Play! by Sephora August Review | Subscription Box

by Lisa on Monday: Aug 29, 2016

As you know if you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, I really love subscription boxes. I’ve been subscribed to the Play! by Sephora box since they launched, and for the low price of $10, it really can’t be beat.

Sephora Play August Box

This post is not sponsored and I pay for this subscription with my own money. It’s just fun to share!

Sephora Play August Box - Wink Outside The Box

For the past few months, Sephora has been sending all the products in the box inside these cute little bags with makeup sayings on them. It’s a fun touch, though I never know what to do with these bags after I open the box. Keep them? Reuse them somehow? Maybe I’ll use them to hold stocking stuffers during Christmas.

Sephora Play August Box - Contents

This month’s box was a hit with me because I was able to use and enjoy every single product. There were no duds and no products that didn’t work on my skin tone. (This is a rare event!)

Sephora Play August Box - Eyeliner and Mascara

First up was the Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil in the shade “Flirting Game”. I used this as an eyeliner, though apparently you can use this as a smoky eyeshadow base (work fast when blending though – once it dries, it’s on there good). I was very impressed with it as an eyeliner and am always happy to have an eyeliner that won’t budge on me.

I had never before tried the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara, but it’s one I’d heard a lot about on Youtube. After trying it out for the first time, I have to say I’m a fan. It made my lashes look long and volumized. I liked it so much, I might rotate this sample into my mascara routine now rather than waiting until I run out of my current one.

Sephora Play August Box - Caudalie and Eyeshadow

The next item was the Caudalie Resveratrol Eye Lifting Balm. Because I have such troubled undereyes, I love trying out new eye balms/serums in subscription boxes. I’ve tried it a few times thus far and will keep at it to see if I notice any slight reduction of my dark circles.

I’m always excited to see a shimmery eyeshadow sample in boxes like this one, and the Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in the shade I-544 was no exception. This shade looked as pretty on the eye as it does in the pan.

Sephora Play August Box - Lancome and Perfume

The Lancome Energie de Vie Smoothing & Glowing Liquid Care Moisturizer is a very thin liquid, but it did do a good job of moisturizing my face. I used it right before putting on makeup and thanks to the fact that it absorbs into the skin quickly, it seems the perfect time to use it. I’m not sure if it made a huge difference in the appearance of my skin, but I will keep using it.

The last item in the box was the Clean Reserve Blonde Rose perfume sample. I’m very picky about my fragrances, especially because I work in an office and don’t like to wear anything very heavy that will overwhelm my coworkers. But this one was very fresh smelling and best of all – subtle. I’ve been wearing it regularly.


Stay tuned later this week for a post about some of my vegetarian meal highlights from Tokyo!


What was your last Sephora purchase?

3 Responses to “Play! by Sephora August Review | Subscription Box”

  1. I love surprise boxes but I haven’t subscribed to any in so long! I might have to keep this one in mind!

    • Lisa says:

      It’s a really great box! I love subscription boxes – it’s always a fun surprise.

  2. I’ve always been a little nervous to try subscription boxes, not sure if I’d get useful stuff or not. But these Sephora & BoxyCharm ones sound and look fantastic for a great price. Maybe I’ll have to bit the bullet and try one. or both !

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