Play! by Sephora - October 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.


Y'all, this bag was either going to be amazing or horrible.



Info card. I'm not sure why there's a cat on it.


I love the bag and the idea behind it!


Laura Mercier Translucent Powder (Translucent) ($23.00) - This is my FAVORITE loose translucent powder. I don't use it all over because it does mattify (which is weird to send to a dry-skin person but I digress) but I use a bit on my oiler parts of my face. 

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Skin Booster ($13.67) - I can't tell if this is a serum or a primer, the description says it's a serum but that it's a prep for makeup. I haven't used this yet, I have a pile of skincare that I need to work through (but I need help with what to use when).

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation (R230) ($8.00) - This would have been the perfect addition to my bag...had it been my shade. It's a solid shade too dark, but I kept it to mix with my foundations that are my shade/slightly too light because I love the formula. It dries down nicely and looks gorgeous on my skin. I haven't purchased a lighter shade, but that's because I suck at remembering to buy things. I'll get a full size...eventually.


Becca First Light Filter Face Primer ($7.80) - I like that this is hydrating, even with the recent change in my skin I'm still using hydrating primers in some parts of my face. The texture is nice and I do feel the hydration in it. I don't know about the color correcting side of it but I usually have to do that on my own because of my dark circles and the redness in my cheeks.

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (Moonlight) ($7.84) - The actual formula of this is gorgeous, looks nice on your skin, easy to apply etc. The only downside for this is that it's a bit darker than I usually use for highlight. I passed it along to someone that could use this product.

Chanel Gabrielle Chanel (Sample) - This is a floral perfume, more so than what I normally wear. I passed it along.


The value of this bag was $60.31 which is amazing for the cost of the bag. I found some solid loves and overall the 'complexion' theme was met. My only complaint is I don't understand sending mattifying products to someone with dry-skin on their profile.

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.