PLAY BY SEPHORA – AUGUST 2016 – REVIEW – PHOTOS – SWATCHES!

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This month Play By Sephora box theme is THE EYE OPENER, that means all samples are all about eyes! The box comes with a flyer a card, five samples and one fragrance sample every month. The price: $10 + tax a month!

I start this review saying that although I love Sephora and its products this box is so underwhelming and the reason is simple, all the samples are already very known if you are a Sephora costumer – like me. When I open Sephora’s email everyday I go crazy with all the new thing they’re having, I got so exciting to try many of them and then, in the beauty box we just got the ‘oldies”…good stuff but nothing new!

Well, boring boxes happens sometimes, so I hope next month Sephora will do better. Also, the samples in this box you pretty much can get for free in a store…so If you’re not a subscriber yet shouldn’t be hard to try these products for free…just ask a Sephora girl.

THE PACKAGE

PLAY BY SEPHORA is very cute, the box comes in Sephora’s stripes and the bag has a new design each month. Check it out:

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THE SAMPLES

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Like I said before the Play by Sephora always comes with five samples plus a fragrance and this month is all about eyes in makeup and skin care.

1. MAKE UP FOR EVER – ARTIST SHADOW IN I-544

This is described as a pink granite eyeshadow or in easy words it’s a pink and brown color. The pigment is good, the color is pretty, stays well for a whole day and I really like the satin metallic finish of this eyeshadow. It was not shimmer for me.

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2.URBAN DECAY – PERVERSION MASCARA

This is a mascara that is great for lengthening and volumizing, but nothing out of extraordinary. With one coat you get what any other mascara of this type does, so you need to keep building for more drama! The big and thick brush is great for volumizing but makes difficult to reach the inner corner of the eye. I like the pics black color, very pigmented. The formula is creamy and it did smudge a little bit but It didn’t clump in my first use.

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3. SEPHORA COLLECTION – CONTOUR EYE PENCIL 12HR WEAR WATERPROOF IN LOVE AFFAIR

This is a very smooth and very pigmented eye liner and counter pencil (I wear both ways and it works, but if you have sensitive eyes just use as a contour pencil). Like they say when it’s dry is long-lasting (I would say 8 or 9 hours for me). It requires a sharpener to be used all the time. The color is a plum that complements really well the Make Up Forever eyeshadow sample that came with this bag too! This pencil comes in each and every color imaginable!

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4. LANCÔME – ÉNERGIE DE VIE – MOISTURIZER

This is a sheer liquid moisturizer for the face. It’s silky, thin and it dries fast. It has a texture of a serum but should be used instead a moisturizer. I think it is refreshing and leaves the skin smooth and tight and with a nice glow. This is a nice lightweight option to hydrate our face in this hot summer.

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5.ALGENIST – EYE RENEWAL BALM

This is an old friend of mine. I tried this product before and it’s really good and you can see results with time. It has a thin consistency and it dries very fast. This balm is very potent because it has Alguronic Acid. So, try once and if doesn’t irritate your skin you can apply AM and PM everyday. The thing that I love about this balm is that you can apply in your browbone area and outer eye corners as well, so this product treats the whole thin and sensitive area around the eyes. Great treatment for those with fine lines, because it improves the appearance of skin a lot – but all the results takes time…be patient!

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6. CLEAN – RESERVE WARM COTTON

This is another old friend of mine! This is the classic CLEAN fragrance. It’s a mix of fresh linen, floral and musk like they say. It has a unique scent that is great for the summer or for day by day if you’re a looking for a lightweight product that will keep you smelling good a whole day long.

Great if you don’t want a fruity, very floral or spicy fragrance…yes, if you can’t handle that scents but want to wear a fragrance this is it. Just smells like you just took a fresh shower. Oh yes, the fixation is very good too!

Even though this perfume is on the market for years I still appreciate to wear it!

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Well this was my PLAY BY SEPHORA of August 2016! All the samples were useful, great quality but boring…they are not new for the Sephora regular costumers, so in this aspect the box was really disappointed. But if you don’t care just about that you’ll probably love and enjoy to try again some old classics.

What do you think?


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The Price: $10 + tax a month

The Website: sephora.com/play

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