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Monday, February 27, 2017

Play! by Sephora - November 2016

What is Play by Sephora?: Play! by Sephora is Sephora's own monthly subscription box! Each month will include five deluxe samples plus a fragrance sample, all coming from the same brands that Sephora carries! Each box also includes a Play Book (tips and tricks) and a Play Pass (a one-on-one tutorial at Sephora and a bonus 50 points with purchase).

How Much is Play by Sephora?: Play by Sephora is $10/month plus your state's sales tax (if a Sephora is in your store). It ships for free but only to the contiguous 48 states.

Click here to see past Play! by Sephora bags.

Love this bag, literally me when I get out of the shower.

Info sheet.

Cover FX Illuminating Primer ($6.08) - I'm not a fan of anything 'illuminating.' I should be just because of my face leaning dry but I prefer my matte look over a shine. To top it off, I have texture on my face so I prefer a primer that's better at filling pores and smoothing texture.

The Estee Edit Dissolve the Drama 2 ($2.39) - This is a makeup removing oil, something that I've come to love when it comes to doing arm swatches or trying out liquid lipsticks. This removes everything so easily and without a ton of work. I don't know that I would spend this much for an oil when there's one by Neutrogena that's so much more economical.

GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment ($12.18) - Yes, that GLAMGLOW. This is actually not good for me due to my having dry skin but I have put it in the pile for my husband to use when he's got a breakout. This is a drying treatment/mask so be very careful if you have dry or prone to be dry skin.

Sephora Collection Ultra Shine Lip Gel (Pin Up Pink) ($10.90) - I hate to say, I just didn't like this. There are so many other products under the Sephora Collection that are wonderful, this first comes to mind. It feels like a cheap lip gloss on but causes a weird stain. It didn't dry at all so I was getting transfer on everything I ate/drank until I finally took this bad product off.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour (Rose Gold) ($17.68) - This is actually about 2/3 of the full-size product, just one reason why I love my Play! by Sephora. I love this shade, it's great for a foiled eye look or to put on your lower crease to add some subtle shade.

Stella McCartney POP (Sample) - This just isn't my scent. It's very woodsy and outdoorsy, two things I am not. It was a hard pass.

Swatches: Sephora Gloss, Laura Mercier.

This bag was valued at $49.23, almost five times the cost of the bag. I liked some of the products but some were misses. Either way, it introduced me to all new-to-me products which is what I love!

As always, let me know what you thought of this bag in the comments!

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