A hit and a miss from Wantable Cosmetics

I’ve been a subscriber to Wantable’s Cosmetic boxes for several years now. Occasionally I receive a box for review which I did with the two boxes I’m going to share today. I’m grateful when that happens and hate to bash them if there’s a miss but one of these two boxes is a total miss for me which is unfortunate. Let me know if either of these would be a hit or a miss for you.

FEBRUARY’S COSMETIC WANTABLE BOX:

Wantable Cosmetics for February

Wantable Cosmetics for February

As usual there are only full size cosmetic items in this package. A subscription costs $36 per month and this February box has a value of $77 which is makes it worth twice as much as paid.

1) BODYOGRAPHY LOOSE COMPLEXION POWDER in PORCELAIN ($24) – this has a very smooth and silky texture and the color is perfect for my fair skin.

Bodyography Loose Complexion Powder in Porcelain

Bodyography Loose Complexion Powder in Porcelain

2) BODYOGRAPHY MAKEUP REMOVER WIPES ($12) – this contains 50 wipes. I’ve never seen a package of wipes this big. It’s double the typical size. I won’t use this on my eyes even though it says it can remove waterproof makeup but these will get used. It should last me for months and months.

Bodyography Makeup Remover Wipes

Bodyography Makeup Remover Wipes

3) LORD & BERRY LIQUID EYELINER in BLACK ($24) – I’m a huge fan of liquid eyeliner though I do have enough black liners for the next few years. This is a truly waterproof liner. I couldn’t get it off my hand with water even hours later. It’s not my favorite type of packaging since I tend to be more messy with a short brush but when I want long lasting, this will be it.

Lord & Berry Inkglam in Black

Lord & Berry Inkglam in Black

4) FRANKIE ROSE LIPSTICK in PINK MELON ($16) is the prize in the package. My blog partner Lisa has reviewed several Frankie Rose products but this is my first experience with them and it’s a winner! This lipstick is beautifully pigmented and has a beautiful shine all on its own. It’s creamy and moisturizing.

Frankie Rose Pink Melon lipstick

Frankie Rose Pink Melon lipstick

Frankie Rose Pink Melon lipstick

Frankie Rose Pink Melon lipstick

What a gorgeous color!

Frankie Rose Pink Melon lipstick  and Lord & Berry black liquid eyeliner

Frankie Rose Pink Melon lipstick and Lord & Berry black liquid eyeliner

WANTABLE COSMETIC BOX FOR MARCH

WANTABLE for March

WANTABLE for March

WANTABLE for March

WANTABLE for March

My March box has me confused and you’ll soon see why. The value of this box is $66.50 and contains 4 full size products.

1) BODYOGRAPHY NAIL LACQUER in FANCY FREE ($8.50) is a very pretty spring peach cream polish. Even though it’s a full size, Bodyography’s polishes are a little smaller than most.

Bodyography Nail Lacquer in Fancy Free

Bodyography Nail Lacquer in Fancy Free

2) AU NATURALE LIP & CHEEK TINT in PARISIAN PINK ($22) is a conundrum. The color in the pot is very appealing.

Au Naturale Lip & Cheek Tint in Parisian Pink

Au Naturale Lip & Cheek Tint in Parisian Pink

The color once applied is basically invisible. I like a light lip but this is totally clear on my lips. And it doesn’t show up on my cheeks. I got one swatch seen below to photograph and never could recreate it.

Au Naturale Lip & Cheek Tint in Parisian Pink

Au Naturale Lip & Cheek Tint in Parisian Pink

3) and 4)  BILLION DOLLAR BROWS BROW POWDER in LIGHT BROWN and in TAUPE ($18 each) – UM, why did I get the same product in two shades? And since my hair is dark brown can I really use Light Brown?

Billion Dollar Brow powder in Taupe and Light Brown

Billion Dollar Brow powder in Taupe and Light Brown

I’m sure the idea behind this is to mix the colors but this just doesn’t work for me. I’ve got it already in Taupe (which they couldn’t possibly have known) and I like it in Taupe but I really wish they had sent me a totally different product instead of the Light Brown.

I don’t think you’ll have a problem knowing which is the hit and which is the miss. The great thing about Wantable though is that they have a no hassle return policy. On your packing slip you’ll find the actual cost and the price you’ll get if you return any items. So I can return the ones that don’t work for me and get a credit toward my next box or a refund for the value. Wantable makes a shopping experience easy and fun. You can change around your profile preferences as often as you wish to get the customized box of your dreams. I’m removing powders and brows for now since I’m overloaded and will add back in highlighters which was off my list for a while.

I’ve certainly got some winners from Wantable and even the ones I won’t use might be great for someone else. Which box do you think was my HIT? Are you ready to hit with Wantable? If so please use the Beauty Info Zone affiliate link to sign up.  — Marcia

 

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Have you discovered Frankie Rose Cosmetics yet?

frankie rose cosmeticsIn the vast sea of cosmetics lines, a major stand out is Frankie Rose Cosmetics. This Los Angeles based line is a relative newcomer to the makeup scene, created in 2013 by professional makeup artists who know what works and what doesn’t. The Frankie Rose Cosmetics focus is on perfecting the basics needed for every cosmetics collection.

