I am sure you all have seen a million different types of beauty boxes or unboxing if you’ve spent any time on YouTube or lifestyle blogs. I know I have spent a fair amount of time watching people unbox beauty boxes to Harry Potter boxes (yes, it’s a thing and they are amazing). Last month, I unboxed my Sephora Play on Instagram stories but this month I wanted to dedicate a blog post about Sephora Play and why I honestly think it’s the best beauty box at its price point out there! Let’s take a look and see what I received this month!
NARS – PRO-PRIME SMUDGE PROOF EYESHADOW BASE
I’m starting off with this product because this was something I was probably the least excited about originally. I already use Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer and I’m pretty happy about it. The packaging on this product is gorgeous and I love when primer has a wand applicator. I actually used this product right when I got it to test it out and I will say, it works way better than the regular Urban Decay primer (I also use the Minor Sin shade which I am still partial too). My eyeshadow stayed in its full sparkly glory all day. It is a little more expensive than Urban Decay so I probably will not purchase it again but it was still exciting to try out!
MAKE UP FOR EVER – ARTIST ROUGE LIPSTICK IN C211 (Rose Wood)
I am always so super excited to get deluxe lipstick samples. Lipstick is one of those makeup products that are way too expensive for me to smudge off in an hour so I never buy it. I have a decent lipstick collection and about 80% of it is just deluxe samples. I usually get a good mauve color in these boxes which makes my heart happy but, recently, I’ve been wanting some more pink tones. This lipstick came at just the right time. While it looks like a mauve at first glance, the pink came out as soon as I swatched it on my hand. It’s a really good, creamy texture and I can’t wait to wear it out!
MOROCCANOIL – DRY TEXTURE SPRAY
I am not usually a person who spends a lot of time on their hair or has a lot of haircare products. Frizz oil and dry shampoo are pretty much all I need. I do, however, get excited to see hair products because I would never normally reach for them. I tried this product as soon I got it because my hair really needed an extra lift and this stuff really does the trick. I instantly added so much volume to my thin hair and quickly realized I found a holy grail product. This product not only works but also smells amazing and fresh. Anyone who uses Moroccanoil always swears by it. (You can get a travel size of this product for $11!)
BENEFIT COSMETICS – HOOLA MATTE BRONZER
I have actually been wanting to try this bronzer for years so I was overjoyed when I opened it this month. This is actually one of the bigger powder samples I have seen. This size is retailed for $15 at Sephora (more than what I paid for the box!). This bronzer is a holy grail product for a lot of people and I can’t wait to give it a try.
DR. DENNIS GROSS SKINCARE – C+ COLLAGEN DEEP CREAM
I love getting products like this because they are mega expensive in the full size and you can almost instantly tell if they are worth breaking the piggy bank for. This product is actually a third of the large product which goes for $72. I have been obsessed with vitamin C and collagen at the moment to help get rid of dark spots (acne marks) and help to prevent any damage I might get from UV rays. Collagen and vitamin C also acts as an anti-aging formula. I am excited to pile on some extra help to my skin throughout the month!
BONUS: DRYBAR – SOUTHERN BELLE VOLUME-BOOSTING SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER
In every Play box, they add a little bonus just to be sweet. The bonus can be anything from perfume, a small hair product, or a shampoo/conditioner. I don’t tend to use these shampoo and conditioner samples but I still appreciate getting them! I like to save them for any overnight trips I might have or any emergencies when I’ve run out of my products without realizing. I have used this brand’s dry shampoo before and absolutely loved it so I’m excited to (at some point) try this out as well!
WHAT IS SEPHORA PLAY
Sephora Play is a beauty box in which you get 5 deluxe samples every month of amazing products geared to you and what you love! It’s a great way to try out new products to see if they are actually worth the purchase. The samples are rather large and some have even lasted me 3 months. The box I get every month is $10 but Sephora has recently launched two new sizes for Sephora Play at two other price points. You can get 5 samples for $10 a month, 6 samples and an online class for $20 a month, and 6 luxury samples in a beauty bag for $25 a month. I think the best bang for your buck is the $10 box. Ipsy and Birchbox are two other boxes where you spend $10 to get the same amount of samples. After watching a lot of openings and seeing reviews, I honestly feel like Sephora Play is the best box. I have never been disappointed.
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