Each box is curated around a specific theme. The theme of the August 2016 Play! by Sephora Box is The Eye Openers. This selection of products puts the focus on the eyes and will refresh and recharge your beauty routine. And like last month, there are a few product variations in the box based on skin type. They're continuing to do a great job with the pouch designs. The winking eye is adorable!
You can subscribe to Play! by Sephora online here. You put your email on a waitlist and once a spot opens you'll be notified to claim your spot and join. This subscription is currently only available in the U.S. and can ship to any address in the contiguous 48 states. When you subscribe, be sure to complete your Play! Profile because it will help products get customized for your beauty concerns. Just so you know, you don't get to choose any of your samples and there is no way to skip a month.
Lancôme Énergie De Vie The Smoothing & Glow Boosting Liquid Moisturizer :: A moisturizer that visually relieves dullness, diminishes signs of fatigue and promotes a healthy looking glow. The unique Korean beauty inspired formula is hydrating like a cream, concentrated like serums, and light like essences. It is formulated with goji berry, lemon balm, and vitamin E to provide antioxidant protection against free radicals.
Full size retail: $55
I was initially a little meh about this moisturizer until I read the description which made it sound a little more exciting. The roster of ingredients are appealing too. I love how goji berries are such a thing now considering I grew up with them used in a variety of soups and dishes.
Algenist Eye Renewal Balm :: A multitasking eye cream designed to hydrate and soothe, minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as diminish the appearance of puffiness and dark circles around the eye area. Contains alguronic acid combined with vitamin C, caffeine, cucumber, aloe, and green tea extracts.
Full size retail: $68
Full size retail: $10 - $22
I've seen good reviews of this mascara around so I'm looking forward to trying it. The formula sounds fantastic and I'm all for super black mascaras.
Makeup Forever Artist Shadow in I-544 :: A highly saturated, iridescent pink granite eyeshadow made with a unique gel-powder formula and ultra fine pigments for smooth, super-saturated, lasting color.
Full size retail: $21
I have tried MUFE eyeshadows before and they're good quality and wear well. This happens to be a wearable and flattering pinkish mauve colored eyeshadow which I will actually use instead of forget about.
Full size retail: $8
I tossed my old plum MUFE eyeliner pencil during my last mega organization/purge session because I couldn't remember how old it was. Better safe than sorry y'know. I hadn't gotten around to replacing it so needless to say I was quite thrilled to see this pencil. The 12 hour waterproof formulation certainly sounds promising.
Clean Reserve Warm Cotton :: This is a scent for those who prefer to smell quintessentially clean. The fragrance is a bright and pure blend of understated floral and musk that is reminiscent of the soft and comforting smell of fresh linens.
Full size retail: $25 - $90
I actually sprayed this into the air before even reading the description and my first thought was that it smelled like fresh laundry so I'd say that they nailed the fragrance. While it is nice and clean and I don't know that I'd personally want to walk around smelling like a linen closet. I think I might try the Play! Hack and spritz my shelf liners with this scent.
I think this month's Play! by Sephora Box was solid since I will be putting every single item to use, even the fragrance. I still remember last month's scent being so terrible that I couldn't toss it quick enough. The box was well themed with a varied and appropriate mix of products. I've said it before and I'll say it again, at just $10, the value of this box can't be beatI Sephora has already revealed that the theme of next month's box will be the Unbasic Basics. Sephora gives you a little video peek at the month ahead and they also provide monthly Unboxing Videos where you can learn more about the products themselves as well as how to use them. You can sign up for Play! by Sephora online here. You can also learn more about the subscription by visiting their FAQ page.
What do you think of these products? Which one would you want to try?
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