Stella May I know what is inside August's Play! by Sephora box?

12:00 PM Stella May 0 Comments

Of course you may! This month's Play by Sephora box came late, so I'm sorry if you were waiting on my little reveal. For today's At First Blush post, I'm sharing what's inside August's Sephora beauty box.
As with previous month's, the box is the same stripy cardboard material and inside there is a cute little bag, the sheet with some description of each product, and a 50 extra Beauty Insider points with any in store purchase. This month's bag is a reflection of the month's theme: The Eye Openers.
What's inside: 

  • MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadow in i-544 0.02 oz.
  • CLEAN Reserve Warm Cotton small vial 0.05 fl. oz. 
  • Algenist Eye Renewal Balm 0.23 fl. oz. 
  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara 0.1 fl. oz.
  • Lancôme Énergie de Vie The Smoothing & Glow Boosting Liquid Moisturizer 0.16 fl. oz. 
  • Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12 hr Wear Waterproof in Love Affair 0.017 oz. 

This month's box has more makeup than the previous three boxes I got. The mascara isn't a new launch so I would think those that wanted to try it already have. I like to think the Play by Sephora box is about introducing me to new products/brands, but we have been seeing a lot of older products that we may have already tried.
I still have not tried the mascaras from the other boxes yet, so I don't want to open this one.
The Sephora eyeliner is on the left and the MUFE eyeshadow is on the right. The shimmery plum eyeliner complements nicely with the iridescent purple eyeshadow. The eyeliner is very waterproof! It took me a good minute to wash this swatch off my hand. The eyeshadow also has beautiful formula. It's feels very creamy but also applies like powder.
The two skin care items are the Lancome liquid lotion and the Algenist eye cream.
The liquid lotion is new to me. I haven't tried this type of product before so I am intrigued. It reminds me of the Asian essences but it's a little thicker. It's thinner than gel moisturizers though.
 The eye cream is a pretty generous sample. Look how filled to the top it is! At 0.23 fl.oz., the sample is about half the size of a standard size eye cream (at 0.5 fl. oz.).

All in all it's a nice box, but it seems a little light. I feel like there should be more products. A note about the fragrance: it smells like very strong laundry detergent. I know scent is very personal but I just want to say this perfume was very off putting for me (&Mr.) so I probably won't be wearing it again. I have read that some boxes got the Clean Reserve Blonde Rose scent, so maybe some of you got instead! There is also a different eyeliner and a different eye cream version of the Play box out there.

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