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Play! By Sephora December 2017 Box Full Product Reveal Video

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Sephora has posted a video of all the samples featured in the December Play! By Sephora box!

Here’s a look at all the products that may be in your December box:


Sephora has let us know that every box this month will include 3 makeup items!

What do you think of the spoilers?

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.

Check out our Play! by Sephora reviews, and all of our reviews of Cheap Subscription Boxes to find more similarly priced subscription boxes!

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  1. What a terrible month to be late on shipping. Now they won’t arrive until I’m gone for Christmas, and it will sit on my stoop for 2 weeks. thanks, Sephora!

    • Can you go to the post office and put a hold on your mail? That’s a long time for anything to sit there. When my mom goes out of town, for over few days she puts a hold on her mail. Then you just go pick it all up, when you return.

      • I put a hold on my mail every time I go away, right on the USPS website. Takes 2 minutes, and I have them deliver accumulated mail on the day that I return. Piece of cake. Same with FedEx and UPS. Hope this helps!

      • Most of the mail will be fine since it goes in a locked mailbox (I’m in an apartment.) but the clunky sephora box won’t fit, so the mailman will leave it on my front door or in the mail room for that time.

        I thought about holding the mail, but it seems silly to do it just for this.

    • Agreed. Mine will be fine at my front desk, but last month it had already shipped and arrived on the 14th :[ There’s a chance people might not even get it until after Christmas because there’s already so much mail at this time of year. Not very smart, Sephora.

    • I put in a order with Sephora in November and ended up having to call them. It took them 14 days to mail my order out! I had to call them. I ran out of my Sunday Riley night Luna waiting. If I had known I would of drove to Sephora and bought it.

  2. Sephora never lets me down. Some don’t see that most of these deluxe or sample size items can cost from $10 to $30 bucks alone. I get to try brands that are fantastic or that I want to try. Thank you @ subscription addiction and @ Sephora play 😍✅🔝🎯

  3. I am really not picky about what I get in my boxes so I’m really excited about Sephora play giving me whatever they want! They never cease to disappoint me so I’m excited for my bag for sure 😍😍😍

  4. All I want is the Cover FX which is a guarantee I won’t get it 🙃

    • I got one in Oct. If I get a duplicate one, I will happily swap with you!

    • Pray to God I don’t get it

  5. I am VERY happy with this box! This is the first time I’ve been SUPER excited in a while!! I would be happy with everything they listed maybe except the lipgloss, but other then that I’m happy! For ten bucks a month I’m not complaining!!!!

  6. LM Caviar stick and CoverFX drops please please PLEASE 🙂

    • I have an extra one that I have only used once- if you are interested in buying it if you don’t get one in your box, let me know!

  7. Hi Everyone! I just wanted you all to know that I just called Sephora to speak with them about my box #577.. I asked when it is shipping out because of the status saying “in progress” The VERY nice lady told me it wouldn’t ship until the 17th.. ALSO 🙂 I asked her to tell me what is in my box and she did!!!! Laura Mercier Eye Basic, Smashbox eye CoverShot Duo in Golden Hour, Drybar Triple Sec, PTR Prism creme, Anastasia gloss in Vintage, Tom Ford- Black Orchid… Sooooo there you are for box 577 🙂 I’m happy!!! Merry Christmas everyone!! Elizabeth

    • Nice!!! 🎄❄️☃️

    • I just tried this with 601 and the CS rep said that she couldn’t tell what was in my box because they don’t get access. Please someone else call and try to get someone who can reveal 601!!

    • Thanks for the update!!! That’s my box too!!! I already have the Smashbox eyeshadow duo, but everything else sounds great!!!

    • Cool. Three makeup items, one skincare and one hair care item this month.

    • that’s my box, too… i’m super happy with it! thanks for the intel, elizabeth!

    • Yay! This is my box and I LOVE it! Thanks for getting/sharing all of the info! 😊❤️

    • Man, the two items I want the most are in that box, and it’s not my box. I’m 603. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      • 593, rather.

