Monday, June 16, 2014

Wantable Makeup Box: May 2014 Review

Hi, friends! Today I'd like to share with you my newest Wantable Makeup Box. Even though it is technically May's (it features May's products) I received it at the beginning of this month, since I am not a regular subscriber. I've worked with Wantable once before back in November, and they contacted me to do another review on the blog. I figured why not? I wouldn't have been able to review this box for you otherwise. But enough about that; let's get on to the review.

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Wantable Makeup Box May 2014

Wantable? What's that? - Wantable is a company that offers multiple subscription services, including Makeup, Accessories, and even Intimates. Each Makeup box contains 4-5 full-sized products, picked based on the specific survey you fill out. You can subscribe for $36/month or $40 for a single box. You can click here to sign up. (This is an affiliate link)

Wantable Makeup Box May 2014

Wantable's main POV is that they provide their subscribers with products they are sure to love, based on your survey. You mark what kinds of products you like (ex. eyeshadow) and then go more in-depth (ex. cream, but not loose powder). You go through and mark everything either Love, Like, or Dislike, and you are guaranteed not to receive any products on your Dislike list.

Wantable Makeup Box May 2014

My (abbreviated) list: 

Love: Fair, Warm, Cool, Brows, Eye Shadow, Eyeliner, Lash Product, Blush, Lip Color
Like: Complexion Products, Highlighter, Bronzer, Nail Polish 

Wantable Makeup Box May 2014

Let's get on to the good stuff~ 

LIBERTY REPUBLIC Spellbound Nail Lacquer in Enchanted

I'd never heard of this brand before opening my box, but after looking into them I'm excited to try this polish. It's supposedly opaque with just one coat, and this color is a pretty deep teal. It looks sort of similar to OPI's Jade is the New Black, so it'll be fun to compare the two. Hopefully their formula is as good as I hear it is! 

TARINA TARANTINO Dollskin Cream Blush in Coral Cameo

I've been reading about Tarina Tarantino on the blogosphere for awhile now, so I was psyched to receive one of her products in my box! First, can I just say that this packaging is beautiful? Nowadays, I wear cream blush most of the time, so I think this was a perfect product for me to receive. It's a cream-to-powder formula that goes on like a cream, but has the staying power of a powder. Very cool! I also love the coral-pink color for summer. The product on the right is a powder form of their "Sparklicity," which I think is a perfect name for it because holy cow is it sparkly. It doesn't look too overpowering in the pictures, but it sparkles in the sun like nothing else, and it gets kind of everywhere. It's not so much fallout, as rather I rubbed the swatches on my arm to check the staying powder, and my entire arm was covered in glitter.

TARINA TARANTINO Dollskin Cream Blush in Coral Cameo Swatches
Left: Sparklicity on top of blush, Middle: Blush. Right: Sparklicity

I'm not sure how I feel about the Sparklicity as of yet, but it'll be fun to play around with. Keep in mind that the Sparklicity swatch shown is a few layers, as are all of these. I think the Sparklicity looks pretty over the cream blush, too! It adds extra warmth to it, but I don't know if I'll look like a glitter ball once I step outside. More to come. 

OFRA Fixline Eyeliner Gel
Ignore my chipped nail polish. Just...shh it's fine. 

Oh, this eyeliner. Do I have things to tell you about this eyeliner. I've never used a gel eyeliner like this before. I've used gel eyeliner in a pot, but this is thinner and--for lack of a better word, watery--than those I've tried. After taking the above photographs, I went to twist the cap back on, when I discovered my first problem with this product: the cap doesn't fasten on. After twisting, the cap doesn't feel closed or click or anything; it just keeps on twisting and never feels closed. So, my hand slipped, and my thumb handed in this little jar of eyeliner.

OFRA Fixline Eyeliner Gel

Then, silly ol' me thought I'd be able to wash it off my thumb with some dish soap. OH HOW NAIVE I WAS. The pictures above are my hands, after I tried to wash off the eyeliner. After that, I wised up, and it took me two makeup wipes to get this off, and even then it was still all stuck in my nails and in my knuckles. I'm pretty nervous about using this on my eyes, because if it was this hard to get off my hands, I'm sure it'll take just as much tugging to get off my eyelids. I don't think I want to risk that (plus, I don't think I have a brush thin enough for it). 

EDDIE FUNKHOUSER Hyperreal Eye Color Palette in Girls on Film Swatches

I'd never used an Eddie Funkhouser product before, but I'm always excited to try new things! However, I was less excited after swatching. The swatches on the right are without a primer, so they'll (hopefully) be more vibrant and pigmented with a primer. They were also pretty dry--not that they were chalky, but I rubbed my arm gently and they were wiped away immediately without a trace. Usually eyeshadows should be a little more (I don't want to say oily, but) oily so they have some "stick" to them. Plus, these weren't the softest eyeshadows I've ever seen, so they could be nicer. They're not horrible though, and they definitely beat out E.L.F. and many others.

The Stats: 
  • Spellbound Nail Lacquer: $14
  • Tarina Tarantino Cream Blush: $28
  • Ofra Eyeliner Disaster: $15
  • Eddie Funkhouser Eyeshadow: $15
Total: $72

The Best: I'm excited about 3/4 products, but I'd have to say the Tarina Tarantino! 

The Worst: That eyeliner...I have no (more) words. 

The Verdict: I got a great variety of makeup products in this box to try! I've never tried any of these brands before, so I'm excited to play with my new goodies. Except maybe the eyeliner--I'll have to be cautious with that. 

What do you think of Wantable? Would you consider getting a box?

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, this post is NOT sponsored, and this review is 100% honest (because some things you just can't fake--aka my "coal miner hands" from that eyeliner).

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