Play! by Sephora #013 Subscription Box Review – November 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 #013. 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: U.S.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Every month comes with a differently themed drawstring bag.
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 on products from a Sephora consultant.
This month’s info sheet was also a coloring sheet!
This month’s theme is “survival of the chilliest,” and is all about self-care and nourishing your lips, lashes, skin, and hair.
My Burberry Blush Eau de Parfum – .06 fl oz, Estimated Value $4.08 (buy a 1 fl oz. bottle for $68)
This fragrance from Burberry is a “fruity floral” scent. The core notes include pomegranate, rose, wisteria, lemon, and jasmine.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara – .17 oz, Estimated Value $13.81 (buy a 0.32 oz tube for $26)
Every Play! by Sephora box included this Marc Jacobs mascara sample. I really actually like this formula! It’s definitely super black and I thought it did a great job of adding some volume to my lashes.
The info sheet says to add up to 3 coats for drama but I do think it just may look a little clumpy after 3 coats. It’s great with 1 to 2 coats, though.
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo – .75 oz, Estimated Value $7.50 (buy a 1 oz. mini bottle for $10)
This dry shampoo is a pretty common find in subscription boxes. Fortunately, I’m the type of person that is always happy to see more dry shampoo in a box because I know I’ll use it and I don’t mind having extras or stocking up. This formula works well – it smells good and doesn’t leave any chalky residue.
Purity Made Simple Pore Extractor Exfoliating Clay Mask – .17 oz, Estimated Value $3.06 (buy a 1 oz tube for $18)
Philosophy is a brand I learned to love while working at Sephora. I enjoyed using this clay mask! It has just the right size/amount of grit for me and feels really nice on the skin. For more exfoliation, you can massage it onto your skin before letting it dry. It’s a bright white clay, though, and my 2-year-old had no idea what I was doing, lol!
Farmacy Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer – .34 fl oz, Estimated Value $9 (buy a 1.7 oz. jar for $45)
This moisturizer is lightweight but still hydrates great. I have a dry complexion, especially in the winter, so this isn’t quite as heavy duty as I need but it works well for a daytime moisturizer under my makeup! It smells nice and natural, not perfumey, and has lots of great ingredients in it for your skin!
Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipstick in the Red – .035 oz, Estimated Value $3.13 (buy a 0.14 oz tube for $12.50)
Sephora’s Rouge Cream lipsticks have intense color and a hydrating formula. This shade is a classic red – perfect for the holidays coming up, in my opinion!
Here’s the lipstick swatched.
Here I am wearing the lipstick and the mascara!
The Verdict: This box has a value of $40.58. I think that’s good for a $10 beauty box, especially with the kinds of brands Sephora always features! I love getting to try new things from someo f my favorite brands.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $10 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- My Burberry Blush Eau de Parfum: $1.01
- Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara: $3.40
- Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo: $1.85
- Purity Made Simple Pore Extractor Exfoliating Clay Mask: $0.75
- Farmacy Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer: $2.22
- Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipstick in the Red: $0.77
What do you think about my Play! by Sephora box? Which variation did you get?