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Play! By Sephora August 2019 Spoilers Round #2!

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ByMSAAug 2, 2019 | 95 comments

Play! by Sephora
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We have spoilers for the August Play! by Sephora box!

This month, you’re getting at least one of these products:

  • NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Dance Fever
  • SUNDAY RILEY A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum
  • GLAMGLOW SUPERTONER Exfoliating Acid Solution Toner

And here’s one version of the box some subscribers will receive:

  • NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Dance Fever
  • SUNDAY RILEY A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum
  • GLAMGLOW SUPERTONER Exfoliating Acid Solution Toner
  • PLAYA Endless Summer Spray
  • LAURA MERCIER Caviar Volume Panoramic Mascara
  • ALGENIST GENIUS Sleeping Collagen

And in case you missed it, here are some of the items that will be featured in future boxes:

FRESH Strawberry Exfoliating Cleanser

NUDESTIX Nudies Boom All Over Dewy Color in Poppy Girl

SUNDAY RILEY A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum

FIRST AID BEAUTY Hello FAB Pores Be Gone Matte Primer

GLAMGLOW SUPERTONER Exfoliating Acid Solution Toner

HOURGLASS Caution Extreme Lash Mascara

What do you think of the spoilers? Which ones do you want to sample? Subscribe by August 11th to get the August box as your first box.

Play! by Sephora is $10 a month. Check out our Play! by Sephora reviews, and all of our reviews of Cheap Subscription Boxes to find more similarly priced subscription boxes!

PLAY! by Sephora is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. Each month, Sephora sends you a mix of six samples (including cosmetics, haircare, skincare, fragrances, and other beauty products) personalized to match your preferences and a PLAY! BOOK of tips and tricks.
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95 comments

Sherri

To everybody that has #905
The items that customer service told me were in this bag are wrong. I do apologize for this but thank God we are not getting those items! Customer Service told me that they are working on the issue now. 😊

Ella

So customer service just told me that this is what is in box 871 and it’s the exact same things that’s in box 507, sigh. I wish Sephora could be like every other makeup sub and give you spoilers.

Bare minerals dew mist setting spray
Nars lip pencil
GLAMGLOW toner
Sunday Riley A+
Clinique moisture surge
Briogeo Blow Dry crème

Mb

That’s one of my boxes, thanks! I’ve gotten that Clinique 100 times from Play, so that’s a bummer.
I’m happy for the A+ and Glamglow toner at least. I have 5 of the 8ml pump bottles and 4 of the 5ml tubes of A+ hoarded from Allure & Sephora yet. So I’ll welcome another tube.
I’ll use the blow dry cream despite getting that 100 times and rarely blow drying my hair.
The lip pencil will get traded and the setting spray I got in ipsy and still never used, so that will go on the trade pile as well.
My other box is 913, so I’m hoping that strawberry scrub is included in that and no more Clinique or Algenist. No more Mascaras either, I got 2 last month 😩

Tiffany

I’m Box 871 too, I really hope that that is what we are getting in our box because that would be a nearly perfect box for me but I’m not going to get my hopes up since they’ve told two different box #s that that is their contents. I wish they would do spoilers like every other beauty sub box too, it’s so nice with Ipsy, Birchbox and Allure

Ella

I agree, this would be a dream box for me! I think it’s crazy that they won’t tell you about something that you already bought and paid for, I don’t understand the secrecy.

Ella

Yikes, box 905 looks horrible! I’m hoping that 871 is much better!

Sherri

Yes, I am not to happy about my box. (905) This box has to be the worst one! I checked the color of the Sephora Collection Ultra Shine lip gloss and it is pink. I hate pink. It is one of the colors that is on sale right now on the Sephora App. The perfume sample is one that I have gotten before, it stinks! I had to throw the last sample away because Nobody wanted it!, I could not give it away! This whole box is a joke! I am seriously thinking about cancelling and going to another subscription! How can I not get any of the three spoilers that I was supposed to get and some people are getting all three! What a bunch of crap!

Ella

It’s definitely not fair to advertise these great products to lure you in and then not get them. I’ve received that Sephora lip gloss in 3 separate boxes and I will not be happy if I get it again, it’s not even shiny or pigmented.

