This month I wanted to kick things off right by doing a review on one of my favorite makeup subscription boxes, Wantable.
They went all out this month with some amazing complexion products, falsies, highlighters and skincare!
Let’s get started, shall we?
This month I changed it up a bit. My Loves list was all about complexion, lashes and highlighters. They definitely delivered! I received nothing from my Likes or Dislikes lists.
The first thing I saw when I opened the box was their little quote strip. The top stated that I look beautiful, which made me feel nice. The back had one of my favorite quotes of all time, by the fabulous Elizabeth Taylor:
If that isn’t some of the best advice ever, I don’t know what is.
Item One: Eleece Illuminous Hydrating Rose Face Mask
I received two of these face masks in a beautiful black and white mesh bag, that has lovely flower details all over. I’m going to use the bag in the future, I’m sure, either as a gift bag or to store things in my purse. I love packaging, I’ve said it a million times!
The mask itself is one of the actual masks, where you take it out, unfold it, place it on your face and let it absorb for a certain amount of time. Reading the instructions, I kneaded the bag a few times, then removed the mask. I put it onto my clean face and let it sit for about 25 minutes and then removed it, using circular motions to massage the remaining product into my skin. This mask has an extremely strong rose scent. That may be pleasant to some, but I felt a bit like Katniss, being smothered by President Snow’s roses. I felt it was difficult to keep on my face if I wanted to do anything else, so I ended up just lying down for the time it was on. I really didn’t like that, as I’m quite active and usually when I have masks on, I can at least read a book or use the computer, but with this, it seemed like the slightest movement would lift parts of the mask off of my skin. When the time was up, I removed the mask paper, rubbed the remaining product into my skin and even down my neck and chest a bit, as there was a lot. I noticed immediately that the slight scarring I have on my face was lightened considerably. My whole face looked much, much brighter! I’m very impressed with that, as most products that brighten skin have a tendency to leave you a bit dried out as well, but not this. I felt hydrated throughout the day, and even going into today, I feel moisturized and fresh. I’ll definitely be using the second mask, probably before an event or a big makeup day.
Item Two: Ofra Cheeky Cheekbone Enhancer
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, I love highlighters. I feel like my look is never complete until I’ve brightened up my cheekbones. This is a gorgeous, sheer color that leaves a hint of shimmer wherever you apply it. It looks white in the container, but leaves no real color on your skin, just a healthy glow. The jar has a sifter lid that you can twist to shut, which is great since I spill products a lot, this will help reduce the amount of makeup that’s already on the floor in my vanity area. I’d never heard of Ofra before, but their products all seem to be reasonably priced for a good amount. This sifter jar contains 5 grams of product, and since it only takes a little bit, I could see it lasting a long time. When I used it with other products, such as blush and my contour shades, it blended beautifully. There was little to no fallout, it stayed precisely where I placed it. I’d highly recommend this to anyone looking for a shimmery highlighter. It only comes in one universal shade, but since the color is so sheer, I think it would work well on anyone. I can’t wait to try it out when I’ve gotten more color on my face this summer!
Item Three: Liberty Republic Fake It False Eyelashes in NSA
If you’ve been following my page, you’ll know that I’ve recently gotten contact lenses, and with that, I’ve developed an obsession with falsies. I must have fifty pairs of them in my collection at the moment, but that doesn’t mean I’ll ever say no to more! These are a very subtle style, something that would go well with a “no makeup” makeup look. They aren’t quite as dramatic as most of the lashes I wear, but I can definitely see a use for them in my arsenal. Right now they’re on sale for $4.00, which is comparable to many drugstore lashes. They have a very thin, clear band, which I love. They’re made from 100% human hair, my favorite! Synthetic and mink lashes just don’t compare to the look and feel of human hair. They feel very light, and while I’ve not tried them yet, I think they’ll end up being super comfortable while on. Looking through their other styles, I think I may have found a new brand to try!
Item Four: Vincent Longo Perfect Canvas Liquid Concealer in Fair
This wasn’t actually listed on the packing slip this month. Instead, I was supposed to receive a Vincent Longo blush. However, I’m much, much happier with the concealer, so I’m not going to complain! This is one of my absolute favorite products this month, and I cannot rave enough about how impressed I am. It has an angled, felt tip applicator and you twist up from the bottom to push the product through the little holes. I’m always on the hunt for the perfect concealer, and this is just so unbelievably amazing. It contains two different peptides, one to help reduce puffiness under your eyes, and the other to help diminish dark circles. Beauty products with a skincare base? Oh yes, please! It also contains arnica to improve blood circulation and to help minimize discoloration. I found that this color matches my skin perfectly and conceals easily. I don’t have to cake it on to cover up blemishes and imperfections. It also photographs well, blends easily with liquid or powder foundation, or can be worn alone. I wore it for a solid eight hours yesterday over an area on my cheek that has broken out (thanks, new birth control), and it didn’t come off until I used my oil cleanser. I can’t recommend this product enough. If you’re tired of having crease lines under your eyes from concealer, or if you’re looking for something that doesn’t just conceal, but heals as well, then this is the product for you. I think I may have to stock up on this new Holy Grail concealer!
Item Five: Vincent Longo Pressed Powder in Golden Banana
This is another product I’m thrilled with. It’s difficult for me to find foundation and powder that isn’t pink toned. Being very fair skinned, it’s always a challenge! Not all pale girls are pink! I have yellow/neutral undertones, and this matches me exactly. I’ve never had a pressed powder that blended into my skin so seamlessly! The powder is triple milled with real silk fibers to be super smooth and soft. It doesn’t look heavy on my skin and could be used alone or over foundation. It feels so lightweight, but gives amazing coverage. I was able to wear it alone for about four hours without it fading at all. It also didn’t rub off on my clothes, and there was minimal fallout with application. I’m not a big fan of the velour pouf, as it just felt cheap to me. I could easily use any other pouf from the drugstore for the same quality. I do think it has very easy application, and is fool proof for anyone that’s just starting to branch out into full face makeup. The range of colors is diverse, and is also much different than what you normally find on a shelf. However, if you are one of the pink-toned pale ladies, then this probably won’t work as well for you. I could see it being used as a touch up powder, or being used to set concealer, as the yellow tones in it will help to neutralize any redness you may have. I also really love the packaging. The Tiffany Blue accents are really cute, the compact is very thin and will not fall open in your purse, and the mirror is very nice. Some mirrors are better than others, and this one is definitely top quality.
The full retail value of my box this month was $108.99!!! This is the highest valued Wantable box I’ve received so far, and I am seriously beyond impressed with it. I’ve discovered at least three new brands that I will purchase again, (Ofra, Vincent Longo, Liberty Republic), got to try some new fun skincare (Eleece), and I couldn’t be happier with this! While the blush wasn’t included, I’m much more pleased with the concealer I received. I’ve got plenty of blushes, but it’s not every day you find your dream concealer!
What all did you receive in your Wantable box this month? What other subscription services do you use? What would you like to have me try next?
As always, thank you for reading!
Disclaimer: I received this month’s Wantable Makeup Subscription Box free of charge in exchange for an honest review. This has not changed my opinions on the products received. For any other questions, please contact me at Brenna.Bombshell@Gmail.com.