This is a review of a cosmetics subscription box called Play! by Sephora. It's only $10 per month including shipping! Each month they send six samples of high end cosmetics sold at Sephora. The approximate retail value of November's box is $56.26! The Laura Mercier Eye Colour and the Sephora Lip Gel are almost full size. Included in the November box were the following products:
- GlamGlow - Clearing Treatment, .3 oz., made in the USA, $17.25 retail value
- Cover FX - Illuminating Primer, .16 fl. oz., made in the USA, $6.08 retail value
- Stella McCartney - Pop eau de parfum, .05 fl. oz., made in the UK, $2.25 retail value
- Sephora Collection - Ultra Shine Lip Gel, Pin Up Pink, .1 oz., made in Switzerland, $10.90 retail value
- Laura Mercier - Caviar Stick Eye Colour, Rose Gold, .03 oz., made in USA, $17.40 retail value
- Estée Lauder - The Estée Edit, Dissolve the Drama Makeup Remover, .5 fl. oz., made in the UK, $2.38 retail value
The lid on the Laura Mercier eyeshadow is really hard to get off. It's appears to be more of a neutral color than rose gold to me. It's not flattering on my fair skin. It goes on very creamy though it does highlight wrinkles. Perhaps it could be used as a highlighter, but it doesn't blend very well.
I absolutely love the GlamGlow brand. I've found their quality to be superior and I'm always very happy to receive a sample. I wish their brand wasn't so expensive, so that I could afford the full sizes instead of just the samples. This mask is dark grey in color and it goes on cool, tingles and stings a bit. Then it heats up and it feels like it's bringing blood flow to the area it was applied to since I felt it pulsating. I must say that feels quite strange. After about ten minutes it stopped and then it became itchy, so I was anxious to remove it at that point. I recommend applying it quickly since it dries so quickly. I think it smells like licorice. Afterwards, it left my skin pink, smoother and pores cleaner. According to the website this is enough for three uses, but I think I'll get only two unless I just use it on my nose to reduce pore size. It says you can also use it for spot treatments. My favorite mask of theirs is the YouthMud and their eye treatment. Sometimes their products can be found at a discount at Costco online and other stores. They now sell it on their website and occasionally they have sales, so you may want to sign up for their emails.
I'll have to try the makeup remover next time I need to remove my makeup. I usually don't like the ones that are as thin as water, I prefer those that are more of a cream or thick oil consistency. This one goes on oily, but it still has a very thin consistency. The instructions say to use their wipes first, then this cleanser and then their cleansing bar after that. That is crazy! My favorite cleanser is Josie Maran's Cleansing Oil, one step and you're done! I don't have the time or patience to use three cleansers!
The Sephora lip gel goes on without stickiness and it feels really smooth plus it's really shiny. It has a bright pink tint which would be better suited for summer or spring. I wish they had sent a fall or winter color! I don't care for the applicator, it has a strange shape. It feels moisturizing. My favorite lip glosses are Bare Minerals' Buxom and Moxie.
Stella McCartney's perfume Pop isn't for me. It's described as "tomato leaves, violet leaves, green mandarin, violet, tuberose, plumeria, sandalwood, cedar wood, musks". I prefer perfume with bergamot, my favorite is Angel by Mugler.
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