    • Noo I wanted the Clinique liquid liner. I hate glosses and that perfume and I already have the smashbox eyeshadow duo. The ptr I’m neutral on but I’m only excited about the eye basics and triple sec…that’s it…2 out of 5 or 6 if you count the perfume. Ugh my perfect box would have been the Clinique liquid liner, Laura Mercier eye basics, drybar triple sec, bumble and bumble thickening volume hairspray, and I didn’t have a preference on the skincare but I would have chose atelier clementine california because it’s one of my favorite perfumes. You can’t always get what you want. I’m debating about cancelling. :/

    • That’s my # too! Anyone want the DryBar and/or the Laura Mercier Eye Basics? I do not need another primer and I’m allergic to something Drybar uses in their products. 🙃

  8. I looked back at the past 6 months of my Play! boxes and realized I hadn’t been excited about any of them. So tired of black liner, primers and skin care I won’t use. I think I’d been hanging in there because it was SEPHORA and I’d once been on the waiting list, but it finally went on the chopping block yesterday. Happy with Allure and ipsy right now.

    • I just canceled Sephora AND ipsy for Allure and Ricky’s NYC. New year, new me. Our tastes and needs change periodically – nothing wrong with shaking it up!

  9. Dear beauty companies, PLEASE STOP MAKING ROSE SCENTED PRODUCTS! I don’t know a single person who likes that scent. I realize SOME do but we seem to be inundated lately with rose everything. And while I’m ranting: NO MORE LAVENDER!! Try something else, please, I beg of you!

    • I personally don’t think they put enough of those in my bag. To each her own.

    • Indeed! Rose-scented anything seems very grandmotherly to me.

    • I feel that way about Vanilla and Coconut!

    • Well I will be the first person you know that likes some things rose scented! 😉Depending on what the product is and how strong it is I don’t mind. Lol 😋😋😋😎😎😎

      • I love rose 🌹The rosier the better. But I know not many people do.
        I definitely need a break from lavender please!

    • I actually love rose-scented anything, and I’m not a grandma. The more modern rose scents (to my nose, anyway) are “greener”, and incorporate more of the true scent of roses which includes the leaves ands stem, not just the sweeter blooms. Fortunately there are lots of fragrance options this month, so hopefully everyone gets one that suits their personal taste.

    • DITTO and once more on the ” NO Lavender”.
      I actually sprayed a tiny ” pillow spray” right in my face last week ( it was too tiny to see the aim of the nozzle) and it was full of lavender. Horrible headache due to allergies.

    • Haha! Glad I’m not the only one who feels this way! Smells like my great aunt and gives me a migraine. Worst one so far was the Elizabeth and James rose perfume. Horrible! Spilled in the box during shipping and I had to get a new box sent out. 😝😝😝

  10. There are a couple things I’m hoping I’ll get out of this box, but I’m mostly feeling good about my decision to cancel Play. I was charged for this month’s box on the 3rd, and it still hasn’t even shipped. Meanwhile, I re-enrolled in another subscription service this morning, and will have that in my mailbox in 5 days.

    Get yourself together, sephora.

    • It says in the description of the box on their website that it’s shipped around 3rd week of month.
      Come on, it’s just $10 and you get a ton of name brands. People are so entitled these days lol

  11. Liz,
    When will we find out what is in each bag number? We usually have that by now. They are way behind this month and mine is still showing pending not even shipped.

  12. I don’t like getting 3 makeup items. I hope I get good skincare items. I wish we had individual bag spoilers. We usually have them by now.

  13. Really hoping for the Dr. Jart and a MUFE lipstick (maybe that’s the thing we’ll all get?). I actually have way too many lip products, but I got a MUFE lipstick sample a few months ago and it’s by far my favorite. I’d love to have another.

  14. I’d be happy with just about any of these, except the Smashbox eyeshadow because it’s too orange for my taste. I got the CoverFx drops in October, but wouldn’t mind getting them again, as I’m almost out.

  15. So so boring. I already have or had in the last 6 month almost all of the spoilers except maybe the lipsticks and toner. And for sure I had all of perfume samples and I don’t like any. And I’m lucky enough to know that I’m allergic to Better than Sex mascara. Bummer.

