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 bouns 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.
Each month there are one or two products that everyone receives, and then the rest vary on the way you answer your survey. This month’s theme is Festival of Beauty.
Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm (Full-size $68)
A moisturizer that has pearls and lychee extra to help illuminate your skin. It’s a thicker consistency and does have a nice sheen to it. I’m not crazy about the scent, it’s a little medical for me, but I’m excited to try it.
Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cleanser (Full-size $26)
I love Korres so I was very excited to see this in my box. This is a cream to foam cleanser, which is my favorite type of cleanser, and it contains yogurt which is meant to help nurture the skin. It doesn’t have a strong scent which is nice. The ingredients also include honeysuckle which helps to reduce redness!
Supergoop Setting Mist with Rosemary with SPF 50 (Full-size $28)
I’m pretty sure I received this mist in a Birchbox a while back. I don’t typically use SPF 50 so I’m not crazy about that. I know it’s probably not a bad thing to use, I just typically use 30. It’s a decent product, but I will likely give it away.
Stila Stay All Day Eyeliner in Black (Full-size $22)
Another liquid eyeliner. I’m excited to try it because I’ve heard a lot of good things about the stila liner, but I have so many black liquid eyeliners now. Luckily I have a few weddings coming up, so it will be a good one to travel with for special occasions.
IGK Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm (Full-size $29)
I love leave-in conditioners. I am always looking for good ones and I love that this is travel size! The scent is a bit lemony, a bit vanilla cookie-y, which is probably the coconut oil that I’m smelling. It is mean to keep my hair frizz free, so I’m excited to give it a try.
Amika Soulfood Nourish Mask (Full-size $28)
This is the bonus sample this month. It’s the first month that they haven’t sent a perfume as the bonus, and I’m excited. I love the scent of the amika products, so I’m sure I will like this one too. I am not typically a hair mask person, but this one is only 5-7 minutes so I think that’s doable.
Overall, a good box. I’m excited about the hair products and the cleanser. The other three items I’m lukewarm on, but they’re not bad products and I will use them.