Play! by Sephora Review – April 2018

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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.

Play! by Sephora
Cost: $10/month.
Ships To: United States
Coupon Code: N/A

Play! by Sephora ships via USPS.  All Play! by Sephora, boxes should arrive between the third and fourth week of each month.

Sephora packages monthly shipments into a bag that matches that month’s theme.

The April 2018 Play! by Sephora theme is “Insta Beauty” and included the following items:

~Philosophy Purity Made Simple Exfoliating Clay Mask (5mL) ($3): My skin hasn’t been breaking out a ton lately, but it does still happen on occasion.  This mask purifies pores and helps extract blackheads from your skin.  You only need to leave it on for 5-10 minutes, but I saw a change in that short amount of time.

~Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial (15mL) ($24): Can every box have Drunk Elephant in it?  Or at least can more boxes feature this brand?  The Babyfacial is a mask that works as a facial to reveal greater clarity, improved skin texture and tone, and a more youthful-looking radiance.  It’s a new holy grail.  No joke, this stuff is amazing.  I was blown away.  My pores looked smaller, my skin was brighter and dare I say it even looked smoother.

~Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo & Conditioner (~$1): I have tried this numerous times over the years and don’t dislike it, but I also don’t love it.  These packets are nice for an overnight trip, but I have never noticed any changes in my hair from this brand.

~Peter Thomas Roth Skin to Die For No-Filter Mattifying Primer & Perfector (7.5mL) ($7): I like this primer/perfector, but it’s not my favorite.  It did make my skin look smoother and kept oil at bay, but it also didn’t look like I had a filter on my skin.

~Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lipgloss (SPL) (03 oz.) ($2.60): I love a glossy lip, so this was perfect for me.  Tons of gloss and shine, the tiniest hint of color and no stickiness.

~Sephora Rouge Cream Lipstick (.035 oz.) ($3.13): A little too bold for me, but my sister-in-law will enjoy it.  I prefer glosses as opposed to lipsticks, but I hear this is super long-lasting and doesn’t bleed at all.

All totaled the April 2018 Play! by Sephora had a value of $40.73.  I liked the box, but I didn’t think it was very well-rounded.  It had two lip products and two masks, which seems, unlike Play?  Still, I’m happy and feel like it was $10 well spent.

What did you think of the April 2018 Play! by Sephora? One thing to keep in mind is that Play! sends out a variety of boxes each month, so you may end up receiving a different box than your best friend who is also a subscriber. If you are interested in subscribing (and you probably should be because their boxes are great), you can check them out here.

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Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include CAUSEBOX, Boxycharm and Beachly!

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