Monday, September 16, 2013

September Wantable Box - Image Heavy

*All products were sent to me for testing and review, completely complimentary, from Wantable. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Hello everyone! After jealously eyeing all the subscription boxes other bloggers have been posting about recently, I was so excited to be asked to share Wantable and the September Wantable Box with you!!

If you've never heard of Wantable before you really need to check it out. It is an amazing subscription box that costs $36 a month. Not ready for a subscription? That's fine too. Wantable thought of everything. You can order just one box for $40, just to see if you like it first. Sound a bit pricey? Well, think about this. Each box is packed with full-size products hand picked just for you based on your answers to their customer quiz. Answer the questions honestly and that's 4-6 full-size products that you know you're going to love! This values the boxes between $80 and $100! AND each box comes with tips and tricks on how to use these products to the best of their abilities. Still not sure? Take a look at my box and decide for yourself.

I kinda loved opening the box flap and seeing this. I don't know why, but it just struck a cord for me. Like opening up a whole new world of beauty, and I guess in a way I was.

The insert tells you all about the boxes. Wantable has the Makeup Box (seen in my review), an Accessories Box (with 3-4 boutique jewelry pieces), a new Intimates Box (said to have camis, panties, socks, and more), and if you hurry you can pre-order their limited edition Ultimate Halloween Makeup Box filled with tons of products from Cinema Secrets!

First looks. I never look at inserts until I've browsed the products first. What's inside the box? What's it gonna be??? I love the surprise! Let's find out!!

This is Taupeless from Be a ... Bombshell CosmeticsI was oddly excited about this lip gloss and used it right away! I am a huge fan of lip gloss, but pretty much the most I can get away with is nude gloss. My lips are just naturally very red and tend to turn most colored lip glosses really odd colors. This was perfect. It went on nicely, added a hint of color and shine to my lips, and lasted a long time without getting sticky and tacky.

The next thing in the box in Manna Kadar Hi Def Mattifier. I was really excited to try this, and it exceeded my expectations ... which admittedly were rather low. I've tried to find a finishing powder like this many times but always seemed to come up with something with sparkle or glitter to it. This is exactly what I've been looking for - a very simple matte powder that leaves a nice and smooth overall finish.

This is the only thing I was unsure about in this box - the Michael Marcus Refillable Eyeshadow Compact in Flawless. While taking the quiz I said I loved the lighter, more nude shades of eyeshadow, but I didn't exactly mean this.

As you can see, this looks almost exactly like my current face powder. Trying it, it did blend completely with my skin tone, but left behind a flawless finish. With this in mind I may try using it as a concealing powder later.

The last full-size item in the box is Laqa & Co nail polish in Nookie!

Nookie is a stunning shade of hot pink. It's actually a bit darker in person than shown here. But the best thing?? This is one coat with NO top coat!! If the entire Laqa line of polish is like this I am seriously hooked!

The promo code they included in my box might just be getting some major use! The code is good for $10 off $30.

The only product included in the box that wasn't full size was this. The Lise Watier Ombre Souffle Supreme eyeshadow. The card shows all 6 shades available in the souffles. I got samples of Sunrise Peach and Vert enchante (exactly the shades I would have chosen for myself). These are pretty awesome and really are whipped like souffle. They are so easy to apply with your fingertips. A little different than I expected but this is neither good or bad ... just different.

The small amount I used mostly just left a really shimmery hint of color behind. This gives me the idea that this small sample will last a long time for me.

And finally, here is the insert we skipped earlier of everything in the box, the retail value of each item, and the tips and tricks by Wantable stylists.

Ready to see how I used the products in this box? Plus some of my own products ...

I'm not a makeup artist or a model ... but I like it! :)

Products Used:
Dickinson's Witch Hazel: used to clean my face before anything else!
Neutrogena Shine Control Primer
L'Oreal Infallible 24H Laquer Liner in Blackest Black: Yes, I use this before anything else (except my primer). I am far from an expert on liner, and I've been known to screw it up many times. It's just easier to clean up if I do screw up ... or use my eyeshadow to hide shaky lines.
Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Golden Copper: This is my all time favorite blush (as if you couldn't tell by the scratched and scraped container). It also lasts forever since it's so highly pigmented. It only needs a very small amount on a brush to add a blush of color to my cheeks. More in the winter hides the splotchiness from the cold perfectly too!
Lise Watier in Sunrise Peach and Vert enchante
Michael Marcus in Flawless (not shown): I used this on my brow bone and to blend the edges of the Souffle eyeshadow.
Revlon Lash Potion
Be a ... Bombshell in Taupeless
Manna Kadar Hi-Def Powder

I hope you enjoyed this box as much as I did. Thanks Wantable! :)

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*All products were sent to me for testing and review, completely complimentary, from Wantable. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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