Sunday, August 21, 2016

Play! by Sephora Subscription Box Review - August 2016

The Eye Openers

This is a review of Sephora's subscription box called "Play!".  It's only $10 a month and it includes six high end cosmetic samples. The retail value of August's box came out to $42.54 which is an awesome value. This is what I received:
  1. Lancôme - Énergie de Vie, The Smoothing & Glow Boosting Liquid Moisturizer, Made in France, .16 fl. oz., $5.20 retail value 
  2. Clean - Reserve Blonde Rose Eau de Parfum Spray, Made in the USA, .05 fl. oz., $1.32 retail value
  3. Urban Decay - Perversion Mascara, Made in Italy, .1 fl. oz., $5.50 retail value
  4. Sephora - Contour Eye Pencil, 12 Hour Wear & Waterproof in Taupe, Made in Germany, .48 g, $4 retail value
  5. Claudalie - Resveratrol Life Eye Lifting Balm, Made in France, .16 fl. oz., $19.84 retail value
  6. Make Up Forever - Artist Shadow Eyeshadow & Powder Blush in Pink Granite, Made in Italy, .7 g, $6.68 retail value
I haven't tried a lot of products from Make Up Forever, so the eyeshadow will be fun to play with. I certainly wouldn't use an iridescent powder for blush though, so I'll stick to using it as an eyeshadow! It appears as a pinky purple color in some light and in other light it appears as a pinky brown color. On my fair skin it has a brown base with a pink iridescence. The perfume is ok, but it's not really my cup of tea. It's suppose to smell like "aldehydic water, rose, peony, jasmine, cedarwood, sandalwood and musk". The musk and cedarwood are too strong for my liking. I'll be traveling with the mascara, so I'll be saving that for my Cancun trip. I also like to keep a travel size mascara in my handbag for those days I forget to put my mascara on and then freak out when I look in the mirror and notice it missing. My favorite Urban Decay product is their eyeshadow base. I like the idea of a waterproof eyeliner since my eyes tear a lot from allergies. I tend to avoid waterproof products since they are so hard to remove. I'll have to remember to use an oil based remover. I always love getting samples of high end moisturizers, so I'll be enjoying the Lancôme moisturizer sample along with the Claudalie eye balm. Sephora's line is of good quality, so I look forward to trying the eye pencil. That taupe color is more of a fall color, so I'll be saving that for fall. This box wasn't as exciting for me as the previous three were though I will be using them all except the perfume. The most exciting product I have received so far from this subscription box was the Bite lipstick. It was such a bright color that I wouldn't normally buy for myself, but enjoyed sampling. It was a fun color and it was long lasting. Here's a video describing this month's products: 

Check out what I received in my MayJune and July Play! Boxes. Also, check out my Subscription Box Pinterest Board to see what other boxes I've subscribed to over the years. In addition, don't forget to enter my current GIVEAWAYShare this blog post with friends by clicking on the Google red box (G+1) at the very top of this page or via Twitter and Facebook by clicking their boxes here:

Have a PEACEful Day!

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