Play! by Sephora Review – February 2018 – Box #151
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.
FYI – There are variations of this box. This review is for the box # ending in 151.
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.
This month’s theme is “Feel The Love.” Now, on to the items!
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color in Rose Gold – 1 g Value $17.68
This ia great, DELUXE sized sample! (The full-size version is 1.64 g compared to this 1 g.)
I love how smoothly this eye crayon glides on. It’s super shimmery, and the champagne color works well on my skin tone. It’s easy to blend before it sets, too.
(Swatched in lower photo.)
This lipstick got a little smushed in shipping, but it still works!
This looks like a dark red in the tube, but looks more like a rich berry on my lips. The pigment and the matte finish are great, too. One word of caution, though, I didn’t find this to be super long lasting – you’ll have to reapply throughout the day.
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Let’s Go Crazy – 1.8 g Value $20.25
Another DELUXE sized sample! (The full-size version is 2.4 g.) This lip crayon goes on smoothly, the pigment is great, and the matte formula didn’t dry out my lips. The color is pretty bold for me, but I found that I could smudge it a bit after applying I could get more of a subtle, lip stain look. (I recommend trying that if you are intimidated by this color like I was.)
Here it is swatched beneath the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick and the Sephora Lipstick:
Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb – 5 ml Value $9.60
This is an ingredient-conscious formula designed to smooth fine lines and boost moisture and skin elasticity.
When I applied it I was so impressed with how soothing it felt. This is a gentle and hydrating eye cream that still absorbs quickly enough to make it a great makeup base. I love this and I’ll use every last drop of this sample1
Farmacy Green Clean Cleansing Balm – 12 ml Value $4.53
A Farmacy product I haven’t tried yet! And no surprise, it’s amazing!
This balm melts into your skin, removes ALL makeup, feels fantastic, and the formula is ingredient-conscious, too. Plus, when you remove it, your skin is moisturized and softer! (I like this so much I will probably buy it in full size. It’s the best makeup remover balm I’ve ever sampled!)
Chloe Signature – 1.2 ml Value $3
I’m not a perfume wearer, and this powdery floral scent isn’t for me, but I have to say, I think the Chloe perfume bottle is SO pretty!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $59.48. I think that’s great for a $10 beauty box, especially since the box will always include high-end brands. Plus the sample sizes were great this month! And I discovered a new Farmacy product to love 🙂 (The only thing that seemed a bit weird to me was getting two matte lip products in one box.)
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 (2/22), your first box will be the March box.
Coupon – No coupons available for this subscription.
Value Breakdown: At $10 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Laura Mercier: $2.97
- Sephora: $.74
- NARS: $3.40
- Belif: $1.61
- Farmacy: $.76
- Chloe: $.50
What do you think about the February Play! by Sephora box? What variation did you get?