Review: Play! by Sephora April 2016 Box


Play! is a monthly subscription box, from Sephora. Each box costs $10. The box doesn’t get shipped out until the beginning of the 3rd week of each month. Each box contains 6 random beauty products and a booklet featuring each product.

The box contained 6 deluxe sample size items:

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  1. Derek Lam 
    10 Crosby 2AM Kiss Perfume


-Has a strong masculine smell
-Smells very similar to CK ONE cologne
-Overall: I’m not a big fan this smell.

2. Nars Stain Lip Pencil


-Shade: Rikugien
-Contains glitter
-Has a glossy finish
-Goes on smooth
-Does transfer
-Lasts about 2-3 hours without eating or drinking
– Overall: The lip pencil is okay, nothing amazing. Also I feel like this shade would of been better for fall or winter.


3. Sephora Colorful Cheek Ink Gel


-Shade: Peony
– Smooth
-Very sheer (took three layers to show up on the skin)
-Leaves a stain
-Doesn’t leave any sticky residue
– Best on bare skin, the gel blush ended up wiping away any foundation and powder I had  underneath during application
-Overall: Not the best blush stain out there, but it’s not bad for a everyday natural look or  for those pool days.

4. Milk Makeup Sunshine Oil



-Vegan, Cruelity free, Made in the USA
-Has a citrus scent, I can really smell the tangerine and orange peel
-Can be applied all over the face and body
-I tried this oil on my hair but the oil is too dense that it weighed my hair down. Also it didn’t make my hair any smoother, softer, or shinier. Instead, it made my hair look greasy.
-It’s a little bit better for the body. It made my skin soft and smooth. But a downfall is that it takes some time for my skin to fully absorb the oil.
-Overall: I didn’t care much for this product since I can just use regular lotion for my body and it’ll do the same thing.


5. Sunday Riley Good Genes


-Claims: Brightens, exfoliates, plump lines, even hyperpigmentation, and increases circulation for instant radiance
-White cream
-Can be used as a serum or a peel/mask
-Has a strong acidic scent (not very fond of)
-Has a slight burning/stinging sensation
-Leaves the skin tacky
-You can feel it on the skin
-Overall: It made my skin brighter after just one use but I really can’t stand the scent and it’s a bit too strong for my sensitive skin. I wouldn’t use it again.

6. Clinque Pep-Start Eye Cream


-Claims: De-puffs the eyes while it brightens and hydrates
-White cream
-Leaves the skin a little tacky
-Overall: It’s not a bad product. It does brighten the under eyes but I personally like the Origins GinZing better because it doesn’t leave the skin feeling tacky. Also I like the refreshing feeling of the GinZing.

This was my first Play! box and I was super excited for it. Especially after seeing what have been in the past few boxes, but unfortunately I was disappointed with this month’s products. None of the products wowed me. I really  wanted to love just one product to make the whole box worth it, sadly I thought the products were only mediocre. Hopefully next month would be better. *fingers crossed*