Amanda

There is no item # on mine only an order #. Is this what I need for spoilers?

Sherri

Attention: If you have box number 905, please reply back to me. I have the items that are going to be in this box. I am not happy at ALL! This box don’t have any of the supposedly “Will receive at least one of these items” products.

Sherri

The items that I was told #905 playbox has in it, is not correct. Customer service told me that the items that I was told that we were getting was not right and they are working on this issue now. Sorry about the confusion but at least we are not getting those items!😊

tracey

i have 905 …..what is in it?

Sherri

Cover FX Iluminating Primer

Sephora Collection Ultra Shine lip
Gloss #17

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick eye color

Caudaile VinoSource Sorbet Pink

GlamGlow Gravitymud Firming Treatment

Maison Margiela By The Fireplace

Nancy

I have #905 what’s inside?

Sherri

Cover FX Iluminating Primer

Sephora Collection Ultra Shine lip gloss #17

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick eye color

Caudaile VinoSource Sorbet Pink

GlamGlow Gravitymud Firming Treatment

Maison Margiela By The Fireplace

Christy

I have 905! What’s in it??

Sherri

Cover FX Iluminating Primer

Sephora Collection Ultra Shine
Lip gloss #17

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick eye
Color

Caudaile VinoSource Sorbet Pink

GlamGlow Gravitymud Firming
Treatment

Madison Margiela By the Fireplace

Radi P.

I have box 905. What are we getting?

Sherri

I posted the items that is is 905. If you can’t find it, then please reply back.

Elisia

Hey, I think I have 905. It’s the last 3 numbers of the item number right? That’s what I’m looking at. Anyway, do you know what’s in the box? I haven’t gotten any emails or hints yet personally.

Sherri

Just found out that box 905 items that I was told we were getting are wrong. Thank God!

Sherri

Yes it is the last three numbers of your item number. This box contains

Cover FX Iluminating Primer

Sephora Collection Ultra Shine
Lip gloss #17

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick eye
Color

Caudaile VinoSource Sorbet Pink

GlamGlow Gravitymud Firming
Treatment

Maison Margiela By The
Fireplace

Kim M

I subscribed to Play last year for a couple of months. I just resubscibed in August. Hoping to get some brands that I’ve been wanting to try that aren’t in the Ipsy Glam Bag. I’m going to give it a couple of months to see what happens. I’m not going to concern myself with sneak peeks. Will be surprised when it arrives. My experience last year was that I would receive an email telling me my bag had shipped and what was inside. Then, when the bag arrived, it was nothing like the email.

Sherri

My first three Playboxes were completely different than what it said I was getting, but the last 4 boxes have been accurate. That is why I don’t get my hopes up when I see what I am supposed to get. It is so dissapointing to get some other product when you think you are getting something you are excited about.

Kim M

Yes, I think I’m going to let myself be surprised so I won’t be disappointed. It might be fun.

Ashley

Do they still send out a spoiler every month to let you know at least one type item you will receive for that month? I just resubscribed. The products lately have been amazing to me, but I’m sure I won’t get the variation I want, which is why I cancelled in the first place. Willing to give it another try though. For $10, it’s worth it. I’m 871…does anyone know the contents of that box yet? I am just really hoping to get the Sunday Riley and Glamglow. If I just get those two things, I will be happy!

Sherri

They do send out the spoilers telling one kind of item you will be recieving for that month but the last couple of months me and a few other people that I have been chatting with on the Sephora App, have not received a email or nothing in our inboxes about any spoilers for our Playboxes, so I am not sure if you will receive any spoilers but you can go on the App and look at the Sephora PLAY group and usually something is posted about 4 products that is being featured in the Play boxes for the month or at least some kind of spoiler. Also, you can look up on My Subscription Addiction and see spoilers too. Hope this helps!

