Play! by Sephora - September 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.


Upon opening the bag, I immediately saw some instant hits.



This bag reminds me of fancy lingerie or something. 


Info card/sheet.


IGK Hot Girls Shampoo/Conditioner (Sample) - I love a good hydrating hair product so I wasn't at all disappointed with this sample. It went into my hair samples drawer for traveling or if my mom forgets something when she stays with us. This size is barely a one-use for my current hair length.


Algenist POWER Recharging Night Pressed Serum ($11.08) - I'm still trying to figure out my skincare routine and I haven't quite figured out the purpose of a serum. The ones I usually see are in a pump so I'm even more confused by what a pressed serum is. It's meant for smoothing wrinkles so I'm super interested in, though!


Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick (Amulet) ($2.12) - I'm so sad that this seems to have been discontinued because the formula of this is really nice. This shade is gorgeous and I think it looks awesome on me. 


belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb ($7.60) - The entire line of hydrating products by belif are highly recommended by me. If you have dry skin, your face will soak this up and feel amazing. 15/10.


Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel (Deep) ($8.00) - I haven't figured out if this is a holy grail product or if it's just okay. First off, the shade is confusing. There isn't a 'deep' shade in this product so I don't know which of the shades I'm supposed to purchase if it was great. The product felt a little dry and because I haven't tried a full-size, I'm not sure if that's what happens with the sample or if it's just the product. 


Sephora Collection 12hr Contour Eye Pencil (Black Lace) ($4.00) - I am so over getting black liners in boxes. I don't use them and most of us already have a thousand black pencils. Literally, almost any other shade would have been the perfect addition.


Swatches L-R: Urban Decay, Sephora Collection, Benefit Cosmetics.


This month's bag was valued at $32.80. Overall the box was pretty good and I fell in love with the UD lippie and I'll always take more belif products. 

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.