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Play! By Sephora November 2016 Theme Spoiler!

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Sephora Play November 2016

We have the first sneak peek for the November 2016ย Play! By Sephora subscription box! The theme is Best in Glow:

Any guesses on what brands will be in the November 2016 Play! by Sephora box?

And to MSA’s anonymous tipster, we’d love to any inside scoop you can give us on the samples!


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Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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  1. November 2016: Best in Glow (subject to change!)

    Cover FX Illuminating Primer
    The Estee Edit Dissolve the Drama
    Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour
    Sephora Collection Ultra Shine Lip Gel
    GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment
    Stella McCartney POP

    I’ll keep the full spoilers a surprise, but there will be some brand and product variations.ย  Also, for the first time, the month and year are *supposed* to be printed on the included drawstring bag.

  2. The Sephora front page has a portion called #TRENDINGatSEPHORA skinGOALS with three skin goals that you can choose and see corresponding products for. Perhaps we’re getting a product or two from the Instant Glow portion ( There are quite a few…

    – Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask
    – Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask
    – Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask Hydration
    – Blithe Energy Yellow Citrus & Honey Splash Mask
    – Blithe Soothing & Healing Green Tea Splash Mask
    – bosciaTsubakiโ„ข Splash Mask
    – Primary Raw Milk Peeling Kit
    – Dr. Jart+ Micro Milk Peel

    Glow also makes me think of Glamglow products or highlighters. Just as long as I don’t get ANOTHER Kat Von D liquid liner, I’ll be happy ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Did anyone think it was strange that there were four different versions for the October box? Haven’t there usually been only two? One for oily skin and one for dry—so I’m not sure if it will be the same for November’s box. That being said–I can’t decide if I want to cancel or not. It seems when I cancel a box that particular month is really good–October was an ok box. I’m just not sure if I want to spend $10 a month on a subscription box anymore. Subscription boxes have kind of lost their charm for me right now. I’ve been getting various ones for the past 3 years–Birchbox, Ipsy, Julep, Boxycharm, Glossybox, Allure, Scentbird, Beauty Fix, Beauty Box 5, Wal-Mart, and Target. I think I might be ready to save my money. Has anyone else come to this conclusion?

  4. TBH I just really hope I don’t get a bronzer, b/c there were like 50 of them in the summer boxes, and I don’t use bronzer (I’m really pale, so it always looks weird).

    • same here. im tan already so they match my skin tone. not dark enough

    • You could possibly find something that suits you in all those shades.I have seen fair girls pull bronzer off beautifully. You just need to start sheer and build it up to some nice warmth and dimension.

      • Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with the ability to apply makeup flawlessly or has the time to experiment very often. Aside from the fact that every time I’ve attempted to wear bronzer it doesn’t look natural in any way, I prefer my pale skin look to my tanned look, whether natural or not. I don’t even look good with a natural tan and attempt to avoid it at all costs.

  5. Never got an email that my October box shipped and I was about to contact them, but there it was when I got home from work, and it came around the same time it usually does every month. Just would’ve liked a notification. As for November, I’m thinking some kind of luminous or skin brightening moisturizer. That’s a pretty generic option so I’m not sure of brand ideas there. Possibly a shimmery lip topper as those (like those from Jouer) are becoming very popular. ABH Glow kits are huge right now so maybe a sample of one of the more universal tones. Glamglow would be great and is really hot right now, so that would be a reasonable mask option. Maybe a highlighting stick for eyebrows and inner corners? Or perhaps a brightening concealer. Hmm maybe I will look into brand options for those items. I didn’t feel as excited about the October box. But I feel that’s only due to the fact that there were no accurate spoilers revealed until I already had my box; and since I didn’t get a shipping email I didn’t get to track it in anticipation. So let’s pray to the glowing gods for some November spoilers!

    • Oh you have some great ideas! Can you curate the box for November?!? Haha, I’d for sure like all of that!

