Friday, September 23, 2016

Play! By Sephora August 2016 Review

Play! by Sephora is a beauty subscription box curated by Sephora! They send a five deluxe samples and a fragrance sample each month. This is an excellent way to build up your inventory, collect travel size products for your travel bag, and to try out different brands before investing in a full size purchase. The items should be products that are currently trending. You can also find out more about the products by using PLAY! BOOK with the Sephora To Go app. This is the only subscription box I know of that distributes information this way. If you are thinking about this subscription, just get on the waitlist because the wait can take forever! You will also receive a card that you can bring to any store for a free tutorial and 50 Bonus Beauty Insider points.
Cost: $10
How Often: Monthly
Ships To: United States (lower 48) via USPS
This months bag was cute, with the winking eye. I never know what to do with these bags though, and I kind of think they're wasteful to include each month.
They also include a booklet to talk about the products, and this is helpful.
CLEAN Reserve Blonde Rose - Fragrance sample. They include one each month, but it's a total waste for most subscribers.
Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil in Flirting Game - This color is like a Taupe. I am happy to get any other color than black, and I will actually wear this. This is a 12 hour waterproof formula.
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in I-544 - This color is really pretty. Eyeshadow is wasted on me, but if I wore it I would really like this.
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara - I am a huge fan of this mascara. As a base coat. There is still no replacing two faced, but I do really like this a solid lengthening base coat.
Caudalie Resveratrol Eye Lifting Balm - Subscribers were either receiving this or an Algenist item. I would have preferred the later. I am not currently in need of any eye cream, but I also don't think I have any in my travel bag so this is going in there.
Lancome Energie De Vie Smoothing & Glow-Boosting Liquid Care - I know LancĂ´me is a really good brand, but it just feel so dated to me. This formula is infused with two botanicals that energize skin and shield it from environments stressors.
Here is a look a the total bag contents this month. I love the mascara and I'm happy with the eyeliner. Even so, I will probably cancel this sub at the end of the year. I'm just not overly wowed with it. I expected much more from such a national brand.