Play! by Sephora #194 Subscription Box Review – July 2018
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.
I used to work at Sephora so I naturally couldn’t resist this subscription!
FYI – The box variation I received this month is box ending in #194. 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.
Every month they include all of the samples in a mini bag with a different design.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Play! by Sephora
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: U.S.
Play! by Sephora July 2018 #194 Review
Each box comes with a foldable info sheet. The front always has a design related to the theme (all about treating your skin well with skincare and natural ingredients), and the Play! Pass.
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.
The opposite side of the info sheet has pictures of each item and details about what they are, how to use them, and why they think you’ll love them.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Paaarty – 1.5 g Estimated Value $7.77 (Buy a 5.6g compact for $29)
Tarte is the only blush I’ve used for years. Sometimes I’ve tried something else but I’ve always come back to my Tarte collection. Their formula applies and blends well, and stays put all day. This formula is a beautiful neutral that works for everyone. It’s buildable, too.
Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil , 12 ml – Estimated Value $3.49 (Buy 8.33 oz for $71)
Using this as a condition gave my hair some really nice softness and volume. The smell is a little unisex/baby-powdery? It’s hard to describe, but it didn’t stay in my hair too strongly, especially after my other styling products after washing.
Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter, 5 ml – Estimated Value $3.53 (Buy 1.7 oz for $40)
This face butter is made with Argan oil and aloe nectar to help hydrate, soothe inflammation, and reduce redness. All of Josie Maran’s products are made with Argan oil, and I really like her products! I have dry skin so the argan oil is really helpful for hydration, though her products are good for all skin types. This face butter absorbs well and leaves my skin hydrated and feeling soft.
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Deep Dive Makeup Removing Gel Cleanser, .25 oz – Estimated Value $1.25 (Buy 5 oz bottle for $25)
This cleanser brightens your skin and removes waterproof makeup too! It’s very gentle, and I found it to be perfectly effective. It’s formulated with lavender, vitamin C, and antioxidant-rich algae, which are all ingredients I really love in my skincare!
Kora Organics Noni Glow Face Oil, 5 ml – Estimated Value $11.45 (Buy a 1.01 oz. bottle for $68)
Kora Organics is the skincare line made by Miranda Kerr. I’ve tried one or two things from this line before and liked them, so I’m happy to see this at Sephora and in my box! I love a good face oil. They make such a difference to me, and this one just feels like nourishing superfood for my skin.
Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment in Sheer Pink, .07 oz – Estimated Value $12.13 (Buy a .15 tube for $26)
I’ve tried this lip treatment before, thanks to subscription boxes, and I like it. It smells sweet, comfortable to wear, and is super moisturizing. It’s great on its own, especially this tinted version. But I also like to put it on before I put on my makeup to prep my lips for finishing up with a long-wear lipstick.
Here, I’m wearing the blush and the tinted lip balm. Very natural and subtle – perfect for everyday!
Verdict: This month’s Play! by Sephora box has an estimated value of $39.62. I think that’s great for a $10 beauty box! Especially because the box will always include high-end brands. I love trying new things from brands I love and I trust Sephora’s curation of brands and products, as well. I’m also happy to have received 6 samples and no perfume this month.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $10 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Blush: $1.96
- Hair Mask: $0.88
- Face Butter: $0.89
- Cleanser: $0.31
- Noni Face Oil: $2.89
- Lip Treatment: $3.06
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What do you think about my Play! by Sephora box? Which variation did you get?