Play! by Sephora The Iconic Edition 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!
Sephora recently released a special The Iconic Edition box that was exclusive for VIB Rouges (the highest status level in their points program). This was a one-time purchase and not a monthly subscription.
FYI: This box is now sold out.
This box came with an information, well, book! It really is a miniature book with details about the products and the Iconic theme plus tips related to the included products and creating your own “iconic” look for yourself.
The Box: PLAY! by SEPHORA The Iconic Edition
The Cost: $20
– Guerlain makeup product
– La Mer skincare product
– Yves Saint Laurent makeup product
– BURBERRY makeup product
– Dior fragrance product
– TOM FORD fragrance product
– Collectible gold bag
– PLAY! exclusive guide to iconic beauty
As I said earlier, the info book for this box is an actual book and has plenty in it. I’m here to show you every page so buckle in!
There are even “chapters.” Chapter 2 is, “What’s Your Iconic Beauty Style?”
It has a little quiz asking about your most-worn makeup products, how much time your daily makeup routine takes, your favorite way to amp up a look, etc.
Based on your answers your style is categorized into one of four labels: Retro Glam, Free Spirit, Poised and Polished, or Edgy and Electric. In case you’re interested, I got 3 A’s, 3 B’s, and 2 Cs.
Chapter 3 has some little tips to “be iconic in any occasion.”
And that’s the whole book! In fact, there’s even a place for you to write your name in the back of the book.
This The Iconic Edition bag included with a limited edition, gold bag containing your samples.
Guerlain L’Or Pure Radiance Face Primer – .16 fl oz, Value $10.76
I haven’t tried many Guerlain products so I was really excited to try this primer! It’s a “radiance concentrate with pure gold” in it. It works really well! It is very light (a gel-like formula), and a little goes a long way. It dries down to slightly tacky, too, so it really hold onto your makeup or powder overtop. It’s a great primer!
La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream – .24 oz, Value $40.80
Wow, this La Mer sample has a great value! It’s a lightweight cream that is meant to help dryness, dullness, uneven texture, and fine lines and wrinkles. It looks like it has some great ingredients for your skin, too. I liked the feel of this cream, but I’ve only used it for one night and morning and can’t speak to any longer term effects.
I do have to say that this cream has a slightly perfumey scent, which is a little bit of a turn off for me but it’s not too bad and I don’t personally have sensitive skin that would be bothered by it, either.
Burberry Cat Lashes Mascara – .11 fl oz, Value $16.50
This is a new favorite for me! Again, this is a new product to me and I love it. The brush shape makes it really easy to get all my lashes and the formula has nice pigment. I experienced zero clumping and increased volume. I’ve also had no issues with it smudging under my eyes at all.
Another new product for me, but I love this lipstick! It’s a bright shade in the tube, but it comes off much more wearable once applied. And the formula is amazing. It’s described as an “oil-in stick, medium-coverage lipstick,” which I think describes it perfectly. It has medium pigment with plenty of hydrating and conditioning slick. It feels light and really comfortable! The full size is $37 which is definitely on the pricey end for lipstick – so of course I’d fall in love with it, ha!
Dior Poison Girl – .17 oz, Value $7.80
First of all, I adore getting these little miniature bottles of perfume in subscription boxes! I actually have a collection because I think they’re so cute and it’s just a nice portion of product! This fragrances is warm, gourmande, and a little spicy. Notes include orange, sensual flowers, tonka bean, and vanilla. This is sweet and balanced and not too young – I like it!
Tom Ford Black Orchid – .1 fl oz, Value $7.20
This is a classic fragrance, the notes of which include black truffle, ylang-ylang, bergamot, black currant, black orchid, black iris, black plum, lotuswood, coconut, cinnamon, balsam, and vanilla.
This is quite a strong perfume. In my time working at Sephora I also found that it is a bit of a polarizing scent, too. Personally, it’s not too bad but I do feel like it smells pretty licorice-y to me. And on my body chemistry, it leans a little cough drop. I do love the packaging of this deluxe sample – perfect for your purse! However, this scent is just not my fragrance style.
Here I am wearing the primer, YSL lipstick, and the Burberry mascara! I also used the La Mer moisturizer before applying my makeup, too.
Verdict: I had so much fun with this The Iconic Edition Play! by Sephora box! I found a bunch of new (but expensive, sigh…) favorites thanks to this. It’d be fun to see more limited Edition Play boxes in the future. I love the more high-end brands and larger sample sizes. The value of this box adds up to $95.39 (not including any value for the bag) – I’m absolutely happy with that for just $20!
What do you think about the Play! by Sephora The Iconic Edition box?