I'm back!!! I miss the sunshine and the warmth! I'm planning on doing a blog post on my trip to Singapore/Maldives, along with the things that I purchased. Unfortunately, I didn't get much shopping done in Singapore, and to compensate, I spent a rather large amount of money at the airport (duty free).
This review of Wantable May's box is rather late, as the first box sent to me was lost in the mail and this replacement box arrived when I was in the middle of my holiday. The June box also arrived around the same time and will be up on the blog in a few days.
If you have yet to hear about Wantable, it is a monthly subscription box. There are three variations - cosmetics, accessories, and intimates. I've personally never tried the accessories or intimates ones as they don't appeal to me as much as cosmetics. Wantable costs USD$36 a month or $40 for a one-off box. However, I'm not sure why you'd want to pay $4 more, as you can easily cancel your subscription with a click of a button (and it takes immediate effect). Wantable currently ships to the following countries (besides USA):
Canada - USD$6.00
UK - USD$7.00
Australia - USD$10.00
It is not the cheapest beauty subscription box on the market, but it's my favourite as they hand pick and send 4-5 products based on a quiz that you take. Therefore, the box is tailored to your preferences. Furthermore, all products sent are full-sized!
I received four products in my replacement May box.
1. Mirabella Eye Definer in Foil - USD $19.00
"Richly coloured eye pencil glides on smoothly for a perfectly precise look."
Although this seems like a great eyeliner pencil when swatched, I think I have far too many eyeliner pencils I do not use. I think I need to re-do my quiz and change my preferences. However, this eyeliner pencil is a tat unique, as it is not a "flat" black. It has a slight metallic look to it.
2. Vinent Longo Pressed Powder in Golden Sienna - USD $28.00
Beauty Tip: Dab a puff into the compact being sure to work the powder into the fibres. Tap the puff into the palm of your hand to remove excess powder and starting with the under eye area, lightly press the powder into your skin. Continue pressing as you move your eyelids, up to your forehead, along your temples and cheekbones, down your nose and ending along your chin and jaw line."
I was a bit put off when I read the shade name. I envisioned "Golden Sienna" as a dark colour for some strange reason, but was pleasantly surprised at how light it was. It matches my skin tone perfectly despite putting on a tan from my recent holiday. I use a brush to apply this powder to set my foundation and it is so fine and smooth. Blending the powder is a dream! I used this powder today and my face didn't get oily enough to warrant an oil blot! HURRAY!
3. Mirabella Colour Queen Shadow Duo in Shockwave/woodstock - USD $30.00
"Rule the runway in brilliantly-bold hues. Highly pigmented color pairing contrast and complement, layer shades for a uniquely beautiful ombre-inspired look."
I initially thought this was a single shadow until I read the name on the information sheet, as I was blogging. As such, there are two swatch photos - one below with both shades, and another at the bottom of the post with the bright reddish pink shadow (which I assume is called shockwave) and the rest of the products that was received in this box.
I have to admit that the shade on the left (shockwave, I think it's called) is not a shade I'd use willingly. In fact, I was thinking about using it (sparingly) as a blush when I thought it was a single shadow. However, I might try to blend it with the other shade and see what comes of it when I get some time to myself.
Both shades were pigmented. I only swiped my arm once to obtain that opacity.
4. Gleam by Melanie Mills Body Radiance Highlighter in Rose Gold - USD $30.00
This is an interesting product that I'm going to assume is to be used on the body and not the face. I rarely use bronzers such as this, as I rarely go anywhere besides work. I think it'd be a bit over the top if I used this prior to work... not that anyone would be able to see considering it's winter and I'm usually rugged up!
|L-R: Mirabella eyeliner, Mirabella eyeshadow in shockwave, Vincent Longo Pressed Powder, Gleam by Melanie Mills Body Radiance Highlighter|
Overall, I'm satisfied with what I received in my replacement May box. Wantable was super easy to deal with when I realised that the box was lost - the tracking link did not update for about 2-3 weeks. Despite the high price tag, I think it's worth it as you get excellent service and products that are tailored to your preferences.
If you would like to subscribe, I'd greatly appreciate it if you use my invitation link (click here), as I get a $10 credit to my next box.
This product was kindly provided for my consideration. All opinions expressed are my own.