10 January 2014

Wantable - December 2013

Happy New Year everyone!

Since I have zero inspiration on writing a blog post... and I'm too lazy to fish out the pictures from my trip to the states (and also, I didn't take many pictures to begin with), I thought I'd start off the new year with a blog post about my Wantable December box, which is my favourite beauty subscription box.

In case you have no idea what Wantable is, it's a monthly subscription box that is only currently available to residents in USA, Canada and Australia. They have three main types of boxes - makeup, intimates and accessories. I'm currently subscribed only to the makeup one, so I can only vouch for this particular type of box. It costs USD$36 a month or $40 for a one-time purchase. I'm not too sure why you'd pick the one time purchase, when you can unsubscribe at anytime when you subscribe for $36 a month. Shipping is free to the states, $5 to Canada and $9 to Australia. What sets Wantable apart from other subscription box is that they handpick 4-6 products to your preference, which they get from a rather detailed survey you fill it prior to subscribing. Also, all products are full-sized!

Without further ado (and also I'm not one to ramble on about crap), here is what I received in my December box...
I received four full sized products and one bonus sample - Skiin Instant Skin Tightener and Line Filler.

1. Starlooks Lengthening Mascara - RRP: USD$16.00
"Our lengthening mascara has a huge, fluffy, tree-shaped applicator that allows for no clumping and is full of rich, black, Kohl pigment to allow the blackest lashes possible. This mascara creates the effect of a fluffy feather-like lash that is also lengthened to the fullest. Beauty Tip: With 2 or 3 coats, the base of the lash will thicken by 50%!"

I should probably read the information sheet beforehand. I've tried this mascara a handful of times, and the only problem I've had with this is that it did nothing for my lashes in the volumizing department. Although, I only used a coat of it before using a mascara that actually claims to volume (i.e. has the word "volume" in the name/description). It's a great lengthening mascara, as it has little fibres in it.

2. DEX New York Revita-C Lip Treatment - RRP: USD$25.00
"Intensive healing and environmentally protective lip treatment in a lipstick form. Rich in antioxidants, this formula features Vitamin C wrapped around a core of Vitamin E. Smooths, soothes and helps prevent chapping and peeling. Also contains an SPF 15. Beauty Tip: Can be worn alone as a lip balm or underneath your favorite lipstick to keep your pout in tip top shape."

An interesting lip product, with the dual layer thingy. I've only used this once or twice, as I found my Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments far more moisturizing. It does have some moisturizing properties, but I probably would not repurchase, as it's not as good as other lip treatments on the market. It also has the very slightest tint, which I don't really mind at all (swatch below).

3. MiA BelleZZa Mineral Pressed Blush in Natural - RRP: USD$16.50
"Create a beautiful, healthy glow with this amazing mineral blush. Satin pressed, long-wearing formula will float over your skin with ease, no need for harsh blending. With skin soothing Vitamins A, C, and E. Hypoallergenic, Oil free, Dye free, Talc free, Fragrance free. Beauty Tip: For even more radiance, pair with your favorite highlighter on the tops of your cheekbones."

Love this blush, although it is a bit on the sheer side. But that means that it'll be harder for me to look like a clown, what with my occasional heavy-handed application. It's also a gorgeous mauvey-pink colour that lasts all day on my cheeks (swatch below).

 4. Eveline Eyeliner Marker - RRP: USD$10.99
"Perfect precision and deep black colour. Our new eyeliner marker is extremely easy to use. Its thin and extraordinarily flexible tip spreads evenly, enabling you to draw a uniform and even line with one stroke. The long-lasting formula does not smudge and can last for up to 24 hours flawlessly. Beauty Tip: For a simple way to draw the perfect line, apply dots of liner along the lash line, then connect them in short strokes. Smudge while still wet for a smoky look."

I didn't think much of this eyeliner. It isn't as pigmented as I wish it was, and I had difficulty creating thin lines. See picture below.

L-R: Swatch of DEX New York Revita-C Lip Treatment, MiA BelleZZa Mineral Pressed Blush in Natural, Eveline Eyeliner, my best attempt at creating the thinnest line with Eveline Eyeliner
I then did a smudge test, and the above are the results. It did pretty well when smudged with a finger, but not so much with a baby wipe. However, Eveline never claimed it was a waterproof eyeliner.

Overall, I thought this Wantable box was pretty average. However, I still think Wantable is an amazing box to be subscribed to if you had to only pick one because I'd definitely use all these products (with the exception of the sample, but that was a bonus product). So it wasn't a waste of money despite the seemingly hefty price tag (compared to other Australian beauty boxes). If you'd like to subscribe, click here (this is a personal invite link - I get rewarded in Wantable credits if you subscribe).


  1. I love the colour of the blush you got! xx

    Jasmine Cara

  2. Nice products! I'd love to try them! Thanks for review!


  3. They all look like very usable products, though I have trouble with mascaras that have fibers, they're usually too dry which I don't like. The blush is very pretty and I like sheerer ones also, cause I'm a little useless and heavy handed in that department too :)

  4. Not a bad box. The eyeliner looks a bit weak though! I can never use fibre mascaras, I swear something will fall into my eyes every hour.


  5. Hmmm in my opinion not the best box; however, you get full sizes for $36