Play! by Sephora Review – December 2017 – Box #585
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 ship all of the samples a drawstring bag with a different design. How cute is this Art Deco themed design?
FYI – There are variations of this box. This review is for the box # ending in 585.
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
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.
ALSO, OMG the MSA logo is on the card! (MSA readers voted Play! by Sephora as the best beauty box of 2017.)
This month’s theme is “Glam Straight.” Now, on to the items!
IT COSMETICS Confidence in a Cream – 7 ml Value $5.69
I LOVE IT Cosmetics (their Bye Bye Undereye Concealer is one of my makeup staples), but I’m still new to their skincare line, so I was thrilled to see this sample in the box!
It really is a luxe cream! It almost feels like a gel/cream hybrid, and it moisturized my skin and left me with just a subtle glow. It’s designed to smooth texture, intensely hydrate, and enhance the firmness of skin overtime. I’m happy with just the results of one use – my skin looked instantly plumped and hydrated!
TOO FACED Better Than Sex Mascara – 3.9 g Value $9.18
(This sample is just a smidge smaller than the $12 mini size.)
This mascara is a cult classic for a reason! The formula provides amazing volume and lash definition – perfect if you want a dramatic eye look.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Rouge Lipstick in c211 – 1.4 g Value $8.80
This lipstick formula is creamy, moisturizing, highly-pigmented, with a satin finish = A+! The blended berries and cream shade is so lovely, too. (Swatched in lower photo.)
Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Shadow Duo in Golden Hour – 1.7 g total Value $6.49
This little duo includes two shades: Turned On and Psyched.
These are both shimmery shades that are highly pigmented and easy to blend. Here they are swatched above the lipstick:
I’m really loving all these colors!
BUMBLE AND BUMBLE Thickening Spray – 1 oz Value $5.50
This is a spray you use on damp hair before blow-drying. I like the scent, the addition of texture, and it didn’t make my hair feel sticky or weight it down. This was a great find!
DIOR Miss Dior – The New Eau de Parfum – 1 ml Value $2.47
This is a sweet floral scent with notes of Bergamot, Grasse Rose, Rosewood. (You can typically expect to receive one fragrance sample in every Play! by Sephora box.)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $38.13. I think that’s good for a $10 beauty box, especially since the box will always include high-end brands. I really lucked out with the makeup shades this month, and both the skincare and haircare items are wins for me, too.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. You have to sign up by the 15th to receive that month’s box, so as of today (12/21), your first box will be the January box.
Coupon – No coupons available for this subscription.
Value Breakdown: At $10 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Cream: $1.49
- Mascara: $2.41
- Lipstick: $2.31
- Eyeshadow: $1.70
- Hair Spray: $1.44
- Perfume: $.65
What do you think about the December Play! by Sephora box? What variation did you get?