I finally got off the Sephora Play waiting list you guys!!! Confession time: this is actually my second month receiving a box from Sephora. October's blog plan got interrupted by this little thing called life. BUT, I will be sharing my thoughts on everything from the November box today as well as my overall impression of the subscription service so far, based on the two boxes I have received.
So for those of you who don't know much about Sephora Play (are you living under a rock!?), it's a beauty subscription box in which you receive 5 deluxe sample products + a perfume sample to try. Oh, and this cute little bag! The beauty subscription trend is a bit of a craze among beauty lovers this year. Other popular subscription options include Ipsy and Birchbox. Each of these three services is a $10 flat charge a month. I chose to go with Sephora Play because I know the items I will be receiving are all high end brands I can pick up in my local Sephora, unlike Birchbox and Ipsy which often offer more unique and less popular brands. Each box has a theme and this month's was "Best in Glow." I was pretty pumped when I saw the theme because I love me some good glow. When saw the contents I have to be honest and say I was a tad bit disappointed because when I think of glow I immediately think of highlight, and there isn't an actual highlighter in this box! But other than that little disappointment I was pretty impressed with this month's box!
The contents included: the Cover FX Illuminating Primer, Laura Mercier Cavier Stick, Caudalie Moisturizing Sorbet, Sephora Collection Ultra Shine Lip Gel, Glamglow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment and Maison Margiela Replica perfume. I was pretty impressed with the brands included! Glamglow and Cover FX are known to be super high-end and very high quality. I'm really excited to try both products. The caviar stick is actually something I've been wanting to try and have used it twice so far, I LOVE IT! I used it as a primer underneath a gold toned shimmer shade from the Kathleen Lights X Morphe palette and it not only increased the shimmer effect, but also the longevity! On its own it's also very pretty, but I prefer using it as a base.
As for the Sephora Collection lip gloss, I hear only good things about all the lip products from their line and am a DIE HARD fan of their lip creams. I like this color of the gloss (it's very light in color and opacity) and used it on top of a lipstick a few days ago. I really like the finish, it's not too tacky or sticky. It did fade off my lips quite quickly, but I expect that from any lip gloss. The Caudalie Moisturizing Sorbet: I can't wait to try this out during the winter months! It claims to soften skin and diminish redness, which I need desperately! I've had my eye on this brand forever because the packaging is so gorgeous! I'm a little nervous about the Cover FX primer, being all glowy, because my combo skin can get really oily at times. But I am excited to be trying my first product from the brand! I will definitely update on this one. And finally, the perfume. I don't know how I feel about this scent. It's very soft and is described as a "sophisticated" and "powdery" scent in the pamphlet. I'm more of a strong perfume kind of gal, so I might end up handing this to my mom.
Overall I liked this month's box! I think the quality of the products they chose is great. I'm still debating if it's really worth $10, but especially the moisturizing sorbet, lip gloss and caviar stick have a good amount of product in them! I also really liked my box last month, the highlights for me were a Smashbox liquid lipstick, Nudestick and Verb hair mask. Two month's in and I'm pretty impressed with Sephora Play.