Play! By Sephora July 2018 FULL SPOILERS Boxes #178 + 194

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We have the full spoilers for the July Play! By Sephora box #178 + #194!

(You can check out the video reveal of all July products here!)

Box #178 will include:

Box #581 will include:

Box #228 will include:

Box #210 will include:

Box #160 will include:

Box #152 will include:

Box #194 will include:

And in case you missed it, all subscribers will receive one of these four skincare items:

And, for July, ALL subscribers will receive:

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Paaarty – 1.5 g Value $7.77

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, 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

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

Posted in Play! By Sephora Spoilers, Subscription Box Spoilers| Tags: play by sephora | 64 comments


  1. I just got my email from Play w/ a preview of my box-178, and its showing me a totally different line up of products:
    Tarte blush & lip, Biossance, Algenist, Korres & a briogeo foil packet…
    Sephora, you’re really starting to confuse me.

    • …Maybe they sent the link for 152 accidentally…?

    • Same happened to me! I’m supposed to get #178 which I was SUPER excited about but my email shows the products for #152 which I am NOT happy about

      • I’m getting #228 and really want the contents in #152. Would you be interested in swapping with me?

    • Yeah, happened to me too. My ITEM number suggests box 178 but the preview is for another box. Did you ask Sephora about it?

      • After my recent (unproductive) conversations with Sephora lately, I’ve given up reaching out to them. I’m going to see what shows up and if I’m unhappy, hope for the best in swapping (shout out to box 202). Sorry to other 178’s, but also glad I’m not alone 🤦‍♀️

  2. Sephora Play Luxe Volume One will launch on the app tomorrow! Keep an eye out. 🙂 (it’s not on the website yet that I could find, but it might be there as well tomorrow too!)

  3. I’m not sure if this has always been but on the Sephora app if you on your inbox tab, there’s a message that says “tips and tricks” for your Sephora play box. It shows What’s in my box for the month, I figured that it’s correct because when I click on the June boxes showed what was it in my June box. not sure why I’m just now discovering is but I think it’s pretty cool.

  4. Is anyone else waiting for box #202?

    • Yes. I noticed on the Sephora app if you go into your inbox tab, click on the “July box tips and tricks” it’ll show what’s in your box. Never noticed this before…the reason I figured it’s correct is because when I click on June it showed items that were in my June box. FYI

    • Box 202
      Youth to the people cream
      Fresh advanced therapy lip
      Tarte rainforest of the sea cleanser
      Tarte parrrty blush
      Algenist liquid collegan
      Rahua freestyle texturizer

    • ME!!! And I’m losing patience. :/

  5. Just curious. For the people who posted the contents of the spoiler boxes (152, 581, etc), have you received your boxes already? How’d you know what’s going to be in the box?

    I called CS, but they gave me a bogus list. I checked “current box”, but it’s not a reliable source.

    • ok, my box 152,i received Saturday. 14th…..tarte blush,tarte lipstick, biossance gel, algentist liquid collagen, korres vitamin c oil, and briogeo blow dry heat cream…..and I love it…..hope you gals get it soon…

    • If you have the Sephora app go to inbox scroll down to tips and tricks for your play box. If you click it, you will see contents!

      • I tried it (through the app) and it’s still showing me box 152, kinda like the ladies above with box 178 showing 152. At this point I’m just gonna try to chill and forget about it lol. As long as it arrives around the 20th.

        Thanks though!

  6. I’ve gotten lucky past few times. I’m getting 152, which has all the things I can use.

  7. I know it’s objective regarding the “worst box,” but I think I got it with #194. Just awful, IMHO. I’ve been subscribing since Play was only in “test mode,” before they rolled out the subscription to others a few months later. This was in Oct 2015. Most of my boxes have not included anything applicable to me and my skincare/beauty criteria. I still am at a loss for how they “curate” the boxes to supposedly meet your account profile needs. The first 6 months were great, but the boxes started to decline, and I’m not sure why I continued the subscription for almost 2 years later. Sorry to be a “downer,” but I’m just expressing my experience. I’m glad it works for others — just not for me. And it’s NOT because I’m unhappy with sizes or cost — I think the sizes are fine, and a super inexpensive way to try out products. Just rarely received anything I could use. So, after almost 3 years, I’ve cancelled my subscription. Now if I could just get that thought out of my mind that upcoming boxes are going to be great for everyone, and I’ll regret cancelling! haha

  8. I got #236 ughhh worst box
    1. Tart blush (good)
    2. TARTE cleanser ughh
    3. Josie maran face butter
    4. CAUDALIE essence
    5. Fresh lip tx
    6. Rahu hair mask

    • I’m also #236 but don’t have the same stuff as you. Have you received yours already? I just see mine on the “current box” page. I guess I’ll see what actually arrives on my mail

      • Is the “current box” page accurate? Judi has box #236 but her items are the same as #210. I’m also #236 but I got the same items as #152 showing on my current box page.

