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Play! By Sephora! Luxe Box Vol. 5 Coming Soon + FULL SPOILERS!

A new PLAY! LUXE by Sephora Vol. 5 is launching today! (Thanks, Luna, for the heads up!) This will be available for Rouge members today, September 26 12pm EST. This will be available for everyone on September 27th.

There are the variations available:


The Box: Limited Edition Play! Luxe Vol. 5 Box A

The Cost: $25 and a one-time purchase, not a monthly subscription.

The Products:

– 1 oz/ 30 mL SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
– 0.17 oz/ 5 mL AMOREPACIFIC Treatment Enzyme Peeling Masque
– 0.04 oz/ 1.2 mL Guerlain KissKiss Creamy Satin Finish Lipstick in Sexy Coral
– 0.06 oz/ 2 mL Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils
– 0.12 oz/ 3.6 mL Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
– 0.25 oz/ 7.5 mL Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask

The Box: Limited Edition Play! Luxe Vol. 5 Box B

The Cost: $25 and a one-time purchase, not a monthly subscription.

The Products:

– 1 oz/ 30 mL SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
– 0.17 oz/ 5 mL AMOREPACIFIC Treatment Enzyme Peeling Masque
– 0.06 oz/ 2 mL Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils
– 0.12 oz/ 3.6 mL Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
– 0.25 oz/ 7.5 mL Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask
– 0.1 oz/ 3 mL TOM FORD Black Orchid

The Box: Limited Edition Play! Luxe Vol. 5 Box C

The Cost: $25 and a one-time purchase, not a monthly subscription.

The Products:

– 1 oz/ 30 mL SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
– 0.1 oz/ 3 mL AMOREPACIFIC TIME RESPONSE Eye Reserve Créme
– 0.06 oz/ 2 mL Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils
– 0.12 oz/ 3.6 mL Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
– 0.25 oz/ 7.5 mL Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask
– 0.1 oz/ 3 mL TOM FORD Black Orchid

Are you going to get the new the Play! Luxe box? (FYI – these sell out quickly, so make sure to grab it as soon as it goes on sale if you want it!)

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Comments (106)

  1. I purchased C right after it launches. I had my order confirmation at 12:01 EST. I’m a rouge. They canceled my order 10 mins ago. Seriously, Sephora?

  2. I’m SO irritated- i am Rouge & ordered box ‘C’ as soon as it was released. It was delivered today, marked ‘C’ on the outer tag, but has the contents of the ‘B’ bag. Such a disappointment. Jerk move, Sephora.

  3. I gave in and picked up box B (the only one left). The bag looks cute and I haven’t tried any of these items so we’ll see. I also ordered just over $50 and used the promo code for the free play box so it’ll be worth it. Also is the bag black or green? It looks black to me but others are saying green.

    • It is definitely a forest green!!! lol I’m surprised people wanted A more than B honestly. I wanted B the most

      • Me too! I only wanted B, I didn’t even want A or C and those went first. Mines coming today and I can’t wait 😁

  4. To my surprise I ordered yesterday morning and I already have it in hand. The bag I will be using tonight to out! Less structured than I anticipated but cute non the less. Happy that I bought it.

    • Lol my typos…. “tonight to GO out” and”cute NONE the less”.
      Anywho just wanted to say both A and B are still available if anyone still wanted. 🙂

  5. Who else is getting one just for the bag?🤣🙋🏻

    • Lol I got it for the bag and eye cream. The bag arrived today and is a little less structured than it looks, but I already and planning on using it tonight when we head out to dinner as it is very cute. Perfect size to fit my phone, sunglasses, lippie and hand cream, maybe even a few other little items. Yay!

      • Oh wow lucky you already got yours.😄 Can’t wait to recieved mine. Thanks for the info for giving the idea how big it is.

  6. Only one I wanted was C. Looks like I will have more funds for Advent Calendars.

  7. Does this come with the green bag?! Not listed as included but so cute.

    • Yes, it comes with the bag. That’s part of what makes it “luxe.”

      • Who’s selling me a bag?!

      • Lol, I would but it is part of the reason I bought one. Sorry I know some folks bought more than 1 so perhaps they can help! Or you can still get box A or B they are still open for purchase.

      • I ordered more than one because I wanted the SK-II product. I will sell you a bag.

  8. After a lot of consideration, I decided not to buy any of it.
    Tata Harper mask I had before, it does absolutely nothing, except tightening your skin.
    Have box full of mascaras.
    AP peel off mask does nothing really either, but I like feeling of puling the mask off, but I can have same effect with cheaper peel off masks.
    Never understood rave about SKII essence. I had this water before and to me it is just another water.
    Money saved! On the other hand, I got eye shadow deal at Ipsy today!

