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Play! By Sephora January 2018 Box #044 FULL SPOILERS!

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We have the full spoilers for the January Play! By Sephora box #044! (Thanks, Mikayla!)

Play! by Sephora January 2018 Box #044 will include:

Source: robbie_heaton


Play! by Sephora January 2018 Box #036 will include:


Play! by Sephora January 2018 Box #028 will include:

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

First, here’s a look at the bag:

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!

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

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  1. I found this in the beauty community:

    ” I just saw a comment on Sephora’s Facebook page that said box #051 is:

    Smashbox Primerizer
    Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream
    GLAMGLOW SUPERCLEANSE™ Daily Clearing Cleanser
    Alterna CC Cream
    L’Occitane Almond Milk Concentrate
    Nars Lipstick in Orgasm ”

    Then another person also posted a screenshot of customer service confirming these are the contents in an email.

    I don’t care at all about Alterna or L’Occitane…

    I’m really really disappointed I didn’t get the Boscia gel and the Fresh toner! 😭

    • Hi, Kay. Thanks for posting about the #55 box! I really wanted the rose toner last month – or was it the month before? – but I’m getting it this month. So it might happen and/or those products might come up as 100-point samples. That’s happened to me a few times.

      • I suppose you’re right. I might get these in the future. I’ve been with them over 2 years and it’s only happened once with the cover fx drops, but lightning can strike twice! 😀

        • OMG you got the CoverFX drops!!! Super jelly, but I hear ya!! The toughest part is seeing what you don’t get I think.

  2. No spoilers on #051 yet? 🙁

  3. I’m getting box #44, someday (still processing …. sigh). This is a great box! Besides the pep start, which everyone’s getting – how great is that btw? – I’ve also been wanting to try the Smashbox primerizer and the Fresh rose floral toner. I’ve only heard rave reviews for these 2 products, but since it’s in Sephora Play!, I’m sure there will be haters (sigh…) The ABS lip gloss looks dark enough for me; last month I got the MUFE lip color in a shade that was slightly lighter than my lipcolor so it didn’t show up. I also broke the bullet off but that’s another story. YAY January box #44; please come home!!

    • Not so great for me since I didn’t even like the pep start the first time I got it in a play box lol

  4. We know what box 085 contains!
    Found it on Sephora website,

    thank you @Blueyesfrzgreen ROOKIE I
    6 hours ago

    Just contacted customer service and found out what we’re getting in box #085!…

    -Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment ( SKU 2042315 )
    -Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector ( SKU 2043628 )
    -Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color in B302 ( SKU 2043636 )
    -Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream ( SKU 2043875 )
    -GLAMGLOW SUPERCLEANSE™ Daily Clearing Cleanser ( SKU 2043883 )
    -Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Balm-to-Oil Pre Shampoo Masque ( SKU 2043925 )

  5. Just saw this on Sephora community:

    Just contacted customer service and found out what we’re getting in box #085!…

    -Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment ( SKU 2042315 )
    -Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector ( SKU 2043628 )
    -Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color in B302 ( SKU 2043636 )
    -Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream ( SKU 2043875 )
    -GLAMGLOW SUPERCLEANSE™ Daily Clearing Cleanser ( SKU 2043883 )
    -Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Balm-to-Oil Pre Shampoo Masque ( SKU 2043925 )

  6. I just received my box today and it was empty! I did not receive a tracking number.

    • What the!? How does that even happen! Was it still sealed?

      • No, the tape looked slit opened. This has never happened before! Yikes!

        • Ugh, that sucks!! I’m so sorry! Hopefully they’ll send you a new one!

    • Wow, how weird. Maybe you’ll get another? Definitely contact customer service. An empty box is hard not to take personally.