        Or i just won’t find out what I got til I actually receive the box. I’m a new subscriber if that factors in.

        • The current box page sometimes just displays a generic set of items. I don’t rely on it anymore because I used to look at it and would think I was getting one thing, but I would actually be getting something completely different. hope this helps.

          • Oh thanks! That is good to know

          • Ohhh good .My stuff was just listed 1-6 on the current box page.

  9. So I accidentally cancelled and resumed, and Sephora was going to send me two different boxes. They had different numbers and completely different items, but I still had the same profile. Kind of proves that Sephora doesn’t actually care about our play profiles and just sends out random stuff to people. I’ll probably unsubscribe after this month. With all duplicates and stuff that doesn’t follow the profile this is all too ridiculous.

  10. Box #186
    Tarte Deep Dive Cleansing Gel Rainforest of the Sea
    Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter
    TARTE Color Splash Lipstick – Rainforest of the Sea™ Collection in Salt Lyfe
    FRESH Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment
    Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Paaarty
    BOSCIA MATCHA Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask (Bonus Foil Sample)

  11. I tried to sign back up but for some strange reason they wouldn’t accept my two different cards. I would if called but my voice is gone rite now lol maybe next time

  12. Box 160 arrived for me today and I’m very pleased with it! The only product I would have loved that I didn’t get would be the christophe robin hair product but hopefully I will get that in the future. All the boxes looked much better this month, in my opinion. Way to step it up Sephora!

  13. box 186:

    Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter
    tarte Deep Dive Cleansing Gel Rainforest of the Sea
    Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Paaarty
    TARTE Color Splash Lipstick – Rainforest of the Sea™ Collection in Salt Lyfe
    FRESH Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment in Dream
    Boscia Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask Packette

  14. I got my box 152 today and I love it…. Thanks s.p. this is a good one….??

  15. Again I’m getting a Heat protection product for my hair but my Beauty Traits clearly say I don’t use it! Grrr! I have double checked my preferences and don’t know how else to be clear about it. Getting irritating. I need hair products for volume and for fine thin hair which is exactly what my preferences say!

  16. I’m getting #152. Good bag but again the other #’s are closer to my preferences so I’m not sure why once again that I’m getting a bag that doesn’t match my preferences. So confused.

  17. I’m getting 152 and am super stoked! This is my best box yet (I’ve been subbed since December). Yay!! Can’t wait for it to arrive!!

  18. What about box 186? Honestly i subscribed only for noni oil, i really hope i get that.

  19. I’m getting 194. Not bad, but am I the only one not looking forward to the fresh lip product? I was hoping for the bite lip mask and I’m terrible with swapping.

    • Have you tried the Fresh lip treatment before? I’ve tried both and I think it’s much better than the Bite mask. The mask is thick and sticky and just sits on your lips. The Fresh is not only better texture-wise, it’s also more effective at moisturizing. Hopefully this will make you feel better about what you’re getting. 🙂

      • I’m vegan and Fresh isn’t a Cruelty-Free free brand.

        • But, thanks for trying.

          • Your not missing anything. Fresh chaps my lips horribly

    • I’m not excited at all – i have four of the sugar lips already…. and the tarte cleanser was the one of the four that i didn’t want to get.

    • This is also my box. I think this is where I step off the Sephora Play train . not one , not two but THREE nasty oily things to put on my combination skin . Gee thanks Spehora . I believe this is the first time I have actually become angry about my box

  20. Hating box 178 compared to the others— tweeking my profile today. I was so excited for every box but the one I got haha. 🙁

  21. Box 178 here and SUPER happy. After the first few spoilers, I said that I was most hoping for the Drunk Elephant Protini cream and if I got that, I’d still be happy even if I disliked everything else in my box (which I don’t, the other items look great). Though, with so many great skincare items in the spoilers, I knew I was going to be happy with this month’s box regardless. I’ve been wanting to try that protini cream for a while and this is the perfect way to do it. Between Play!, the Sephora rewards system, and the gift with online purchases, I’ve been able to try out a nice selection of skincare. Especially face creams, recently. It is just a much more efficient way to find new favorites. And this box has helped me find so many new favorites!

    I really appreciate that this month’s box had a bigger emphasis on skincare. I know that it can’t always be that way (this isn’t a skincare box any more than it is a makeup box, its a “beauty” box. And its senseless to get irritated when they include/don’t include skincare/makeup/haircare products because that is what this box is. Don’t like it, find another box tailered to your needs). But I do like having a month here or there that is more focused on one of those categories.

