Wednesday, September 18, 2013

September Wantable Makeup Box Review & Pictures

Products in this post were provided by PR/the brand

Wantable Makeup Box Profile

Wantable is a subscription service that currently offers several different box subscriptions--makeup, accessories, intimates (new), Halloween (limited edition). Subscribers generate a profile of preferences and boxes are built around these preferences each month. For example, if you prefer powder blush but don't like cream blush, you can indicate this when you create your profile. It took about 5 minutes to get through all of the profile questions, which were easy to navigate. Makeup boxes contain 4-6 full-size premium makeup products according to Wantable's site.


A one-time makeup box purchase retails for $40. A monthly makeup box subscription retails for $36/month. Subscribers can cancel or skip a box at any time.

Where to Subscribe

Makeup box purchases/subscriptions can be purchased HERE

September Wantable Makeup Box Review 

Clockwise from the top: Manna Kadar Colour Pots in Sweet Cheeks, Japonesque Angled Foundation Brush (synthetic), Lisa Watier Ombre Souffle Supreme sample, Cailyn Red Tint, Manna Kadar Shimmer Lotion in Fake-It

Products in Box

  • Manna Kadar Colour Pots in Sweet Cheeks - cream blush
  • Japonesque Angled Foundation Brush - travel size
  • Lisa Watier Ombre Souffle Supreme sample - blister packaging with small samples of 2 shades
  • Cailyn Red Tint - waterproof lip tint
  • Manna Kadar Shimmer Lotion in Fake-It - multi-use liquid highlighter/moisturizer


Wantable includes a list or products and their retail values in each box

As you can see above, according to the retail values listed by Wantable for each product, the total value of the September Wantable box I received was $86. I did my own quick research to compare the retail values I found online and this is what I found:

According to the current prices offered by the brands above, the total value of this box right now (assuming the sale prices don't change) is $71.

I'm not sure if the Manna Kadar products are on sale as part of a promotion, permanently set at these new sales prices or being phased out.

My Thoughts

  $71 current retail value according to brand sites
- $40 cost of 1x Wantable Makeup Box purchase
  $31 value

Using the most conservative retail values and the most expensive purchase price, the value of the box is still nearly double the purchase price. 

   $86 original retail prices as listed by Wantable
- $36 cost of monthly subscription to Wantable Makeup Box
  $50 value

Using the original retail values listed by Wantable and the discounted monthly subscription rate, the value of the box is well over double the purchase price.

As you can see, you certainly get more value for the cost no matter which way you cut it. I love that the profile is comprehensive enough to allow you to exclude some products and relay the fact that you're more interested in others. From the one box I received, this seems more customized than other subscription makeup boxe I've received in the past. I'd be interested to see as time went on what kind of variety you'd receive, but I personally think this one box had a great list of products. I am unfamiliar with Manna Kadar and Cailyn and look forward to checking out what they have to offer.

As promised, I received 4 full-size products and then a bonus of a blister-package style sample. I'm glad to see that 4 of these products were actually full-size! I think all in all that this makeup subscription box could be great for those interested in trying new brands or just starting to explore makeup.

Have you every purchased or subscribed to the Wantable Makeup Box? What was your experience like?

Note: Products in this post were provided by PR/the brand. All opinions stated above are my own based on my personal experience and have not been influenced by PR/the brand.


  1. It's a good value! Love the items you got!

  2. Ooh that color pot is a stunning color!

    1. Definitely a good fall cheek color imo ;)

  3. This is a great value. The products look great too!

  4. I've been thinking about subscribing for a long time! Still haven't made up my mind, I wish boxes weren't so hit or miss. This one sounds pretty customizable though.

    1. I don't know how it would play out over time, but it is by far the most customizable sub I've ever experienced (and I think I've done just about all of them at this point lol).

  5. Wow, this is a great value! I got one box and I think I am going to have to subscribe. :)


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