Play! by Sephora Subscription Box #2 Review – October 2016
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 an adorable drawstring bag with a different design.
(FYI – there were different variations of this box sent out this month. Click here to see what the different possible boxes were.)
This review is of the box ending in 122. (You can see your box number in your order/account section.)
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
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.
Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil – 1.7 oz, value: $14.50
This mask did a fabulous job of hydrating my hair and it was quick and easy to use, too. (After shampooing, massage this in from roots to tips, slowly add water to lather, and then let it sit for 2-3 minutes.)
One word of caution with the fragrance, though. If you don’t like the scent, don’t use this thinking it will wash out when you rinse. The scent stayed with me til my next shower!
Belif the True Cream Aqua Bomb – 10 ml Value $8.80
This is my favorite discovery in the box! It’s such a lightweight gel/cream, and it absorbs almost instantly, and leaves my skin feeling so soft. (Plus it’s free of any ingredient you may want to avoid!) A+!
Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick, Driver’s Seat – 0.043 oz? Value $8
This liquid lipstick from Smashbox is very impressive when it comes to pigment and staying power. I think this is the longest lasting liquid lip I’ve ever tried.
Here it is swatched:
Unfortunately for me, the color has some orange tones, which doesn’t look great with my skin tone, but I’ll definitely buy this in full-size in a better-suited color now that I’ve been wowed by the formula!
Blinc Mascara Amplified – .1 oz Value $8.66
I have tried the Blinc mascara before, and I prefer regular mascara formulas. If you aren’t familiar with this mascara, the Blinc formula creates “tubes” around your lashes instead of just coating them. I didn’t get the same volume and length I can get from my favorite tarte mascara, so this is a pass for me.
Skin Inc Pure Revival Peel – 5 ml Value $4.25
If you have borderline sensitive skin like me, (and get a little nervous anytime you see “peel” on a beauty item), I have good news for you! I mistakenly left this peel on for 10 minutes instead of 10 seconds (I may need to revoke my late-night beauty-sampling privileges), but no irritation!
With proper use, you are supposed to leave this on for 10 seconds than massage away and rinse off. I tried it the right way two days later and had pretty much the same results – super smooth skin and no irritation. (And this formula is free of fragrance, parabens, etc!)
YSL Mon Paris – Sample
(Every month, Sephora includes a perfume sample in addition to the 5 beauty samples.)
This scent is floral and fruity – I like it!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $44. I’m very happy with that value for a $10 box, and I got to sample some new brands and lines that I really like. My favorite is definitely the Belif Aqua Bomb!
What do you think about the October Play! by Sephora? What variation did you get?