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Play! By Sephora January 2020 FULL SPOILERS!

We have FULL spoilers for the January 2020 Play! by Sephora box!

Here are all the products they are sampling this month:

 

  • COVER FX High Performance Setting Spray
  • BENEFIT COSMETICS Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel
  • tarte babassu foundcealer skincare foundation SPF 20
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER Mist & Fix Hydrating Setting Spray
  • SMASHBOX Photo Finish Foundation Primer
  • LANCÔME CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base
  • NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in American Woman
  • KAT VON D Tattoo Liner in Trooper

  • SHISEIDO WASO: Clear Mega-Hydrating Moisturizer
  • IT COSMETICS Bye Bye Under Eye Brightening Eye Cream
  • FIRST AID BEAUTY Hello FAB Pores Be Gone Matte Primer
  • BELIF The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb
  • GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD® Activated Charcoal Treatment Mask
  • ORIGINS Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins™ Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion

  • BRIOGEO Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Deep Conditioning Mask

  • VIKTOR&ROLF Magic Sage Spell
  • YVES SAINT LAURENT Libre Eau De Parfum
  • ARMANI BEAUTY Si Passione Eau De Parfum
  • PHILOSOPHY Amazing Grace Eau de Toilette
  • VIKTOR&ROLF Flowerbomb

This month, you’re getting at least one of the following products in your PLAY! by SEPHORA box:

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

  • NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in American Woman
  • tarte babassu foundcealer skincare foundation SPF 20
  • GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD Activated Charcoal Treatment Mask

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Comments (112)

  1. I got box #829:

    Josie Maran Argan Oil
    KVD Setting Powder
    Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation
    Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream Hydrating Moisturizer
    Dr Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment
    And bonus Playa Everyday shampoo and Supernatural conditioner packets

    I love everything. This is my first box in a couple of years and I’m amazed i got a foundation in my shade that I can actually use!

  2. I’m getting #154

    (for anyone who has this and doesn’t want to scroll all the way down:
    Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
    Lancome CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base
    Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
    IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream
    Glamglow Supermud Activated Charcoal Treatment Mask (the white one)
    Philosophy Amazing Grace Eau de Toilette.)

    The fact is is that there wasn’t a single spoiler I was excited about. As so many have said – this was a particularly bad month for repeats.

    Tatoo liner is good. I have several.
    Glamglow Supermud is good. I’ve gotten away from using it though (because Drunk Elephant.)
    Might actually get around to trying the Lancome mascara primer this time, though.
    That SB primer is EVERYWHEREand it doesn’t work for me so… Bleh.

    The whole this is just…

    MEH.

    • But where is February???!!!🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️😳😳😳😳 I’m anxiously awaiting next months box of goodies and need a sneak peek like I need oxygen😂😂😂😂😂

  3. Every single item that I received was a repeat of what I was sent in the last couple of months. How many black eyeliners does a girl need? Off to cancel my subscription.

  4. Ugh, I have box 229 (he called it “Box B” on the phone) and I’m so disappointed i may cancel:

    KAT VON D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
    COVER FX High Performance Setting Spray
    SMASHBOX Photo Finish Foundation Primer
    GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD® Activated Charcoal Treatment Mask
    ORIGINS Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins™ Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion
    ARMANI BEAUTY Si Passione Eau De Parfum

    I’m pretty sure I have in my profile that I want skincare (specifically moisturizer and eye cream), not makeup! I have literally no use for setting spray or foundation. Grrrr!

    • UPDATE: I cancelled and signed up for the Allure beauty box instead since it seems to be more skincare-oriented anyway!