      • Wow, that is hard not to get angry over. I’m getting irritated because I order 4 or 5 Beauty boxes but they all come in the same two-day period. So it’s really not like getting a surprise every few days like I thought it would be. I’m usually putting up half of what I get on the swap website anyway because I wear mineral makeup and they really don’t do ANYTHING for girls that like Bare Minerals or neutral make-up except for I’ve gotten some good Anastasia lip gloss colors and a couple of lip boosters from dermstore And dermstore is heavy on skin care which is what everyone can use and I wish I got more of that. You should definitely email Sephora so you have a record and request another box and a refund since someone was so stupid to pick up an empty box and send it to you. Good luck

        • Well, I’m done. I got my bag and I was missing the smashbox primer and the clinique eye cream and the glam glow was open and everywhere and dried out. I contacted them they gave me a refund. I just wanted the items I wanted to try. I know at least they have me a refund but it’s been one thing after another. I asked if they could just send me my items and they said no they are out…. why wouldn’t they just send me a substitute item. I mean I joined to try new things. Canceling my sub. Maybe The person taking my spot will have better luck

  7. I got box 044. Not happy with the hair conditioner. I never use them.. I subscribed to this box because I like getting the perfume samples. And last month I got a similar lip color. Notvery excited for this box…

    • Same! I Gabe my hair care away immediately. I use one specific line of hair care products. Won’t use others. I hate that they stopped the perfumes every month. That was the one true surprise! I’ve been able to find ones I love and have come across some I don’t Like at all. Going to see how February’s box is. I may just cancel. Did not care for the January box I got. Got box 28, & so far all I’ve used is the Lancôme Mascara primer. May give everything else away except the GlamGlow & the toner. 👎🏻

  8. How do you get the bonus items?

    • One of them will be in each box

  9. Even though I cancelled last month, I keep coming in to the spoilers to see if I get sad, I don’t.

    • Me too! That’s what I’m doing right now LOL! I finally canceled after 2+ years. Nothing I need or get excited about. I got the January Allure box yesterday and it’s awesome!

      • Which box did you get/which products?

    • I cancelled a while ago, and check in now and again to see if I miss, it.

      Very rare that there’s an item I’m sad not to get, and when there is, I remember that it’s probably a very small sample anyway.

  10. Sephora brand products? Maybe that’s why #069 isn’t being leaked. =( I like alot of the products this month. Just waiting to see mine. It’s at least shipped!

  11. How come no spoilers on box 077? That is mine and it has shipped but no spoilers?

  12. I have #36 and would love to exchange for #44. Please contact me at
    K babe 44 at gmail dot com

  13. I’ll be putting my whole box up for swap

    I want the box with Nars and Sugar

    • I’m getting 093 which has both the Nars and Sugar. Would rather have the toner and the Smashbox,. Would love to swap for 044 if you’re interested. I can be reached at franceswa at att dot net

  14. 870 anyone else?

  15. I got box 028 and I’m not too impressed. There is no color item at all and both the eye cream and primerizer are tiny! I’m happy to receive hair products instead of perfume as a bonus item, but frankly, I suspect Sephora is reserving the best samples for their favorites boxes and gwp offers.

    In other news, I have also received the wrong samples with my last 2 purchases, they weren’t even the same category of products. They also canceled an out of stock item and the qualifying gwp item as well. I think it’s time for a break from Sephora and play.

    • I’m with you, Yarngirl!!! I placed a Sephora order about three weeks ago. It arrived on time but didn’t have ANY samples, much less the ones I had selected. I emailed customer service to let them know; I was not trying to get three samples mailed separately or even anything at all. They replied to me with an incredibly rude response. They said that they reserve the right not to send any samples at all. They seemed insulted that I had even contacted them because free samples were given out of the goodness of their heart and free samples “had no value” and basically too bad, so sad. If that’s the case, why do they make such a big deal about selecting samples before checkout? Why do they advertise three free samples with any size order? They have to know people value the samples, especially as a lot of us pay them $10 a month for a bag of samples with Sephora play. I have received samples before that I didn’t select but that was because my choices were out of stock. No problem. For me, it was no longer about the items at all but instead became about the poor customer service response. I thought at best they would apologize and give me a couple of points or something. They may “reserve the right” not to send the samples, but I reserve the right to go down the street and take my business to Ulta.

