Well would you look at this. I’m actually doing a Play! review in the same month it was delivered. Bah. It’s nice when I have my act together. 😛
The third month of Sephora’s Play! box introduced us to a few products that are exclusive to their store.
Make Up For Ever Hydrating Primer. Ladies, primer is so important to creating a smooth surface on which to lay your foundation. Days I forget to use primer, I notice my foundation caking in certain places and fading in others throughout the day. Yuck. A primer helps your makeup last longer too. You wouldn’t paint your walls without primer would you? Don’t be rude to your face. This primer’s got hyaluronic acid which keeps your skin plump and hydrated. #babyface
Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Rhubarb. I get excited when a beauty product has a food name. Weirdo. Here’s why I love these boxes. I would’ve looked at this rhubarb color and though “meh.” But it’s actually a really natural, flattering color. Tip: add a bit more in the center of your lip to create a fuller-looking pucker.
Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in Dolly. It’s creamy, it’s smooth, and like the Rhubarb pencil above, it’s universally flattering. They’re great to wear together. Before I got hooked on Dior Addict Lip Gloss (Cygne Noir!), I used Buxom glosses. They’re suuuuper plumping and not at all sticky. Bonus: they smell like minty marshmallows. The Dolly shade is a mauve color and is more matte than some of the other super shiny shades.
Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil in My Boyfriend’s Jeans. Well, I wear eyeliner like…never. It’s just one of those things I don’t have patience for. I will say that blue eyeliner shouldn’t scare you. And if you’ve got brown eyes, blue liner will make your eyes pop! (I have green eyes and purple liner gives them some wow factor.)
Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil. I already use Josie’s Argan Oil Hair Serum so I was happy to see this in the box. Argan oil is full of essential fatty acids and vitamin E, making it balancing and nourishing. Use it pretty much anywhere – face, hair, cuticles, etc. It’s also a great eye makeup remover!
Stella McCartney Stella EDP. This perfume is so highly rated and I totally get why. It’s very feminine — soft and floral. But it’s not as light as you’d think. Aside from the floral notes, there’s a touch of mandarin and amber. I like it a lot.
Out of the three boxes I’ve gotten, this was definitely my favorite. All the products were great and I think I have to buy the Stella perfume now. And even if I don’t regularly wear eyeliner, I’m sure that blue will make its way onto my lids one of these days. : )