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Sephora Play! June 2019 Review – Destination Beauty Subscription Box

It’s time for my Sephora Play June 2019 review. Play! by Sephora is a subscription box that offers five deluxe beauty samples and a bonus foil packet or perfume vial for $10 a month plus tax. Shipping is free. Only items sold at Sephora come inside the Play! box so most items are from well-known, high-end brands. While Sephora does carry a few low-end and luxury brands, they do not really appear in the subscription boxes. There is not a traditional rewards program with this box so you cannot get points for referring friends or writing reviews. It does award 10 Beauty Insider points to Beauty Insiders, 12.5 points to VIB members, and 15 points to VIB Rouge members. This Play! box also applies $10 toward your purchase minimum to maintain your Beauty Insider status. Visit my Sephora page for descriptions on points and status. The $10 charge processes immediately for new subscribers and from the 1st through the 4th for succeeding months. Boxes usually ship from the 11th through the 15th.

Annual Play by Sephora Review

This article covers my June 2019 Sephora Play Box review, but you can see a synopsis of a year of Play! by Sephora Box reviews vs a year of Birchbox reviews. Every year, I review my $10 boxes against each other, so I can declare the annual winner. This is also helpful for those who would like to see a year of reviews for either box in one place. Birchbox did raise its prices for select members, but it is still $10 for me. For those who are not ACES on the $10 plan, I will consider that when I do the annual comparison for 2019.

About the Play! by Sephora Subscription

You can view contents on one box at a time accessing the links through your Sephora order history. There are times when I can see all my Sephora history from that link and other times where it cuts older orders off. The past boxes link does give complete details on the last six boxes.

Boxes get customized based on your profile. Make sure you update your Play! Profile, because it does not use the Sephora profile for this box. There is not a lot of variety in the boxes, but there is enough to justify updating your profile. If you received a box that does not suit you, update your profile. You can continue to play with your settings until you are happy with what you’re receiving. If no adjustments help, cancel your subscription. You can view 6 samples that were available this month through shop the products link. My Sephora Play June 2019 review is from box version is 2219061.

Sephora Play June 2019 Box Theme

Each box comes with a Play! Book. This is a booklet that unfolds into a large sheet of photo paper to show info about all the items inside the box.

It also goes over the theme for the box and shows how the products tie into the theme. The theme for June 2019 Sephora Play box is Destination Beauty. This wants us to prepare us for traveling.

Getting More from Your Play! By Sephora Box

Each box comes with a Play! Pass. The Play! Pass is valid in-store though the end of the following month. It is redeemable with any purchase (even items not received in the box) for 50 Beauty Insider points. Only one 50 point pass is valid per day, so using two in a single trip will not work. These points may take up to 24 hours to apply. You can also use the Play! Pass for a one-on-one consolation with a beauty expert.

Using promo code PLAYCATION online with a $20 purchase will also award 50-points. That code from the June 2019 Sephora Play Box is valid from 06/15/19 through 07/31/19. Getting 50-points for an online order is not ideal unless you have free shipping and are only spending $20 or really have no interest in any of the active promo codes. At $25 spent, there are always a number of promo codes you qualify for. Considering it takes 100-points to redeem one perk and the perks are usually about the same as the free product in a promo code, you’d pass on a promo worth 100-points to redeem the promo code for 50-points.

It takes 100 points to receive a deluxe perk, but online orders $25 and over can use a promo code, which is usually deluxe perk. While this is wonderful for those trips you have to make in store or when you are spending less than $25, it will generally be a better deal to order online and redeem a deluxe perk.

Items come inside a thick ziplock bag. You can reuse these bags. The color started purple, switched to red, and moved to orange. I want to collect a rainbow.

My June 2019 Sephora Play Box Review

The 0.17oz tarte babassu foundcealer™ skincare foundation SPF 20 16S Fair Light Sand is worth $6.63. This has an interesting concept. I use foundation in place on concealer often if I do not have dark circles or overly noticeable blemishes, so I want to see if this works better as one or the other or is the perfect hybrid for days when I want a little more.

