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Play! by Sephora Beauty Box Overall Thoughts

December 20, 2016

After 6 months of Play! by Sephora, read on to see what I think about this beauty subscription box!

Play! by Sephora Beauty Box Subscription review

What I Liked
• Super affordable. Compared to Allure Beauty Box, GlossyBox, BeautyFix and a few other subscription boxes, the Play! by Sephora program is super cheap at just $10 per month.

• Nice variety of products from well-known brands. Each box contains 5 skincare, makeup or haircare samples, along with 1 fragrance bonus. In my last 6 boxes, I received 1 fragrance and 1 hair product in each box, with the remaining split evenly between skincare and makeup products.

• Product availability. Since all samples are handpicked from Sephora shelves, you can easily get the full size in stores or online. Sephora also offers free one-on-one tutorials, subscriber in-store meetups and you get an additional 50 Beauty Insider points when you purchase the full-sized product.

What I Didn’t Like
• You get what you pay for. Compared to the Allure Beauty Box, the Play! by Sephora samples are much much smaller. A few of the samples I received were also from promotions that you could either redeem with reward points or coupon codes.

• Very hit or miss. While I did like a couple of the skincare and haircare samples I received, most were just okay. I have also received products that were almost identical in the same box – not cool!

• Unnecessary packaging. The drawstring bag, though a nice gesture, became too much after a few boxes. I can totally do without it.

• Quantities are limited. You have to get on a waiting list in order to subscribe.

The Verdict
Play! by Sephora is a nice beauty subscription box if you are on a budget and like trying out new beauty products on a regular basis. However, I don’t find it a must-have so I ended up cancelling my subscription.

What do you guys think of Play?

Play! by Sephora is a beauty subscription service that brings you 5 deluxe samples and a fragrance bonus at $10 per month. To sign up, visit for more details.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Chantel December 20, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Nice review. Thanks for sharing.

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