      • Mariah, I would love to! Lol!! That sounds like so much fun! Maybe Sephora will hire me soon? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • I didn’t receive a notification for October either an I actually called cause I was wondering what was going on an the rep I spoke to told me they had a lot of trouble with there system so a bunch of subscribers didn’t receive tracking info that could also explain why a lot of people’s profiles didn’t match up with what they received too

  6. Octobers box was a bit disappointing. My favorite thing was the fragrance. I received to lip items and they were in horrendous shades. Just horrible. I need to try the masque still. Hoeing this box will be a good one

    • Yup, same here!! It sucked!! We got the WORST bag they gave out this month!

      • didnt like this month much either . the hair mask sucked

    • I was ready to cancel this subscription after being disappointed with October and not really wowed by the boxes from the previous five months. I’m giving it one more month and will probably cancel if I’m not impressed.

    • Agreed. I did not need 2 lip products! I hope November is better!

  7. Please let there be some Becca in this box lol! It would be nice to get a mini compact highlighter! I’d like to maybe receive a great Fall blush too! I’m excited about “glow” bc I love some gorgeous glow!

    • as soon as s I saw glow I immediately thought becca too

    • i need some becca mini champagne pop or rose gold argh

  8. I just got my box yesterday and it was a surprise. I didn’t receive an email at all but did just receive an email as I was typing this. It was telling me to checkout what would be in my October bag. Umm got it last night.

  9. Am I the only one who still hasn’t gotten October’s box?

    • Mine arrived yesterday.

    • I’m still waiting for my box too did you get a tracking number cause I didn’t

    • Finally got mine today

    • Mine arrived today

    • Mine said it was delivered and I never received it, they are sold out of box ending in 06 and I really wanted it, I ended up cancelling. Because I waiting a month to get it, to only not get it, I put in claim and dispute with USPS because ups had it and gave it to my local mail carrier to deliver it. =( I really wanted that box.

  10. I have very dry skin that I have to work hard in moisturizing,exfoliating etc~ to keep it from looking dull, so dewy skin products and highlighters are what I love~! This box sounds great to me~! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I’m sorry to call this the “Obsessing over Spoilers to Items I WON’T Receive” thread ๐Ÿ™

    Still bummed over this month’s box which didn’t include the items I wanted…so not in a hurry for next month, either. I tweaked my profile so hopefully I start getting items I’m more interested in.

    Sorry for the gripe, just had my heart broken a little ?

    • I think a lot of us were disappointed. I have curly hair so I got the hair oil, which was okay-ish. The Smashbox lip gloss was the WORST color. Warm pink? More like weird almond-brown. And the “selfie” one was sticky and didn’t make any difference in what my teeth looked like (do they have to be super yellow to begin with for it to work?).

      The only think I enjoyed was the Drunk Elephant serum, but it’s not a sample I’d pay $10 for.

      If there isn’t a Glam Glow mask in the GLOW box I’m out.

  12. Yaaaaaaas make me glow Sephora! xD

  13. Time to cancel :o( I hate to do it, but I cannot do a whole box of highlighters, blush, and self-tanners if that’s what this seems to be. I have canceled boxes because they sent bronzer every month. I can’t even imagine a whole box of similar products.

    I’ve been on the fence about Play for a bit, but I’ve always found 3 of the products work for me and it might have an aha moment. This is more like an Oh No! moment for me.

  14. Does anyone know if you can put your sub on hold for a month? I can’t find any info on the site. I’m hesitant to cancel as I’d love some glamglow and a brightening serum,let and I don’t want to go on the wait list again. However, this theme is making me cringe.

    • No there is no putting on hold. You cancel and have to sign back up again.

    • I wish we could skip a month. I’m not thrilled with this theme either. Bad part is I believe they put you back on the wait list and sure don’t want to deal with that either. sigh. Hopefully it won’t be full of bronzers and highlighters. Some brightening cream/lotion wouldn’t be bad!

