Play! by Sephora Review – November 2016 – Box #985
Play! by Sephora is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription. Each month they send you six samples, a PLAY! BOOK of tips and tricks, and a PLAY! PASS for in-store learning.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
Every month they included all of the samples a drawstring bag with a different design.
FYI – There were four variations of this box. You can see all the variations in our post about it here.
This review is for the box # ending in 985:
To find out which box you’re receiving at the beginning of each month, follow these instructions:
If you log in through a browser, not the app, and go to my account > account details > online orders and open the play! Order Details (it was dated 11/1 for me), you can see the “item number” next to the image.
The Subscription Box: Play! by Sephora
The Cost: $10
The Products: Five deluxe samples plus a fragrance sample, a PLAY! BOOK of tips and tricks, and a PLAY! PASS for in-store learning.
Ships to: US
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Each box comes with a Play! Pass, which is a card you can use at Sephora (in-store) to get 50 extra rewards points, and you can also get one-on-one tutorials and tips of products from a Sephora consultant.
This month’s theme is “Best in Glow,”
On the very inside of the folded info sheet is thorough details and tips about each featured product.
GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment Mask – 0.5 oz, Value $22
GlamGlow is one of my favorite brands, and their products are pricey, so it’s always great to get samples in subscription boxes! This month, subscribers received one of four different GlamGlow variations. This Youthmud dries in about 10 minutes, and it tingles while it’s on! (I’m one of those people who love a beauty product that lets you know it’s working, so this mask is perfect for me.) It will dry completely when it’s time to remove it, too.
This mask does a great job of exfoliating, clearing my pores and making my skin feel soft – such a treat!
Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet – 10 ml Value $9.75
I LOVE this moisturizer – I just wish the sample was larger! I applied this right after I removed the Glamglow mask, and it was so gentle on my skin. The formula is lightweight but super moisturizing, too. This is definitely a product I will consider buying in full-size.
Cover FX Illuminating Primer – 0.16 fl oz, Value $6.08
I use a full-coverage foundation, so any illuminating effects of a primer are lost behind the makeup for me. That being said, I still really liked this primer as a base. It gave my skin a perfect, smooth finish for makeup application, and it’s also great for an eyelid primer, too.
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color in Rose Gold – 0.03 oz, Value $17.40
This eye color crayon glides on smoothly and is so easy to blend. I love that you can use this for a subtle or more dramatic look depending on blending, too. And the pigment and shimmer are excellent! (Swatched in lower photo.)
Sephora Collection Ultra Shine Lip Gel in Pin Up Pink – 0.1 oz, Value $10.90
This formula lives up to the name “ultra shine” – it is so glossy! The pink color is sheer, so it still has a natural look (no shimmer), and it isn’t too sticky, either.
Here it is swatched below the eye crayon:
Stella McCartney POP Eau de Parfum Sample – 0.05 fl oz vial
Each Play by Sephora bag also includes a perfume vial in addition to 5 beauty samples. This scent has top notes include tomato leaf, violet leaf, and green mandarin, middle notes are frangipani, tuberose, and violet, and base notes of sandalwood, musk, and cedar.
I’m not a huge fan of this scent, but I’m also not much of a perfume person – so it’s tough to wow me in this category.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $66. I think that’s incredible for a $10 beauty box, especially since the box will always include highend brands. The sample sizes were all decent this month, too – everything has multiple uses.
(And as a GlamGlow fan, I’m happy to see that there was a GlamGlow product in every box variation!)
What do you think about the November Play! by Sephora? What variation did you get?
(And check out the spoiler theme for the December 2016 Play! By Sephora box!)