The color is a close match, but the undertone seems a little too yellow.

My Color IQ matchs me to 16N Fair Light Neutral. If I like the sample, that is the shade I would likely purchase.

The 0.08oz LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask is worth $2.29. I have an article dedicated to this lip balm, and will just quickly say duplicates are always welcome to me. Sephora sent some people the vanilla version. That is one I would like to try even though I enjoy the original berry.

The 1oz HERBIVORE Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist is worth $8. It was really nice to see this in my box. My husband and I both love this product. He loves it so much that he always steals my big bottle. I like that this 1oz sample is in the same beautiful glass bottle with the same sprayer as the full-size version. This really is just a smaller version. There is a light rose scent, but it is not overpowering. It is pretty refreshing and does not dry out my skin as long as I blot after spritzing.

The 0.4oz FARMACY Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm is worth $5.18. I like cleansing balms, oils, and micellar water for removing makeup. This is one I have not tried yet. A sample of this does already exist in my collection, but I would keep this duplicate if I enjoy it.

The 0.33oz Sephora Collection All Day Hydrator Hydrate + Glow is worth $3. I love that Sephora launched its own reasonable priced skincare line and look forward to trying more products. This one seems perfect for summer and dry skin.

The 0.2oz KLORANE Anti-Pollution Detox Shampoo with Aquatic Mint foil has no monetary value (to me), but I like testing them in my foil challenge. This one seems interesting, but I doubt 0.2oz is enough for a full use.

The 0.2oz KLORANE Anti-Pollution Protective Conditioner with Aquatic Mint has no monetary value (to me), but I like testing them in my foil challenge. This one seems interesting, but I doubt 0.2oz is enough for a full use.

Was the June 2019 Sephora Play Box Worth it?

The June 2019 Sephora Play box has a $25.10 value. This brings the average box value for the year to $36.33. My personal value is at least $19.92, because I will not know how I feel about the cleansing balm until I try the one I already own. Of course, my value will go up if I love it as much as others seem to. While the value on this box is low, I am really happy with the contents. It brings me two items I am already in love with and minis only delay how much time I need before I repurchase them. Two items are new to my collection and things I really want to try. The last item is not new to my collection, but it is still something I want to try. This is my favorite box in a while, which says a lot given how much I love the Sol de Janeiro from the last box., Inc.

What are your thoughts on my June 2019 Play! by Sephora Box review? Let me know below. Sephora does not inform any Beauty Insider of all promotions. It does list a great deal of them on its Beauty Offers page, but I list some it does not on my Sephora Deals Page. Between the ones it lists and the ones I list, you can catch most of them. Sign up for Sephora emails to get targeted offers. If you’re spending over $25 online, there is always a promo code that you can apply. Most major events run on a set schedule, which is why I track them. See all Sephora Play! articles. Read Tips For Getting the Best Deal When Shopping Sephora. Subscribe to the blog to get updates on all posts. View my main page for the guide map to the site and deeper deal exploration.

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I'm Kimberly. Shopping is always more fun when I've found the best deal available, so I am always on the hunt. My father instilled that in me, and I love that I carry a piece of him. Sometimes, my husband and sons (13 and 8) let me shop for them, too. They do not use as many beauty products as I do. We can all benefit from nice products, even though their routine ends with moisturizer. That is when I can convince my 13-year-old to apply it.

4 thoughts on “Sephora Play! June 2019 Review – Destination Beauty Subscription Box Leave a comment

  1. Don’t move the Farmacy Green Clean to the front of the line, because once you use it, you will be hooked. It is THE best makeup remover I’ve ever used (one of those few things that lives up to the hype.)


  2. I stopped subscribing to Play! because I am just full to the brim with deluxe sample sizes. That’s a nice problem to have and all, but I was afraid I’d feel like I was missing out since I’d been a subscriber from the first box. Luckily, I’m doing fine so far. I really like that Herbivore spray. Any chance I get to receive that as a GWP, I take advantage!


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