Play! by Sephora August 2017 Review – The Innovators

Friday, August 18, 2017
After the really good July 2017 box, I am pumped to unbox the August 2017 Play! by Sephora box and to review the products inside. I would imagine that this box should still be summery. I did not notice any kind of weight to the bag or smells. The Innovators theme is rather interesting because they are trying to teach you about ingredients that are popular in your beauty products. I will read the booklet and see what I learn. I think it is time to open the box and see what awaits us.

Play! by Sephora August 2017 review
Play! by Sephora August 2017


Play! by Sephora August 2017 box
Play! by Sephora August 2017 box

Play! by Sephora August 2017 bag
Play! by Sephora August 2017 bag

Play! by Sephora August 2017 products
Play! by Sephora August 2017 products

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick in Shell

I am ultra excited for the first item in this Play! by Sephora review. It is a foundation stick that beauty gurus have been raving about and loving over other foundation sticks. I am so ready to try it! I think the shade Shell will be a good match for my skin tone. You do not get much product in this sample (I have it rolled up all the way in the picture below), but I think I can get at least two uses out of it, depending on the coverage. Believe it or not, I have never used a high-end foundation. Whenever I do have some money to spend on high-end products, I go for things that are harder to use up, such as eyeshadows. I cannot afford to be dropping that kind of money on everyday products like foundation and concealer. This foundation claims to have a concentrated formula that provides high pigmentation. It is supposed to cover like a concealer, be smooth like a liquid, and weightless like a powder. The directions state to dot the foundation all over your face and blend it out with a brush, preferably the brush they created for this foundation. It swatched very smooth and creamy, and blended effortlessly with my finger. It set quickly into a finish that felt like powder.

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick Shell
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick in Shell

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick Shell swatch
Shell swatch

Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist

This spray for the hair claims to provide instant, long-lasting root-to-tip volume, texture, flexible hold, strength, and softness for touchable hair. The directions state to spray two to five sprays onto towel-dried hair before blowdrying. I think you get a fair amount in this sample. It has a perfumy scent.

Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist
Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist

Erborian Glow Creme Illuminating Face Cream

This is a Korean beauty face primer that is supposed to perfect your complexion by smoothing and moisturizing. It also is supposed to leave your skin with a "holographic" shimmer. I highly doubt that this product is holographic, that is just a term that beauty companies like to throw around even though they have no idea what it means. It is basically a primer meets highlighter that you are to use as the first step in your makeup routine by applying a dime-sized amount to your face. This is a white cream that has a pink iridescent shimmer to it. When blended out it turns clear, but leaves the pink shimmer behind.

Erborian Glow Creme Illuminating Face Cream
Erborian Glow Creme Illuminating Face Cream

Clinique HIM Dual-Ended High Impact Mascara & Primer Duo

This is a basic black mascara with a standard wand. This mascara claims to provide long-lasting, full, soft, and lustrous lashes. The directions state to apply multiple, generous coats of the primer, followed by multiple coats of mascara. That sounds like a lot to me. I am more of a one coat girl for primer and mascara and I think that works for me.

Clinique HIM Dual-Ended High Impact Mascara & Primer Duo
Clinique HIM Dual-Ended High Impact Mascara & Primer Duo

beautyblender micro.mini

I was very excited to pull this out of the bag! I love getting to try beautyblender products without the price tag! Right now I am using the mini Real Techniques miracle complexion sponges for the same purpose of this micro.mini, but now I can use the real thing! Be sure to use this sponge wet and to clean and air dry it after every use. It is perfect for reaching small areas of the face, such as the crevasses around your nose. They claim it works well for highlighting, contouring, and concealing. I plan on using mine for blending out under-eye concealer and for setting it with powder. I have even heard of people using this sponge to apply eyeshadow!

beautyblender micro.mini
beautyblender micro.mini

Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue

The final product in my Play! by Sephora review is and always will be a perfume sample. Light Blue is a fragrance that is perfect for summer. The scent channels the Mediterranean sea by being floral, fruity, fresh, and citrusy. The notes include cedar, apple, bluebell, jasmine, citron wood, and more. I can definitely smell the citrus in there. Once again I am annoyed that this sample does not have a sprayer.

Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue
Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue
This concludes my Play! by Sephora review of the August 2017 box. My final thoughts are that this box was pretty darn awesome and just about as great as the July 2017 box that I called the best Play! box so far. It looks like Sephora is stepping it up a bit and sending out products that we truly want to try. The only things that slightly displeased me this month was the lack of a sprayer on the perfume sample and getting a mascara sample. I feel like I get plenty of mascara samples in boxes, which leads to me having too many mascaras lying around going bad. I would much rather sample some other product. Anyway, if you are interested in subscribing to this box, you can do so on the Play! by Sephora webpage.

Be sure to check out the July 2017 box and all of my Play! by Sephora reviews.

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