  5. #147, I got the KVD liner, (which I use, but have like 3 of), Waso cream, (don’t use this type of product), GlamGlow mask, (have oily skin and like this mask, but have received it before and not overly thrilled. Not thrilled with any kind of mask, tbh) Gimme Brow (don’t use) and V&R Sage Spell (love perfume samples) This was a so/so box for me, nothing particularly wowing, but nothing too terrible. Although Play is one of my favorite subs, even I’ve got to admit this month was kinda sketchy. I don’t really mind repeats of good items that I use, but I think every one of these items is a repeat of a (fairly recent) month. I get that y’all have lots of extras, but y’all can do better. The whole point is new products, that customers could potentially love, that translates to sales. Not sure what’s going on, but if Play really is coming to an end this year like someone said, I’d like to get in on another sub before everyone is looking and there’s a mile long wait list

    • I got the same box- #147, and had the same reaction. I just received the Gimme Brow a few months ago, which I buy the full sized ones already in a different shade. I’m fine with the KVD liner (I still have a few full sized and samples of those and Stila, so eventually it will get used.) The GlamGlow mask is good, but still trying to use up my last one. Smash Box Photo Finish primer is okay. I like Shiseido, so the Waso cream and the perfume sample were the only things I was excited about. I, too, wish they would stop sending repeats- 4 of the 6 items I have already received recently, and would like to try NEW items. Oh well, it is only $10.

  6. After repeats of products and no play pass I have cancelled read this: my boxes keep going downhill ugh.
    We are no longer offering the PLAY! PASS starting in November 2019*. Our subscribers have told us that getting the best samples from top brands is what’s most important, so we’re putting more focus on filling your PLAY! box with products you’ll love!

  7. Called last month because I received 2 of the same products I got the previous month and then they said I couldn’t return so this month again received KVD eyeliner which I can’t use and got it a couple months ago, another primer again rec’d a few months ago and I dislike it, another gimme brow, I have 4 already, the Waso ream and the Glamgo mask. Bonus Viktor&Rolf perfume. I immediately cancelled, same old products nothing new or exciting and tired of duplicates. I’m going to move on to another subscription.

  8. I’m getting Box #212 and what follows is from my online chat w Sephora CS:

    Great news, your Stress-Free Beauty box contains the following items.

    – Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
    – Lancôme CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base
    – Shiseido WASO Clear Mega Hydrating Cream
    – GlamGlow SUPERMUD® Activated Charcoal Treatment Mask
    – Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair Conditioning Mask
    – Philosophy Amazing Grace Eau de Toilette

    >>>>>>>>>>

    I have to admit, I’m tired of receiving Briogeo and I’m not thrilled about the KVD liner but all in all 4/6 items will be used.

    • That is so confusing!
      My sephora account shows the following items for box #212 :
      tarts babassu foundcealer skincare foundation SPF 20
      SMASHBOX Photo Finish Foundation Primer
      KAT VON D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
      BELIF The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb
      GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD® Activated Charcoal Treatment
      PHILOSOPHY Amazing Grace Eau de Toilette

      Now I really don’t know what we are getting!

      • So strange! I’m getting box 212 also and on my account it shows me getting:
        Cover FX setting spray
        Kat VD eye liner
        Glam glow mud mask
        Origins mushroom relief
        Smash box photo finish primer
        Viktor & Rolf flowerbomb

      • There is something fishy about this month, also I notice from YouTube unboxing that somebody get the red plastic bag and others a orange one… why?are those left overs as well?

  9. Spoilers are up now on the sephora website, to go the subscription box page > current box.

    #139:
    cover fx high performance setting spray
    kat von d polio tattoo liner
    glamglow supermud overpriced charcoal mask
    origins mega mushroom exceedingly verbose treatment lotion
    smashbox eye roll primer
    giorgio armani si passione EDP

    my OPINION, this is one of the worst play boxes since that one with the 4 foundations in it. why is smashbox so insistent in pumping those primer samples out into the world?? getting it repeatedly isn’t going to make my skin hate it any less. Also glamglow is the worst brand. Got a dollar store tier face mask you need to move? put some glitter in it and call it glam.

    Hope yall get better boxes, if not now, then for the rest of the year!