Tiffany

I’m Box 871 too but haven’t seen any spoilers yet. I really want the Sunday Riley and GlamGlow products too so hopefully we get them or at least one of them. Last month was my first month and I didn’t get a spoiler email but customer service told me I’d get an email with spoilers this month so we’ll see

Sherri

Good luck getting a email with spoilers on it. The last two months I have not received a email or anything in my inbox on the Sephora App, so don’t get to excited about seeing spoilers! Hope you get a good first box! 😊

Elisia

I never trust the hints anymore because I can be shown one thing and end up with something completely different. I think I have box 905? If anyone knows anything about it please let me know if you’re interested. I’d appreciate it 😌

Sherry

I am kinda over Play because the last 3 boxes they said I get products I’ve been dying to try and get excited then I’d get a completely different box.

Samantha

I have box 507 which is box A:

Bare minerals dew mist setting spray
Nars lip pencil
GLAMGLOW toner
Sunday Riley A+
Clinique moisture surge
Briogeo Blow Dry crème

CS told me this morning (:

Kenley

I just got off the phone with CS and she said I’m getting all the same items as Samantha. I told her that my box number was 871 and someone already posted they were receiving the same items with box 507. She said it just depends on your profile not necessarily the number of your box. I asked her for sure that I would be receiving these items and she said yes?!?

pam burnham

how do ya know what box number you’re getting?

Tiffany

My box # is 871 too, I really really hope I’m getting the same products as you. I would absolutely love everything in that box! I talked to customer service yesterday and they told me they hadn’t started fulfilling the orders yet so they couldn’t say for sure what anyone was getting until around the 15th.

Annie S.

So some people will get all three items (Sunday Riley, Nars and Glamglow) while others end up with none? That hardly seems fair. (not blaming you, Samantha). I’ve noticed the tendency of Sephora to tell you what you are supposedly getting and then you get some other products in your actual bag.

Kenley

I tried to email CS to tell me what was in my box, and she told me that they don’t have a product list yet for August and to check back on the 15th. This was part of the reason why I cancelled. CS would never tell me the contents of my box, but several other people would get their box details.

Liz

Oh my gosh same here! I called yesterday and the representative told me the same exact thing, about ‘not having the product list in yet’ and that they don’t even know what’s in August. But then she sounded like she was shying away politely that she cannot tell me. I thought that was all strange since we clearly see that other representatives are telling other callers! It’s interesting lol. BUT if anyone does get lucky and get spoilers for their box numbers please keep sharing!! I love always checking this blog haha <3 (I am box 871)

Samantha

It bothers me so much too!!! I was shocked when they told me but I think I figured out a trick!!! This time I just asked what letter my box was and they just told me the contents! All the other times I directly asked what was in the box and 9x/10 they wouldn’t tell me lol!

Tiffany

I’ve talked to customer service several times last month and once this month and they will never tell me what’s coming in my box either. They always say we have to keep it a surprise, I even asked why they tell some people and not others and she said “I’m sorry if other customer service representatives are spoiling the surprise but we cannot tell you what’s coming in your box.” That really pissed me off last month because it doesn’t seem fair that they pick and choose who they tell spoilers to and who they won’t tell spoilers to. I’ve given up at this point and just wait for someone with the same box number to post spoilers when customer service inevitably tells one of them what’s coming in it. I completely get cancelling because of that, it definitely crossed my mind.

Cathleen Nguyen

I do not want that mascara. I’ve had a mascara in my box every month since I signed up. Problem is, I DONT USE MASCARA.

Sherri

I would love the version shown above box! I am sure I won’t get it but it would be nice! I have looked at my order number In my account and it never matches to anything. The only thing that I know is when my box shops and I look on the App and it tells me what letter the box is, like last month it was box B. It has been E, the last several months. I don’t know where everybody is getting there box numbers because I can’t find mine.

Luna

That’s weird, because I can only see my box number, but not box letter. I’m on desktop though so that could be why.

Sherri

Yeah, it could be. The last 2 months is when I started seeing the letter to my box, before I only knew the letter of my box because it is on our Playboxes when we get them.

Tiffany

I’ve never seen a box letter either and I use both the website and the app

Amy

Aging skincare box would be awesome for this aging chick!!! Box #889 for me:) If anyone finds spoilers I would love to know what this box will include.

Yolanda

Are they doing 6 deluxe samples now instead of 5 and a “bonus” ? Cus this variation has 6. Just curious, they totally should do this, their samples are tiny!!!

