Play! by Sephora - August 2017 | Blog My Backlog


What is Play by Sephora?: Play! by Sephora is Sephora's own monthly subscription box! Each month will include five deluxe samples plus a fragrance sample (or some other sample sized product), all coming from the same brands that Sephora carries! Each box also includes a Play Book (tips and tricks) and a Play Pass (a one-on-one tutorial at Sephora and a bonus 50 points card with in-store purchase).

How Much is Play by Sephora?: Play by Sephora is $10/month plus your state's sales tax (if a Sephora is in your store). It ships for free but only to the contiguous 48 states.

Click here to see past Play! by Sephora reviews.


That bright green against everything else...geez.



Bag. This bag caused me a lot of issues because I thought they would be featuring something from Makeup Geek because of the bag...or at least that it was a spoiler that Makeup Geek was going to be in Sephora soon (it wasn't, it's actually just made it into Target.


Info sheet.


Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist ($8.75) - I have not once said I needed more volume for my hair on a survey (I do actually need more now that my medicine has caused some of my hair to fall out) but I didn't like how this added volume. It just was a bit stiff and I'd rather have flat hair than too big hair. (I went through my 80's phase years ago.)

CLINIQUE Dual-Ended High Impact Mascara & Primer Duo ($16.00) - Oh heck no. The brush is super dense and bushy and just looks like a mess. It didn't separate my lashes and I really don't do lash primers. I instantly passed it to my mom.


GLAMGLOW Volcasmic Matte Moisturizer ($4.90) - After my 'talking to' by a Sephora associate, I'm really surprised that my dry skin self would receive anything matte. Yes, this happened, it was funny. I do really like this moisturizer, it's nice and lightweight while actually moisturizing!

Dolce&Gabana Light Blue (Sample) - I like the deepness and warmth of this perfume, I really do. And the cost isn't that bad compared to other perfumes, but I wouldn't purchase a full bottle of this. Really, it's hard to find a perfume I absolutely have to love it beyond love, and this didn't hit the mark. Maybe if I didn't have so many samples of perfume and if I wore it more frequently, I'd buy more.


HOURGLASS Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick (Shell) ($7.36) - I would have been so thrilled about being able to try this foundation out...had it not been four shades too dark for me. I do plan on trying this foundation out at some point, maybe this fall/winter when I feel like doing a full beat.

beautyblender micro.mini ($9.00) - It's so tiny!! I never thought about buying one of these due to their size but after getting this in my bag, it's actually nice for applying cream highlighter. I still don't know that I'd buy a set of these but maybe during the sale? 


Overall, this bag was valued at 46.01. I really feel like I received the wrong person's box or like they didn't have as good of a variety of products to better customize the boxes. I'm not complaining, really, it's just something I feel after looking at this bag and what all the products are for.

As always, let me know what you thought of this bag in the comments!

Kiersten Faythe
Kiersten Faythe

A lifestyle blog focusing on makeup, subscription boxes, and nail polish.