    • I’ve noticed the same with Sephora purchases.. the last few times I haven’t received the samples that I selected. It’s like they just grab what’s in front of them and throw it in. 🙁 I don’t complain to them because, after all, they’re FREE samples.. but it’s still disappointing when you are excited to try a certain sample. I placed an order a few days ago and selected an item with points… now if the points item gets switched out, I’ll most certainly contact them and request my points back. I decided against Sephora Play since they don’t give the bonus perfume sample anymore.

  16. This is my box and I’m happy that I can use all of it! Not that excited about the lip color as brownish shades look awful on me, but I can at least try it since I haven’t tried anasthasia before. Play has been really good to me, and matched my needs really well recently.

  17. This month it looks like a lot of old recycled sample items from other boxes they’ve made up

  18. mwahahaha, not my box and more stuff I didn’t want which narrows my options to what I do want lol

  19. I’m an 044 – not thrilled, but not as happy as I could be.

    Okay, one more month, then someone can have my slot.

    Between this and the Sephora shipping department not sending samples, I’m beginning to wonder why I bother.

    • Oh my god! My last order arrived without my chosen samples too. I thought it was a mistake…

      • That’s been happening to me since at least December. I don’t remember the last time I actually got all 3 samples that I chose. So frustrating!!

      • Same…bs huh? But here’s 100 points…like, wow

      • No it’s literally happened to me OVER and OVER I’m a makeup artist and I frequently order and they do it all of the time. Then they say that they included it on my profile. Some samples I reordered like 3-5 times, still never received them

      • I’m 044 too. I get a lot of lip glosses in this shade. Fortunately , I have a couple gals to share with. I’ll try the rest and who knows, maybe I’ll gind a winner. Sephora forgets my samples sometimes too. It’s irritating seeing that we are paying premium prices for our purchases.

      • Be happy cause my last two orders arrived with NO samples at all let alone ones I chose and my order before that got lost in transit😔😞

        • I know we’re talking about Sephora, but I still I’d mention that my last two Ulta orders came with no samples even though my packing slip clearly had the Skincare Sampler pack marked. I wonder if this is a new trend. 🙁

    • I’m glad I cancelled already. I don’t like this box at all except for the toner. Ick.
      (Also, they don’t have a waitlist anymore. At least they didn’t when I signed up a couple months ago…)

    • Yup , me too! Never get samples I select. Once I got some random one thrown in instead of the 3 I selected and was completely wrong for my skin type. I’ve decided it’s better to not expect it and if anything shows up then yay. I’ve also had problems with grumpy couldn’t car customer service. Great products and website and I love play but they need to overhaul customer service, billing and order fullfillment.

    • Yes why are they not sending samples??

  20. This totally sucks! What happened to the Sunday Riley full-size CEO that everybody was supposed to get? Can someone tell me? It looks like no one got it. And if it was supposed to come in December I didn’t get it then either. I got box O 28 and one of the samples of a primer is the tiniest sample I have ever seen in fact it is only 2 drams the only thing That I like and I can use the fresh Rose toner but I wish it had a spray pump.

    • I don’t recall a full size Sunday Riley in any Play! Box ever. Could you be thinking of this month’s Allure box?

    • The Sunday Riley is in Allure’s January box. 🙂

  21. I got my box today (028) and that Smashbox primerizer is in one of the smallest bottles I’ve EVER seen!

    • And it’s in a tiny glass bottle! I have no idea how we should squeeze the product out of there.

  22. This is so disappointing! All the items I DID NOT WANT. So sick of rose scented items and sick of Briogeo! I’ve been wanting to try a Sugar product for so long and really wanted the Nars or MUFE products.

  23. Anyone with box 069 and gotten a tracking number but hasn’t shipped out yet? Hope nothing went wrong with order because it’s been days and no update on tracking.

