Subscription Box Review: Play by Sephora


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When I first heard Sephora was launching their Play by Sephora subscription box it was a no-brainer that I would subscribe! I’ve tried several different beauty subscription boxes like Birchbox and Ipsy so I was curious to see how a Sephora subscription box would stack up against the competition!

(Spoiler: they can hold their own!)

Play by Sephora Subscription Box Review Play Products and Play Pass

Play by Sephora Subscription Box Details
  • What it is: Monthly beauty subscription from Sephora
  • What you get: 5 deluxe samples, plus a fragrance bonus in a collectible bag
    • For example, my October box (photo below) included a Smashbox lipgloss, Christophe Robin hair mask, Skin Inc. peel, Blinc tube mascara, Belif skin cream, and Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris fragrance sample (other boxes may have included other items)
  • What it costs: $10 a month (tax not included)
  • What makes it different: Sephora makes their box very hands-on. With your box you receive a fold out booklet with information on each item, plus the ability to download their app and use a scanning function on the booklet to view more information and tutorials on each product included. (They also include the videos on their website.) You also receive a Play Pass each month to take to your local Sephora for a one-on-one tutorial for making the products work for you.

Play by Sephora Subscription Box Review Product Information Booklet

Past boxes:

The June Play by Sephora products

The June Play by Sephora products

September Play by Sephora Subscription Review items

The September Play by Sephora products

The October Play by Sephora Products

The October Play by Sephora Products

Verdict: Play by Sephora met my expectations of high quality products with excellent delivery (bag, booklet and Play Pass). If you’re looking for a new beauty subscription that won’t break your budget, I’d give them a try.

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Jamie loves a little black dress, chips and salsa, and is obsessed with subscription boxes. She tries to maintain an air of sophisticated city life while actually living next to a wheat field. Or is it alfalfa? Corn? She doesn’t know. You can find her blogging about style and shopping at JK Style. She lives in rural Oklahoma with her husband and baby boy.

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  1. This looks so much fun! Might have to try this for the new year, I used Birchbox before but couldn’t sustain it because some of the products just weren’t HQ enough.

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