  15. The Milk highlighter from the fake spoilers would be cool and definitely anything GlamGlow. Id like a brow highlighter. Highlighting is fun so Im just hoping I like whatever we do get. I got my October box today, the 072, and with the exception of the Smashbox liquid lipstick and the perfume, Im really unhappy with it.

  16. A year ago I get on ipsy a glitter eyeliner
    October will be my first box from sephora, I don’t know what I will have yet, but I would like makeups I have a bunch of cream, serums, masks, etc, etc.

    • Boxycharm would probably be your best bet for mostly makeup. Thanks to them, my makeup collection has grown a lot. They send out all full size products and a ton of palettes which is nice if you are looking to build up your makeup.

  17. Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil… Although Sephora doesn’t carry Dermalogica products YET, I believe that they will be very soon. The November theme and video clip are just one reason why I believe this. Here are my reasons:

    – The video clip of the girl rubbing her face is almost identical to the Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil “Dewy Skin DIY” video
    – it’s a brand new product for Dermalogica and perfectly fits the November Play theme
    – Unilever purchased the Dermalogica brand almost exactly a year ago with intentions of growing the brand. “Dermalogica has great distribution and presence globally; and I am pleased that Jane and Raymond have retained an interest in the company and will continue to work with us to grow the brand” ~ from the Unliever press release 06/2015
    – introducing a new product line to sephora would be perfect timing for holiday shopping as well as Sephora’s semi-annual sale (held in April and November)

    Again, this is just complete speculation, but an interesting idea nontheless

    • Wow! Your reasons sound convincing! I’ve tried the oil from beauty fix and I definitely like it. Would be happy to stock more.

    • I haven’t heard anything about Sephora selling Dermalogica, and that press release didn’t specifically mention anything about it. Dermalogica products can only be sold by a certified esthetician and/or be a salon store. Since that certification is not a requirement to work in the skin care section of Sephora, I doubt that Dermalogica will be sold there any time soon.

  18. I dislike glimmer, sparkle, and highlighters, so am pretty underwhelmed. Gotta hope for GlamGlow.

  19. I would really like the Cargo illuminating drops!

    • I meant COVER FX!! :{

  20. Glam glow, benefit watts up highlighter, maybe a Nars highlighter I definitely see highlighter as a option and glam glow! I may be wrong! But….those two products, I bet are in here…which highlighter? Who knows, I’m hoping for a benefit as its my fave, but let’s be honest I’ve got TONS I’ve yet to try but I can’t see opening new when I have one I LOVE! Of course there could be a better one waiting to be tried in a box in my house! Lol! It’ll take DECADES if not centuries for me to get to it! lol!

  21. See, now, interestingly, this theme and the description of the November box as full of “radiance boosters and glow-getters” would actually support the box that the random YouTuber, MakeUpbyShazzam or whoever, erroneously claimed was the October box. I can see the Milk makeup holographic highlighter, the Josie Maran mask, and the Becca Aqua Luminous concealer as being relevant for this theme.

    • That’s so true!!

    • i really do want that box ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. I haven’t received my October box.
    When will it arrive??

    • You should have gotten a tracking email, or you can also find the tracking information online on your Sephora account.

      Mine doesn’t arrive until tomorrow.

  23. Guessing Glam Glow and Too faced and Sephora product and lip balm and face cream.

  24. Sephora I better see glam glow products or you are not doing the theme justice. ๐Ÿ˜›

  25. For everyone here with oily skin (like me), use Cliniques matte SuperPowder foundation. It does SUCH a great job and let’s you use highlights for a dewy look that is on purpose instead of because your oils are showing through.

  26. I love this theme ๐Ÿ™‚ yay!

    hope there isn’t a ton of variation.

  27. I already received the box yesterday, the products are:
    Smashbox liquid lipstick in Driver’s Seat
    Estee Lauder’s lipgloss in White
    Christopher Robin hairmask or Christian Robin I don’t remember the brand
    A korean brand gel mask (Sorry I don’t remember the brand, totally new to me!)
    YSL perfume sample

    Hope it help!!

