Play! by Sephora is a $10/month subscription box program. Every month subscribers receive a bag of deluxe samples as well as a Play Pass to redeem in store for free expert advice and 50 extra Beauty Insider points (with any purchase). The six samples are curated from the prestige brands Sephora carries online/in-store. Typically, there are five deluxe samples and a fragrance sample.
Tarte Frxxxtion Stick (full size $22; sample value $4.84) – This is Tarte’s new exfoliating gel cleanser; it twists up and goes from a solid gel to a cleansing lather. It is a physical exfoliant, so I have to take care not to use too much pressure when applying to my face (though, really, it’s fairly gentle). I don’t know that I’d use it daily, but I do like it.
Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey (full size $17; sample value $9.71) – Cult classic, right? It applies smoothly and leaves a sheer wash of berry color behind. The formula is very much like a lip balm, and wears off easily.
Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Face Lifting Moisturizer Broad Spectrum (full size $66; sample value $25.38) – This is an anti-aging moisturizer that combines resveratrol and hyaluronic acid to lift, firm, and plump skin. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ve liked all of the Caudalie products I’ve used in the past.
Boscia BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 27 PA ++ (full size $38; sample value $7.60) – Another one I haven’t tried… it’s a beauty balm that provides light coverage, moisturizes, and protects skin with an oil-free formula.
Ouai Treatment Masque (full size $32; sample value $6.67) – This hair mask restores damaged hair and leaves hair smooth and soft. Also, it smells great, like all of the Ouai products.
Pinrose Wild Child (full size $varies; sample value $1) – I reaaaaaaaally wish this weren’t a one-use sample, since I like to give fragrances a few tries before deciding if it’s worth a purchase. I appreciate the idea behind the packaging (Pinrose actually sells boxes of these ‘samples’ for travel use), but, eh. As for the fragrance itself… it’s one of my favorites from Pinrose. Very floral, with notes of gardenia, jasmine, and plumeria.
Total Value: ~$55