to it, to make you l0ok refreshed and glowing. The only thing I don’t like is the smell, because it’s a bit chemical-smelling, but all in all so happy for this full-sized primer!

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I was actually just running out of my usual Sephora Liquid Eyeliner, when this baby arrived! This Mica Beauty Felt Tip Eyeliner ($30 value) offers long-lasting, precise lines of color, while going on smoothly and easily with the pen-like applicator. It lasts through an entire day of getting ready in the morning, commuting on the train and subway, working an 8-hour day and then commuting back home!

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Next we have another familiar brand and product, Mirabella Pretty & Provocative Lip Color in Fever ($22 value). I recently received this same lip product in the color Tantrum, a hot pink, also from Boxycharm, and loved it! So, I was excited to see this bold red shade in my Wantable box. I kinda wanted a crazy, bold color like the purple-ish shade that the model/designer was wearing on my information card, but you can never have too many reds!

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I really wanted to love these Vincent Longo La Dolce Vita Eyelash Tips ($15 value), however they didn’t quite fit/work as I expected. Sometimes false eyelashes can be too long, thick or basically, fake looking, and so I thought these would be a nice natural way to extend the outer part of my lashes. Unfortunately, they were a bit too short and then clumped up when I tried to apply mascara to blend it all together.

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Finally, we have an Ofra Cosmetics Pressed Blush ($15 value) in a very simple peachy-pink-nude shade. I was happy to see it wasn’t a super bright pink or dark bronzer, but it’s subtle and seems like it would work well on many skin tones.

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Here’s the entire set of items! I was really happy to see that they focused on the type of items I wanted and like and will actually use. I’ve even been using the Tarina Tarantino Pearl Primer and the Mica Cosmetics Felt Tip Eyeliner daily! The only let down for me were the fake eyelashes, as they didn’t blend and work as well as expected, but all in all, I was very happy with this box!

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What do you think about the Wantable Makeup Box!? Sign up for your own here for $40 one-time purchase, or $36 reoccurring subscription!

Kenzie

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Call me the beauty blogger of subscription boxes, but I always get an adrenaline rush when I know a surprise box filled with makeup, hair and body products are arriving! I love snacks (well, food in general) and working out (these two seem to contradict each other, oops!) but trying new products, and getting ones I love from renowned brands is my specialty.

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So where am I going with this? The Wantable Beauty Box subscription of course! Wantable is a subscription box company that allows you to choose between two different options: beauty or jewelry and accessories. For me, a no brainer, I want all the mascara and lipstick in the world! And so Wantable was lovely enough to send me a complimentary box to review… so here we go!

First look: Always my favorite part- I love companies that use cute packaging!

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They include an invoice that shows your preferences as well as shipping and contact info in case you would like to return anything. One of the great things about this company is that if you are not satisfied, you can return the items!

The items I received were:

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Lise Watier Eyebrow Essentials in Brunette: A two-tone palette of brown eyebrow powder to use to fill in this brows, and add definition! I love the case it comes in, a classy metal snap-close case, along with a brush to use. I definitely will be using the lighter shade, but the dark one will have to wait until the wintertime.

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At first I started jumping up and down thinking this was liquid eyeliner (my life staple!) and then I steadied for a second and began to read the packaging.. hmm Manna Kadar Transfix Eyeliner. I was thoroughly confused for a good few minutes until I realized that you use this formula and brush to turn dry eyeshadow into liquid eyeliner! Mind blown. Now I have a use for the crazy weird eyeshadows I’ve been getting in gold, purple and blue.

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I really liked the packaging for the Besame Cosmetics Classic Color Lipstick in Coral. The little bag made it special and seem like a prized possession while the box reminded me of old-school, classy Paris. I actually don’t have any lipsticks or glosses that are coral-colored so I’m intrigued to give this one a try!

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This Cala Retractable Blush Brush is great! It feels like a good-quality brush, and it has it’s own case/cover to slip it back down into so you don’t get powder all over your bag. I may end up using it for foundation since it’s on the bigger side, but my current brush is getting a bit old, so I will definitely be using this.

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I’ll be honest, I don’t really do sparkly or shimmery nail polish (which I’m pretty sure I marked as a dislike) and so when I saw that I got the Rainbow Honey Nail Lacquer in Pink Cloud (a pink glittery polish), I was kinda bummed. When looking at some other bloggers boxes, I wish I had received the EcoTools false eyelashes or FACE Stockholm Volumizing Mascara (or even one of the other polishes, like the skinny white bottle I’ve been seeing), however Lara Eurdolian (creator and curator) and the Wantable crew did well with the rest of the items and I give them props for that. I’ll find a friend who enjoys glitter more than myself so that she can enjoy the polish.

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Finally, there was a Apothederm Serum Sample (with Gift Card) which is a good size to try out the firming serum, and if I do end up liking it, I get $25 off any purchase of $75 or more.

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For $36 per month (or $40 one-time buy) I think this box was well worth it, and if you don’t agree, at least you can send it back or change up your beauty profile. Sign up by clicking my link here!

xo, Kenzie