May’s Play! by Sephora box is themed “Beauty BFFs.” With a name like that, I was expecting a rare box of beauty goodies to play with. Instead (as what seems to usually be the case), the contents were mainly prep products. This really disappointed me, because as a beauty enthusiast, I connect with Sephora because of the makeup.
The big reveal – I received products from Benefit, Lancome, KORA Organics, Tarte, and DPHUE.
- Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Bang! Volumizing Mascara – This was the “beauty” beauty product in my bag and I was so here for it. I never would’ve tried on my own and I’ve been curious about it since it first launched. Benefit is one of my favorite makeup brands but their products (like most at Sephora) are pricey. This felt like a small victory.
- Lancome CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base – This is a lash primer I’ve already tried, ironically enough, as a “free deluxe sample with product” from Ulta. It just feels like one of “those” products now. But it’s a decent product. If given the choice between wearing a mascara alone or with this under it, I would reach for this. But I’m not sure if that’s just the psychology of it… you know?
- Kora Organics Noni Glow Face Oil – Initial misgivings aside, this product released by Miranda Kerr *actually* seems like a potential miracle worker. It’s a moisturizing oil packed with a rich source of antioxidants and essential fatty acids, designed to absorb quickly into dehydrated skin to smooth, nourish, and brighten while providing a natural glow. Skin feels softer, smoother, well-hydrated, and plumper, and the visible effects of sun damage and scarring appear diminished. The oil also assists in boosting natural radiance and creating a more even tone.
- Tarte Deep Dive Cleansing Gel Rainforest of the Sea – Cleansers/makeup removers are at the bottom of my list when it comes to products I’d like to try. (Take note, Sephora). However, this one by Tarte seems like a more prestige product. It’s described as a vegan daily brightening face cleanser and waterproof makeup remover.
- DPHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse – When I saw this I was like… -_- They didn’t even try with the packaging. This unglamorous looking product is an apple cider vinegar hair rinse. It’s described as a scalp cleansing rinse that “gently cleanses and remove impurities without stripping the natural oils that are essential to the health of your scalp and hair.” Sometimes I feel like I could use a good scrubbing of my scalp, so maybe this is the product I’ve been waiting for.
After some consideration, I’m rating May’s Play! by Sephora a B-. There were some interesting products but nothing that made me over the moon excited. What did you think? Let me know in the comments below.