    • I have 069 and delivery states Monday, Jan 22nd….

    • I have a tracking number , but no box yet. I have seen no spoilers for this box yet either. I click the tracking link and it says on its way No further information is given by UPS.

    • Exact same situation here. (<_<)
      Mine is pretty much always last to ship, but I feel like this is unacceptably late.

      The fact there are No Spoilers Anywhere for this box (been scouring the interwebs daily) makes me think they've not yet sent out this box to anyone.
      I'm peeved.

    • My order still says it’s pending but I just got my box in the mail.. that’s never happened before either

    • My box is 051. I didn’t get the tracking number yet. Does anyone know what is going on?

    • I’m also still waiting on box #069 also. No tracking or spoilers. I’m pretty close to canceling the play box.

  24. Still waiting on spoilers for #077!

    I’ve tried the Glamglow cleanser and I like it well enough. 0.5 oz is a decent size, too.

    The rest of the spoilers don’t excite me all that much. I’m interested in the Perricone MD moisturizer, the Fresh toner, and the Lancome mascara primer but the rest I’ve either tried already or am not terribly interested in. Oh well. Maybe I’ll get lucky and get one of those three products.

  25. Starting to get fed up with the lip products, they’re always in either super bright colors or ugly browny nudes. Send me something else!

  26. I got the Anastasia gloss last month in Vintage. Really disappointed…. It’s a nice gloss but the colors look very similar and I feel like I’m getting the same thing 2 months in a row.

    • I got the lip gloss last month and thus month too. I was like seriously why are they basically sending me the same product

    • Right!?!?! Why do they do that? I’m one of the ones that received bright red lipstick two months in a row (Sephora one month and MUFE the next) And a brick red Wander Beauty lipstick a few months before that. LIke, why….. WHY? I would love a nude gloss, but I never get them, or any other colors. So many folks get such similar repeats, other examples of this being the MUFE eyeshadow a while back and also the not identical but might as well be because they are the exact same color Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier shadow sticks. I’ve tried tweaking my profile and nothing helps. I was among those hoping for any of the color products this month and got box 036 with no color at all. But I just can’t quit you Play. 🙁

      PS- add me to the list of those that don’t get selected (or ANY) samples. After 4 orders between November and now and only receiving two samples (two of the same perfume I did not select, three orders had no samples at all), I emailed CS and they would not even offer up the paltry 100 points,, I got the form letter, samples are not guaranteed yadda yadda. So ridiculous.

  27. Anyone who has box #044 want to trade with me for box #028?

    • Yes I will!

  28. Blaaaaaaarg. I came back after I was jelly over the mask boxes, but this reminds me that I need to cancel again. I’m one of the few that likes crazy lip colors, but always get the low-key colors that do nothing for me. And the rest is pretty yawn-inducing. Sigh.

    • Right, i was thinking if i saved all the money i spend on Sephora play hoping ill get something i like, then i could just go buy myself something i would love! I’m opposite with the lip colors though I always get the crazy ones and never the calm neutral colors I would wear.

  29. Ugh. I know I need to cancel because every month I give away almost everything they send me. But the FOMO is real (I like a lot of the other boxes, just not the ones they send me!) and I love the 50 points! Freakin Sephora haha.

    • exactly! I agree 100% it seems like I get the 1 bag that I don’t like. Now I’m getting double products I got the anastasia Lippie last month to and they are never my color

    • I’m over it. it seems like I get the 1 bag that I don’t like. Now I’m getting double products I got the anastasia Lippie last month to and they are never my color. I keep saying ill give it one more month but, I’m seriously canceling now

  30. Not overly impressed. The full spoilers actually looked overall decent to me this month but the only thing I really am excited about is the rose toner.

    • Box 044…I’m pretty happy with that one!!! It’s Birchbox I have issues with but I just can’t seem to cancel!! It was my first sub back in 2012!! I do t know if they changed or I changed!! Lol

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