Play! By Sephora is a monthly subscription box by Sephora. It costs $10 a month and you received 5 beauty and skincare samples plus a perfume sample each month. Previously, you needed to put yourself onto a wait-list and wait to receive an email before you could subscribe, as they were rolling it out to limited quantities.
In addition to the products, Sephora includes a booklet that includes information about the product, the brand, and then tips of how to use the products. Also at the back of the book is a Play! PASS. This Pass gives you a complimentary one-on-one session with a Sephora artist as well as an extra 50 Beauty Insider points when you scan the pass at the register with any purchase. If you have the Sephora app, you can also scan the images of the products to learn more about them.
When the subscription first started, it seemed as though everyone received the same box. Lately, it seems as though they have a handful of box varieties that everyone receives based on the survey you fill out at the beginning and their theme. This month’s theme is Elements of Beauty.
As a heads up, the boxes are a little bit larger and will not fit into a small apartment sized mailbox. For reference, a Birchbox box is able to fit almost perfectly into my mailbox, but this one has no chance. Therefore, I’ve started having it shipped to my parent’s house so I don’t have to go to the Post Office.
This month the products I received were as follows:
Beautyblender Micro Mini (Full-size $18)- The Beautyblender is a well known makeup tool if you are a part of the beauty world. The original/large size makes putting on your foundation easy and flawless. This micro mini is meant for highlighting, contouring and concealing. I’m a little curious to see how it will work for my concealer, especially right around my nose. I haven’t used the full size Beautyblender, so this will be my chance to see what the hype is all about. You do get 2 in a pack at the full price, but it’s still a bit pricey to me for such a small foam tool.
Too Faced Mascara Melt Off Cleansing Oil (Full-size $17)- I have to admit, this was the product I was easily the most excited about when I opened up the box. It is a cleansing oil that you put on your lashes, sit for at least a minute, and then you can just wipe off your mascara! I’m so lazy when it comes to taking off makeup and even when I do use a wipe, I do sometimes feel like I haven’t gotten off all of the mascara. I’m hoping the novelty of this will help me be better at removing my mascara.
Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Crème in Cool Medium (Full-size $26)- While I do enjoy Kat Von D makeup and think that her colors and staying power are great, her makeup tends to be on the dryer side. I was really hoping that this wouldn’t be the case with her concealer but, alas, it is. I tried it around my nose and under my eye, and while the coverage is great (as to be expected), it clung to every dry spot and emphasized a lot of my pores. Maybe I can use it for spots?
Kopari Coconut Melt (Full-size $38)- An unrefined, organic, vegan free, cruelty free coconut oil. It is stated that Kopari only uses the highest grade coconuts for their product. This is definitely a generous sample size! I’m super impressed. However, I think that for the price of the full size I don’t exactly understand the appeal. There isn’t any different between this and the coconut oil you can buy at the grocery store right? Am I missing something? Either way, I’m going to try using this when I’m on vacation as a moisturizer since supposedly coconut oil helps to repel mosquitos.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo (Full- size $22)- I feel like I have received this before. If not from Sephora, then definitely through Birchbox. As a curly hair girl, I don’t tend to use dry shampoo. My hair just doesn’t work in a way that I could apply dry shampoo and be good to go. Also, my hair is naturally on the dryer side, so I don’t even need it for collecting oil. However, I’m sure it will find a good home with one of my friends.
Kat Von D Saint & Sinner Perfume (Full-size $65)- A double perfume sample! How cool! The Saint scent is floral with notes of mandarin, jasmine, tiare flower, and musk while the Sinner scent is a warm and spicy scent with notes of orange blossom, cinnamon, patchouli, and vanilla. I am absolutely in love with both of these scents! The Saint one is ever so slightly more of a favorite than Sinner but they are both great. I haven’t layered them yet, but I think that could be really fun. Price wise it’s not too bad for a perfume, but I’d probably want to get the travel size or roller balls because I’d want both scents!
I missed last month’s box, but this one is great! I’m excited for pretty much everything in this box and it feels worth much more than the $10 I paid for it. Yay!