    • Thank you! I didn’t know you can check them on the website! I m not really happy either, in particular about the smashbox primer. I read in the past somewhere on Reddit that they are going to end play! In 2020… hopefully they are wrong but it is quite suspicious that all the items for this month were recent repeats…

    • I have what you have except I have Flowerbomb I think it is for the perfume sample. Snore. Boring stuff and I think I have all of those things already except the mushroom whatever that sounds like it would smell very awful. Have you ever driven through mushroom country?

      • Dr Weil Mega Mushroom products actually smell really good, surprisingly. What i don’t like about that particular product (the “Soothing Treatment Lotion”) though is that it is literally the consistency of water, even though they call it “lotion.” Makes no sense and I would never actually buy that product because of that!

    • Thanks! This is unfortunately my box too. I love the descriptive words you used for each item (KVD polio liner was my fave 🤣). At first I read “Smashbox eye roll primer” and though it was like a roll-on eye primer and thought “hey that’s kinda cool”, but then I realized what it actually was…and involuntarily rolled my eyes 😂 I have SO MANY of them. And I got the Cover FX setting spray like 3 months ago. I can’t even use the Origins or Glamglow because it’s full of fragrance and that breaks my skin out. The highlight of the box for me is the perfume sample- and even though I enjoy perfumes, that’s saying something.

    • Totally agree, I just cancelled my subscription to Sephora. I can take the $170 I would spend in a year and buy products I would actually use. (I loved your description of GlamGlow…. so true!)

  10. Spoilers for box 212 per customer service:

    -belif moisturizing eye bomb
    -Chloe Signature
    -Sephora Collection Rouge Matte
    -Farmacy Green Clean Cleansing Balm
    -Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
    -Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color

    • This can’t be right. Not a single thing you listed is even in the full spoilers.

      • Spoilers #212 according the website:

        tarte babassu foundcealer skincare foundation SPF 20

        SMASHBOX Photo Finish Foundation Primer

        KAT VON D Tattoo Liner in Trooper

        BELIF The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb

        GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD® Activated Charcoal Treatment

        PHILOSOPHY Amazing Grace Eau de Toilette

        Honestly not a good box and I hate hate that primer!

    • I would be ok with this items, I have the same box, but it is strange because those are not the options of this month😨 I called twice the customer care but they told me that they couldn’t see the contents of the box… strange

  11. Any info for #019?

  12. Hi! Does anyone know what will be coming in box 113?

    Thank you!!

    • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

      Cover FX High Performance Setting Spray

      Smashbox Photofinish Foundation Primer

      GlamGlow Supermud Charcoal Treatment Mask

      Origins MegaMushroom Relief and Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion

      Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb

      • Thanks for sharing! Even though these are all repeats for me, I really like all these products and it will be nice to have backups of them.

      • Box 147 for JANUARY is:
        Kvd tattoo liner
        Smashbox photo finish primer
        Shisedo waso
        Gimme brow +
        Glamglow supermud
        Viktor and Rolf sage spell
        What someone posted before was last months box.

      • Thank you!
        Ugh, I just got 2 waso gels 2 months ago… looks like I’ll be getting 2 more .

      • If you get another WASO, you might have enough to find out if it suits you. Such very tiny samples. What a rip.

      • I contacted customer service and they told me that what I posted was box #113. My phone is saying that you’re replying to me even though you’re posting a different box number. Probably a mistake on my phone.

      • Just got my box and canceled. I’ll be donating 4 of the 6 products. My dry skin doesn’t like the Glamglow product which is for oily/combination skin. The brow gel is the wrong color, I don’t need anymore black eyeliner, and I must have 20 of those primers. Awful box, even for $10.

      • I HATE Flowerbomb with a passion! Why is it always in my box?
        I would have preferred any of the other perfumes.

  13. I called twice but they won’t tell me the contents of box 212, anyone else?

  14. Any spoilers for box # 220?

    • -Kat VonD Tattoo Liner
      -tarte babassu foundcealer skincare foundation SPF 20
      -belif True Moisturizer Bomb
      -First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Matte Primer
      -GlamGlow SUPERMUD Cahrcoal Treatment Mask
      -Philosophy Amazing Grace Eau de Toillete

      Not happy about it. Just got two of these together in my September box plus that box with 3 foundations. So over it.

