Wantable Makeup Box Review

Posted on Nov 27 2013 - 6:40pm by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received these products for free to review . The opinions in my review are honest and my own.


Ever since I was a teenager, I have hated shopping for makeup. It isn't that I hate makeup, I just don't like trying different types of makeup and determining what looks best on me. Most makeup just isn't worth the price, making me feel like I'm wasting my time shopping. Once I find the perfect makeup, I am usually fairly loyal to that brand, buying a variety of products and then determining my favorite with that brand. The problem is obviously finding that perfect brand, which is much easier when you are a member of a makeup service or subscription box. When I found out the Wantable Makeup Box, I was actually pretty excited, hoping that this could very well be my chance to find high quality makeup without the steep prices!

Wantable Makeup Box: What is It

Do you love makeup, but hate shopping for it? If so, we think you will love the Wantable Makeup Box. This premium, monthly makeup box is filled with high quality, full size makeup products that are handpicked by members of the Wantable staff. Unlike other companies that send the same things to everyone, Wantable customizes their boxes, allowing you to get the perfect box for your own needs. To determine your likes and dislikes, you take a quiz at sign up, where you tell them what products you love, don't mind, or just despise. Using this information, they build a box special for you, sending you unique products each month that are perfect for you!


Wantable Makeup Box: Quality

One of the things I really liked about the Wantable Makeup Box is the fact that all the products not only full sized, but handpicked from specialty and premium brands. You aren't getting cheap makeup as filler in this box, something that I have seen with some other makeup subscription boxes. I would personally rather get quality products than a lot of products made with poor ingredients or just don't feel right once they are applied. For example, the box I was able to review came with the most wonderful nail polish. Not only was it easy to apply, but dried fairly quickly, making my nails look beautiful for the start of the holidays.

What I also loved about this box is the fact that it is also filled with unique products. When I first opened up the box and saw I got a lip gloss, I thought I was getting the same boring lip gloss you find at just about every big box retailer. To say the last, I was surprised when I found that this lip gloss didn't just apply neatly, but also came with it's own mirror, allowing me to quickly put on this product just about anywhere!

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Wantable Makeup Box: Overall

From what I have seen, the Wantable Makeup Box seems great for anyone who is looking for the perfect makeup but doesn't want to spend a small fortune trying out different types of makeup. As someone who has a cabinet full of makeup I never wear, I find this box to be very helpful since it means I won't be wasting more money while I search for the perfect makeup for my own tastes. My only complaint is that I wished some of the makeup came with the desired brushes, since I didn't have an extra makeup brush for one of the products. Based on my own experience with the Wantable Makeup Box, I am happy to give it an A- rating.

Wantable Makeup Box: Where to Purchase

Would you love to try this awesome subscription box? You can subscribe to the Wantable Makeup Box for $36 a month, or pay $40 for a one time purchase. It is important to remember, however, that only the monthly boxes are personalized. Since you can always skip or cancel anytime, there is no reason not to subscribe to this awesome makeup subscription service!

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Disclosure: Budget Earth did not receive compensation but did receive products for review purposes from Tomoson.com. All opinions on this product are my own and may differ from our readers' opinions.

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

16 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. krystel November 27, 2013 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    great review  i wanna try the rai bow honey nailpolish

  2. Jen Rodrigues November 27, 2013 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    I probably pay more for makeup at month at CVS then the price of these box. This is super awesome. Thanks for reviewing this. I would love to try this. 

  3. Marina November 28, 2013 at 4:47 am - Reply

    I have liked the previous boxes but this one seems a little poor to me. I don't knopw, not trully convinced.

    • Susan Bewley November 28, 2013 at 12:37 pm - Reply

      I did like many of the products, but it seems a bit high in price for a subscription box, IMO. When you compare it to the overall price of the items in the box, it’s a great deal, but something I think is a bit hard to commit to at the price. Of course, I don’t wear makeup as much as others and I have had bad experiences with purchasing makeup in the past. It is also comparable to other makeup boxes on the market.

  4. lisa November 28, 2013 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    What a great idea. I'm clueless when it comes to buying makeup. I have so much sitting around because it's the wrong color. I'd love to have somene pick it out for me.

  5. Melissa S November 28, 2013 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    That looks like a great haul. I am looking at subscription boxes for Christmas gifts and the Wantable makeup box is in the top so far.

  6. desiree November 28, 2013 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    i love things like that wouldbe  happy to  get one

  7. Wendy T November 29, 2013 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    I like the idea of getting a box of fun things in the mail each month. Who doesn't love happy mail after all. As you noted, the price point is a bit of a bummer. As always, your honest reviews are appreciated. 

  8. TheBargainBabe November 30, 2013 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    Cool.  I've heard of the birchbox beauty box but not this one. Thanks for telling about it!

  9. samantha h December 1, 2013 at 3:49 am - Reply

    I have seen similair companies do this but i like your review, What i would do with stuff that wasnt for me is gift it!!! Save it for a birthday or holiday. I would hope that the products are worth what you are paying for, it would really suck if it didnt. i love your review you do a awesome job.

  10. reanda December 1, 2013 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    this would make a perfect gift

  11. Kristelle December 2, 2013 at 9:56 am - Reply

    I love this review, I was thinking of giving some of my loved ones a make up box subscription and this is definitely a contender now 🙂

  12. Lacey December 3, 2013 at 2:32 am - Reply

    Love the polish! This box looks really cool!

  13. Shakilah December 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Interesting. Never seen anything like this.

  14. melissa cushing December 4, 2013 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    I have always wanted to try thsi out! I have been online checking out Wantables website, but have not yet ordered any of their subscription boxes as of yet… Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

  15. chattie December 5, 2013 at 11:56 am - Reply

    love to try this awesome

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