Play! By Sephora Unboxing June 2016!

Sephora Play June


Hi everyone!  I’m excited to bring you a peek and review of the June Sephora subscription box. This curated box is $10 a month and you receive 6 deluxe size samples from prestige brands.  There’s currently a wait list so if you’re interested, visit the Sephora website to add your name to the list.

The theme for this month is minimalism for a low-key summer look.  Let’s take a look at what’s included.

Sephora Main

Bumble and Bumble Don’t Blow It 

This hair creme is said to add body and “enhance fine to medium hair textures for a laid-back, air-dried style.”  I have curly hair and while this provided it some definition, on it’s own, it didn’t hold up.  My hair frizzed up and I had to pair it with other styling products.  I think it would work better on wavy or straight hair.

BareMinerals bareSkin Bronzer 

A liquid bronzer that can be used by itself or customized with your foundation to give you a sun-kissed glow.  I loved this product.  I used it to softly contour my face and although it looks dark, it blends out nicely without looking orange.

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara

A bestselling mascara, this helps to lengthen and volumize the smallest of lashes with its specially designed brush.  Personally, I am not a fan of this mascara at all.  The formula burns my eyes and somehow I find that this tangles/clumps my lashes so much.  I gifted this one away.

Becca Backlight Priming Filter

Easily the product I looked forward to most when my box arrived.  It’s a shimmering makeup primer that helps to blur imperfections and create a luminous look.  I loved how this paired underneath my foundation to create a nice glow and I found it worked nicely as a liquid highlighter.  I made sure to use powder over my makeup to keep my skin from looking overly shiny as I have combination skin.

Tarte Taretguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30

The esthetician in me is of course happy that a sunscreen was included in this box.  An antioxidant- infused physical (non-chemical) sunscreen, this provides both broad-spectrum protection and moisturizing benefits.  This sunscreen feels almost like a serum that absorbs quickly and is a bit on the oily side.  So far, I haven’t experienced any breakouts from this though and it mixes well with foundations.

Tocca Beauty Florence  

This romantic perfume, “conjures long-ago Paris with a sophisticate blend of bergamot, violet petals and blonde wood.”  I didn’t care for this scent much.  When I looked it up on the site, I noticed it also had notes of ivory gardenia and jasmine, both of which I really dislike.  In order for me to like a perfume that contains jasmine or gardenia, these scents can’t be prominent and unfortunately that was the case with this one.

Swatches of the primer and bronzer.

Sephora June Swatches

Top-Bottom: Becca Backlight Priming Filter and BareMinerals bareSkin Bronzer

I was pretty happy with this box as it included some great brands that are perfect for a glowy summer look.

Sephora Flatlay

What did you think of this box? 


9 thoughts on “Play! By Sephora Unboxing June 2016!

  1. I loved this months box- I will use every product which is rare for a subscription box! I’m actually cancelling my Birchbox, so this will be my only sub, hopefully it keeps me happy!

    • I really loved this month too! I’m seriously contemplating cancelling my Birchbox as well. I like Birchbox but sometimes things just pile up or they are a little bit repetitive. Here’s to hoping Sephora continues to curate great boxes. 🙂

    • I’m actually seriously considering cancelling my Birchbox next month since I have this one. This has a nice mix of products and most I recognize. Did you ever get PopSugar Must Have? Curious to know if you liked it. 🙂

      • I hear they are getting rid of their point system for reviewing the products too so you can’t get the $5 store credit for reviewing your products anymore 😦 NOoo! I didn’t get it. The past few boxes have been a bit of a let down for me. I think because they are Summer themed? I really don’t like Summer. I’m still stalking unboxings though so I’ll cave sooner or later 🙂

      • Yes, they sent an email like 2 weeks ago that at first wasn’t clear but then they said we won’t get any points for reviewing. I like some of the brands they carry but I just feel some samples keep piling up or they are a bit too repetitive. As for PopSugar, I wasn’t thrilled with this box. I’ll have the review up on Thursday but I was not very happy. I really like PopSugar but if they continue to curate boxes like this past one, I might end up cancelling. It’s sad because I look forward to the box but fro $40, I have to be pretty happy with it.

  2. That Becca Backlight Priming Filter sounds intriguing! I’ll have to try it out at Sephora.
    I like that the Tarte sunscreen is physical but I wish it has more SPF, just a little more would be great.
    The box looks really good – I hope Sephora brings this to Canada!

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