      • Really? I have already received all these items before. May be time for a new beauty box, allure, Macy’s, Birch Box.

      • I like ipsy. They allow you to subscribe to an every other month option if you don’t want every month. While there are some products in Sephora that I Like…. Belif, FAB, Gucci…. the endless repeats of extraordinarily TINY samples is just too much. And no more points either? Such a mess. (plus – just an hot button of mine – they make their profit from women mostly, yet the publicity stuff is like we are middle-schools. How patronizing! I have yet to find that my profile relates to the boxes I get. I am finished with the anticipation and subsequent disappointment. Perhaps if enough of us cancel, they will rethink their offer.

      • I did cancel my box!!!!!What a bummer I spend so much money at Sephora. Good news is my local high school has a prom closet and I will be donating most of my last years box items to them.

  15. Does anyone know whats in box 188 pretty please ? My shipping notification says weight is .9 . Really hoping for the foundation, MUF setting spray, hello fab primer, bye bye under eye, and Si perfume.

    • I have box 188 also. My current box has been updated on the sephora website. The items shown on the website have been wrong before, so take this list with a grain of salt.
      -Make up forever mist and fix setting spray
      – Kat Van D tattoo liner
      – Glamglow supermud mask
      – FAB Pores be gone matte primer
      – Briogeo don’t despair, repair deep conditioning hair mask
      – Viktor & Rolf flowerbomb perfume sample

  16. I got box 213. Anyone else?

  17. Has anyone heard about box #196?

    • Play box Item #196

      Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, tarte babassu foundcealer™ skincare foundation SPF 20, NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment, belif True Moisturizer Bomb, GlamGlowSUPERMUD® Activated Charcoal Treatment Mask, and Viktor&RolfFlowerbomb.

      • Thank you!

      • I would have loved that box

    • Upon review, I see that the contents of your January PLAY! box #196 are the following: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, tarte babassu foundcealer™ skincare foundation SPF 20, NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment, belif True Moisturizer Bomb, GlamGlowSUPERMUD® Activated Charcoal Treatment Mask, and Viktor&RolfFlowerbomb.

  18. I also asked about the Rewards bazaar gift like we got last year where you can get 500 points are free shipping over $25 and we are going to get that again this year. They just haven’t put those out yet

    • Can’t wait for the 500 points- that will get me to 2500 again!

  19. So I just called customer service and this is what I was told would be in box #147 and it’s not anything listed above. The items are as follows:
    ~Super fan mascara in black
    ~ wonder beauty lip retreat oil
    ~Ouai body cream
    ~ Dr. Brandt skin care Eye depuffer
    ~ Fresh rose moisturizer
    ~ Amica 3in1 hair cream

    No perfume sample which is very disappointing to me, that’s one of the reasons why I get this box. It’s so hard to try to get a sample at the store and I love perfume. Not sure how reliable this is but this is what I told was in box #147 for January
    Sorry for any spelling errors

    • I have box 147 and I literally got 4 of those items in my box last month!

      • The only good thing I got in my box last month is the Marc Jacobs eyeliner. I’m very disappointed with this new box! I have all those items as well.

    • Those items were in the December 2019 box.

    • That is last month box

    • That is exactly what was in my December box!

    • Thank you. I should be getting box 147 also, but am totally disappointed in the contents. I wish Sephora would let us skip a month like Ipsy does because the endless unwanted repeats are so annoying.

      • Box 147 for JANUARY is:

        Kvd tattoo liner
        Smashbox photo finish primer
        Shisedo waso
        Gimme brow +
        Glamglow supermud
        Viktor and Rolf sage spell

        What someone posted before was last months box.

    • Ugh, bad box… and of course I’m getring 2 of these. well at least it’s not repeats. Thanks for posting!

    • I wonder if this is actually from last month?I got some of these items last month& usually i get at least one of the items that says” you will get one of these”???

