It’s the Ipsy vs. Sephora Play $10 Beauty Box showdown!
Ipsy vs. Sephora PLAY!
BOX BASICS: Al subscriptions are just $10 per month, so it’s easy to draw comparisons. All three of these beauty boxes also ship out 5 samples (Sephora PLAY! also sends a bonus fragrance plus a beauty item.)
CUSTOMIZATION: All subscriptions also ask you to complete a basic beauty profile. Ipsy allows you to rate items for ipsy match and has started allowing a limited number of subscribers to select an item, but that feature isn’t yet universal.
REFERRALS & POINTS: Ipsy offer referral points; redeem points on selected samples in the Ipsy bonus section. You earn points on the monthly Sephora subscription plus you can redeem a PLAY! card in-store for an extra 50 points on any purchase.
VARIATIONS: All of these boxes also send out multiple subscriber variations – we’re showing what we’ve reviewed here, and we would love to hear your experiences in the comments!
Our thoughts? You’re most likely to get items you’ll find in Sephora in PLAY!, including some cult up and coming goodies. That’s a no brainer. Ipsy is a mix of influencer faves, some prestige products, and some drugstore.
- HUM Nutrition Hair Sweet Hair Growth – Vegan Gummies ($0.83)
- First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair BarriAIR Cream ($6)
- Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask in Original Berry ($2.28)
- Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb ($7.46)
- Biossance Squalane + Tea Tree Detox Mask ($3.85)
- Tarte Babassu Foundcealer Skincare Foundation SPF 20 ($6.63)
Total Value: About $27
The box this month is dominated by skin care products with only one makeup item that is a multi-tasking foundation. No complaints since the detox mask, aqua bomb, lip mask, and cream-to-foam product are all hydrating and usable. They’re easy to incorporate to a daily skin care routine as well, should you decide to buy the full size.
- Huda Beauty Lip Strobe in Angelic ($18)
- Delectable by Cake Beauty Triple Citrus Blend Butter Wash Body Polish ($3.12)
- Neogen Code9 Black Volume Cream ($2)
- Purlisse Watermelon Energizing Marshmallow Peel Off Mask ($12.57)
- Tetris x Ipsy Eyeshadow in Game Night
Total Value: About $36
This month’s bag is fun and vibrant, with some sparkles on the side! The Block Party theme is so much fun, as it’s quite different from the usual summer-themed beauty boxes this month. It includes 2 new skincare items, the peel-off mask and the facial cream, which are both gentle on the skin and super hydrating. There are also 2 new makeup items, the lip gloss and the eyeshadow, plus a fantastic body polish to help you prep your skin for summer! Totally a well-thought-out curation!
Review: Ipsy June 2019 Review
Among the two boxes, Ipsy gets the crown this month! Value-wise and content-wise, Ipsy offers more summer-themed items that we all love! Play! did great as well, and we also like the inclusions, but it’s just that we’re loving the Ipsy glam bag more! We feel summer-ready and fearless when it comes to staying under the sun because of these helpful products, it’s fine if we get more from these boxes!