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Play! By Sephora January 2020 FULL SPOILERS!

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ByMSAJan 9, 2020 | 112 comments

Play! by Sephora
3.8 overall rating
565 Ratings | 55 Reviews

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

What do you think of the spoilers? Subscribe by January 11th to get the January 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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112 comments

Kori

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!

Tamara Bass

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.

Candace wattson

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

poc

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.

melissa

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!

melissa

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

Tara

#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

MalibuChrissy

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.

Dee

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!

Dee

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.

Jenn

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.

Micky

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!

Erin

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

spoon baby

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!

MoniqueDC

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!)

Ashley

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.

Ruth

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?

melissa

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!

Micky

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…

Jackie

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

Michela

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

Erin

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

Micky

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!

Pau

Any info for #019?

Danielle

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

Thank you!!

Sarah

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

Annie S.

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

Pam

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.

Ella

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.

Micky

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

Bca

Any spoilers for box # 220?

Julie

-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.

Marni Kimball- Baum

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

Nicki

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.

ANB

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

Jess34974

I got box 213. Anyone else?

Gina

Has anyone heard about box #196?

Lora Bierman

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.

Lora Bierman

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.

MoniqueDC

I would have loved that box

Gina

Thank you!

Shannon

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

Annie

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

Shannon

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

Mb

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?

tw

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”???

Mb

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

MoniqueDC

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.

Pam

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.

julie reinecke

That is exactly what was in my December box!

Ania

That is last month box

Nikki

Those items were in the December 2019 box.

Ashley

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

Shannon

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.

Shannon

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!

Katharyn

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

Gina

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!

Kristin

This is mine too, I’m very happy!

Darla Burleson

How do you know what box# you have?

Tara

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 😕

Micky

Any spoiler for box 807?

Kennessa

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

Emma

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.

Micky

Ops I meant box 212?

KRo

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

Valene

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.

Joy B.

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! 🙂

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