Play! by Sephora Subscription Box

by Lisa on Monday: Nov 23, 2015

A few months ago, Sephora came out with their first subscription box service, released only in a limited market. They started sending me promotional emails about it because apparently Boston was one of those very few markets! I resisted for a while because I’m already subscribed to several beauty boxes, and I didn’t think I needed another. But at the $10 price point, I just couldn’t say no to Sephora.

Sephora Play Box

Side note: This is NOT a sponsored post in any way. I subscribed to this box because I thought it looked fun and paid for it with my own money. Sephora does not know I exist!

The November box was the third I’d received, and overall I have to say I’m very impressed with the products they provide for just $10.

Here’s what I got:

  • Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer
  • Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in Dolly
  • Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil
  • Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil in blue
  • Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Rhubarb
  • Stella McCartney Stella perfume sample

Sephora Play products 1

Sephora Play products 2

See? It’s so much stuff!

The Buxom Lip Cream is a pretty color, though I’m not sure I’m a fan of the “plumping” effect. You can definitely feel it working while it’s on your lips, which is somewhat of a unpleasant sensation.

The eye pencil is a pretty blue that swatches really nicely in a smooth formula. The lip pigment pencil is a nice, pretty color that looks good on my somewhat pale skin tone.

I haven’t tried the argan oil yet, but according to the booklet, this can be used in any number of ways. I’m looking forward to experimenting!

Sephora Play Booklet

The perfume sample is on the small side, but doesn’t smell too overpowering. I like more subtle smells, so we’ll see how this holds up when I wear it to work this week.

The last product is the primer, and well – you can never have too many makeup primers! Always a good product and one that will last a while.

Sephora Play Description

If you’re looking to invest in a subscription box (and I use the term “invest” loosely, since this is only $10!) and it’s available in your market, I’d highly recommend the Sephora box. They also include a Sephora Play! card in every box that you can cash in for beauty insider points. It gives you access to online makeup tutorials as well.


Do you subscribe to any beauty subscription boxes?

What’s your favorite?

12 Responses to “Play! by Sephora Subscription Box”

  1. That is a great deal! I used to subscribe to birchbox and loved it, but I don’t travel for work any more so the mini items started to just pile up. It’s a great service though! I’m a current subscriber of stitch fix which is a clothing delivery service, and love it. Have been sent some cute things that I’d never be able to find in a store. Happy shopping!

  2. I’m almost glad that Play! is not available in my market (or at the very least I haven’t received an invite from Sephora). I already spend so much money there…I don’t think I would be able to resist!

    I kind of like the tingly effect of Buxom glosses, but I hate how my hair always ends up sticking to my lips if it is the least bit windy.

  3. Karen says:

    I have not subscribed to any boxes yet…
    This looks like a good one, trying new stuff can get really pricey. The plumping stuff kind of scares me lol but yes please to eyeliner and new perfume 🙂

  4. I absolutely love Sephora – I love monthly subscriptions but I noticed some aren’t worth it after the initial offer, so I cancelled them, but this seems like a fun investment!! Thanks for sharing – totally forgot the announcement of the Sephora box.

  5. Whaaaat?! I love that Sephora has their own subscription box. I did Birchbox for the longest time but became unimpressed and not excited about my samples. If Sephora expands to other regions, I would definitely consider signing up for theirs!

  6. marcela says:

    I love Sephora! This is such a great idea! Never tried it though! Thanks for sharing!

  7. GiGi Eats says:

    I am surprised Sephora is just getting on this bandwagon! I don’t think I could sign up for this though because UGH I am so stupid when it comes to make up!LOL

  8. Cailee says:

    Wow! What a fun box! Looks like it’s loaded with some great items! 🙂

  9. Chaitali says:

    Cool, I had no idea that Sephora had started a subscription box. I love them and that’s a great price!

  10. OMG I love Sephora! I used to have a subscription to Birchbox but this sounds more up my alley. I also want to subscribe to Stride Box and get lots of running goodies!

  11. Sana says:

    I usually avoid all the subscription boxes, but this seems like an amazing amazing deal!!! Plus, I love Sephora!

  12. Ritu Ahuja says:

    I love Sephora. This is a great idea. I will check it out. 🙂

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