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 variations of this box. You can see all the variations in our post about it here.
This review is for the box # ending in 477:
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 “The Gleam Team.”
On the very inside of the folded info sheet is thorough details and tips about each featured product:
Now, onto the items!
Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast – 3 oz Value $15
This is my kind of volumizer. First, it's from Living Proof, so I knew I'd love the scent and the ingredients. Next, it adds texture and volume without any stickiness. I applied it root to tip, giving most attention to my roots, and I was happy with the volume added. (It's subtle, but I'll take it!)
GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in “Nude Glow” – 0.24 oz, Value $6.92
I LOVE GlamGlow masks, so I was very interested in trying their moisturizer as soon as I learned about it. This moisturizer is available in 3 different tints, but this pink-hued version disappeared into my skin as soon as I applied it. (Non-blended in version Swatched in lower photo.)
I LOVE the scent (it's like a fruity candy), and it gave my skin a healthy, dewy look. (Not overly shimmery like I thought it might be when I saw it out of the tube.)
While it's lovely, it's not a game changer for me like some Glam Glow masks, so I won't be purchasing this in the full-size verison, but I love that Sephora included it in the box for me to try!
Algenist Reveal Concentrated Lumizing Drops in Pearl - 7 ml Value $17.48
This super shimmery formula is easy to blend, so you can still get subtle highlighter looks. I tried adding a few drops to my liquid foundation and loved the results. (Swatched in lower photo.)
Benefit Cosmetics Watt’s Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter – 0.08 oz, Value $7.27
Benefit samples are usually really tiny, but this highlighter stick is a good sized sample! Unlike the other two highlighters, this one actually has a powder finish, but it is still super easy to blend.
The color works well with my skin tone, too. (I've sampled this many times over the years and it's one of my favorite highlighters.)
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in I-544 - .7 g Value $6
This shade is described as a pink granite, and it has a shimmer finish. As with all Make Up For Ever products I've sampled so far, the pigment is fantastic!
Here it is swatched:
Make Up For Ever Eye Shadow, Benefit Highlighter, Algenist Drops Highlighter, Glam Glow Highlighter (if you can see it!)
Atelier Cologne in Clementine California
Each Play by Sephora bag also includes a perfume vial in addition to 5 beauty samples. This scent has notes of Clementine, Mandarin, Juniper Berries, Star Anise, Sichuan Pepper, Basilica, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Cypress.
I really liked this scent! I don't wear perfume often, but I'm keeping this vial around for the next time I do!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $52. I think that's incredible for a $10 beauty box, especially since the box will always include high-end brands. I'm really happy I got this box variation, too. I feel like I hit the highlighter jackpot!
What do you think about the March Play! by Sephora box? What variation did you get?
(And check out Haley's review of the box variation #444, too!)
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