Play by Sephora Review for January 2019

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Play by Sephora Review, January 2019

In this post, I’ll share my Play by Sephora review for January 2019. I’ll also share a detailed description of the items included so you can figure out whether or not this monthly beauty subscription is right for you.

I paid for this subscription with my own money. This is not a sponsored post. I’ve had the Sephora Play subscription for 4 months now (I’m writing this review really late), so be sure to check out those reviews as well.

January 2019 Play! by Sephora Unboxing

As you’ll see in the video above, I give you a closer look at the included products as well as swatches of the colors. If you haven’t already, be sure to follow me on Instagram, where I share more unboxing videos like this but also sneak peaks into other subscription boxes as well.

Play by Sephora Review for January 2019

To be quite honest, I really like this zip top bag that is included every month. Sure, it is cheaper than a normal makeup bag, but how many small makeup bags do I really need? I haven’t found a use for them yet, but I would guess these are great for traveling or to take to the beach. These bags store flat which is nice.

Also included every month is this square poster with more information about each product. This is where they attach your 50 bonus Beauty Insider points card, too.

There is a different theme every month. Anyway, let’s get on with the Play by Sephora review. Here’s what was included this month:

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Glace

Full size price: $24

High-pigment lip crayon that features a long-wearing matte finish. I’ll just start by saying that I am not a fan of matte lip products, but I really do like this one. So far I’ve loved all of the Bite beauty products I’ve tried. I say this all the time, but the reason why I love subscription boxes so much is because I can discover brands and products that I love. Even though this color or finish may not be my first choice, I like it so much that I want to try more of their products.

  • Made in Canada
  • No parabens, phthalates, or sulfates.
  • Cruelty free and leaping bunny certified

Where to buy  (not an affiliate link)

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

Full size price: $25
Full size amount: 70 ml / 2.7 fl oz

A moisturizing gel sleeping mask meant to give you soft, glowing skin. I am heavy-handed and a little of this sleeping mask goes a long way. I feel like only a small dime-size dollop is all I need, which made this small sample last for a few uses.

You know how there are some products that you can tell almost instantly whether or not it agrees with your skin? Well, this mask made my face feel calm and moisturized. I love it and will probably buy the full size.

  • Formulated without Sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes and formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinylpalmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan and triclocarban
  • Includes zinc, manganese, magnesium, sodium, calcium and potassium

Where to buy  (not an affiliate link)

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask

Full size price: $26
Full size amount: 2.5 fl oz

A purifying mask to deep clean and reduce pore size when used 1 to 2 times per week.

I liked this mask just fine. I didn’t notice anything groundbreaking, but such is the case when you are only able to try a skincare product a couple of times. Typically with skincare, you have to use a product for at least a few weeks to see a result.

I am on the hunt for the perfect skincare routine that is right for me which is why I still like to try out skincare samples. It allows me to learn more about how my skin reacts to certain products and especially their ingredients.

All that to say, I did like this mask and I love incorporating cleaner beauty products into my routine. My skin did not have any reaction to it.

  • Clean at Sephora seal
  • Formulated without parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, propylene glycol, mineral oil, DEA, petrolatum, paraffin, polyethylene beads, and formaldehyde

Where to buy (not an affiliate link)

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water

Full size price: $32
Full size amount: 3.9 fl oz / 116 ml

A 3-in-1 mist that primes, hydrates, and refreshes skin. I didn’t notice any difference when I used this as a primer.

  • Cruelty free and vegan

Where to buy (not an affiliate link)

Hum Nutrition Daily Cleanse Clear Skin and Breakout Supplement

Full size price: $25
Full size amount: 60 capsules (30 day supply)

This is a daily supplement that is supposed to help clear your skin and body from toxins.

As with any skincare product, you have to take it over an extended period of time before you notice any difference and this being a supplement is no different. I took this over 3 days and although I didn’t notice any change for the better, I also didn’t notice any adverse reactions. This was just my personal experience, so if taking a supplement is something you’re interested in, I’d suggest you seek the advice of your doctor.

  • Non-GMO
  • Sustainably sourced
  • Gluten free

Where to buy (not an affiliate link)

Marajo Nourishing Cleansing Creme & Deep Treatment Butter

Full size price: $44

This is rich, moisturizing hair wash and conditioner that contains a blend of Pracaxi Oil extract.

My thoughts: I won’t pay $44 for this even though my hair felt nice after using it. Sampling something just once is a great way to see if you like the texture, consistency of a product and to see if you have any reaction to it. The only problem with that is it takes using the product over an extended period of time before you can tell if it’s working.

I liked it, but I’m not sure if it’s the best shampoo/conditioner out there.

  • No SLS and SLES

Where to buy: This is supposed to be available at Sephora, but as of this post, it is nowhere to be found on the site. You can learn more at the Marajo site (not an affiliate link).

Is the Sephora Play subscription worth it?

The Sephora Play subscription is not one of my favorites at this price point, but I do enjoy getting it every month and will continue with this beauty subscription. I’ve reviewed it in the past here.

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I’d love to know what you think about this Play by Sephora review, so leave a comment below and let me know! Do you get this beauty subscription too? What are your thoughts on it?

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