Sephora Play! Beauty Box Review June 2017
Technically the first day of summer is June 21st this year but I have already been in that state of mind for a couple of weeks. Perhaps it’s the hot and humid temperatures, or that school’s out and traffic has lightened up a bit, or that the summer blockbuster movies are in full effect – Wonder Woman, anyone? If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and check it out. Finally a female superhero movie and who better to get it started than Wonder Woman. Oh man, this is turning into a rant.
On to the June review of the beauty box by Sephora called Play! This month, Sephora’s theme is “Summer Starters” which feature beauty tips for every summer situation. The Sephora Play! Beauty Box is a personalized box of samples curated for you by Sephora experts based on answers that you provide when you sign up for this monthly subscription.
The cost of this box was $10 and it was paid for by yours truly. The opinions provided are my own.
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At the time of this post, Sephora has opened up spots on this subscription. The subscription can and has been known to close off membership from time to time. I was put on a waiting list before actually being invited to subscribe. Way to play hard to get, Sephora! Now, on to the items.
First up is Bumble and Bumble called Don’t Blow It . This is a styling cream for curly hair and provides moisture and anti-frizz properties. Personally, I have more wavy than curly locks but I definitely have the frizz, especially during the summer. This product is great for adding to freshly washed hair and letting it air-dry, which is kind of my jam anyway.
Another hair product in the Sephora Play! Box is from Bumble and Bumble called Don’t Blow It – a cute play on air drying your hair. Again, that’s pretty much the state of my hair on the regular. This was great for my fine hair.
Next up is Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in K-Dub. I was so pleased with how this felt on my lips. It goes on like a gloss but is creamy and not sticky. It dries to a matte finish but it didn’t feel like it dried my lips at all. I loved this formula! I’m calling this my favorite product in the box, but with a caveat. The color was super intense and highly pigmented which is great but the color provided was just not for me. Luckily, there are over 30 shades available at Sephora, so it’s worth checking out.
The featured fragrance is by Thierry Mugler called Alien. Here’s how Sephora describes this perfume: “A dark, daring, and romantic scent that combines notes of spicy chai tea with sweet floral”. Ah, to be a fragrance marketer. Personally, I thought that it smelled lightly of smoke – not like bar-b-que or charcoal – but like a faint cigar smell. It wasn’t unpleasant, but I didn’t find it particularly “summer-esque”. But like I say with all fragrances, you’ve got to try it for yourself. Your nose knows!
Up next is Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30. I know that there are people out there that swear by Murad and based on this product, I can see why. It was lovely to put on – like a silky feeling. I love that it has SPF since very often, I just run out the door without much makeup when running errands. Love this!
Last but not least is Tarte with Tarteguard 20 Tinted Moisturizer in Medium. This is another awesome summer product if you need a little coverage, as it is a lightweight foundation. This medium shade was great for me but if you need something darker or lighter, I would suggest going to Sephora to see what shade is perfect for you.
Do you subscribe to the Sephora Play! Beauty Box? Let me know by commenting below. Remember, at the time of this post, there were spots available for this monthly subscription. If you want in, make sure to get over to Sephora and sign up.
Each month you can expect 5 samples handpicked from our shelves (plus a fragrance bonus) in a collectible bag. Every delivery also includes the following:
- PLAY! BOOK packed with tips, tricks, how-tos, and beauty advice
- PLAY! PASS to redeem for 50 bonus Beauty Insider points with any full-size purchase
- PLAY! DATE, a monthly subscriber event for you and a friend to learn how to apply the products in your box
Let’s get summer going! Later lovelies!