    • Nikki May be right- this might have been last month’s box. Fingers crossed that it is!!
      I just called CS again and they can’t see what’s in my box (147) 😫😫😫😫 Which is unusual this late in the month…
      Maybe someone else might have better luck finding out?

  20. I agree, tons of repeats. I happen to like most of these so I’m sticking it out for another month at least. I’ve been wanting to try Fab Fit Fun, so it looks like I may cancel and check out something new. Fingers crossed that next month has more new things!

  21. SO many repeats. I got these same perfume samples in my christmas orders….that I didnt request. Ugh. Come on Sephora!

  22. I have spoliers for box 162:

    -Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

    -Lancome Cils Booster XL Super Enhancing Mascara Base

    -Shiseido WASO Mega Hydrating Cream

    -Glam Glow Supermud Mask

    -Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair Conditioning Mask

    -Philosophy Amazing Grace Eau de Toilette

    I have cancelled my subscription twice, and both times I signed right back up! Lol. This is seriously the one box I can’t live without, even with all the repeats, I still love the products and brands more than any other box I’ve tried, hands down!

    • How do you know what box# you have?

    • This is mine too, I’m very happy!

  23. I’ve got box 415, if anyone has any spoilers, lmk! I love my Sephora box, and even though a lot of these are repeats, they’re samples I’d either love to have or ones I’ve run out of. I’m fixing to cancel my Birchbox, because I wasn’t able to get the curated box I want, so I just picked a sample and let them pick the rest, and I’m not going to use a single product. They’ve been doing poorly each month, the only reason I’ve been sticking around is the curated boxes. I’m looking at another box around the same price point, I was interested in Allure and another I can’t think of off the top of my head, but they’re not customizable 😕

  24. Any spoiler for box 807?

    • Ops I meant box 212?

      • Tarte, kat von d, belif, smashbox, glamglow and philosophy ag

    • Any spiked for box 704? It’s the last digits of your order number right?

      • No, it’s the last three of the ITEM number, which last I’d heard is only available through the desktop site, not the app.

  25. Box #154

    *Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
    * Lancome CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base
    * Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
    *IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream™ Smooths, Brightens, Depuffs
    *Glamglow® Activated Charcoal Treatment Mask
    * PhilosophyAmazing Grace Eau de Toilette.

    • Thank you for posting this, it is the box I will receive! I love Sephora Play! (probably because I’ve only been a member since October) but I was a little worried this month. I am fine (fine not happy LOL) with everything here except for the BLACK EYELINER!! Good grief with all the black eyeliner out there. I subscribe to four make-up boxes so you can image how much black eyeliner I have! 🙂

      I’m am excited to try the Lancome, Glamglow, and IT cream. I’ve already received the Smashbox primer from Play! (and like I said, I’ve only been a member since October) and I’ve tried the Philosophy scent before and did not care for it. Although to be fair to Sephora, they have no way of knowing I’ve tried that scent before because they didn’t send it to me. (They did send me that Smashbox Primer though…) Anyway, thank you so much for the post! While Sephora Play! is one of my favorites, I do hate how long it takes to get here each month. This helps! 🙂

  26. It’s a shame but everyone is right. There are far too many repeats. So tired of the Gimme Brow. I still haven’t used the last one. Received the Tarte foundation a few months ago but I do like that one a lot so really don’t mind that. The Don’t Despair Repair conditioner is too heavy for my fine hair and makes my hair limp and I still have an entire sample of that from before. Hope to get the charcoal mask. Anyway, again it’s a shame they are going to lose a lot of customers. I’m still hanging in there though for now. Up they

    • Meant to say, hope they up their game for me last line. 🙂

  27. Any word woods in box number 147

  28. Mark me on the cancelled list, tired of the same samples all of the time.

  29. Fingers crossed for foundation, hello fab primer, bye bye under eye and the Si passion perfume. Does anyone know what’s in box# 188?

