Play! by Sephora

Play! by Sephora

Play! by Sephora

3.8 overall rating

565 Ratings, 55 Reviews

PLAY! by Sephora is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. Each month, Sephora sends you a mix of six samples (including cosmetics, haircare, skincare, fragrances, and other beauty products) personalized to match your preferences and a PLAY! BOOK of tips and tricks.

The Basics

  • $10 per month
  • Ships to US

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The Basics

  • $10 per month
  • Ships to US

How Do Subscribers Rate Play! by Sephora?

Star Rating Overview

3.8 overall rating

User Reviews

Apr 13, 2020
It an okay box, most of them are worth the $10, not for the value to me, but worth it to try a new product. I have so say it; I HATE THE PLASTIC THING!! I want the soft bag back. I almost canceled when they changed it. I thought others would hate it too. It still irks me and I’ll probably cancel finally and be done with it.

Sep 8, 2019
I really enjoy Sephora play! Some months are better than others but, the value is there! I'm also subscribed to Ipsy so I like to use Sephora play as a way to get extra products to try out in addition to my other box! Gives you something extra to look forward to each month!!
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Aug 13, 2019
Play By Sephora use to be my favorite. Anymore, the samples are getting even smaller and smaller. So small you might be able to try a product 1x if your lucky. My biggest issue right now is that I keep getting sent duplicates. I know it only costs $10 but for 5 - $10 more I can get SUbs that offer full size products that are worth of ton of money. I'm sure sephora throws away tons of products from expiration dates. They could be giving these away before hand but they dont. I'll be canceling this month. $10 adds up. Hopefully they make a change. I've been enjoying Boxycharm, allure, ipsy and i'm thinking about signing up to scentbird. I heard you can get skincare there now. (Full size skincare) $15 a month.

Aug 7, 2019
The boxes are okay I don't see why people complain about the product size I mean what do you expect for $10.60 and it's all luxury items unlike ipsy which is the same price! So to me it's worth I get to try out things that I've never tried and it allows me to test items out before spending a ton of cash.
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Apr 17, 2019
This box is a joke! None of the items are big enough to actually try the products and it didn't seem like they took my beauty profile into consideration AT ALL when curating the boxes - it kinda seemed like they just tossed 5 random things into a box and call it "curating". I ended up getting multiple duplicates of the same exact items (and I've only been subscribed for 6 months),the bags are a cheap plastic Ziploc bag (not the cute drawstring bags they have in the advertising photos) - all in all, I'm vastly disappointed. I'm going to give it another month or two, but if something doesn't improve soon, I'll be cancelling my subscription FOR SURE. I emailed customer service about the duplicate items - I guess we will see if they'll actually do anything about it. I know it's only $10 a month, but I can think of WAY better stuff to spend $120 a year on...... just saying.....

Apr 8, 2019
I’m so disappointed 😔 with my box I think that I’m going to canceled next month.

Apr 8, 2019
I’m so disappointed 😔 with my box I think that I’m going to canceled next month.

Mar 29, 2019
Disappointed too many times and finally cancelled. I hardly ever received anything relevant or even anything new I wanted to try. Kept receiving duplicate fragrance samples. And many of the samples were nearly empty.

Mar 27, 2019
Dissappointed. My last 2 boxes contained some nearly empty or empty products. The SORBET MOISTERIZER had to be shaken down and I got one (1) little dab. TheDETOX DRY SHAMPOO didnt even spray. I've loved my boxes but am getting discouraged by quality. First you stopped the cute bags..then you send the same like items and colors. My friend gets IPSY and they still get bags. I suppose another round of empties and I will stop my PLAY! box. D.Henningsen
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Feb 19, 2019
I tought this Play! box will be fun way to try new things, but first one (January) didn't even arrived... They sent me new one which had all different product then the ones that I was supposed to get (the ones shown on the App). I wanted to give it another try, but February box AGAIN didn't arrived (they didn't wrote the address on the package, so the delivery status was "undeliverable"). When I asked what's going on, they answered they can't resend it, because of limited quantities... really unprofessional... I unsubscribed.
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What is Play! By Sephora & how does it work?
Play! by Sephora ($10 per month) is a beauty box created and curated by the makeup experts at Sephora. Each month, Sephora puts together several collections of seasonal, on-trend products from premium brands, then matches you with the version that fits your beauty interests and preferences.

The makeup, haircare, skincare, and fragrance samples in each box represent the same brands you’d find in an actual Sephora store. Here are just a few of the brands we’ve seen in recent boxes: Urban Decay, Make Up Forever, Clinique, Tarte, Amika, Dr. Jart, Laneige, Moroccan Oil, Supergoop, Tatcha, & many more!

In addition to 5 monthly beauty samples, you’ll also get: A bonus item, a resealable, recyclable plastic travel bag (The design changes every month!), a book of tips and info about your new beauty items, access to exclusive online content, like beauty tutorials, and a Play! Pass—a pass that you can redeem for in-store experiences & 50 Beauty Insider points in-store or online.

How much does Play! by Sephora cost?
Play! by Sephora costs just $10 per month + FREE shipping. (Ships to US only.) It’s one of the best affordable subscription boxes we review, and we’re consistently happy with the value it delivers. (Play! by Sephora promises up to $65 worth of samples each month.)
Is Play! by Sephora the same as Sephora Play?
Yep! The official name of Sephora’s beauty box is Play! by Sephora, but we’ve seen readers refer to it as Sephora Play, too. Sign up here or learn more about the box our readers named one of the best beauty boxes of 2019!
Do you have a Play! by Sephora promo code or coupon?
Play! by Sephora doesn’t typically have any promo codes available, but sometimes they have sales on past boxes. Check this page for the latest deals.
What makeup you get in a Play! by Sephora box? Is it all Sephora makeup?
Play! by Sephora does occasionally feature Sephora-brand products, but most of what you’ll get are samples from the brands you’d expect to see at a Sephora store. Think makeup brands like Urban Decay and Make Up Forever, notable skincare brands like Caudalie and Clinique, trending haircare brands like Moroccan Oil and Amika, and even popular Korean beauty brands like Tatcha and Laneige.
Are Play! by Sephora boxes personalized?
Yes! Each month, Sephora puts together several versions of their box, then matches you with the version that best fits the preferences you set when signing up. Is each item specifically picked out just for you? No, but you’re still getting something that should fit your interests, style, and preferences.

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