    • That’s a great deal! I was tempted eventhough I already have the amethyst and the other brown (cooler) version of the same palette. Lol

  9. A and B are available now for non rouge.

  10. I hope these don’t sell out before the non rouge members get to buy them. I really want one but I’m not rouge

  11. It’s almost the same products everytime

  12. I’m wondering a couple of things. Will they limit the amount per person or account? Don’t people usually buy these in multiples and flip them on sites like mercari and poshmark? Also, will they restock them? Box C is the only one I’m interested in but it’s already sold out. I really hope they intend on restocking this at least once since I’d actually like try the items instead of reselling them.

    • I’m sad I just saw this. Box c is sold out and I really wanted it. I went with box a instead but I wish I had checked my email sooner to see this post 🙁

  13. Frustrating that box C is already sold out, that’s the only one I would’ve purchased due to the eye cream. I’m a rouge but was so busy all day I didn’t see the email till just now 🙁 weird how the value of box C is way higher than the other 2, must be some pricey eye cream. The other products are just meh for me, seems like we’ve gotten these in past lux boxes, especially the Tom Ford. I do love the Tata Harper, and the bag is cute. But everything else would be a waste for me. So looks like I’ll pass, but it’s definitely nice to see that Sephora is releasing to rouge first

    • Same thing happened to me. I’m a Rouge and I also wanted the eye cream and saw the email too late.
      and yes, the eye cream is the expensive one. $260 for 0.5 oz.

  14. The bag is cute, but I’m not interested in any of the products. I think I’m going through a burnout phase

  15. IF there is any available tomm would that more than likely be at 9am also? Anyone know?

  16. Got box A. Love the bag itself, too.

  17. C box is available again now.

    • Never mind. It is sold out again.

      • I noticed it said Coming Soon instead of Out of Stock, so I’m wondering (and hoping) if they’ll be releasing more tomorrow.

  18. Oh poop. I wanted box b but I’m not rouge so I have no shot 😭

  19. Thanks for the tip. I had no clue these were available. I ordered 2, the bag is so cute

  20. I saved some money. C is now sold out.

  21. The c option is already gone. I’m rouge. And it is sold out

  22. Alas, Box C is now sold out.

  23. Are these sample size?

    • Yes.

    • Yes, they’re all sample sizes.

  24. I got box C, and my hopes got falsely inflated because I saw that the $100 rouge reward was available, and it let me add it to my cart, but then when I went to place the order the site started getting all wonky on me saying my cart was outdated, and finally after a few refreshes and playing with my cart to get it to work, it finally showed the message that the reward was out of stock. Fine. pfft! lol I’ve never even bothered to try to get one before because I know they’re gone within seconds sometimes, so seeing it pop up for me was a nice surprise… for a sec.

    • Same thing happened to me Luna!!

    • The same thing happened to me, I got it in my cart and got the same message you did. It’s so annoying! It even came back 10 minutes later and the same thing happened. Is there a trick to getting that reward?

      • I’ve gotten it a few times in the past. I think that since they have the $50 in the $25 rewards available they don’t have that many $100 ones like they used to which makes it harder to get.

      • I got busy geeking out with a co-worker over a new Whole Foods opening up in our neighborhood next month and our love of grocery shopping in general (lol) that I lost track of time and didn’t purchase my box until 9:20, so I was super shocked to still see that $100 reward available while I was casually scanning through the rewards to see if I wanted anything (nothing this time as usual… this whole year I’ve only redeemed rewards 2x… once each for a 100 point perk).

        Speaking of rewards, it sounds like Sephora will be changing their rewards program in January to be more like Ulta’s where you can redeem points for $$$ off your purchase. I’m not sure of the specifics, but I think I’ll be holding onto my points until next year to see how their new rewards system pans out. 🙂

      • Oooh I hope that’s true about them changing their reward system! I’d shop more at Sephora if the reward system was better. I love ultas reward system and of course the frequent sales and coupons.

      • I for sure hope it ends up being on par with Ulta’s. 🙂 What would be cool too is if they started doing gwps and point multipliers like Ulta as well!

  25. I got box B without any issues. All boxes are still available. I hope they learned from the past and are holding some for tomorrow

  26. Got box c, I am a sucker for eye cream and the bag is super cute this round.

  27. Just grabbed one of C, don’t worry my non-Rouge ladies, I only grabbed one of one type, I hope everyone else does and you all get a chance to grab it too <3

    • Thank you!

  28. Since these are outside the actual Play! subscription, I’m curious why they don’t release these in Canada?

  29. What do people do with 5 of these? I’m always curious when people say they buy so many. Someone always comments they buy four of the allure boxes!

    • They make great gifts. I bought two for myself and one for my mom. And box C is a great deal.. it has a $128 value. You could easily use duplicates of those products 🤷🏻‍♀️

    • They resell them for a higher price once they are sold out.