  30. Does anyone know whats in box#147?I see some things that i would like to try!

    • Haha, I got box 147 too. Maybe so many people canceled it’s the only box they sent out this month! Lol

  31. cancelled allure last year and was hoping to do away with the whole practice of having so many samples that I give away a bag full every other month or so… this month is making me unsure if I’ll ever be able to do that. If i get magic sage spell I’ll consider it a win.

    Anyone know what’s in box 139?

    • I’m interested in cancelling one of my subs for the Allure box, but not this one. I’m completely done with Birchbox and was looking into Allure, but I want something customizable, which Allure isn’t. So I guess I’m sticking around until I find a customizable box for around the same price point. I’ve got ipsy, Birchbox, and Play.

      • Tara, how are you liking ipsy? have you been subscribed to them for a while? I had them for about ten months and found that the boxes weren’t customizeable at all!! I left so many reviews, i did all the little quizzes, I talked to customer service when they sent me a product that I had literally just thrown out, but it was all in vain. After 10 months I went back through my product lists and found that having spent $100 on ipsy bags, I think like $65 of that was stuff that I hated and gave away! Hope that your experience is different. I don’t think any subscription is going to send you stuff that you love all of the time, and in my experience, the idea of a “customizable” one is a total fallacy. It’s like looking for a date, you’re not going to find the perfect one, but you’ve got to find the one that’s best for you & that you can work with lol. Play is great for me personally because it’s generally brands that I know and am curious about and the small sizes means that if I totally loathe something it’s not a huge deal to get rid of it. I usually only dislike one thing per box, unlike ipsy where I sometimes didn’t even like one thing in those bags. Sorry for rambling, best of luck on your hunt for the perfect subscription

      • ipsy is probably my second favorite sub. After the revamps and price increases, it seems ipsy and Birchbox have switched for me. They’re sending much more personalized products. And what I’m not getting, I can buy. I don’t care about trading my points or any of that type of thing, I just want the type of products I use. After this month when I didn’t get to pick the curated Oribe box I wanted, I chose a primer, and don’t use ANY of the other products I got. Literally not one. I shouldn’t have to get in early enough to pick a curated box, or else don’t get anything I use. That’s a problem for me.
        I don’t want to sub a beauty box that doesn’t use a profile, because there are LOTS of products I don’t use. (Bronzer, highlighter, brow products, moisturizer, and although I use blush, mascara, and eyeliner, I’ve got enough from the subs I have to last years probably.)

  32. Yep I’m cancelling. I own 90% of what’s posted there. Sephora is just plain ole selfish when it comes to their box. They have so many amazing products yet only send you repeats of tiny samples month after month. Not even worth $10.

  33. These are ALL duplicates and things they’re trying to get rid of in their Play box sales on the site right now. How sad.

  34. Wow, I’ve gotten literally every single one of these over the years with the exception of the Si perfume and MUFE spray. (Neither of which I really care about getting…) I’m giving them one more month. If they don’t impress me in February, I’m cancelling. It doesn’t matter that it’s only $10. I’ve got a ton of samples and there’s no point in staying subscribed if I’m not going to get anything interesting.

  35. I wish there was an option to not have perfume sent.

    • I felt exactly the same way about the perfumes, so I cancelled a while back. I check in sometimes to see if things have changed- they’re using the same brand samples they gave 2 years ago. So disappointing.

    • Casilla 113 algún conocimiento k contiene está caja

  36. Agree with everyone, way too many repeats. I stayed for a while because it was only $10 but my main reason was because of the perfune samples, which no other sub really did….. they got rid of those now.

    • Let me clarify, they don’t do them nearly as often. I looked forward to getting one every month

    • Macy’s beauty box sends a perfume sample every month. They send high end products as well. They are $15 a month but I actually like them much better than Sephora Play.

      • Is Macy’s customizable like Play?

      • I don’t understand what you mean. How is Play! customizable? I’ve never been able to choose anything in my Play! box. Am I missing something? And no, Macy’s does not give you a choice in what they send. Macy’s box looks really nice though! I’ve thought about getting it.

