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Play! by Sephora is a monthly subscription box program. Each month subscribers will receive a box of deluxe samples, along with an exclusive PLAY! BOOK — packed with helpful advice — and a PLAY! PASS to redeem in store for a free one-on-one learning session with a beauty expert. The six product samples in your PLAY! by SEPHORA box are from the same prestige brands Sephora carries in store and online, and they are sized to use multiple times.
The October 2017 Play! by Sephora theme is “Complexion Companions” and included the following items:
~Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Skin Booster (4.5mL) ($15.38): A hydrating serum that gives your skin a plumped look, preps your skin for makeup and smooths the appearance of fine lines. I am not sold on this. It’s not enough to use without a moisturizer, and I haven’t seen any noticeable changes, so right now it just feels like an extra step? I will keep at it though. It may just take time.
~Make Up Forever Ultra UD Invisible Cover Foundation (.16 fl. oz.) ($6.81): Great coverage on this! I normally just use a CC cream and found this to be a little thicker but with a ton more coverage. Nice!
~Laura Mercier Translucent Settler Powder (0.12 oz) ($4.56): This powder gave me a little extra coverage and reduced shine. I’m a fan.
~BECCA First Light Filter Face Primer (6mL) ($7.20): I found that this brightened my skin without making it shiny and slick. I loved it. Not too much, but enough to help my skin from looking dull.
~Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (Moonlight) (2.8mL) ($7.84): I mixed mine with my daily moisturizer, and it gave my skin such a great glow. I think this will be amazing for summer when you want something on your face, but not a full face of makeup.
~Chanel Gabrielle (~$3): Gabrielle has notes of Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Grasse Tuberose and Ylang-Ylang. For some reason I always expect Chanel scents to be too strong. That was not the case at all here! This was softer and so pretty.
All totaled my October 2017 Play! by Sephora had a value of about $43. That’s a great value, but I wish the box had a little more variation this month. I know the theme was “Complexion Companions” and the box did deliver on that, I just would have preferred some variety.