Play! by Sephora Review – March 2018 – Box #884
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 884.
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 “Festival of Beauty.” Now, on to the items!
Lancome Hypnose Drama Instant Full Body Mascara – 4 ml Value $18.33
The full size version is 6 ml, so this is a deluxe-sized sample! I feel like this mascara lives up to the “Drama” in its name. The formula delivers on volume, length, and the color is a deeply pigmented black. I could apply multiple layers without any sacrificing lash definition, too.
Is it as good as my new favorite mascara, Benefit BADGal BANG? Nope, but it’s a solid formula.
Sephora Collection Matte Perfection Powder Foundation in 26 – 3 g Value $8
Another good size for a sample! (It’s almost half the size of the full-size version.)
This isn’t the perfect color match for me, but other than that, I have no complaints. I love the matte finish, and you can build the coverage from light to medium. Personally, I need full coverage, so this isn’t an ideal formulation for me, but I love it for touch-ups throughout the day.
Here is this color swatched:
The powder feels light and silky, too.
Sephora Collection Triple Action Cleansing Water – 25 ml Value $1.50
Micellar water has been one of my favorite beauty box discoveries over the past few years. I use it every day! This formula is gentle on skin and easily removed all my makeup. (I love using this with a q-tip for fixing any makeup mistakes, too.)
COOLA Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30 – 10 ml Value $7.20
Coola makes great ingredient-conscious SPF products (I love their scented Body Sunscreen Sprays). This mist is fine enough to not mess up your make up, and it set my makeup well with a matte finish, too. Plus the added SPF is always a good thing!
Briogeo Blosson & Bloom Ginseng + Biotin Voluminizing Spray – 22 ml Value $2.97
This may be my favorite Briogeo product yet! First, if you aren’t familiar with the brand, Briogeo makes ingredient-conscious haircare formulas that smell great! This spray added a little volume to my hair without adding any stickiness or texture. If you want a small volume boost, I recommend it. (Plus it makes your hair smell SO good.)
BURBERRY My Burberry Blush – 2 ml Value $4.53
Almost every Play! by Sephora box will also include a fragrance sample as the sixth item. This floral scent has notes of Pomegranate, Rose, and Jasmine.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $42.53. 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! I’ll use just about everything in this 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 April box.
Coupon – No coupons available for this subscription.
Value Breakdown: At $10 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Mascara: $4.31
- Foundation: $1.88
- Cleansing Water: $.35
- COOLA: $1.69
- Briogeo: $.70
- Perfume: $1.06
What do you think about the March Play! by Sephora box? What variation did you get?