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Wantable November Makeup Box | Review

Posted on November 26, 2014

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Hi Guys!

This month’s Wantable box arrived in record time, and I was excited to find a brand I’d never heard of before inside – Surratt Beauty. After looking into this company the products look rather good – they’re stocked in Liberty and have a high price point, so now I have high hopes and I really hope I’m not going to be disappointed!

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First up is the Surratt Beauty Smokey Eye Baton in Mauve, $35.00

This is supposed to be a creamy liner with a smudger at the other end to create a smokey eye look. The liner is great but there’s no smudger! I’m not sure what happened there – the description includes mention of a smudger, as does other online descriptions but there’s definitely not one in sight!

Good points – The product has a creamy, smooth texture that’s easily blendable. I love the shade I received, Mauve. It’s a beautiful deep purple that’s easily build able and a great alternative to black.

Not so good points – There’s no smudger! Boo!

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Next is another Surratt product, this is the Concealer in Fair, $50.00

Surratt’s concealer stick adheres to skin perfectly and wears beautifully for flawless, long-lasting, full coverage.

Good points – This definitely feels like a premium product, it has a matte finish that blends well and easily covered my dark circles.

Not so good points – Depending on your skin tone, this shade could be too light for you. Luckily I’m white as a ghost so it’s perfect for me, and if you’d like to try the concealer there are plenty of other shades available. Also it’s worth mentioning that the product is only a tiny 1.9g which really is super small for the $50.00 price tag.

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Next is the Yourminerals Loose Eyeshadow in Lime, $22.00

Good points – I love love LOVE this shade, it’s such a beautiful pale olive green that’s super finely milled with gold sparkles. It catches the light beautifully and has a lovely soft consistency.

Not so good points – There’s nothing wrong with the actual product, but there’s nothing to stop the powder going everywhere inside the pot. There are four square holes that you tip the shadow out of and nothing to close them off so it just all comes out inside the lid. This shouldn’t be a problem as long as you’re careful when unscrewing the lid.

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And finally a Vincent Longo Deluxe Blush Brush, $24.00

Good points – I’ve had some Vincent Longo brushes in previous boxes and I’m never disappointed. This is a premium synthetic brush with long flexible bristles. It’s super soft and lovely to use.

Bad points – None!

Overall this little box included products valuing a massive $131.00 (£83.11) I’m pretty sure it’s the highest value box I’ve had so far! I’m really impressed with the selection of products included and hoping to see more of Surratt Beauty in future boxes!

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I hope you enjoyed my review! xxx

Wantable October Makeup Box | Review

Posted on October 29, 2014

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Hi Guys!

It’s time for another Wantable box! October’s box definitely looked to be a good one on first glance, this is the only box (I think) that’s had five items in! Yay! I’ve got a great mixture of eye, lip and face products, so let’s get stuck in…

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First up is the Ofra Blush Illuminating Stripes ($29.95)

These unique blushes are made with high-grade pearls and pigments pressed using sophisticated technology exclusive to OFRA Cosmetic Laboratories. Once applied, Blush Stripes highlight your cheek bones in any light giving every face the illusion of ever-increasingly popular high cheekbones (think Kim Kardashian) while also providing the natural, pink glow every woman desires and expects from a quality blush. These product can double-duty as a four-colored eye shadow powder as well, making the Blush Stripes an economic cosmetic option that feels like a splurge.

Good points – I love these shades individually! The highlight is fab and you only need a tiny bit for your whole face. The blush shades are also super pretty used sparingly.

Not so good points – I tried applying the stripes in one swoop – using a wide brush I made sure I picked up each of the colours and stroked it on, making sure the highlight was on top of my check bone and the bronzer underneath. This did not work! Firstly the four stripes next to each other were too wide for my face so they didn’t sit right, and secondly the shades were way more pigmented and shimmery than I expected, even after blending in I still looked like a shimmery clown. But I still think this is a great product used sparingly.

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Next is the Eddie Funkhouser 16h 4-way Liquid Concealer in Light ($10.99)

The 4-way Liquid Concealer is a dynamic multi-tasker formula designed to: 1. Neutralize redness, 2. Correct dark circles, 3. Brighten and conceal 4. Soften the appearance of fine lines.

Good points – I have serious dark circles and under eye bags so I really had high hopes for this product. And I have to say I was rather pleasantly surprised! It looks like a pretty standard liquid concealer, but after it’s dried it leaves a lovely matte finish that DOESNT CRACK. This is really important to my as most concealers crack into the fine lines under my eyes. This one does not.

Not so good points – My only complaint is this is not quite a pigmented as I’d like. I do have super dark bags though, so if you’re looking for an under eye concealer for ‘normal’ under eyes, this could be perfect for you!

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Next is the Tarina Tarantino Eyelicity Glitter Liner in Black Diamond ($16.00)

This Eyelicity Glitter Liner is a micro-glitter liner saturated with a burst of pigmented color that gives you lustrous sparkling eyes on days you want to be a little glamorous! This amazing formula is long-lasting and quick-drying once set! It is also smudge resistant and will keep the gorgeous glitter on your eyes and not your cheeks!

