Play! By Sephora Reviews
Voted by our readers as one of the best boxes in: The 20 Best Subscription Boxes Under $15 – 2020 Readers’ Choice, The 27 Best Subscription Boxes for Teens in 2020, and The 14 Best Monthly Subscription Boxes of All Time!.
Is Sephora Play right for you?
Play! by Sephora ($10 per month) is an affordable beauty subscription box. Each month, Sephora curates a new round of boxes filled with up to $65 worth of beauty, skincare, and hair care samples from brands like Clinique, Urban Decay, Make Up Forever, Amika, Tatcha, and more. You’ll get the box of five samples that best fits the preferences you set when signing up, plus a bonus item, special offers worth 50 Beauty Insider points, and access to exclusive tips and tutorials.
Our Play! by Sephora Review
What We Love
Up to $65 worth of beauty items for just $10
Premium, high-end brands
50 Beauty Insider points to use at Sephora each month
What You Should Know
Sephora curates several boxes each month—you’ll get whichever version best fits the preferences you set when you sign up.
This is a sample box, so don’t expect full-size items.
We'd Recommend Play! by Sephora If
You’re looking for premium beauty brands at an affordable price.
You want to try the latest trends & newest products, but don’t know where to start.
You like the idea of sample sizes—it’s less commitment if something doesn’t work for you.
You're already a Sephora shopper and are likely to use the Beauty Insider points.
PLAY! by Sephora #933 Subscription Box Review – March 2020
Monthly Sephora Play Reviews
We’ve reviewed over 50 boxes from Play! by Sephora, including their monthly boxes and limited edition releases:
PLAY! by Sephora #933 Subscription Box Review - March 2020Price: $10.00Retail Value: $61.25Featuring
PLAY! by Sephora #720 Subscription Box Review - February 2020Price: $10.00Retail Value: $30.90Featuring
PLAY! by Sephora #113 Subscription Box Review - January 2020Price: $10.00Retail Value: $51.41Featuring
PLAY! by Sephora Luxe Vol. 6 Review - December 2019Price: $25.00Featuring
PLAY! by Sephora #249 Subscription Box Review - December 2019Price: $10.00Featuring
PLAY! by Sephora #786 Subscription Box Review - November 2019Price: $10.00Featuring
PLAY! by Sephora #692 Subscription Box Review - October 2019Price: $10.00Retail Value: $20.76Featuring
PLAY! by Sephora #162 Subscription Box Review - September 2019Price: $10.00Featuring
PLAY! by Sephora Luxe Vol. 5 Review - September 2019Price: $25.00Featuring
PLAY! by Sephora #966 Subscription Box Review - September 2019Price: $10.00Retail Value: $37.18Featuring
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'Honestly if you are a Sephora fan, this is the best way to try products you can buy in store. Not to mention you get 40 to 50 Sephora points every single month. You can get that item you want in no time.' – Bex, from our 2019 Reader's Choice Awards
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Play! by Sephora FAQ
Play! by Sephora ($10 per month) is a beauty box created and curated by the makeup experts at Sephora. Each month, Sephora puts together several collections of seasonal, on-trend products from premium brands, then matches you with the version that fits your beauty interests and preferences.
The makeup, haircare, skincare, and fragrance samples in each box represent the same brands you’d find in an actual Sephora store. Here are just a few of the brands we’ve seen in recent boxes: Urban Decay, Make Up Forever, Clinique, Tarte, Amika, Dr. Jart, Laneige, Moroccan Oil, Supergoop, Tatcha, & many more!
In addition to 5 monthly beauty samples, you’ll also get: A bonus item, a resealable, recyclable plastic travel bag (The design changes every month!), a book of tips and info about your new beauty items, access to exclusive online content, like beauty tutorials, and a Play! Pass—a pass that you can redeem for in-store experiences & 50 Beauty Insider points in-store or online.
What is Play! By Sephora & how does it work?
- Play! by Sephora costs just $10 per month + FREE shipping. (Ships to US only.) It’s one of the best affordable subscription boxes we review, and we’re consistently happy with the value it delivers. (Play! by Sephora promises up to $65 worth of samples each month.)
How much does Play! by Sephora cost?
- Yep! The official name of Sephora’s beauty box is Play! by Sephora, but we’ve seen readers refer to it as Sephora Play, too. Sign up here or learn more about the box our readers named one of the best beauty boxes of 2019!
Is Play! by Sephora the same as Sephora Play?
- Play! by Sephora doesn’t typically have any promo codes available, but sometimes they have sales on past boxes. Check this page for the latest deals.
Do you have a Play! by Sephora promo code or coupon?
- Play! by Sephora does occasionally feature Sephora-brand products, but most of what you’ll get are samples from the brands you’d expect to see at a Sephora store. Think makeup brands like Urban Decay and Make Up Forever, notable skincare brands like Caudalie and Clinique, trending haircare brands like Moroccan Oil and Amika, and even popular Korean beauty brands like Tatcha and Laneige.
What makeup you get in a Play! by Sephora box? Is it all Sephora makeup?
- Yes! Each month, Sephora puts together several versions of their box, then matches you with the version that best fits the preferences you set when signing up. Is each item specifically picked out just for you? No, but you’re still getting something that should fit your interests, style, and preferences.
Are Play! by Sephora boxes personalized?