I got my very first Play by Sephora Box this week! Did you get yours? The Play by Sephora May Box’s theme is “The Forces of Nature” and includes high performing products that are good for you.
If you aren’t in the know, Play is Sephora’s new beauty box subscription service that costs $10, releases monthly, and includes five samples and/or deluxe size products as well as a tip guide, tutorials, and a perfume sample.
Play by Sephora was launched in a few select test markets but New York was not one until recently. Several weeks ok I finally received an invite to sign up for the box. Right now I believe it is open subscription so you can head over to Sephora.com, pop in your email address, and you’ll be signed up for the box. They close this down from time to time when subscriptions fill up quickly. In this case, you’ll be offered to be placed on a waiting list and they will e-mail you when the box sign up is open again. But as I said, as of right now, it appears to be open for enrollment.
It’s debatable for me whether the box is worth $10. Considering they do not charge a shipping fee I’m taking that into consideration as it must cost them anywhere from $4 to $5 bucks to send this box (it might be light but postage has gone up considerably so it likely cost them around $4.50 to ship this). Plus they put money into the box design itself as well as the enclosed tip guide and the drawstring bag everything comes in. On that note, I will say they might have blown most of their budget on the packaging and the shipping versus the actual content. There’s no reason to ship it in a box plus put it all inside a drawstring bag as well.
I love the idea trying something new from Sephora and there are a few products in here that I’ve been wanting to try anyway so in the case this was great. But overall, the contents for May are a bit uneventful and pretty small too so don’t expect too much!
Let’s take a look!
Play by Sephora May Contents:
- Korres Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial (0.34 oz)
- Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask (1 oz)
- Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Kimchi (.05 oz)
- Atelier Cologne in Orange Sanguine (small sample vial)
- Origins Maskimizer (sample vial), Origins Clear Improvement Mask (.1 oz), and Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask (.1 oz)
- Tarte Tarteist Lip Liner in Latergram (0.04 oz)
Note: I’ll update this post shortly with images and swatches of the Tarte Lip Liner.
As I mentioned above the packaging seems like it cost more than the actual contents inside! I might have been more excited if there were items I hadn’t yet tried in this box but many of the items I already own. I will say I haven’t yet tried Origins Maskimizer so I’m excited to give that a go but damn the vial is really itty bitty. I felt like some of these items were easy enough to get with a purchase in stores so they weren’t unique or large enough to get too excited about but hey, what do you expect for ten bucks right?
I’m a little disappointed in May’s box but I’m not cancelling my membership yet though! I’m hopeful the next box will change my mind.
Did you get your Sephora Play May Beauty Box?
Did you like the contents?
Did you feel it was the $10?
Sign up for Play by Sephora at Sephora.com.