    • Gifts for friends and family. Not everyone buys multiples to resell. I bought 4 amorepacific boxes to gift

    • If you buy five of them, and then add up the same products together, sometimes it equals a full size item and ends up costing way less! That’s the only reason I would do it. Eye creams are usually .5 oz so if you buy five of the box c, the amore Pacific would be full size for you but lots cheaper.

  30. They are not sold out yet- they just went live.

    I am sure that they will hold a few back for tomorrow so that others can buy- I don’t know how many though.

    I just bought one without any problem. I am not crazy about the bag and the products are all similar except for one or two different items in each so I limited myself to one bag this time.

    • Well I’m kinda close to Rouge, I’m normally Rouge by this time of year but due to circumstances this year I’m only ~ 3/4 of the way there however I’ve been working on getting an order together & that was putting me much closer to it.. I REALLY want at least bag C if not A & C (only 1 of each) and I wouldn’t need B since it would be all dupes of A & C & I can get the lippie, eye cream, Tom Ford & the peeling mask along with the other items that are in all 3 & gift the dupe mascara, probably the hourglass primer dupe & mabey the Tata dupe but I’d use the extra Sk-II for sure.. I need more extras for my holiday bags anyways so I may find some more past play boxes w at least half items I want & other gift set or favorites that I have not seen yet, mabey a few of the good ones I have already gotten… If I do that I may be able to reach Rouge & grab these today cus I REALLY want them!
      Gonna get off here & get on the website & mess around to see if it makes sense & can be budgeted today (would be much easier to do tomorrow but of course they didn’t do this on a Friday aka payday & bonus/commission check…) fingers crossed that I can work it out or if not they’ll be available tomorrow for those of us that are just vib (or insider)…
      Does anyone know what time they will be available for us tomorrow (if not sold out)???

  31. They just went live and all versions still available 1 minute in 🙂

  32. Thanks for the head’s up. I was able to just get B and C. First successful luxe purchase for me…assuming they don’t cancel it. Lol. Don’t do me like that Sephora.

  33. Yay! Got myself an A and a C box! ☺️

  34. Well, those went fast. All are sold out, no doubt allowing people to purchase 5 made a big difference…

    • They are not released yet I don’t think. It’s not 12 pm EST yet

      • Ah – good point! We’ll see how long these last though. Five per person does sound like an awfully generous “limit.” Fingers crossed!

    • Yep – and I’m sure they’ll all use every single one of them. No chance of them showing up on eBay for twice as much. None at all. 🙄

    • I’m a VIB so I can’t try to buy it until tomorrow. Admittedly, I would be one of the people to buy 5 of them. Are you sure they are sold out? I haven’t been able to get my hands on any Volume since 2. I am thinking they only sell about 500 of them in total now as bait to lure people to the site. Anyone know what time they go on sale for non-Rouge members tomorrow?

    • They just went live now.

    • They are not sold out, I just got box c and all of the options were still available. I hope there are some left for everyone tomorrow who wants one.

  35. Cute bag, but I’m thrilled that none of the items interest me. Money saved LOL!

  36. That hourglass primer is great but I hate those bottles because you can’t get it all out. Total waste

  37. Why Sephora? Why sre you allowing a limit of 5 per person? It should be only 1-2 per person so people have a chance.

    • Because they WANT people to become Rouge members for the perks. If everyone was able to get one before they sell out there is less incentive 🤷🏻‍♀️

  38. Just curious… What do you ladies buy from Sephora to become VIB?

    • I’m rouge and I typically buy multiple times a month.. some of my regular purchases include SDJ cream, Marc Jacobs gel pens, Natasha Denona palettes, ABH palettes, Laura Mercier translucent powder, Dior foundation, Laneige cleansers and sleeping masks, Glow Recipe skincare and Maison Margiela replica fragrances, and Sephora brand makeup wipes.

      • Thank you I will look into your recommendations

    • To reach VIB status (not Rouge for me) I have purchased a lot of the Play boxes when they go on sale with products I like in them. Soooo many past Play boxes and when they had the Play Luxe actually available and the Play Smarts by Age.

    • I shop only Sephora for makeup and skincare. I like their high end brands, so it’s scarily easy to spend VIB and even Rouge levels. I love Farmacy, Sunday Riley, Drunk Elephant, and Youth to the People skincare, and have a slight Pat McGrath Labs obsession. I try to keep my spending to the sales, but still it adds up fast.

    • I am rouge, but I buy all my body care (philosophy body wash and lotions), makeup (everything but concealer and foundation as I do not use those), and face care (many are discoveries from sub boxes). I also buy a ton of gifts from Sephora for friends and sisters in law and my parents. It adds up quickly especially at the holidays.

