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It’s time to unbox the Sephora Play: August 2016 box, which is my fourth box of the subscription. The theme for the August Sephora Play box was “The Eye Openers” which means that most of the products should relate to the eyes. I knew before receiving my August Sephora Play box that one of the products was going to be a Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow and I couldn’t be more excited.
Clean Reserve Fragrance in Blonde Rose || Fragrance notes are rose, musk, and sandalwood. Scent is a woodsy floral that can be worn at the office.
Thoughts: I’m not usually a fan of floral fragrances but the muskiness keeps it from being from to floral. I really enjoyed this one.
Lancome Energie de Vie The Smoothing & Glow Boosting Liquid Moisturizer || An energizing moisturizer that helps hydrate, protect, and refresh tired skin for a dewy glow. Useable by all skin types for dullness and uneven texture.
Thoughts: This was super liquidy and had a strong floral scent to it. I will use the sample but probably will not be repurchasing.
Sephora Contour Eye Pencil in Flirting Game || An eye pencil that enhances the eyes with long-wearing color. Resistant to humidity, heat, and water and will give 12 hours of smudge-proof wear.
Thoughts: This is designed to put on the lid and then to smudge for a smokey effect. I personally found that this set a bit too quick to smudge and actually looked better without smudging. The pencils come in three finishes; glitter, matte, and shimmer with Flirting Game being the latter.
Caudalie Eye Lifting Balm || Eye balm designed to lift and smooth the skin around the eyes. Advanced peptides lift the look of the eye, reduce dark circles, smooth the appearance of wrinkles, and reduce puffiness.
Thoughts: I love that this is a cream instead of a runny liquid like the earlier moisturizer. I also love that this doesn’t have a strong scent and that it leaves the skin feeling super soft. After a few uses I’m not seeing a drastic immediate result, however, I think with continued use I will.
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara || A lengthening and volumizing mascara that has a creamy formula. Also contains a blend of proteins and amino acids that help to stimulate lash growth.
Thoughts: I actually have another sample size of this mascara that I got with an Urban Decay order along with a full-size tube that I have as well. I’m thinking this may go into my giveaway pile.
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in I-544 || A gel-powder eye shadow that is super blendable. Ultra fine pigments make it so that these shadows have great color payoff.
Thoughts: The shade 1-544 is a pink granite shade that is absolutely gorgeous when swatched. The shadow is very blendable and has amazing color payoff. I can’t wait to pick up a few more of these!
Sephora Play Box: August 2016 Value
|Product||Full Size||Price||My Size||Worth|
|Clean Fragrance||0.34 oz.||$25.00||0.05 oz.||$3.68|
|Lancome Moisturizer||1.69 oz.||$55.00||0.16 oz.||$5.21|
|Sephora Pencil||0.04 oz.||$10.00||0.017 oz.||$4.25|
|Cadualie Balm||0.5 oz.||$62.00||0.16 oz.||$19.84|
|Urban Decay Mascara||11 mL||$22.00||3 mL||$6.00|
|Make Up For Ever Shadow||0.07 oz.||$21.00||0.02 oz.||$6.00|
Overall I felt like this box was pretty much on the mark, the Lancome moisturizer was a bit questionable for the theme but “shrugs”. For the rest of the box I felt like it had an overall great price value and a good personal value as well. While I probably won’t purchase the full-sizes of most of the items there are a few that I would so that’s good. I can’t wait to see what the September Sephora Play Box has in store for us.
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