    There are definitely other items in other boxes this month that I’m sad not to get to try; the Algenist Genius Liquid Collagen Serum and the Caudalie Vinoperfect Glycolic Brightening Essence among others. So here’s to hoping Sephora comes out with some more “Sephora Favorites” skincare sets. Sometimes I really wish I could put one together myself 🙂

  22. Anyone besides me waiting on spoilers for #201?

  23. I got box 194 with the Fresh lippie. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it doesn’t melt during shipping with awful hot temperatures we are having. I wonder what size the Bite Beauty will be for those that received it. I’d rather have that and may do my first swap!

  24. How do you figure out which box you’re getting? I can’t seem to find that on my profile. 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️

    • Go to the orders page and check the item number on your Play order. The last 3 digits indicate what box you’re getting.

  25. My box #152 and Liz’s box #194 are the best boxes in my opinion. Thank God for finally a good box. I’ve been subscribed since October 2016 and this is probably one of their best ones. That’s sad that I usually always get duds. On a positive note. Woohoo. lol 🙂

  26. This is my first box (178) since I resubbed. I’m pretty happy. Maybe tweaking my profile helped. I do wish I had gotten the Fresh lip treatment. That stuff is great! I like Tarte so I don’t mind getting 3 items too much, but I would have preferred more brand variety.

    • I’m 178 as well. My 1st box with play. Love Tarte so I’m fine with three products. Glad to try the drunk elephant. Looks good to me!!

  27. I got my box In the mail today. #152 This is the best Playbox I’ve ever got! My boxy and ipsy sucked though 🙁

    • Same taste here on Boxycharm, and also, I will have 152 sp, but they sent me an email that my box was shipped on Tuesday, today is Sunday and the tracking number only says the label was created, didn’t move, that is so weird

  28. I knew it, Liz’s box is my box. I’m really excited to finally try the Fresh and the hair mask. Aside from the blush they’re all new products to me. I won’t be using the face wash though.

    • I’m actually not excited at all that my box is Liz’s box lol and I even said it to myself “how ironic would it be that the box I dislike the most would be mine?” if I could win a dollar every time my gut feeling was right… lol

  29. I have 187. Disappointed that there 3 Tarte products and not a better mix.

    • Me too! I have #178. I am so sick of tarte! I just got the deep dive & the briogeo a couple months ago from them!

  30. oops silly me put my info in the comment and it didn’t post, let’s try again without 😊
    I’m so excited for my box this month, I’m getting box 178 and probably the best I’ve ever received from Play!! I can actually use every item with the exception of the Tart lipstick, that color just won’t work on my ghostly pale complexion lol. All of the other items I’ve never tried so very excited (except the Tart blush, received it last year but can still use it). Really happy with this box!!!
    Only item I wish I was getting is the Fresh lip treatment, would love to try this without purchasing full size, if anyone has this in your box and was instead wanting the Tart lipstick I’m getting I’d love to swap, please let me know 😊

    I got lucky with Boxycharm this month too and received the variation I was hoping for! Love my sub boxes, the value is so much I can’t complain even if it’s a miss for me, I know there will be other months that are hits, and July is definitely my hit month!

    • I bought the full size bite lip mask and i can’t tell the difference between that and vaseline. I have full lips that stay chapped, so wanted to let you know you are not missing anything.

  31. of course I would have to get the one that has 3 tarte items! I hate tarte! Really wanted the fresh and bite lip mask.

  32. Yyyaaaasssss finally a box that I can actually use!! 😬 I’m getting box 178 and am excited to try every item with the exception of the Tart blush (already received this last year for bday gift, but still can use, pretty color) and definitely NOT the Tart lipstick, this color will not work for my ghostly pale complexion lol. Other than this I’m so happy with this box, probably the best one I’ve ever received from Play.
    Would love to have tried the Fresh lip treatment, if anyone’s interested in trading my Tart lipstick for your Fresh lip treatment please email me ❤️ clusby75 @ me com

  33. Box 186 has the blush, Tarte cleanser, Tarte lipstick in Salt Lyfe, Josie Maran face butter, Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Dream, and Boscia Matcha Mask in a foil packet.

    • In a foil packet? For shame!

    • I have 186 too. This is the first time I have been disappointed with my box. Complete waste of money this month; my most hated things in boxes are nude lipsticks and foil packets and this has 2 nude lip products and a foil packet .. cringe.

    • I hope #178 doesn’t have a foil of that Boscia Mask…that would be a double bummer for me. I was hoping to get that Josie Maran Face Butter, and it would have been nice to get the Fresh Balm or the Caudalie Essence or Kora Face Oil. I don’t think anyone wanted the tarte Cleansing gel.

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