I’m four months into my Play! by Sephora beauty box subscription, and I thought I would do an update on my introductory post to let you guys know how it’s going, and whether it’s worth 10 bucks a month.

In a word: YASSSS! 

I look forward to finding my black-and-white striped box in the mail around this time each month. It’s a great way to discover new makeup and skin care: I’ve purchased full sizes of at least one product from each box after using the deluxe-size samples to the last drop. Stand-out favorites from previous boxes are the Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Eye Balm, Dr. Jart Water Drop hydrating moisturizer, and Kat Von D Tattoo Liner. All of the mini makeup products end up in my to-go makeup kit in my handbag.

Each month’s samples are curated around a theme, and October is The Cool Cut: breakthrough formulas, indie finds, and “of-the-moment must-haves.”

My box included two fall lippies — one from Nudestix, a minimalist line of multi-tasking pencils created by two young sisters that’s been on my “to try” list for a while — plus two skin care products and a leave-in hair mist from a new indie brand out of Austin.

Each box also comes with a bonus fragrance, and this month it’s Tom Ford’s Orchid Soleil : an Oriental floral that’s heavy on the tuberose and lily, but warmed up with peppercorn, vetiver, clove and vanilla. If you’re into floral-forward scents, this one’s beautiful and not too sweet; it settles into a lovely warm base that’s perfect for fall.

The Play! boxes are in high demand, so there may be a waitlist to subscribe, but put your name on the list and keep an eye on your inbox for notice when your spot is available. Then, scoop it up! 

Posted by:Keira Lennox

I'm a small town girl from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

18 replies on “Play! by Sephora Beauty Box Update

  1. Ahh, I haven’t received mine yet but I was on the waiting list for months before I finally got to sign up! I am so excited for everything this month, I love that everything is such nice brands, none of those obscure ones like in other beauty boxes! I also love all the perks with Sephora Play!!


        1. I found the colors and brands of the products to be ones that I didn’t really use very often. I got things like neon pink liquid lipstick which I loved the formula of but the color was so off I never wore it. I felt the same, like I was wasting my money. With Sephora play the products are more general and suited to more people which I love! I like getting more “basic” products like leave in conditioner and eye cream! That’s why I get these, to try new versions of staple products not try to break myself out of my habits.

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  2. What is the egg mellow cream?
    I’m a Birchbox subscriber – absolutely love the little surprises that come monthly. Like you, I add the small products to my handbag, or even on my desk at work.


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