Amanda B

They should totally have a full sized “sephora” product monthly! How are they not doing this yet?!

Jennifer

Six items- no foils/single use samples, all new items? Are we sure this is actually Sephora Play? I am genuinely excited for this month after seeing this!

Stephanie

I guarantee I get the primer and mascara because that’s all Sephora ever sends me. Sometimes I get TWO primers in the same box.

Allison

I feel this comment so hard. The boxes with the primers and mascaras must be most common because that’s always what I get too. Also I will never get excited about makeup removers. And if I see any Drunk Elephant spoilers, I know they will never, ever be in my box. I should just cancel, but I can’t completely kill my hope that next month will work out!!

AH

Alright Play you’ve got my attention again.

I would resubscribe if I was guaranteed this box, but I do think it’s a little messed up you’re doing spoilers with “guaranteed to get at least one of these” and this box has ALL THREE of those spoiled items. What I guarantee is the other eight variations or however many it is will have only one of these items, maybe two if they’re lucky. And this box will be a very uncommon variation probably. I so wish Play would have no variations, this box game me FOMO every month and got me more upset than it should for a dang sub box. I would love for someone to tell me that they’ve changed, I know I’m speaking of the past, but I hung in there for 2 years so I feel like I really tried. There was only 1 or 2 out of 24 months that I got what I really wanted, I think gambling has better odds lol.

Barbara

I’m tempted to sign up again. It’s been almost 2 years since I’ve subscribed, but this looks good to me. Hmmm….just maybe

Tiffany

I would love that box variation! I hope I get the Sunday Riley product or the GlamGlow but everything looks great to me except the lip pencil but I’d try it

Julie

This looks like an aging skin box, I hope I get it <3 (871 here)

Tiffany

I’m Box #871 too! I really hope we get this box, it’s perfect!

Amanda Leach

Are you basing off the last few digits of the item number? If so, that’s what mine is…i’m curious as to what i’ll get…i just resubscribed last month after cancelling for about 6 months…

Ashley

I’m 871 too and this is my first box. I really hope it is this variation 😃

Mb

I’m 871 and 913
Both profiles are exactly the same except 913 has my real birth year as 1980 and 871 has my mother in law’s birth year 1952 (I took over an account I made to gift her play a while back)
Both profiles are blonde/medium combo skin w/ acne & aging.
I’d be happy with a skin care only box

Lizzie

I’m only a few years older than you, and I also appear to be getting 871 based on my order’s item number. I wonder if Sephora thinks I’m my mom? 🙂

Dani

I’d be quite pleased with this variation. I subscribed to this when it first began but after being disappointed month after month and seeing other versions that I loved I left. For a long time I had zero FOMO because most products were older/repeats or things I had sampled through regular Sephora shopping. Then several months ago I started seeing newer and better spoilers. I resubscribed for June and it and July brought great boxes. Much better than before. Unfortunately I didn’t think about it and just readjusted my profile due to some recent skin changes. Knowing my luck I probably just cheated myself out of the good box streak. Hopefully I’m just paranoid and August will be as good as they have been. Fingers crossed for the Nars pencil (finally in a different color) or the Nudestix, the Fresh scrub and the Glamglow toner. The SR would be nice but I don’t want to push it. 😄

Lori

I wouldn’t subscribe to this again (I always get bad variations), but I LOVED when they had the boxes on sale recently and you could pick the exact version you wanted! Will def buy when they do that again!

Jill M

If I was guaranteed to get this variation I would sub again but it won’t happen lol

Andrea

Does anyone know when individual spoilers are available for play boxes? I just rejoined and I forgot how far in advance they show up (if at all)… Thanks!! So curious…

Lee Ann

Check on reddit sephora play or the sephora app under community. They give out box numbers and spoilers usually early to mid month. I wished I would’ve skipped last month after the first spoilers. I gave away majority of the products. I skipped this month and after seeing the spoilers I have no regrets at all.

MzKayleeJames

Not until your box delivers, at least for me ugh.

Andrea

Grrr thanks lol

Nikkim

I’m loving these spoilers! If I was picky, the only thing I don’t really want is the algenist, id try but dont have good luck with their products. Everything else so far, I’d be excited to try!

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