Play! by Sephora #059 Subscription Box Review – June 2017
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.
I used to work at Sephora so I naturally couldn’t resist this subscription!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
Every month they include all of the samples in a mini bag with a different design.
FYI – The box variation I received this month is box ending in #059. 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, 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: U.S.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
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.
I do have to mention, you can walk in and get shown any tips and even a “mini makeover” at the Beauty Studio (which is where a consultant will do a small demo on you like a certain eye look, how to do your brows, how to contour, matching you with a foundation, etc. and teach you what they’re doing) anytime – with or without a Play pass! So, if you don’t have this subscription (or can’t get off the waitlist), you can still go to your local Sephora and try out all the products featured, or any other products.
This month’s theme is “Beat the Heat,” and the booklet featured tips for summer.
On the very inside of the folded info sheet is thorough details and tips about each featured product. They always give helpful information and advice so I definitely recommend making sure you read these!
Verb Sea Spray – 2.4 oz, Value: $7
I’ve never tried anything from VERB before. This spray has seaweed and kelp extract to help add texture. I love the way this spray smells!
If you’ve read my beauty reviews before, you probably already know I’m not particularly excited for a sea salt spray in my box. However, they seem to pop up at least once in just about every subscription in the summer months so maybe I should get over it. My gripe with sea salt sprays is just that they don’t work well for me – my hair is so incredibly stick straight and fine that there’s nothing for a sea salt spray to work with. No amount of sea salt will add any kind of beachy wave to my hair, especially when I have it long like I do now. When I have it cut short I have enough layers to play with it, maybe. The Sephora Play! booklet says you can use this before blow-drying for some extra volume, so I’ll have to try it like that – some of the reviews say great things about this method on Sephora’s product page!
Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk – 1 oz, Value: $10
Klorane’s Dry Shampoo is another item that’s common in subscription boxes, but I’m okay with that! I use dry shampoo all the time and like Klorane’s natural formula. My usual dry shampoo is Batiste, and I find that this does leave less of a white splotch to brush out while still working well. It smells good, adds texture, and helps extend my style!
Coola Makeup Setting Spray with Green Tea & Aloe – .34 fl oz, Value: $7.20
SPF 30 in a setting spray is a fantastic idea. Coola’s formula is 70% organic and contains green tea and aloe to soothe irritation and refresh your skin! My daily CC cream has SPF in it, but I actually love keeping minis of these Coola sprays in my bag. If we end up going out to the park with my kid or whenever I end up in the sun for a bit, I can just reach in my bag and spray this refreshing mist and feel a little more protected. I don’t think I’d personally recommend this as your only source of daily SPF (because I’m generally pretty paranoid/anal about wearing solid SPF daily), but I’m not an expert myself.
Benefit The POREfessional – .1 fl oz, Value: $4.80
A classic Benefit product! This is Benefit’s signature primer, and it’s designed to minimize the look of pores, smooth your complexion, and the other usual primer duties of helping you need less foundation per application and help it stay on your skin much better. This is a primer I use all the time, especially thanks to the fact that it’s also pretty common in subscriptions, but I’m happy with the formula and performance!
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lovesick – .1 fl oz, Value: $9.09
This is my absolute favorite brand and formula of liquid lipstick so I was thrilled to see it in my box this month! I got the shade Lovesick, which is one I’ve already bought. The formula goes on opaque, dries matte and stays for quite a long time! It’s smudge-proof and doesn’t come off when I kiss my husband or son.
This shade is a mauve-nude and is easy to wear and works great with any complexion!
Here it is on me. It’s a fantastic everyday shade I keep in my purse because I use it all the time.
BVLGARI Omnia Crystalline Eau de Toilette – 1.5 ml sample vial
This perfume is a fresh, light, and feminine fragrance. Notes include Bamboo, Nashi, Lotus Flower, and Balsa wood.
I like it alright but with my skin chemistry, it turns a little soapy to me.
Verdict: All in all, I really liked my June Play! by Sephora box! I’m hoping I can make the sea salt spray work for me as a pre-blow-dry product, and everything else is a win for me already. The value this month adds up to $38.09, which I’m happy with for $10!
What do you think about Play! by Sephora? What box variation did you get this month?