Play! by Sephora October 2017 Review – Complexion Companions

I have to say that I am feeling a bit pumped about the Play! by Sephora October 2017 box theme, which is "Complexion Companions." I bet we are going to get the chance to try out some awesome foundations, concealers, and more. The only thing I dread is more primers. I have plenty of primer samples hanging around from past boxes because it really takes a while to use up a deluxe sample!

Play! by Sephora October 2017 box
Play! by Sephora October 2017 box


Play! by Sephora October 2017 bag
Play! by Sephora October 2017 bag
I think this bag is super cute. I love how Sephora is giving a shout-out to ladies of all complexions.


Play! by Sephora October 2017 products
Play! by Sephora October 2017 products

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Skin Booster

The first product in the Play! by Sephora October 2017 box is... a primer! Sephora just loves their primers. This primer is specifically formulated for use with Make Up For Ever's HD foundation, which was also included in this box. This is a serum primer in a dropper bottle. You are to apply a light layer of this to your entire face. You can also mix a few drops into your primer or foundation of choice. This primer claims to be skin perfecting with plumping and smoothing properties. It is also supposed to hydrate the skin for flawless makeup application.

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Skin Booster
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Skin Booster

Laura Mercier Translucent Powder 

This sample is a total score! Beauty influences adore this powder to the moon and back, and I am beyond excited to try this out. This sample makes the box for me this month. This is a loose, translucent setting powder that is supposed to give you a soft-focus finish, while helping your makeup last all day. Influencers always seem to come back to this powder after trying others.

Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation in R230

I also think this foundation sample is another score! Beauty influencers tend to say great things about this foundation. I think that Sephora did a pretty good job color matching me. I compared this foundation shade to others that I own and trust. I think it will work out. If anything, it might be a hair too dark. I do think the lighter shades in the range would be way too pink or yellow for me, or just too pasty white. This foundation has a 40-shade range, which is wonderful for women of all complexions, and fitting for the box's theme. This foundation has a lightweight formula that provides long-wearing coverage. The directions state that you should tap the product across the skin to build up the coverage, and then blend to get a smooth finish. They also state that you should start with two pumps applied to a blending sponge or brush. I found the formula to be a bit runny.

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation R230
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation in R230

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonlight

I am also blown away by this sample, which is another fan-favorite! These highlighting drops can be applied right to your face in the areas you like to highlight, or you can mix a few drops into your foundation to get a dewy glow. The shade Moonlight is a light rose gold hue. The product comes in a dropper bottle and you should shake it well before use. The swatch of this product was very intense and literally looked like liquid metal. Another score!

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops Moonlight
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonlight

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops Moonlight swatch
Moonlight swatch

Becca First Light Filter Face Primer 

Who could have seen this coming- another primer. I have to say, I really like the purple packaging. It has a duo chrome shift to it. This is a violet colored primer with shimmer in it. It is supposed to moisturize the skin while providing a subtle glow and an instant refresh. To make a long story short, it is another shimmery, dewy primer that makes you look awake. Apparently you can use this primer as a highlighter as well, but I do not think the shimmer is powerful enough.

Becca First Light Filter Face Primer
Becca First Light Filter Face Primer

Chanel Gabrielle

The final product in the Play! by Sephora October 2017 box is typically a perfume. I am glad to see a sprayer on this perfume sample. Gabrielle Chanel is a floral fragrance with hints of jasmine, ylang-ylang- orange blossom, and Tuberose.

Chanel Gabrielle
Chanel Gabrielle

My overall review of the Play! by Sephora October 2017 box is that I am more than thrilled! I really like how each of these products work together, from primer, to foundation, to setting powder, to highlighter and foundation mix-ins. Not only do all of these products play well together, but they fit the "Complexion Companions" theme well. My favorites are the foundation, setting powder, and highlighting drops. The only change I would make is doing away with one of the primers. I am also impressed with the foundation color match. This box was really a step up for Sephora. What do you think about this box? Have you used any of the products? Please let me know in the comments. Until next time, continue to let your true beauty shine.

Be sure to check out my September 2017 review and all of my Play! by Sephora reviews.

You can subscribe to the Play! box at sephora.com/play.

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