Good points – I love the fine glitter in this liner, it really caught the light and looked great over my normal black eyeliner.

Not so good points – The liquid formula was quite sheer – you can see on the above image that it’s quite see through. I wouldn’t wear this eyeliner alone as it just doesn’t have the depth of colour I’d like.

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Next is the MUD Magnolia Lip Glaze ($12.50)

Light, emollient Lip Glazes deliver a burst of sheer, glossy color that’s smooth and never sticky. Stash the squeezable tube in a handbag for a quick sweep of color on the go, or use a brush for more precise application.

Good points – This gloss is a pretty, wearable colour. The formula is non sticky and comfortable to wear.

Not so good points – I’m sorry but I really don’t like the packaging of this product. To me it looks and feels cheap. I’m just not a fan of this style of gloss applicator!

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And lastly the Chella Luscious Light Brown Eyebrow Color ($18.00)

The fine tip on this sleek European-designed mechanical pencil has a creamy consistency that glides into place and can also be lightly smudged for a more natural look (use the brush/comb attachment on Chella’s Razor, sold separately, to achieve this effect).

Good points – This pencil has a super fine tip that’s perfect for drawing on tiny brow hairs that look natural. The product formula is quite dense, helping create a sharp line, but can also easily be smudged.

Not so good points – None!

So there we have it! Overall I think I’ve got a great little bundle of products here! This box of goodies came to $87.44 (£54.35) which is also a complete bargain! Wantable also now offer a fitness box, you can check out their site here.

I hope you enjoyed my review xxx

Wantable August Makeup Box | Review

Posted on August 24, 2014

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Hi Guys!

It’s time again for another Wantable box! This month’s box looks great with four items including a rather awesome looking eyeshadow, under eye brightener, eyeliner and mascara. If you’re new to Wantable, you can check out all the deets and info in my very first post here.

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First up is the Elizabeth Mott – It’s so Big! Mascara ($19.99)

It’s So Big! Volumizing Mascara is a unique formula that lengthens and curls your lashes without smudging. Maintains mega volume for the whole day with easy removal.The secret weapon is the hourglass brush shape, wit its long and short bristle pattern to deliver just the right amount of mascara to each lash (like magic!) Watch your lashes grow bigger with each layer.

Good points – Erm, none.

Not so good points – Sorry to start with a downer but unfortunately this is probably the worst mascara I’ve ever tried. The formula felt kind of tarry and stringy, it took many strokes just to get one layer of mascara, it didn’t lengthen at all, only slightly thickened and it just really wasn’t anything special at all.

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Next is the Vincent Longo – PearlX Eyeshadow in Etherea ($25.00)

This unique, out-of-this-world formula opens new vistas in eye makeup. Pearl X eyeshadows spread cool to warm tones throughout a sophisticated multi-textured product, to create shades of matte and shine that effortlessly blend and shift as you apply. The galactic multi-textures of matte and pearl encourage a personalized, creative application style.

Good points – Well firstly just look at it! This eyeshadow it stunning! It reminds me of another eyeshadow that I can’t just put my finger on, possibly MAC?? I love the different nuances of colour, and I really had no idea what to expect from the swatch! The shadow itself is soft and feels luxurious, and it comes out as a lovely warm golden bronze – I love it!

Not so good points – None!

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Tarina Tarantino – Eye Dream Hyperlight Eye Brightener ($22.00)

This universal shade brightener instantly reduces the appearance of dark circles and diminishes discolourations around the eye area to create a radiant youthful glow in one swift swipe! This blendable, crease-free formulation was designed to be applied under or over your concealer and foundation making it the quick fix for weary mornings or long days to keep you looking bright eyed and refreshed at all times!

Good points – The packaging is gorgeous, as with all Tarina Tarantino products. This handy little product conveniently hides dark circles whilst illuminating and making your complexion suddenly brighter. I found this wasn’t the best as a concealer, but on top of my normal concealer this worked wonderfully to make my complexion brighter.

Not so good points – Apart from the fact that I need a stronger concealer, this is a fab product.

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Glam Natural – Eyeliner Pencil in Black Opal

Use GlamNatural Mineral Eye Pencils to line, define, and dramatize. These BodySafe pencils will safely add dimension and definition to the eyes without compromising your health. Classic blackest black.

Good points – Hmm ok well this is a pretty bog standard black eyeliner pencil, it’s not the blackest black, nor the softest formula, but I have seen worse. This is average at best.

Not so good points – See above.

So overall this box has been a bit of a mixed one, I’ve got a couple of great products and a couple of not so great ones here. I updated my settings last month to include mascaras and makeup tools, which were previously excluded from my options. I’m kind of regretting adding mascaras now! Fingers crossed next month’s box will be better! 🙂

Don’t forget to check out the Wantable site and take a look at their other subscription boxes! xxx