    • Oh and a face mist by I Dew You.

      • This spoiler is for the November box. What you received was October.

    • this post is for November spoilers….the box you are talking about just receiving is the October box. If you look at the October review/spoiler posts you will see the products you mentioned receiving :o)

  28. Maybe this time we’ll get the Milk highlighting stick that was a false spoiler for October? I was really excited about possibly trying that brand.

    • Sadly, no:( I wish they were!!

    • I got the Milk highlighter from Birchbox and I like it pretty well. It’s a pretty small sample, but as with pretty much any highlighter, a little goes a long way.

      Vivian – the box you got today was October, not November ๐Ÿ™‚ And with the variations, some people will get things that others don’t, just FYI ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Masks can make our skin glow also. Or maybe a bunch of GLAMGLOW products.

    • A Glamglow takeover box would be amazing! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Ahhhhhhhh! A Glamglow box would be GREAT!

  30. I hope it isn’t a becca opal highlighter sample. They keep throwing those in kits. Everybody’s got one. I want to see new products.

    • Ha! I would love another Becca Pressed Highlighter in Opal. I am obsessed with it!

      What I wouldn’t want is another Becca Backlight Filter primer, it makes me look like a grease ball. OR any cream highlighter… please no more Watts Up! or any kind of brow highlighter pencil. Ugh.

  31. Yes! I can never have too much highlighting makeup!!!

  32. Oh no, say it isn’t so! Brightening serums or the like would be fine, but I can’t take another highlighter! Like some comments below, I have oily skin and need dewy shine like a hole in my head!

    • Same boat! I’m not a fan of the popularity of the “dewy” look, because I just look greasy, not dewy. I often joke that it looks like there is someone inside my head shining a light through my forehead in some photos, because it gets so oily and reflects light in the worst way possible.

  33. Yesssss! I am running low on highlighter && glow in my life – OH SEPHORA PLEASE INCLUDE CHAMPAGNE POP ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Far fetch but it never hurts to try ๐Ÿ˜›

  34. My guesses:
    Hydrating Mask
    Skin lightening/brightening product to treat uneven or dull skin
    Highlighter/shimmery blush
    Under eye brightener

    I am 35 with combination skin. While I am excited by the theme, I worry that I will get products that are too dewy/shiny for me.

    • I’m kind of in the same boat… I have oily skin, so any products with the words ‘glow’, ‘illuminating’, ‘brightening’, ‘shimmer’, ‘dewy’, etc. are a miss for me (well, with the exception of Pixie’s Glow Tonic, which I love). Looks like I did jinx myself in stating yesterday how so far I’ve always gotten the variations I preferred (I even wrote in my comment I was going to jinx myself by saying that. Doh!), as it seems chances are good that November’s box will be gifted (with the exception of the perfume… yay~~~)

  35. Sephora is giving me serious whiplash. We’re still reeling from yesterday’s news of what was in our October boxes and they already release a spoiler for November? Where was the sneak peak for October?! I’m taking this as a sign that November’s boxes are going to be more standardized.

  36. Looks like some type of illuminating face lotion/serum/primer from the video. I searched “glow” on their site & there are a lot of great things that i hope we get! They have a new product that might be what is used in the video?! NATASHA DENONA Face Glow Primer Hydrating Underbase! Maybe? I have also seen Too Faced Candlelight Glow advertised as a glow product more for the holidays instead of the typical summer highlihter. That would be an aewsome product to try! I LOVE Too Faced! I am hoping for a pretty sparkly eye shadow and a glittering nail polish!

    • Ok, so I have that Natasha Denona primer (full size, paid the 35 dollars for it) and honestly, very underwhelming. I just like expected more for her stuff, but as a moisturizer its perfect, but as a primer, not so much. Just wanted to put that out there. Does help glow a little.

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