Play! by Sephora Play! Date Review – May 2016
I arrived early as I do when attending events. My friend Tracy came along because we were allowed to invite a guest, which makes these events more fun.
The set up was a bit chaotic, but in the end, it all came together. There wasn’t a designated line to sign in and the crowd was larger than they anticipated. So, they divided everyone into groups of 4 and had 3 beauty stations: skincare, hair/cologne, and a Bite Beauty/ lip station. The ladies apologized for the chaos and directed us to the stations.
Menique, Beauty Consultant
The first stop was the skincare station. Our beauty consultant was Menique, who was kind and gracious. She asked us for our feedback about the box: What we liked, didn’t like and any suggestions for future boxes. I appreciated that they welcomed input from their subscribers!
We discussed the skincare items in our boxes and sampled the Origins Maskimizer Skin-Optimizing Mask Primer. Menique informed us that the primer allows for smoother skin. It calms and prepares skin for the mask. The primer is not for facial sheet masks.
We tested the charcoal mask on our hands, and it left my skin smooth and soft. Korres Wild Rose Advanced Brighten Sleeping Facial is good for all skin types.
Nicole, Beauty Consultant
The second stop was led by Beauty Consultant, Nicole. She gave us product info on the Briogeo line, Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask. The founder created this line because she saw a lack of products for sensitive scalp.
In addition, Nicole gave us an in-depth description of the product lines from Briogeo: Don’t Despair, Repair (Treatment Collection), Curl Charisma (Gels and Cremes for Naturally Curly/Wavy Hair) and Be Gentle, Be Kind (Hair Stimulate, Hair Growth, Sensitive Scalp). It was good to know that these products are natural and cruelty-free.
Atelier Cologne is a French, niche line only found at Sephora in 18 different scents. We received a sample of oil and Atelier Cologne Vanille. We were instructed to prime skin with oil prior to applying fragrance to extend the longevity of the scent. This is a nice trick to know.
Miranda, Beauty Consultant in Tarte Tarteist Lip Crayon in Latergram
Miranda, Beauty Consultant in Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Kimchi
Bebe, Beauty Consultant applying my lip color
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Kimchi blotted and swatch onto my skin.
Last stop, the lip station with beauty consultants Bebe and Miranda. We sampled and got beauty tips onBite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Kimchi and the Tarte Tarteist Lip Crayon in Latergram. I thought the pink lipstick was too bold, so Bebe and Miranda suggested taking a lip brush or my fingertip to swatch some color on then apply to lips by patting or blotting on lips in the center and apply a colored gloss around, such as Anastasia Lip Gloss in Bordeaux, and blend or line it with the Tarte Tarteist Lip Crayon in Latergram and blend. Another brilliant idea!
My guest, Tracy and me holding the Play! Date sign
A nice surprise was that we received a complimentary cloth bag filled with hair ties, compact mirror, notebook and pen.
Play! By Sephora was a lot fun, and I am really excited that this is a monthly event. I love that I can ”play” with other Sephora beauty box subscribers learning about the products, enjoying samples and getting tips from real, live, enthusiastic Sephora beauty experts! Count me in every month!