    • To reach VIB status, you only need to spend $350 in a calendar year. Some items in Sephora are $$$$ so you could probably reach that buying skincare items alone (like La Mer or Drunk Elephant). To reach VIBRogue, you need to spend $1,000 in a calendar year. If you strategize well, you can do this by buying a few items every couple of months and splurging (to some extent) when they have their annual sales. You’d be surprised at how fast you get to that level if you are buying your make up and skin care primarily at Sephora.

      Before anyone makes any comments about people wasting all that money at Sephora, think about how many people have multiple subscription boxes that probably cost them as much if not more that the money needed to reach these levels at Sephora. With multiple subscriptions plus the additional merchandise from the companies, purchases of one off boxes, advent calendars, etc, – you get my drift. It depends on what you value and how you are willing to spend your money (after you take care of your bills and obligations, of course. The joys of adulting!)

      • I would never comment on spending too much $$ on beauty 🙂

    • For me it’s 95% a combination of Sunday Riley and Drunk Elephant. It’s either gets those items at Sephora or from the company websites, and I prefer to do my shopping in one place. I really wish Ulta sold those brands because Ulta’s reward system is eons better than Sephora’s.

      • FYI Ulta carries SR now!

      • What the…when was this prayer answered? I had no idea! Thanks for letting me know!!

      • Lol I think it’s only been a few months. They also carry The Ordinary now too which is just as exciting to me.

    • I buy using my coworkers account (so my purchases help her maintain her status) – she keeps the gwp’s, i get the rouge discount when it’s time. We both buy mostly skincare, which costs a lot to begin with.

      • What a great idea!

  39. Box C all the way! But I’m not Rouge, so…we’ll see if there’s any left : )

    • I was thinking of going for both box B & C, but I’m with you… I think I’ll see if I can get box C. The AmorePacific Peeling mask would be nice, but since I’d gift the duplicates I figured I’d be paying $25 for just that in a way which I don’t want to do…. or I could look at it as paying $25 for the eye cream, but still… So fingers crossed for box C!

      • Hi Luna. I also like Amorepacific productts and I just wanted to let you know that if you go to the amorepacific website (us dot amorepacific dot com), they often have deluxe sample sets that are free gifts with purchase.

      • Thanks Sue! 🙂

      • np 🙂

      • What is the big draw for these bags? I think the bag is nice but the samples all seem pretty small. I know they are higher end but I haven’t done the math to see what they are worth. For me, I dont know if it would be worth the stress of fighting for a bag that seems to sell put so quickly. Just curious

      • For me, although the samples are sample sized (small) they are not the same dime-a-dozen ones that are found in a bunch of subs so it’s a good way to get trial sizes of really expensive products to make sure you like them before shelling out all the cash to buy the full sizes. I usually jump on the “high end” GWP offers for the same reason.

      • It’s $25 for some relatively high end samples. Even with how small they might be, it’s a good way for people to at least try some of these expensive brands.

      • I’m sure there are a ton of different reasons why someone would love these bags, but for me… I know I’ll use everything, and mostly because they’re just fun to get! 😀

      • Fair points. I guess, for me, they would have to be all cruelty free brands. I usually give away my non Cf to friends who arent as particular as I am. Being a wildlife rehabber, it’s very important to me. I wish ipsy and boxy would go 100% c.f. I’m considering cancelling them even though I’ve crabbed so much at ipsy that they’ve limited it to just a benefit product every few months. I think that’s what’s good about sub boxes- there is something for everyone

  40. Do u think these will sell out today?i want to get any one of these but unfortunately I have to wait til tomm: (

    • If it’s based on the past limited edition boxes, yes they will sell out today. Couldn’t even come close to getting one last time

  41. Sigh. More like RePlay. The bag is cute though.

    • Agreed. I am bummed to see the Black Orchid repeat in 2/3 bags. The bag is super cute but I actually don’t need any of these or want them enough to bother this time. I loved the last two that sold out instantly but this is a pass for me.

    • Does the bag come with it?

      • Yes, always has in the past. I got 2 of the A box as C was sold out. Totally didn’t need it.

  42. I’m thinking of going for boxes B & C (if I can get one this time!) I’m getting my cart ready as we speak by loading the gwp and any point perks I want right now so I can just add it to my cart and checkout when they go live. lol

  43. Oh wow I’ve got to get one of these! I’m not a rouge member so I hope they don’t sell out so I can get one tomm

    • Getting tired of Sephora. I ordered B as soon as I was able. They always take their time with my orders, so I finally got a shipping confirmation today, AND a notice that I would not be receiving the bag as it was actually out of stock. Cool cool. I don’t know why I bother.

      • Me too! I ordered 2 B boxes early Saturday morning, got email today that I wouldn’t be getting either. Disappointed.

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