March Wantable Beauty Box – First Look

March Wantable Box

March Wantable Box

Hmmmm.  This is the problem with beauty boxes.  Last Month I received my first Wantable box and I thought that it was brilliant.  Great products and great value.  This month however I am very disappointed.

March Wantable Box

I got four full sized products this month instead of five.  So, I know that Wantable say four to five full sized products before you subscribe, but, well, you know – I want five full sized products.

March Wantable Box Spellbound Belladona Lacquer

The colour of the nail varnish is well – not a colour that I would choose.  Of all the colours available in the Spellbound range, (and there are some gorgeous ones) I get the peachy toned colour.  Just not me.

March Wantable Beauty Box Golden Rose Mascara

Golden Rose Mascara – having recently returned from Turkey where this brand is omnipresent, I am interested to see the results of this drugstore mascara with fibre.  However this is my second mascara in a row.  I love mascara but I cant get through so many.  One in every other box would be good.

March Wantable Box Eyeshadow

Pla Beauty eyeshadow in Serenity. Yet another product that I like, in a colour that I would never, ever choose for myself.  I’ve swatched it and it is chalky on me.

March Wantable Box Retractable Brush

Mistura Retractable Brush.  Sigh.  I don’t do retractable brushes.  I have a fab Trish McEvoy make up planner that keeps my brushes in mint condition. In addition, this is not the softest synthetic  brush in my collection.  It is just a no from me.

The sachet is a different iteration of the product that I had in my first box.  The Sorme Under Foundation Make Up Enhancer, this time in the anti ageing rather then the oil free version.

The total value of the products in this box is sixty four dollars.  As a UK subscriber, I pay over fifty dollars for the box so that is not outstanding value. So, only four products, two colours that I did not need to swatch to know that they would not be great for me and a repeat of the sample two boxes in a row.  Very disappointing.

  • So disappointing when you get products you would like but in the wrong colour in a beauty box. I got the same colour nail polish in my birchbox last month and I saw others with this amazing glitter colour! xx

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    • Jo

      Hi Georgia

      I am really annoyed, especially as it is from America so sending it back would be a huge faff not to mention expense. I am giving them one more month. If April’s box is rubbish, I am cancelling my subscription.

      Thanks

      Jo

    • Jo

      Hi Georgia
      Ohhhhh, that is not good – I think it makes it worse when you see everyone else getting fab colours. Hope your next box is fabulous!

      Thanks

      Jo

  • This is why I don’t do beauty boxes. I get the impression the first few are good and then it all starts going downhill. Apart from if you do the ‘bigger’ boxes which may not always cater for skin tone etc…

    • Jo

      Hi Dija

      I know, I know – I am giving Wantable one more month to redeem themselves!

      Thanks

      Jo

  • Aww I’m so bummed you didn’t get the shade you wanted from my new SPELLBOUND collection! I love a bright color myself – so make sure to doublecheck your Wantable polish profile (I believe “Belladonna” went to customers who selected ‘neutral cream’ polishes as their color preference in the beauty quiz) – hopefully one of the bolder hues will have you loving this formula as much as I do!

    • Jo

      Hi Jordan

      Congrats on the range!

      I think that Belladonna is too light to be considered neutral/nude if you have dark skin but I have taken your advice and made significant changes to my Wantable profile.

      Thanks

      Jo

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