A plethora of Frankie Rose Cosmetics goodness

A plethora of Frankie Rose Cosmetics goodness

A Frankie Rose Cosmetics face of the day

A Frankie Rose Cosmetics face of the day

I first tried Frankie Rose Cosmetics back in November of 2013 and I fell in love with their super pigmented eyeshadows, creamy lipstick, and shimmery lip gloss. This time around I have different shades of the lippie products, as well as an eyeliner and their famous foundation.

Frankie Rose Cosmetics Matte Perfection Foundation in Vintage

Frankie Rose Cosmetics Matte Perfection Foundation in Vintage

Frankie Rose Lipstick in Soft CranberryNormally, I don’t test a product until after I have taken photos.  It has been so cloudy and dreary in Michigan the past few months that good photography light has been hard to come by. It was about a week before I could take pics of the Matte Perfection Foundation ($32), but I was so curious about this foundation that I tried it before taking pics. Then I tried it again…and again and again! I couldn’t stop wearing it.  I realized very quickly why so many people swear by it and actually consider themselves ‘addicted’.

Frankie Rose Matte Perfection Foundation in VintageMatte Perfection Foundation is a long-wearing liquid foundation with buildable coverage.  It is matte enough to keep me from getting shiny but it doesn’t have that super flat look that is a drawback for many matte foundations. I love the coverage and it doesn’t settle into my pores. This really is one of the best liquid foundations I have ever tried. It’s available in nine different shades, a great variety for different skin tones. Vintage is the perfect shade for my ‘somewhere between light and medium’ skin tone.

Frankie Rose Cosmetics Powder Foundation in Buff

Frankie Rose Cosmetics Powder Foundation in Buff

The Powder Foundation ($30) does everything a good pressed powder should do, but with more coverage. It has a creamy texture so it doesn’t look dry on the skin. When I buff this over the Matte Perfection Foundation I achieve skin nirvana – I still look natural but all those imperfections are gone, gone, gone.  Throughout the day I take out my compact to powder my nose…then stop, because it doesn’t need it! I am completely addicted. With 12 different shades you are sure to find your match. Buff Powder Foundation over Vintage Matte Perfection Foundation is my exact skin match.

Frankie Rose Cosmetics Infinity Eye Pencil

Frankie Rose Cosmetics Infinity Eye Pencil

Infinity Eye Pencil ($16) goes on smoothly and has some play time for smudging out before it dries.  It lasts for a few hours on the waterline. I like it best on the upper lid…I have some issues with smudging on the lower lid, especially if I am having problems with my contacts drying out. It comes in four shades. I tried the matte Black, which is a very dark black. I’d like to try Rebel, a dark blue shimmer, which looks beautiful.

Frankie Rose Lipstick in Soft CranberryThe Lipstick ($16) in Soft Cranberry is a shiny mauve with shimmer. It’s a beautiful shade that I know I will wear all year. I love the lipstick tube; it is chic with just enough heft to feel substantial without being too heavy. The lipstick is nicely moisturizing with jojoba and canolin oils. There are 14 stunning shades available, so if you are looking for a new lipstick you will want to check out Frankie Rose Cosmetics.

Frankie Rose Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Pressed Flower

Frankie Rose Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Pressed Flower

The Lip Gloss ($16) is excellent, a staple everyone should have. There are 12 shades, including Pearl, Sugar, Pressed Flower, Gala Pink, Cotton Shimmer, Raspberry Dazzle, Valentine, Sunset, Sangria, Crushes Berries, Winter Plum, and Tangerine.

Frankie Rose Lip Gloss in Pressed Flower swatchedPressed Flower is a neutral pinky/brown with lots of shine. Since the lip gloss is a combination of a lipstick and a gloss it has beautiful pigmentation and lasting power. I am very impressed.

Frankie Rose Cosmetics face of the day

Frankie Rose Cosmetics face of the day

For my face of the day, I used a silicone based primer first, then applied the Matte Perfection Foundation in Vintage with my hands. I put two pumps into my palms, gently rubbed together, then patted on the foundation. I followed this by buffing in the Powder Foundation in Buff.  No concealer….didn’t need it! Lips are Soft Cranberry Lipstick with Pressed Flower Lip Gloss.  roducts from other lines that I used include Makeup Geek Powder Blush in Hanky Panky, Paula’s Choice Brow Defining Cream Duo, MAC Painterly Paint Pot, and tarte lights, camera, LASHES mascara.

You can find Frankie Rose products online at FrankieRoseCosmetics.com, on Pinterest @FrankieRoseCo and Twitter @FrankieRoseCosmetics #FrankieRoseCosmetics, and they have a gorgeous Facebook page at facebook.com/frankierosecosmetics.  Be sure to give them a look – you won’t be sorry.  – Lisa

*samples sent for editorial consideration #FrankieRoseCosmetics