The Rising Stars is the theme for the Sephora Play May 2017 Box.
I liked the 7 Things you didn’t know you can do at Sephora list!
- Using your Play Pass you can get one-on-one tutorials.
Truth be told, without a pass you can get that as well!
- Have you seen the Color IQ matching tool? The tool scientifically matches your skin tone with a precise color, then will actually tell you your foundation options that Sephora has.
- Sales Associates will create a sample for you of just about anything at Sephora! Try it before you buy it!
- Sephora Play subscribers can RSVP to a “play date” to learn more about that month’s products and you can bring a friend. I have never done this. The only location offering this in my area is about an hour away.
- There is a section on the Sephora site called “scouted by Sephora”. This is all about up-and-coming brands.
- You can get a complimentary facial at Sephora. (
Can I go daily?)
- Play Subscribers can bring in their play pass to get 50 bonus Beauty Insider Points. Points add up and you can trade them in for awesome deluxe samples!
Now let’s see the bag!
The bag is cute and looks like an envelope.
Unfortunately, my bag’s snap broke or was already broken.
That is unfortunate, cause the bag is really cute. Oh well, I will toss it…as I am not sure it is useful with not being able to close it. But maybe it will be.
What it is:
An instant, lightweight hydration recharger serum that is powerfully effective for deep, lasting hydration.
What it is formulated to do:
Hungarian Water Essence recharges skin’s lost hydration back in an instant. This formula contains a blend of apothecary herbs, including rosemary and lavender—powerful hydrating and antioxidant agents. This ultra-light watery texture instantly glides onto skin to provide a burst of powerful moisture that penetrates skin for a long-lasting hydration, leaving the skin healthy-looking, soft, and supple.
-Can be used morning and night.
-Apply after toner and before your moisturizer.
-Mix True Moisture Bomb for a more intense hydration.
-Can be used as a sleeping mask at night.
-Apply generously as a last step of the skin care routine.
-Refrigerate for a more refreshing hydration.
I love that the packaging has a pump.
Full Size is $42
What it is:
A multitasking, three-in-one, lip stain, lip color, and lip liner that glides on high performance, intense color in must-have, rich nude shades.
What it does:
These long-lasting, touch n’go makeup sticks create bold nude lip looks with kiss-proof color. Let Magnetic Matte Lip Color take your lip look from day to night with nine-hour wear so you can go matte all day long. This non-drying, waterproof matte lipstick applies smoothly and will not budge. Its innovative formula means that it’s non-feathering, and its intense pigment load provides maximum, smooth coverage to easily take any lip look from the office to the runway.
I like that this pencil was sealed well, and not broken! This is really not my thing, I don’t like the color for my skin tone, and I don’t like matte lips….I found a home for this with my coworker Avery, she really likes it and says the color is really in and looks good with her skin tone! Yay!
Full Size is $24
What it is:
A conditioning treatment that rejuvenates damaged, dull hair, creating shine, promoting scalp health, and preserving color vibrancy.
What it is formulated to do:
Unlike other oils that coat hair strands, ungurahua oil, rich in omega 9, consists of tiny molecules that penetrate into the core of each strand to heal and fortify, infusing thirsty hair with moisture for stronger, healthier-looking strands. Benefit from the potency of a salon intensive-treatment in the convenience of your own home.
Sunflower seed oil softens and adds shine, while gluten-free quinoa protein strengthens and protects. Lavender and eucalyptus deliver a soothing and clarifying effect to the hair, which provides a light aromatic fragrance—allowing you to relax while the mask is penetrating.
-After shampooing hair, apply generously all over and comb through.
-Leave in 10 to 15 minutes then rinse.
-Use once a week.
You know that I like a product that is sealed. I may find a home for this one, because a lot of the reviews say it left their hair feeling greasy, that is for sure something I don’t need with my baby fine hair.
Full Size is $58
What it is:
A gentle, two-in-one makeup remover and cleanser.
Makeup removal , Antiaging, Redness, Dull or uneven skin, Acne/blemishes, Oiliness
What else you need to know:
This product is cruelty-free, non-sensitizing, non-irritating, and dermatologist-tested.
“Camellia Oil has been one of the geisha’s most treasured secrets for centuries, used to remove their iconic performance makeup without drying or damaging the skin. I am honored to bring new life to this ritual with our Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil. Your purchase of a Tatcha skincare item will send an incredible girl to school for day through our Beautiful Faces, Beautiful Futures partnership.”—Victoria Tsai, Tatcha Founder.
-Pro tip: use it as a magic eraser to easily correct the perfect cat-eye, leaving no residue.
-Begin with dry hands and a dry face.
-Apply one to two pumps into the palm of your hand and massage onto face, including around the eyes.
-Rinse off with warm water. The oil will emulsify into a milk and effortlessly melt away makeup and debris.
Here again, the product was sealed well. I think this is a generous sample, and I am excited to try it. It isn’t very intuitive to use oil to wash off your makeup, but it is all the rage! There are even some drugstore brands with facial cleansing oils available (here, here, here, here, and here).
Full size is $48
What it is:
A beautiful multipurpose highlighter with a built-in sponge for an instant, fresh glow.
This Highlight Stick contains fine, delicate pearl pigments that leave skin with a subtle yet sexy luminescent glow. It’s the perfect tool for allover highlighting and brightening: along cheeks, eyes, Cupid’s bow, or down the bridge of nose. It features an ultra-smooth glide and a light-as-air feel thanks to its silky soft, unique cream-gel texture, which is infused with coconut oil. The custom magnetic sealing cap makes it travel-friendly and spill-proof, while the built-in trèSwitch Refill Perfecting Sponge allows for easy, hands-free, on-the-go application.
-Use alone, or over Tinted Moisturizer.
-For an allover glow, draw stick on upper cheeks, along bridge of nose, under browbone, on inner and outer corners of eyes, and on Cupid’s bow.
-Gently blend with trèSwitch Refill Perfecting Sponge.
-Add and build highlight as desired.
How cute is this little pencil packaging? I have had something from this brand before from Ipsy. Unfortunately, this was broken when I opened my box.
I did dig out the product to swatch it.
Fullsize is $34
Blood Orange, White Freesia, Sandalwood
A warm breeze flows through Milan as Stella, Prosecco in hand, enchants and beguiles with an uncompromising magnetism. Stella is infused with the slightly sweet, never bitter, and always fresh scent of blood orange.
Full size is $72
I was very disappointed that the highlighting stick was damaged and that the bag’s snap was broken. I decided to let Sephora know, and they informed me that the bag was sold out, but they offered to credit my account. That was very nice of them, and great customer service.
Other products in Sephora May 2017 Boxes
Did you get a Sephora Play box this month? What did you get?
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