Play! By Sephora Reviews
Voted by our readers as one of the best boxes in: The 14 Best Monthly Subscription Boxes of All Time!, The 16 Best Subscription Box Loyalty Programs & Perks – 2019 Readers’ Choice, and The 17 Best Subscription Boxes for Discovering New Products – 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards.
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 Fresh, GLAMGLOW, Laura Mercier, Maison Margiela, NARS, and amika.
PLAY! by Sephora #720 Subscription Box Review - February 2020Price: $10.00Retail Value: $30.90Featuring Christophe Robin, Clinique, Josie Maran, KVD Beauty, Lancôme, and Peter Thomas Roth.
PLAY! by Sephora #113 Subscription Box Review - January 2020Price: $10.00Retail Value: $51.41Featuring Cover FX, GLAMGLOW, Kat Von D, Origins, Smashbox, and Viktor&Rolf.
PLAY! by Sephora Luxe Vol. 6 Review - December 2019Price: $25.00Featuring Armani Beauty, Dior, Givenchy, Kérastase, La Mer, and Yves Saint Laurent.
PLAY! by Sephora #249 Subscription Box Review - December 2019Price: $10.00Featuring Dr. Brant, OUAI, Smashbox, Wander Cosmetics, amika, and fresh.
PLAY! by Sephora #786 Subscription Box Review - November 2019Price: $10.00Featuring Clinique, Dr. Jart+, GLAMGLOW, Lancôme, NARS, and Yves Saint Laurent.
PLAY! by Sephora #692 Subscription Box Review - October 2019Price: $10.00Retail Value: $20.76Featuring Cover FX, Josie Maran, Living proof., Origins, Shiseido, and tarte.
PLAY! by Sephora #162 Subscription Box Review - September 2019Price: $10.00Featuring Briogeo, First Aid Beauty, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Make Up For Ever, NUDESTIX, and Youth to the People.
PLAY! by Sephora Luxe Vol. 5 Review - September 2019Price: $25.00Featuring AMOREPACIFIC, Guerlain, Hourglass, SK-II, Tata Harper, and Yves Saint Laurent.
PLAY! by Sephora #966 Subscription Box Review - September 2019Price: $10.00Retail Value: $37.18Featuring Benefit Cosmetics, First Aid Beauty, Fresh, Hourglass, Yves Saint Laurant, and amika.
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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
Sephora Favorites Reviews
Sephora regularly releases kits available for one-time purchase. These popular collections are a great way to test products at home and are often a good value, too:
Sephora Favorites: Give Me More Lip - September 2020Price: $45.00Retail Value: $121.82Featuring FENTY BEAUTY, ILIA, KVD Vegan Beauty, Make Up Forever, NARS, PATRICK TA, Too Faced, and Yves Saint Laurent.
Sephora Favorites: Makeup Must Haves - September 2020Price: $48.00Retail Value: $135.26Featuring Anastasia Beverly Hills, HUDA BEAUTY, KVD Vegan Beauty, Marc Jacobs Beauty, NARS, Smashbox, Too Faced, and Urban Decay.
Sephora Favorites: POP Beauty Cred Review - August 2020Price: $15.00Featuring Fenty Beauty, Lord Jones, Maison Margiela, Natasha Denona, amika, and fresh.
Sephora Favorites: Must Have Minis Kit Review - April 2020Price: $29.00Featuring Bumble and bumble, Drybar, Kitsch, Milk Makeup, OUAI, Sol de Janeiro, Supergoop!, and amika.
Sephora Favorites: Give Me Some Balm Lip Kit Review - March 2020Price: $29.00Featuring Fresh, Jouer, Pat McGrath, Too Faced, and tarte.
Sephora Favorites: Perfume Sampler Set Review - February 2020Price: $65.00Featuring Atelier Cologne, Burberry, Chloé, Clean Reserve, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Nest, Prada, Tocca, Tom Ford, Tory Burch, Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent.
Sephora Favorites: Bestselling Perfume Sampler Review - February 2020Price: $65.00Featuring Atelier Cologne, Clean Reserve, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, NEST, Prada, Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent.
Sephora Favorites: Lashstash To Go Review - February 2020Price: $28.00Featuring Benefit Cosmetics, FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna, Kat Von D, Lancôme, and tarte.
Sephora Favorites: Scent the Look Mini Perfume Review - February 2020Price: $75.00Featuring Clean Reserve, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Marc Jacobs, and Versace.
Sephora Favorites: Valentine's Day Perfume Travel Sampler Review - February 2020Price: $25.00Featuring Burberry, Clean Reserve, Marc Jacobs, Nest, Viktor&Rolf, and Yves Saint Laurent.
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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?