Play! by Sephora November 2016 Review – Best in Glow

Friday, November 25, 2016
It is that time once again when we unbox the latest Play! by Sephora box. This month it is all about getting your glow on with the theme "Best in Glow." I immediately think of GlamGlow when reading the theme, so I hope that is in this box! There is nothing better than glowing skin and highlighting to perfection, in my opinion. Let's open this bad boy up and prepare to be dazzled.

sephora play november 2016 unboxing


There is a lot of detail on this month's collectible bag. Cute as always.

sephora play november 2016 unboxing

It looks like there was a mistake with my box! In addition to the five deluxe samples and bonus perfume sample, I received a duplicate lipgloss and perfume. I like mistakes like these! Now I can pass the duplicates on to a friend.

sephora play november 2016 products

Sephora Ultra Shine Lip Gel in Pin Up Pink

It appears as though "lip gel" is a fancy term for lipgloss. You know that I really detest lipgloss, so I'm not incredibly thrilled by this sample. Although I have been receiving some lipgloss lately, which I am trying to use over lipstick. This lip gel looks very pink. It is supposed to plump your lips and give you a high shine similar to gel nail polish. After swatching the product, I find it to be sheer and best applied over lipstick. It is rather shiny, but I am not sure if it is any more shiny than other lipglosses. It has a sweet smell. The doe-foot applicator is interestingly shaped.

Sephora Ultra Shine Lip Gel in Pin Up Pink

Sephora Ultra Shine Lip Gel in Pin Up Pink

The Estee Edit Dissolve the Drama

I am totally OK with trying new makeup removers. However, I find that most of them irritate my eyes. We will have to see how this one behaves with my eyes. It says to apply it to dry skin, in which it will act as an oil. Then you add a little bit of water which changes it into a milky foam. It has no distinguishable scent and is a clear liquid.

The Estee Edit Dissolve the Drama

Cover Fx Illuminating Primer

I love trying out new primers! I am not sure how a primer can cause your makeup to look illuminated, so this product will be a great experiment. I feel like the sample is a decent size. It says to apply a pea-sized amount. It is supposed to improve the clarity of your skin over time, and overall illuminate. The product is off-white in color, and is a rather runny cream.

Cover Fx Illuminating Primer

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment

Yes! Squealing! I finally get to try a GlamGlow product! Their products have always seemed awesome. The directions say to apply a thin layer three times a week for 10 - 20 minutes, then remove with water. It will draw out impurities and dirt while brightening and softening. It is charcoal gray colored, dries super fast, and has a fresh, clean smell. It almost smells like it will provide a cooling sensation. 

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color in Rose Gold

I am not very trusting of stick or cream eye color, as I find they usually crease. I do note that the swatch never set 100%, which does make me weary about using this product as eye color. It is super creamy, pigmented, and metallic. I love rose gold products. It can be used as eyeliner, eyeshadow, or a face highlight. I think I am crazy enough to try it as a face highlight. 

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color in Rose Gold

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color in Rose Gold swatch

Stella McCartney Pop

I am surprised by how the gentle the scent is, considering how many scents are in it. It is not overbearing at all, which makes it lovely. I think the scents blend together nicely. Some of the scents include tomato leaf, violet leaf, green mandarin, tuberose, and cedar. Overall it is floral and woody. 

Stella McCartney Pop

I am impressed with this month's products. I have high expectations that they will cause me to become a glow-getter. Do you subscribe to this box? Do you use any of these products? We should chat beauty down in the comments. Until next time, continue to let your true beauty shine.

You can subscribe to this box at sephora.com/play

Be sure to check out the October 2016 box and all my Play! by Sephora Reviews.

2 comments:

  1. Hi beautiful such a great detailed post ,unfortunately I live in Scotland so can't get Sephora goodies �� but I saw you got glam glow,I'd love to have an update from you to say if it does really soften and brighten the skin..also I could buy the laura Merceir rose gold stick,your swatch looks insanely lush and I also would try it as a highlighter �� can you do an updated on these products and if they are good then I will spend my pennies to get them lol x have a good day love from Scotland ��✌xxx

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    1. Sure! I'll let you know my thoughts after I give them a go.

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