  16. I was done done with Sephora Play in November unfortunately… Tooo many repeats and no creativity. I’m going with the Alllure box.

  17. I hope they send the boxes out soon, I live in NY and usually I would have recieved by now, and on my account, the status still says pending. 🙁 Overall, it looks like a good box this month. I hope I get the ABH lip gloss, LM caviar stick, and Cover FX drops.

    • I thought I was the only one, I feel relieved now.

  18. I love Sephora Play! But the teeny tiny little samples are just killing me. I cancelled as soon as they billed me for this month. I’d rather pay a little more and get more full size. Everything in my Glossybox this month was full size and now I feel spoiled lol

    • The whole point of subscription boxes is to try a product, find what you like and buy full size. It’s not about supplying you with makeup

  19. I feel like all of these are repeats. Anyone else having deja vu?

    • Deja vu and then some!

      Thanks to play I have received at least 6 of the spoilers and have even bought full sizes of the ones I liked. So, I’m really not excited to receive the same samples again. At the moment the only reason why I’m still subbing is because of the 50 points but after subbing to Beautyfix and getting off the waiting list with Boxycharm, I think it’s time to cancel and rather get the Allure box instead.

    • I JUST got the CoverFx drops from them in Oct. It’s odd to me that they’d act like they didn’t just send this. I know people really wanted / still want the drops, but I have porcelain skin and find them too dark to use as anything but a cream eyeshadow. I definitely don’t need a second bottle within two months.

      • I have porcelain skin, too. I mix about 1/2 drop into my foundation (I mix it on my palm) and get a lovely, creamy glow….i was surprised by how much I kove it, and habe gotten many compliments on my beautiful skin!!!

        • I have oily skin and have no use for highlighters of any kind. I need products that mattify, not things that make my skin look even more oily than it already is!

          I just can’t believe they are sending the same products they’ve already sent. It’s would be one thing if they added them as bonuses to subscribers boxes as a Christmas gift/thank you for being a loyal customer kind of deal. But we are paying for these and they are sending us duplicates of stuff they just sent us a couple months ago. I couldn’t use it then, and i can’t use it now!

        • They are still too dark for me right now mixed in with foundation, too, but I will try that in the summer when I am slightly darker, haha.

    • A lot of them are also probably leftovers from Beauty Insider Rewards and gifts with purchase too. I know the Cicapair cream, Smashbox eyeshadow, and Laura Mercier Eye Basics and Caviar sticks are all duplicated from those.

  20. I’ve been trying to get that Smashbox shadow duo forever, really hoping for it this time!

    • eBay.

  21. I thought I’d really regret canceling cuz you know.. FOMO. lol. But I’m just not impressed with sephora play anymore..

    • Same here. I canceled in September and have not had any regrets yet. Samples are tiny and I received same brands in other box.

  22. There’s a L’Occitane product on the skincare image. It’s a new brand on the boxes!

    • Looks like almond milk concentrate.

  23. This is why I can’t let go of Sephora Play . . . the brands. And I actually have gone on to buy the full sizes of several products I have received in their box more so than with any other subscription box.

  24. Looks great to me! First month I’m sad I canceled since I did cancel!

    • I agree – I cancelled a few months ago but this box looks really nice. I feel like the problem always is though that there a couple of items I wouldn’t be happy to get or have and of course those would be the ones I’d get haha

    • Looks like they are sending more make up items, then when I was getting it. I cancelled in July and haven’t regretted it…but this month. Lol. If they make it a habit of doing more make up, less skin & hair care – I might re-sub. I wasn’t getting much make up at all with them before.

  25. Really hope I get the Anastasia lip gloss! Would be happy with any of the skin care options.

  26. I would love the cover fx drops, the Anastasia lip gloss, and the fresh toner!

  27. Hoping against the Smashbox eyeshadow duo (orange undertones make me look sick) and that Too Faced clumper and flaker mascara. Everything else would be awesome – especially the Cover FX moon drops.

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