Monday, 17 February 2014

Wantable beauty box

Ever get frustrated that beauty boxes don't have much makeup in them?  I do, it's a big point of irritation for me.  Wantable used to only be available in the USA, they actually contacted me and asked me if I'd like to review a box of theirs last year but at the time they didn't ship to the UK, so I passed.  Well, now they ship to the UK, whoop!

Wantable do 3 boxes, an intimates box (lingerie), an accessories box and a makeup box.  Of course I opted for the makeup box!  Can you imagine, getting a box with only makeup in it?  Here's what came in my box.

Wantable packaging

All the products in the Wantable box

There were 5 products inside:

* Billion Dollar Brows eye brow pencil (retails for $18)
Formulated to work with all skin tones and hair colours, it's an automatic pencil and doesn't need to be sharpened.

* Face stokholm nail polish in shade 'Want a blue' (retails for $12)
An exclusive blue/grey shade, if you happen to be in America, they sell these in J Crew :)

* Sorme perfect touch concealer in shade true ivory (retails for $24)
Infused with vitamins C & E, cucumber and arnica.  It conceals, brightens and gives high coverage, the applicator is a push bottom with a brush (like the YSL Touche Eclat)

* Besame lipstick in Exotic pink (retails for $22)
Enriched with vitamins A, E and C, aloe and green tea.  They come in 11 different shades, all exact shades used by stars from Hollywood's golden age.

* Sorme under foundation makeup enhancer sample

bdb brow pencil

sorme perfect touch concealer


face stockholm nail polish

sorme under foundation makeup enhancer sample

The January Wantable makeup box was put together with a back to basics theme, all about getting a healthy complexion.

What I like is that looking on the Wantable website at all the photo's people have submitted of their recent makeup box, it doesn't look like everyone had the same thing - so they actually pay attention to the profile you complete (how refreshing!).  All of the products in my box I'd use, and some of which I have already used (the brow pencil and the concealer).  I adore the packaging of the lipstick, it came wrapped in a little red velvet pouch, the lipstick packaging feels very classic too and high quality.  The quality of the brow pencil really reminded me of my Anastasia brow wiz, very similar products, and the concealer is really good quality, very high coverage.

Now for the price, it is more expensive than the likes of Birchbox and Glossybox, but then you're picking a box that's specific to your needs and with a combined total value of $76, you're definitely getting more than your money's worth (the box is £36 if you subscribe, or $40 for a one-off purchase). In UK money that works out to be about £21/£24 depending on whether you subscribe.  Shipping to the UK is just $7, which is quite reasonable :)

All in all I'm super happy with this box, I loved getting all makeup and great quality full size products at that.  If you're looking for an alternative to the typical beauty boxes that are out there then I'd really recommend this, whether you're looking for a makeup themed box, or jewellery or even intimates.

If you want to have an explore on what they have to offer, have a look here:

If you'd like to receive an invite to try Wantable, just leave your email in a comment below and I'll send you over an invite :)

This months Biggest-Pixi3 advertiser is the lovely Ash from A Beauty Moment



  1. My February box is in the post! Excited xx

    1. I haven't had the Feb box yet, not sure if I got in on time, looking forward to the next one though :D

  2. Wantable is nice but I have no clue what these brands are! I only know billion dollar brows, haha.
    Beauty By Tellie

    1. I think that's why I like it, an opportunity to try different brands you might not have considered before :)

  3. can't be worse than GlossyBox! I'd love to try, my email is


  4. Oh the nail polish is a gorgeous colour!
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

  5. I really would love to give a box like this a try -

  6. Lovely products! The brow and concealer products look really good, and the nail polish is such a pretty shade! I don't subscribe to Wantable, but I do get Ipsy, which I've been really liking so far. :)

    1. I've seen Ipsy pictures on Instagram etc, it looks lovely :) I love that it comes in a little makeup bag :)

  7. Ohh, I am curious about the concealer!

  8. This is a great box. The concealer sounds great and the lipstick looks amazing! x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

    1. It really is - so different from the usual boxes we have over here :)


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