Play! by Sephora August 2019 Subscription Box Review

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Play! by Sephora is a monthly subscription box that brings only the best and exclusive Sephora beauty and makeup samples. The subscription costs $10 per month, and you’ll get 5 deluxe beauty products, playlists, a fragrance bonus item, plus coupons you can use when you visit in-store.

If I see the black and white stripes, Sephora box is here!

The items were neatly packed!

The fold-out poster has a really cute illustration of this month’s theme and a lot of helpful tips on skin care and makeup. Plus, a reminder that you can now use your Play! Pass online! That little card is a PLAY! Pass that will get you 50 extra Beauty Insider points with a purchase from the box, in-store or online. You can also get a complimentary mini makeover!

This month’s theme is Your Beauty Sidekicks!

The fold-out poster also shows a list of all the items included in this box.

Your subscription also entitles you to PLAY! Date meetups if your store participates. I don’t even have a Sephora (not even a JCP one) but this box totally excites me even without those experiences. I love the high-end brands every month for just $10.

The items are packed in a green transparent plastic pouch. They’re so handy, I love reusing them!

Everything in my box! See the spoilers for all the variations here. Your box could vary – it’s built off your profile!

Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator ($10.50) Powered by activated aloe water and hyaluronic acid, this gel-cream doesn’t just deliver intense hydration but also locks in the moisture to keep your skin soft and smooth all day long.

My skin felt so good when I was applying the gel-cream. It got easily absorbed and it didn’t leave any residue, unlike moisturizers. Also, the formula gave my skin a dewy finish! There was no scent at all, so if you’re looking for a moisturizer that won’t irritate your nose, this is it!

Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging® Smoothing Anti-Frizz Blowout Butter ($5.66) For those who often heat style their hair, this blowout butter is your new sidekick! It has an amazing creamy formula that melts into oil and easily penetrates your strands to keep it smooth, shiny, and free from frizz. The formula is packed with pure caviar extract, proteins, minerals, and vitamins A, C, and D which also help in eliminating signs of aging on your hair, including breakage and dryness.

Ren Clean Skincare Evercalm™ Global Protection Day Cream ($14.41) Here’s another moisturizer, and this time it’s infused with antioxidants that help relieve redness, protect your skin from environmental stressors, and give it a healthy glow. Ideal even for those who have sensitive skin, this light-as-air formula gets easily absorbed and therefore provides an immediate soothing effect. Key ingredients include bio extracts of Roman chamomile and calendula oil. This moisturizer works well even under makeup, so I have no worries using it during the day!

BUXOM Full-On™ Plumping Lip Cream Gloss in Hot Toddy ($10.50) I like the creamy formula of this gloss! It helps improve the appearance of your lips, making it look fuller and leaving it with a high-shine finish. The gloss is even infused with peptide, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins A and E for lasting moisture and soft and luscious lips.

I got it in Hot Toddy, a toasty nude shade. It can be worn alone or paired with other lip products.

It comes with a doe-foot applicator so you can put it on easily without any mess. The formula glides smoothly! There’s a tingly sensation, but it’s not overwhelming and it’s really nothing compared to the shine and the plumping effect the gloss gives my lips.

GlamGlow Supertoner Exfoliating Acid Solution Toner ($1.44) Ideal for normal, combination, and oily skin, this shake-to-activate toner helps remove impurities and improve the skin’s complexion. It contains detoxifying charcoal powder, refreshing witch hazel, and a Super-six Acid Blend.

It’s not harsh on the skin and it can even be used twice a day, in the morning and at night. Just shake the bottle first, then apply it like your usual toner using a cotton pad. From the bottle, it looks like it has a gray color but don’t worry because the color doesn’t transfer on your skin.

Laura Mercier Caviar Volume Panoramic Mascara ($6.25) To give life to dull lashes, they gave us this volumizing mascara packed with glossy black pigments. It’s free from harmful materials like sulfates and parabens.

It doesn’t just make your lashes look fuller, the formula also ensures that your lashes are soft and flexible.

It also comes with a brush applicator which has gentle fibers. I didn’t have any problems trying it on, just one stroke and my eyes already looked so wonderful. No smudging, clumping, and flaking at all!

I’ve got another cohesive bunch of products from this month’s Play! by Sephora package! There are products to keep my skin youthful and glowing, as well as makeup must-haves and a hair care item. I’m impressed by the quality of these samples, and I’m really just glad that I’m able to test out a bunch of products before deciding if I want or need them in full size. The total retail value is $49, which is way more than the price paid for the monthly subscription. It definitely gave us a bang for the buck!

Are you a Sephora Play subscriber? What did you think of the box this month?

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