      • Well, Play, ipsy, and Birchbox all have you fill out a personal profile. Also
        about which items you use and don’t use. (ie- I don’t use bronzer or highlighters.) They’ve always followed mine very well, much better than, say, Birchbox. I want to ditch them, but the others I’m looking at are Allure and Macy’s, but Allure I know isn’t customizable. I didn’t think Macy’s was, but not sure.

      • Oh okay you are referring to the profile survey. I guess I just don’t think of that as customization because just like you I don’t use bronzers/highlighters but I always get them from IPSY. LOL I’ve also told them I love dark lipstick and dark nail polish and hate nude lipstick and nude/pastel polish but all I ever get from them are nude lip glosses (don’t wear gloss either) and pastel polishes. Even in months where dark polishes & lipsticks are an option, I am always sent the shades I won’t use instead of the darker options that I put on my profile. And usually the add-on options I receive don’t include the colors/shades I would want either. I also always receive highlighters or bronzers, even when blush (which I marked as something I always wear and would like to receive frequently) is available. I have never received a blush. So I just don’t consider them as customizable since they don’t actually ever use my profile. (Sorry for the rant! Can you tell I’m frustrated with IPSY? :))

        While I absolutely LOVE Play!, they don’t ever really stick to my profile either. It seems to work out fine with them though, and I have never been disappointed in a single Play! box. Oddly enough, Birchbox is my actual favorite box of everything I sub to because I love the option of first getting to choose my box and second being allowed to skip and have my money to use in the store if I don’t like a box. They always have the BEST SALES! and I love all of their gift with purchase options. I know I am in the minority in my opinion here but I think Birchbox is great!

        If you are thinking about getting Allure I would highly recommend it! I get Allure as well and it is hands-down my second favorite box (or actually tied with Birchbox for first). I have never been disappointed in anything I received from them and even without a profile they seem to send me exactly what I want every month. What I really love about them as well is if you don’t want a subscription you can just buy the box on Amazon after the spoilers come out here on MSA and that way you know what you are getting. While it does start a subscription buying a box on Amazon you can cancel it immediately so that is a great option if you want to try Allure!

        I am also thinking about getting the Macy’s box. (I think I’m going to cancel IPSY to get it) I feel like from the months I’ve been reading the reviews of Macy’s it looks like a great one. 🙂

  37. Wow.
    Every single item is a repeat from recently.
    Bye bye play. Time to cancel.

  38. Needless to say, I have not missed this box at all since I canceled a few months ago! Sephora should have the best beauty box out there but they send the same samples every month!

  39. I have cancelled this box a couple of years ago after just a few months. And what do we see here? Same bloody samples!!! Why?

  40. I canceled a few days ago but sadly am getting this month’s as my last shipment. This sub sucks — Sephora has like a billion different products and brands but they send the same things over and over.

    • Because it costs money for brands to create free samples. A lot of brands only do a few key products.

  41. I’m gonna cancel as well. All repeats nothing exciting! I know it’s only $10 but I’ve already gotten all this want new stuff to try!

  42. Glad I canceled. So many repeats.

  43. I’m not excited about any of the items and I’ve already received ALL of them minus the Make Up For Ever Setting Spray, -which doesn’t interest me/I won’t use- and a couple of the perfume samples.
    I guess the good thing is that I’m not worried about which box I’ll get. I don’t care anymore about this subscription.

  44. Not a single new item. This subscription is not missed, even if it was only $10

  45. I swear…Kat von D, Smashbox, and Belif have got to be sitting on a mountain of samples…

    • Glad I had cancelled. I’ve gotten these a time or two with this subscription…🙄

  46. I was subscribed to Play! for a few months in 2018, but quickly got tired of the repeats and cancelled. After seeing good boxes in November and December, I signed back up for January- and of course these spoilers are like a list of all the reasons I cancelled in the first place. I think I’ve gotten practically everyone of these is samples in other boxes at some point. Hoping something interesting pops up in February or I’ll need to unsubscribe again.

  47. Sooooo many repeats! Actually they all may be repeats. Here’s hoping I get something new to me.

    • Anyone have info for #220?

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