I have officially unsubscribed from Wantable. I wound up getting 12 boxes over 13 months, and I decided to keep track of everything I ordered to make some (not) fancy charts about them.
The basis of Wantable’s Makeup subscription is that you get between 4 and 5 full sized products for $36 a month if you have a recurring subscription. This jumps to $40 if you only want to get the box one time. My preferences basically said not to send me nail polish, bronzer, or complexion products (foundation/concealer).
At the beginning of my subscription, I was seeing the number of products oscillate between 4 and 5 products, with a random outlier of 7. After I skipped July, my boxes wound up having a higher value (greater than $95) with fewer products. Before then, I had box values as low as $60.99 and as high as $136.57. I’m actually okay with fewer products and a higher box value because I think it also corresponded with a higher personal value.
From August on, I was above the $36 cost of the box. I didn’t have personal values that were super close to the box value, but at least it wasn’t like April when I hated every single thing I got.
I complained a lot about seeing repeat brands and getting a little bored of them. Looking at the brands, and how often they showed up, I think it was only really valid for Vincent Longo.
Towards the end of my subscription, I was starting to get quite a few from Surratt (two in November, one in December) and Tarina Tarantino (one a month for the last three months), so I’m pretty sure those two brands would have their number to continue to climb.
I got a total of 55 products over the course of 12 boxes. Of those 55 products, I liked a total of 25 of them.
Seeing the count of the products I actually liked and had a personal value to me, I’m not surprised to see blush and mascara on that list. I was getting a little tired of seeing them, though not enough to cancel my subscription earlier.
Overall, do I think Wantable is a good subscription? I think that if they keep getting new brands (and high end ones, like Surratt), and send those out, then they’re a great discovery box for people who either don’t want to purchase those high end brands at full price or are just getting into more expensive (mid range) makeup. While there were disappointing boxes to me, it’s more in the fact that I hadn’t updated my preferences quiz in a while and the fact that I have a makeup stash much larger than the average makeup user. I don’t think it’s a subscription that people should keep for longer than 6 months though either, because at some point you wind up having so many things that you’re just not using. I mean, just from the things I marked as Personal Value : Yes, I have four blushes. The mascara will be used since I replace them every three months, and the pen liners got used because they wound up drying out. Lipsticks and blushes take ages to use though.
Do any of you subscribe to Wantable? How long have you been subscribing? Do you think it’s still as exciting or worth it as when you started?
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