This month’s Sephora Play! box theme is “Secrets to Dewy Skin”.
Before I get into the specific products, I’ll mention that compared to last month’s disappointing assortment, I thought that this box was much improved.
First, a Sephora sheet mask in Pearl. I also received a sheet mask in my Birchbox, which isn’t surprising as they’re very trendy currently. This one promises to be perfecting and brightening. I can’t say whether or not it works, but I am interested in trying it. It’s not something I would have picked out on my own, so it’s kind of cool to get it in the box.
Next, the Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Instant Infusion. I actually have the full size of this already and like it well enough so this is a nice sample to receive. Fresh is a great brand and I love the Black Tea line of products as “age-delaying” is definitely something I’m looking to do!
Two products from Boscia: the Detoxifying Cleanser and the Charcoal Konjac Sponge. I’ve used sponges like these before, and I always like getting tools in beauty boxes. You soak the sponge in water and it grows and softens and you can use it to cleanse and exfoliate skin, with cleanser or even alone. The warming gel cleanser, however, I’m not very excited about. Gel cleansers and I never really get on well as they tend to dry out my skin and leave it tight. The “warming” part also worries me. I’ll give it a go, but I don’t have high hopes.
The Dr.Jart+ Ceramidin Day Tint is a sample I’ve received before from Birchox. It’s a bit too light for me, so I wish I had gotten the un-tinted formula instead. It’s very sheer coverage, but the finish is perfect, light and soft and luminous. I might save it for the winter when my skin reaches it’s peak paleness. The only negative is that it has a bit of a funny scent. Ceramides are amazing for skin and this has SPF in it.
Belif is a Korean skincare brand. The True Cream – Aqua Bomb is a lightweight gel-cream with a cooling finish. Gel moisturizers, like gel cleansers, never seem to really do much for me. This one seems refreshing if not super hydrating, so it could be nice for mornings to wake up and as a base for makeup, since it’s not too heavy.
Finally, Atelier Cologne is a super luxe fragrance brand. Their scents are usually very unique and interesting, This one is Mandarine Glaciale, citrus-y and musk-y and unique. It’s a unisex fragrance, like most Atelier Cologne fragrances, so it’s not too sweet.
So all in all, not a bad box, but not a lot of makeup. The only “color” product is the tinted moisturizer, which is a lovely product, but not really makeup, and not really a great match for my skin even. I do prefer it to last month’s box, but I think there’s definitely room for improvement.